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Home Mission Sunday – Second Collection Today
The Home Mission Office exists to help the Church throughout England and Wales to share the joy of the Gospel. Please consider contributing to today’s second collection. The money received from this collection ensures that the Catholic Faith Centre is resourced and is able to respond to those who have questions about the Catholic Faith. It is also possible to donate online at www.catholicnews.org.uk/Home/Donate. Thank you.
There is a training session for Extraordinary Ministers of the Holy Communion and Readers at Shrewsbury Cathedral next Saturday 23rd September 10am – 1pm. It would be great if Ministers and Readers from Market Drayton could attend. If you will be attending and/or can give car lifts, please put your details on the list in the Church Porch to let others know.
Harvest Fast Day: Friday 6 October 2017
This year, we reflect on the endless abundance of God’s love, and how human beings across the world see this abundance in the harvests we bring in, the world over. We reflect on CAFOD’s work in El Salvador and the transformation of the life of farmer Edelmira, as she provides for her family.
Hymn Book Amnesty
There is a shortage of hymn books, please return to Church any that you may have taken home – thank you!
Churches Together Notices
15/10/2017 Annual CAP (Christians against Poverty) Service to be held at the Methodist Church at 6pm.
18/11/2017 International Day of Prayer for Persecuted Christians Service to be held at the Methodist Church 10 – 1 pm.
17/12/2017 Buttercross to Bethlehem at 4.30pm.
Men’s Churches Together Mission – new venture proposed by CTOG to run Joint events as an outreach to the local community
CAP/Foodbank – Can you help with a regular donation to CAP and/or the Foodbank? Donations gratefully received to help with future budgeting for these valuable community projects.
Please contact your CTOG representatives, Dave Hunt and Catherine Bolton for further information on any of the above.
Red Missio Boxes
Please leave these at the back of Church to be emptied.
Parish Christmas Fayre
Our Christmas Fayre will be held on Saturday 25th Nov this year – donations of cakes, bottles (tombola) and raffle prizes will be gratefully received. Please advertise to your family, friends and Community. Donations can be left in the box in the Porch.
Buttercross to Bethlehem
Support is required for the planning of this year’s Buttercross to Bethlehem. Lots of involvement is needed from all the churches and interested representatives from Churches are invited to a meeting at the Methodist Manse (1 Clive Road) at 7.30pm on Thursday 28th September.
PPC Committee Meeting
The minutes from the latest Parish Pastoral Committee Meeting are available to read in the Church Porch.
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.
Market Drayton Foodbank Combined Harvest Appeal
The Foodbank have launched their Harvest Appeal and are asking for your support with food and funds this harvest.
Donate Food: help by donating an item or two from the Harvest Shopping list to provide for people in crisis. Donate Money: Help to cover the costs of storing and distributing food, as well as developing sustainable projects. Further information including shopping lists are available in the Church Porch. 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.