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last updated : 25/11/2018

LOCAL & DIOCESAN NEWS

Delia Fullerton – Funeral Mass will take place at Our Lady’s at 12.30pm on Wednesday 5th December

Clergy Education & Training Fund Special Collection:

Thank you all for your support of this Collection last weekend. We will let you know soon how much was raised. There are still envelopes and information leaflets for anyone who might still wish to donate to this appeal.

Deanery Holy Hour for Mission & Renewal:

It is a while since our last Chester & Ellesmere Port Deanery ‘Holy Hour for Mission & Renewal’. As we in Ellesmere Port and our fellow Parishes in Chester enter into a new time of discernment and discussion for the future, it is important to root this procedure in prayer. Our next Holy Hour will take place 7.00pm to 8.00pm at St Columba’s, Plas Newton Lane, Chester CH2 1SA this coming Wednesday, 28th November.

Day of Eucharistic Adoration, Our Lady’s Church, on Friday 7th December:

A Day of Eucharistic Adoration for Advent has been arranged at Our Lady’s Church from 10.00am to 4.30pm, concluding with Evening Prayer. There will be a Mass at 8.30am that morning, but not at 12.noon as Father Niall has to be away at a meeting. There are lists for people to cover ‘slots’ that day in our Churches; do please sign to cover a slot if you feel you can.

Ellesmere Port & Hooton Joint Pastoral Consultation Group:

This weekend we have available the minutes of the meeting in October. As we have said previously, during these next few weeks we are getting in touch with people to act as ‘contacts’ for our various groups and bodies to act as links. When we have had brief meetings with these people we will get the larger group together again to keep things moving forward. We’ll keep you posted.

Options for Morning Prayer & Eucharistic Adoration in our Churches on some mornings in Advent:

The idea has been put forward at our LPA Clergy Gathering of the opportunity being made in St Marys & Our Lady’s Churches during Advent on Monday & Friday Mornings, for Morning Prayer from the Divine Office and a time of Eucharistic Adoration, at about either 7.30am/8.00am for about half an hour? Could folk let the Clergy know if they are interested to see if this idea is viable?       

LPA, SVP Youth/ Altar Servers Conference:

The Youth Conference will meet this coming Monday 26th November at 4.15pm to 5.00pm, in Our Lady’s Parish Centre. New members are always welcome from 10 years of age plus. For further information contact Chris Duke 355 6954.

Chess Sets Wanted: Members of the Youth Conference are currently learning to play Chess. If you have a Chess Set that you would like to donate to the Youth Conference, please contact Chris Duke 355 6954.

Family Masses:

‘Family Masses’ are Sunday Masses where our children and young people take an additional part in the Liturgy, for example with prayers, reflections, presentations and music. Our Schools help us with these celebrations as ways to encourage greater involvement in our wider faith families.
This Sunday, 25th November, 11.00am at St Saviour’s will be a School and family Mass. We look forward to welcoming the children and their families as we celebrate Mass as one big family.
The next Family Mass at Our Lady’s will be on:
Sunday, 9th December at 11.00am with EPCHS.

Adoremus Revisited: 

By popular demand, there are two possibilities to revisit Bishop Robert Barron’s first talk on the Mass. Open to everyone, all Catechists are invited to attend. Venues: In the West: St Anne’s, Rock Ferry. Sat 8 Dec. Starts 09:15; ends with 12:15 Mass.  In the South: Shrewsbury Parish Hall. NB: Sat 19 Jan 2019. Starts with 9:30 Mass; ends 12:30.Information and Registration www.dioceseofshrewsbury.org/catholic-faith/the-new-evangelisation/registration

PILGRIMAGES TRIPS & SOCIAL EVENTS

Christmas Markets:

An LPA Trip to the Manchester Christmas Markets has been booked for Tuesday 27th November. Coach will depart from St Mary’s at 3.15pm and St Saviour’s at 3.30pm.  The coach will depart Manchester for the homeward journey shortly after 9pm as the markets close. The cost of this trip is £10 for adults and children under 16 free. PLEASE NOTE NO UNACCOMPANIED CHILDREN ALLOWED.  This will give plenty of time to enjoy the Markets and have a relaxed meal. To book your place please contact St Mary’s office on 0151 327 6158. Payment will be required in advance nearer the time.

Christmas Concert – Tickets Now on Sale:

Flat Pack Music presents a ‘Yuletide Jubilations’ Concert at Our Lady’s Church on Friday, 7th December at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £10 and refreshments are included. Get into the festive spirit as Flat Pack Music perform a two hour spectacular of Christmas Music and Operatic Favourites. Tickets are on sale after weekend Masses and can also be purchased from the LPA Office. Ticket sales to go towards raising funds for the SVP Holiday Home in Talacre Woods.

LPA Christmas Day Dinner 2018:

This will take place again this year as usual at Stanley Hall, (St Mary of the Angels) from 2pm on Christmas Day. If you wish to join us or offer any support please contact the office at St Mary of the Angels on 0151 327 6158 or speak with Deacon Tony.  All are welcome  

Possible LPA Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine, Ireland: MAY 2020:

We have been offered a pilgrimage to Knock in May 2020 the cost will be in the region of £600. This will include transport to and from the departure & arrival airports, return flights to Knock Airport. Four night’s full board in the Knock House Hotel, organised liturgies, coach transport for excursions, dedicated pilgrimage guide and hotel entertainment. If we have sufficient interest in this pilgrimage we will go ahead and book. If you are interested in joining this pilgrimage please contact the office at St Mary of the Angels on 0151 327 6158.
All are welcome to join us.

 

 

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