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last updated : 18/9/2018

LOCAL & DIOCESAN NEWS

Upcoming Funerals:

Patricia Jones RIP – Funeral Mass will take place at St Saviour's at 10.00am on Thursday 27th September.

Ellesmere Port & Hooton Parish Formation Team Mass and initial Meeting:

Over the past few months we have been preparing the groundwork to set up the structure for Ellesmere Port & Hooton to eventually run as one Parish. We will be approaching some people soon to ask if they would be willing to serve on a representative group to consider ways forward. A Mass will be celebrated at St Mary of the Angels on Thursday, 4th October at 6.30pm followed by a meeting in Stanley Hall at 7.00pm to begin this new group.

Adoremus 2018:

Our gratitude to all of you who supported Adoremus with your time, enthusiasm, presence and especially your prayers.  About 10,000 Catholics were in Liverpool last weekend for three inspirational days which deepened our understanding and relationship with the Eucharist and culminated in the Blessed Sacrament procession on Sunday. A very special thank you to all those who came into Liverpool for the procession and braved the downpours– the rain only seemed to enhance the atmosphere and singing! Adoremus is still available for all to experience with video keynotes and highlights at https://www.shalomworldtv.org/videos/index/2590  and sound files along with downloadable copies of the talks at http://catholicnews.org.uk/Home/Special-Events/Adoremus-National-Eucharistic-Pilgrimage . Our thanks to the Bishops' Conference of England and Wales for their vision and organisation of this historic event. Do contact Fr Pat Munroe or Helen Jones should you need further information or have any comments regarding Adoremus: pat.munroe@btinternet.com or helen.jones@dioceseofshrewsbury.org .

CAFOD Harvest Family Fast Day:

Senior Emergency Manager Robert Cruickshank will be speaking about CAFOD's work in the drought-ridden areas of East Africa and Ethiopia in particular.  All welcome to these free events on Monday 17th September at Holy Family Church, Sale M33 2HT, from 2-4pm, and St Joseph's Church, Penketh, Warrington WA5 2BB, from 7-9pm. RSVP if possible for catering purposes to shrewsbury@CAFOD.org.uk or call Katie on 01244 677594/07920 232936. The autumn CAFOD Family Fast Collection will take place on the weekend of 6th/7th October across our LPA, and there will be a Retiring Collection on that day. Fast Day Envelopes will be available the week before.

Shrewsbury Lourdes' Hospitality AGM:

All members of the Shrewsbury Lourdes' Hospitality are invited to the AGM, which will take place at 2pm on Sunday 23rd September at St Chad's, Stockport Road, Cheadle, SK8 2AF (for full directions go to St Chad's website www.stchadscheadle.com). Contact kathemsley@gmail.co.uk for further details.

Benediction in Honour of St Therese:

The Carmelite Monastery in Birkenhead will be holding its annual Benediction in honour of St Therese on Sunday 30th September at 3pm.  All are welcome.

The Annual Diocesan Mass for Grandparents:

12 noon on Saturday 13th October at St Hugh's, 314 Manchester Rd, West Timperley, Altrincham  WA14 5NB.  Please bring your family to celebrate and give thanks for the part you play in the lives of your grandchildren.  All priests are welcome to support grandparents in their parish by concelebrating.  Afterwards there will be refreshments.  The car park for St Hugh's is behind the church off Abbotsford Grove WA14 5HL.

LPA, SVP Youth Conference:

The Youth Conference will be having their first meeting after the holidays this coming Monday 17th September 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.

PILGRIMAGES TRIPS & SOCIAL EVENTS

ACTS' ('Adult Catholics Together Spiritually') 2018 Residential Retreat:

This will take place on Fri 26th Oct – Sun 28th Oct. Fr Tony McGrath will lead the retreat entitled 'Living the Eucharistic Mystery' to coincide with 'The Year of the Eucharist'. Each Sunday the Church gathers together to celebrate the Eucharist, "the source and summit of the Christian life" and Fr McGrath will help us explore what this means for our daily life. Venue: St Winefride's Guest House in Holywell, North Wales (lifts may be available). Attendees will be invited to give an anonymous donation (suggested £100). For further information contact Siobhan Cartwright (Tel: 0161 477 2783 / mobile 07761 138947) or email siobhanbc@gmail.com.

2019 Walsingham Pilgrimage:

If anyone is interested in going on Monday 29th April 2019 for 3 nights, please give your name and deposit of £20 to Gerry Templeton 01244 374343 e mail: geraldtempleton@btinternet.com or Ellesmere Port parishes Susan Lavender 0151 3552804.

Ellesmere Port & Hooton Parishes J&P Group CAFOD Quiz Night:

The first Quiz Night of the new series will take place this Friday evening 21st September at 7.30pm in Our Lady's Parish Centre. Arrangements will be as usual, with £3.00 entry which includes Fairtrade tea and coffee at the interval. The Fairtrade stall will be available. We are continuing to support CAFOD's Connect 2 project in Ethiopia to provide clean water provision and other community projects in Sebeya village. Once again we will welcome Mr. Mike Ives as our quizmaster. We look forward to meeting regular participants and those who will be coming for the first time.

Parish Sunday Roast Dinner:

We will once again be hosting a 'Sunday Roast' on Sunday 23rd September at Stanley Hall (St Mary of the Angels). All are welcome, to book a place please call the office of St Saviour & St Mary's on 327 6158.

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