MASS & SERVICE TIMES
Saturday 17th March
4:45pm – Sacrament of Reconciliation
5:15pm – Kathleen Harrison RIP
Sunday 18th March – FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT (CYCLE B)
9:30am – Jack Hunt RIP
11:00am – People of the Parish
Noon – Family Fun Day & Easter Egg Tombola
Monday 19th March – ST JOSEPH’S DAY
9:30am – Bernard Cannon Anniversary RIP
Tuesday 20th March
9:30am – Parents family Hollinrake & Jennings RIP
10:30am – Coffee morning
Wednesday 21st March
1:00pm – Requiem Mass – Paul Bailey RIP
Thursday 22nd March
9:30am – Mary Godfrey RIP
Friday 23rd March
Saturday 24th March
4:45pm – Sacrament of Reconciliation
5:15pm – Tracy Simpson RIP
Sunday 25th March – Palm Sunday
9:30am – People of the Parish
11:00am – Nora & Michael McNeil Anniversary RIP
Monday 26th March
9:30am – Service of Word and Communion
If Fr Simon is unobtainable and you urgently need a Priest please phone the parish mobile: 07548 222133 Please use this number for emergencies only i.e. where a priest is needed urgently.
Dates for you Diary
Sunday 18th March – Family Fun Day
This Sunday after the 11am Mass. There will be a Shared Table and an Easter Egg Tombola, please come along for our celebration of the feast day of St Joseph.
Tuesday 20th March at 10:30am – Coffee morning
There will be tea, coffee, cakes and biscuits – everyone is welcome.
Tuesday 20th March 7:30pm – AID TO THE CHURCH IN NEED
There is a talk at St Wilfrid’s Northwich at about Christians suffering for their Faith. Please see the poster in the porch.
Holy Week – ST JOSEPHS SCHOOL
The school would like to invite our parishioners into school for the following events during Holy Week:
Monday 26th March – Stations of the cross 9.30am
Tuesday 27th March – Stay and pray 9am
Wednesday 28th March – Holy Week Story time 2.40pm
Thursday 29th March – Maundy Thursday Service 9.30am.
The school children would also like to invite our parishioners into school for a Royal Tea Party to celebrate the Wedding of HRH Prince Harry to Miss Meghan Markle. If you would like to attend (on Friday 18th May) please add your name(s) to the list in the Porch. Please see the poster in the porch.
Wednesday 28th March at 7pm – SERVICE OF RECONCILIATION
Friday 13th April 7:30pm – Bingo Night
In aid of Doctor Fallon’s chosen Charities – Autism Group and Carer’s Association.
We would be delighted to receive any donations and prizes for the bingo night. Please leave the donations in the sacristy marked “Bingo”.
26th September for five days – PARISH HOLIDAY
We will be going to Scarborough. Cost will be £209 per person – which includes Transport, Dinner Bed and Breakfast and also 3 Trips (to the Yorkshire Moors, Whitby and York).
Please sign up by adding your name(s) to the list in the Porch.
We would like to recruit more Readers for the 9:30am Sunday morning Mass. If you are interested in becoming a Reader please speak to Fr. Simon.
The new Boxes of Envelopes are available today. Can you please pick up your Box. If you would like to join the Envelope Scheme please see George or one of the helpers – there are spare Boxes available. Also available are Standing Order forms if you would like to give in this way. If you are a Tax Payer and would like to join the Gift Aid Scheme please take a Gift Aid form.
Donations for the Easter Flowers can be given on the weekend of 24th / 25th.
Gas & Electric
Grateful thanks to everyone who contributed to our collections. A total of £1284 has been raised.
A Brightlife funded project to help reduce social isolation in people aged 50 + in Cheshire West & Chester. For information on their activities please pick up a card from the table in the porch.
As you will know, there are plaques on the back of the chairs in church to remember friends and relatives who have died. As the chairs are now all taken up – we have obtained a Memorial Board which will be erected in the church.
If you would like to have a plaque placed on the board please can you write the name of the deceased person/people on a note, put it an envelope marked “Memorial” and hand it to either Fr Simon or Derek. We would ask for a donation of £5 towards the cost of having the plaque engraved.
Caritas Shrewsbury is looking for an experienced and enthusiastic person to be their Volunteer Co-ordinator. The post is for 28 hrs per week and you will be expected to travel extensively across the Diocese. For more information and an application pack please contact Claire Griffiths Tel 0151 652 1281; email firstname.lastname@example.org. Application packs can also be downloaded from our website www.caritasshrewsbury.org.uk. Closing date for applications is the 4th April 2018.
We are looking for volunteers to assist with the Childrens Liturgy at the 11am Mass on Sunday. If you are interested in helping please see Elaine after the 11am Mass.
200 CLUB DRAW
Winner: £40 Prize this week – Mr Thomas Laffey
WHY NOT JOIN THE 200 CLUB AND HELP THE PARISH?
SPECTACLES FOR MISSIONS
Please continue to bring in your unwanted spectacles and cases. Before the spectacles are sent out to the Missions they are checked and repaired as required by a group of prisoners providing them with valuable work.