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Sunday January 26th.Third Sunday in Ordinary time – Year A

Blessing our Bibles – 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 27th.- St Angela Merici, Virgin Mass at 9.00  a m at Welshpool

Tuesday January 28th.- St Thomas Aquinas, Priest, Doctor of the Church – Mass at 9.30 am at Newtown

Wednesday January 29th. . No Mass  

Thursday January 30th. – Mass at 6.30 pm at Newtown

Movie night at Newtown – see below

Friday January 31st.. St John Bosco, Priest, – Mass at 9.00  a m at Welshpool

Newman Circle talk – see below.

Saturday February 1st.. No Mass 

Confessions at Welshpool 9.30 – 10.15

Meeting to discuss a Catholic Club” for children at Newtown  – see below

Confessions at Newtown 2.30 – 3.15 pm

Sunday February 2nd.. The Presentation of The Lord.

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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Sunday of The Word of God: Human sanctification and God’s glorification are the ends towards which all the Church’s activities are directed. The theology presented in the Book of Blessing is that God is the focus of our blessing — it is God whom we bless. We bless God for the gift of the object to be blessed and that those who use it will grow in their love of God and neighbour. ‘… the celebration of blessings should truly contribute to God’s praise and glory and should serve to better God’s people

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

Movie Night(Newtown): As part of our Faith Development sessions for 2020, The God Who Speaks, there will be a movie night in ‘The Crypt’ on Thursday 30th January at 7.15pm. The film is called “Paul: Apostle of Christ” and it concerns the time St Paul spent in captivity when he wrote some of the letters that we find in the New Testament. Please come and find out a bit more about one of the most influential Saints and prolific, divinely inspired contributors of Holy Scripture.

Catholic Club” for children (Newtown): A meeting for parents who would be interested in discussing the possibility of a “Catholic Club” for children on a Saturday morning on Saturday, 1st February 10 a.m. in the Church.

God Who Speaks(Newtown): Listening for God’s Word in the Letters of St Paul and the Acts of the Apostles: an introduction in a prayerful context on Thursday 6th February at 7.15 p.m.

World Day of Prayer: Meeting at Newtown Methodist church on Monday 3rd Feb at 10.00am to discuss World Day of Prayer service which will take place on Friday 6th March at 2.00pm.

Wrexham Newman Circle: Please find details on the notice board the Wrexham Newman Circle’s programme for 2020 and as well as a poster advertising Bishop Peter’s talk on 31st January on The Year of The Word – The God Who Speaks. The meeting will take place at the Church of St Francis of Assisi, Llay starting at 7.30pm

Flower arranging rota(Welshpool): A question has been asked about flowers for the Church and who is able to do the arranging. There is no one in charge, anyone is welcome to join in. The rota we had needed renewing and a new one is now on the notice board. When the big feasts arrive all hands are on desk, the more merrier to make them special(ie Christmas and Easter). Probably fortnightly is enough for replacing and just keep an eye on watering in between. Many thanks and happy arranging.

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

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 MAY THE LORD BLESS YOU AND KEEP YOU

 FR JOHNSON CMI