© Llay/Rossett Parish 2019
Llay - Rossett Parish Wrexham, North Wales

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. Church Cleaners We are in need of a further team to help clean our church in Llay. We are asking for volunteers, male or female, from either Llay or Rossett to help with this task. Please contact the parish office or Canon.

Our next PAC Meeting

Which will also be our AGM – will take place on Monday, September 9th at 7pm at Llay. Please make a note of it. CAFOD Candlelight Funds Celebrate a life and give hope to thousands more. Pick up a leaflet from the back.

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!! PAC Minutes The draft minutes of the last meeting of our parish Pastoral Advisory Council (of May 20th 2019), have now been produced and copies are available at the back.

What Inspires Your Legacy?

Will you celebrate your faith with a gift in your Will to your favourite Catholic cause? Your Catholic Legacy is asking you to continue your support of the charities you care about – causes you trust to use your money wisely – through a gift at the end of your life, as well as during it. With a gift in your Will you can live out your faith and help charities and churches continue the work that means the most to you. “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples” attributed to Mother Teresa. More information from: Your Catholic Legacy, 55 Westminster Bridge Road, London SE17JB – or call Hannah on 020 7095 5370 First Communion and First Penance 2020 If you wish your child to receive these sacraments next June please make contact with Liz Davies on 07892406338 or lizdavies19@btinternet.com as soon as possible so that all books can be ordered well in advance of the classes, which start in September. The children must be in year 3 or above in September.

EVENTS FOR YOUR DIARY

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

TCC Recruiting

Thanks to The National Lottery Community Fund TCC are recruiting two community organisers to join their staff team. The community organisers will work with their diverse member groups – building relationships, supporting people to pick the right issues to act on, and giving them practical support to create change. They will also find and recruit new member groups to expand the work of TCC – especially in Flintshire and Denbighshire. Salary: £26,474 - £30,318 plus 10% pension contribution. Hours: Between 30 and 37 hours a week. Contract: Five years, with the possibility of extending if funding permits. Closing date for applications: 25th August 2019. To see all the details and to apply please visit the jobs section of the TCC website. When away on holidays Do please remember that when you are absent, away, on holiday, the costs of keeping your parish going are not absent, away nor on holidays!! So do, please, make up your Sunday offerings that you have missed in your absences. Those with boxes of offertory envelopes have the dated envelopes to remind them of what they have missed in their giving. Indeed, some of the housebound and pensioners are exceptionally conscientious in this respect – a great example to us all!! Remember, it is your parish that you are supporting.

More Readers

Readers are desperately needed for the 6pm Mass on Saturday in Llay. What is a “Reader” - The Liturgy Office of the Bishops Conference of England & Wales states: “God speaks to the assembly through them, and, the impact of God’s message will depend significantly on their conviction, their preparation, and their delivery. The reader has responsibility for not simply reading the word, but assisting the assembly to hear the word.” If you would like to take part in this ministry, for any Mass, please contact Canon. Mental Health First Aid Training, organised by TCC We'll be running mental health first aid training on August 28th, 9.30am - 3.00pm at Hawkesbury Community Centre, Mill Lane, Buckley, CH7 3HA. This training will be delivered by a mental health specialist Our member groups have asked us to arrange this training as we are currently working on issues surrounding mental health. The training is free to anyone from a member group, but donations are welcome. To book a place, contact the office at 35-37, Kingsmill Road, Wrexham LL13 8NH, (01978 262588).

Canonisation of Blessed John Henry

Cardinal Newman, Sunday 13th

October 2019 in Rome

Blessed John Henry Newman is to be canonised on Sunday, 13 October in Rome. The Oratories of England would like to encourage you to visit, follow and generally promote their dedicated website: www.newmancanonisation.com. The canonisation Mass will be open to the general public so anyone can attend. Attendees will have to collect their free ticket from the Vatican Office. Anyone wishing to attend should register their interest by completing the online form on the website and they will then be informed of the process once it is formalised A beautiful prayer by Cardinal Newman Dear Jesus, help me to spread Your fragrance everywhere I go. Flood my soul with Your spirit and life. Penetrate and possess my whole being so utterly that my life may only be a radiance of Yours. Shine through me, and be so in me that every soul I come in contact with may feel Your presence in my soul. Let them look up and see no longer me, but only Jesus! Stay with me and then I shall begin to shine as You shine, so to shine as to be a light to others; the light, O Jesus, will be all from You; none of it will be mine; it will be You, shining on others through me. Let me thus praise You the way You love best, by shining on those around me. Let me preach You without preaching, not by words but by my example, by the catching force of the sympathetic influence of what I do, the evident fullness of the love my heart bears to You. Amen.
Quietness (reverence) in church Please, PLEASE: - Do remember to be as silent as possible in church, especially before Mass and at the end of Mass. These are special times when people wish to be reflective and to pray. If you must speak in church, do so as quietly as possible and be brief. Please, PLEASE!

Thank You

Whilst Canon is on his holidays, a Big Welcome and Thank You to Fr. Frank Gerrard, well known to most of our parishioners, who will be the celebrant for our Saturday evening and Sunday morning Masses and for the Masses of 15th August (Assumption of the BVM). We are most grateful to Fr. Frank for helping out in this way. 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)

Foodbank Donations

Please put them in the box at the rear of the Church. Many thanks. The Foodbank are in need of tin openers; 200ml fruit juice cartons; tinned rice pudding; tinned fruit; deodorant; shampoo and 1litre cartons of fruit juice. Many thanks. New Food Bank Warehouse: Our food donations must now be delivered to “Unit 1A, Puleston Industrial Estate, Ruabon Road, Wrexham, LL13 7RF (Tele: 07538 547971), Tuesdays and Fridays 10am to 30pm. Foodbank Drivers, please note. Entrance Antiphon At the PAC meeting (of 20th May) it was suggested that the Entrance Antiphon, which is always produced on the Sunday Bulletin, should be read by the Congregation before the first Hymn is sung. Once the entrance bell is sounded one of the Readers can lead the Antiphon, and then the first Hymn will follow. We will start this next weekend (Sat 15th / Sun 16th), and adapt as necessary

St Vincent de Paul Shop, Wrexham

“Volunteers urgently needed for a new SVP shop (Called St Vincent’s) at 11 Hope Street, Wrexham. To find out more please phone 01978 357076 or just pop in to the shop. See the notice at the back SVP Our St Vincent de Paul Conference meets this Thursday (22nd) at 6pm in Llay. Would you like to join or learn more? Speak to one of the members or to Canon.

Rossett Village Festival

Saturday 24th August 2019 at Darland School & Sports Field. Contact: Richard Wallace on 01244 570654/ 07967 627770 Or RWALLROSEWAY@hotmail.com and see the Notice at the back. Perhaps some parishioners would like to decorate the church grounds at Rossett in some way on the day, e.g. with bunting! Confessions This week the Sacrament of Reconciliation will be available on Friday (23rd) from 7 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 18th Harold (Panto) Davies, Michael Mahoney, Kathleen Curtin 19th John Jones 20th Margarita Evans, Cicely Williams, Gerald Quinn 21st Henry Findlay, Ann Powell 23rd William Manktelow 24th Elizabeth Adams May they rest in peace and rise in Glory

20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Saturday: 17 August 6.00pm (St Francis of Assisi) Donor’s intention Sunday: 18 August 9.00am (Christ the King) for the parishioners 11.00am (St Francis of Assisi) Fr William Connery RIP
Saturday 24 August No Parish Mass, Confessions, Novena Mass in prison Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Holy Mass, Exposition (time for Sacrament of Reconciliation/Confession – from 10.10am) & Benediction

21st Sunday in Ordinary Time

Saturday: 24 August 6.00pm (St Francis of Assisi) Sunday: 25 August 9.00am (Christ the King) 11.00am (St Francis of Assisi)
Mon - Wed No Parish Mass Wed - 7.00pm - Silent Hour of Prayer (Adoration) Thur - The Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Memorial) 7.00pm - (St Francis of Assisi) Pat Cummins’ wellbeing Fri - Weekday in Ordinary Time 9.30am (Christ the King) Fr Augustine Keating RIP

Mass Times

Our Holy Father’s Prayer Intention for August May families, through their life of prayer and love, become ever more clearly “Schools of true human growth”. 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 August May families, through their life of prayer and love, become ever more clearly “Schools of true human growth”. 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 18th Harold (Panto) Davies, Michael Mahoney, Kathleen Curtin 19th John Jones 20th Margarita Evans, Cicely Williams, Gerald Quinn 21st Henry Findlay, Ann Powell 23rd William Manktelow 24th Elizabeth Adams May they rest in peace and rise in Glory
Quietness (reverence) in church Please, PLEASE: - Do remember to be as silent as possible in church, especially before Mass and at the end of Mass. These are special times when people wish to be reflective and to pray. If you must speak in church, do so as quietly as possible and be brief. Please, PLEASE!

Thank You

Whilst Canon is on his holidays, a Big Welcome and Thank You to Fr. Frank Gerrard, well known to most of our parishioners, who will be the celebrant for our Saturday evening and Sunday morning Masses and for the Masses of 15th August (Assumption of the BVM). We are most grateful to Fr. Frank for helping out in this way. 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)

Foodbank Donations

Please put them in the box at the rear of the Church. Many thanks. The Foodbank are in need of tin openers; 200ml fruit juice cartons; tinned rice pudding; tinned fruit; deodorant; shampoo and 1litre cartons of fruit juice. Many thanks. New Food Bank Warehouse: Our food donations must now be delivered to “Unit 1A, Puleston Industrial Estate, Ruabon Road, Wrexham, LL13 7RF (Tele: 07538 547971), Tuesdays and Fridays 10am to 30pm. Foodbank Drivers, please note. Entrance Antiphon At the PAC meeting (of 20th May) it was suggested that the Entrance Antiphon, which is always produced on the Sunday Bulletin, should be read by the Congregation before the first Hymn is sung. Once the entrance bell is sounded one of the Readers can lead the Antiphon, and then the first Hymn will follow. We will start this next weekend (Sat 15th / Sun 16th), and adapt as necessary

St Vincent de Paul Shop, Wrexham

“Volunteers urgently needed for a new SVP shop (Called St Vincent’s) at 11 Hope Street, Wrexham. To find out more please phone 01978 357076 or just pop in to the shop. See the notice at the back SVP Our St Vincent de Paul Conference meets this Thursday (22nd) at 6pm in Llay. Would you like to join or learn more? Speak to one of the members or to Canon.

Rossett Village Festival

Saturday 24th August 2019 at Darland School & Sports Field. Contact: Richard Wallace on 01244 570654/ 07967 627770 Or RWALLROSEWAY@hotmail.com and see the Notice at the back. Perhaps some parishioners would like to decorate the church grounds at Rossett in some way on the day, e.g. with bunting! Confessions This week the Sacrament of Reconciliation will be available on Friday (23rd) from 7 to 7.30pm at Llay, and, of course, at any time or place by request.

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. Church Cleaners We are in need of a further team to help clean our church in Llay. We are asking for volunteers, male or female, from either Llay or Rossett to help with this task. Please contact the parish office or Canon.

Our next PAC Meeting

Which will also be our AGM – will take place on Monday, September 9th at 7pm at Llay. Please make a note of it. CAFOD Candlelight Funds Celebrate a life and give hope to thousands more. Pick up a leaflet from the back.

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!! PAC Minutes The draft minutes of the last meeting of our parish Pastoral Advisory Council (of May 20th 2019), have now been produced and copies are available at the back.

What Inspires Your Legacy?

Will you celebrate your faith with a gift in your Will to your favourite Catholic cause? Your Catholic Legacy is asking you to continue your support of the charities you care about – causes you trust to use your money wisely – through a gift at the end of your life, as well as during it. With a gift in your Will you can live out your faith and help charities and churches continue the work that means the most to you. “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples” attributed to Mother Teresa. More information from: Your Catholic Legacy, 55 Westminster Bridge Road, London SE17JB – or call Hannah on 020 7095 5370 First Communion and First Penance 2020 If you wish your child to receive these sacraments next June please make contact with Liz Davies on 07892406338 or lizdavies19@btinternet.com as soon as possible so that all books can be ordered well in advance of the classes, which start in September. The children must be in year 3 or above in September.

EVENTS FOR YOUR DIARY

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

TCC Recruiting

Thanks to The National Lottery Community Fund TCC are recruiting two community organisers to join their staff team. The community organisers will work with their diverse member groups – building relationships, supporting people to pick the right issues to act on, and giving them practical support to create change. They will also find and recruit new member groups to expand the work of TCC – especially in Flintshire and Denbighshire. Salary: £26,474 - £30,318 plus 10% pension contribution. Hours: Between 30 and 37 hours a week. Contract: Five years, with the possibility of extending if funding permits. Closing date for applications: 25th August 2019. To see all the details and to apply please visit the jobs section of the TCC website. When away on holidays Do please remember that when you are absent, away, on holiday, the costs of keeping your parish going are not absent, away nor on holidays!! So do, please, make up your Sunday offerings that you have missed in your absences. Those with boxes of offertory envelopes have the dated envelopes to remind them of what they have missed in their giving. Indeed, some of the housebound and pensioners are exceptionally conscientious in this respect – a great example to us all!! Remember, it is your parish that you are supporting.

More Readers

Readers are desperately needed for the 6pm Mass on Saturday in Llay. What is a “Reader” - The Liturgy Office of the Bishops Conference of England & Wales states: “God speaks to the assembly through them, and, the impact of God’s message will depend significantly on their conviction, their preparation, and their delivery. The reader has responsibility for not simply reading the word, but assisting the assembly to hear the word.” If you would like to take part in this ministry, for any Mass, please contact Canon. Mental Health First Aid Training, organised by TCC We'll be running mental health first aid training on August 28th, 9.30am - 3.00pm at Hawkesbury Community Centre, Mill Lane, Buckley, CH7 3HA. This training will be delivered by a mental health specialist Our member groups have asked us to arrange this training as we are currently working on issues surrounding mental health. The training is free to anyone from a member group, but donations are welcome. To book a place, contact the office at 35-37, Kingsmill Road, Wrexham LL13 8NH, (01978 262588).

Canonisation of Blessed John Henry

Cardinal Newman, Sunday 13th October

2019 in Rome

Blessed John Henry Newman is to be canonised on Sunday, 13 October in Rome. The Oratories of England would like to encourage you to visit, follow and generally promote their dedicated website: www.newmancanonisation.com. The canonisation Mass will be open to the general public so anyone can attend. Attendees will have to collect their free ticket from the Vatican Office. Anyone wishing to attend should register their interest by completing the online form on the website and they will then be informed of the process once it is formalised A beautiful prayer by Cardinal Newman Dear Jesus, help me to spread Your fragrance everywhere I go. Flood my soul with Your spirit and life. Penetrate and possess my whole being so utterly that my life may only be a radiance of Yours. Shine through me, and be so in me that every soul I come in contact with may feel Your presence in my soul. Let them look up and see no longer me, but only Jesus! Stay with me and then I shall begin to shine as You shine, so to shine as to be a light to others; the light, O Jesus, will be all from You; none of it will be mine; it will be You, shining on others through me. Let me thus praise You the way You love best, by shining on those around me. Let me preach You without preaching, not by words but by my example, by the catching force of the sympathetic influence of what I do, the evident fullness of the love my heart bears to You. Amen.

20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Saturday: 17 August 6.00pm (St Francis of Assisi) Donor’s intention Sunday: 18 August 9.00am (Christ the King) for the parishioners 11.00am (St Francis of Assisi) Fr William Connery RIP
Mon - Wed No Parish Mass Wed - 7.00pm - Silent Hour of Prayer (Adoration) Thur - The Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Memorial) 7.00pm - (St Francis of Assisi) Pat Cummins’ wellbeing Fri - Weekday in Ordinary Time 9.30am (Christ the King) Fr Augustine Keating RIP
Saturday 24 August No Parish Mass, Confessions, Novena Mass in prison Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Holy Mass, Exposition (time for Sacrament of Reconciliation/Confession – from 10.10am) & Benediction

21st Sunday in Ordinary Time

Saturday: 24 August 6.00pm (St Francis of Assisi) Sunday: 25 August 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 August May families, through their life of prayer and love, become ever more clearly “Schools of true human growth”. 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 18th Harold (Panto) Davies, Michael Mahoney, Kathleen Curtin 19th John Jones 20th Margarita Evans, Cicely Williams, Gerald Quinn 21st Henry Findlay, Ann Powell 23rd William Manktelow 24th Elizabeth Adams May they rest in peace and rise in Glory
Quietness (reverence) in church Please, PLEASE: - Do remember to be as silent as possible in church, especially before Mass and at the end of Mass. These are special times when people wish to be reflective and to pray. If you must speak in church, do so as quietly as possible and be brief. Please, PLEASE!

Thank You

Whilst Canon is on his holidays, a Big Welcome and Thank You to Fr. Frank Gerrard, well known to most of our parishioners, who will be the celebrant for our Saturday evening and Sunday morning Masses and for the Masses of 15th August (Assumption of the BVM). We are most grateful to Fr. Frank for helping out in this way. 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)

Foodbank Donations

Please put them in the box at the rear of the Church. Many thanks. The Foodbank are in need of tin openers; 200ml fruit juice cartons; tinned rice pudding; tinned fruit; deodorant; shampoo and 1litre cartons of fruit juice. Many thanks. New Food Bank Warehouse: Our food donations must now be delivered to “Unit 1A, Puleston Industrial Estate, Ruabon Road, Wrexham, LL13 7RF (Tele: 07538 547971), Tuesdays and Fridays 10am to 30pm. Foodbank Drivers, please note. Entrance Antiphon At the PAC meeting (of 20th May) it was suggested that the Entrance Antiphon, which is always produced on the Sunday Bulletin, should be read by the Congregation before the first Hymn is sung. Once the entrance bell is sounded one of the Readers can lead the Antiphon, and then the first Hymn will follow. We will start this next weekend (Sat 15th / Sun 16th), and adapt as necessary

St Vincent de Paul Shop, Wrexham

“Volunteers urgently needed for a new SVP shop (Called St Vincent’s) at 11 Hope Street, Wrexham. To find out more please phone 01978 357076 or just pop in to the shop. See the notice at the back SVP Our St Vincent de Paul Conference meets this Thursday (22nd) at 6pm in Llay. Would you like to join or learn more? Speak to one of the members or to Canon.

Rossett Village Festival

Saturday 24th August 2019 at Darland School & Sports Field. Contact: Richard Wallace on 01244 570654/ 07967 627770 Or RWALLROSEWAY@hotmail.com and see the Notice at the back. Perhaps some parishioners would like to decorate the church grounds at Rossett in some way on the day, e.g. with bunting! Confessions This week the Sacrament of Reconciliation will be available on Friday (23rd) from 7 to 7.30pm at Llay, and, of course, at any time or place by request.

EVENTS FOR YOUR DIARY

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

TCC Recruiting

Thanks to The National Lottery Community Fund TCC are recruiting two community organisers to join their staff team. The community organisers will work with their diverse member groups – building relationships, supporting people to pick the right issues to act on, and giving them practical support to create change. They will also find and recruit new member groups to expand the work of TCC – especially in Flintshire and Denbighshire. Salary: £26,474 - £30,318 plus 10% pension contribution. Hours: Between 30 and 37 hours a week. Contract: Five years, with the possibility of extending if funding permits. Closing date for applications: 25th August 2019. To see all the details and to apply please visit the jobs section of the TCC website. When away on holidays Do please remember that when you are absent, away, on holiday, the costs of keeping your parish going are not absent, away nor on holidays!! So do, please, make up your Sunday offerings that you have missed in your absences. Those with boxes of offertory envelopes have the dated envelopes to remind them of what they have missed in their giving. Indeed, some of the housebound and pensioners are exceptionally conscientious in this respect – a great example to us all!! Remember, it is your parish that you are supporting.

More Readers

Readers are desperately needed for the 6pm Mass on Saturday in Llay. What is a “Reader” - The Liturgy Office of the Bishops Conference of England & Wales states: “God speaks to the assembly through them, and, the impact of God’s message will depend significantly on their conviction, their preparation, and their delivery. The reader has responsibility for not simply reading the word, but assisting the assembly to hear the word.” If you would like to take part in this ministry, for any Mass, please contact Canon. Mental Health First Aid Training, organised by TCC We'll be running mental health first aid training on August 28th, 9.30am - 3.00pm at Hawkesbury Community Centre, Mill Lane, Buckley, CH7 3HA. This training will be delivered by a mental health specialist Our member groups have asked us to arrange this training as we are currently working on issues surrounding mental health. The training is free to anyone from a member group, but donations are welcome. To book a place, contact the office at 35-37, Kingsmill Road, Wrexham LL13 8NH, (01978 262588).

Canonisation of Blessed John Henry

Cardinal Newman, Sunday 13th October

2019 in Rome

Blessed John Henry Newman is to be canonised on Sunday, 13 October in Rome. The Oratories of England would like to encourage you to visit, follow and generally promote their dedicated website: www.newmancanonisation.com. The canonisation Mass will be open to the general public so anyone can attend. Attendees will have to collect their free ticket from the Vatican Office. Anyone wishing to attend should register their interest by completing the online form on the website and they will then be informed of the process once it is formalised A beautiful prayer by Cardinal Newman Dear Jesus, help me to spread Your fragrance everywhere I go. Flood my soul with Your spirit and life. Penetrate and possess my whole being so utterly that my life may only be a radiance of Yours. Shine through me, and be so in me that every soul I come in contact with may feel Your presence in my soul. Let them look up and see no longer me, but only Jesus! Stay with me and then I shall begin to shine as You shine, so to shine as to be a light to others; the light, O Jesus, will be all from You; none of it will be mine; it will be You, shining on others through me. Let me thus praise You the way You love best, by shining on those around me. Let me preach You without preaching, not by words but by my example, by the catching force of the sympathetic influence of what I do, the evident fullness of the love my heart bears to You. Amen.

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. Church Cleaners We are in need of a further team to help clean our church in Llay. We are asking for volunteers, male or female, from either Llay or Rossett to help with this task. Please contact the parish office or Canon.

Our next PAC Meeting

Which will also be our AGM – will take place on Monday, September 9th at 7pm at Llay. Please make a note of it. CAFOD Candlelight Funds Celebrate a life and give hope to thousands more. Pick up a leaflet from the back.

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!! PAC Minutes The draft minutes of the last meeting of our parish Pastoral Advisory Council (of May 20th 2019), have now been produced and copies are available at the back.

What Inspires Your Legacy?

Will you celebrate your faith with a gift in your Will to your favourite Catholic cause? Your Catholic Legacy is asking you to continue your support of the charities you care about – causes you trust to use your money wisely – through a gift at the end of your life, as well as during it. With a gift in your Will you can live out your faith and help charities and churches continue the work that means the most to you. “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples” attributed to Mother Teresa. More information from: Your Catholic Legacy, 55 Westminster Bridge Road, London SE17JB – or call Hannah on 020 7095 5370 First Communion and First Penance 2020 If you wish your child to receive these sacraments next June please make contact with Liz Davies on 07892406338 or lizdavies19@btinternet.com as soon as possible so that all books can be ordered well in advance of the classes, which start in September. The children must be in year 3 or above in September.

20th Sunday in Ordinary

Time

Saturday: 17 August 6.00pm (St Francis of Assisi) Donor’s intention Sunday: 18 August 9.00am (Christ the King) for the parishioners 11.00am (St Francis of Assisi) Fr William Connery RIP
Mon - Wed No Parish Mass Wed - 7.00pm - Silent Hour of Prayer (Adoration) Thur - The Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Memorial) 7.00pm - (St Francis of Assisi) Pat Cummins’ wellbeing Fri - Weekday in Ordinary Time 9.30am (Christ the King) Fr Augustine Keating RIP
Saturday 24 August No Parish Mass, Confessions, Novena Mass in prison Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Holy Mass, Exposition (time for Sacrament of Reconciliation/Confession – from 10.10am) & Benediction

21st Sunday in Ordinary Time

Saturday: 24 August 6.00pm (St Francis of Assisi) Sunday: 25 August 9.00am (Christ the King) 11.00am (St Francis of Assisi)