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Web-site: Parish Priest: Fr David Long  
Tel: 01565-633040 E-mail:;
Pre-School: 651948; Primary School: 633637; St Nicholas High: 01606-706000

2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time – 16th January, 2022

Mass Times and Intentions

Saturday Vigil Mass of Sunday 15th5.30pmBarry Hoyle
Sunday16th9.00amOur Parish Family
2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time11.00amGeoff Russell
Monday  St Anthony17th9.30amDominique Davies – LIVESTREAM ONLY
Tuesday18th9.30amTom & Barbara McKee
Wednesday19th9.30amLeon Booth
Thursday 20th9.30amSpecial Intention (Boyd)
Friday   St Agnes21st9.30amDeceased members of Pozzoni & Lane families
SATURDAY Vigil Mass of Sunday22nd5.30pmVeronica da Chuna
SUNDAY   23rd9.00amOur Parish Family
3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time11.00amRaymond Boyes




The Week of prayer for Christian Unity begins on Tuesday, we pray for the unity of Christ’s Church.

All those who are sick or housebound.

 All those whose anniversaries occur at this time especially Albert Sanderson, Lhind Chesters, Michael Boston, John Selby, Celia Day, Cathleen O’Brien, Sheila Ryan, Ivy Hacking, Bernard Tickle, Brian Brownbill, Beryl Cooper, Mary O’Reilly, Mary O’Callaghan, Frances Ford, Kathleen West, Dora D’Arcy. May they rest in peace and may the Lord bring comfort to their families and friends.

WEEKDAY MASSES; Unfortunately last Wednesday I got a positive Covid Test result and have been forced to isolate. Thankfully I am fine except for a cold and cough. I am advised that my isolation should end on Monday although I will take another test to be sure. Mass on Monday will only be available on livestream but hopefully after that will be back to normal. Please check the website for up to date information. I am very grateful for the help given to me from Fr John and Fr Myers this weekend with Masses, a funeral and a baptism.

PRIESTS’ RETIREMENT  FUND SPECIAL COLLECTION: Today the annual collection for the Retired Priests Fund will be held. With your help we can build up the fund to help meet the future needs of our sick and retired priests. If you wish to Gift Aid your donation, please make your donation online. To donate online please go to An electronic version of a leaflet about the Fund is available at the same link and this also explains how you can donate to the Fund by Standing Order or cheque (please make payable to Retired Priests’ Fund) and how to Gift Aid donations made using these methods.

SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION: We have now been offered a date by Bishop Mark for Confirmation in May of this year. Details and registration forms will be available shortly for anyone in Year 8 or above who would like to receive the Sacrament. One of our parishioners has generously offered to lead a team that will prepare the candidates but we need other volunteers to work with him. If you could join this team (especially if you have been involved in Confirmation preparation in the past) please give your name to Fr David.

CLERGY WELFARE OFFICER: A vacancy has arisen within the Diocese for a Clergy Welfare Officer to support our priests who are approaching retirement or who have retired.  21 hours a week. Salary £38,000-£42,000 FTE pro-rata’d dependent on experience and qualifications. For full details please see

SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION  is offered after Weekday Masses  in the sacristy or by appointment

THANK YOU For your Offertory gifts Please place any offertory envelopes or offerings in the baskets at the church door or post through the presbytery letterbox;  thank you for your continued support of the parish in such difficult circumstances.

(Diocese of Shrewsbury is a Registered Charity)