St Francis of Assisi -
Christ the King -
A Visit of our Sister Parish
in Sumy, Ukraine
22nd July -
2010 SUMY GROUP VISIT – PROGRAMME
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 -
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 -
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-
• 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