9 June 2019 News

Day for Life – second collection next weekend

Day for Life is the day in the Church’s year dedicated to raising awareness about the meaning and value of human life at every stage and in every condition. The Church teaches that life is to be nurtured from conception to natural death. 2019 Day for Life focuses on Domestic Abuse.


World Communications Day

Thank you for your donations last weekend to the World Communications Day second collection. £83.88 was collected. If you wish to make a further donation, please go online at www.catholicnews.org.uk/donate-wcd.


Missio Red Boxes

Following Fr Demot Byrne’s visit to celebrate Mass with us a couple of weekends ago, the Parish has now signed up to 22 additional boxes and 3 annual direct debits which is fantastic news – thank you. Any queries, please contact David Milburn.


Prayer for Persecuted Christians 

The next Churches Together prayer session for persecuted Christians will be held on 19 June between 2:00 and 3:30pm. The session will be held in the Lounge at Market Drayton Methodist Church. For more information, including recent reports from a number of ministries, please see the P4PC page of the Market Drayton Churches Together website. Alternatively, contact Randall Hardy:01952-540970 or randall@amen.org.uk.


10km Run Sponsorship

Thank you very much to everybody who sponsored Wilf McSherry for his run in the Market Drayton 10km road race back in May. A total of £386 was raised and will be divided equally between the Alzheimer’s Society and the building of the new Church Hall.


Summer Fayre – today

The Nuns at Ellesmere are holding their annual Summer Fayre today 9th June from 12noon. All invited to join and support them.


Christian Aid Week 12-18th May: ‘All Mums Should Live’

Thank you for all your donations collected during Christian Aid week. The Parish raised a total of £54.00.


Christian Aid Concert

A concert will be held at Market Drayton Methodist Church on Saturday 13th July at 7pm with MDAODS Little Voices Choir and guest performances from Longlands School Choir, MDMC Ukelele Group and MDMC Gospel Choir. Free admission. See poster in 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 Shampoo, Long-life cartons of fruit juice, rice pudding, custard, toilet rolls and washing powder. Please see the Foodbank website: https://marketdrayton.foodbank.org.uk/give-help/donate-food/ for an up to date list. Thank you.


Christians Against Poverty (CAP) Volunteer Vacancies

CAP is still 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 to support people with low incomes, budgeting & key life skills support and a Community Links Co-Ordinator. In the first instance, please contact Gill Carley on 07855460655 or gillcarley@capuk.org.


Please remember in your prayers:

Mary Colgan, Faye Hargreaves, Mary Goodwin, Doreen Dodd, Beryl Dutton, Julian Huxley, Sheila Minnery, Emmie Justice, Dr. Elizabeth Gardiner (Betty), Shane McGroggan, Doreen Warrilow, Sylvia Mary Stanworth and all sick & housebound of the Parish.


Illness or emergency calls

If you need to contact the Priest in any capacity and especially for sick calls, call 01952 811299.

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