CAFOD Harvest Family Fast Day – Friday 5th October
On Family Fast Day, CAFOD invites us to share in the abundance that God has given us. We are asked to fast, pray and five to help people like Longora, who lives in a remote village in Uganda. The area is so hot and dry, people used to struggle to get enough clean water to survive. Thanks to the generosity of parishioners in England and Wales, CAFOD has made sure Longora and her neighbours now have a reliable supply of clean, safe water. On Family Fast Day, this Friday 5th October, CAFOD invites us to eat simply, perhaps having a bowl of soup instead of a meal and give the money we save to help people like Longora. Please collect your Fast Day envelope from the church porch and give what you can. Envelopes can be brought back and put into the offertory collection or basket in the Church porch – thank you.
Christians Against Poverty BBC documentary
A BBC documentary will be televised on the work of Christians Against Poverty (CAP) and will be shown on Friday 5th October at 9pm on BBC2. It has been filmed over 12 months both in Bradford, at CAP Head Office, and ‘out on the road’ with real CAP Client stories. The documentary gives an insight into real peoples’ lives who are affected by poverty and is also a great opportunity to show others in similar situations that there really is hope out there….in more ways than one!
Action to the Church in Need (ACN) Diocesan Annual Events
Sat 6th Oct: Mass for Persecuted Christians, Shrewsbury Cathedral 12 noon) Sun 7th Oct: Talks on the Suffering Church in Iraq & Pakistan, St Columba’s, Chester (3pm). Please join Bishop Mark and the Catholic charity ACN for these events. All are welcome; please feel free to bring a friend!
Tea and Coffee next Sunday
Tea and coffee will be served after Mass and the Piety Stall will be open next Sunday. Please come along to join us.
CAP Fresh Start Sessions
A new course of Fresh Start sessions will be starting on Tues 23rd October 5-6.30pm at Market Drayton Methodist Church. Further info from Jill Alexander 07845 762309 or the poster in the Porch.
Market Drayton Foodbank – Urgent Appeal
The Foodbank has fed almost 200 adults and children just in September, stock is yet again extremely low and they are struggling to meet the demand. The list of most urgent items is on the website: https://marketdrayton.foodbank.org.uk/give-help/donate-food/ and includes items such as Soup, Tinned fruit, Tinned vegetables, Jam, Custard, Tinned fish, Tinned potatoes, Sponge puddings, Washing powder/liquid, UHT Milk, Fruit Juice.
If you can donate, please leave your items in the basket in the Church porch or drop off at the Foodbank – Tuesdays 10-11.30 or Fridays 12.30-2pm. Thank you for your generous donations.
Book on Our Parish Church
Tim Strickland writes: Parishioners will be interested to know that a great deal of information has been assembled and compiled on the following: The Opening of the Church in 1886, the Consecration of the Church in 1887, the decorations of the Sanctuary 1896, a Calendar of Events in the story of the Church, the Altar relics, the Lives of the Parish Priests, Aquinas Hall, the Clifford Family, the De Trafford Family, the Harding Family, World War One and its aftermath. A more thorough search of the Diocesan Archives is intended. My apologies for the time it is taking. I know you will understand, but I must explain that my current priority is to complete the life of my father for publication as soon as possible. I’m afraid that this has had to come first.