Tea and Coffee
Refreshments will be served after Mass today in the Church Hall. Please join us, all welcome.
Retired Priest’s Fund – Special Collection Next Weekend
Next weekend, the annual Collection for the Retired Priests’ Fund will be held. With your help, we can build up the Fund to help meet the future needs of our sick and retired priests. Special envelopes are available for you to use and a leaflet about the Fund is also available which explains how to make a regular donation to the Fund by Standing Order or how to make your donation by cheque. It also explains how to take advantage of Gift Aid for your donations. I ask that you give as generously as you can to this very worthy cause and would also like to express my sincere gratitude for your continued support.
With every blessing, † Mark Bishop of Shrewsbury
For all the Volunteers who very kindly help to clean our Church throughout the year, there are copies of the 2018 Cleaning Rota in the Church Porch. Please collect a copy.
Parishioners Tea Party
The children and staff of Ss Peter & Paul School would like to invite retired Parishioners from Market Drayton and Newport to a Seasonal Celebration followed by light refreshments at Ss Peter & Paul School this Wednesday 10th January at 2pm. To give an idea of numbers, please put you name on the list in the Church Porch.
There are Catholic Voice magazines available to take away with you, donations will be gratefully received.
Crib Offerings are for Caritas Diocese of Shrewsbury.
Market Drayton Foodbank – URGENT APPEAL
The foodbank is appealing for urgent donations of the following items of food please: UHT Milk, Tinned Tomatoes, Long-life Juice, Tinned Fish and Tinned Fruit. For up to date info on items most needed, please see 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) 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.