4 March 2018 News

Eva Thomasina Lawson

Please pray for the happy repose of the soul of Eva Thomasina Lawson and for her family and friends. Her Requiem Mass will take place tomorrow Monday 5th March at 1pm and afterwards at Telford Crematorium.


Opportunity for Confession

Confession will be available on Sunday 18th March after Mass in the Sacristy.


Readers for Easter

Several readers are required for the Easter Services. If you can volunteer to read, please put your name on the list in the Porch.


First Holy Communion

Preparation continues on Sundays at 10.30am in 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.


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.



The new Youth Mission Team would like to warmly invite all parishioners to their explore Lent event on Sunday 18th March 2018 at 7-8.30pm at Shrewsbury Cathedral. This event will explore the meaning of Lent with prayer, live music, and talks and refreshments will be provided.


New CAP Courses

The next CAP Release course is starting on Tuesday 6th March 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. 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, 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, call 01952 811299.

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