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last updated : 13/11/17

Cath West – Funeral Service will take place at Blacon Crematorium, at 10.00am on Friday 17th November


Elizabeth Harris – Funeral Service will take place at Blacon Crematorium, at 2.00pm on Friday 17th November


Frances Allan - Funeral Service will take place at St Saviour’s, at 1.40pm on Thursday 23rd November


Please keep all who have died recently and their families in your prayers at this time

Father Adrian Edwards C.S.Sp. RIP:

In our Chester & Ellesmere Port Deanery we have been greatly blessed with the Spiritan (Holy Ghost Fathers) Community moving into Hoole Road in Chester. They have become a big part of our faith community and offer us great support. Last week we heard that one of the Senior Members of the Spiritan Community there, Father Adrian Edwards had died. Like many of the Senior Members of the Community there, Father Adrian had given many years of dedicated Service in the Missions, even long past ‘Retirement Age’. May he rest in peace. Please keep him and the Spiritan Community in your Prayers; his Funeral Mass is at St Columba’s, Chester, this coming Wednesday, 15th November.

LOCAL & DIOCESAN NEWS

Clergy Education & Training Fund Collection Education:

This annual collection is being held in our LPA next weekend, 18th/19th 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 Thanks:

Last Wednesday 14 Young People from our LPA were Confirmed by Bishop Mark at a Mass in Our Lady’s. Please pray for these Young People as they begin a new part of their faith journey, and our thanks and appreciation to John McQuaid, our EPCHS Chaplain and to all the Catechists for their hard work in support of our Confirmation Preparation.

Vacancy for Accounts Senior at the Curial Office, Diocese of Shrewsbury:

Reporting to the Accounts Manager, the Accounts Senior will be responsible for supporting the Accounts Manager in the execution of their duties.  Salary range: £18K to £22K depending on qualifications and experience. 
For further details please visit the website http://www.dioceseofshrewsbury.org/about-us/curia/vacancies  please send CV to‎ Pauline.mcculloch@dioceseofshrewsbury.org Closing date Friday 24 November 2017

The Diocesan Lourdes Hospitality Group:

will be celebrating the Feast of the Immaculate Conception with Mass at 7.30pm on Friday 8th December at St Chad’s, Stockport Road, Cheadle SK8 2AF followed by a social gathering in St Chad’s Parish Centre.  Everybody is welcome.  Mass will be preceded at 6.30pm with a meeting for Hospitality members interested in joining a working party to discuss the constitution and work of the group, following on from an agenda item at the AGM last September. 

LPA Film Night and possible Reception into the Catholic Faith:

On Monday 20th November, 7pm at St Saviour’s, we will be commencing a series of ‘Catholicism Films.’ This will be part of and in support of our LPA Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults Programme (RCIA). If you are interested in receiving more information about becoming a Catholic or know of anyone considering becoming a member of the Church please come along or speak with Tony Nuttall or a member of our clergy team. Alternatively you can contact the parish offices. All are welcome to attend the film night and light refreshments will be available

Chester Catholic High School – Charity Band Evening:

An evening of musical entertainment by talented ‘home-grown’ musicians from the school will take place on Friday 17th November from 7pm at Chester Catholic High School. All proceeds are in support of people living with Aids/HIV. All are welcome and for more information please contact the school direct on 01244 981600

PILGRIMAGES TRIPS & SOCIAL EVENTS

Trip to Manchester Christmas Markets & Handel’s Messiah at The Bridgewater Hall: 

Please note that unsold tickets for the show will be returned this week.
On Saturday 2nd December we will be running a coach to visit the Manchester Christmas Markets and in the evening attending a performance of Handel’s Messiah by the Hallḗ Orchestra & Choir. Coach will depart from St Saviour’s at 12pm and leaving Manchester at approximately 10pm. Cost for transport and concert ticket is £30 per person. To book a place please contact the office of St Saviour & St Mary’s on 327-6158 and any payments by cheque please make payable to ‘St Mary of the Angels Parish.’ All are welcome

‘Sounds of Christmas Concert’ Tickets now on Sale:  

Flat Pack Music presents the ‘Sounds of Christmas’ Concert at Our Lady’s Church on Friday, 8th December at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £10 and refreshments are included. Tickets will be on sale before and after weekend Mass at our LPA Parishes. Half of the proceeds from ticket sales will go towards the SVP, so please do come along and get into the festival spirit.

CANCELLED - Our Lady’s Luncheon Club Christmas Trip to Barton Grange Garden Centre:

Unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances the trip to Barton Grange Garden Centre On Thursday 7th December has been cancelled.

 

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