1 September 2019 News

Mass this week

There will be no Mass held during the week.


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.


Savills Music Concert, St Mary’s Church Market Drayton with Colin Browne Band and Friends

Join Colin Browne Band and Friends for an evening of spirit filled soul, foot tapping funk, energetic jazz and harmonic gospel covers in the beautiful and historic building of St Mary’s Church, Market Drayton. In aid of Market Drayton Foodbank on Saturday 28th September, 7.30pm to 9.30pm at St Mary’s Church, Church Street, Market Drayton, TF9 1AD. Tickets must be booked in advance via the What’s On Page on the festival website: www.gingerandspicefest.co.uk. See the poster in the Church porch for further information on the Ginger & Spice festival being held on Wednesday 25th to Saturday 28th September in Market Drayton.


Mass of the Western Wind

Jacobi Chorale and Players perform 16th Century English Music Performance – Mass of the Western Wind by John Taverner on Sunday 15th September at 3pm at St Luke’s Church, Hodnet. For further details, please call Jill on 07538 482818.


Market Drayton Shropshire Seniors

A meeting will be held on Tuesday 3rd September at 2pm at the Beacon Centre, Prospect Road. Jane Jones will be speaking about Shropshire Street Cats. Refreshments and raffle, all welcome.


Festival of Ageing

On Tuesday 15th October a Festival of Ageing will take place 9am to 4pm at Shrewsbury Town Football Club. See the poster in the Church Porch for further details.


Market Drayton Foodbank

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, Tinned Vegetables, Tinned Potatoes, Custard, Rice Pudding, Coffee, Packets of Rice and Laundry Washing Powder & Washing Up Liquid. Thank you.

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