St. Saviour & St. Mary's Newslast updated : 22/4/17
The Sacrament of Baptism, Ellesmere Port & Hooton Churches:If you are wishing to have a child Baptised, and it is your first child, or you have not attended a course it is a condition that you attend a preparation evening. The next course for those wishing to have children Baptised will be on Tuesday 16th May 7.00pm in Our Lady’s Church. If you have not already applied to have your child Baptised please contact the LPA Office in order to book a place on the course.
‘Our Mission Together’ – Diocese wide Fund Raising Initiative:The ‘Our Mission Together’ project will commence at St Saviour & St Mary’s next month when full details and objectives will be outlined.
'Friends of Little Bears' Project:Over the past twelve months staff at St Bernard's Little Bears Pre-School have been hard at work fundraising for their charity 'Friends of Little Bears'. At a recent meeting it was decided the money raised will be spent on improving the learning environment, focusing on the social area at the back of Church. The plan is to redecorate the space and in time refurbish and replace most of the furniture. Our aim is to have a brighter space for both the children, staff and parishioners of St Bernard's. But to achieve this we need help! On the first May bank holiday weekend we are planning to get stuck into this project and are hoping members of the community can lend a hand with anything they can - painting, wallpapering, cleaning or even just making us a cup of tea! If you are able to help in any way speak to Andy Wells or Mandy Wilson. You can contact Mandy at the pre-school on 07508 312201 or pop in to visit during the week. In return we can offer refreshments including a burger from the BBQ!
Congratulations:Congratulations to the Children from St Saviour’s Primary School who received the Sacrament of Reconciliation at St Saviour’s Church on Palm Sunday for the first time. Our Children will make their First Holy Communion on Saturday, 13th May at St Mary’s and Sunday, 14th May at St Saviour’s. Please keep our School Family in your prayers.
The Junior Youth Club:will meet again at St Mary of the Angels on Thursday 27th April from 6pm to 7.30pm. This is for children of Primary School age. Games, refreshments & activities provided. The last meeting was a great success with a good number of children attending.
Pastoral Support Team, Lunch Club & Drop in at St Saviour’s:The next drop in will be between 1.00pm and 3.00pm on Thursday 4th May. Refreshments, conversation and support for anyone wishing to join us. The church will also be open for prayer and reflection during this time. Spread the word and come and join us. All are welcome.
History Evening & Parish Social:7pm on Tuesday 16th May 2017 at St Saviour’s Church. Fr Peter Phillips will give a talk about St John Plessington and displays of photographs and memorabilia will be in place. The event coordinators are: Catherine Jones from St Mary’s and Eileen Brennan from St Saviour’s. If you have any items or stories of interest please let us know.
Our Lady of Fatima 1917 – 2017:The new statue is now in place and we extend a sincere thanks to all who have contributed to and supported this project. A huge thanks also to the parishioners who have been working very hard during recent weeks without whom this project would not have been possible. We pray that this beautiful shrine, through the intercession of Our Blessed Lady, will bring many graces to our parish family during the years ahead. Bishop Mark has kindly agreed to join us on Tuesday 23rd May to bless the statue, 7pm Holy Mass at St Mary of the Angels followed by refreshments.
Our Lady & St Bernard Parish Discussions:This weekend we have available reflections from our meeting held on the 5th April Meeting. Just to get things rolling there is a request for Group Leaders to fill out contact details for your Group (even if you are an LPA Group) so that we can start to coordinate a little better as part of our call to Build Missionary Parishes for the Future’; and our response to Bishop Mark’s wish that we build a Missionary Parish here in Ellesmere Port & Hooton. For now please note that the next Parish Meeting to build on this project will be on Wednesday, 10th May, 7.00pm in Our Lady’s Parish Centre.
Our Lady & St Bernard Parish APF-Mill Hill (Red Box) Collection 2016:Thank you for the magnificent sum of £2,198.02 and for Funny Money and used postage stamps which help to boost funds for Missionary Support throughout the world. Please see posters on Church noticeboards.
Our Lady’s Tuesday Luncheon Club:The Tuesday Luncheon Club at Our Lady’s Parish Centre will restart from Tuesday 2nd May 2017.
Our Lady’s Tea & Coffee after Sunday, 11.00am Mass:Just a reminder that Tea & Coffee are still available in the Parish Centre after the 11.00am Mass on Sunday, do feel welcome to pop in for a brew and a chat.
Our Lady & St Bernard Parish Tote Winners:16th April:
1st Prize, £50-00 No. 169 A. O’Driscoll
2nd Prize £30-00 No. 99 C. Dickens Awaiting Collection:
No. No. 33 C. Bamber
St Mary of the Angels
Chester Road, Hooton
Ellesmere Port, CH66 1QJ
Fr. Louis Maggiore
Assisted by -
Deacon Tony Hunt
0151 327 6158
SACRAMENT of RECONCILIATION
St. Mary's Stanley Hall
Contact : LPA 10 Office