All Saints – Holy Day of Obligation
Mass will be celebrated in Church at 10am this Friday 1st November. Vigil Mass will be celebrated at SS Peter & Paul – Newport at 7.30pm (Thursday) and 12 noon on Friday.
All Saints’ Day is a solemn holy day of the Catholic Church celebrated annually on November 1st. The day is dedicated to the saints of the Church, that is, all those who have attained heaven. It should not be confused with All Souls’ Day, which is observed on November 2nd and is dedicated to those who have died and not yet reached heaven. Although millions, or even billions of people may already be saints, All Saints’ Day observances tend to focus on known saints –that is those recognised in the canon of the saints by the Catholic Church. All Saints’ Day is also commemorated by members of the Eastern Orthodox Church as well as some protestant churches, such as Lutheran and Anglican churches. It is a Catholic Holy Day of Obligation, meaning all Catholics are required to attend Mass on that day, unless they have an excellent excuse, such as serious illness. All Saints’ Day was formally started by Pope Boniface IV, who consecrated the Pantheon at Rome to the Virgin Mary and all the Martyrs on May 13 in 609 AD. Boniface IV also established All Souls’ Day, which follows All Saints.
All Souls’ Day Mass
Mass will be celebrated at Ss Peter & Paul, Newport on Saturday 2nd November at 10am.
World Mission Sunday – Thank you
Thank you very much for your contribution to last week’s World Mission Sunday collection which raised £84.03. Your prayers and donations help missionaries work alongside communities throughout the world that are poor or in need, regardless of their background or belief. Please pray for the work of Missio and all those working to offer the love of Jesus, that we may remain strong in our witness to Christ’s love for all peoples. To continue supporting mission throughout the year, please go to missio.org.uk or call 020 7821 9755.
Emeritus Bishop Brian Noble
Please pray for the happy repose of the soul of the Right Reverend Brian Noble, former 10th Bishop of Shrewsbury who died last Monday.
Extraordinary Month of Mission – Baptised and Sent
Pope Francis has declared that October 2019 will be a special month of prayer and action to strengthen and grow God’s mission through the Church. This month aims to encourage Catholics into a deeper relationship with Jesus through prayer; to look to, and learn from, the actions and sacrifices of our saints, martyrs and living missionaries; to financially support overseas mission, through Misso; and to rediscover and renew our understanding of overseas mission (missio ad gentes). For more information, please visit mission.org.uk/emm.
CAP Fresh Start Session
CAP Fresh Start helps you to discover freedom from life-controlling habits, like smoking, gambling, drinking or internet addictions. The next sessions start on Tuesday 29th October 5-6.30pm at Market Drayton Methodist Church. Book by calling Jill Alexander on 07845 762309.
Market Drayton Foodbank – Thank you
Thank you for all your recent food donations towards the harvest appeal. The Foodbank is still collecting donations and is particularly short of items such as UHT Milk, long life fruit juice, tinned meat and fish. For other items needed, please visit www.marketdrayton.foodbank.org.uk/give-help/donate-food/. All donations can be brought to Church and left in the Church Porch. Thank you.