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last updated : 31/07/17

Newsletter during School Summer Holidays:

The School Summer Holidays are now upon us! During this period, after this weekend 29th/30th July, to help give the Office Staff a break, the Newsletter will only be a ‘front & back’ A4 Sheet; Mass & Service times on the front and the Readings on the back. If anyone has any information please get it to us for next weekend. The next full edition will not be until the last weekend of August.

LOCAL & DIOCESAN NEWS

PILGRIMAGES TRIPS & SOCIAL EVENTS

LPA 10 Confirmation:

Our next LPA Confirmation Mass will take place on Wednesday, 8th November at Our Lady’s.  Preparation for those who will then be in Year 9 or above will begin in September. There will be a Confirmation Catechists’, (those who will help to run the programme) on Wednesday, 6th September, 7.00pm in Our Lady’s Presbytery. We’ll say a bit more about this when we do our next full size Newsletter in the last weekend of August.

Ellesmere Port & Hooton LPA Justice and Peace Group:

Justice & Peace Group Meeting
The group will be meeting this Sunday evening (30th July) at 6.30pm in Our Lady’s Parish Centre. This will be the last meeting before the Summer break.  We will be discussing events and meetings taking place in the weeks before the summer holidays including the National Justice and Peace Conference at Swanwick in July attended by five of the J&P Group members. Please come along and join the meeting to help in the promotion of social justice in our church community. Please note that the first quiz of the new series will take place on Friday 15th September

LPA Retreat 2017 at Pantasaph Friary:

This annual retreat is now booked to take place at Pantasaph Franciscan Friary. We arrive at the Friary after 2pm on Monday 30th October and depart after Lunch on Thursday 2nd November 2017. The cost is £135.00 per person, including accommodation and all meals from supper on the Monday through to lunch on Thursday. If you wish to join us please book a place by contacting the office of St Saviour & St Mary’s on 0151 327 6158

Hospital Mass:

The regular "First Thursday" Mass will be celebrated this coming Thursday 3rd August at 12.15pm in the Countess of Chester hospital Chapel. This is for patients/outpatients, staff, families and friends, and the wellbeing of our hospitals, including the Bowmere. All are welcome.

Apostleship of the Sea:

Thank you to all who offered voluntary Contributions towards the LPA Donation we will send off for ‘Sea Sunday’. We’ll let you know soon how much that figure turns out to be.

Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land:

Please see the Leaflets and Posters in our Churches regarding the Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land 23rd to 30th October 2017, and also the ‘Youth Pilgrimage’ to the Holy Land that will accompany it. Full details are available on our Diocese of Shrewsbury Website: www.dioceseofshrewsbury.org

LPA Pilgrimage to the Holy Land - February 2018- Only a few places remaining:

If you are interested please contact the office at St Saviour’s & St Mary’s on 327-6158 or speak with Fr Louis or Deacon Tony
If you have taken a brochure please complete it and return with your deposit to Special Pilgrimages ASAP.

LPA Scotland Trip: May 2018:

This trip filled up unbelievably fast and a reserve list is in place. Sincere apologies to those who wished to join us but have so far been unable to secure a place. If you have reserved a place please secure it by returning your deposit to the office at St Saviour’s & Mary’s ASAP.

 

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