1 March 2020 News

Stations of the Cross

will be held on Fridays during Lent at 7pm.


Morning prayer

Morning prayer will recommence during Lent at 9.30am on Wednesday mornings. Why not come and participate in the prayer of the Church.


World Day of Prayer

This will take place this Friday 6th March at 7pm at Christ Church, all welcome.


Kaye Smith

Please pray for the happy repose of the soul of Kaye Smith who has recently died and for her family and friends. Requiem Mass will be celebrated this Friday 6th March at 11am followed by interment at Mucklestone Church.


Special Occasion for the Parish

On Friday 3rd April at 7pm, Bishop Mark will be coming to the Parish to confer the ministry of lector on Wilf McSherry and John McKay, who are both candidates for the permanent diaconate. Refreshments afterwards at St Mary’s Parish Rooms. If anybody is able to help with food and preparations, please contact Helen McSherry – 07527 628192.


CAFOD Family Fast Day

This Lent, CAFOD’s Family Fast Day is an opportunity to reach out to some of the poorest, most marginalised of our sisters and brothers. On Friday 6th March, will you eat a simple meal in solidarity and give what you save to help local experts such as Sister Conslia, a nun and trained pharmacist. Please collect your Family Fast Day envelope and give whatever you can. Envelopes can be brought to church and placed in the offertory bags.


Volunteers needed please

Staff at Stoke Heath Prison near Market Drayton are asking for volunteers to visit prisoners. Please let Fr Anthony or Wilf McSherry know if you are interested.


CAP Money Course

CAP Money Course dates are Tuesdays 17th, 24th and 31st March at 7pm-9pm at Market Drayton Methodist Church – church hall. If you would like to attend please email Lynne: lynnieloodle@hotmail.com.


Attention all Gift Aid Donors

The tax year 2018/19 will be coming to an end on 5th April and the Parish will then undertake the process of claiming back the Gift Aid refunds on donations made in the tax year.  If your circumstances have changed and you no longer pay income tax (or if for any other reason you do not wish to remain in the Gift Aid Scheme) please contact Helen McSherry on 01630 638177/ ssthomasandstephen@gmail.com by 5th April, otherwise it will be assumed you have paid sufficient income tax for the Parish to reclaim Gift Aid on donations made in the tax year. Please also let us know if you have changed your address.


Lawn Mowing – volunteers needed

Volunteers are needed to help mow the lawns in the Church garden, please contact David Milburn if you are able to help.


Market Drayton Foodbank Lent Appeal

The Foodbank has launched its annual Lent Appeal. Please would you consider donating during Lent, towards our 40p for 40 days appeal or donating food to help local people in crisis? We are particularly asking for donations of food towards children’s meals over Easter to help feed children who may otherwise go hungry during the school holidays. Items such as tinned spaghetti, ravioli, meatballs, mince, chilli, hotdogs soup and tuna would be appreciated along with tinned vegetables, tomatoes, fruit and instant mashed potato. Shopping lists are provided. Donations from the 40p for 40 days appeal will allow us to buy fresh items for the children such as fruit and vegetables. All donations will be welcomed, and we ask that if you are a taxpayer, please consider gift aiding your donation using the form provided. Thank you very much for your support!

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