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Our Lady & St Bernard's News

last updated : 03/12/2018

PARISH NEWS

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

Tuesday 4th December 9.15am: Advent Service in School (Please note Mass will be in church)
Thursday 6th December: 9.30am in St Saviour’s Primary School.

Faith and a Brew at St Mary of the Angels School:

This will take place in the Community Room on Tuesday 11th September from 2.15pm. Members of the school & parish community are invited to come along to join Fr Louis & Deacon Tony for a chat about faith, football or whatever you wish. Coffee, tea & biscuits will be available. All are welcome, please come along We will be announcing a date soon for ‘Faith & A Brew’ sessions at other Primary Schools in our Pastoral Area.

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

The next meeting will be held at St Saviour’s Church Hall, on Thursday 6th December from 6pm until 7.30 pm. This group is open to all of our children of primary school age Year 3 and over. PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF VENUE FOR THE WINTER MONTHS

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, 4th December at 11.30am, and this coming Friday, 7th December at 12.30pm.
St Saviour & St Mary of the Angels’ Parish Luncheon Club Will meet again at St Saviour’s on Thursday 6th December from 12 Noon until 2pm. All are welcome for some conversation, company and refreshments.

St Saviour & St Mary of the Angels parish Needlework Group Christmas Sale:-THANKS:

Thanks to all who supported this recent sale at St Saviour’s & St Mary of the Angel’s As we know the Group work hard all year and once again their ministry has raised the fantastic total of £700.00 which is donated to support the great work of our parish SVP.

Morning Prayer: We will be meeting for Morning Prayer during Advent on:

Mondays 8.30am at St Saviour’s and
Fridays 8.30am at St Mary’s. All are welcome to attend.

Ellesmere Port & Hooton Parishes J& P Group:

The last of the Autumn CAFOD quizzes took place on Friday 23rd November and was again well supported. A cheque for nearly £700 raised at the autumn quizzes was presented to Toni Woodhead and Bridget Fenwick, our Diocesan CAFOD team. This will go towards the Connect2 Ethiopia project in Sebeya Village which we have been supporting for the last five years. Another cheque for £600 for the Connect2 project was presented by Paul Concannon, a regular attender at the quizzes. This money had been raised by the Catenians and, as this year's president, Paul chose CAFOD as the beneficiary. We are very grateful for the Catenians’ generous donation to CAFOD.

CAFOD'S new Director.

It has just been announced that Christine Allen has been appointed to replace Chris Bain who will be retiring next March. Christine has been the Liverpool Archdiocese J&P fieldworker and is currently working in a senior position at Christian Aid. She will bring much experience into her new role at CAFOD.

Christmas Cards for Catholic parishes in Palestine and Israel:

In the next few weeks Christmas cards will be available for signing after Mass. This is a project we have been involved in for a number of years and hopefully it is an opportunity to bring some good wishes to church communities in a part of the world that is facing much conflict and disruption.

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.

Emergency Services Carol Service 2018:

This annual Carol Service will take place at Chester Cathedral on Tuesday 4th December at 7.30pm. Deacon Tony as Chaplain to the Cheshire Police extends an invitation to join him at the cathedral for this service.

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

Thank you to everyone for your ongoing support of OMT, which is a five year project. The proposition for a Parish Minibus was approved by the OMT Stewardship Committee last September. Since then Father Louis has been working with the OMT Stewardship Committee to obtain a suitable Minibus at the best possible overall value. The procedure for release of funds for Parish Projects follows a set procedure that seeks fairness for all; the OMT Stewardship Committee is taking this project forward, and we ask people’s understanding as this cannot always take place as quickly as we might wish. We will continue to keep you posted.

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.

Request for Transport to Mass:

We have had a request from Rivacre House where one of our elderly parishioners is asking for support with transport to 11am Mass on Sunday’s at St Saviour’s Church. If you are able to assist with this specific request or are generally willing to offer transport,  please contact the office at St Mary of the Angels on 0151 327 6158.

SVP December Collection:

the SVP collection for the month of December will be in aid of the Sudan Baby Appeal.

Our Lady & St Bernard’s Christmas Fayre thanks:

Thank you to all who were involved in the preparation & running of the Christmas Fayre, and for all who came along & took part. We will be able to give you an idea next week how things went.

Movie Afternoon at Our Lady’s Parish Centre:

There will be no movie afternoon in December. Movie afternoon will resume again the first Thursday in January as normal.

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– 25th November:

1st Prize, £50.00
No.26, A. O’Driscoll
2nd Prize, £30.00
No.70, P. Thompson



Awaiting Collection
No.151, A. Morgan

 



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