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In addition to the general news below, each parish has it's own weekly updated news page: St Saviour & St Mary's . Our Lady & St.Bernard's

last updated : 15/09/19

Recently Deceased:

We remember in our prayers all who have died recently and all whose anniversaries occur at this time. We pray that they may rest in peace.

Funeral Planning Regarding Order of Service:

St Saviour & St Mary of the Angels Parish:

You are invited to take a document home from church and when it is completed return it to the parish where it will be stored securely. There is recorded on this document the option of making an appointment with Fr Louis or Deacon Tony if you wish to discuss the matter. Please do take one of these documents with you from church. If you have requested a clergy visit and not received one, we are now in the process of making appointments & carrying out home visits.

Our Lady & St Bernard Parish:

People from Our Lady & St Bernard Parish will soon be able to meet to discuss this with us. Information soon.

Ellesmere Port & Hooton Pastoral Forum

St Saviour & St Mary’s – Parish Support Group Meeting:

Following the recent open parish meeting, as agreed, we will now be re-starting our ‘Parish Support Group,’ The date of Tuesday 29th October, 7.00pm at Stanley Hall (St Mary’s)  has been set for the first meeting to take place. If you are an existing member of the ‘Parish Formation Team’ or would like to join this group please come along.

Our Lady & St Bernard’s Parish Support Group Meeting:

A date for this Meeting will be announced.
These Meetings will lead us to setting up the ‘Ellesmere Port & Hooton Pastoral Forum’, hopefully later this autumn.

LOCAL & DIOCESAN NEWS

Ellesmere Port Catholic High School Open Evening:

will take place this coming Thursday 19th September 6pm-8pm. The evening will include a guided tour of the school facilities, a presentation from the Headteacher, Mrs Vile and an opportunity to meet with staff and students. Refreshments will also be available. Please be aware that applications for a place in year 7 for September 2020 entry have to be received by Cheshire West and Chester Admissions by 31 October 2019.

Youth SVP:

The Youth SVP will meet on Wednesday, 18th September at 6.00pm in Our Lady’s Parish Centre. New members always welcome from 10 years of age plus. For further information contact Chris Duke 355 6954.

SVP Sponsored Walk:

The annual SVP sponsored walk in aid of the holiday home will take place in Chester this year on Sunday 6th October at 1.30 pm. Members of Our Lady and St Bernard's Conference will be taking sponsorship over the coming number of weeks. Your generous donations are of course greatly appreciated.

Diocesan Youth Service and Catechist Information Sessions:

Thanks to all who came along to these gatherings lately. We will let you know soon how we will be building upon these gatherings.

LPA Senior Youth Club & Ministry, Confirmation Programme this autumn:

We continue to seek volunteers to work with and on behalf of our senior youth. If you are interested in working as a member of our ‘Senior Youth Ministry Team.’ please speak with Deacon Tony or Mr Rob Smith at  the parish office of St Saviour & St Mary of the Angels 0151 327 6158 or contact the LPA Office at Our Lady’s on 0151 355 5877.

Confirmation Preparation Programme 2019:

Thank you to all who came along to the Parents and Candidates Gathering last Wednesday 11th September in Our Lady’s Parish Centre. The programme is for those who now in in High School Years 9 & 10 and for any older Young People who have not yet been Confirmed. Our First Session will be on Wednesday, 25th September, 7.00pm to 8.30pm in Our Lady’s Parish Centre. It is important that if anyone who wishes to be Confirmed, and didn’t get to the initial meeting, or hasn’t been in touch with us yet, contact us as soon as possible either through the LPA at Our Lady’s:
T: 0151 355 5877
E: parishesoff@rcchep.co.uk
Alternatively, you can register through the Chaplains at EPCHS. After the First Official Session on 25th September we will close the Admissions.

CAFOD ‘Our Common Home’ Initiative:

Thanks to those who came along to the gathering recently. Pope Francis wrote in his Encyclical ‘Laudato Si’ in 2015

“For this reason, the ecological crisis is also a summons to profound interior conversion. It must be said that some committed and prayerful Christians, with the excuse of realism and pragmatism, tend to ridicule expressions of concern for the environment. Others are passive; they choose not to change their habits and thus become inconsistent. So what they all need is an “ecological conversion”, whereby the effects of their encounter with Jesus Christ become evident in their relationship with the world around them. Living our vocation to be protectors of God’s handiwork is essential to a life of virtue; it is not an optional or a secondary aspect of our Christian experience.” Laudato Si 217

As our response, we will be presenting some reflections over the next weeks. Pope Francis has been a leading voice in expressing concern over the Climate Crisis and its effects on people’s lives, and the imbalance it causes between Nations. The Bishops’ Conference of England & Wales are now asking each of us to consider our use of the World’s resources and how we respect the gift of Creation. Our World is a gift of God, and over these few weeks we will be reflecting on how, in the light of faith, we can each make a difference. Hopefully, these will commence next week.

Wirral Knights of St Columba Annual Day of Recollection:

Wirral Knights of St Columba extend a warm invitation to join them for their annual Day of Recollection on Wednesday 25th September. This is at the Bridgettine Convent, Holywell on Wednesday 25 September, cost is £27 including welcoming coffee and a three course lunch. There will be talks and Holy Mass in the beautiful chapel. Coach leave St Joseph's Upton 9am, St Anne's Rock Ferry 9.20am, Christ the King Bromborough 9.40am and St Mary's, Hooton 9.50am.   Full details and booking from Tony Paton on 645 9934 and Bernard McGuigan on 645 7929.  

A day of recollection for families affected by mental health issues; 5th October, 2019: 

The day will be led by Bishop Richard Moth, who is responsible to the Bishops’ Conference for the ministry to those with mental health issues.  The day will be held at St Columba’s, Newhall Road, Plas Newton, Chester CH2 1SA from 11am to 5 pm and will include Mass and the anointing of the sick.  Tea and coffee will be served from 10.30 am and at lunchtime.  Please bring your own lunch.

 

PILGRIMAGES TRIPS & SOCIAL EVENTS 

Ecumenical Prayer Breakfast:

Will be held at St Mary of the Angels on Saturday 5th October. Service will start at 9am and will be followed by refreshments in Stanley Hall.  All are welcome to attend.

Trip to All Saints Franciscan Church, Manchester:

On Saturday 5th October we will once again run a trip to All Saints church for the First Saturday Mass & Devotions. Our parish minibus will depart from St Mary of the Angels at 12.30pm and St Saviour’s at 12.45pm. If you wish to join us please contact the Parish Office at St Mary of the Angels on 0151 327 6158. After refreshments at the friary we will be returning to Ellesmere Port.     

LPA - Loreto Retreat 21st -24th October 2019:

This year the Convent has requested one single advance payment for the retreat, as such, if you have booked a place please make your payment to the office at St Mary of the Angels by cash/cheque for the total of £150.00 per person. Cheques should be made payable to ‘LPA 10 Youth Account.’ Limited transport is available, if you require transport please contact the parish office of St Saviour & St Mary of the Angels 0151 327 6158.

 

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