24 December 2017 News

Christmas Greetings

Wishing Parishioners and Visitors the Grace and Blessing of Our Lord’s Nativity.

 

Christmas Flower Collection

Thank you for your kind and generous donations towards the Church Flowers throughout the year. £97.26 was collected.

 

Welcome to Fr Anthony McGrath

A warm welcome and thank you to Fr McGrath who will be celebrating Mass with us on Christmas Day.

 

Christmas Offerings

The Christmas Offerings are traditionally given to the clergy.

 

Catholic Education

Do you support Catholic Schools and the right of Catholics to send their children to them? Then we need you to make your voice heard. The Government is making a critical decision on whether to overturn the admissions cap which prevents Catholic schools from allowing all Catholic pupils to attend. They have acknowledged that this policy discriminates against Catholics and promised to abandon it, now we need you to tell them not to u-turn on their promise to Catholics. Visit www.catholicnews-org.uk/education-cap or search for ‘Catholic Education’ in your search engine to write to the Government and urge them to drop their policy which bans new Catholic schools. With thanks for your help and cooperation in this matter and with every good wish.

Yours sincerely in Christ,

+ Mark  Bishop of Shrewsbury.

 

Crib Offerings

Crib Offerings are for the Diocesan Children’s Society.

 

Market Drayton Foodbank – URGENT APPEAL

The foodbank is appealing for urgent donations of the following please: UHT Milk, Tinned Tomatoes, Long-life Juice, Tinned Fish, Tinned Fruit, Toilet Rolls and Cereals. For up to date information on items most needed, please see the Foodbank website: https://marketdrayton.foodbank.org.uk/give-help/donate-food

Donations including Advent Appeal bags/boxes can be left in the basket in the Church Porch or at the Foodbank (The Parish Rooms, Church Street) from Friday 29th Dec on Fridays 12.30-2pm or Tuesdays 10-11.30am. Thank you.

 

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.

 

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.

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