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St. Saviour & St. Mary's News

last updated : 05/12/17

PARISH NEWS

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

Please see the front of the Newsletter and please remember that Fr Louis & Deacon Tony are always available to support every member of our schools family and can be contacted through the schools offices or St Saviour & St Mary parish office on 327 6158.

First Sacraments at St Mary Of the Angels – 2018:

A meeting at St Mary of the Angels Primary School for parents of candidates will take place immediately after the school day on Thursday 3rd December. The Sacrament of First Forgiveness for the children will take place on the evening of Wednesday 28th February 2018 and First Holy Communion on Saturday 19th May.
Details regarding the programme at St Saviour’s church & Primary School will be announced soon.

Advent Prayer Trail:

On Tuesday 12th December, St Saviour's Catholic Primary and Nursery School in Great Sutton will be holding an Advent Prayer Trail. This will take place in the School Hall between 9.00am and 2.30pm. The trail will give people the opportunity to quietly reflect on the precious gift that God has given to His people . All are most welcome. 

LPA Youth Group:

The Youth Group will meet this Thursday 7th December at St Saviour’s 6pm until 7.30pm.

Completion Phase - Our Mission Together- St Saviour & St Mary of the Angels Parish:

Many thanks to all who have supported the ‘Mission’ with prayers, time or financial pledges. The completion weekend for OMT will take place in the parish this weekend. During this weekend further Mission literature and pledge forms will be available as will the clergy team and members of our ‘Parish Leadership Team’ to assist or answer any questions that you might have. As always if you wish to return a pledge form, you may do so in any of the following ways: Return the pledge in the envelope provided to the diocese /  Hand the envelope to Fr Louis or Deacon Tony  /  Post the envelope in the Mission Together box located at the rear of our churches.
 

Our Mission Together Project – Our Lady & St Bernard’s Parish:

As St Saviour’s & Mary’s come to their Completion Phase, we wanted to update Our Lady & St Bernard’s Parishioners on how their contribution to OMT has made a difference. You may have seen from the ‘Shrewsbury Catholic Voice’ Magazine, the appointment of a lady to look after the Retired Clergy, facilities for and an appointment of a Coordinator for Refugees in our Diocese, the establishment of ‘CARITAS – Diocese of Shrewsbury, the recent employment of a Youth Mission Team; all this has been made possible by OMT. For our Parish Project one area we spoke of was remodelling the Sacristy and Confessional at Our Lady’s to make them mire ‘user friendly’ and to meet Safeguarding and Health & Safety Expectations. Plans have now been drawn up, to get these in motion. When the plans were being drawn up, it became clear that work needed urgently doing on Our Lady’s Church Roof and infrastructure; with the support of our Diocesan Board of Finance and Adminstration we hope to start these projects in the New Year.

Craft Sale:

The Needlework/Craft Group that meet regularly in Stanley Hall recently held their Christmas Sale following the Masses at St Saviour’s & St Mary of the Angels. A fantastic total of £750.25 was raised. Many thanks to the group who worked so hard on this and all who supported the sale. All proceeds will go to our parish SVP.

St Saviour & St Mary of The Angels Parish Luncheon Club:

The next lunch club/drop in will take place on Thursday 14th December at St Saviour’s Church Hall. All are welcome to attend for some food and conversation.

LPA Christmas Day Dinner 2017:

Our usual Christmas Day gathering will once again take place in Stanley Hall (St Mary of the Angels) starting at 1.30pm. If you or someone you know would like to join us for a traditional Christmas Dinner and some festive cheer please speak with one of the clergy team or book a place by contacting the office of St Saviour & St Mary's on 0151 327 6158. There is no charge and transport is available. If you wish to support this event donations or food will be gratefully received and put to good use.

Christmas Fayre Wind Up Meeting:

will take place this Wednesday 6th December at 7pm in the upstairs room in the parish centre (please come through church). After a very successful Christmas Fayre, all who helped or would like to help next year are invited to come, as the planning for next year takes place. New ideas are always welcome. Thank you all who supported this year’s Christmas Fayre so far we have banked over £3,400.

Our Lady & St Bernard’s Parish Formation Team & next steps:

Thank you to all who have supported our discernment as to the next steps we would like to take as a parish  in building up our Community & working towards building one ‘Missionary Parish’ for the future. Our next meeting will be after Christmas, and we will speak about that closer the time. One simple step we will be taking this Advent will be the opportunity for Tea & Coffee after the 6.30pm Saturday Vigil Mass at Our Lady’s, which was very successful the other week, and people felt it was worth trying during Advent. Starting this Saturday. There is a short ‘back to back’ issue of ‘The Buzz’ available this weekend, so do please take one. Thank you again to all who are helping to make this possible.

St Saviour & St Mary SVP Christmas Hamper Appeal.:

Our SVP Group is urgently appealing for food items to enable them to make up food hampers for Christmas. It is asked that any items be left on or before Sunday 17th December in order that the hampers can be distributed in time for Christmas. These hampers are very much valued by those who receive them and your support, as always, will be greatly appreciated.

Christmas Cards for Christian Churches in Palestine:

Ellesmere Port & Hooton LPA Justice and Peace Group will once again be sending Christmas cards to Christian communities in different parts of Palestine and Israel to show that we are thinking about them and praying for them at a time of conflict and on-going tension in the Middle East. As we enter the season of Advent it will be good to reach out to those who face a very different period of preparation for the celebration of Christmas. Cards will be available in our LPA churches for signing next weekend 9th-10th December. Please take a few minutes to sign a card and perhaps write a short greetings message to show our concern Christians living in difficult circumstances. As usual a donation of £1 to cover the cost of the card and postage would be appreciated.

Justice & Peace Group Meeting:

The group will be meeting next Sunday evening (3rd December) at 6.30pm in Our Lady’s Parish Centre. We will be discussing events and meetings taking place in the first months of 2018 as well as looking at Catholic Social Teaching. Please come along and join the meeting to help in the promotion of social justice in our church community.

Eucharistic Ministers Rotas for Our Lady’s:

The new Rotas for the Eucharistic Ministers at Our Lady’s are in the ‘Pigeon Holes’ at the back of Our Lady’s Church.

Our Lady’s Christmas Goods - Now on Sale:

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

Our Lady & St Bernard Parish Tote Winners– 26th November:

1st Prize, £50-00 No.185 C. Duke
2ndPrize £30-00 No. 15 M. Dickens

Awaiting Collection: 
No. 32   M. Stanford
No. 41 E. Reilly

 

St Saviour's


Tarporley Road, Great Sutton
Ellesmere Port, CH66 3JY

Fr. Louis Maggiore
Deacon Tony Hunt
0151 339 6588
parishsts@rcchep.co.uk

He creates all things new

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Sunday 11.00am
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