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last updated : 18/11/19

Ellesmere Port & Hooton Pastoral Forum

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

This is now this Wednesday, 20th November, 7.00pm in Our Lady’s Parish Centre. Following our Open Meeting we have invited those mentioned to this Meeting. If anyone else is interested, please call us at the LPA Office.

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

Many thanks to all who attended the recent Parish Support Group meeting. This was a constructive meeting as we seek to re-build an active team to assist and lead in many areas of ministry and evangelisation across our parish. The date for the next meeting of this group is Tuesday 14th January 2020, 7.00pm at St Saviour’s Church Hall. Once again if you are an existing member of the ‘Parish Formation Team’ or would like to join this group please come along.

These Meetings will lead us to setting up the ‘Ellesmere Port & Hooton Pastoral Forum.


Bishop Brian Noble RIP:

A Memorial Mass will take place in our Chester & Ellesmere Port Deanery for Bishop Brian on Wednesday, 27th November, 7.00pm in St Theresa’s Church, Blacon Avenue, Blacon, Chester CH1 5BU.

Clergy Education & Training Fund Collection Education:

This annual collection is being held in our LPA this weekend, 16th/17th November. On the training and formation of Priests, the future of our Diocese so much depends on. Special Envelopes are available for you to use.  A Leaflet about the Fund is also available which explains how to make a regular donation to the Fund by Standing Order, or how you can make your donation online or by Cheque. It also explains how to take advantage of Gift Aid for you donations to the Fund. We ask that you give your support in whatever way is possible for the provision of the best formation for a new generation of priests. It is in every sense an investment in the future of the life and mission of our Diocese.  There will be Retiring ‘loose plate’ Collections in our Churches and envelopes for those who are able to ‘Gift Aid’.

Confirmation Celebration Thanks:

Our thanks to all who helped with Confirmation Programme over the last few weeks; the Candidates were a pleasure to work with, and this led us to a beautiful Confirmation Mass with Bishop Mark last week. So many people helped make this possible, and our appreciation goes to all. Please keep those recently Confirmed in your prayers, that this Sacrament may bear living fruit in their lives. Please pray for the Parishes in the Chester side of our Deanery as they celebrate their Confirmation Mass with Bishop Mark this coming Tuesday St Clare’s in Lache.

What do we call you now?:

A few people have genuinely asked me (Father Niall) how I should be addressed since I became a Canon of our Cathedral Chapter. Please just stick to ‘Father’ or whatever you called me before!

Caritas Job Vacancy:

Caritas Shrewsbury currently has 1 vacancy for an Office Administrator (closing date: 22nd November) based at their Head Office on the Wirral.  For further details and an Application Pack, please contact them: (‘Job Vacancies’ can be found under the ‘News’ Section) / Tel: 0151 652 1281 /

Ellesmere Port & Chester Lourdes Youth Group:

Will now meet on the first Sunday of each month, 5.15pm at Stanley Hall (St Mary of the Angels). If you are a member of the group please come along and new members are always welcome

Youth SVP Conference:

The Youth SVP will meet on Monday, 18th November at 4.15pm in Our Lady’s Parish Centre. New members always welcome. For further information contact Chris Duke 355 6954.

Emergency Services Annual Carol Concert:

This will once again take place at Chester Cathedral on Tuesday 3rd December from 7.30pm. As Chaplain to Cheshire Police, Deacon Tony will be present and extends an invitation for parishioners to attend.



St Saviour’s Church 60th Anniversary:

On Sunday 24th November we celebrate the Feast of Christ the King (Christ the Saviour). This is a very appropriate day for us to celebrate sixty years of parish life in St Saviour’s Church. This celebration will start with our usual 11am Mass and at 2pm food & refreshments will be available in the Church Hall. All from across our LPA are most welcome to come along. Please bring any photographs or memories of parish life that you might wish to share. Tickets (for catering numbers only) are free and are now available – please see Fr Louis or Deacon Tony. Please only take tickets if you will be attending the event.

LPA Christmas Day Dinner:

This annual Christmas Day Dinner will once again take place from 2pm onwards at Stanley Hall (St Mary of the Angels) This offers the chance for people to gather in fellowship on this Holy Day. If you wish to join us or know of anyone who would benefit from coming along please speak with Deacon Tony or the parish office on 0151 327 6158. As always donations to support this dinner will be gratefully received. Transport is available and all are welcome to join us.



We remember in our prayer Elizabeth Barry, Margaret (Peggy) Stewart, George Kelly, Brian Longstaff, Ronald Nolan and all who have died recently and all whose anniversaries occur at this time. We pray that they may rest in peace.

Dr Brian Longstaff – Funeral Mass will take place at St Mary’s on 12.noon on Monday 18th November. Brian was a much loved & respected member of St Saviour & St Mary’s Parish family, please keep Brian, his wife Nora and all of their family in your prayers at this time

Ronald Nolan – Funeral Service will take place at Chester Crematorium at 10.00am on Monday 25th November

Margaret (Peggy) Stewart – Funeral Mass will take place at Our Lady’s at 10.30am on Tuesday 26th November. Many Parishioners will remember Peggy who acted as Sacristan for many years at Our Lady’s, and was very active in the Parish. She went into care several years back. Peggy died peacefully last week aged 93. Please keep her and her family in your prayers

Elizabeth Barry – Funeral Service will take place at Our Lady’s at 2.00pm on Wednesday 27th November


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.


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