Change of Mass Time on Remembrance Sunday 11th November
Due to the Parade and Service for Remembrance Sunday being held an hour earlier this year. Mass will be celebrated at 10am next Sunday 11th November. Mass will commence with a short service in which we will remember those members of our parish who gave their lives in the First World War.
Please pray for the happy repose of the soul of Margaret Doublett and for her family and friends. Margaret who peacefully passed away in her sleep in the early hours of Monday morning would have reached her 104th birthday yesterday. Her funeral will be held at Telford Crematorium on Tuesday 20th Nov at 11.30am.
Our Mission Together
Once again, a special thank you to parishioners for your continued support of ‘Our Mission Together’, the result of which has raised approx. £10,000 for our parish project to replace the Church Hall. As I think we are all aware, the existing building which has served the parish for some 50 years, is now well beyond its shelf life and some important decisions have to be made. A Small group of parishioners have worked dedicatedly looking ty alternatives and costings. We hope, soon to share this information at Sunday Mass.
Christmas Cards and Items available
There are Christmas cards, advent calendars/candles and other small items available to purchase in the Church Porch after Mass.
World War I Beacon of Light
A tribute to the 100th Anniversary of World War I will be held next Sunday 11th November at 6pm in the Town Park.
An Appeal is being made again this year for people to knit/crochet Christmas Angels. Further details to follow but they will be labelled and given out as a blessing gift.
Month of the Holy Souls – November
Many Catholics wish Mass to be celebrated for deceased relatives and friends. If so, kindly place the Mass offering along with the list of names in the envelope provided and write the family name on the front. If you do not wish Mass to be said, the names can still be placed in the envelope but please omit the family name on the front. In both cases, please place the envelope before the Altar.
International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church
Market Drayton Churches Together is holding a United Morning of Prayer on Saturday 17th November from 10:00am to 1:00pm, in St. Mary´s Parish Rooms to mark this year’s IDOP. The morning will be divided into three sessions, starting on the hour, with each focusing on a different country where Christians are currently being persecuted. For more information, please see the IDOP page of the Market Drayton Churches Together website: www.churchestogether-marketdrayton.org.uk/idop
or contact Randall Hardy 01952-540970 / firstname.lastname@example.org.
Market Drayton Foodbank
A list of food needed can be found on the Foodbank website: https://marketdrayton.foodbank.org.uk/give-help/donate-food/ Donations can be left in the basket in the Church porch or at the Foodbank – Tuesdays 10-11.30 or Fridays 12.30-2pm.