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Events in November 2019

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 stfrancis.chester@gmail.com

Day for Children's Liturgy Leaders : Saturday 23rd November 2019

A Day for Children's Liturgy leaders is being offered by the Diocesan Office for Liturgy in partnership with the Diocesan Mission for Catechetics. This is taking place on Saturday 23rd November at St Joseph’s Parish Centre, Birkenhead, CH42 7JY, and is open to all those who work with and support Children's Liturgy of the Word in our parishes.

Participants are asked to book their places with the Liturgy Office by emailing Anthony.Timothy@dioceseofshrewsbury.org

We are asking for a £5 contribution from each participant, parish will cover the cost. Please bring a packed lunch, drinks will be provided.

Caritas at Christmas Diocese of Shrewsbury : Saturday 23rd - Sunday 24th November 2019

Christmas is hard for many in our communities, this is why we need your support. To help us provide food and gifts for those most in need in our diocese this Christmas, end of service collections will be taking place over the coming weekends. Give someone the unforgettable gift of kindness this Christmas.

We will have a second collection on 23/24 November in our Church to support Caritas at Christmas.


Events in December 2019

'Secular Franciscans Group': Sunday 1st December 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 2nd December 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 5th December 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 6th December 2019

On Friday 6th December 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.

Shrewsbury Lourdes Hospitality Mass: Saturday 7th December 2019

Shrewsbury Lourdes Hospitality Mass for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception to be held Saturday 7th December 2019 at 12 noon at St. Peter's Church, 16 Green Lane, Hazel Grove, Stockport, SK7 4EA, followed by refreshments in the parish centre. We will also be celebrating John Campbell's service to the pilgrimage as Chief Branc, if you have any pictures or memories of John please send them to events@teamshrewsbury.co.uk

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