Parish Newsletters – May 2021

6th Sunday of Easter – 9th May, 2021

Mass Times and Intentions

Saturday  Sunday Vigil Mass8th5.30pmPrivate Intention
Sunday9th9.00amOur Parish Family
6th Sunday of Easter11.00amHelen Whickham
Monday  10thNo Mass today
Tuesday11thNo Mass Today
Wednesday Vigil of Ascension12th7.00pmOur Parish Family
Thursday  Ascension of the Lord13thNoonLucy O’Brien (Anniv)
Friday St Matthias14thNo Mass Today
Saturday Vigil Mass Of Sunday15th5.30pmPrivate Intention
SUNDAY16th9.00amOur Parish Family
7th Sunday of Easter11.00amJulie Sandiford (Sick)

Notices

PLEASE REMEMBER IN YOUR PRAYERS:

All those who are sick,  housebound or isolating at home. Whilst the pandemic seems to be easing in our country we will all have been shocked by the terrible scenes in India over this last week. I am conscious that many of you will have relatives in India and will be very worried about them. Please be assured of our thoughts and prayers.

All those whose anniversaries occur at this time especially Merl Orton, Sr Mary Conception, Austin Chapman, Gerald Corrigan, Elsie Hennessey, Lucy O’Brien, Kath Buckley, Margaret Mary Sheridan, Pat Edgecombe, John Philbin, May they rest in peace and may the Lord bring comfort to their families and friends.

COLUMBAN FATHERS’ MISSION APPEAL: Fr Bernard McDonagh from Sale is a missionary priest ordained in 1974 as a member of the Missionary Society of St Columban (Columban Fathers). He will be visiting our parish next weekend to make an appeal on behalf of the Columban Fathers. He ministered in the Philippines for many years on the island of Mindanao and 4 years on the island of Taiwan among the Chinese people. He also served here at home and Australia as a member of the Columban Mission Education and Vocations Teams. In recent years he has been assigned here in the UK and has supplied in many parishes in the Diocese when needed. We look forward to welcoming Fr Barnard to our parish next weekend.

ASCENSION OF THE LORD: This Thursday (13th) is  the Feast of the Ascension and is a Holy Day. There will be a Vigil Mass on Wednesday evening at 7pm and Mass on Thursday at 12 Noon. We welcome Fr John back to St Vincent’s as celebrant at these Masses and I am very grateful to him for his help.

MANY THANKS for a donation of £100 which we have received from the Knutsford Catenian Circle.

MAY ROSARY: Pope Francis is encouraging people throughout the world to pray the Rosary during the month of May imploring Our Blessed Lady to intercede for an end to the pandemic. We will pray the Rosary at 11am each Friday (except 14 May) and you are welcome to join me on the livestream or in Church.

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

MASS BOOKINGS: Hopefully it will not be too long before we can open our church normally without the need to book. Recently I have noticed that although all places have been booked on our booking platform for all our Sunday Masses there have been several spare spaces which would suggest that people are reserving places and then not turning up. If you book a place and are then unable to attend please let us know so that others can take the places..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)

5th Sunday of Easter – 2nd May, 2021

Mass Times and Intentions

Saturday  Sunday Vigil Mass1st5.30pmOur Parish Family
Sunday2nd9.00amShrewsbury Secular Clergy Fund
5th Sunday of Easter11.00amChris Rigby
Monday   Ss Philip & James3rdNo Mass today
Tuesday English Martyrs4th9.30amHoly Souls
Wednesday5th9.30amJeanne Delany
Thursday 6th9.30amTricia Wilcox
Friday7th9.30amMary Reardon
Saturday Vigil Mass Of Sunday8th5.30pmPrivate Intention
SUNDAY9th9.00amOur Parish Family
6th Sunday of Easter11.00amHelen Whickham

Notices

PLEASE REMEMBER IN YOUR PRAYERS:

All those who are sick,  housebound or isolating at home. Whilst the pandemic seems to be easing in our country we will all have been shocked by the terrible scenes in India over this last week. I am conscious that many of you will have relatives in India and will be very worried about them. Please be assured of our thoughts and prayers.

All those whose anniversaries occur at this time especially Liz Stone, Vera Walker, Bridget Willis, Ethel Curran, Ruth Smethurst, Connie Boyde, Mary Thorpe, May they rest in peace and may the Lord bring comfort to their families and friends.

MAY ROSARY: Pope Francis is encouraging people throughout the world to pray the Rosary during the month of May imploring Our Blessed Lady to intercede for an end to the pandemic. We will pray the Rosary at 11am each Friday (except 14 May) and you are welcome to join me on the livestream or in Church.

THE CARE OF CREATION: At a time of growing concern for the care of creation, the Church brings to the environmental concerns of our time the perspectives of God’s creation and the place of humanity within creation. The Church across the country is taking practical steps with IFM (Inter-Diocesan Fuel Management Ltd), based in our Shrewsbury Diocese and supplying all 22 dioceses and over 100 schools with 71% green energy and with a 29% carbon offset. The offset schemes include renewable boreholes in Eritrea and Bangladesh using household waste (including landfill) to reduce methane being produced and provide renewable power. IFM is also using its buying power to drive the demand for “green gas” in the UK.

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

MASS BOOKINGS: Hopefully it will not be too long before we can open our church normally without the need to book. Recently I have noticed that although all places have been booked on our booking platform for all our Sunday Masses there have been several spare spaces which would suggest that people are reserving places and then not turning up. If you book a place and are then unable to attend please let us know so that others can take the places..

ST VINCENT’S PRE-SCHOOL ADMISSIONS: Any parents who have children who are due to start Pre-School between September 2021 and September 2022, please ensure that you have completed an application form and returned this to Pre-School to ensure that their name is on the waiting list. If you have any questions, please contact the Pre-School Manager, Cath Davies, on 01565 651948 or visit their website at www.stvincentspreschool.co.uk where you will find an application form.

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)