Welcome to Fr Demot Byrne
Thank you and welcome to Fr Byrne who will be celebrating Mass with us today. Fr Byrne will be talking to us about the Missio APF red boxes.
Welcome to Fr Mark Hargreaves
Thank you and welcome also to Fr Hargreaves who will be celebrating Mass with us this Tuesday at 9.30am
10km Run Sponsorship
Thank you to everybody who sponsored Wilf McSherry for his run in the Market Drayton 10km road race. Wilf completed the course in 45 minutes and 11 seconds and has already signed up for next year’s race! Total funds raised will be announced in due course and will be divided equally between the Alzheimer’s Society and the building of the new Church Hall
Christian Aid Week 12-18th May: ‘All Mums Should Live’
If you haven’t already done so, please collect an envelope to make a donation. Envelopes can be placed in the offertory collection bags or in the basket in the Church Porch. Thank you.
The Ascension of The Lord – Holy Day of Obligation
Mass will be celebrated for the solemnity of The Ascension of The Lord on Thursday 30th May at 10am in Church. Mass is also being celebrated at Ss Peter & Paul, Newport at 7pm.
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.
Mason Anthony Blaylock
We welcome and congratulate Mason Anthony Blaylock following his Baptism last Saturday.
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 – low stock items
Thank you for your kind and generous donations over the past few weeks. Our current low stock items are Long-life cartons of fruit juice, cat food, toilet rolls and washing powder. Please see the Foodbank website for an up to date list – 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.