© Llay/Rossett Parish 2019
Llay - Rossett Parish Wrexham, North Wales
SVP Our St Vincent de Paul Conference meets this Thursday (17th Jan) at 6pm in Llay. Would you like to join or learn more? Speak to one of the members or to Canon.

First Penance and First Holy

Communion 2019

Preparation class at Llay this coming Saturday, 19th January, 11 to 12 noon. Children with parents or guardians. Do be there – and on time. Can you help? There are currently 4 teams to clean our church in Llay. Could you form another team (2 persons) and help lighten the load? If so, please contact Geraldine at the parish office. Could it be you?

CLICK TO PRAY

An app has been launched to allow people to pray with the Pope. See www.clicktopray.org for more information. Catholic Singles Catholic Singles is an organisation which helps single Catholics of all ages (over 18 years) meet other single Catholics, either one to one or through social events. For further information visit www.catholicsingles.org.uk or tel. 0161 941 3498 or email: info@catholicsingles.org.uk or write to Catholic Singles, 1 Burlescombe Close, Altrincham. WA14 4UX. See notice at the back.

Foodbank Drivers

Further drivers required – to enable the parish to continue to support the foodbank we need two further drivers to collect the donations from the parish and deliver them to the warehouse on a rota basis. If you can help please contact the parish office or give your name to Canon. Mary’s Meals, launch “Double The Love” campaign This campaign will see the UK government match public donations to Mary’s Meals until 1 March 2019, up to £2 million. This will enable Mary’s Meals to reach thousands more chronically hungry children in Zambia with a life-changing meal every school day. Founder and global chief executive Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow Magnus said “With match funding from the UK government, we have a wonderful opportunity to create an even bigger impact and transform the lives of many, many more hungry children with the gift of food and education.” Zambia suffers from high rates of malnutrition, poverty and food insecurity. Children can often be found working in fields, begging on street corners or scavenging for food just to survive. More than 360,000 primary school-age children are out of school, and those who do attend are often so hungry they don’t have the energy to concentrate and learn in class. For more information/to donate tel: 08006981212 or email: info@marysmeals.org - www.marysmeals.org.uk .

EVENTS FOR YOUR DIARY

Parish Employment Vacancy The parish is looking to employ a new parish secretary/bookkeeper from the end of March 2019 due to the retirement of the current job holder. The position is part-time 10hrs per week and the applicant needs to have a working knowledge of Word and Excel plus the ability to learn SAGE Essentials (basic accounting software). A full job description can be obtained from the parish office or the parish priest. Do think about it and pass the word around.

Faith Schools Provision

On Behalf of the staff and pupils of the faith schools in the Wrexham Borough, I would like to say a very big thank you for all of you that responded to the ‘Difficult Decisions Consultation’ regarding transport to faith schools. Due to the response of many of you that took the time to contact the Borough Council, the review into the provision of transport to faith schools will not now be carried forward. There are seventeen faith schools in the Borough and some 406 pupils and families could have been affected by a decision to remove the free buses which would have gone against the rights and equalities of the populace to have access to a school of their choosing and faith values. There is however, also a warning for us to be on our guard as the decision that has been made carries the proviso that faith school transport, “will not be initiated at this time”, it would be foolish of us to think that at a later date there not will be a change of heart and for this matter to come to the Borough’s attention for cost cutting once again. Meantime, once again, thank you all, from the Staff and Pupils of the Borough Schools that would have been affected, for your positive help and response. We will keep you posted of future developments. TCC DATES (A) Annual Planning Day Saturday 19th January 2019, 10am to 3pm at Hope Parish Hall. Please let TCC know if you are attending. (B) “Wrexham Town of Sanctuary” Launch – Friday 1st February 2019, 2pm to 4pm at Tŷ Pawb, Wrexham. Arrivals from 2pm; events start at 2.30pm, drinks and refreshments afterwards. Please book tickets on 01978 262588 or via Evenbrite. See the notice at the back

HMP Berwyn

Mass is celebrated every Saturday at HMP Berwyn at 10.00am. It is good for the prisoners that local people should also attend. If you would like to attend – or to find out more information – please contact Anne Coleman on 07709914519 Why not sign a “Gift Aid” Form? If you are a tax payer do, please, sign a “gift-aid” form. This takes only a few moments to do, it costs you nothing, but greatly enhances the value of what you give by allowing the parish to claim back the tax on your donation. Just see the priest if interested. And another reminder please do use your offertory envelopes for your giving!!

“Flame Congress”

Saturday 2nd March at Wembley Arena. See the notice in the porch A New Year’s Resolution – Read a Catholic Newspaper Every week There are a number of “Catholic Herald’s” at £2.50 and “Universe” at £1.30 available from the back.

Fully escorted Pilgrimage to Knock

Shrine, Ireland, 13th May 2019.

£649.00 per person sharing. Price includes flight with 10kg hand luggage, all taxes, transfers, 4 nights’ in Knock House Hotel half-board. All entertainment, excursions/guided tours included. Groups and Individual bookings welcome. Contact Patricia on 01268 762 278 or 07740 175557 or email knockpilgrimages@gmail.com. See the poster. Our PPC The next meeting of our Parish Pastoral Council will be on Monday 28th January 2018, at 7pm in Llay.

Our New Directory and Year Book

2019

Available from the back at £3.50 – a fund of information on the parishes, Dioceses and organisations etc. of the Catholic Church in Wales.
Quietness (reverence) in church Be silent, be thoughtful, and be reverent, for this is the house of the Lord. Before Mass speak to God. During Mass let God speak to you. After Mass speak to one another, but quietly, without disturbing those who are at prayer – ideally in the porch.

Holy Father’s Christmas message

2018

The Holy Father, Pope Francis, has delivered the sixth Christmas message of his pontificate, Urbi et Orbi, on the Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord, 25 December 2018. What does Urbi et Orbi mean? Translated, it's "for the city and for the world" and is a papal address and Apostolic Blessing that extends beyond the city of Rome to the entire world. The blessing is given at Christmas and Easter. Dear Brothers and Sisters, Happy Christmas! To you, the faithful of Rome, to you, the pilgrims, and to all who are linked to us from every part of the world, I renew the joyous proclamation of Bethlehem: “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those whom he favours” (Lk 2:14).…….Read full text RIP Most will have heard by now the sad news of the death of Fr. Owen Hardwicke, which occurred in the Maelor Hospital, Wrexham, on Monday last, 7th January. He was 94 and will be sadly missed by relatives, priest colleagues and many friends. Please keep him and them in your prayers. Fr. Owen’s body will be brought to church at Llay on Wednesday, 23rd January at 6pm AND HIS Funeral Mass will be at the Cathedral in Wrexham on Thursday 24th January at 11am, to be followed by cremation at Pentre Bychan at 1.30pm. May he rest in peace

Important Message for the

Foodbank Wrexham

Once more they are up and running with a temporary warehouse in Dean Road, Wrexham at which they accept our donations, Tuesday and Friday each week between 10am and 3pm. Further drivers required – to enable the parish to continue to support the foodbank we need two further drivers to collect the donations from the parish and deliver them to the warehouse on a rota basis. If you can help please contact the parish office or give your name to Canon. Donations: The Foodbank are currently collecting UHT milk(this is in short supply). Pasta. Rice. Coffee. Fruit juice cartons. Tinned fruit, meat (e.g. ham, corned beef), vegetables, tomatoes, rice pudding. Toothbrushes, toothpaste, shower gel, shampoo, deodorant. They do not need Tinned soup, beans, potatoes, fish, ready meals. Cereal. Tea. Toilet roll. They cannot accept: fresh, frozen or refrigerated food. “PAX CHRISTI” Next weekend (January 19/20) is “Peace Sunday” and we will have the Annual Retiring Collection for “PAX CHRISTI”, The International Catholic Movement that does so much good work in promoting a just and genuine peace, and in opposing the weapons of war.

“The Angelus”

It is so very important for us all to remind ourselves frequently every day how emphatically God entered into human life out of love for us. The ancient prayer “The Angelus” is one very effective way we can do this. Copies of “The Angelus” have been distributed today and any spare copies will be left at the back. Let us all avail of this Advent to get into the habit of praying “The Angelus” two or three times every day. Octave of Prayer for Christian Unity As usual, from 18th to 25th January, ending with the Feast of Conversion of St. Paul. Please remember this intention in your daily prayers.

RIP

We gave the sad news of John Blackman’s death a few weeks ago and the details of his funeral arrangements. This now is just a reminder of those arrangements. John’s Funeral Mass will be this Wednesday (16th Jan) at Llay at 10.30am, to be followed by cremation at Pentre Bychan at 12 noon. Many he rest in peace

We Remember in our prayers

Those whose anniversaries occur this week 14th Irene Lewis 15th George Whitefield 16th Christine Lodge, Peter Brannan 17th Peter Synnoti 18th Peter Roberts May they rest in peace and rise in Glory

The Baptism of the Lord(Feast)

Saturday: 12 January 2019 6.00pm (St Francis of Assisi) Sr Nuala’s good health Sunday: 13 January 2019 9.00am (Christ the King) for the parishioners 11.00am (St Francis of Assisi) Private intention 12.30 Latin Mass - Old Tridentine Rite Robin Whatley RIP
Saturday: 19 January 2019 Weekday in Ordinary Time 9.30am (St Francis of Assisi) Private intentions Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Holy Mass, Exposition (time for Sacrament of Reconciliation/Confession – from 10.10am) & Benediction

2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time

Saturday: 19 January 2019 6.00pm (St Francis of Assisi) Sunday: 20 January 2019 9.00am (Christ the King) 11.00am (St Francis of Assisi)
Mon - Weekday in Ordinary Time 9.30am (St Francis of Assisi) Anne Aitken’s intentions Tue - Weekday in Ordinary Time 9.30am (St Francis of Assisi) Pat Cummins’ intentions Wed - Weekday in Ordinary Time 10.30am (St Francis of Assisi) Funeral Mass, John Blackman RIP 8.00pm - 9.00pm Silent Hour of Prayer Thur - St Anthony, Abbot 7.00pm (St Francis of Assisi) Helen Gornal’s good health Fri - Weekday in Ordinary Time 9.30am (Christ the King) Donor’s Holy Souls List RIP

Mass Times

Our Holy Father’s Prayer Intention for January: May young people, especially in Latin America, follow the example of Mary and respond to the call of the Lord to communicate the joy of the Gospel to the world. The “Link”: Latest edition of this, our Free Diocesan Newsletter, is now in the porch. Do take a copy.
Latest Bulletin to Download
© Llay/Rossett Parish 2018
Llay/Rossett Parish Wrexham, North Wales

Mass Times

Latest Bulletin to Download
Our Holy Father’s Prayer Intention for January: May young people, especially in Latin America, follow the example of Mary and respond to the call of the Lord to communicate the joy of the Gospel to the world. The “Link”: Latest edition of this, our Free Diocesan Newsletter, is now in the porch. Do take a copy.

We Remember in our prayers

Those whose anniversaries occur this week 14th Irene Lewis 15th George Whitefield 16th Christine Lodge, Peter Brannan 17th Peter Synnoti 18th Peter Roberts May they rest in peace and rise in Glory
Quietness (reverence) in church Be silent, be thoughtful, and be reverent, for this is the house of the Lord. Before Mass speak to God. During Mass let God speak to you. After Mass speak to one another, but quietly, without disturbing those who are at prayer – ideally in the porch.

Holy Father’s Christmas message 2018

The Holy Father, Pope Francis, has delivered the sixth Christmas message of his pontificate, Urbi et Orbi, on the Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord, 25 December 2018. What does Urbi et Orbi mean? Translated, it's "for the city and for the world" and is a papal address and Apostolic Blessing that extends beyond the city of Rome to the entire world. The blessing is given at Christmas and Easter. Dear Brothers and Sisters, Happy Christmas! To you, the faithful of Rome, to you, the pilgrims, and to all who are linked to us from every part of the world, I renew the joyous proclamation of Bethlehem: “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those whom he favours” (Lk 2:14).…….Read full text RIP Most will have heard by now the sad news of the death of Fr. Owen Hardwicke, which occurred in the Maelor Hospital, Wrexham, on Monday last, 7th January. He was 94 and will be sadly missed by relatives, priest colleagues and many friends. Please keep him and them in your prayers. Fr. Owen’s body will be brought to church at Llay on Wednesday, 23rd January at 6pm AND HIS Funeral Mass will be at the Cathedral in Wrexham on Thursday 24th January at 11am, to be followed by cremation at Pentre Bychan at 1.30pm. May he rest in peace

Important Message for the

Foodbank Wrexham

Once more they are up and running with a temporary warehouse in Dean Road, Wrexham at which they accept our donations, Tuesday and Friday each week between 10am and 3pm. Further drivers required – to enable the parish to continue to support the foodbank we need two further drivers to collect the donations from the parish and deliver them to the warehouse on a rota basis. If you can help please contact the parish office or give your name to Canon. Donations: The Foodbank are currently collecting UHT milk(this is in short supply). Pasta. Rice. Coffee. Fruit juice cartons. Tinned fruit, meat (e.g. ham, corned beef), vegetables, tomatoes, rice pudding. Toothbrushes, toothpaste, shower gel, shampoo, deodorant. They do not need Tinned soup, beans, potatoes, fish, ready meals. Cereal. Tea. Toilet roll. They cannot accept: fresh, frozen or refrigerated food. “PAX CHRISTI” Next weekend (January 19/20) is “Peace Sunday” and we will have the Annual Retiring Collection for “PAX CHRISTI”, The International Catholic Movement that does so much good work in promoting a just and genuine peace, and in opposing the weapons of war.

“The Angelus”

It is so very important for us all to remind ourselves frequently every day how emphatically God entered into human life out of love for us. The ancient prayer “The Angelus” is one very effective way we can do this. Copies of “The Angelus” have been distributed today and any spare copies will be left at the back. Let us all avail of this Advent to get into the habit of praying “The Angelus” two or three times every day. Octave of Prayer for Christian Unity As usual, from 18th to 25th January, ending with the Feast of Conversion of St. Paul. Please remember this intention in your daily prayers.

RIP

We gave the sad news of John Blackman’s death a few weeks ago and the details of his funeral arrangements. This now is just a reminder of those arrangements. John’s Funeral Mass will be this Wednesday (16th Jan) at Llay at 10.30am, to be followed by cremation at Pentre Bychan at 12 noon. Many he rest in peace
SVP Our St Vincent de Paul Conference meets this Thursday (17th Jan) at 6pm in Llay. Would you like to join or learn more? Speak to one of the members or to Canon.

First Penance and First Holy Communion

2019

Preparation class at Llay this coming Saturday, 19th January, 11 to 12 noon. Children with parents or guardians. Do be there – and on time. Can you help? There are currently 4 teams to clean our church in Llay. Could you form another team (2 persons) and help lighten the load? If so, please contact Geraldine at the parish office. Could it be you?

CLICK TO PRAY

An app has been launched to allow people to pray with the Pope. See www.clicktopray.org for more information. Catholic Singles Catholic Singles is an organisation which helps single Catholics of all ages (over 18 years) meet other single Catholics, either one to one or through social events. For further information visit www.catholicsingles.org.uk or tel. 0161 941 3498 or email: info@catholicsingles.org.uk or write to Catholic Singles, 1 Burlescombe Close, Altrincham. WA14 4UX. See notice at the back.

Foodbank Drivers

Further drivers required – to enable the parish to continue to support the foodbank we need two further drivers to collect the donations from the parish and deliver them to the warehouse on a rota basis. If you can help please contact the parish office or give your name to Canon. Mary’s Meals, launch “Double The Love” campaign This campaign will see the UK government match public donations to Mary’s Meals until 1 March 2019, up to £2 million. This will enable Mary’s Meals to reach thousands more chronically hungry children in Zambia with a life-changing meal every school day. Founder and global chief executive Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow Magnus said “With match funding from the UK government, we have a wonderful opportunity to create an even bigger impact and transform the lives of many, many more hungry children with the gift of food and education.” Zambia suffers from high rates of malnutrition, poverty and food insecurity. Children can often be found working in fields, begging on street corners or scavenging for food just to survive. More than 360,000 primary school-age children are out of school, and those who do attend are often so hungry they don’t have the energy to concentrate and learn in class. For more information/to donate tel: 08006981212 or email: info@marysmeals.org - www.marysmeals.org.uk .

EVENTS FOR YOUR DIARY

Parish Employment Vacancy The parish is looking to employ a new parish secretary/bookkeeper from the end of March 2019 due to the retirement of the current job holder. The position is part-time 10hrs per week and the applicant needs to have a working knowledge of Word and Excel plus the ability to learn SAGE Essentials (basic accounting software). A full job description can be obtained from the parish office or the parish priest. Do think about it and pass the word around.

Faith Schools Provision

On Behalf of the staff and pupils of the faith schools in the Wrexham Borough, I would like to say a very big thank you for all of you that responded to the ‘Difficult Decisions Consultation’ regarding transport to faith schools. Due to the response of many of you that took the time to contact the Borough Council, the review into the provision of transport to faith schools will not now be carried forward. There are seventeen faith schools in the Borough and some 406 pupils and families could have been affected by a decision to remove the free buses which would have gone against the rights and equalities of the populace to have access to a school of their choosing and faith values. There is however, also a warning for us to be on our guard as the decision that has been made carries the proviso that faith school transport, “will not be initiated at this time”, it would be foolish of us to think that at a later date there not will be a change of heart and for this matter to come to the Borough’s attention for cost cutting once again. Meantime, once again, thank you all, from the Staff and Pupils of the Borough Schools that would have been affected, for your positive help and response. We will keep you posted of future developments. TCC DATES (A) Annual Planning Day Saturday 19th January 2019, 10am to 3pm at Hope Parish Hall. Please let TCC know if you are attending. (B) “Wrexham Town of Sanctuary” Launch – Friday 1st February 2019, 2pm to 4pm at Tŷ Pawb, Wrexham. Arrivals from 2pm; events start at 2.30pm, drinks and refreshments afterwards. Please book tickets on 01978 262588 or via Evenbrite. See the notice at the back

HMP Berwyn

Mass is celebrated every Saturday at HMP Berwyn at 10.00am. It is good for the prisoners that local people should also attend. If you would like to attend – or to find out more information – please contact Anne Coleman on 07709914519 Why not sign a “Gift Aid” Form? If you are a tax payer do, please, sign a “gift-aid” form. This takes only a few moments to do, it costs you nothing, but greatly enhances the value of what you give by allowing the parish to claim back the tax on your donation. Just see the priest if interested. And another reminder please do use your offertory envelopes for your giving!!

“Flame Congress”

Saturday 2nd March at Wembley Arena. See the notice in the porch A New Year’s Resolution – Read a Catholic Newspaper Every week There are a number of “Catholic Herald’s” at £2.50 and “Universe” at £1.30 available from the back.

Fully escorted Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine,

Ireland, 13th May 2019.

£649.00 per person sharing. Price includes flight with 10kg hand luggage, all taxes, transfers, 4 nights’ in Knock House Hotel half-board. All entertainment, excursions/guided tours included. Groups and Individual bookings welcome. Contact Patricia on 01268 762 278 or 07740 175557 or email knockpilgrimages@gmail.com. See the poster. Our PPC The next meeting of our Parish Pastoral Council will be on Monday 28th January 2018, at 7pm in Llay.

Our New Directory and Year Book 2019

Available from the back at £3.50 – a fund of information on the parishes, Dioceses and organisations etc. of the Catholic Church in Wales.

The Baptism of the Lord(Feast)

Saturday: 12 January 2019 6.00pm (St Francis of Assisi) Sr Nuala’s good health Sunday: 13 January 2019 9.00am (Christ the King) for the parishioners 11.00am (St Francis of Assisi) Private intention 12.30 Latin Mass - Old Tridentine Rite Robin Whatley RIP
Mon - Weekday in Ordinary Time 9.30am (St Francis of Assisi) Anne Aitken’s intentions Tue - Weekday in Ordinary Time 9.30am (St Francis of Assisi) Pat Cummins’ intentions Wed - Weekday in Ordinary Time 10.30am (St Francis of Assisi) Funeral Mass, John Blackman RIP 8.00pm - 9.00pm Silent Hour of Prayer Thur - St Anthony, Abbot 7.00pm (St Francis of Assisi) Helen Gornal’s good health Fri - Weekday in Ordinary Time 9.30am (Christ the King) Donor’s Holy Souls List RIP
Saturday: 19 January 2019 Weekday in Ordinary Time 9.30am (St Francis of Assisi) Private intentions Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Holy Mass, Exposition (time for Sacrament of Reconciliation/Confession – from 10.10am) & Benediction

2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time

Saturday: 19 January 2019 6.00pm (St Francis of Assisi) Sunday: 20 January 2019 9.00am (Christ the King) 11.00am (St Francis of Assisi)
© Llay/Rossett Parish 2018
Llay/Rossett Parish Wrexham, North Wales

Mass Times

Latest Bulletin to Download
Our Holy Father’s Prayer Intention for January: May young people, especially in Latin America, follow the example of Mary and respond to the call of the Lord to communicate the joy of the Gospel to the world. The “Link”: Latest edition of this, our Free Diocesan Newsletter, is now in the porch. Do take a copy.

We Remember in our prayers

Those whose anniversaries occur this week 14th Irene Lewis 15th George Whitefield 16th Christine Lodge, Peter Brannan 17th Peter Synnoti 18th Peter Roberts May they rest in peace and rise in Glory
Quietness (reverence) in church Be silent, be thoughtful, and be reverent, for this is the house of the Lord. Before Mass speak to God. During Mass let God speak to you. After Mass speak to one another, but quietly, without disturbing those who are at prayer – ideally in the porch.

Holy Father’s Christmas message 2018

The Holy Father, Pope Francis, has delivered the sixth Christmas message of his pontificate, Urbi et Orbi, on the Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord, 25 December 2018. What does Urbi et Orbi mean? Translated, it's "for the city and for the world" and is a papal address and Apostolic Blessing that extends beyond the city of Rome to the entire world. The blessing is given at Christmas and Easter. Dear Brothers and Sisters, Happy Christmas! To you, the faithful of Rome, to you, the pilgrims, and to all who are linked to us from every part of the world, I renew the joyous proclamation of Bethlehem: “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those whom he favours” (Lk 2:14).…….Read full text RIP Most will have heard by now the sad news of the death of Fr. Owen Hardwicke, which occurred in the Maelor Hospital, Wrexham, on Monday last, 7th January. He was 94 and will be sadly missed by relatives, priest colleagues and many friends. Please keep him and them in your prayers. Fr. Owen’s body will be brought to church at Llay on Wednesday, 23rd January at 6pm AND HIS Funeral Mass will be at the Cathedral in Wrexham on Thursday 24th January at 11am, to be followed by cremation at Pentre Bychan at 1.30pm. May he rest in peace

Important Message for the

Foodbank Wrexham

Once more they are up and running with a temporary warehouse in Dean Road, Wrexham at which they accept our donations, Tuesday and Friday each week between 10am and 3pm. Further drivers required – to enable the parish to continue to support the foodbank we need two further drivers to collect the donations from the parish and deliver them to the warehouse on a rota basis. If you can help please contact the parish office or give your name to Canon. Donations: The Foodbank are currently collecting UHT milk(this is in short supply). Pasta. Rice. Coffee. Fruit juice cartons. Tinned fruit, meat (e.g. ham, corned beef), vegetables, tomatoes, rice pudding. Toothbrushes, toothpaste, shower gel, shampoo, deodorant. They do not need Tinned soup, beans, potatoes, fish, ready meals. Cereal. Tea. Toilet roll. They cannot accept: fresh, frozen or refrigerated food. “PAX CHRISTI” Next weekend (January 19/20) is “Peace Sunday” and we will have the Annual Retiring Collection for “PAX CHRISTI”, The International Catholic Movement that does so much good work in promoting a just and genuine peace, and in opposing the weapons of war.

“The Angelus”

It is so very important for us all to remind ourselves frequently every day how emphatically God entered into human life out of love for us. The ancient prayer “The Angelus” is one very effective way we can do this. Copies of “The Angelus” have been distributed today and any spare copies will be left at the back. Let us all avail of this Advent to get into the habit of praying “The Angelus” two or three times every day. Octave of Prayer for Christian Unity As usual, from 18th to 25th January, ending with the Feast of Conversion of St. Paul. Please remember this intention in your daily prayers.

RIP

We gave the sad news of John Blackman’s death a few weeks ago and the details of his funeral arrangements. This now is just a reminder of those arrangements. John’s Funeral Mass will be this Wednesday (16th Jan) at Llay at 10.30am, to be followed by cremation at Pentre Bychan at 12 noon. Many he rest in peace

EVENTS FOR YOUR DIARY

Parish Employment Vacancy The parish is looking to employ a new parish secretary/bookkeeper from the end of March 2019 due to the retirement of the current job holder. The position is part-time 10hrs per week and the applicant needs to have a working knowledge of Word and Excel plus the ability to learn SAGE Essentials (basic accounting software). A full job description can be obtained from the parish office or the parish priest. Do think about it and pass the word around.

Faith Schools Provision

On Behalf of the staff and pupils of the faith schools in the Wrexham Borough, I would like to say a very big thank you for all of you that responded to the ‘Difficult Decisions Consultation’ regarding transport to faith schools. Due to the response of many of you that took the time to contact the Borough Council, the review into the provision of transport to faith schools will not now be carried forward. There are seventeen faith schools in the Borough and some 406 pupils and families could have been affected by a decision to remove the free buses which would have gone against the rights and equalities of the populace to have access to a school of their choosing and faith values. There is however, also a warning for us to be on our guard as the decision that has been made carries the proviso that faith school transport, “will not be initiated at this time”, it would be foolish of us to think that at a later date there not will be a change of heart and for this matter to come to the Borough’s attention for cost cutting once again. Meantime, once again, thank you all, from the Staff and Pupils of the Borough Schools that would have been affected, for your positive help and response. We will keep you posted of future developments. TCC DATES (A) Annual Planning Day Saturday 19th January 2019, 10am to 3pm at Hope Parish Hall. Please let TCC know if you are attending. (B) “Wrexham Town of Sanctuary” Launch – Friday 1st February 2019, 2pm to 4pm at Tŷ Pawb, Wrexham. Arrivals from 2pm; events start at 2.30pm, drinks and refreshments afterwards. Please book tickets on 01978 262588 or via Evenbrite. See the notice at the back

HMP Berwyn

Mass is celebrated every Saturday at HMP Berwyn at 10.00am. It is good for the prisoners that local people should also attend. If you would like to attend – or to find out more information – please contact Anne Coleman on 07709914519 Why not sign a “Gift Aid” Form? If you are a tax payer do, please, sign a “gift-aid” form. This takes only a few moments to do, it costs you nothing, but greatly enhances the value of what you give by allowing the parish to claim back the tax on your donation. Just see the priest if interested. And another reminder please do use your offertory envelopes for your giving!!

“Flame Congress”

Saturday 2nd March at Wembley Arena. See the notice in the porch A New Year’s Resolution – Read a Catholic Newspaper Every week There are a number of “Catholic Herald’s” at £2.50 and “Universe” at £1.30 available from the back.

Fully escorted Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine,

Ireland, 13th May 2019.

£649.00 per person sharing. Price includes flight with 10kg hand luggage, all taxes, transfers, 4 nights’ in Knock House Hotel half-board. All entertainment, excursions/guided tours included. Groups and Individual bookings welcome. Contact Patricia on 01268 762 278 or 07740 175557 or email knockpilgrimages@gmail.com. See the poster. Our PPC The next meeting of our Parish Pastoral Council will be on Monday 28th January 2018, at 7pm in Llay.

Our New Directory and Year Book 2019

Available from the back at £3.50 – a fund of information on the parishes, Dioceses and organisations etc. of the Catholic Church in Wales.
SVP Our St Vincent de Paul Conference meets this Thursday (17th Jan) at 6pm in Llay. Would you like to join or learn more? Speak to one of the members or to Canon.

First Penance and First Holy Communion

2019

Preparation class at Llay this coming Saturday, 19th January, 11 to 12 noon. Children with parents or guardians. Do be there – and on time. Can you help? There are currently 4 teams to clean our church in Llay. Could you form another team (2 persons) and help lighten the load? If so, please contact Geraldine at the parish office. Could it be you?

CLICK TO PRAY

An app has been launched to allow people to pray with the Pope. See www.clicktopray.org for more information. Catholic Singles Catholic Singles is an organisation which helps single Catholics of all ages (over 18 years) meet other single Catholics, either one to one or through social events. For further information visit www.catholicsingles.org.uk or tel. 0161 941 3498 or email: info@catholicsingles.org.uk or write to Catholic Singles, 1 Burlescombe Close, Altrincham. WA14 4UX. See notice at the back.

Foodbank Drivers

Further drivers required – to enable the parish to continue to support the foodbank we need two further drivers to collect the donations from the parish and deliver them to the warehouse on a rota basis. If you can help please contact the parish office or give your name to Canon. Mary’s Meals, launch “Double The Love” campaign This campaign will see the UK government match public donations to Mary’s Meals until 1 March 2019, up to £2 million. This will enable Mary’s Meals to reach thousands more chronically hungry children in Zambia with a life-changing meal every school day. Founder and global chief executive Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow Magnus said “With match funding from the UK government, we have a wonderful opportunity to create an even bigger impact and transform the lives of many, many more hungry children with the gift of food and education.” Zambia suffers from high rates of malnutrition, poverty and food insecurity. Children can often be found working in fields, begging on street corners or scavenging for food just to survive. More than 360,000 primary school-age children are out of school, and those who do attend are often so hungry they don’t have the energy to concentrate and learn in class. For more information/to donate tel: 08006981212 or email: info@marysmeals.org - www.marysmeals.org.uk .

The Baptism of the Lord(Feast)

Saturday: 12 January 2019 6.00pm (St Francis of Assisi) Sr Nuala’s good health Sunday: 13 January 2019 9.00am (Christ the King) for the parishioners 11.00am (St Francis of Assisi) Private intention 12.30 Latin Mass - Old Tridentine Rite Robin Whatley RIP
Mon - Weekday in Ordinary Time 9.30am (St Francis of Assisi) Anne Aitken’s intentions Tue - Weekday in Ordinary Time 9.30am (St Francis of Assisi) Pat Cummins’ intentions Wed - Weekday in Ordinary Time 10.30am (St Francis of Assisi) Funeral Mass, John Blackman RIP 8.00pm - 9.00pm Silent Hour of Prayer Thur - St Anthony, Abbot 7.00pm (St Francis of Assisi) Helen Gornal’s good health Fri - Weekday in Ordinary Time 9.30am (Christ the King) Donor’s Holy Souls List RIP
Saturday: 19 January 2019 Weekday in Ordinary Time 9.30am (St Francis of Assisi) Private intentions Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Holy Mass, Exposition (time for Sacrament of Reconciliation/Confession – from 10.10am) & Benediction

2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time

Saturday: 19 January 2019 6.00pm (St Francis of Assisi) Sunday: 20 January 2019 9.00am (Christ the King) 11.00am (St Francis of Assisi)