25 February 2018 News

CAFOD Family Fast Day: Thank you 

Thank you for supporting the CAFOD Family Fast Day, please put any donations in the envelopes provided and place in the collection or in the basket in the Church Porch – thank you.


Women’s World Day of Prayer

A service for Women’s World Day of Prayer will be held on Friday 2nd March at 7pm at the Methodist Church – all welcome.


First Holy Communion

Preparation starts next Sunday 4th March at 10.30. Please bring children to the Church House (Presbytery).



There will be Confirmation classes this year in the parish, if there is anybody of secondary school age who would like to attend, please let Fr Anthony know.


Our Mission Together

This has now started in our parish. Part of the mission campaign does involve the parish priest contacting parishioners and inviting them if they feel able, to hear about the vision of ‘Our Mission Together’ and to invite them to consider whether they might feel able to support it.


Lenten Alms

A box in the wall in the Church has been allocated for Lenten Alms.


Walk with me Lent Booklets

These booklets are still available in the Church Porch and have a reflection for each of the days of Lent – priced £1 each.


Jesuit Refugee Service – Used Stamps

Do you throw away envelopes with used stamps on them?  The stamps can be recycled to raise funds for the Jesuit Refugee Service.  All stamps welcome – British and foreign. Please cut from the envelope leaving at least 1cm border all round, and place in the box in the porch. Thank you.


New CAP Release Course

The next CAP Release course is starting on Tuesday 6th March 5- 6.30pm in the Methodist church lounge. The group provides support to help overcome any life controlling issues such as smoking, drinking, overeating or gambling. Release Groups are based on the Twelve Steps principles of recovery and are completely confidential; creating an environment of trust and mutual respect for members and volunteers. An informal, no commitment information evening is being held on Tuesday 27th February 5-6.30pm in the Methodist church lounge. For more information or advice, please contact Jill Alexander on 07845 762309 or email: jillalexander@capuk.org


New CAP Money Course

There will be a CAP Money Course (helping with budgeting and money management) starting at St Mary’s Parish Rooms (main hall) on Monday 21st May at 1.30-3pm, followed by two further sessions on 4th and 11th June. For further details, and to book a place, please phone Keith Harrison on 07931 790603.


Market Drayton Foodbank – Lent Challenge

The foodbank has launched its Lent Challenge which includes ways you can help the Foodbank continue its vital work helping local people in crisis. Challenges include putting together a food parcel and giving up 40p for 40 days. Please see the poster in the Church porch and flyers which can be taken away. The foodbank still urgently requires food donations, please check the website:  https://marketdrayton.foodbank.org.uk/give-help/donate-food


Please remember in your prayers:

Mary Goodwin, Rose & Ed Getty, Margaret Doublett, Doreen Dodd, Beryl Dutton, Mavis Price, Julian 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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