© 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 Order of Discalced Carmelites, Dolgellau Congratulations to Mother Mavis-Therese Bayliss OCD who was elected Prioress in June, succeeding Sr. Paula Laing OCD.

SVP

Our St Vincent de Paul Conference meets this Thursday (25th July) at 6pm in Llay. Would you like to join or learn more? Speak to one of the members or to Canon.

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

“Mission Today”

The Summer 2019 edition of this, the Free magazine “MISSIO” (formerly APF) is now available from the back. Do take a copy and read it. 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. “Male & Female He created them” Towards a path of Dialogue on the question of Gender Theory in Education, by the Congregation for Catholic Education. In the Midst of the ongoing debate about human sexuality, Catholics need guidance in addressing and understanding the challenges that emerge from gender ideology. In this clear and concise educational document on gender, the Congregation invite us to say “yes” to opening a dialogue on gender, but not to the ideology surrounding it. These guidelines offer a pastoral approach to the gender dialogue and the broader question of the call to educate with love. By addressing this often sensitive issue with respect, the document gives educators guidance properly to explain the stance of the Church on the topic of gender. DocumentDo947.CTSBooks WWW.CTSBOOKS.ORG

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.

National Grandparents Pilgrimage to

the Shrine of Our Lady in

Walsingham

Sunday 21st July 2019, 11am – 5pm. See the notice at the back for details.
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!

Sparkling Afternoon Tea

Sunday 21st July, 4pm-7pm - at 8, Penymaes Avenue, Wrexham LL12 7AP. A selection of sandwiches and cakes, with tea and bubbly. Adults £10, Children (5 years +) £5. All in aid of the children of Ethiopia “Hope for Ethiopia” group. For tickets see a member of the group or phone John/Barbara Smith on 01978 291523. See notice at 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)

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. 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 “The God Who Speaks”: – from Advent 2020 “ A year of the Word” 2020 is the 1600th anniversary of Saint Jerome’s death and the 10th of Verbum Domini - Benedict XVI’s Apostolic Exhortation on “The Word of the Lord”. The Bishops of England and Wales are marking these events by designating 2020 a year of focus on the Bible; the Diocese will do likewise. For initial information see: http://catholicnews.org.uk/thegodwhospeaks.

The Bible And You

As part of the preparations for this same initiative, the Bishops are also conducting a short survey about how we engage with the Bible; an identical survey will then be conducted at the end of 2020 and the data compared. The survey can be completed on line at https:// www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/LDJBN5Y. Do complete it as it will help to provide the right focus, activities and resources for 2020 as well as supporting dioceses going forward. 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.

50th Cards

There are still some Commemorative Cards of Canon’s Jubilee available from the back, asking for your continuing prayers. And more will be available if these run out. Scripture for the Summer You will find information on events and resources in the Summer edition of “The Word of The Lord”, a newsletter produced by the Scripture Working Group at the CBCEW Website

We Remember in our prayers

Those whose anniversaries occur this week 21st Ellen Thelwell, Margaret Mcllvaney 22nd Elizabeth Axon 23rd James Mooney, Witoldtomasz Blaszkiewicz, Cynthia Schwarz 24th Thomas Helsby 25th Michael Deffy, Madge Soloman, Edwina Jane Huxley 27th Margaret Patricia Maloney, John McGeever May they rest in peace and rise in Glory

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Saturday: 20 July 6.00pm (St Francis of Assisi) Anne Rogers RIP Sunday: 21 July 9.00am (Christ the King) Jane Huxley RIP 11.00am (St Francis of Assisi) for the parishioners
Saturday 27 July Weekday in Ordinary Time 9.30am (St Francis of Assisi) Travis Whittaker RIP Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Holy Mass, Exposition (time for Sacrament of Reconciliation/Confession – from 10.10am) & Benediction

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Saturday: 27 July 6.00pm (St Francis of Assisi) Sunday: 28 July 9.00am (Christ the King) 11.00am (St Francis of Assisi)
Mon - St Mary Magdalene (Feast) 9.00am (St Francis of Assisi) Andrew Tobin RIP Tue - St Bridget of Sweede, Patron of Europe (Feast) 9.30am (St Francis of Assisi) Bernard Jones RIP Wed - Weekday in Ordinary Time 9.30am (St Francis of Assisi) Mary O’Sullivan’s intentions 7.00pm - Silent Hour of Prayer (Adoration) Thur - Weekday in Ordinary Time 7.00pm (St Francis of Assisi) Mary Kirwan’s intentions Fri - Sts Joachim and Anne, parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Memorial) 9.30m (Christ the King) Helen Gornal RIP

Mass Times

Our Holy Father’s Prayer Intention for July The Integrity of Justice - That those who administer justice may work with integrity, and that the injustice which prevails in the world may not have the last word. 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 July The Integrity of Justice - That those who administer justice may work with integrity, and that the injustice which prevails in the world may not have the last word. 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 21st Ellen Thelwell, Margaret Mcllvaney 22nd Elizabeth Axon 23rd James Mooney, Witoldtomasz Blaszkiewicz, Cynthia Schwarz 24th Thomas Helsby 25th Michael Deffy, Madge Soloman, Edwina Jane Huxley 27th Margaret Patricia Maloney, John McGeever 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!

Sparkling Afternoon Tea

Sunday 21st July, 4pm-7pm - at 8, Penymaes Avenue, Wrexham LL12 7AP. A selection of sandwiches and cakes, with tea and bubbly. Adults £10, Children (5 years +) £5. All in aid of the children of Ethiopia “Hope for Ethiopia” group. For tickets see a member of the group or phone John/Barbara Smith on 01978 291523. See notice at 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)

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. 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 “The God Who Speaks”: – from Advent 2020 “ A year of the Word” 2020 is the 1600th anniversary of Saint Jerome’s death and the 10th of Verbum Domini - Benedict XVI’s Apostolic Exhortation on “The Word of the Lord”. The Bishops of England and Wales are marking these events by designating 2020 a year of focus on the Bible; the Diocese will do likewise. For initial information see: http://catholicnews.org.uk/thegodwhospeaks.

The Bible And You

As part of the preparations for this same initiative, the Bishops are also conducting a short survey about how we engage with the Bible; an identical survey will then be conducted at the end of 2020 and the data compared. The survey can be completed on line at https:// www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/LDJBN5Y. Do complete it as it will help to provide the right focus, activities and resources for 2020 as well as supporting dioceses going forward. 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.

50th Cards

There are still some Commemorative Cards of Canon’s Jubilee available from the back, asking for your continuing prayers. And more will be available if these run out. Scripture for the Summer You will find information on events and resources in the Summer edition of “The Word of The Lord”, a newsletter produced by the Scripture Working Group at the CBCEW Website

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 Order of Discalced Carmelites, Dolgellau Congratulations to Mother Mavis-Therese Bayliss OCD who was elected Prioress in June, succeeding Sr. Paula Laing OCD.

SVP

Our St Vincent de Paul Conference meets this Thursday (25th July) at 6pm in Llay. Would you like to join or learn more? Speak to one of the members or to Canon.

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

“Mission Today”

The Summer 2019 edition of this, the Free magazine “MISSIO” (formerly APF) is now available from the back. Do take a copy and read it. 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. “Male & Female He created them” Towards a path of Dialogue on the question of Gender Theory in Education, by the Congregation for Catholic Education. In the Midst of the ongoing debate about human sexuality, Catholics need guidance in addressing and understanding the challenges that emerge from gender ideology. In this clear and concise educational document on gender, the Congregation invite us to say “yes” to opening a dialogue on gender, but not to the ideology surrounding it. These guidelines offer a pastoral approach to the gender dialogue and the broader question of the call to educate with love. By addressing this often sensitive issue with respect, the document gives educators guidance properly to explain the stance of the Church on the topic of gender. DocumentDo947.CTSBooks WWW.CTSBOOKS.ORG

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.

National Grandparents Pilgrimage to the

Shrine of Our Lady in Walsingham

Sunday 21st July 2019, 11am – 5pm. See the notice at the back for details.

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Saturday: 20 July 6.00pm (St Francis of Assisi) Anne Rogers RIP Sunday: 21 July 9.00am (Christ the King) Jane Huxley RIP 11.00am (St Francis of Assisi) for the parishioners
Mon - St Mary Magdalene (Feast) 9.00am (St Francis of Assisi) Andrew Tobin RIP Tue - St Bridget of Sweede, Patron of Europe (Feast) 9.30am (St Francis of Assisi) Bernard Jones RIP Wed - Weekday in Ordinary Time 9.30am (St Francis of Assisi) Mary O’Sullivan’s intentions 7.00pm - Silent Hour of Prayer (Adoration) Thur - Weekday in Ordinary Time 7.00pm (St Francis of Assisi) Mary Kirwan’s intentions Fri - Sts Joachim and Anne, parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Memorial) 9.30m (Christ the King) Helen Gornal RIP
Saturday 27 July Weekday in Ordinary Time 9.30am (St Francis of Assisi) Travis Whittaker RIP Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Holy Mass, Exposition (time for Sacrament of Reconciliation/Confession – from 10.10am) & Benediction

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Saturday: 27 July 6.00pm (St Francis of Assisi) Sunday: 28 July 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 July The Integrity of Justice - That those who administer justice may work with integrity, and that the injustice which prevails in the world may not have the last word. 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 21st Ellen Thelwell, Margaret Mcllvaney 22nd Elizabeth Axon 23rd James Mooney, Witoldtomasz Blaszkiewicz, Cynthia Schwarz 24th Thomas Helsby 25th Michael Deffy, Madge Soloman, Edwina Jane Huxley 27th Margaret Patricia Maloney, John McGeever 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!

Sparkling Afternoon Tea

Sunday 21st July, 4pm-7pm - at 8, Penymaes Avenue, Wrexham LL12 7AP. A selection of sandwiches and cakes, with tea and bubbly. Adults £10, Children (5 years +) £5. All in aid of the children of Ethiopia “Hope for Ethiopia” group. For tickets see a member of the group or phone John/Barbara Smith on 01978 291523. See notice at 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)

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. 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 “The God Who Speaks”: – from Advent 2020 “ A year of the Word” 2020 is the 1600th anniversary of Saint Jerome’s death and the 10th of Verbum Domini - Benedict XVI’s Apostolic Exhortation on “The Word of the Lord”. The Bishops of England and Wales are marking these events by designating 2020 a year of focus on the Bible; the Diocese will do likewise. For initial information see: http://catholicnews.org.uk/thegodwhospeaks.

The Bible And You

As part of the preparations for this same initiative, the Bishops are also conducting a short survey about how we engage with the Bible; an identical survey will then be conducted at the end of 2020 and the data compared. The survey can be completed on line at https:// www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/LDJBN5Y. Do complete it as it will help to provide the right focus, activities and resources for 2020 as well as supporting dioceses going forward. 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.

50th Cards

There are still some Commemorative Cards of Canon’s Jubilee available from the back, asking for your continuing prayers. And more will be available if these run out. Scripture for the Summer You will find information on events and resources in the Summer edition of “The Word of The Lord”, a newsletter produced by the Scripture Working Group at the CBCEW Website

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

“Mission Today”

The Summer 2019 edition of this, the Free magazine “MISSIO” (formerly APF) is now available from the back. Do take a copy and read it. 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. “Male & Female He created them” Towards a path of Dialogue on the question of Gender Theory in Education, by the Congregation for Catholic Education. In the Midst of the ongoing debate about human sexuality, Catholics need guidance in addressing and understanding the challenges that emerge from gender ideology. In this clear and concise educational document on gender, the Congregation invite us to say “yes” to opening a dialogue on gender, but not to the ideology surrounding it. These guidelines offer a pastoral approach to the gender dialogue and the broader question of the call to educate with love. By addressing this often sensitive issue with respect, the document gives educators guidance properly to explain the stance of the Church on the topic of gender. DocumentDo947.CTSBooks WWW.CTSBOOKS.ORG

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.

National Grandparents Pilgrimage to the

Shrine of Our Lady in Walsingham

Sunday 21st July 2019, 11am – 5pm. See the notice at the back for details.

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 Order of Discalced Carmelites, Dolgellau Congratulations to Mother Mavis-Therese Bayliss OCD who was elected Prioress in June, succeeding Sr. Paula Laing OCD.

SVP

Our St Vincent de Paul Conference meets this Thursday (25th July) at 6pm in Llay. Would you like to join or learn more? Speak to one of the members or to Canon.

16th Sunday in Ordinary

Time

Saturday: 20 July 6.00pm (St Francis of Assisi) Anne Rogers RIP Sunday: 21 July 9.00am (Christ the King) Jane Huxley RIP 11.00am (St Francis of Assisi) for the parishioners
Mon - St Mary Magdalene (Feast) 9.00am (St Francis of Assisi) Andrew Tobin RIP Tue - St Bridget of Sweede, Patron of Europe (Feast) 9.30am (St Francis of Assisi) Bernard Jones RIP Wed - Weekday in Ordinary Time 9.30am (St Francis of Assisi) Mary O’Sullivan’s intentions 7.00pm - Silent Hour of Prayer (Adoration) Thur - Weekday in Ordinary Time 7.00pm (St Francis of Assisi) Mary Kirwan’s intentions Fri - Sts Joachim and Anne, parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Memorial) 9.30m (Christ the King) Helen Gornal RIP
Saturday 27 July Weekday in Ordinary Time 9.30am (St Francis of Assisi) Travis Whittaker RIP Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Holy Mass, Exposition (time for Sacrament of Reconciliation/Confession – from 10.10am) & Benediction

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Saturday: 27 July 6.00pm (St Francis of Assisi) Sunday: 28 July 9.00am (Christ the King) 11.00am (St Francis of Assisi)