Welcome to Fr Jo Donlan
A big welcome and thank you to Fr Jo who is celebrating Mass with us this weekend.
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.
Clergy Education & Training Fund – Collection next Sunday
Next weekend the annual collection for the Clergy Education & Training Fund will be held. On the training and formation of Priests, the future of our Diocese so much depends. Special envelopes are available for you to use. A leaflet about the Fund is also available which explains how to make a regular donation to the Fund by Standing Order, or how you can make your donation either Online or by Cheque. It also explains how to take advantage of Gift Aid for your donations to the Fund. I ask that you give your support in whatever way is possible for the provision of the best formation for a new generation of priests. It is in every sense an investment in the future of the life and mission of the Diocese.
With every good wish, Yours sincerely in Christ,
+ Mark Bishop of Shrewsbury
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.
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.
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 support this event by advertising it to your family, friends and community. Donations can be left in the box in the Porch.
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.
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. Further information from Ruth Jeffries at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If anybody has been making Christmas Angels, please hand them in ASAP to Catherine Bolton – 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.