Clergy Education & Training Fund – Special Collection
Next weekend the annual Collection for the Clergy Education & Training Fund will be held. On the training and formation of Priests, the future of our Diocese so much depends. Special Envelopes are available for you to use along with leaflets about the Fund which explain how to make a regular donation by Standing Order or Cheque, and how you can donate at www.dioceseofshrewsbury.org/clergy-education-and-training-fund. It also explains how to take advantage of Gift Aid for your donations to the Fund. I ask that you give your support in whatever way is possible for the provision of the best formation for a new generation of priests. It is in every sense an investment in the future of the life and mission of the Diocese.
With every good wish,
Yours sincerely in Christ,
Bishop of Shrewsbury
Month of the Holy Souls – November
Many Catholics wish Mass to be celebrated for deceased relatives and friends. If so, kindly place the Mass offering along with the list of names in the envelope provided and write the family name on the front. If you do not wish Mass to be said, the names can still be placed in the envelope but please omit the family name on the front. In both cases, please place the envelope before the Altar.
Prayer for Persecuted Christians
The next Churches Together prayer session for persecuted Christians will be held on Wednesday 20th November 2-3:30pm. The group meets in the Lounge at Market Drayton Methodist Church. For more information, please see the P4PC page of the Market Drayton Churches Together website. Alternatively, please contact Randall Hardy 01952-540970 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Missio APF Red Boxes
Please bring your red APF Missio boxes into Church and leave them to be counted and returned to you – thank you.
An Appeal is being made again this year for people to knit/crochet Christmas Angels. Please leave in the Church Porch to be collected. They will then be labelled and given out as a blessing gift.
Lions Club of Market Drayton Events
Visit Santa’s Grotto in the town hall on Saturday 16th November – £2 per child. 11-1.30pm and 2-4.45pm.
Lions Club of Market Drayton ‘Tree of Light’ is being held from 16th November until 28th December where you can sponsor a light for £5. A symbol of both Christmas and personal remembrance in Market Drayton giving focus for people to remember a person or cause that is special to them at this time of the year. If you would like to make a personal dedication, please pick up a form from Morrison’s customer service desk or they are available in the Church porch along with posters.
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.