Parish Newsletters – January 2022

3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time – 23rd January, 2022

Mass Times and Intentions

Saturday Vigil Mass of Sunday 22nd5.30pmVeronica da Chuna
Sunday23rd9.00amOur Parish Family
3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time11.00amRaymond Boyes
Monday  St Francis de Sales24th9.30amMona & John Walsh & deceased family
Tuesday Conversion of St Paul25th9.30amThanksgiving St Anthony (Armstrong)
Wednesday Ss Timothy & Titus26th9.30amJanis & Lonnie Horn
Thursday 27th9.30amSpecial Intention (Molesworth)
Friday   St Thomas Aquinas28th9.30amAllen Molesworth
SATURDAY Vigil Mass of Sunday29th5.30pmMargaret & Jed Leonard Ints
SUNDAY   30th9.00amOur Parish Family
4th Sunday in Ordinary Time11.00amMoira & Wilfrid Duddy

Notices

PLEASE REMEMBER IN YOUR PRAYERS:

Congratulations and welcome to Joshua Lees Ingles and Richard Patrick Ingles who were baptised last weekend.

All those who are sick or housebound.

 All those whose anniversaries occur at this time especially Max Burrows, Frank Hughes, John Thomas Graham, Peter Kerr, Frank Manning, Eddie O’Donnell, Paul Condon, Bernard McCauley, Joan Harris, Pat Delaney. May they rest in peace and may the Lord bring comfort to their families and friends.

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.

MANY THANKS for your generosity recently: the offerings at the Crib totalled £435.45 which will support the work of Caritas with poor and disadvantaged families in our diocese; and last week’s collection for our retired priests raised £527.77.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION PARENTS MEETING: The final meeting for Year 4 parents will be this Tuesday at 7.15pm in the parish hall.

LOURDES YOUTH PILGRIMAGE: Working with our sick and assisted pilgrims has been a life changing experience for so many young people in our diocese. If you are aged between16 & 22 and would be interested in joining our Pilgrimage to Lourdes 28 July-5 August please speak to Fr David. The cost will be £570 which we would hope to offset with some fund raising.

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 www.dioceseofshrewsbury.org/about-us/curia/vacancies

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)


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

Notices

IT IS NOW A GOVERNMENT REQUIREMENT THAT ONCE AGAIN FACE COVERINGS ARE WORN IN CHURCH.

PLEASE REMEMBER IN YOUR PRAYERS:

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 www.dioceseofshrewsbury.org/retired-priests-fund 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 www.dioceseofshrewsbury.org/about-us/curia/vacancies

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)


Baptism of the Lord – 9th January, 2022

Mass Times and Intentions

Saturday Vigil Mass of Sunday  8th5.30pmCaroline Connolly (Recovery)
Sunday9th9.00amOur Parish Family
Baptism of the Lord 11.00amGeorge Williams
Monday  10th9.30amEddie Deerin
Tuesday 11th9.30amAnne Davies (Anniv)
Wednesday 12th9.30amThomas Scott
Thursday  13th9.30amElizabeth Murphy
Friday   14th9.30amRaymond Boyes
SATURDAY Vigil Mass of Sunday15th5.30pmBarrie Hoyle
SUNDAY    16th9.00amOur Parish Family
2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time 11.00amGeoff Russell

Notices

PLEASE REMEMBER IN YOUR PRAYERS:

All those who are sick or housebound.

Denis Doran who has died and All those whose anniversaries occur at this time especially George Poyner, Bob Cullen, John Duffy, Anthony Barton, Pat Colquoun,. May they rest in peace and may the Lord bring comfort to their families and friends.

IT IS NOW A GOVERNMENT REQUIREMENT THAT ONCE AGAIN FACE COVERINGS ARE WORN IN CHURCH.

CRIB OFFERINGS: The Crib will be taken down after Mass this Sunday. Many thanks to those who have made donations. Any offerings placed at the Crib or via the “Nodding Angel” go to support the work of Caritas with poor and struggling families in our Diocese.

PRIESTS’ RETIREMENT FUND SPECIAL COLLECTION: Next weekend 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 www.dioceseofshrewsbury.org/retired-priests-fund 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.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION PARENTS MEETINGS for those in Year 4 recommence this Tuesday, 11 January at 715pm in the Church hall.

NEW DIOCESAN YEAR BOOKS are available on the table in the porch priced £5. Please place money in the box..

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)


2nd Sunday after Christmas – 2nd January, 2022

Mass Times and Intentions

Saturday Vigil Mass of Sunday 1st5.30pmJulia Harkin
Sunday2nd9.00amOur Parish Family
2nd Sunday after Christmas11.00amShrewsbury Secular Clergy Fund
Monday 3rd9.30amCharlie Lowe
Tuesday4thNO MASS TODAY
Wednesday Vigil of Epiphany5th10.30am 7.00pmREQUIEM: Stella Smith Our Parish Family
Thursday  Epiphany6thNOONBarrie Hoyle
Friday  7thNO MASS TODAY
SATURDAY Vigil Mass of Sunday8th5.30pmCaroline Connolly (recovery)
SUNDAY   9th9.00amOur Parish Family
Baptism of the Lord11.00amGeorge Williams

Notices

PLEASE REMEMBER IN YOUR PRAYERS:

All those who are sick or housebound.

Stella Smith and Denis Doran who have died and All those whose anniversaries occur at this time especially Barbara McDonald, Lenard Gregory, Liam Ward, Nancy Haynes, Michael McGovern, Eileen Mary Carter, Teresa Kubiak. May they rest in peace and may the Lord bring comfort to their families and friends.

IT IS NOW A GOVERNMENT REQUIREMENT THAT ONCE AGAIN FACE COVERINGS ARE WORN IN CHURCH.

THANK YOU: It is hard to believe that I have just celebrated my second Christmas with you here at St Vincent’s. It is a joy to be your parish priest and I want to thank you all for making me so welcome and to so many of you who share so generously of your gifts and time to support me and our Parish Family.  A special thank you to all those who helped to make our Christmas liturgies so special: to the choir and music group for leading our singing, for those who have produced such beautiful flower arrangements in church; for our stewards, servers and ministers and to all who have helped in any way. Thank you too for the many cards and kind gifts that I have received and your very generous Christmas Offering. Let’s pray that 2022 will be the year when finally some normality may return to our parish.

CRIB OFFERINGS: Any offerings placed at the Crib or via the “Nodding Angel” go to support the work of Caritas with poor and struggling families in our Diocese.

HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION: Thursday,, 6 January is the Feast of the Epiphany and is a Holy Day of Obligation. There will be a Vigil Mass at 7pm on 5th and then Mass at Noon on 6th.

NEW DIOCESAN YEAR BOOKS are available on the table in the porch priced £5. Please place money in the box..

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)