APF Missio Red Box Appeal
There will be an appeal next Sunday 19th May during Mass.
10km Run Sponsorship
Wilf McSherry will be again running the Market Drayton 10km road race today. Any funds raised will be divided equally between the Alzheimer’s Society and the building of the new Church Hall. There is a form in the Church Porch if you would like to donate – thank you.
Christian Aid Week 12-18th May: ‘All Mums Should Live’
Sierra Leone is the world’s most dangerous place to become a mum. Every day 10 women die from giving birth. In Sawula district, the community struggle with a clinic which has no electricity and only two delivery beds. Jebbeh is heavily pregnant but as her baby grows, it’s not joy that fills her heart, but fear. When Jebbeh’s sister Fatmata went in to labour, there were so few ambulances that Fatmata had no choice but to walk for three hours under the baking sun, to the nearest hospital. The journey was long and with every step Fatmata struggled to keep walking. Jebbeh told us: ‘My sister was crying out with hunger. She died on the side of the road. She never gave birth.’ This Christian Aid Week, together, we can make childbirth safe for mums and babies. Through our gifts and prayers, we can help give the world’s poorest mums a chance to live. Please collect your envelope to make a donation and bring back to Church on Sunday 19th May. Thank you.
Shrewsbury Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2019 This will be taking place 25th July – 2nd August if travelling over land or 26th July – 1st August if travelling by air. Full details can be found in the Church Porch or e-mail email@example.com, phone 07773 324264 or at www.shrewsburypilgrimage.co.uk.
Tim Strickland writes:
You’ll be pleased to know that I have completed the writing of my father’s life-story and am now preparing it for publication. This is a complex and lengthy process which I hope to complete before the end of the year. After that, I will be returning to the story of our church and parish.
Banns of Marriage
Emily Ruth Mayman and John William Dodd intend to marry on 25th May 2019. If anyone knows of any reason why the above should not marry, they are bound to inform the Parish Priest.
There are some future exciting opportunities for young people in the coming months…. World Youth Day at Home (WYD@Home) – On Pentecost weekend 7-9th June 2019 a festival for 15-25 year olds will be hosted at Alton Castle, Staffordshire to include world renowned Christian music artists, sacramental celebrations, inspirational speakers and workshops with praise and worship. See poster in the Church Porch for further details or www.wydathome.com. Summer Camp – at Alton Castle 11-15th August for 11-18 yr olds. Book at www.symt.org.uk and info on the poster in the Church porch.
Foodbank Appeal – Thank you
Thank you for your kind and generous donations over the past few weeks. The Foodbank’s stocks have now been replenished except for Long-life cartons of fruit juice. Please see the Foodbank website for a list of most needed items – thank you. https://marketdrayton.foodbank.org.uk/give-help/donate-food/.
Christians Against Poverty (CAP) Volunteer Vacancies Update
CAP is seeking a ‘Fresh Start’ Coach suitable for those with previous experience in the area of addictions/dependencies and/or life controlling habits. A Life Skills Manager & Coach are also needed to support people with low incomes, budgeting & key life skills support. In the first instance, please contact Gill Carley on 07855460655 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.