There will be a Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC) appeal presented by Deacon David next Sunday 14th May.
Replacement Parish Hall Presentation
There will be a short presentation after Mass next Sunday 14th May on one potential type of build for the replacement Parish Hall. All Parishioners are invited to attend and give feedback.
Visitation of the National Pilgrim Virgin Statue (NPVS)
This is the Centenary year of the Fatima apparitions, and the World Apostolate of Fatima (WAF) England and Wales National Pilgrim Virgin statue, and relics of Blessed Jacinta and Francisco Marto, will be visiting numerous Cathedrals and churches this summer, including Shrewsbury Cathedral from 20-21 May 2017. This Visitation will include Holy Mass presided over by Bishop Davies, and an Act of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, as well as enthronement and crowning of the Statue. After Mass there will be Veneration of the Relics of Blessed Jacinta and Francisco, as well as the opportunity to be enrolled in the Brown Scapular and participate in Fatima devotions including the Rosary, and Fatima talks. For more details, please see the poster in the Church porch.
Mass for Our Lady of Fatima – Centenary 1917-2017
Mass will be celebrated at Ss Peter & Paul, Newport on Saturday 13th May at 10am for the Centenary Feast of Our Lady of Fatima.
Christian Aid Week 14-20 May 2017
British churches founded Christian Aid in 1945 to support refugees who had lost their homes and possessions in the Second World War. 12 years later, Christian Aid Week was launched to help fund this ongoing work. We know that the conflict that drives refugee crises is not what God wants for the world. From the Israelites fleeing Egypt to Jesus fleeing Herod, the Bible is full of stories of people seeking sanctuary. Envelopes will be provided next week for donations.
Ladies Group Meeting
There will be a Ladies Group Meeting held this Monday 8th May at 2.30pm in the Church Hall.
Catholic Children’s Society
Please leave your collection boxes at the back of the Church for emptying. Any queries or requests for a box to Sally Line.
Prayer for Persecuted Christians
The next Churches Together joint prayer session for persecuted Christians will be held on Thursday 18th May at 7:30pm. The venue is Wollerton URC Schoolroom. For more information, including directions, please see the P4PC page of the Market Drayton Churches Together website or contact Randall Hardy on 01952-540970 / firstname.lastname@example.org.
‘It’s a kind of Magic’ (Studio J Dance)
This show will take place on Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th June at 7.30pm at Festival Drayton and will feature over 100 dancers including members of our parish. Tickets are £8 for adults and £5 for children. To book tickets either pop into Festival Drayton Centre or call on 01630 654444.
Market Drayton Foodbank
The Foodbank currently does not have any UHT Milk, washing powder and liquid, long-life fruit juice, jam and biscuits. Please leave donations in the basket in the Church Porch.
Thank you very much to everybody who has already donated towards the 40 Pence for 40 Days Appeal. There is still time to donate, please refer to the Foodbank website for details– www.marketdrayton.foodbank.org.uk or contact Helen McSherry.
Please remember in your prayers:
Josie Rochelle, Margaret Doublett, Doreen Dodd, Beryl Dutton, Mavis Price, Julian & Dawn Huxley, Sheila Minnery, Emmie Justice, Pat Caddy, Dr. Elizabeth Gardiner (Betty), Shane McGroggan, Doreen Warrilow, Alice Davies, Sylvia Mary Stanworth and all the sick & housebound of the Parish.
Illness or emergency calls
If you need to contact the Priest in any capacity and especially for sick calls, please ring 01952 811299.