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Sunday February 10th.  Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year C

Christ makes us His apostles

We are utterly unworthy to be the apostles of Christ and yet He sends us out to be fishers of all.  He cleanses us from our sins and gives us the strength to say “Here I  am Lord, send me”.

Llanidloes – Saturday Vigil Mass at 4.00 pm

Welshpool – Saturday Vigil Mass at 6.30 pm       

Welshpool – Sunday Mass at 9.00 am  

Join us for a drink and a biscuit in the Parish Hall after Mass.

Newtown – Sunday Mass at at 11.00 a m.

Spiritual Library in The Crypt After the 11.00 Mass

Monday February 11th. – (Our Lady of Lourdes) – Mass at 9.30 am (Welshpool)

Tuesday February 12th. – Mass at 9.00 am at Newtown.

Newtown Life in Christ Study group – see below.

Wednesday February 13th. – No Mass

Newtown Prayer Group:  The Prayer Group will meet this week on Wednesday.

Thursday February 14th.–  (SS Cyril & Methodius) – Mass at 6.30 pm at Newtown

Llanidloes:  Hour of Prayer every Thursday from 6.00pm – 7.00pm in the Church of Our Lady & St Richard Gwyn, Pen y green Road.

Friday February 15th. – Mass at 9.00 am at Welshpool

Saturday February 16th. No morning Mass 

Confirmation classes at our usual time and place    

Confessions at Welshpool 9.30 – 10.15

Confessions at Newtown 2.30 – 3.15 pm

Sunday February 17th.  Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year C

Our trust in The Lord

Nothing in this world can rob us of our peace of mind and interior joy, because our trust is not in people, but in the crucified and risen Christ.

Llanidloes – Saturday Vigil Mass at 4.00 pm

Welshpool – Saturday Vigil Mass at 6.30 pm       

Welshpool – Sunday Mass at 9.00 am  

Join us for a drink and a biscuit in the Parish Hall after Mass.

Newtown – Sunday Mass at at 11.00 a m.

Spiritual Library in The Crypt After the 11.00 Mass

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Racial Justice Sunday: 17 February marks Racial Justice Sunday, which focuses on the experiences of ethnic communities in England and Wales. It is a day on which we all called to earnestly pray for an end to racism and racial inequality in our country. The theme this year is Dignity of Work, looking at how all people must not be exploited or face discrimination and hatred in their work. 

Newtown Prayer Group: The Prayer Group will meet on this Wednesday.

Life in Christ: The study group meetings on Tuesday evenings at 7.30 in Newtown Parish Crypt will resume from Tuesday, 12th February. This week we shall be be-ginning a series of meetings exploring Catholic Liturgy and Sacraments. A short audio-visual talk followed by group discussion within a prayerful context will last about one hour. All are welcome.

FLAME. The biggest Catholic youth event in England and Wales: Wembley Arena. 2nd March 2019. REMINDER – Any names of young people and accompanying adults who would like to attend the Flame Congress in London on 2nd March must be sent as soon as possible to the Curial Office for the attention of Dominique, with a cheque equivalent to £20 per person. Information will then follow about transport and pick-ups.

WREXHAM DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE 2019: Pilgrimage to Lourdes, 23- 28 MAY 2019, Organised once again by Joe Walsh Tours, the Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place from 23rd to 28th May 2019. Direct flights from Liverpool to Bordeaux and return, Transfer on arrival to hotel in Lourdes, 5 nights’ accommodation at selected hotel, Breakfast, lunch and dinner each day, Full religious programme. Cost per person: £695 or £699 depending on choice of hotel. More information and on-line booking at http://www.joewalshtours.co.uk. Tel 0161 820 8790

Gentle reminder (Newtown): PARENTS please ensure that your children do not go down to the crypt, unaccompanied, during Mass. The boiler is left on to heat the water for tea and coffee.

First Holy Communion: Please give the names to Fr Johnson of children, over 7yrs of age, whom you consider ready to receive their First Holy Communion in June of this year.(important:do they attend Mass regularly with appropriate reverence?)

Please remember in your prayers for the well being of our religious Sisters and, priests of the Diocese, and we specially pray for our parishioners who are sick, housebound, in hospitals, hospices and care homes.

Gift Aid: If you are a Tax Payer Please consider making your offertory donation by using the Gift aid form or standting order. Please remember to write your name,address, sign and date. Thank you for supporting our Parishes.

Please note – I am available on Mondays and Fridays in Welshpool and on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Newrtown.

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May God Bless you and keep you.

Fr Johnson CMI

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