© Llay/Rossett Parish 2018
Llay - Rossett Parish Wrexham, North Wales

Charismatic Renewal Prayer Group,

St Mary’s Cathedral

Welcomes all to their prayer meeting on Tuesday 18th December 7.30pm – 8.30pm followed by light refreshments. The group meets once a month to which everyone is invited. Contact Linda Jones 07923566097 for more information. 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. Our PPC The next meeting of our Parish Pastoral Council will be on Monday 28th January 2018, at 7pm in Llay.

“Mass of the Ages”

Some copies of this Free Winter edition of the Latin Mass Society Magazine are now available from the back. Our Outdoor Crib, Llay Many thanks to Don Downing who has put our outdoor Christmas Crib in place at Llay again this year. It truly and beautifully publicises the true meaning of this festive season. The crib is lit from 3.30pm to 10.00pm each day and we pray to St. Michael the Archangel to protect it from harm. We hope that it will remind many, of the true Joy of Christmas and be a sign of our faith to all who pass-by our church. .

EVENTS FOR YOUR DIARY

Our Christmas Masses Christmas Eve (Monday) 6pm in Llay with Carols from 5.30pm, crib procession 5.45pm Please see the bulletin extra which gives a lot more details about this Mass. A must read for those with young children. No Midnight Mass Christmas Day (Tuesday) 9.00am in Rossett 11.00am Llay St Stephen’s Day (Wednesday) 9.30am in Llay Parish Christmas Carol Service Friday 28th December at 2.30pm in Llay. A traditional combination of music and readings. Light refreshments will be served in the hall afterwards Read all in the Christmas Bulletin Extra

Repository Christmas items

On display in the porch at Llay after the 6pm Saturday and 11am Sunday Masses – with someone in attendance should you wish to purchase some items. 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!!

Gifts, Service and Faith

A day of reflection for healthcare and mental health professionals 12 January 2019, 10.00am – 3.15pm The Royal Foundation of St Katharine, 2 Butcher Row, Limehouse, London E14 8DS. See the notice at the back. “Walk with Me” Booklets – Advent and Christmastide 2018 Once again available from the back – to help us on our spiritual journey through Advent and Christmastide, with a page a day from 2nd December to 13th January. These booklets are free, but donations are gladly accepted to help defray the costs.

CAFOD “World Gifts” Catalogue

Full of inspirational gift ideas for Christmas. Copies available, for taking home, from the back. Our Catholic Newspapers and Magazines Do bring some Catholic reading into your home. There are usually some copies of the “Universe” and “The Catholic Herald” for sale at the back – as well as various magazines (some of them free)

Another Pre-Christmas Penitential

Service

On this Thursday (20th) at the Cathedral in Wrexham at 6.30pm with a number of priests available for the Sacrament of Reconciliation (“Confession”).
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.

RIP

We sadly announce the death of Martin Pritchard of Gresford, which occurred suddenly on Monday of last week, (Dec. 10th). He was 51. He will be sorely missed by his family and friends. Please keep him and them in your prayers. Martin’s Funeral Service will be on this Thursday (20th) at 2pm in Llay, followed by cremation at Pentre Bychan at 3pm. May he rest in peace. Our Soup Supper Many thanks to all for a most enjoyable evening and for all the delicious soups and hard work involved. It raised in the region of £1500 for the ongoing Soup Kitchen in the Ukraine, a most deserving cause. This is a little up on last year, which is good as the dollar exchange rate is worse. Hopefully some late donations may yet be received. Again, many thanks to everyone who contributed, gave prizes for and ran the raffle, provided the music and song and who helped in any way. Well done

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. Altar Servers’ Mass Bishop Peter invites all Altar Servers to a Mass of thanksgiving for Servers and a renewal of Commitment to Serve – followed by light refreshments – on Saturday 29th December at 12 noon in the Cathedral in Wrexham. Those who are interested in becoming an Altar Server are welcome to come along and find out more. Remember to bring your alb.

“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. 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.

Our Catholic Schools Need You

Wrexham County Borough Council is asking people to comment on the removal of buses to (faith) Catholic schools. If you have not already done so, please take a leaflet from the porch indicating how you can make your objection known – and the closing date is this coming Wednesday, 28th November. Do act now. Confessions This week the Sacrament of Reconciliation will be available on Friday (21st) from 7pm to 7.30pm at Llay, and, of course, at any time or place by request.

We Remember in our prayers

Those whose anniversaries occur this week 17th George Benson 20th John Gibson 21st Rex Brian 22nd Nora Webb May they rest in peace and rise in Glory “Missio” Calendars 2019: These free calendars are now available from the back of the Church.

3rd Sunday of Advent

Gaudete Sunday

Saturday: 15 December 6.00pm (St Francis of Assisi) Margaret & Arthur Bailey RIP Sunday: 16 December 9.00am (Christ the King) Ida & Richard McDonald RIP 11.00am (St Francis of Assisi) for the parishioners
Saturday: 22 December 3rd Week of Advent No morning Mass, confessions or novena Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Holy Mass, Exposition (time for Sacrament of Reconciliation/Confession – from 10.10am) & Benediction

4th Sunday of Advent

Saturday: 22 December 6.00pm (St Francis of Assisi) Sunday: 23 December 9.00am (Christ the King) 11.00am (St Francis of Assisi)
Mon -3rd Week of Advent 9.30am (St Francis of Assisi) Charlotte Chee RIP Tue - 3rd Week of Advent 9.00am (St Francis of Assisi)Weekday Edward Hannaby RIP Wed - 3rd Week of Advent 9.30am (St Francis of Assisi) Kathleen Williams RIP 8.00 - 9.00pm Silent hour of prayer Thur - 3rd Week of Advent 9.30am (St Francis of Assisi) Hilday Jones’ intentions Fri - 3rd Week of Advent 9.30am (Christ the King) Margaret McEachen’s intentions

Mass Times

Our Holy Father’s Prayer Intention for December: In the service of the transmission of faith – That in their dialogue with culture, people involved in the service and transmission of faith, may find a language that is appropriate to the present time 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 December: In the service of the transmission of faith – That in their dialogue with culture, people involved in the service and transmission of faith, may find a language that is appropriate to the present time 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 17th George Benson 20th John Gibson 21st Rex Brian 22nd Nora Webb May they rest in peace and rise in Glory “Missio” Calendars 2019: These free calendars are now available from the back of the Church.
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.

RIP

We sadly announce the death of Martin Pritchard of Gresford, which occurred suddenly on Monday of last week, (Dec. 10th). He was 51. He will be sorely missed by his family and friends. Please keep him and them in your prayers. Martin’s Funeral Service will be on this Thursday (20th) at 2pm in Llay, followed by cremation at Pentre Bychan at 3pm. May he rest in peace. Our Soup Supper Many thanks to all for a most enjoyable evening and for all the delicious soups and hard work involved. It raised in the region of £1500 for the ongoing Soup Kitchen in the Ukraine, a most deserving cause. This is a little up on last year, which is good as the dollar exchange rate is worse. Hopefully some late donations may yet be received. Again, many thanks to everyone who contributed, gave prizes for and ran the raffle, provided the music and song and who helped in any way. Well done

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. Altar Servers’ Mass Bishop Peter invites all Altar Servers to a Mass of thanksgiving for Servers and a renewal of Commitment to Serve – followed by light refreshments – on Saturday 29th December at 12 noon in the Cathedral in Wrexham. Those who are interested in becoming an Altar Server are welcome to come along and find out more. Remember to bring your alb.

“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. 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.

Our Catholic Schools Need You

Wrexham County Borough Council is asking people to comment on the removal of buses to (faith) Catholic schools. If you have not already done so, please take a leaflet from the porch indicating how you can make your objection known – and the closing date is this coming Wednesday, 28th November. Do act now. Confessions This week the Sacrament of Reconciliation will be available on Friday (21st) from 7pm to 7.30pm at Llay, and, of course, at any time or place by request.

Charismatic Renewal Prayer Group, St

Mary’s Cathedral

Welcomes all to their prayer meeting on Tuesday 18th December 7.30pm – 8.30pm followed by light refreshments. The group meets once a month to which everyone is invited. Contact Linda Jones 07923566097 for more information. 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. Our PPC The next meeting of our Parish Pastoral Council will be on Monday 28th January 2018, at 7pm in Llay.

“Mass of the Ages”

Some copies of this Free Winter edition of the Latin Mass Society Magazine are now available from the back. Our Outdoor Crib, Llay Many thanks to Don Downing who has put our outdoor Christmas Crib in place at Llay again this year. It truly and beautifully publicises the true meaning of this festive season. The crib is lit from 3.30pm to 10.00pm each day and we pray to St. Michael the Archangel to protect it from harm. We hope that it will remind many, of the true Joy of Christmas and be a sign of our faith to all who pass-by our church. .

EVENTS FOR YOUR DIARY

Our Christmas Masses Christmas Eve (Monday) 6pm in Llay with Carols from 5.30pm, crib procession 5.45pm Please see the bulletin extra which gives a lot more details about this Mass. A must read for those with young children. No Midnight Mass Christmas Day (Tuesday) 9.00am in Rossett 11.00am Llay St Stephen’s Day (Wednesday) 9.30am in Llay Parish Christmas Carol Service Friday 28th December at 2.30pm in Llay. A traditional combination of music and readings. Light refreshments will be served in the hall afterwards Read all in the Christmas Bulletin Extra

Repository Christmas items

On display in the porch at Llay after the 6pm Saturday and 11am Sunday Masses – with someone in attendance should you wish to purchase some items. 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!!

Gifts, Service and Faith

A day of reflection for healthcare and mental health professionals 12 January 2019, 10.00am – 3.15pm The Royal Foundation of St Katharine, 2 Butcher Row, Limehouse, London E14 8DS. See the notice at the back. “Walk with Me” Booklets – Advent and Christmastide 2018 Once again available from the back – to help us on our spiritual journey through Advent and Christmastide, with a page a day from 2nd December to 13th January. These booklets are free, but donations are gladly accepted to help defray the costs.

CAFOD “World Gifts” Catalogue

Full of inspirational gift ideas for Christmas. Copies available, for taking home, from the back. Our Catholic Newspapers and Magazines Do bring some Catholic reading into your home. There are usually some copies of the “Universe” and “The Catholic Herald” for sale at the back – as well as various magazines (some of them free)

Another Pre-Christmas Penitential Service

On this Thursday (20th) at the Cathedral in Wrexham at 6.30pm with a number of priests available for the Sacrament of Reconciliation (“Confession”).

3rd Sunday of Advent

Gaudete Sunday

Saturday: 15 December 6.00pm (St Francis of Assisi) Margaret & Arthur Bailey RIP Sunday: 16 December 9.00am (Christ the King) Ida & Richard McDonald RIP 11.00am (St Francis of Assisi) for the parishioners
Mon -3rd Week of Advent 9.30am (St Francis of Assisi) Charlotte Chee RIP Tue - 3rd Week of Advent 9.00am (St Francis of Assisi)Weekday Edward Hannaby RIP Wed - 3rd Week of Advent 9.30am (St Francis of Assisi) Kathleen Williams RIP 8.00 - 9.00pm Silent hour of prayer Thur - 3rd Week of Advent 9.30am (St Francis of Assisi) Hilday Jones’ intentions Fri - 3rd Week of Advent 9.30am (Christ the King) Margaret McEachen’s intentions
Saturday: 22 December 3rd Week of Advent No morning Mass, confessions or novena Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Holy Mass, Exposition (time for Sacrament of Reconciliation/Confession – from 10.10am) & Benediction

4th Sunday of Advent

Saturday: 22 December 6.00pm (St Francis of Assisi) Sunday: 23 December 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 December: In the service of the transmission of faith – That in their dialogue with culture, people involved in the service and transmission of faith, may find a language that is appropriate to the present time 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 17th George Benson 20th John Gibson 21st Rex Brian 22nd Nora Webb May they rest in peace and rise in Glory “Missio” Calendars 2019: These free calendars are now available from the back of the Church.
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.

RIP

We sadly announce the death of Martin Pritchard of Gresford, which occurred suddenly on Monday of last week, (Dec. 10th). He was 51. He will be sorely missed by his family and friends. Please keep him and them in your prayers. Martin’s Funeral Service will be on this Thursday (20th) at 2pm in Llay, followed by cremation at Pentre Bychan at 3pm. May he rest in peace. Our Soup Supper Many thanks to all for a most enjoyable evening and for all the delicious soups and hard work involved. It raised in the region of £1500 for the ongoing Soup Kitchen in the Ukraine, a most deserving cause. This is a little up on last year, which is good as the dollar exchange rate is worse. Hopefully some late donations may yet be received. Again, many thanks to everyone who contributed, gave prizes for and ran the raffle, provided the music and song and who helped in any way. Well done

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. Altar Servers’ Mass Bishop Peter invites all Altar Servers to a Mass of thanksgiving for Servers and a renewal of Commitment to Serve – followed by light refreshments – on Saturday 29th December at 12 noon in the Cathedral in Wrexham. Those who are interested in becoming an Altar Server are welcome to come along and find out more. Remember to bring your alb.

“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. 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.

Our Catholic Schools Need You

Wrexham County Borough Council is asking people to comment on the removal of buses to (faith) Catholic schools. If you have not already done so, please take a leaflet from the porch indicating how you can make your objection known – and the closing date is this coming Wednesday, 28th November. Do act now. Confessions This week the Sacrament of Reconciliation will be available on Friday (21st) from 7pm to 7.30pm at Llay, and, of course, at any time or place by request.

EVENTS FOR YOUR DIARY

Our Christmas Masses Christmas Eve (Monday) 6pm in Llay with Carols from 5.30pm, crib procession 5.45pm Please see the bulletin extra which gives a lot more details about this Mass. A must read for those with young children. No Midnight Mass Christmas Day (Tuesday) 9.00am in Rossett 11.00am Llay St Stephen’s Day (Wednesday) 9.30am in Llay Parish Christmas Carol Service Friday 28th December at 2.30pm in Llay. A traditional combination of music and readings. Light refreshments will be served in the hall afterwards Read all in the Christmas Bulletin Extra

Repository Christmas items

On display in the porch at Llay after the 6pm Saturday and 11am Sunday Masses – with someone in attendance should you wish to purchase some items. 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!!

Gifts, Service and Faith

A day of reflection for healthcare and mental health professionals 12 January 2019, 10.00am – 3.15pm The Royal Foundation of St Katharine, 2 Butcher Row, Limehouse, London E14 8DS. See the notice at the back. “Walk with Me” Booklets – Advent and Christmastide 2018 Once again available from the back – to help us on our spiritual journey through Advent and Christmastide, with a page a day from 2nd December to 13th January. These booklets are free, but donations are gladly accepted to help defray the costs.

CAFOD “World Gifts” Catalogue

Full of inspirational gift ideas for Christmas. Copies available, for taking home, from the back. Our Catholic Newspapers and Magazines Do bring some Catholic reading into your home. There are usually some copies of the “Universe” and “The Catholic Herald” for sale at the back – as well as various magazines (some of them free)

Another Pre-Christmas Penitential Service

On this Thursday (20th) at the Cathedral in Wrexham at 6.30pm with a number of priests available for the Sacrament of Reconciliation (“Confession”).

Charismatic Renewal Prayer Group, St

Mary’s Cathedral

Welcomes all to their prayer meeting on Tuesday 18th December 7.30pm – 8.30pm followed by light refreshments. The group meets once a month to which everyone is invited. Contact Linda Jones 07923566097 for more information. 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. Our PPC The next meeting of our Parish Pastoral Council will be on Monday 28th January 2018, at 7pm in Llay.

“Mass of the Ages”

Some copies of this Free Winter edition of the Latin Mass Society Magazine are now available from the back. Our Outdoor Crib, Llay Many thanks to Don Downing who has put our outdoor Christmas Crib in place at Llay again this year. It truly and beautifully publicises the true meaning of this festive season. The crib is lit from 3.30pm to 10.00pm each day and we pray to St. Michael the Archangel to protect it from harm. We hope that it will remind many, of the true Joy of Christmas and be a sign of our faith to all who pass-by our church. .

3rd Sunday of Advent

Gaudete Sunday

Saturday: 15 December 6.00pm (St Francis of Assisi) Margaret & Arthur Bailey RIP Sunday: 16 December 9.00am (Christ the King) Ida & Richard McDonald RIP 11.00am (St Francis of Assisi) for the parishioners
Mon -3rd Week of Advent 9.30am (St Francis of Assisi) Charlotte Chee RIP Tue - 3rd Week of Advent 9.00am (St Francis of Assisi)Weekday Edward Hannaby RIP Wed - 3rd Week of Advent 9.30am (St Francis of Assisi) Kathleen Williams RIP 8.00 - 9.00pm Silent hour of prayer Thur - 3rd Week of Advent 9.30am (St Francis of Assisi) Hilday Jones’ intentions Fri - 3rd Week of Advent 9.30am (Christ the King) Margaret McEachen’s intentions
Saturday: 22 December 3rd Week of Advent No morning Mass, confessions or novena Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Holy Mass, Exposition (time for Sacrament of Reconciliation/Confession – from 10.10am) & Benediction

4th Sunday of Advent

Saturday: 22 December 6.00pm (St Francis of Assisi) Sunday: 23 December 9.00am (Christ the King) 11.00am (St Francis of Assisi)