Mass & Morning Prayer this week
Mass will be held on Wednesday this week at 9.30am. Morning Prayer this week will be held on Tuesday morning at 9.30am.
Canonisation of Cardinal John Henry Newman
The Vatican has announced that on Sunday 13th October in Rome, John Henry Newman will be canonised a saint of the Catholic Church. Newman’s life and legacy are a phenomenon both in the Church of England and then, subsequently, as a Catholic after his conversion. He founded The Oratory in this country which is now flourishing and sent much of the latter part of his life in Birmingham. It is impossible to do justice to this outstanding modern Doctor of the church, who perhaps one day will also be declared a Doctor of the Church, such is the breadth, depth and richness of his life. He preached and lived the Christian faith and wrote extensively about it. We sing some of his hymns at Mass and his Dream of Gerontius was set to music by Elgar. When Pope Benedict came to England he wished to visit Newman’s Rooms in Birmingham.
Going to Rome – It may be some Parishioners wish to go to Rome for the canonisation. One needs to be fully mobile to cope with Rome. Please speak to Fr Anthony or Deacon David.
Market Drayton Uniform Bank
Have you got any spare or unwanted school uniforms?
Churches Together are creating a uniform bank of second hand primary and secondary uniform for the town schools. If you have bits of school uniform, PE kits and even shoes and trainers that still have some life left in them, please consider donating them at one of the donation points:
Donation Points: (Monday – Saturday):
St Mary’s Church, 11am – 1pm and Bedz 2 Go, (Queen Street) 9am – 5pm.
If you need uniform, the Collection point is Festival Drayton Centre 10am – 2pm Thursdays 22nd and 29th August.
See poster in the Church Porch for further details.
Market Drayton Foodbank
Thank you to everybody for their fantastic support with donations over the school summer holiday. The Foodbank has been able to feed many children who would otherwise go hungry. Please refer to the ‘Urgently needed food items’ list on the Foodbank website if you wish to donate food items: https://marketdrayton.foodbank.org.uk/give-help/donate-food/ The list currently includes: TINNED FRUIT, COFFEE, TINNED POTATOES, CUSTARD, RICE PUDDING. MEN’S AND WOMEN’S TOILETRIES, LAUNDRY WASHING POWDER & WASHING UP LIQUID. Thank you.