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Our Lady & St Bernard's News

last updated : 10/11/2018


St Saviour’s & St Mary’s Primary School Masses:

Tuesday 13th November 9.15am in St Mary of the Angels Primary School.
Thursday 15th November 9.30am in St Saviour Primary School.

LPA Junior Youth Club – Meeting at St Mary’s:

The next meeting will be held at St Mary’s Stanley Hall, on Thursday 22nd November from 6pm until 7.30 pm. This group is open to all of our children of primary school age Year 3 and over.

Tea & Coffee at St Saviour’s & St Mary of the Angels:

Many thanks to all who regularly prepare and serve refreshments after our weekend Masses. If you don’t normally stay behind, please consider popping in and spending some social time with your parish family. 
Tea & Coffee at Our Lady & St Bernard’s: Just a reminder that Tea & Coffee is now back after the 6.30pm Saturday Vigil Mass and 11.00am Sunday Mass at Our Lady’s in the Parish Centre and still continues in the lounge area at St Bernard’s after the 9.00am Sunday Mass. Do please feel free to call in.

Luncheon Clubs:

In Our Lady’s Parish Centre this coming Tuesday, 13th November at 11.30am, and this coming Friday, 16th November at 12.30pm.
St Saviour & St Mary of the Angels’ Parish Luncheon Club Will meet again at St Saviour’s on Thursday 22nd November from 12 Noon until 2pm. All are welcome for some conversation, company and refreshments.

St Saviour & St Mary of the Angels Food Bank- APPEAL:

Many thanks to our parish SVP and all who continue to support our parish foodbank. Recently we have been able to provide ongoing support for a number of families from our schools & parish. As winter and Christmas approaches demand for support is likely to increase. As such we would be grateful for any food donations to support the foodbank ministry. Non-perishable goods can be delivered to St Mary’s Presbytery or left in the church porches.

Needlework Group Christmas Sale:

Sales will be held at St Mary of the Angels on Sunday 25th November after the 9am Mass and at St Saviour’s on Saturday 17th November and Sunday 18th November after Mass. The Group work hard all year and greatly appreciate any support given.

St Saviour & St Mary’s Our Mission Together (OMT) Project- Parish Minibus:

As you know our parish project for OMT is to purchase a minibus for use across the parish. We have identified a suitable 17 seater lightweight Peugeot Minibus. This vehicle is fitted with the appropriate ramps to facilitate wheelchair & disabled access. A new vehicle will cost in the region of £30,000 with additional costs for insurance. We have now applied to the diocese for access to our raised funds in order to purchase this or a similar vehicle. It is our hope that the vehicle will be available and on the road before Christmas. We are still awaiting authority from the diocese and will keep you informed as this project is progressed.

Funeral Plans Regarding Order of Service at St Saviour & St Mary of the Angels Parish:

We know that this is a very sensitive matter and that few of us like to talk about it.  However, in order to ensure that your wishes are followed concerning your funeral service, Fr Louis & Deacon Tony strongly advise that you clearly record your thoughts and instructions. In order to assist in this, a document is now available to you from the parish. You are invited to take a document home 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.

St Saviour’s & St Mary of the Angels Red Mission Boxes:

Can you please bring your boxes in for emptying for the end of year tally. Thank you all very much for continuing to support this important charity. St Saviour’s please put in the sacristy and St Mary of the Angels please give to Fr Louis or Deacon Tony. Our thanks go to Noreen Darwent who co-ordinates this on behalf of our parish.
Holy Souls: Names & Prayer Intentions (St Saviour & St Mary of the Angels): During this month of November we will be offering prayers for our deceased family, friends & parishioners. If you wish to add names for prayers please place them in the ‘Holy Souls Boxes’ in the church. (Please do not put in money, names only).

November List and ‘Tree of Light’ at Our Lady & St Bernard:

The month of November is a time when we traditionally remember the ‘Holy Souls’. There are envelopes at our Church Doors for you to place the names of those you wish to remember in; these can be placed in the box marked ‘November List’ just by the Baptism Font at Our Lady's  & at St Bernard’s in the Box marked ‘November List’ under the Tree of Light.  A Mass will be offered each week for all those named under the name of ‘Holy Souls’. Please do not put any money in these envelopes.  
On the ‘Tree of Light’ at Our Lady's and St Bernard’s please place any labels with the names of loved ones you wish to be remembered. A tin will be left for the suggested offering of £1-00 at Our Lady’s & at St Bernard’s any offering should be placed loose in the box marked ‘November List’ (under the tree). This year any donations will go toward the Alzheimer’s Society.  

A Big ‘Thank You’ from the SVP: 

Our Lady's and St Bernard's SVP are astounded by the support of their sponsored walk. We have received £575 in sponsorship, just an incredible amount, also many took the opportunity to gift aid their donation. On top of that we had a lovely afternoon in Parkgate, just a leisurely walk, with supporters from Chester, Neston and of course Ellesmere Port. Members of our youth conference also joined us for the walk. In total 65 people in all. Once again thank you all.

Ellesmere Port & Hooton Parishes Justice & Peace Group:

The talk by Ged Edwards from the Liverpool CAFOD Office has now been rearranged for this coming Sunday November 11th at 7.00pm in Our Lady's Parish Centre. Ged has recently visited the Philippines to see the projects that CAFOD is supporting through its community partners there and he will give us a picture of how those projects are helping to provide essential services for local people. You are welcome to join the J&P group for what should be an informative evening. Refreshments will be provided.

Traidcraft Stall:

The next Traidcraft Stall at Our Lady's Church will be this weekend 10-11th November, with St. Bernard's on 18th November and St. Saviour’s the following weekend of 24-25th November. Please give your support to farmers, their families and communities in the developing world purchasing some of the items they produce.

Our Lady’s Christmas Fayre:

This Year’s Christmas Fayre will take place on Saturday 1st December 2018. We are collecting the following items for the stalls: Toiletries men’s or women’s new & unused, Toys in good condition, Handmade Craft items, Bottles, Gift Bags/ Bottle Bags, and Homemade Cakes (on the day). Just bring them along and give them to Chris Duke. We also need volunteers to assist with managing the doors, and the car park on the day.
Christmas Raffle Tickets: Raffle Tickets will be on sale after Mass at Our Lady’s and St Bernard’s from this weekend 3rd/ 4th November.

Our Lady’s Christmas Goods - Now on Sale:

The Piety Shop is now stocked up with Christmas cards, Christmas Candles etc.  Please pop in and have a browse around.

Our Lady & St Bernard Parish Tote - Winners– 4th November:

1st Prize, £50.00
No 85, C Burns
2nd Prize, £30.00
No.54, T Walsh


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Our Lady
Star of the Sea

2a Enfield Road,
Ellesmere Port, CH65 8BY

Fr. Niall Mullaley
Deacon Paul Sutton
0151 355 1255

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Sherbourne Road, Ellesmere Port, CH65 5EW

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Our Lady's
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Saturday 6.30pm - Vigil Mass
Sunday 11.00am

Saturday 11.15 - 11.45am

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Sunday 9.00am
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