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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Sermon: Assumption

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Cost of Living: Help for Households

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Newsletter: Assumption

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The correct readings for The Assumption are here



Grants for Older People on Low Incomes

Small grants of up to £400 are available to support vulnerable older people living on low incomes in England and Wales.

Friends of the Elderly currently have four grant streams open for older people who are of/over state pension age, have savings of less than £4,000, and who do not fit the criteria for other funders.

The funding is available to help with the cost of replacing everyday items, small home repairs and mobility adaptations; help older people get online; to help with unexpected bills; and essential living costs including clothing, food, medicines and books.

Applications must be made via a third-party Referral Agent such as charities, local authorities, housing associations, community organisations, Information, Advice and Guidance providers and social services representatives.

Applications can be made at any time, but resources are limited.

If you think you may qualify, the SVP will be happy to help you, in confidence. Just speak with Father Michael or one of the SVP members

You can find more information here



“Go beyond instinct, go beyond hatred. Jesus says: “Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you” (Lk 6:27) …

If you do not react to the bullies, every abuse of power is given free rein, and this is not right.

But is it really so? Does the Lord really ask impossible and indeed even unjust things of us?...

Let us consider first and foremost that sense of injustice that we feel in “turning the other cheek”…

Turning the other cheek is not the withdrawal of the loser, but the action of one who has a greater inner strength.

Turning the other cheek means defeating evil with the goodness that opens up a breach in the heart of the enemy, unmasking the absurdity of his hatred.”

Pope Francis

PARISH TRIP TO THE ISLE OF WIGHT: 26 to 30 September, 2022


We plan to visit the Isle of Wight for our next Parish trip.

Boasting the most amazing and picturesque views of the English Channel, The Channel View Hotel sits atop the cliffs of Shanklin Bay in an idyllic location, within close proximity of the beaches, which stretch from Luccombe Bay all the way to Yaverland.

You can find the details above and below and by clicking on all the images.


Osborne House

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Quarr Abbey

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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.




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.”


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

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

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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: 12 August, 2022