SUNDAY 29 MAY 2022
SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
At the time of writing, I have just concluded a Zoom conference with our refugee agency, RESET to match a family to the house at St Mary of the Angels, Hooton. The initial stages of enquiry, registering interest, finding an approved and accredited refugee agency, securing the necessary support of the diocese and Caritas: diocese of Shrewsbury, have brought us to this point of confirmation of invitation from our side and now RESET are tasked with ‘matching’ a family to the large, comfortable, and newly-refurbished home our parish community can offer them. The next steps are: to be matched, to apply for their visa, to have the local authority engage with us for necessary security and background checks, we liaise with the family to arrange safe passage to the United Kingdom, and then we welcome our family for a minimum of six months – but up to three years on their visa. I am minded to offer the family the maximum visa stay of three years to give the family as much peace of mind and stability as possible, though – God willing – the war will be over before 2025 and they can safely return home, should they wish.
Meanwhile, our parish celebration to mark Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee is next Sunday! Please come along for a wonderful afternoon of social time together!
As May gives way to June, a month dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus: let us ask that our hearts will be filled with love towards God, each other, and ourselves.
HM The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee
Invitation to Our Parish Garden Party Click Here
Arrangements are progressing for the Parish Garden Party to celebrate Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, to be held on Sunday 5 June 2pm – 5pm on the field at St Mary of the Angels.
Blessed Sacrament Procession
I have been very grateful to Reverend Antony Dutton, parish priest of St John the Evangelist Anglican Church in Great Sutton for the warmth of his welcome, his fraternal support, and his kindness since I became parish priest here in Ellesmere Port and Hooton. He is a good man and pastor, and I have been very happy to discuss with him some ecumenical projects.
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Baby Isaac, Joanne, Michael, Sophie, Elliott, David, Nicola Gormley, Bernie Garner, Karen Seymour. Please also pray for Linda Gallagher, Patricia Raynor, Rosemary Roberts, Agnieszka Zbrzeska, Mary Clarke, John Begley, Tony Lyth, Monsignor Christopher Lightbound, and all those who have died recently.
Monday 30 May at 7pm in St Mary's Stanley Hall. All are welcome. Talk and discussion: 'PREPARING OUR HEARTS: A Guided Examination of Conscience for Holy Confession'.
Our Lady’s Readers Rotas
The new rotas are in the Pigeon Holes at the back of Church.
Theatre Evening in Aid of the SVP
A production of The Vicar of Dibley will take place at 7.30pm on Wednesday 8 June 2022 at The Gladstone Theatre, Port Sunlight. Tickets cost £9.00 after each weekend Mass at Our Lady, and after 11am Mass at St Saviour.
Music Festival and School Fair
St Mary of the Angels Primary School are hosting a music festival and school fair on Friday 17 June 2022. Our music festival will begin at 1pm, visitors welcome from 12.50pm. Children from each class will be singing and refreshments will be available. At 3pm our School Fair will start with lots of stalls, food, refreshments and activities including the donkeys! All parishioners welcome!
Parish Foodbank / Hampers
Thanks to all who continue to support this vital ministry, it is greatly valued. If you would benefit from this assistance or know of anyone who would, please let us know
Parish of Ellesmere Port & Hooton Junior Youth Club
On Wednesday 1st June there will be a Junior Youth Club Family and Parish Walk starting at 5pm at Hooton Station and walking to Parkgate (one way only) for chips/ ice cream. Please bring drinks and a snack. The minibus will be available to take drivers back to Hooton. Walk should end approx. 7.45pm.
The weekly Junior Youth Club has taken a break now, and will return on Wednesday 15 June.
SVP Meeting for St Saviour and St Mary of the Angels
The next meeting will be on Monday 30 May at 6.30pm in St Saviour. New members always welcome! If you know of anyone who would like a visit from a member or is in need of a little assistance at this time, please speak to the clergy or any member of the SVP. Please keep this important ministry in your prayers.