Newsletter

Sunday January 12th. The Baptism of The Lord

White Flower Appeal for S P U C today. – (See below)

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 January 13th. St Hilary, Bishop, Doctor of the Church – Mass at 9.00 a m at Welshpool

Tuesday January 14th.  Mass at 9.30 am at Newtown

Wednesday January 15th. .No Mass  

Thursday January 16th. – Mass at 6.30 pm at Newtown

Friday January 17th. St Anthony, abbot – Mass at 9.00 a m at Welshpool

Saturday January 18th. No Mass 

Confessions at Welshpool 9.30 – 10.15

Confessions at Newtown 2.30 – 3.15 pm

Sunday January 19th.Second Sunday in Ordinary time.

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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White Flower Appeal: The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC) will be holding its annual appeal this weekend. On 21 October 2019 the most extreme abortion regime in Europe was imposed on the people of Northern Ireland by the government at Westminister. Abortion will now be permitted for any reason up to until at least 24 weeks and even beyond that. The abortion lobby now wants to introduce this in England and Wales. Please be generous as you can to help SPUC defend unborn babies and their mothers from this new attack.

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity: There will be a service led by Reverend Nia at All Saints on Wednesday 22nd January at 6pm to celebrate the unity we share with the Christian churches throughout the world. The material has been prepared by the churches of Malta and Gozo this year. We thank the people of All Saints for hosting this event.

Blessing of Bible: Pope has made the 3rd Sunday of Ordinary time, the Sunday of the Word of God and this year that falls on the 26th January. You are invited to bring your bible to mass with you on this (25th/26th January 2020) and to receive a blessing. Please see the notice board for more details

Mass in Celebration of Marriage and Married Life – February 8th 2020 at 12 midday at the Cathedral. All are welcome to join Bishop Peter to celebrate the gift of marriage and married life. If you are celebrating a significant anniversary during 2020 you are especially welcome and are invited to send your anniversary details to Margaret Hinton at mfl@rcdwxm.org.uk or by post c/o the Curial Office.

 “Read and proclaim the Word” Workshop for all Readers: Our Deanery organises a workshop for all our readers “Read and proclaim the Word” as a part of one of the programme for “2020 The God who Speaks”. It will be on 15th of February 2020, Saturday, 1pm to 3pm in Wrexham Cathedral.

Marriage Preparation – We can now offer the Preparing Together marriage preparation programme from Marriage Care. This one day course is designed to complement the prepa-ration 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-catho-lic-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

Directory and Year book’ is available at the back of the Church @ £3.50

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