St Francis of Assisi - Llay

Christ the King - Rossett

Llay-Rossett Parish Wrexham, North Wales
Sumy Visit 2010

A Visit of our Sister Parish


The Annunciation

in Sumy, Ukraine

22nd July - 2th August 2010


Thursday 22nd July

Arrive 21:30 (OK646) at Manchester Airport T1, then by car to host families.

Friday 23rd July

09:30 Mass, Chester visit (cathedral, walls, boat trip), light lunch, dinner

with host families.

Saturday 24th July

09:30 Mass, then tour Dee valley, Telford aqueduct, Panorama, picnic lunch,

Llangollen, Horseshoe Pass.

Then 10 pin bowling in Wrexham with some parishioners, dinner with hosts.

Sunday 25th July

09:00 Mass (Rossett), then free time with host families.

Afternoon: Parish Garden Party. Dinner at Durnin’s home.

Monday 26th July

10:00 Mass at Holywell, visit to St.Winefride’s shrine

Packed lunch & Recollections at St.Beuno’s.

Dinner with hosts or at Chand Restaurant.

Tuesday 27th July

09:30 Mass, changeover hosts,

Morning: men visit Beeston Castle, then pub lunch.

Ladies visit sick of parish, then lunch.

Afternoon: Ladies’ activities with Carol Wareing. Men visit sick of parish.

7:00 p.m. dinner with host families.

Wednesday 28th July

08:00 Mass (optional)

Parish Day Out - 09:00 coach to North Wales, Conwy, Llandudno,

Snowdonia, lunch out. Supper with host families.

Thursday 29th July

09:30 Mass, Liverpool by car, visit cathedrals, Albert Dock museums and art

gallery. Dinner with parishioners or host families.

Friday 30th July

07:30 Mass (optional)

08:00 Excursion to Alton Towers with parishioners (packed lunch).

Cost to Parishioners - Adult £27, Child £21 and Over 60’s £14 - £5 Deposit before 18th July

Saturday 31st July

09:30 Mass, all day free for shopping with host families.

7:15 p.m. Parish Social in church hall with buffet meal.

Sunday 1st August

11:00 Mass (Llay)

Light lunch in parish hall, then visit Chirk Castle.

Dinner with host families.

Monday 2nd August

a.m to Manchester Airport T1 by car for 07:15 flight (OK647) to Kiev.

Reasons for continuing our link with Sumy parish:

• We heed the Pope’s request for western parishes to form supporting links with

parishes in the former Soviet Union

• Our parish has taken on a responsibility towards the Sumy parish

• We also have taken on a responsibility to the children of the Sumy orphanages

• The Sumy parishioners feel that they depend on us for growth and support

• It is a practical way of helping them to feel part of the worldwide Catholic Church

• It challenges us to re-look at our Catholic faith in our own lives

• It deepens our faith by exposing us to the trials and difficulties of “the early Church”

• We share our faith through personal contacts and friendship, and learn how they are

rebuilding the Church in Ukraine

• We share our parish 'best practices' with Sumy e.g. Guided Prayer, Children's Masses

• It is a focus for involvement of large numbers of our parishioners

• It provides opportunities for Personal Development and growth for our parishioners

• It helps us to reassess priorities in our own lives

Fr. Andrei Palchyk

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Mykhalina Pyrohova

Larissa Grinchenko

Oleg Grinchenko

Tamara Pekur

Zhenya Surikin

Sasha Efimenko