I belong to the Congregation of the Priests of the Sacred Heart of Betharram. Betharram is a small village and shrine to Our Lady about nine miles outside of Lourdes. Many people have heard of the Grottos of Betharram, but not so many about the shrine where our founder St Michael Garicoits brought our Congregation into being.
Holy Souls Envelopes: You are invited to write down the names of those you would especially like to remember, or if you would like to enclose a donation towards a Mass for Holy Souls please put in one of the white envelopes provided. The envelopes will be brought to the altar at each Mass. If you wish to have a Mass said for someone in particular, please put your Mass offering and the name of your loved one in the brown envelope provided.
Samaritan’s Purse- Shoebox Appeal: Our Parishes are again taking part in the shoebox appeal. The postage to send the shoebox is £5. Please check the newsletter over the next few weekends for the date to return to Church. (More Shoeboxes will be available next week)
North Staffs Food Bank: The Foodbank are in need of more items over the summer months especially: long life juice, long life milk, washing liquid/powder, tinned fruit, sugar, rice pudding, sponge puddings, chocolate and tinned custard powder. There is a box provided in the porch if you would like to donate any items.
The rota for the Clayton Parish Counting Teams for 2019 will be completed shortly. We are in need of volunteers to join the teams, having lost some long serving and loyal members this year. Full training will be given.
One or two volunteers would also be welcome if you could spare some time during the week to help with banking. For further information, please contact Kate Hagan via the Parish Office.
North Staffs LinkLine: Could you help us and join our other “Friends on the Phone”. We need volunteers to help us with this valuable service for older people and make a difference to their lives.
Can you spare 3 hours a week, particularly on a Friday Morning? Even if you can’t commit to every week but feel you would like to help please come and talk to us. There are volunteers at every mass who can tell you more about what it is like or you can contact Sue McKenna on Tel 710436, email firstname.lastname@example.org or leave you details with the Parish Office.