Remembrance Sunday Prayer
O God our heavenly Father,
look mercifully upon the unrest in our world
and draw all people to yourself and one another
in the sure bond of peace.
We give you ready thanks
for the memory of all those men and women
who laid down their lives in the service of their country.
As we hallow their memory
we bless you for their courage and devotion
even unto death.
In your mercy
send your peace into the hearts of all people
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
(Prayer by Denis McBride C.Ss.R.)
Clergy Education & Training Fund – Special Collection
Next weekend the annual Collection for the Clergy Education & Training Fund will be held. On the training and formation of Priests, the future of our Diocese so much depends. Special Envelopes are available for you to use including leaflets about the Fund which explain how to make a regular donation by Standing Order or making your donation online or by Cheque. It also explains how to take advantage of Gift Aid for your donations to the Fund. I ask that you give your support in whatever way is possible for the provision of the best formation for a new generation of priests. It is in every sense an investment in the future of the life and mission of the Diocese.
With every good wish, Yours sincerely in Christ,
+ Mark, Bishop of Shrewsbury
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.
An Appeal is being made again this year for people to knit/crochet Christmas Angels. The Angels will be labelled and given out as a blessing gift in the community. Knitting/ crochet patterns can be found at http://www.christmasangel.net/info/ or there are copies in the Church Porch.
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.
Missio APF Red Boxes
Please bring these into Church to be counted – thank you.
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.