Notices and Events

ADOREMUS

Eucharistic Pilgrimage and Congress "Adoremus" - Liverpool 2018

 

7 - 9 September 2018

The bishops of England and Wales will hold a National Eucharistic Pilgrimage and Congress in Liverpool.

Eucharistic Congresses are gatherings of clergy, religious and laity which promote an awareness of the central place of the Eucharist in the life and mission of the Church. The last International Eucharistic Congress in England was held in 1908 when permission for a public procession of the Blessed Sacrament was refused. 

Participants will engage in a series of sessions focusing on different dimensions of the Eucharist and the daily celebration and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.

On the first day of the Congress, there will be a Theological Symposium, with workshops for parish catechists, (especially for those involved in First Holy Communion programs), RE teachers, Hospital and Prison Chaplains, Seminary Communities and Extraordinary Ministers.

The sessions will focus on:

Scripture

Ecclesiology

Eucharistic Language and Catechesis

Rites and Music for Eucharistic Adoration

The Echo Arena in Liverpool - which can accommodate 10,000 pilgrims - will be the home to a six-hour stage programme on the second day of the Congress, which will include a Congress Mass, keynote speakers and a drama highlighting the beauty of reverence and devotion. The day will conclude with Adoration.

On the final day of the Pilgrimage and Congress, Sunday, there will be pilgrimage Masses and a street procession - open to all.
 
In his Pastoral Letter to the Diocese of Westminster for the solemnity of Corpus Christi, Cardinal Nichols wrote:

"We seek to rejuvenate Eucharistic adoration in our parishes as the source of strength for our lives and for our mission, that of making present the love and compassion of Jesus in our society."
 
Every diocese in England and Wales will take part in the Congress and the Cardinal encourages people to make the pilgrimage to the Eucharistic Congress.

Each Diocesan Bishop has nominated a representative whose task is to disseminate information to parishes, groups, religious communities about the Pilgrimage and Congress. 
 
Ahead of the Eucharistic Congress in Genoa in 2016, Pope Francis encouraged everyone to visit the Blessed Sacrament, if possible, every day:

"Moreover, I want to encourage everyone to visit – if possible, every day – especially amid life’s difficulties, the Blessed Sacrament of the infinite love of Christ and His mercy, preserved in our churches, and often abandoned, to speak filially with Him, to listen to Him in silence, and to peacefully entrust yourself to Him."
 
The Eucharistic Congress has been given the title Adoremus (let us adore).

 

This pilgrimage will bring people together from across the dioceses and further the service of the poor and marginalised in our midst. It will also aim to provide practical resources to develop the mission of the Church in prayer, contemplation and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.

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SMALL EFFORT TO IMPROVE OUR WORLD

A small group have compiled a Recipe Book,

including ideas for more sustainable living

and less meat consumption. 

 Donations gratefully received

(printing and binding costs were £3)

with any surplus being given to St. Joseph’s Family Centre. 

 

 

The books are available to order.

Please email:

 

stpeterslivesimply@gmail.com

 

REFRESHMENTS AFTER OUR 10am SUNDAY MASS EACH WEEK

 

Please do join us for: 

‘TEA & TOAST in the Millennium Room’ (Winter Months),

and our ‘TEA & CAKES on the Lawn’ (Summer Months) 

 

The Tea & Toast team work hard throughout the winter months

raising funds for our Lourdes Youth, who travel to Lourdes with

our Archdiocesan Pilgrimage in July each year, to work helping

those pilgrims, who require assistance.

 

Our Tea & Cakes team work hard throughout the summer months

raising funds for St. Peter’s Charity Fund.  This fund supports

numerous charities both at home and abroad.  As you can imagine,

the parish receives many requests for help from many sources, but we cannot say ’YES’ to them all and we already have 2nd Collections

for many of those charities, who merit one.

Our Charity Fund enables us to send some support to those charities we feel we should help, without asking our parishioners to donate yet again.

We regularly publish through our bulletin the amounts raised by both teams and any donations that are made on your behalf.  THANK YOU

 

For more information or to offer help in any way,

please join us after Mass or contact

Carol Emerson  824547 / Margaret Harrison 823709

 

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