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Prisoner’s Sunday is a national day of prayer and action for prisoners and their dependants marked by the Catholic Church. It launches a week-long ecumenical campaign of prayer for all those affected by imprisonment, a time to reflect on how we, as individuals as a Church and as an ecumenical community, can serve those whose lives are entwined with the Criminal Justice System.
Please see the posters for further details and if you wish to make a donation, there are envelopes in the Church Porch.
CAFOD Harvest Family Fast Day – Friday 5th October
If you are still wishing to donate, please place your Fast Day envelopes in the basket in the church porch or put into the offertory collection – thank you.
World Mission Sunday – second collection next Sunday
Next Sunday, the Holy Father invites all Catholics to contribute to a special collection for Missio, his official charity for overseas mission. Your support on World Mission Sunday will help brave missionaries in building a future of hope both in Ethiopia and around the world. Please join in this special day that unites Catholics all over the world in prayer, celebration and care for our mission of the Church. You will be able to Gift Aid all donations by using envelopes provided by Missio. Thank you.
CAP Community Links Coordinator required
Christians Against Poverty, Market Drayton, are seeking a volunteer ‘Community Links Coordinator’ (to publicise and promote the work of all the four CAP services in the town and surrounding area). There is a training day at Jubilee Mill, Bradford on Monday 5th November. Please see Gill Carley for further details if you are interested in this opportunity by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
CAP Fresh Start Sessions
A new course of Fresh Start sessions will be starting on Tues 23rd October 5-6.30pm at Market Drayton Methodist Church. Further info from Jill Alexander 07845 762309 or the poster in the Porch.
Churches Together Representative
There is a vacancy for a Churches Together representative. If you think you may be interested or you would like further information, please contact Dave Hunt. Thank you.
Market Drayton Foodbank – Thank you
The Foodbank has fed almost 200 adults and children just in September, stock is yet again extremely low and they are struggling to meet the demand. Your kind and generous donations over the past weeks have helped local people in crisis. The Foodbank would like to convey their thanks and gratitude to all those Parishioners who have donated. If you still wish to donate, a list of most urgent items is on the website: https://marketdrayton.foodbank.org.uk/give-help/donate-food/ and includes items such as Fruit juice, Jam, Custard, Tinned fish, Sponge puddings, Washing powder/liquid, UHT Milk. Donations can be left in the basket in the Church porch or dropped off at the Foodbank – Tuesdays 10-11.30 or Fridays 12.30-2pm.