Mass this week
Please note there will be no Mass during the week.
Month of the Holy Souls
Many Catholics wish Mass to be celebrated for deceased relatives and friends. If so, kindly place the Mass offering along with the list of names in the envelope provided and write the family name on the front. If you do not wish Mass to be said, the names can still be placed in the envelope but please omit the family name on the front. In both cases, please place the envelope before the Altar.
Banns of Marriage
Cinzia Louise Birks and Sion Murray Brenton intend to marry in SS Thomas & Stephen Catholic Church. If anyone knows of any reason why the said couple should not marry, please inform the Parish Priest – Fr Anthony Wild.
Ladies Group Meeting
The next Ladies Group Meeting will be held on Monday 6th November at 2.30pm in the Church Hall.
Coffee and Tea
There will be coffee and tea served after Mass today in the Church Hall, please join us, all welcome.
International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church
The International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church will take place on Sunday 19th Nov. In Market Drayton, Churches Together are holding their joint prayer session the previous morning – Saturday 18th Nov from 10 – 1pm at the Methodist Church Hall. This will be divided into hourly sessions, during each one there will be pray for suffering Christians in different nations. The hourly sessions will begin promptly on the hour and finish with enough time for people to arrive or leave before the next one begins. It is hoped that this will allow people to attend for part of the morning if they cannot commit to the whole of it. Further information from Randall Hardy 01952-540970 or at churchestogether-marketdrayton.org.uk/p4pc – Notices.
Parish Christmas Fayre
Our Christmas Fayre will be held on Saturday 25th Nov 10am – 12 noon. Donations of cakes, bottles (tombola) and raffle prizes will be gratefully received. Anybody who is willing to help to set up or on the day, please contact Margaret McNulty. Please advertise to your family, friends and community. Donations can be left in the box in the Porch.
Hymn Book Amnesty
Please return to Church any hymn books that you may have taken home – thank you!
Please note there are now 2 readers – one for the 1st reading and Psalm and one for the 2nd reading. Should either one of the readers be unavailable, the other can do both readings. If you are unable to read, please try to get somebody to replace you, otherwise, please contact Dave Hunt on 01630 657619.
Christmas Angels – Buttercross to Bethlehem
These are being distributed again this year around Market Drayton with the aim of sharing God’s love and to bless the community in public places/spaces with a Christmas message. An Appeal has been made for people to knit/crochet them – copies of the pattern are in the Church porch. Buttercross to Bethlehem is being held on Sunday 17th December at 4.30pm.
Please remember in your prayers:
Mary Goodwin, Rose & Ed Getty, 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.