Blessing of the Statue & Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima
Bishop Mark will be visiting Ss Peter & Paul, Newport next Saturday 20th May to bless the statue and shrine of Our Lady of Fatima, originally at Hawkstone Hall. The Blessing will commence at 6.15pm prior to Mass at 6.30pm. All Parishioners welcome to attend.
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. Please help the work of Christian Aid by making a donation in the envelope provided and returning it next weekend.
Replacement Parish Hall Presentation
There will be a short presentation after Mass today 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.
SPUC (White Flower) Appeal
This appeal has been postponed until further notice.
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, sponge puddings and biscuits. Please leave donations in the basket in the Church Porch.
Thank you very much to everybody who donated towards the 40 Pence for 40 Days Appeal.
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.