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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

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 2 October 2022

Mass Times And Intentions

Sat 1st17.30 Sunday Vigil MassHoly SoulsR-John Daley, Maura Welch; M-Stuart Jones
Sun 2nd09:0027th Sunday in Ordinary TimeOur Parish FamilyR-Clare & John Gibbons M-John Flynn
Sun 2nd11:00 CateniansR-Tony Andrews, Andrea Ross M-Hilary Heap
Mon 3rd`09.30 Allen MolesworthR = Readers M = Eucharistic Minister
Tue 4th09.30St Francis of AssisiBarbara Spender
Wed 5th09.30St Maria FaustinaHoly Souls 
Thur 6th09.30 Special Intention (Molesworth) 
Fri 7th09.30Our Lady of the RosaryHoly Souls 
Sat 8th    17.30Sunday Vigil MassCatherine Bramer (Birthday)R-Margaret Leonard, Dick Browne. M-Nick Johnson
Sun 9th09.0028th Sunday in Ordinary TimeOur Parish FamilyR-Lisa Senior, Jane McKenna M-Virginia Williamson
Sun 9th11:00 Gerard ReevesR-Angela Perls, Gerard McCreesh M-Jim Flood

Please Remember in Your Prayers:

Congratulations and welcome to Orla Callely who was baptised on Saturday.

All those who are sick or housebound.

All those whose anniversaries occur at this time especially Laurie Ryder, Margaret Pilling, Ursula Myerscough-Jones, David Thompson, Gerald Murphy, Wendy Hepworth, Charles McDonald, Bridie Kelly, Tony Foskin. May they rest in peace and may the Lord bring comfort to their families and friends.

News and Information

PARISH PILGRIMAGE TO ROME AND ASSISI: from 27 April-4 May next year. The cost will be in the region of £1350 which includes flights from Manchester, Accommodation with meals, coach transportation in Rome and Assisi and entrance fees. Full itineraries and booking forms will be available shortly.

HEADTEACHER VACANCY: St Nicholas Catholic High School are looking to appoint a new Headteacher (L26-L34) from January 2023. For full details and for an application form please visit Closing date is 3 October. Shortlisting 5 October. Interviews 19/20 October 2022.

FAMILY FAST DAY: Next Friday is Family Fast Day when we are encouraged to cut down on what we eat and give the money we save to Cafod to support their work with the poor of the world. Envelopes are available for your donations which will be collected next weekend.

LADIES COFFEE MORNING AND CAKE SALE: After Mass next Friday until 11am. All proceeds go to support CAFOD.

MANY THANKS for your generous offerings during August which totalled £4446.98.

LOVING FOR LIFE: Retreat for married couples 8-9 October at Wistaston Hall Retreat Centre. For information and bookings go to or contact Jane Deegan on; mobile 07517 906435. Pamphlets are on the table in the church porch.

THE SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION is available after weekday Mass and at any convenient time by appointment.

(Diocese of Shrewsbury is a Registered Charity)