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Sunday February 23rd.. Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year A

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.

Monday February 24th..- Mass at 9.00 a m at Welshpool

Tuesday February 25th.- No Mass

Wednesday February 26th. . Ash Wednesday. Mass at 9.00 a m at Welshpool.  Mass at 6.30 p m at Newtown.

Thursday February 27th. – Mass at 6.30 pm at Newtown

Friday February 28th.. – Mass at 9.00 a m at Welshpool

Saturday February 29th. No Mass 

Confessions at Welshpool 9.30 – 10.15

Spring Talks on the Word of God:- Shrewsbury Cathedral – see below.

Confessions at Newtown 2.30 – 3.15 pm

Sunday March 1st… First Sunday of Lent – Year A

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.

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 Ash Wednesday: On Ash Wednesday we begin Lent by putting ashes on our forehead (an ancient symbol of being a penitent). The ashes, of course, are only a symbol. They remind us that one day we will return to ashes at the end of our life and that in the meantime we need to ensure that we deepen our commitment to the gospel and turn away from sin. Once we have washed ourselves the ashes will no longer be visible to others. But we can carry them spiritually with us for the six weeks of Lent as an inner sign to ourselves that each day we are trying to die to our bad habits and so rise to glory with Christ at Easter. Even though others can’t see your inner ashes, wear them with pride!

St David’s Day Welsh Mass: Bishop Edwin will be celebrating a St David’s Day Mass in Welsh on Monday 2nd March at 12 noon in the Cathedral.All are welcome.

 Lenten Masses: Bishop Peter will be going around the Diocese in Lent and Clergy and parishioners are invited to attend one or more of the evening Masses.  Locally this will be on March 12th at Welshpool.

Sick List: Those who wish to write the names of their dear ones(family members or relatives) who are sick at the moment, there is a new writing board with paper on it, which we will keep it inside the Church. Please write only names. Do not add any contact details or phone numbers please(It is against privacy and data Protection -GDPR).

First Holy Communion(Welshpool): Parents who would like to do their children’s Fist Holy communion this year are advised to give their child’s name to the Parish office. Please keep in mind the classes are already begun.

Spring Talks on the Word of God: This will takes place at Shrewsbury Cathedral (Spring Talks on the Word of God) on the following date at Shrewsbury Cathedral Parish Room – Saturday 22nd Feb., 29th Feb. & 7th March, Parish Room: 10.30 am – 12.30 pm

“Read and proclaim the Word” Workshop for all Readers: Postponed: “Read and proclaim the Word” Workshop for all Readers is postponed to a later date. The new date will be announced after the next Wrexham Vicariate meeting. sorry for the inconveniences caused.

Wrexham Newman Circle: Please find details on the notice board the Wrexham Newman Circle’s programme for 2020

LENTEN ALMS: Bishop has dedicated this year’s Lenten Alms to the two following charities: The Medaille Trust, which provides refuge and freedom to victims of modern slavery. https://www.medaille-trust.org.uk. Registered Charity Number: 1117830 and Welcome me as I am, which promotes mental health awareness in faith communities and in the wider communities. http:// http://www.csan.org.uk/member/welcome-me-as-i-am. Registered charity number: 01101431

24 HOURS FOR THE LORD, 20TH-21ST MARCH 2020: A programme of Exposition with opportunity for Reconciliation will be provided for the Diocese. Details to follow.  Locally, this will be in Newtown on Friday 20th march from 12.00 Noon to 2.00 p m.

DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES, 24- 29 JULY 2020: Bishop Peter will be leading the Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes which this year will be taking place from 24th to 29th July 2020, flying direct from Liverpool. Organised by Joe Walsh Tours, there are two hotel options: Hotel Paradis, £699 or Hotel La Solitude, £749 per person in a shared room. £10 discount when booking online at https:// http://www.joewalshtours.co.uk/holidays/pilgrimages-lourdes-wrexham. More informa-tion on the Joe Walsh Tours website or ring 0292 000 3865. Please see the poster on the notice board.

Marriage Preparation – We can now offer the Preparing Together marriage preparation programme from Marriage Care. This one day course is designed to complement the preparation and accompaniment couples receive within their local parish. In addition to the mate-rial we share with them about building and sustaining relationships, we’ll also explore with them the importance and significance of the vows they make in church, before God, their family and friends, in terms of their religious and public commitment to each other. Enjoy-able, revealing and rewarding, couples will be encouraged to consider things they may not even be aware they need to think about. All in a safe, supportive environment, where no one is forced to share anything they are uncomfortable with. The course will take place on February 29th at Our Lady of the Rosary Buckley and booking is on-line via the Marriage Care website https://www.marriagecare.org.uk/marriage-preparation-2/preparing-together-catholic-church/ following the link on this page. There is a fee for the day which, as well as covering the cost of the course materials that the couple take away with them and lunch, also helps to support relationship counselling that Marriage Care provide.

The church halls: The church halls are available to be used as meeting or function rooms and both have available dates throughout the year. To book the Newtown Church Hall contact Philomena Richardson Tel: 01686630743 and for the Welshpool Church Hall contact Terry & Andrea Reeves Tel: 01938590368 who will provide you with full details.”

Children between First Holy Communion and Confirmation are welcome to join “Disciples” who meet every first Tuesday of the month at 4 .00 – 5.30 pm for snack/chat, learn/sing, praise/pray. Come and enjoy your Faith.

“Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them, for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs.”Lk. 18:15

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 standing order. Please remember to write your name, address, sign and date. Thank you for supporting our Parishes

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   MAY THE LORD BLESS YOU AND KEEP YOU

 FR JOHNSON CMI