Clergy Education & Training Fund – Special Collection
Today the annual Collection for the Clergy Education & Training Fund is being held. Special Envelopes are available for you to use. If you use weekly Offertory Envelopes, please can I ask that you write your envelope number on the special envelope. If you do not have this, or you give to your Parish by means of a Standing Order, write in your name and full address (including postcode). It will then be possible to claim Gift Aid on your donation if you have joined the Gift Aid scheme.
A Leaflet about the Fund is also available which provides information on how you can make a regular donation of whatever amount to the Fund by Standing Order, or how you can donate Online or by Cheque. It also explains how to take advantage of Gift Aid to boost your donation to the Fund. On the training and formation of Priests, the future of our Diocese so much depends, and I would ask that you give your support in whatever way is possible. 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 Alice Davies and for her family and friends. Information on her funeral arrangements will be available in due course.
Please pray for the happy repose of the soul of Margaret Doublett and for her family and friends. 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.
Christmas Raffle for the new Church Hall
A Christmas raffle is being held to raise funds for our new Church Hall. Prizes include bottles of spirits, vouchers, chocolates and a complete set of hand-knitted nativity figures. If anybody would like to contribute further prizes, please see Margaret McNulty or Anita Markham. Raffle tickets are available at £1 per strip after Mass at the Piety stall in the Church Porch.
Missio APF Red Boxes
Please bring your red APF boxes 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.
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.