The Good Shepherd

Roman Catholic Parish in Telford, Shropshire incorporating St. Mary's, Madeley and St. Paul's, Dawley

Also serving the communities of Broseley and Stirchley

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We will publish contributions of reflections, poems, music, videos etc. on our new Reflections Page and Lighthearted Page

Newsletter: 6th Sunday of Easter

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Sermon: 6th Sunday of Easter

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From the Bishops' Conference

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Building Works at St. Mary's

An update on the building works at St. Mary's, complete with guest sound track!

The new floor in the Lower Room has been laid.

The foundation footings are in the process of being set for the new wall, and the colour of brick has been chosen.

The water supply to the Church has been traced, across the carpark and to where the old toilet site was. Being copper it needs to be re-laid and it was also too near the surface and was in danger of frost attack! (Not a technical term!)

The digging out of the ground has not discovered any valuable artifacts (apart from an old Craven Dunnill tile)… so we are just going to have to pay for the work!

The good weather has been a bonus and helped the workmen to get on with things.

I will keep you posted… Fr.Michael

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Next year we plan to visit Rome as our annual parish pilgrimage. you can find the details below.

Please note that if you had previously booked for this year, you will havbe to redo your booking.

Rome - Itinerary

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Places we will visit

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Rome - Booking Conditions

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Lord Jesus, You have chosen Your priests from among us and sent them out to proclaim Your word, and to act in Your name.

For so great a gift to your Church we give You praise and thanksgiving.

We ask You to fill Your priests with the fire of Your love, that their ministry may reveal Your presence in the Church.

Since they are earthen vessels, we pray that Your power will shine through their weaknesses:
 + in their afflictions: let them never be crushed;
 +in their doubts: never despair;
 +in temptation: never be destroyed;
 +in persecution: never be abandoned.

Inspire them, through prayer, to live each day in the mystery of Your dying and rising.

In times of weakness send them Your Spirit and help them to praise Your Heavenly Father and pray for poor sinners.

By the same Holy Spirit put Your word on their lips and Your love in their hearts, to bring good news to the poor and healing to the broken-hearted.

And may the gift of Mary, Your Mother, to the disciple whom You loved, be Your gift to every priest.

Grant that she, who formed You in her human image, may form them in Your divine image by the power of the Holy Spirit, to the glory of God the Father.



Those of you who contribute to the Parish finances via the collection at weekend Masses will have realised that one of the effects of being unable to meet as a congregation is that our finances have suffered. Although we still benefit from the contributions of those of you who pay regularly by Standing Order, the loss of the weekend collections makes it difficult for us to continue to meet our running costs.

For Parishioners who normally give in the weekend collections and who wish to help the Parish at this time, the Diocese has set up an online donation facility to allow you to continue to donate to the Parish. By clicking on the button below you will be taken to the page that has been set up specificaly for the Good Shepherd Parish.

Please be aware that a minimum donation of £5 is requested for giving in this way.

You can also Gift Aid your donation to help the Parish further; this is a great boon for us, resulting in an extra £8,815.18 being received last year from HMRC.

If you do want to Gift Aid your donation, please tick the box shown on the donation page, even if you have previously completed a Gift Aid Declaration form in favour of the Parish for regular giving made by Offertory Envelope or Standing Order.

Thank you for your support.


Whoever goes to the LORD for safety, whoever remains under the protection of the Almighty, can say to him, “You are my defender and protector. You are my God; in you I trust.”

He will keep you safe from all hidden dangers and from all deadly diseases. He will cover you with his wings; you will be safe in his care; his faithfulness will protect and defend you.

You need not fear any dangers at night or sudden attacks during the day or the plagues that strike in the dark or the evils that kill in daylight.

A thousand may fall dead beside you, 10,000 all round you, but you will not be harmed. You will look and see how the wicked are punished.

You have made the LORD your defender, the Most High your protector, and so no disaster will strike you, no violence will come near your home. God will put his angels in charge of you to protect you wherever you go.

They will hold you up with their hands to keep you from hurting your feet on the stones. You will trample down lions and snakes, fierce lions and poisonous snakes.

God says, “I will save those who love me and will protect those who acknowledge me as LORD.

When they call to me, I will answer them; when they are in trouble, I will be with them. I will rescue them and honour them. I will reward them with long life; I will save them.”



In response to the decision that all public Masses are to cease, Redemptorist Publications are delighted to be able to bring the Sunday Holy Mass , celebrated by Fr Denis McBride C.Ss.R. into your home every Sunday.

We pray that this will enable the faithful to feel connected, to their faith and church community, during this difficult time.

Please come back next week.


A temporary schedule is in placefor the duration of the lockdown, with the Cathedral open for periods of private prayer each day, and Masses and other Liturgies broadcast online.

Click here to go the the Cathedral website.

Shrewsbury Cathedral is providing a full programme of Masses and Services, as you can see from the panel to the left.

However, if the timings don't work for you, or if you prefer to livestream a more “homely” parish church celebration, then you can always visit In the “churches” section you will find where livestreaming is now available across the UK and Ireland, and also the schedule of service times.

Fr. Denis McBride's Mass, recorded for each Sunday, can also still be viewed every day.


Saturday Vigil
St. Mary's, Madeley - 5pm

St. Paul's, Dawley - 9am
St. Mary's, Madeley - 11am

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See Parish Newsletter


Telephone: 01952 586118

St. Paul's
Burton St. and Doseley Rd.
Shropshire. TF4 3AH
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St. Mary's
70 High St.
Shropshire. TF7 5AH
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Page last updated: 8 May, 2021