Events in July 2018

Multidisciplinary Conference on Sex and Gender for Catholic Educators: 13th-14th July 2018

Venue: St Mary’s University, Waldegrave Rd, Twickenham, TW1 4SX
Dates: 13th-14th July 2018
Web site: www.sexandgender2018.com

For: All those working in the Formation of Young People, including teachers, parents, chaplains, catechists and pastors.

Goal: To equip educators and formators with a full and positive vision of the human person in his or her sexuality, so that they can better serve those who struggle with confusion in this area. There will also be a legal workshop to help them know where they stand with regard to the law.

The Carmelite Monastery 100 Years: Monday 16th July 2018

The Carmelite Monastery gives thanks to God for their 100 years foundation in Birkenhead. Holy Mass will be celebrated on the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel 16th July 2018 at 7.00pm Celebrant: Right Reverend Mark Davies Bishop of Shrewsbury. We warmly invite everyone to come and be with us in thanking Almighty God for this Foundation in honour of Our Blessed Lady. All are invited for a Buffet after Mass.


Events in August 2018

The Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes: 26th July – 3rd August 2018

This year marks the 160th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady to Bernadette in Lourdes. The Diocesan Pilgrimage will take place from 26th July - 3rd August overland and 27th July - 2nd August by air.

Brochures and booking forms can be downloaded from the Pilgrimage Website: www.shrewsburypilgrimage.co.uk or from the;

Pilgrimage Office: St Alban's, 30 Mill Lane, Wallasey, CH44 5UD.

This year flight seats are limited so early booking is recommended.

Hospital Mass: Thursday 2nd August 2018

At 12:15pm on the first Thursday of each month a Mass is celebrated in the Chapel of the Countess of Chester Hospital. This is for patients/outpatients, staff, families, friends and the wellbeing of our hospitals, including the Bowmere. All are welcome.

'Time For Jesus': Friday 3rd August 2018

On Friday 3rd August we continue the special celebration 'Time for Jesus' which started on Friday 7th November 2014. It will begin at 11.00 am with the Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Sacrament of Reconciliation then at 12 Noon there will be Holy Eucharist followed by the Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament which will be held until 9.00 pm.

During this time there will be:

  • Midday Prayer of the Church after Mass;
  • Divine Mercy Prayer at 3.00pm followed by the Holy Rosary;
  • Mass in Polish at 6.30pm;
  • All the time there will be a Priest available for the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

At 9pm a group of parishioners will continue with prayer and readings in the small Chapel behind the main altar until 1am. All are welcome.

'Secular Franciscans Group': Sunday 5th August 2018

This is the date of the August meeting of the S.F.O. at 2.15pm in the Friary. Please note all future meetings of the S.F.O. will now take place on the first Sunday of each month.

The rule and life of the Secular Franciscans is this: To observe the Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ by following the example of Saint Francis of Assisi, who made Christ the inspiration and the centre of his life with God and people. (From the Rule of the Secular Franciscan Order).

If you would like to know more, please contact the minister of the Chester fraternity; Mrs Kate Hughes OFS, 7 Lansdowne Grove, Chester, CH4 8LD, telephone 01244 683538. Or follow this link to the national Secular Franciscan website; The Secular Franciscan Order of GB

Lifeteen Summer Camp UK #LTCAMPUK, 5th – 9th August 2018

What: Lifeteen Summer Camp UK #LTCAMPUK
A week packed with high-adrenaline outdoor adventure including archery, mountain biking, climbing and much more. Enjoy a full day at Alton Towers and of course Mass, Reconciliation, amazing music, Eucharistic Adoration and talks from international speakers.

Why: Journey with new friends, be transformed as you pray, share and have fun together. Encounter your faith in a new way and delve deeper into what God has in store for you!

Where: Alton Castle, Staffordshire, ST104TT
When: Sunday 5th - Thursday 9th August 2018
Who: For young people aged 11-18
Donation: The cost is £265 per person, but we ask for a minimum of £185.
Group Leaders: Youth Leaders from Parishes are encouraged to attend with their young people, clergy too! We encourage Parishes to sponsor their Leaders donation for the Camp. Clergy are FREE to attend!

Booking: Bookings are now open. Email to register your interest youth@dioceseofshrewsbury.org

Full details are available from the 'What's On' page of the Shewsbury Youth Mission Team website. www.symt.org.uk

Monday Club: Monday 6th August 2018

The Monday Club are a group of retired/semi-retired parishioners who get together on the first Monday of each month at 2:00pm in the Hall. They arrange trips out for meals, visits to Garden Centres and other activities throughout the year. Anyone who would like to attend the meeting and take part in future activities of the Group would be very welcome to join them.

The Rambling Group: Wednesday 8th August 2018

The rambling group has started its series of summer evening rambles. The next walk will be on Wednesday 8th August. These are gentle walks lasting no more than two hours, with a refreshing drink at a convenient hostelry afterwards for those in need. Ideal for first-time ramblers! The rambles will normally take place on the first Wednesday of each month until September. Routes will be decided beforehand according to weather conditions. If you would like to know more, please contact Peter Bamford on 07870543503.


Events in September 2018

Adoremus, The Eucharistic Congress: Liverpool, 7th – 9th September 2018

Adoremus, The Eucharistic Congress will take place in Liverpool on 7-9 September 2018. Cost details are given as £40 per person for attendance for a session taking place on Friday 7 September (intended for those involved in catechesis and formation) or for Saturday 8 September (ie £40 per day). This cost also includes “privileged places” to one of 2 solemn Masses at The Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King in Liverpool on Sunday 9 September. If you are interested to participate please talk with Br Jarek. Full details are available from the announcement page of the Catholic News website. www.catholicnews.org.uk

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