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Summer 2015 edition of the Shrewsbury Catholic Voice on sale this weekend (4th/5th July)
The summer 2015 edition of the Shrewsbury Catholic Voice will go on sale throughout churches across the Diocese of Shrewsbury this weekend (4th/5th July)
A CHOIR FOR CONFIRMATION
– a request for parishioners to form a choir for the Confirmation on Thursday 9th July. Please arrive at 6.30pm and join the choir by the organ. Many thanks.
STOCKPORT MALE VOICE CHOIR
will perform at St Joseph’s Church, St Petersgate, Stockport, on Saturday 4 July at 7.00pm to raise funds for the church and parish hall. No charge – donation only. Please see poster in the Church porch. Leaflets also available at the back of church.
Local Pastoral Area Meeting
Local Pastoral Area Meeting 18/6/15 (involving our parish, Holy Spirit Marple, St James’s Hattersley, St Paul’s Hyde, St Peter & St Raphael’s
Stalybridge & St Mary’s Dukinfield)
At the LPA meeting held recently, the discussion covered the success of the LPA Deanery Day on Mar 7th, which was well attended, and preparations for Confirmation in the above parishes. Numbers of candidates across the parishes vary from 2 to 30.
At their Autumn Conference, Bishops of England & Wales will be reviewing the current arrangements for young people to receive the first sacraments. This may result in a change of the age at which sacraments are offered and/or developing a system by which young people “opt into” preparation for first Holy Communion, rather as they currently do for Confirmation.
Fr Michael outlined to the meeting the way in which children from our parish made their first Holy Communion this year – all together on Easter Sunday, with formal enrolment on Palm Sunday. This was felt to be a great success, with many more children & families than usual participating in liturgies during Holy Week.
With the retirement of Fr Denis Maher, Mass times in some of our LPA parishes are being revised as follows: St Mary’s – 10.30am & 6.30pm; St Paul’s – vigil Sat 6pm & Sun 9am; St Peter’s & St Raphael’s – vigil Sat 6.30 & Sun 11am.
The meeting briefly considered the Pope’s message in his encyclical letter on the environment . It was agreed that this could be a useful focus for the next LPA Deanery Day in Lent 2016.
The next LPA meeting will be in October.
Val Jackson (parish rep)
200 Club Update & Winners for May
The new 200 Club year has now started – names and numbers are listed on the notice in the Church porch.
Congratulations to the 200 Club winners for May who are as follows: Pat O’Byrne, Pat & Tony McKenna, Chris Reddy & Mary O’Byrne. Please collect your envelopes from the small sacristy. The next draw will take place on Saturday 27th June.
Car Parking Arrangements
During the construction of the St Christopher Centre, the following car parking restrictions will apply:
Weekdays – No access whatever to the rear car park. The drive will be closed from the presbytery. Pedestrian access to school via the right hand side of Church only and down the steps There must be no access whatever to the building site. Saturday Evening & Sunday mornings – The tarmac rear car park will be available
Please be considerate to our neighbours and to not block the access to their houses. Thank you, Fr Michael.