6 May 2018 News

The Spiritans (Holy Ghost Fathers) Appeal

We welcome and thank Fr Jude who will be celebrating Mass with us this weekend. Fr Jude is a member of Spiritans (British Province) and will be making an appeal during Mass today.


The Ascension of The Lord

Mass will be celebrated on this Holy Day of Obligation this Thursday 10th May at 7pm. There will be no Mass on Tuesday.


Mass Time Change on Sunday 13th May

Please note that due to the 10km run taking place, Mass will take place earlier next Sunday 13th May at 9.15am. This change of time is for Sunday 13th May only.


World Communications Day – Second Collection

The Catholic Church celebrates World Communications Day next Sunday 13th May when we are asked to pray for those who work in the media. A second collection will be taken after Mass to help fund this important work.


Christian Aid Week Bag-Pack

This year’s Christian Aid week is 13–19th May. Churches Together are launching the week by raising funds and awareness by holding a bag pack at Morrisons Supermarket next Saturday 12th May from 10am – 4pm. Volunteers are required from all the churches to sign up for an hour or as much as you can do. Please sign up by putting your name on the list in the Church porch or speak to Dave Hunt or Catherine Bolton. Thank you.


Prayer for Persecuted Christians

The next Churches Together prayer session for persecuted Christians will be held on Thursday 10th May starting at 7:30pm. The venue is Wollerton URC School Room, Wood Lane, Wollerton. For more information, including recent reports from a number of ministries, please see the P4PC page of the Market Drayton Churches Together website. Alternatively, please contact Randall Hardy 01952-540970 / randall@amen.org.uk


PPC Meeting

The next PPC meeting will take place on Monday 14th May at 7pm. Any agenda points, please contact Helen McSherry at ssthomasandstephen@gmail.com or 01630 638177.


10km Run Sponsorship

Wilf McSherry will be running the Market Drayton 10km road race on Sunday 13th May. Any funds raised will be divided equally between the Alzheimer’s Society and the building of the new Church Hall. There is a form in the Church Porch if you would like to donate – thank you.


Tea and Coffee

Tea and Coffee will be served after Mass today in the Church Hall, please join us – all welcome.


Confirmation Mass

The Confirmation Mass will be held at Shrewsbury Cathedral on Sunday 20th May (Pentecost) at 3pm.


Care Home Friends

Market Drayton Churches Together are exploring the possibility of setting up a Care Home Friends project in the area. If you are interested in getting involved, you can find out more on the Churches Together website www.churchestogether-marketdrayton.org.uk/chf or Randall Hardy 01952-540970 / randall@amen.org.uk by Mon 7th May.


First Communion

First Communion will be celebrated during Sunday Mass on 24th June at 11am.


Foodbank Low Stock Items

A list of items can be found on the Foodbank Website – thanks.



Please remember in your prayers:

Margaret Doublett, Wanda Mozierska, John McGrath, Mary Goodwin, 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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