8 July 2018 News

Fr Jo Donlan – welcome

We welcome and thank Fr Jo Donlan who will be celebrating Mass with us today.


Apostleship of the Sea – Second collection

Today is Sea Sunday, when the Church prays for all those who live and work at sea. Without them we would not have most of the items we buy in the shops. Today’s second collection is for Apostleship of the Sea (AoS), the church’s official maritime welfare agency. It supports seafarers both practically and spiritually. This collection is vital to enable it to continue its work, so please give generously and remember seafarers in your prayers. Gift Aid envelopes are also available in the Church Porch. Thank you. To donate on-line or for more information about its work, visit www.apostleshipofthesea.org.uk.


Market Drayton Foodbank – FOOD URGENTLY REQUIRED

The foodbank currently has no stock of the following items:

Long life fruit juice              Tinned fruit

Cereals                                  Tinned vegetables

Jam & sponge puddings     Toilet rolls

Toiletries, washing powder & washing-up liquid


The following items are also urgently needed:

UHT Milk, tinned tomatoes, tinned fish (not tuna), packets of rice/noodles. Thank you for all your donations. For further information and the latest list of items most needed, visit: https://marketdrayton.foodbank.org.uk/give-help/donate-food/


The next Supermarket Collection is being held on Friday 27th July 9am until 5pm. If you can help out either at Morrisons or sorting food at the Foodbank, please contact Helen on 01630 654007 or by e-mail at volunteer@marketdratyon.foodbank.org.uk.


Why not help donate food and funds by playing World Cup Foodbank Bingo – details can be found in the church porch or on the foodbank website at: https://marketdrayton.foodbank.org.uk/2018/06/15/world-cup-foodbank-bingo/


Seniors Afternoon Cream Tea

Please put Thursday 9th August in your diaries for the Senior’s Afternoon Cream Tea – further information in due course.


Prayer for Persecuted Christians

The next Churches Together prayer session for persecuted Christians will be held on Thursday 12th July 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 


Adoremus National Eucharistic Pilgrimage & Congress

A gathering of clergy, religious and laity which promotes an awareness of the central place of the Eucharist in the life and mission of the Church. The event will be held in Liverpool:

Friday 7th September: Symposium day – workshops and speakers aimed at our catechists, RE Coordinators, Teachers, Musicians and Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion.

Saturday 8th September: Congress day – Cardinal Vincent Nichols and the internationally renowned speaker, Bishop Robert Barron will be opening up our faith in the Eucharist.

Sunday 9th September: Pilgrimage day – opportunities for Mass in the Metropolitan Cathedral followed by a Eucharistic Procession (1km) in the vicinity of the Cathedral.

All days: there will be many complementary events taking place in and around Liverpool.

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