© 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

This will be on Monday, 11th November, 2019 at 7pm in Llay. Do 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 This meeting was held on Monday last (9th). Copies of the said report can be found at the back. (The Minutes of the Meeting will be available soon).

September – SVP Awareness Month

See the notices in the Porch. 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.

SVP

Our St Vincent de Paul Conference meets this Thursday (19th) 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 TCC TCC Newsletter Copies of the Summer/Autumn edition are available from the back. TCC Community Organising Training 11-12th October 2019, at Holywell. Booking now open for this residential training course. Overnight accommodation and meals provided – free to our parishioners, as we are a member group of TCC. To book a place call the TCC Office on 01978 262588 (email: office @ TCC- wales.org.uk) and visit www.tcc-wales.org. UK/training.

“Season of Creation”

Sunday 8th September marked the beginning of “The Season of Creation”, which ends on the Feast of St. Francis on October 4th”. Pope Francis asks all Christians to embrace this season in prayer, in living more sustainably and raising our voices in the public sphere. The theme this year is “The Web of Life”. The most vulnerable peoples are suffering most deeply as this web of life begins to unravel. Our faith calls us to respond to this crisis with urgency. Let us heed the Gospel message to consider with love and compassion those on the margins, including those most at risk from climate change, and let us commit to working towards a world where all are seated at the banquet. See www.seasonofcreation.org The Newman Association In the light of Pope Francis’ warnings in “Laudato Si” and Cafod’s ongoing campaign, the Newman Association’s next local meeting (on Friday 27th September, 7.30pm at Llay) will have Professor Tom Rippeth speaking on the subject of: “A Scientist’s view of Climate Change”. See the notice at the back. Non-members are welcome; in view of the importance of this issue to us all, the normal request for a £3 donation from non-members is being waived for this meeting, although if offered it will not be refused.

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.

“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
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!

Prego

Our First “Prego” after the Summer break- a week on Monday (Sept.23rd) at 7.30pm, Llay. St. Beuno’s Outreach team again lead us in praying around the theme of next Sunday’s Mass - helping us to deepen our prayer life. All are welcome, non- Catholics and Catholics alike – you do not need to have been before, - and invite your family members and friends along too. See the notice at the back for future dates. 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; tinned meat (corned beef/ham), UHT milk. 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 “Mass of the Ages” The quarterly magazine of the Latin Mass Society- issue 201 (Autumn 2019) – FREE - is available from the back. Do take one – only a few available.

Mass for the Sick

Sunday 22nd September, 3pm in Llay: with the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick. If transport is needed please tel. Kathy Home on 01978 761235 or John Fernee on 01978 855772. 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. There will be a meeting with parents (only) on this Thursday, 19th September at 7.30pm in Llay and the first class will be on this coming Saturday, 21st September, 11am to 12 Noon - Children with parents or guardians. Do be there.

Deanery Music Evenings

The Diocesan Music Team have arranged a series of Music Evenings to take place around the Diocese. The content of the Evenings will include new music for Advent and other related subjects. Our Deanery (Wrexham Deanery) will have its Music Evening on Wednesday 2nd October in Wrexham Cathedral, 7 to 8.30pm. See the Notice at the back – and do come along. 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).

We Remember in our prayers

Those whose anniversaries occur this week 15th Sara Walmesley, Veronica Selwyn 18th Kathleen Molloy 19th Michael Powell 20th Thomas Frampton 21st Samuel Bettley, Isabella Manktelow May they rest in peace and rise in Glory

24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Saturday - 14 September 6.00pm (St Francis of Assisi) Marion Morrin RIP Sunday - 15 September 9.00am (Christ the King) for the parishioners 11.00am (St Francis of Assisi) Betty Kirkham RIP
Saturday - 21 September St Matthew, Apostle & Evangelist (Feast) 9.30am - (St Francis of Assisi) Fr Vincent Healy Arimond RIP Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Holy Mass, Exposition (time for Sacrament of Reconciliation/Confession – from 10.10am) & Benediction

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Saturday - 21 September 6.00pm (St Francis of Assisi) Sunday - 22 September 9.00am (Christ the King) 11.00am (St Francis of Assisi)
Mon - Sts Corelius, Pope & Cyprian, Bishop, Martyr (memorial) 9.30am - (St Francis of Assisi) For one Deceased RIP Tues - Weekday in Ordinary Time 9.30am - (St Francis of Assisi) Fr Donncha Leahy RIP Wed - Weekday in Ordinary Time 9.30am - (St Francis of Assisi) Private Intention 7.00pm - Silent Hour of Prayer (Adoration) Thur - Weekday in Ordinary Time 9.30am - (St Francis of Assisi) Rev John Carter’s good health Fri - Sts Andrew Kim Tae-gon, Priest, Paul Chong Ha-sang, & Companions, Martyrs (memorial) 9.30am (Christ the King) Rev A Poulton RIP

Mass Times

Our Holy Father’s Prayer Intention for September May politicians, scientists and economists work together to protect the world’s seas and oceans. 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 September May politicians, scientists and economists work together to protect the world’s seas and oceans. 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 15th Sara Walmesley, Veronica Selwyn 18th Kathleen Molloy 19th Michael Powell 20th Thomas Frampton 21st Samuel Bettley, Isabella Manktelow 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!

Prego

Our First “Prego” after the Summer break- a week on Monday (Sept.23rd) at 7.30pm, Llay. St. Beuno’s Outreach team again lead us in praying around the theme of next Sunday’s Mass - helping us to deepen our prayer life. All are welcome, non-Catholics and Catholics alike – you do not need to have been before, - and invite your family members and friends along too. See the notice at the back for future dates. 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; tinned meat (corned beef/ham), UHT milk. 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 “Mass of the Ages” The quarterly magazine of the Latin Mass Society- issue 201 (Autumn 2019) – FREE - is available from the back. Do take one – only a few available.

Mass for the Sick

Sunday 22nd September, 3pm in Llay: with the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick. If transport is needed please tel. Kathy Home on 01978 761235 or John Fernee on 01978 855772. 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. There will be a meeting with parents (only) on this Thursday, 19th September at 7.30pm in Llay and the first class will be on this coming Saturday, 21st September, 11am to 12 Noon - Children with parents or guardians. Do be there.

Deanery Music Evenings

The Diocesan Music Team have arranged a series of Music Evenings to take place around the Diocese. The content of the Evenings will include new music for Advent and other related subjects. Our Deanery (Wrexham Deanery) will have its Music Evening on Wednesday 2nd October in Wrexham Cathedral, 7 to 8.30pm. See the Notice at the back – and do come along. 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).

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

This will be on Monday, 11th November, 2019 at 7pm in Llay. Do 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 This meeting was held on Monday last (9th). Copies of the said report can be found at the back. (The Minutes of the Meeting will be available soon).

September – SVP Awareness Month

See the notices in the Porch. 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.

SVP

Our St Vincent de Paul Conference meets this Thursday (19th) 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 TCC TCC Newsletter Copies of the Summer/Autumn edition are available from the back. TCC Community Organising Training 11-12th October 2019, at Holywell. Booking now open for this residential training course. Overnight accommodation and meals provided – free to our parishioners, as we are a member group of TCC. To book a place call the TCC Office on 01978 262588 (email: office @ TCC- wales.org.uk) and visit www.tcc- wales.org. UK/training.

“Season of Creation”

Sunday 8th September marked the beginning of “The Season of Creation”, which ends on the Feast of St. Francis on October 4th”. Pope Francis asks all Christians to embrace this season in prayer, in living more sustainably and raising our voices in the public sphere. The theme this year is “The Web of Life”. The most vulnerable peoples are suffering most deeply as this web of life begins to unravel. Our faith calls us to respond to this crisis with urgency. Let us heed the Gospel message to consider with love and compassion those on the margins, including those most at risk from climate change, and let us commit to working towards a world where all are seated at the banquet. See www.seasonofcreation.org The Newman Association In the light of Pope Francis’ warnings in “Laudato Si” and Cafod’s ongoing campaign, the Newman Association’s next local meeting (on Friday 27th September, 7.30pm at Llay) will have Professor Tom Rippeth speaking on the subject of: “A Scientist’s view of Climate Change”. See the notice at the back. Non-members are welcome; in view of the importance of this issue to us all, the normal request for a £3 donation from non-members is being waived for this meeting, although if offered it will not be refused.

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.

“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

24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Saturday - 14 September 6.00pm (St Francis of Assisi) Marion Morrin RIP Sunday - 15 September 9.00am (Christ the King) for the parishioners 11.00am (St Francis of Assisi) Betty Kirkham RIP
Mon - Sts Corelius, Pope & Cyprian, Bishop, Martyr (memorial) 9.30am - (St Francis of Assisi) For one Deceased RIP Tues - Weekday in Ordinary Time 9.30am - (St Francis of Assisi) Fr Donncha Leahy RIP Wed - Weekday in Ordinary Time 9.30am - (St Francis of Assisi) Private Intention 7.00pm - Silent Hour of Prayer (Adoration) Thur - Weekday in Ordinary Time 9.30am - (St Francis of Assisi) Rev John Carter’s good health Fri - Sts Andrew Kim Tae-gon, Priest, Paul Chong Ha-sang, & Companions, Martyrs (memorial) 9.30am (Christ the King) Rev A Poulton RIP
Saturday - 21 September St Matthew, Apostle & Evangelist (Feast) 9.30am - (St Francis of Assisi) Fr Vincent Healy Arimond RIP Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Holy Mass, Exposition (time for Sacrament of Reconciliation/Confession – from 10.10am) & Benediction

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Saturday - 21 September 6.00pm (St Francis of Assisi) Sunday - 22 September 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 September May politicians, scientists and economists work together to protect the world’s seas and oceans. 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 15th Sara Walmesley, Veronica Selwyn 18th Kathleen Molloy 19th Michael Powell 20th Thomas Frampton 21st Samuel Bettley, Isabella Manktelow 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!

Prego

Our First “Prego” after the Summer break- a week on Monday (Sept.23rd) at 7.30pm, Llay. St. Beuno’s Outreach team again lead us in praying around the theme of next Sunday’s Mass - helping us to deepen our prayer life. All are welcome, non-Catholics and Catholics alike – you do not need to have been before, - and invite your family members and friends along too. See the notice at the back for future dates. 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; tinned meat (corned beef/ham), UHT milk. 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 “Mass of the Ages” The quarterly magazine of the Latin Mass Society- issue 201 (Autumn 2019) – FREE - is available from the back. Do take one – only a few available.

Mass for the Sick

Sunday 22nd September, 3pm in Llay: with the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick. If transport is needed please tel. Kathy Home on 01978 761235 or John Fernee on 01978 855772. 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. There will be a meeting with parents (only) on this Thursday, 19th September at 7.30pm in Llay and the first class will be on this coming Saturday, 21st September, 11am to 12 Noon - Children with parents or guardians. Do be there.

Deanery Music Evenings

The Diocesan Music Team have arranged a series of Music Evenings to take place around the Diocese. The content of the Evenings will include new music for Advent and other related subjects. Our Deanery (Wrexham Deanery) will have its Music Evening on Wednesday 2nd October in Wrexham Cathedral, 7 to 8.30pm. See the Notice at the back – and do come along. 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).

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 TCC Newsletter Copies of the Summer/Autumn edition are available from the back. TCC Community Organising Training 11-12th October 2019, at Holywell. Booking now open for this residential training course. Overnight accommodation and meals provided – free to our parishioners, as we are a member group of TCC. To book a place call the TCC Office on 01978 262588 (email: office @ TCC- wales.org.uk) and visit www.tcc- wales.org. UK/training.

“Season of Creation”

Sunday 8th September marked the beginning of “The Season of Creation”, which ends on the Feast of St. Francis on October 4th”. Pope Francis asks all Christians to embrace this season in prayer, in living more sustainably and raising our voices in the public sphere. The theme this year is “The Web of Life”. The most vulnerable peoples are suffering most deeply as this web of life begins to unravel. Our faith calls us to respond to this crisis with urgency. Let us heed the Gospel message to consider with love and compassion those on the margins, including those most at risk from climate change, and let us commit to working towards a world where all are seated at the banquet. See www.seasonofcreation.org The Newman Association In the light of Pope Francis’ warnings in “Laudato Si” and Cafod’s ongoing campaign, the Newman Association’s next local meeting (on Friday 27th September, 7.30pm at Llay) will have Professor Tom Rippeth speaking on the subject of: “A Scientist’s view of Climate Change”. See the notice at the back. Non-members are welcome; in view of the importance of this issue to us all, the normal request for a £3 donation from non-members is being waived for this meeting, although if offered it will not be refused.

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.

“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

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

This will be on Monday, 11th November, 2019 at 7pm in Llay. Do 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 This meeting was held on Monday last (9th). Copies of the said report can be found at the back. (The Minutes of the Meeting will be available soon).

September – SVP Awareness Month

See the notices in the Porch. 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.

SVP

Our St Vincent de Paul Conference meets this Thursday (19th) at 6pm in Llay. Would you like to join or learn more? Speak to one of the members or to Canon.

24th Sunday in Ordinary

Time

Saturday - 14 September 6.00pm (St Francis of Assisi) Marion Morrin RIP Sunday - 15 September 9.00am (Christ the King) for the parishioners 11.00am (St Francis of Assisi) Betty Kirkham RIP
Mon - Sts Corelius, Pope & Cyprian, Bishop, Martyr (memorial) 9.30am - (St Francis of Assisi) For one Deceased RIP Tues - Weekday in Ordinary Time 9.30am - (St Francis of Assisi) Fr Donncha Leahy RIP Wed - Weekday in Ordinary Time 9.30am - (St Francis of Assisi) Private Intention 7.00pm - Silent Hour of Prayer (Adoration) Thur - Weekday in Ordinary Time 9.30am - (St Francis of Assisi) Rev John Carter’s good health Fri - Sts Andrew Kim Tae-gon, Priest, Paul Chong Ha-sang, & Companions, Martyrs (memorial) 9.30am (Christ the King) Rev A Poulton RIP
Saturday - 21 September St Matthew, Apostle & Evangelist (Feast) 9.30am - (St Francis of Assisi) Fr Vincent Healy Arimond RIP Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Holy Mass, Exposition (time for Sacrament of Reconciliation/Confession – from 10.10am) & Benediction

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Saturday - 21 September 6.00pm (St Francis of Assisi) Sunday - 22 September 9.00am (Christ the King) 11.00am (St Francis of Assisi)