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3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time – 24th January, 2021

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

Mass Times and Intentions

Saturday  (Sunday Vigil Mass)23rd5.30pmHoly Souls
Sunday24th9.00amPrivate Intention
3rd in Ordinary Time11.00amMoira & Wilfrid Duddy
Monday Conversion of St Paul 25thNo Mass
Tuesday Ss Timothy & Titus26th9.30amColette Murphy
Wednesday27th9.30amMartha Armstrong
Thursday  St Thomas Aquinas28th9.30amHoly Souls
Friday St Vincent29th9.30amAllen Oakes (Anniv)
Saturday Vigil Mass of Sunday30th5.30pmOur Parish Family
Sunday31st9.00amJames Burke
4th in Ordinary Time11.00amPrivate Intention



All those who are sick,  housebound or isolating at home.

All who have died especially Margaret Clifford and All those whose anniversaries occur at this time especially John Thomas Graham, Peter Kerr, Frank Manning, Eddie O’Donnell, Paul Condon, Bernard McCauley, Joan Harris, Pat Delaney, Mary Bowden, May Rimmer and Allen Oakes. May they rest in peace and may the Lord bring comfort to their families and friends.

The Octave of Prayer for Christian Unity concludes on Monday. Let us pray with Jesus that “the church may be one”

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

HOLY HOUR WITH SPIRITUAL REFLECTION AND ROSARY: Please join me each Friday at 11am on the livestream where we will pray for an end to the Pandemic. The service will be recorded for you to join in with at your convenience.

A NOTE FROM OUR GIFT AID CO-ORDINATOR: OFFERORY DONATIONS: Dear Parishioner, we are reaching that time of year when we will be ordering new Offertory envelopes for those who use them. Given the restrictions that we have experienced over the last year with the virus and which look likely to be with us for some time to come we would ask you to consider making your offering by Standing Order. If you wish to stay as present you do not need to do anything and your new envelopes will be available shortly. If though you would be happy to move to payment by Standing Order then please email me with your name, address and telephone number at or by leaving your details on the office telephone number 01565 633040. Thank you for your support. Graham Alcock, Gift Aid Officer.

RETIRED PRIESTS FUND SPECIAL COLLECTION: A basket will remain at the Church exit until next weekend for your contributions to the Retired Priests’ Fund. 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 address and this explains how you can donate to the Fund by cheque or Standing Order and how to Gift Aid donations made using these methods.

BAPTISM: I am happy to celebrate Baptisms by arrangement although Government regulations permit a maximum of 6 people to be present at this time. The Service can be live streamed for family and friends to watch online. Please call me for more information.

NEW DIOCESAN YEAR BOOKS are available to buy at £5 from the table as you leave church. Please place money in the basket.

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 or;  thank you for your continued support of the parish in such difficult circumstances.  (Diocese of Shrewsbury is a Registered Charity)