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Events in March 2019

Research Participants Needed

Image: Rochdale Unitarian Church  © Phillip Medhurst 2011

Adrianna Wyszynska is one of our parisioners and she updates the Polish page of our website on a weekly basis. She is currently undertaking a research project as part of her BSc Psychology degree at Glyndwr University in Wrexham and would like to invite you to take part in this study.

Participants are being requested who are aged 18 and over and practising Christians. Her research is trying to understand the relationship between people’s religiosity and their humility. In order to take part in this research you will be asked to complete an online survey by completing a series of multiple choice questions relating to religiosity and humility. The survey will take approximately 25 minutes to complete.

Further information about the study is available when you access the survey using the details below. The data collected will be anonymous and kept confidential in accordance to General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

If anything is unclear, or you would like more information, please contact Adrianna via email: S14004751@mail.glyndwr.ac.uk or her Dissertation Supervisor Dr Shubha Sreenivas on shubha.sreenivas@glyndwr.ac.uk

Your participation in this study would be very welcome. To take part, please visit this web page: http://bit.ly/WGU-HumilityReligiosity

Called To Holiness, Gifted For Mission: Saturday 16th March 2019

In the wake of Sherry Weddell's visit to the diocese, the theme of the 2019 four diocesan spring talks is 'Called To Holiness, Gifted For Mission'. The talk will take place on Saturday 16th March, 10:30am - 12:30pm at St Winefride's School Hall, Shrewsbury, SY1 1TE.
Fr Tom Cunnagh will address the title: 'We're in this together!'

Further information about the Programme of Formation can be found on the Diocese of Shrewsbury website; http://www.dioceseofshrewsbury.org

Funeral Service for the Late Arthur Wright: Monday 18th March 2019

We will have the funeral Mass on Monday 18th March at 12 noon for the late Arthur Wright. Please keep his family in your prayers.

Eternal Rest grant unto him O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in Peace.  Amen.

Mass in Polish: Tuesday 19th March 2019

There will be Mass in Polish on Tuesday 19th March on the Solemnity of St. Joseph,  Husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary at 7.00 p.m. in our Church.

Funeral Services for the Late Br. Raymund Hewell: Wednesday 20th - Thursday 21st March 2019

The following are the arrangements for Br. Raymund Hewell's funeral:
Br Raymund’s body will be received into Our Lady of the Angels Church, Erith at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesday 19th March. Requiem Mass will be held at 10.00 a.m. on Wednesday 20th March. Funeral Mass and burial at 12 noon on Thursday 21st March in Pantasaph.

Eternal Rest grant unto him O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in Peace.  Amen.

Lourdes Pilgrimage Group Leader Training: Saturday 23rd March 2019 - Timperley Saturday 11th May 2019 - Chester

Mandatory training will be taking place this year for all Lourdes Pilgrimage Group Leaders. Group Leaders have been informed of these dates on two occasions. As of yet a large number of Leaders have unfortunately failed to respond. Could you kindly share this information with your parish Lourdes Group Leaders to emphasise the fact that the training is mandatory. To provide some context, a series of concerning behaviours and events during recent pilgrimages has led to the diocese requiring attendance at this training. There is now a requirements that all groups must have 3 Group Leaders and all 3 of these must attend one of the below sessions. Failure to attend will result in refusal of groups engaging with our pilgrimage this year.
• Saturday 23rd March (St Hugh of Lincoln, Timperley) Start 10am – Finish TBC
• Saturday 11th May (St Columba’s, Chester) Start 10am – Finish TBC

Solemn Profession Of Sister Maria Graziella: Monday 25th March 2019

The Carmelite Monastery of The Annunciation invites you to The Solemn Profession Of Sister Maria Graziella of Jesus Crucified on Monday, March 25th at 11.00am.

Celebrant; The Right Reverend Mark Davies Bishop of Shrewsbury. All are warmly welcome to join with the community in thanking Almighty God, for this grace-filled day. Refreshments will be available after the Ceremony.

Visit their beautiful website for further information about the Monastery; www.carmelitesbirkenhead.org.uk/index.html


Events in April 2019

Monday Club: Monday 1st April 2019

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.

Hospital Mass: Thursday 4th April 2019

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 5th April 2019

On Friday 5th April we continue the special celebration 'Time for Jesus' which started on Friday 7th November 2014 and will be continued every first Friday of the month. 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 7th April 2019

This is the date of the April 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

Cello & Organ Recital: Saturday 27th April 2019

There will be a Cello & Organ Recital at St Francis Church on Saturday 27th April at 8.00pm.

Urszula Krukowska-Byzdra will be playing the Cello & Simon Hughes the Organ. All welcome, no tickets are required. An optional collection will be held at the back of the Church after the Recital.


Future Events in 2019

Lourdes Pilgrimage Group Leader Training: Saturday 11th May 2019 - Chester

Mandatory training will be taking place this year for all Lourdes Pilgrimage Group Leaders. Group Leaders have been informed of the date on two occasions. As of yet a large number of Leaders have unfortunately failed to respond. Could you kindly share this information with your parish Lourdes Group Leaders to emphasise the fact that the training is mandatory. To provide some context, a series of concerning behaviours and events during recent pilgrimages has led to the diocese requiring attendance at this training. There is now a requirements that all groups must have 3 Group Leaders and all 3 of these must attend a training session. Failure to attend will result in refusal of groups engaging with our pilgrimage this year.
• Saturday 11th May (St Columba’s, Chester) Start 10am – Finish TBC

The Holy Land: 21st - 28th October 2019

The Holy Land - “Go and announce the Gospel of the Lord” A journey through the Holy Land in this “Year for Mission” under the leadership of Bishop Mark Davies 21st - 28th October, 2019.

“I am very happy to introduce our fourth Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land. The title of our pilgrimage in 2019 will echo those words first heard by the Sea of Galilee, 'Follow me' (Mt. 4:19)." Mark Bishop of Shrewsbury

Inclusive Holy Land Tour Cost - £1,695

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