ST PETER & ST PAUL'S CHURCH
Salters Lane, Newport, Shropshire. TF10 7LB Telephone: 01952 811299
 
 
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NEWSLETTER

There will be an opportunity for our children to listen and to respond to the Sunday Gospel within the Children’s Liturgy this Sunday (26th June). 

We will also be holding our Coffee Morning immediately after Mass.  All are welcome.

 

Please Note

A number of parishioners have asked if we could have a meeting to discuss and to plan how we can rebuild our parish community following the Covid pandemic.  Covid has not gone away, but it is less severe, and we now have to live with it, therefore, our intention is to have the meeting on Wednesday 6th July at 7.00pm. All are welcome.

 


We continue to ask for your prayers for Father Anthony who is unwell. He sincerely thanks everyone for their prayers, cards and best wishes at this time.


Weekly Collections

Sunday 5th June:

Envelopes = £93.50, Loose Plate = £102.83, Total = £196.33.

 
Sunday 12th June:

Envelopes = £368.50, Loose Plate = £78.50, Total = 447.00.


                        

 
Letter from Father Anthony

01952 811299

Dear Parishioner,

I do hope you and your family are well in these challenging times. Please do contact us if the parish can be of any assistance. I write with some Important information for our community.

SUNDAY MASS TIMES

The Bishops of England and Wales invite us all to return to the regular practice of attending mass each Sunday which is at the heart of our faith and love for God. The Sunday mass obligation is to be re-introduced from the First Sunday of Advent, November 28th, 2021.

There will be a Saturday evening mass recommencing on that date, but at the earlier time of 5.30pm (for an experimental period to see how attendance goes, since we have had much reduced numbers to date like all parishes). Mass on Sunday morning, 9.15am, as usual.

COVID SECURE as best we can. Hand sanitising upon entry, face masks are desirable, social distancing as far as practical.

PARISH FINANCE

Last Sunday I spoke about something that affects us all and that is stewardship of our parish giving and spending. At the end of the last tax year 2021, the yield from the Sunday Collection had fallen by £10,000, and on present figures is set to continue in the present tax year. A reduction of £20,000 over 2 years is quite a big hit to our parish finances because the outgoings remain the same. In the last tax year, it cost basically £30,000 to keep the church door open, as they say. Income was basically the same. In the previous tax year ended 2020, expenditure was significantly higher, but so was income. In that year, to provide some examples, property maintenance cost £10,660, insurance £1850, Diocesan Assessment £5427.It does cost much more to run a parish than we might imagine and every parish has to pay its own way.

A BIG THANK YOU to all our parishioners for your generosity in supporting the parish financially in the collection and in Our Mission Together (OMT). Without your support we could not pay our way.                                                                                                                                                              

I know this is a challenge, and of course everybody’s circumstances are different, but if 40 households could possibly increase the collection giving by £5 per household, that would at least return our income to the pre-pandemic level. Our giving is not just to cover expenses. We have an incredibly generous God and our generosity is an expression of gratitude for God’s abundant gifts to us. It is,

                                     My gift to God and His Church”

WHAT WOULD HELP?

Standing Orders do help keep up the weekly collection (an SO Form is enclosed, if you would like to consider one. Please return to your bank).

Gift Aid enables increases giving considerably without any extra giving

£5 Gift Aid tuns into £6.25 without any extra giving. £10 into £12.50. (This is the government’s scheme to help charities by returning tax paid on the amount given. A ‘one off amount’ can also be gift aided) All that is required is to have paid enough tax for the reclaim. To gift aid £5 requires that the donor has paid £65 in income tax. (Form enclosed)

Using the Offertory Envelopes

We do have a beautiful church, a valuable resource in the Hall and a patrimony handed down to us. Let’s be good stewards of what we have been given.

https://app.investmycommunity.com/fundraise/st-peter-st-paul-newport-diocese-of-shrewsbury-1-2641

 

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Date

Time

Service

Intention

Sunday 26 June

Psalter week 1

Mass 9.15

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Parishioners

Monday 27 June

 

Monday of Week 13

St Cyril of Alexandria

 

Tuesday 28 June

Mass 10.00

St Irenaeus

Fr Anthony

Wednesday 29 June

 

 

SS PETER & PAUL

 

Thursday 30 June

 

Thursday of Week 13

First Martyrs of Holy Roman Church

 

Friday 1 July

Mass 10.00

 

Friday of Week 13

St Oliver Plunkett

May Knight

Saturday 2 July

Mass 5.30

Saturday of Week 13

DRF Unsworth

Sunday 3 July

Mass 9.15

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Parishioners

Saints of the Week The First Martyrs of the See of Rome When the city of Rome had been devastated by fire in the year 64, the Emperor Nero launched a persecution against the Christians, who were thrown to the wild beasts in the arena or soaked in tar and used as living torches. Their deaths are documented in the writings of the Roman historian Tacitus and in Pope St Clement’s letter to the Corinthians. Their feast was celebrated the day after the feast of Saints Peter and Paul.

 

We pray for the people of Ukraine, for all those suffering or afraid, that you will be close to them and protect them. We pray for world leaders, for compassion, strength and wisdom to guide their choices. We pray for the world that in this moment of crisis, we may reach out in solidarity to our brothers and sisters in need. May we walk in your ways so that peace and justice become a reality for the people of Ukraine and for all the world. Amen.

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