Events in October 2019
Annual Mass Counts: Saturday/Sunday 12th - 13th October 2019
The fourth and final Annual Mass Attendance count will be made this weekend 12th/13th October. Would the people taking the collections please count attendance at each Mass over the four weekends and put the numbers on paper after each Mass please.
November Dead Lists
The November dead lists are available at the back of the Church. These will be placed under the altar during November and each day Mass will be offered for all those mentioned on the lists.
Don't forget to check that the names of your loved ones are included on our 'Prayers Web Page' (see below). Why not write them a brief epitaph and email your request to St Francis Church on email@example.com
Parenting Teens: Wednesday 16th October 2019
Another of the popular free courses for parents is about to start at the High School. Youth Connect 5 will begin on Wednesday 16th October at 7pm in the High School. It will help you to help your children to develop strong emotional wellbeing and resilience. Here's the link to the website so you can see a little more about the course https://youthconnect5.org.uk/
Like all our courses it's free to parents. The course will run over 5 weeks with a break for half term in the middle and is suitable for parents of children aged 8-18yrs.
Please get in touch if you're interested in taking part by contacting Claire on 07743 704383. If you'd like to chat about the course a little more before you decide, please do ring Claire on the number above.
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
Events in November 2019
'Time For Jesus': Friday 1st November 2019
On Friday 1st November 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.
Annual Diocesan Mass for Grandparents : Saturday 2nd November 2019
The Annual Diocesan Mass for Grandparents will take place at 12 noon on Saturday 2nd November at St Alban’s, Mill Lane, Liscard, CH44 5UD. Please bring your family to celebrate and give thanks for the part you play in thelives of your grandchildren. All priests are welcome to support grandparents in their parish by concelebrating. Afterwards there will be refreshments. The nearest car parking is in the shopping precinct opposite the Parish Hall in St Alban’s Road, Liscard.
'Secular Franciscans Group': Sunday 3rd November 2019
This is the date of the September 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
Monday Club: Monday 4th November 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 7th November 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.