Parish Christmas Fayre
Thank you very much to everybody who organised, helped and supported the Parish Christmas Fayre yesterday. Funds raised to be confirmed.
Clergy Education & Training Fund
Last week, the Parish collected £156.39 for the Clergy Education & Training Fund – thank you to everyone for your generosity.
Seats at the back of Church
The ‘orange chairs’ at the back of church have been reserved to give priority to families with small children. There are nearly always pews vacant at the front of Church so please do come forward. Pushchairs may be left in the Church porch away from the door. Thank you.
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.
Tea and Coffee – next weekend
Tea and coffee will be served after Mass next Sunday in the Church Hall. Everyone welcome, please join us.
Christmas Mass Times
Saturday 23rd December:
5pm: Vigil Mass for 4th Sunday of Advent
Sunday 24th December (Christmas Eve):
NOTE – THERE WILL BE NO MASS AT 11AM
4.30pm: Christmas Carols
5pm: Evening Mass of the Vigil
Monday 25th December (Christmas Day):
Time to be confirmed: Mass of The Nativity of The Lord
If anybody has been making knitted Christmas Angels, please hand them in ASAP to Catherine Bolton or leave in the Porch.
Market Drayton Foodbank Advent Appeal
The foodbank is appealing for people to donate food by taking a box/bag and adding an item from the Foodbank shopping list each day from 1st December until Christmas Day. Bags/boxes can then be left either at Church or at the Foodbank when it is open: Tuesdays 10-11.30am and Fridays 12.30-2pm. Further details can be found on the poster in the Church Porch.
There will be no Children’s Liturgy on Sundays 3rd and 10th December.
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.
Buttercross to Bethlehem – Volunteers required
There are some sign-up sheets in the Church Porch for those wishing to volunteer for ‘Buttercross to Bethlehem’ being held on Sunday 17th December at 4.30pm. Stewards, Angels and Shepherds are needed – further information from Ruth Jeffries at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.