NEWSLETTER 14th OCTOBER 2018

FEASTS THIS WEEK

         Monday, 15th October – St. Teresa of Avila

Wednesday, 17th October. – St. Ignatius of Antioch

      Thursday, 18th October – St. Luke, Evangelist

            Friday, 19th October – St. Paul of the Cross

 

LITURGY OF THE HOURS:   Week 4

The Liturgy of the Hours keeps us all at the heart

of Christ’s body, the Church.

Our prayers unite us with God, sanctify our whole day

and all our activities.

                SERVICES FOR THE WEEK

                 *****************************

Saturday

  13th Oct.

    6.30 p.m.

Don Cullen

Sunday

  14th Oct.

  10.00 a.m.

Michael Haven

Monday

  15th Oct.

    9.30 a.m.

Richard Cain

Tuesday

  16th  Oct.

    9.30 a.m.

Stan Greenough

Wednesday

  17th Oct.

    7.30 p.m.

People of the Parish

Thursday

  18th Oct.

    9.30 a.m.

Benefactors

Friday

  19th Oct.

    9.30 a.m.

Graham Family

Saturday

  20th Oct.

    6.30 p.m.

Annie & Neil Gallagher;

Elizabeth & Don Hynes

Sunday

  21st Oct.

  10.00 a.m.

Kath & Don Dolan;

Special Intention

 

Anniversaries of Our Deceased

Anniversaries occurring around this time:

Annie Gallagher;  Nora Muse;  Maureen Ward

 

PARISH LOTTERY

This week’s numbers are:   49;  11  and  12.   The jackpot was:  £71 and there was no winner.   The jackpot for next week is now:  £100.

 

Please support your Parish Lottery.

 

 

              WORLD MISSION SUNDAY – 21st OCTOBER

Next Sunday, 21st October is ‘World Mission Sunday’

when we are asked to pray for Overseas Missions.

A large number of our parishioners support the missions all year round through the

Missio Red Box Scheme.

Anyone can have a Missio Red Box,

all you have to do is ask either:

Fr. Gildea, Jim or Pat Howley.

A few pence of loose change now and then, add up

to a substantial sum over the year, and by having a

Red Box in your home, it constantly reminds you

of the Missions and the need to remember them in your prayers.

 

MACMILLAN - UPDATE

The final total raised by you for Macmillan at our

Coffee Morning was £400.   THANK YOU.

 

MASS TO CELEBRATE THE CANONISATION OF

ARCHBISHOP OSCAR ROMERO

On Sunday, 28th October at the 11.00 a.m. Mass in the Metropolitan Cathedral, Archbishop Malcolm will celebrate the Canonisation of

Archbishop Oscar Romero, which will have taken place in Rome on Sunday, 14th October.

Oscar Romero was the Archbishop of San Salvador in El Salvador, in standing up for the poor he spoke out against social injustice and oppression. 

He was assassinated while saying Mass

on 24th March 1980.

A specially commissioned bust of Blessed Oscar Romero, created by Rory Young, was installed

in the Metropolitan Cathedral last year and

is now on permanent display.

All are welcome to attend the celebration

at 11.00 a.m. on Sunday, 28th October.

SECOND COLLECTION

Next Sunday, 21st October there will be a 2nd Collection

taken for  ‘Financing Our Schools’.

 

PARISH PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES – JULY 2019

The list of names in the porch for our Lourdes Pilgrimage next year, has grown to a viable number,

so we can commit to a parish pilgrimage next year. 

With that in mind, we  have arranged a meeting for

Thursday, 18th October at 7.30 p.m.

in the Millennium Room.

Whether or not you have put your name on the list,

you are welcome to the meeting.

 Michael Langan, Director of Leisure Time Travel

(our tour company for our 2016 & 2017 pilgrimages)

will answer any questions you may have.

 Our pilgrimage takes place during our Diocesan Pilgrimage, but we will only be in Lourdes for 5 days. 

A deposit for your place is due early November,

with the Balance due in May.

All details will be given to you at the Meeting.

Please come along if you have any thoughts at all

of travelling to Lourdes one day!

 

PIOUS LISTS

November is the month when we especially remember

and pray for those who have died.  Now is the time

for you to write the names of your deceased family

and friends on a list so that their names can be added

to our Pious List.  Masses will be offered throughout November for all those on our Pious List.

Please hand your list to Fr. Gildea or Jim before

1st November, if possible, or place your list on the Sunday collection platein an envelope marked

 ‘Pious List.

A small Mass offering would normally

be included at this time.

PRAYER IN PREPARATION

FOR THE

EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS 2018

AND FOR SYNOD 2020

    We thank you Father

    for the love you have shown us

    in the gift of Jesus, your Son.

    Keep us grateful each day

    for the blessings that surround us.

    As we are fed by you,

    so now send us out

    to share what we have received

    with our hungry brothers and sisters.

     We humbly ask to become the Church

     that you are calling us to be: 

     A community that listens, that trusts,

     and lives with courage

     and that puts out its nets into new waters.

     May the gentle presence of Christ in our hearts

     be a source of healing, of new life

     and of a deeper trust in you.

     We ask this in faith

     through Jesus Christ Our Lord.   Amen.

 

CARMEL COLLEGE – OPEN DAYS

Prescot Road, St. Helens.  WA10 3AG.

invites all Year 11 pupils to our Open Events on:

  Wednesday, 17th October.  –   6.00 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.

     Thursday, 8th November  –  6.00 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.

    Saturday, 17th November  – 11.00 a.m. to 1.30 p.m.

   Tuesday, 5th February 2019 – 6.00 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.

 

       THANKS   -   Offertory Collection:   £456.69

                                          CAFOD:   £427.82

 

WEDDING

Will the couple, who came to see Fr. Gildea

on Wednesday, 26th September,

please get in touch with him.

 

ST.  JOSEPH’S FAMILY CENTRE

would like to THANK the Parishioners of

St. Peter’s Church and Primary School

for the generous food donation.

Your kind donation will provide food for

families in need in the Warrington area and

help towards our Christmas Hamper Project,

when we will be giving

Hampers to approx. 325 families.

We really appreciate your generosity and support.

Patricia MacAulay,

Assistant Centre Manager

 

NOVENA TO OUR LADY, UNTIER OF KNOTS

The Pastoral Area Novena to Our Lady,

Untier of Knots, continues on

Tuesday, 16th October at 7.30 p.m.

This month the Novena will be at:

Sacred Heart, Old Liverpool Road,

Warrington.

Theme:    Placing our Knots before

the Blessed Sacrament.

 

LOST RING

A signet ring, designed with a White Gold strip

across the top, may have been lost in Church.

If you find it, you can either post it in the

Bulletin Letter Box, or hand it to Father

or one of our Ministers.

THANK YOU.

 

 

NEWSLETTER 7th OCTOBER 2018

FEASTS THIS WEEK

         Tuesday, 9th October – Blessed John Henry Newman

 Wednesday, 10th October – St. Paulinus of York

     Thursday, 11th October – St. John XXIII, Pope

          Friday, 12th October – St. Wilfrid

      Saturday, 13th October – St. Edward the Confessor

 

LITURGY OF THE HOURS:   Week 3

The Liturgy of the Hours keeps us all at the heart

of Christ’s body, the Church.

Our prayers unite us with God, sanctify our whole day

and all our activities.

          SERVICES FOR THE WEEK

               *****************************

Saturday

   6th Oct.

    6.30 p.m.

Doris Anderson

Sunday

   7th Oct.

  10.00 a.m.

Bill McWalter;  Jim Sheeran

Monday

   8th Oct.

    9.30 a.m.

Mike O’Connell

Tuesday

   9th  Oct.

    9.30 a.m.

Pat Mitchell

Wednesday

  10th Oct.

    7.30 p.m.

Matt McCarthy

Thursday

  11th Oct.

    9.30 a.m.

People of the Parish

Friday

  12th Oct.

    12 noon

Deanery Mass at St. Alban’s

Saturday

  13th Oct.

    6.30 p.m.

Don Cullen

Sunday

  14th Oct.

  10.00 a.m.

Michael Haven

 

Anniversaries of Our Deceased

Anniversaries occurring around this time:

Alice Burns;  Hugh Emerson;  James Fearnley;

Fr. John Gough;  Josie Jolley;

Norma McLaughlan;  Charles Parry;  Sarah Quinn

 

PARISH LOTTERY

This week’s numbers are:   45;  6  and  10.  

The jackpot was:  £50 and there was no winner.   The jackpot for next week is now:  £85.

 

Please support your Parish Lottery.

                 MACMILLAN COFFEE MORNING

Our Macmillan Coffee Morning on Friday,

28th September was a great success.  The total raised

up to Friday was £369, but there havebeen more donations this week, so I will hold the Fund open

until Monday, 8th October before banking the total.

THANK YOU to all who supported this venture in

any way – Bakers, Ticket Buyers, Donators of Prizes, Cash Donor’s and Helpers on the day, both during

the Coffee Morning and afterwards, clearing up.

 

LIFE AND SOUL

An evening of adoration of the Blessed Sacrament with

praise and worship music, scriptural reflections and

the opportunity for the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

Tuesday, 13th November Our Lady, Star of the Sea,

Crescent Road, Seaforth.  L21 7PZ.

7.00 p.m. – 8.00 p.m.  All welcome.

 

‘WHY WE NEED MORE DEACONS’

‘...... you will recognise them as disciples of Him

who came not to be served, but to serve’

Archbishop Malcolm McMahon will host an evening

for men, who may be wondering if they are called to

serve as Deacons and what the formation involves. 

Wives, priests and deacons are also welcome.

On Tuesday, 20th November at 7.30 p.m. – 9.00 p.m.

(Refreshments available from 7.00 p.m.)

St. Mary’s Parish Centre, Broadfield Drive,

Leyland.  PR25 1PD.

Please see poster on our Notice Board.

          

THANKS   -  Offertory Collection:

£639.44

 

 

SECOND COLLECTION

Today, Sunday, 7th October there will be a

2nd Collection taken for the work carried out

on our behalf in the Third World by CAFOD.

 

LOURDES PILGRIMAGE MEETING

This meeting will be held on

Thursday, 18th October at 7.30 p.m.

in the Millennium Room

 

MASS OF INAUGURATION OF THE

PARISH OF BLESSED JAMES BELL

will be held on Friday, 26th October at 7.00 p.m.

in St. Benedict’s, Rhodes Street, Warrington.

Archbishop Malcolm McMahon will preside.

This will be followed by a Reception

in the Parish Centre.

Everyone most welcome.

 

CAFOD – LIVERPOOL FUN RUN

The 35th CAFOD Fun Run will take place on

Thursday, 27th December at Wavertree Athletics

Centre & Park, Liverpool. L15 4LE.  

Registration will be from 12 noon and the runners

and walkers start at 1.00 p.m. on the 4km Run

and 2km Walk.

It’s a great way to support people overseas through

CAFOD (and get out after Christmas)

and a chance to do some light training now!

Further details from liverpool@cafod.org.uk

or  Tel:  0151 228 4028

 

PARISH COUNCIL

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

There will be an A.G.M. of the Parish Council

Today, Sunday, 7th October after Mass

in the Millennium Room.

All are welcome.

PRAYER IN PREPARATION

FOR THE

EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS 2018

AND FOR SYNOD 2020

    We thank you Father

    for the love you have shown us

    in the gift of Jesus, your Son.

    Keep us grateful each day

    for the blessings that surround us.

    As we are fed by you,

    so now send us out

    to share what we have received

    with our hungry brothers and sisters.

     We humbly ask to become the Church

     that you are calling us to be: 

     A community that listens, that trusts,

     and lives with courage

     and that puts out its nets into new waters.

     May the gentle presence of Christ in our hearts

     be a source of healing, of new life

     and of a deeper trust in you.

     We ask this in faith

     through Jesus Christ Our Lord.  

     Amen.

 

CYMFED

FLAME

The biggest Catholic Youth Event in the country – happening on Saturday, 2nd March 2019

with Guest Speakers:

Emma B.;  Guvna B.;  Robert Madu;

 Cardinal Vincent Nichols

Tickets & Travel:  £25    

Book tickets at animateyouth.org

or Tel:  01744 74060

or  Contact:  admin@animateyouth.co.uk     

CYMFED NATIONAL CATHOLIC AWARD SCHEME

For young people in Year 6 to Year 13

What is the Award?

The Award is designed to reward the good work

young people in our diocese are already doing.

The programme rewards active service in schools, parishes

and local communities, encouraging participants to take

their service into the wider community and accept

greater responsibility for putting their faith into action.

The Award encourages young people to shine the

light of their faith upon their everyday experiences

and then reflect on how this shapes and moulds them

as young people.  At the end of the year young people receive an Award from the Archbishop to thank them

for the work they have done.

Why should a young person take part in the Award?

-    To make a difference

-    To learn and/or develop new skills

-    You care about your community

-    To make new friendships

-    To explore what faith is and what it means to me

-    I want what I believe to influence how I live

-    It will look good on my record of achievement

Information at:    www.animateyouth.org

 

SOCIETY FOR THE PROTECTION

OF UNBORN CHILDREN

SPUC has produced postcards so that you can send a message to your M.P. urging him/her to vote against a dangerous abortion bill, which is coming up in the

House of Commons on Tuesday, 23rd October.

 

The Bill seeks to decriminalise abortion, which would remove any effective legal protection for unborn babies

and their mothers in England, Wales & Northern Ireland. 

Postcards are available in the church porch.   

THANK YOU.

 

 

 

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NEWSLETTER 23rd  SEPTEMBER 2018

FEASTS THIS WEEK

   Monday, 1st October – St. Teresa of the Child Jesus  

Tuesday, 2nd October – Memorial of the Guardian Angels

Thursday, 4th October. – St. Francis of Assisi

  Saturday, 6th October – St. Bruno

 

LITURGY OF THE HOURS:   Week 2

The Liturgy of the Hours keeps us all at the heart

of Christ’s body, the Church.

Our prayers unite us with God, sanctify our whole day

and all our activities.

 SERVICES FOR THE WEEK

                                    *****************************

Saturday

 29th Sept.

     6.30 p.m.

Julia Hayes

Sunday

 30th Sept.

   10.00 a.m.

Bill McWalter;  Rose Rogers

Monday

   1st Oct.

     9.30 a.m.

Roger Barrie

Tuesday

  2nd Oct.

     9.30 a.m.

Susan McAllister

Wednesday

  3rd Oct.

     7.30 p.m.

Matt McCarthy; Harry Evans

Thursday

  4th Oct.

     9.30 a.m.

Jim McGraw

Friday

  5th Oct.

     9.30 a.m.

People of the Parish

Saturday

  6th Oct.

     6.30 p.m.

Doris Anderson

Sunday

  7th Oct.

   10.00 a.m.

Bill McWalter;  Jim Sheeran

 

Lately Deceased:     John Cook

                Anniversaries of Our Deceased

              Anniversaries occurring around this time:

  Jean Darbyshire;  Harry Evans;   Agnes Mooney

 

PARISH LOTTERY

This week’s numbers are:   36;  7  and  11.  

The jackpot was:  £377 and there was one winner.   The jackpot for next week is now:  £50.

           Please support your Parish Lottery.

 

PARISH COUNCIL

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

There will be an A.G.M. of the Parish Council

Next Sunday, 7th October after Mass

in the Millennium Room.

All are welcome.

 

LOURDES YOUTH

Our youth will lead the Liturgy of the Mass,

at both the Saturday Vigil and

the Sunday Morning Masses.

 

APPLICATION FORMS FOR THE

LOURDES YOUTH PILGRIMAGE 2019

Application forms will come online on

Monday, 1st October at 9.00 a.m.

on the Animate website.

 

LIFE AND SOUL

An evening of adoration of the Blessed Sacrament with praise and worship music, scriptural reflections and the opportunity for the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

Tuesday, 2nd October St. John Stone,

Sandbrook Way, Southport.  PR8 3RN. 

Tuesday, 13th November

Our Lady, Star of the Sea,

Crescent Road, Seaforth.  L21 7PZ.

7.00 p.m. – 8.00 p.m.  All welcome.

 

ST. JOSEPH’S FAMILY CENTRE

The box marked 

‘St. Joseph’s Christmas Hampers’

will remain in place in the Church Porch

for the next 3 weeks.

THANK YOU for supporting this project.

            

FAMILY FAST DAY

FRIDAY, 5th OCTOBER IS FAMILY FAST DAY

WHY FAST DAY?

In 1960, a group of Catholic women organised the first

Family Fast Day to support mothers and babies in Dominica who were suffering from malnutrition. 

They received overwhelming support.   

From this CAFOD was born.

Elspeth Orchard, one of CAFOD’s founders, explained:

 ‘We weren’t doing anything special, we were just doing what we thought we ought to do, remembering that we are all God’s children.’

By eating simply – perhaps having a bowl of soup instead of a meal – and giving the money you save,

you are answering God’s call to help our global family.

Next Sunday, 7th October there will be a 2nd Collection

taken for the work carried out on our behalf

in the Third World by CAFOD.

 

PARISH PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES – JULY 2019

The list of names in the porch for our Lourdes Pilgrimage next year, has grown to a viable number,

so we can commit to a parish pilgrimage next year.

With that in mind, we  have arranged a meeting

for Thursday, 18th October at 7.30 p.m.

in the Millennium Room.

Whether or not you have put your name on the list,

you are welcome to the meeting.

 Michael Langan, Director of Leisure Time Travel

(our tour company for our 2016 & 2017 pilgrimages)

will answer any questions you may have.

 Our pilgrimage takes place during our Diocesan Pilgrimage, but we will only be in Lourdes for 5 days. 

A deposit for your place is due early November,

with the Balance due in May.

All details will be given to you at the Meeting.

Please come along if you have any thoughts at all

of travelling to Lourdes one day!

 

PRAYER IN PREPARATION

FOR THE

EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS 2018

AND FOR SYNOD 2020

 

    We thank you Father

    for the love you have shown us

    in the gift of Jesus, your Son.

    Keep us grateful each day

    for the blessings that surround us.

 

    As we are fed by you,

    so now send us out

    to share what we have received

    with our hungry brothers and sisters.

 

     We humbly ask to become the Church

     that you are calling us to be: 

     A community that listens, that trusts,

     and lives with courage

     and that puts out its nets into new waters.

 

     May the gentle presence of Christ in our hearts

     be a source of healing, of new life

     and of a deeper trust in you.

 

     We ask this in faith

     through Jesus Christ Our Lord.  

     Amen.

 

 

      THANKS   -     Offertory Collection:    £578.32

                           Standing Orders (Aug.):    £681.00

 

 

 

 

COMING EVENTS AT THE IRENAEUS PROJECT

Come & See day Saturday, 27th October

at Maricourt High School, Maghull.  L31 3DZ.

An exciting day with Fr. Eamonn Mulcahy as the

keynote speaker, with good music and workshops

by Fr. Chris Thomas, Eileen T. Snow

and Dr. Karen Groves.

‘Women Stand Tall’:  A weekend for women –

Friday, 2nd – Sunday, 4th November

at The Irenaeus Project, 32 Great Georges Road,

Liverpool. L22 1RD

Led by Sr. Moira Meeghan.

‘Make your own the mind of Christ Jesus’

Exploring the letter to the Philippians

at The Irenaeus Project, 32 Great Georges Road,

Liverpool. L22 1RD

Led by Fr. Chris Thomas.

Thursday mornings:

8th;  15th;  22nd and 29th November

10.30 a.m. – 12 noon.

No charge, but any donations gratefully accepted.

For further details of all events visit:

www.irenaeus.co.uk

or email:

jenny@irenaeus.co.uk

or

Tel:  0151 949 1199

The Irenaeus Project aims to provide opportunities

to deepen our relationship with God in whatever situation we live and work. 

We have no fixed fee, but we are not free. 

We trust that people will give a donation

according to their means.

NEWSLETTER 23rd  SEPTEMBER 2018

FEASTS THIS WEEK

       Monday, 24th Sept. – Our Lady of Walsingham

  Wednesday 26th Sept. – SS. Cosmas & Damian, Martyrs

     Thursday, 27th Sept. – St. Vincent de Paul

   Saturday, 29th Sept. – SS. Michael, Gabriel & Raphael

 

LITURGY OF THE HOURS:   Week 1

The Liturgy of the Hours keeps us all at the heart

of Christ’s body, the Church.

Our prayers unite us with God, sanctify our whole day

and all our activities.

        SERVICES FOR THE WEEK

          ****************************

Saturday

 22nd Sept.

     6.30 p.m.

Patricia McKeown;

Don Cullen

Sunday

 23rd Sept.

   10.00 a.m.

Eileen & Nancy Gleave

Monday

 24th Sept.

     9.30 a.m.

Brenda Hattersley

Tuesday

 25th Sept.

     9.30 a.m.

Barbara Foster

Wednesday

 26th Sept.

     7.30 p.m.

James Hughes

Thursday

 27th Sept.

     9.30 a.m.

Recently Deceased

Friday

 28th Sept.

     9.30 a.m.

People of the Parish

Saturday

 29th Sept.

     6.30 p.m.

Julia Hayes

Sunday

 30th Sept.

   10.00 a.m.

Rose Rogers

 

Anniversaries of Our Deceased

              Anniversaries occurring around this time:

Carla Appleton;  James Hughes;  Annie McCann;   

Joe McCann;  Hugh Neil;  Sarah Terry

 

PARISH LOTTERY

This week’s numbers are:   67;  9  and  11.   The jackpot was:  £327 and there was no winner.   The jackpot for next week is now: £360.

 

This week’s Draw is the 10th week and

must be drawn to a conclusion. 

There must be a Winner  –  it could be YOU!

PARISH PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES

The Liverpool Archdiocese including our

Lourdes Youth Group will be on Pilgrimage

in Lourdes from

Friday, 19th July to Friday, 26th July 2019.

St. Peter’s 5day Pilgrimage will run from

Sunday, 21st July to Thursday, 25th July

Any parishioner from our Parish or Deanery is welcome.

 

We fly from Manchester with Jet2.com to Toulouse,

then coach into Lourdes. 

Transport from St. Peter’s to Manchester Airport

with return, will be available for a small charge.

Hold Luggage Allowance is 20 kilo with

5 kilo of hand luggage.

Our accommodation is Full Board at the Hotel Helgon

The cost of this pilgrimage is £599 per person.

A meeting with the Tour Company Manager

has been arranged for Thursday, 18th October

in the Millennium Room at 7.30 p.m.

when all your questions and queries will be answered.

 

SPAM ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

To be held on Sunday, 7th October

after 10.00 a.m. Mass

(approx. 11.15 a.m.)

The meeting usually takes aprox. 30-45 minutes,

but is an opportunity for all parishioners to

understand how the Parish Council

supports Fr. Gildea and

the tasks we undertake.

Please try to stay behind for the Meeting.

Tea & Toast will be provided.

Please note the change of date and time

from that published in the Bulletin last week.

 

THANKS  - Offertory Collection:    £414.07

                                   Home Missions:    £201.53

CHANGE TO DAILY MASS TIMES:

Last week we introduced new times

for our mid-week Masses. 

Our Mid-week Mass time will be  9.30 a.m.   –  Monday/Tuesday/Thursday & Friday

 

with Wednesday evening Mass

staying the same at  7.30 p.m.

These alterations are necessary, and

we hope you will not feel too inconvenienced.

 

MACMILLAN COFFEE MORNING

St. Peter’s Parish will host a ‘Coffee Morning’

as part of  ‘The World’s Biggesst Coffee Morning’

for MACMILLAN on Friday, 28th September

after our morning Mass.

At the Coffee Morning we will be holding a

Bottle Raffle,tickets for which will go on sale

on Saturday, 22nd & Sunday, 23rd Sept.

This enables anyone that cannot attend the

Coffee Morning,to still be part of this great fundraising event for Macmillan.

Only over 18’s can purchase tickets.

There is a box marked  ‘Macmillan’  in the

Church Porch for donations of bottles for

the Raffle, and we would be grateful for

any help in this department.

On day of the Coffee Morning, (Friday, 28th Sept.) we needall the bakers in the parish to make those fantastic cakes theysupply each Sunday for

‘Teas on the Lawn’ - your contribution

is essential for our Coffee Morning to be a success.

 

PRAYER IN PREPARATION FOR THE

EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS 2018

AND FOR SYNOD 2020

    We thank you Father

    for the love you have shown us

    in the gift of Jesus, your Son.

    Keep us grateful each day

    for the blessings that surround us.

    As we are fed by you,

    so now send us out

    to share what we have received

    with our hungry brothers and sisters.

     We humbly ask to become the Church

     that you are calling us to be: 

     A community that listens, that trusts,

     and lives with courage

     and that puts out its nets into new waters.

     May the gentle presence of Christ in our hearts

     be a source of healing, of new life

     and of a deeper trust in you.

     We ask this in faith

     through Jesus Christ Our Lord.   Amen.

 

LIFE AND SOUL

An evening of adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

with praise and worship music, scriptural

reflections and the opportunity for

the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

Tuesday, 2nd October St. John Stone,

Sandbrook Way, Southport.  PR8 3RN. 

Tuesday, 13th November Our Lady, Star of the Sea,

Crescent Road, Seaforth.  L21 7PZ.

7.00 p.m. – 8.00 p.m.  All welcome.

 

 

 

NOVENA TO OUR LADY, UNTIER OF KNOTS

The Novena to Our Lady, Untier of Knots, has become

popular ever since Pope Francis spoke about it in 2013.  However, the devotion actually goes back to the second century.  Saint Irenaeus wrote that ‘The knot of Eve’s disobedience was untied by the obedience of Mary; 

what the virgin Eve bound by her unbelief,

the Virgin Mary loosened by her faith.’ 

In short, Mary’s faith helps to untie the knots in our lives!

From September until July 2019 (except December

and April), there will be a Novena to Our Lady,

Untier of Knots, across the Pastoral Area. 

The Novena will take place on the 3rd Tuesday

of the month at 7.30 p.m. in a different church each month. 

Theme:    Identifying the Knots in our Lives.

 

 

ST. JOSEPH’S FAMILY CENTRE

As you are probably aware, St. Joseph’s Family Centre provide over 350 Christmas Food Hampers to vulnerable families across Warrington every year.  Sadly, the number of those in need is rising and

this is where your parish community can help.

All the food we receive is donated through local

churches, schools and community groups as well as members of the public, who simply knock on doors. 

As ever we are very grateful for all donations,

but we still run out of many items and

we would be extremely grateful for any donations.

Below is s short list of items we particularly need:

Tinned goods -  (i.e. beans, soup, tomatoes, veg., fruit,

potatoes, meat, fish)

Packet goods – (i.e. pasta, rice, tea, cereal, biscuits

and long-life milk.

A box marked ‘St. Joseph’s’ will be placed

in our Church Porch for the next 2 weeks

(23rd & 30th September)

for any donations you wish to make.

NEWSLETTER 16th  SEPTEMBER 2018

FEASTS THIS WEEK

Wednesday, 19th Sept.  – St. Theodore of Canterbury, Bishop

Thursday, 20th Sept. – SS. Andrew Kim Taegon & Companions

           Friday, 21st Sept. - St. Matthew, Apostle

 

LITURGY OF THE HOURS:   Week 4

The Liturgy of the Hours keeps us all at the heart

of Christ’s body, the Church.

Our prayers unite us with God, sanctify our whole day

and all our activities.

                SERVICES FOR THE WEEK

                  ****************************

Saturday

 15th Sept.

     6.30 p.m.

John Wilkinson

Sunday

 16th Sept.

   10.00 a.m.

Nick Forster;  Pat Mitchell

Monday

 17th Sept.

     9.30 a.m.

Sarah

Tuesday

 18th Sept.

     9.30 a.m.

Funeral:    Pat Mitchell

Wednesday

 19th Sept.

     7.30 p.m.

Very Sick Lady

Thursday

 20th Sept.

     9.30 a.m.

Barbara Edmondson

Friday

 21st Sept.

     9.30 a.m.

People of the Parish

Saturday

 22nd Sept.

     6.30 p.m.

Patricia McKeown

Sunday

 23rd Sept.

   10.00 a.m.

Eileen & Nancy Gleave

 

Please note change of Mass times

Mid-week Morning Masses will be celebrated each day at

9.30 a.m. except Wednesday, which is celebrated at 7.30 p.m.

 

Anniversaries of Our Deceased

Anniversaries occurring around this time:

Joseph Bate:  Margaret Bate;  Sharon Corless;

Patricia McKeown;  Colin Percival;

Mary Schofield;  Agnes Tickle

 

PARISH LOTTERY

This week’s numbers are:   13;  4  and  11.  

The jackpot was:  £290 and there was no winner.   The jackpot for next week is now:  £330.

Please continue to support your Parish Lottery.

PRAYER IN PREPARATION FOR THE

EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS 2018

AND FOR SYNOD 2020

    We thank you Father

    for the love you have shown us

    in the gift of Jesus, your Son.

    Keep us grateful each day

    for the blessings that surround us.

    As we are fed by you,

    so now send us out

    to share what we have received

    with our hungry brothers and sisters.

     We humbly ask to become the Church

     that you are calling us to be: 

     A community that listens, that trusts,

     and lives with courage

     and that puts out its nets into new waters.

     May the gentle presence of Christ in our hearts

     be a source of healing, of new life

     and of a deeper trust in you.

     We ask this in faith

     through Jesus Christ Our Lord.   Amen.

 

FUNERAL OF PAT MITCHELL

will take place here at St. Peter’s Church

on Tuesday, 18th September at 9.30 a.m.

 

  THANKS:    Offertory Collection:   £473.25

          Catholic Education Services:   £225.15

 

 

 

TEA & CAKES ON THE LAWN

  Tea & Delicious Cakes will be served on the

  lawn, each Sunday after our 10.00 a.m. Mass.

 

SECOND COLLECTION

Today is ‘Home Mission Sunday’ and

there will be a 2nd Collection taken to support

Evangelisation in England & Wales.

 

CHANGE TO DAILY MASS TIMES:

Last week we introduced new times for our

mid-week Masses.  After seeing how these changes were working, we have tweaked the times to what we believe to be

a more acceptable solution.

From Monday, 17th September,

our Mid-week Mass time will be

9.30 a.m.   –  Monday/Tuesday/Thursday & Friday

with Wednesday evening Mass

staying the same at  7.30 p.m.

These alterations are necessary, and

we hope you will not feel too inconvenienced.

 

NO-ONE SHOULD HAVE TO DRINK

DIRTY WATER

There will be a Harvest Fast Day Meeting on

Monday, 17th September - 7.00 to 9.00 p.m. at

St. Joseph’s, Meeting Lane, Penketh, Warrington

WA5 2BB.  (Loreto Room).

This meeting will give you an update on

CAFOD’s work in East Africa and Ethiopia.

 

PARISH COUNCIL MEETING & A.G.M.

on Tuesday, 2nd October there will be an A.G.M.

of the Parish Council at 7.00 p.m. followed by

a meeting of the Parish Council at 7.30 p.m.

All are welcome.

MACMILLAN COFFEE MORNING

St. Peter’s Parish will host a ‘Coffee Morning’

as part of  ‘The World’s Biggesst Coffee Morning’

for MACMILLAN on Friday, 28th September

after our morning Mass.

 

At the Coffee Morning we will be holding

a Bottle Raffle,

tickets for which will go on sale

on Saturday, 22nd & Sunday, 23rd Sept.

This enables anyone that cannot attend the

Coffee Morning, to still be part of this

great fundraising event for Macmillan.

Only over 18’s can purchase tickets.

 

There is a box marked  ‘Macmillan’ in

the Church Porch for donations of bottles

for the Raffle, and we would be grateful

for any help in this department.

 

On day of the Coffee Morning, (Friday, 28th Sept.)

we need all the bakers in the parish to make

those fantastic cakes they supply each Sunday

for ‘Teas on the Lawn’ - your contribution

is essential for our Coffee Morning to be a success.

 

BLESSING OF ANIMALS

You are invited to bring your pet, (or a photo

of your pet), to a Service of Blessing and Prayer

for Animals at St Benedict’s

on Sunday, 16th September at 2.00 pm.

If your pet has died, please feel free to bring

their name on a card, or a photo,

so that we can display them and remember them.

The service will be followed by refreshments.

PLEASE ensure your pet is safe

(i.e. in a carrier or on a lead).

All are welcome.

 

ST. JOSEPH’S FAMILY CENTRE

As you are probably aware, St. Joseph’s Family Centre provide over 350 Christmas Food Hampers to

vulnerable families across Warrington every year. 

Sadly, the number of those in need is rising and

this is where your parish community can help.

All the food we receive is donated through local churches, schools and community groups as well

as members of the public, who simply knock on doors.  As ever we are very grateful for all donations,

but we still run out of many items and

we would be extremely grateful for any donations.

Below is s short list of items we particularly need:

Tinned goods -  (i.e. beans, soup, tomatoes, veg.,

fruit, potatoes, meat, fish)

Packet goods – (i.e. pasta, rice, tea, cereal,

biscuits and long-life milk.

A box marked ‘St. Joseph’s’ will be placed

in our Church Porch

for the next 2 weeks (23rd & 30th September)

for any donations you wish to make.

 

 

NOVENA TO OUR LADY, UNTIER OF KNOTS

The Novena to Our Lady, Untier of Knots, has become popular ever since Pope Francis spoke about it in 2013.  However, the devotion actually goes back to the second century.  Saint Irenaeus wrote that ‘The knot of Eve’s disobedience was untied by the obedience of Mary;  what the virgin Eve bound by her unbelief, the Virgin Mary loosened by her faith.’  In short, Mary’s faith helps to untie the knots in our lives!

From September until July 2019 (except December and April), there will be a Novena to Our Lady, Untier of Knots, across the Pastoral Area.  The Novena will take place on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7.30 p.m. in a different church each month.  The Novena will begin at St. Benedict’s on Tuesday, 18th September at 7.30 p.m.  Theme:    Identifying the Knots in our Lives.

NEWSLETTER 2ND SEPTEMBER 2018

FEASTS THIS WEEK

           Monday, 10th Sept. – St. Ambrose Barlow

    Wednesday, 12th Sept. – Most Holy Name of Mary

        Thursday, 13th Sept. – St. John Chrysostom, Doctor

Friday, 14th Sept. – The Exhaltation of the Holy Cross

         Saturday, 15th Sept. – Our Lady of Sorrows

 

LITURGY OF THE HOURS:   Week 3

The Liturgy of the Hours keeps us all at the heart

of Christ’s body, the Church.

Our prayers unite us with God, sanctify our whole day

and all our activities.

         SERVICES FOR THE WEEK

         ****************************

     Saturday

   8th Sept.

     6.30 p.m.

Olive Heath; 

Mary Margaret Smith

Sunday

   9th Sept.

   10.00 a.m.

 4 – 5.00 p.m.

Thanksgiving to St. Anthony

               Holy Hour

Monday

 10th Sept.

   10.00 a.m.

Recently Deceased

Tuesday

 11th Sept.

   10.00 a.m.

People of the Parish

Wednesday

 12th Sept.

     7.30 p.m.

Ellen & Gerard Flanagan

Thursday

 13th Sept.

   9.15 a.m.

Funeral

Friday

 14th Sept.

    12 noon

Deanery Mass at St. Alban’s

Saturday

 15th Sept.

     6.30 p.m.

John Wilkinson

Sunday

 16th Sept.

   10.00 a.m.

Nick Forster;  Pat Mitchell

 

Anniversaries of Our Deceased

              Anniversaries occurring around this time:

Anthony Coyne;  Ellen Flanagan;   Jessie Gordon; 

John Prendiville;    Marie Rowley;  Cicely Thomason;

 

PARISH LOTTERY

This week’s numbers are:   46;  9  and  10.   The jackpot was:  £252  and there was no winner.   The jackpot for next week is now:  £280.

 

Please continue to support your Parish Lottery.

    PRAYER IN PREPARATION FOR THE

EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS 2018

AND FOR SYNOD 2020

    We thank you Father

    for the love you have shown us

    in the gift of Jesus, your Son.

    Keep us grateful each day

    for the blessings that surround us.

    As we are fed by you,

    so now send us out

    to share what we have received

    with our hungry brothers and sisters.

     We humbly ask to become the Church

     that you are calling us to be: 

     A community that listens, that trusts,

     and lives with courage

     and that puts out its nets into new waters.

     May the gentle presence of Christ in our hearts

     be a source of healing, of new life

     and of a deeper trust in you.

     We ask this in faith

     through Jesus Christ Our Lord.   Amen.

 

FUNERAL OF PAT MITCHELL

will take place here at St. Peter’s Church

on Tuesday, 18th September at 9.30 a.m.

 

    THANKS:    Offertory Collection:     £536.25

                    Standing Orders July:     £776.00

                            Teas on Lawn August:      £160.00

 

 

TEA & CAKES ON THE LAWN

  Tea & Delicious Cakes will be served on the

  lawn, each Sunday after our 10.00 a.m. Mass.

 

SECOND COLLECTION

There will be a 2nd Collection taken today

for  ‘Catholic Education Services’.   THANK YOU.

 

CHANGE TO DAILY MASS TIMES:

From Monday, 10th September,

our Morning Mass time will move from

 9.15 a.m.   to   10.00 a.m.

The Mass on Wednesday evening will be

celebrated at the usual time of  7.30 p.m.

This change is necessary at this present time.

 

HOLY HOUR

There will be a ‘Holy Hour’ today

between 4.00 p.m. – 5.00 p.m.

consisting of: Readings;  Solemn Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament; and a short form of Benediction.

Please try to come to this Service, if you can.

 

PARISH AWAY DAY – SATURDAY, 15th SEPTEMBER

50 of the seats have been booked for our trip to

Thicket Priory Carmelite Monastery, York

Saturday, 15th Sept.

We depart from St. Peter’s Car Park at 9.00 a.m. and

arrive back at St. Peter’s at 5.30 p.m. 

In May 2017 this outing was a very enjoyable

occasion with many parishioners wanting to repeat it again this year, hence our Parish trip next Saturday. 

We have a limited number of places left,

but be quick if you want to secure one.

If you want a ticket, please see Arthur

after today’s Mass.

 

MACMILLAN COFFEE MORNING

St. Peter’s Parish will host a ‘Coffee Morning’

as part of  ‘The World’s Biggesst Coffee Morning’

for MACMILLAN on Friday, 28th September

after our morning Mass.

 

At the Coffee Morning we will be hold a Bottle Raffle,

tickets for which will go on sale

on Saturday, 22nd & Sunday, 23rd Sept.

This enables anyone that cannot attend the Coffee Morning,

to still be part of this great fundraising event for Macmillan.

Only over 18’s can purchase tickets.

 

There is a box marked  ‘Macmillan’  in the Church Porch

for donations of bottles for the Raffle, and

we would be grateful for any help in this department.

 

On day of the Coffee Morning, (Friday, 28th Sept.)

we need all the bakers in the parish to make those

fantastic cakes they supply each Sunday for

‘Teas on the Lawn’ - your contribution

is essential for our Coffee Morning to be a success.

 

BLESSING OF ANIMALS

You are invited to bring your pet,

(or a photo of your pet),

to a Service of Blessing and Prayer for Animals

at St Benedict’s

on Sunday, 16th September at 2.00 pm.

If your pet has died, please feel free to bring

their name on a card, or a photo,

so that we can display them and remember them.

The service will be followed by refreshments.

PLEASE ensure your pet is safe (i.e. in a carrier or on a lead).

All are welcome.

 

 

 

ST. PETER’S 5 DAY PILGRIMAGE

TO LOURDES JULY 2019

Hopefully at the end of this month, there will be a

meeting with our Tour Manager to discuss all matters

regarding our Pilgrimage to Lourdes, as part of the

Liverpool Archdiocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage next July.

We would have hoped for a more enthusiastic response

to the Pilgrimage – your Pilgrimage.  But there may be

an incease in numbers before the end of the month.

 

HOME MISSION SUNDAY

Next Sunday, 16th September is ‘Home Mission Sunday’

when we pray for the spread of the Gospel, and in the

2nd Collection, have the opportunity to support it financially by giving what we can.  The money you

give to the collection does not go abroad, but is used

to help Catholics in England & Wales become more confident in sharing their faith.

 

MEMORIAL GARDEN

Our Memorial Garden is looking a little jaded after the

recent rains, which has encouraged the weeds.  It requires a band of willing volunteers to tend to it and bring it back to it’s former, cared for, peaceful haven.

 

 

SOCIETY FOR THE PROTECTION

OF UNBORN CHILDREN

SPUC is urging people to send a postcard to the

Home Secretary asking him not to recommend or promote legislation to outlaw peaceful pro-life vigils, which have helped many women to choose life for

their unborn baby.  The freedom to oppose abortion

and offer help in public places is at risk. 

Postcards are available in the Church Porch.

 

 

 

 

 

NEWSLETTER 26th AUGUST 2018

FEASTS THIS WEEK

  Monday, 3rd Sept. – St. Gregory the Great

  Tuesday, 4th Sept. – St. Cuthbert     

Saturday, 8th Sept. – Birthday of the Blessed Virgin Mary

 

LITURGY OF THE HOURS:   Week 2

The Liturgy of the Hours keeps us all at the heart

of Christ’s body, the Church.

Our prayers unite us with God, sanctify our whole day

and all our activities.

                SERVICES FOR THE WEEK

                 *****************************

Saturday

   1st Sept.

    6.30 p.m.

Margaret & John Howley

Sunday

  2nd Sept.

  10.00 a.m.

Sean Rogers;  Elsie Sheeran

Monday

  3rd Sept.

    9.15 a.m.

Eucharistic Service

Tuesday

  4th Sept.

    9.15 a.m.

Simon Alison;  Bea Taylor

Wednesday

  5th Sept.

    7.30 p.m.

John Fearns

Thursday

  6th Sept.

    9.15 a.m.

People of the Parish

Friday

  7th Sept.

    9.30 a.m.

          Requiem Mass:

Peter Dunbobbin

Saturday

  8th Sept.

    6.30 p.m.

Olive Heath

Sunday

  9th Sept.

  10.00 a.m.

 4 – 5.00 p.m.

Thanksgiving to St. Anthony

               Holy Hour

 

Lately Deceased:       Pat Mitchell;

Anniversaries of Our Deceased

Anniversaries occurring around this time:

Doris Anderson;  Anne Cannon; Keith John Cochrane;

 Janet Gildea;  Isabel Leather;  Nora Manley;  Bernard Power;

Elsie Sheeran;  Mel Stafford;  Anne Wenmoth

 

PARISH LOTTERY

This week’s numbers are:   12;  6  and  8.   The jackpot was:  £182  and there was no winner.   The jackpot for next week is now:  £210.

 

Please continue to support your Parish Lottery.

PRAYER IN PREPARATION FOR THE

EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS 2018

AND FOR SYNOD 2020

    We thank you Father

    for the love you have shown us

    in the gift of Jesus, your Son.

    Keep us grateful each day

    for the blessings that surround us.

    As we are fed by you,

    so now send us out

    to share what we have received

    with our hungry brothers and sisters.

     We humbly ask to become the Church

     that you are calling us to be: 

     A community that listens, that trusts,

     and lives with courage

     and that puts out its nets into new waters.

     May the gentle presence of Christ in our hearts

     be a source of healing, of new life

     and of a deeper trust in you.

     We ask this in faith

     through Jesus Christ Our Lord.  

    Amen.

 

HOLY HOUR IN PREPARATION FOR

THE EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS

Next Sunday – 9th September

at 4.00 p.m. – 5.00 p.m.

The theme is - Called and Sent: 

Disciples

Please try to attend and spend an hour in

the presence of the Lord.

 

         THANKS  -  Offertory Collection:  £566.21

 

THANK YOU

Many THANKS to both Fr. Tony Reynolds and Fr. Austin Griffin, for celebrating Holy Mass for us whilst Fr. Gildea has been away

 

TEA & CAKES ON THE LAWN

  Tea & Delicious Cakes will be served on the

  lawn, each Sunday after our 10.00 a.m. Mass.

 

SECOND COLLECTION NEXT SUNDAY

There will be a 2nd Collection next Sunday, 9th September

for  ‘Catholic Education Services’.

 

BAPTISM

  Today, Sunday, 2nd September  we welcome into

our Parish family:

         At:    11.30 a.m.    -  Louie James Glover

                                       &

         At:     1.00 p.m.     -  Emily Louise Rogers

We Congratulate their Parents & Families.  

 

SS. PETER’S & MICHAEL’S

PARISH COUNCIL MEETING

The next Meeting of the Parish Council will be take place on Tuesday, 4th September at 7.30 p.m.

in the Millennium Room.

 

THICKET PRIORY CONVENT

Our Retreat/Visit to Thicket Priory Convent

takes place on Saturday, 15th September.

If you are interested in joining this Retreat,

please see Arthur.

 

 

 

 

Adoremus National Eucharistic Pilgrimage

& Congress 2018

We might do well to take a moment to thank God for all that we have received, materially and in prayer.  All we have faced in our lives we did not face alone.  Always God’s strength and God’s love were at work in our hearts even when, and perhaps especially when, we did not know it at all.  We can pray for those for whom the journey is hard.  But we can pray too that God’s strength and love will be at work in our hearts to make us bread broken for others, bringing the nourish ment of God’s love to the weary and downcast.

 

WORLD’S BIGGEST COFFEE MORNING

on Friday, 28th September

          St. Peter’s Parish will once again take part in the

        ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’

          to raise funds for MACMILLAN.

Our Coffee Morning will be held in the Millennium Room

after morning Mass, which finishes just after 9.30 a.m.

At the Coffee Morning,

the Draw for the Bottle Raffle will be made.

 This Draw enables anyone, who is unable to come to the

Coffee Morning to still be a part of the event and to support Macmillan, as all proceeds from the draw go to Macmillan.

 

Draw tickets for the Bottle Raffle will go on sale on:

Saturday, 22nd September and

Sunday, 23rd September.

Only parishioners over the age of 18

can purchase tickets for this draw.

Bottles of Wine or Spirits for the Raffle

would be gratefully accepted,

and a box marked ‘Macmillan’

is available in the porch to receive these items.

PARISH PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES JULY 2019

St. Peter’s Parish will run a

5 day Pilgrimage to Lourdes from

Sunday, 21st July to Thursday, 25th July next year.

Our tour company will be Leisure Time Travel

and flights will be with JET2.com from Manchester.

Hold luggage allowance will be one case upto 20 kilo,

plus 5 kilo of hand luggage per person.

Transport to Manchester Airport and back to St. Peter’s

after our pilgrimage will be available,

should you require it.

Our base in Lourdes, is the

Four Star Helgon Hotel, on full board. 

We, looked into going ½ board, but the saving was

under 10 euros for the week, so chose full board.

The cost of the pilgrimage is £599 per person. 

There is a list in the porch for you to put your name down,

if you are interested in this pilgrimage,

and when it has 25 names on it, Fr. Gildea will invite

Mr. Michael Langan, from Leisure Time Travel,

to give a presentation to you and answer all your queries about Lourdes and our prospective pilgrimage.

 

 

WOOLSTON & DISTRICT SHOW

SUNDAY, 2nd SEPTEMBER

1.00 p.m. – 4.30 p.m. in WOOLSTON PARK

        Duck Herding    Falconry Display    Dog Show  

        Circus Skills       Ukulele Band           Fairground Rides   

        Land Train          Punch & Judy         And more!         

Free Entry.

Programmes 50p & incl.  Free Raffle Ticket

with many prizes.

NEWSLETTER 19th AUGUST 2018

FEASTS THIS WEEK

         Monday, 27th Aug. – St. Monica

        Tuesday, 28th Aug.  - St. Augustine

   Wednesday, 29th Aug. – Passion of St. John the Baptist  

      Thursday, 30th Aug.  – St. Edmund Arrowsmith

          Saturday, 1st Sept. – SS. Margaret Clitherow, Anne Line

                        & Margaret Ward

 

LITURGY OF THE HOURS:   Week 1

The Liturgy of the Hours keeps us all at the heart

of Christ’s body, the Church.

Our prayers unite us with God, sanctify our whole day

and all our activities.

                SERVICES FOR THE WEEK

                      ******************************

Saturday

 25th Aug.

    6.30 p.m.

Mary & Patrick Healy

Sunday

 26th Aug.

  10.00 a.m.

Neil Carroll;  Stephen Walklett

Monday

 27th Aug.

    9.15 a.m.

Eucharistic Service

Tuesday

 28th Aug.

    9.15 a.m.

Eucharistic Service

Wednesday

 29th Aug.

    7.30 p.m.

Eucharistic Service

Thursday

 30th Aug.

    9.15 a.m.

Eucharistic Service

Friday

 31st Aug.

    9.15 a.m.

Eucharistic Service

Saturday

   1st Sept.

    6.30 p.m.

Margaret & John Howley

Sunday

  2nd Sept.

  10.00 a.m.

Sean Rogers;  Elsie Sheeran

 

PARISH LOTTERY

This week’s numbers are:   25;  6  and  8.   The jackpot was:  £147  and there was no winner.   The jackpot for next week is now:  £180.

 

Please continue to support your Parish Lottery.

 

THANKS  - Offertory Collection:     £411.29

 

 

 

                Anniversaries of Our Deceased

              Anniversaries occurring around this time:

            Cath Barlow;  Nevaeh Rose Cook;

      Alice Cummins;  Mary Elizabeth Healy;

              Ann Kennedy;  Christine Terry

 

       May all who sleep in Christ find in your presence light,                                                    

  happiness and peace, through Christ Our Lord.  Amen.

 

Prayers for the Sick:

Please pray for all those who are sick at this time,

including the following:

    Sr. Charles;  Valerie Ashby; 

  Anita Dubique-Ashton;  Luciano Bartolo; 

                         Mary & Gordon Beddows;

Denise Bradley;  Mary Bretherton; 

Carmel Burke;  Jonah Canavan (Age 4);  Tina Corkill;  Barbara Cowell;  Dennis Cowell;  Peter Cuff; 

John Delouise;  F.D. Jr.;  Jayne Heaton;  Brian Hume;  

Carol Hume;  Michael Larkin;  Ruth Lightfoot; 

 Owen McCourt;  Baby Stephen Maugham;

 Pat Mitchell;  Joe Moretti;  Maria Moretti;  Jean Molphy;   Lynne O’Reilly; 

  Steve O’Reilly;  George Rooza (Age 4); 

    Barry Stirrup;  Arthur Terry;  Alan Thacker;  

                 Maureen Wagner;  John Warburton;

Arthur Wilkinson

God holds the whole world in his hands. 

We ask him to embrace those who are sick,

that they may be brought to a fullness of health and life.

 

- 5 –

    TEA & CAKES ON THE LAWN

    Tea & Delicious Cakes will be served on the

    lawn, each Sunday after our 10.00 a.m. Mass.

 

STORM DAMAGE

You may not be aware, but heavy rains have caused extensive damage to the East Wing (Cemetery side)

of the Church house.  This includes the Sacristy. 

Both upstairs and downstairs have industrial heaters in place to dry out the property.  If you need to speak to the Priest or Deacon, please see a Minister or one of the Collectors and pass your message, rather than risk injury negotiating the turmoil in the house at present.

 

NUGENT RE: ADOREMUS PARALLEL PROGRAMME

It is not long now until we welcome the pilgrims to

the National Eucharistic Congress.  You will be aware

that there is a parallel programme being run and

Nugent are involved with several of the events.   

Please see posters on our Notice Board for details.

 

ANIMATE YOUTH

A Lourdes Reunion Mass will be celebrated on

Sunday, 2nd September at 5.00 p.m. in St. Margaret’s Church, Pilch Lane, LiverpoolL14 0JG.   All are welcome.

 

Adoremus National Eucharistic Pilgrimage

& Congress 2018

Eucharist is ...........Personal Vacation

Our sending out from Mass reminds us that we were

changed too by our Baptism in which we received a

call from God that is  both universal and personal.

That is our call to holiness and we are nourished in

the Eucharist so that we can respond to that universal vocation by living in the way our personal vocation demands of us.  With Blessed John Henry Newman,

we can pray at Mass that many people will be

open to the call of  God in their lives.

WORLD’S BIGGEST COFFEE MORNING

on Friday, 28th September

St. Peter’s Parish will once again take part in the  ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’

to raise funds for MACMILLAN.

 

Our Coffee Morning will be held in the

Millennium Room after morning Mass,

which finishes just after 9.30 a.m.

At the Coffee Morning,

the Draw for the Bottle Raffle will be made.

This Draw enables anyone, who is unable to come

to the Coffee Morning to still be a part of the event

and to support Macmillan, as all proceeds

from the draw go to Macmillan.

Draw tickets for the Bottle Raffle will go on sale on:

Saturday, 22nd September and

Sunday, 23rd September.

Only parishioners over the age of 18 can

purchase tickets for this draw.

Bottles of Wine or Spirits for the Raffle

would be gratefully accepted, and a box

marked  ‘Macmillan’ is available in

the porch to receive these items.

St. Peter’s Parishioners have been great supporters

of the Coffee Morning over many years and

we THANK YOU for all your generosity.

 

WEDDING CONGRATULATIONS

Congratulations to:

Kathryn Burton  and  Christopher Martin

who will be married today, Sunday, 26th August

at 1.00 p.m.

 

 


TIME BEFORE THE BLESSED SACRAMENT

WAITING  –  Part 2 of 2

I waited for the Lord and he stooped down to me; 

he heard my cry.

Jesus and Waiting

 Jesus knew about waiting.  He spent thirty years preparing for his public ministry – waiting until the time was right.  He may have waited at the bedside of his foster father, Joseph, as he died – supporting his mother and dealing with all the feelings around the end of life of a loved one.  He spent time in prayer – in a way waiting on his Father for insight and wisdom.  On the last day of his life, he waited in the Garden of Gethsemane – waiting for those who were going to arrest him and take him to torture and death.

Whatever you bring to your waiting, Jesus can empathise.  We can also see his presence in the Blessed Sacrament as more waiting.... his willingness to wait for people to come to spend time with him.  Waiting for you – to wait with him – and together to prepare for whatever it is that lies ahead for you.

 

As we share this time, I pray for graces I need to live this time of waiting fruitfully – not seeking to  make it shorter than it needs to be, but to live knowing that you are in this waiting with me.

May I join the psalmist and look to what is to come with hope and confidence in you.

 

Prayer

Lord Jesus, you experienced the joys and challenges of waiting and now you wait for us here, hidden in the Blessed Sacrament.  Here I am, bringing with me.... (name the thing you are waiting for).  I bring my feelings of.... knowing that you understand how these feel.  Amen.

 

PRAYER IN PREPARATION FOR THE

EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS 2018

AND FOR SYNOD 2020

We thank you Father

for the love you have shown us

in the gift of Jesus, your Son.

Keep us grateful each day

for the blessings that surround us.

As we are fed by you,

so now send us out

 share what we have received

with our hungry brothers and sisters.

We humbly ask to become the Church

that you are calling us to be: 

A community that listens, that trusts,

And lives with courage

and that puts out its nets into new waters.

May the gentle presence of Christ in our

hearts be a source of healing, of new life

and of a deeper trust in you.

We ask this in faith

through Jesus Christ Our Lord.   Amen.

 

BAPTISM

On Sunday, 2nd September  we welcome into

our Parish family:

At:    11.30 a.m.    -  Louie James Glover

&

At:     1.00 p.m.     -  Emily Louise Rogers

 

 

 We Congratulate their Parents & Families.   

NEWSLETTER 19th AUGUST 2018

FEASTS THIS WEEK

        Tuesday, 21st Aug. – St Pius X, Pope

 Wednesday, 22nd Aug. – Queenship of Mary

     Thursday, 23rd Aug. – St. Rose of Lima

         Friday, 24th Aug. - St. Bartholomew, Apostle

 

LITURGY OF THE HOURS:   Week 4

The Liturgy of the Hours keeps us all at the heart

of Christ’s body, the Church.

Our prayers unite us with God, sanctify our whole day

and all our activities.

             SERVICES FOR THE WEEK

                   *****************************

Saturday

  18th Aug.

    6.30 p.m.

Christine Terry; 

Mary & John Mills

Sunday

  19th Aug.

  10.00 a.m.

Alison & Simon & Bea Taylor

Monday

  20th Aug.

    9.15 a.m.

Eucharistic Service

Tuesday

  21st Aug.

    9.15 a.m.

Eucharistic Service

Wednesday

 22nd Aug.

    7.30 p.m.

Eucharistic Service

Thursday

 23rd Aug.

    9.15 a.m.

Eucharistic Service

Friday

 24th Aug.

    9.15 a.m.

Eucharistic Service

Saturday

 25th Aug.

    6.30 p.m.

Mary & Parick Healy

Sunday

 26th Aug.

  10.00 a.m.

Neil Carroll;  Stephen Walklett

 

Lately Deceased:        Peter Dumbobbin

Anniversaries of Our Deceased

Anniversaries occurring around this time:

Karol Konrad Albera;  John Bishop;  John Boyle;  Thomas Cannon;  Stan Greenhough;   John Roach;

Sean Rogers;  Terence Royle

 

PARISH LOTTERY

This week’s numbers are:   34;  9  and  12.   The jackpot was:  £116  and there was no winner.   The jackpot for next week is now:  £150.

 

Please continue to support your Parish Lottery.

TIME BEFORE THE BLESSED SACRAMENT

WAITING  –  Part 1 of 2

Waiting

 Many of us come to spend time with the Lord in the Blessed Sacrament because we are waiting.  It may be as simple as having time to wait for a bus – or to pick children up from school.  We have a bit of time to wait and we use it to spend a few minutes in quiet prayer with Jesus.

Some of us come with a different kind of waiting.  We might be waiting for results – medical or exams.  We might be waiting for people to make an important decision that will affect us.  We might be waiting for an important letter or meeting to take place.  This kind of waiting has a very different feel from using the odd few minutes.  We bring a lot of other feelings with us.  There may be impatience – why can’t they just get on and decide.  There can be anxiety ‘what will happen if ...?’  There can be fear – or even dread.  Our waiting in these circumstances may well be fidgety and we will find it hard to concentrate.  We may worry about what other people think of us as we feel the need to get up and walk around – or pick up and put down books or rosaries.  Try not to worry about this! Every person in the church has times like this.  And, at the end of the day, the  main person to be concerned about is Jesus – and he would much rather you were there as you are rather than

staying away until you are able to wait patiently for whatever you are dealing with.

 

 Looking at Scripture

Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord, Lord hear my voice!

O Let your ears be attentive to the voice of my pleading.

If you O Lord should make our guilt, Lord, who would survive?

But with you is found forgiveness:  for this we revere you.

My soul is waiting for the Lord, I count on his word.

My soul is longing for the Lord more than watchman for daybreak.

(Let the watchman count on day break and Israel on the Lord)   Psalm (130)

 

    TEA & CAKES ON THE LAWN

    Tea & Delicious Cakes will be served on the

    lawn, each Sunday after our 10.00 a.m. Mass.

 

LOURDES YOUTH IN LOURDES

There is a poster on our notice board, with photo’s of

our Youth on their pilgrimage in July.  THANK YOU

for all your support in helping them raise the funds

that make their pilgrimage possible.

 

FOODBANK

THANK YOU for your continued support of

the Foodbank, it is very much appreciated.

 

PARISH COUNCIL MEETING

The next Meeting of our Parish Council will be held on

Tuesday, 4th September at 7.30 p.m. in the Millennium Room.

 

HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE 2019

The date of this pilgrimage is 13th – 23rd May 2019, with

Fr. John Gorman and Fr. Tony Reynolds.  The pilgrimage

is for 11 days based in Jerusalem & Galilee, departing from Manchester.  The cost of the tour is £2095, sharing a twin bedded room with private facilities.

Please see poster on our notice board.

 

Adoremus National Eucharistic Pilgrimage

& Congress 2018

Eucharist is ...........Real Presence

At Mass or when the Blessed Sacrament is exposedfor our adoration, Jesus Christ is present with usbecause he told us he would be.  His presence shows the truth of his words recorded right at the end of St. Matthew’s Gospels when he told us to

know he is with us always.  Jesus is present, but that

presence demands something of us too:  our presence.

At Mass we are present at the Last Supper.

PARISH PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES JULY 2019

St. Peter’s Parish will run a

5 day Pilgrimage to Lourdes from

Sunday, 21st July to Thursday, 25th July next year.

Our tour company will be Leisure Time Travel

and flights will be with JET2.com from Manchester.

Hold luggage allowance will be one case upto 20 kilo,

plus 5 kilo of hand luggage per person.

Transport to Manchester Airport and back to

St. Peter’s after our pilgrimage will be available,

should you require it.

Our base in Lourdes, is the

Four Star Helgon Hotel, on full board. 

We, looked into going ½ board, but the saving was

under 10 euros for the week, so chose full board.

The cost of the pilgrimage is £599 per person. 

There is a list in the porch for you to put your name

down, if you are interested in this pilgrimage,

and when it has 25 names on it, Fr. Gildea will

invite Mr. Michael Langan, from Leisure Time Travel,

to give a presentation to you and answer all your

queries about Lourdes and our prospective pilgrimage.

 

WEDDING CONGRATULATIONS

Congratulations to:

Kathryn Burton  and  Christopher Martin

who will be married on

 

Sunday, 26th August at 1.00 p.m.

NEWSLETTER 12th AUGUST 2018

FEASTS THIS WEEK

      Tuesday, 14th Aug. – St. Maximillian Kolbe

Wednesday, 15th Aug. – Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    Thursday, 16th Aug. – St. Stephen of Hungary

 

LITURGY OF THE HOURS:   Week 3

The Liturgy of the Hours keeps us all at the heart

of Christ’s body, the Church.

Our prayers unite us with God, sanctify our whole day

and all our activities.

                SERVICES FOR THE WEEK

                   *********************************

          Wednesday, 15th August –  The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary   

       Mass at 7.30 p.m.

Saturday

 11th Aug.

    6.30 p.m.

Elizabeth & John Hynes

Sunday

 12th Aug.

  10.00 a.m.

Brian Dillon

Monday

 13th Aug.

    9.15 a.m.

Eucharistic Service

Tuesday

 14th Aug.

    9.15 a.m.

Eucharistic Service

Wednesday

 15th Aug.

    7.30 p.m.

Ann Grainger

Thursday

 16th Aug.

    9.15 a.m.

Eucharistic Service

Friday

 17th Aug.

    9.15 a.m.

Eucharistic Service

Saturday

 18th Aug.

    6.30 p.m.

Christine Terry; 

Mary & John Mills

Sunday

 19th Aug.

  10.00 a.m.

Alison & Simon & Bea Taylor

 

Anniversaries of Our Deceased

Anniversaries occurring around this time:

Jack Buchanan;  Brian Dillon;  Anne Folkard; 

John Hynes;  Anne Norris;  Bob Thwaites

 

PARISH LOTTERY

This week’s numbers are:   12;  5  and  12.   The jackpot was:  £89  and there was no winner.   The jackpot for next week is now:  £120.

 

Please continue to support your Parish Lottery.

 

PARISH PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES JULY 2019

There will be a 5 day Pilgrimage to Lourdes

next July – 2019.

The Liverpool Archdiocese and our own

Lourdes Youth Group will be on pilgrimage from

Friday, 19th July to Friday, 26th July.

St. Peter’s 5-day Pilgrimage will run from

Sunday, 21st July to Thursday, 25th July.

Our flights will be with JET2.com from

Manchester to Toulouse and return,

with coach transport into Lourdes and back to

Toulouse at the end of our stay. 

Hold luggage allowance will be one case upto

20 kilo, plus 5 kilo of hand luggage per person.

Transport to Manchester Airport and return to

St. Peter’s after our pilgrimage will be available,

should you require it.

Our base in Lourdes, is the Four Star Helgon Hotel,

on full board.  We, looked into going ½ board,

but the saving was under 10 euros for the week,

so chose full board.

The cost of the pilgrimage is £599 per person. 

There is a single room supplement of £120.

There is a list in the porch for you to put your

name down if you are interested

in this pilgrimage, and when it has

25 names on it, Fr. Gildea and I will invite

Mr. Michael Langan, from our Tour Company,

to give a presentation to you and answer

all your queries about Lourdes and

our prospective pilgrimage.

St. Peter’s pilgrimages in 2016 and 2017 were a

great success, both spiritually and socially,

and I can definitely recommend joining 2019’s.

Arthur Wilkinson

 

 

    TEA & CAKES ON THE LAWN

    Tea & Delicious Cakes will be served

    on the lawn, each Sunday

     after our 10.00 a.m. Mass.

 

PARISH LOTTERY

ANNUAL TICKET RENEWAL

A number of annual green tickets will become

ready for renewal over the next month or so.

The green ticket is an important component of

our Lottery and we would ask you to

consider renewing them.

Cheques should be made out to:  ‘St. Peter’s Lottery’.

THANK YOU for your ongoing support.

 

BAPTISM

Today, Sunday, 12th August, at 11.30 a.m.

we welcome into our Parish family:

Zachary Liam Taberham

We congratulate his Parents & Family.

 

Adoremus National Eucharistic Pilgrimage

& Congress 2018

Eucharist is ...........pilgrimage

The culmination of a pilgrimage may be a

Mass, but the source and summit of any

week as a Catholic Christian is the Eucharist.

We don’t have to journey with passport and

suitcase to find the healing that we need,

the healing of forgiveness and inclusion

in God’s family. 

We just have to journey to church for Mass.

 

 THANKS:     Offertory Collection:    £410.71

 

 

TIME BEFORE THE BLESSED SACRAMENT

STANDING – Part 2 of 2

Who will stand up for me against the wicked?  Ps.92(93):16

 Jesus and Standing

 ‘Have faith in God.  I tell you solemnly if anyone says to the mountain “Get up and throw yourself in the sea”,

with no hesitation in his heart, but believing that what he says will be happening it will be done for him.  I tell you, therefore, everything you ask and pray believe you have it already and it will be yours.  And when you stand in prayer forgive whatever you have against anybody,

so that your Father in heaven may forgive your failings too.’  Mark 11.25.

 

There is great comfort in these words and whether we are standing or kneeling or sitting or prone we know that God is with us.  All we must do is recognise this moment.

 

 Prayer

 Lord, make me an instrument of your peace;

 where there is hatred let me sow peace,

 where there is injury let me sow pardon,

 where there is doubt let me sow faith,

 where there is despair let me give hope,

 where there is darkness let me give light,

 where there is sadness let me give joy.

 O Divine Master,

 Grant that I may not try to be understood but to understand,

 not try to be loved but to love.

 Because it is in forgiving we are forgiven.

 And in dying that we are born to eternal life.

Attributed to St. Francis of Assisi (1182 – 1226)

Produced by the Spirituality Committee for Adoremus.

NEWSLETTER 29th JULY 2018

 

 

 

Adoremus National Eucharistic

 Pilgrimage & Congress 2018

 

Eucharist is …..Sacrifice.

Remembering Jesus` death cannot be done simply by thinking about it. If we are to remember as we are called to remember, then we need to live as Jesus lived, think as he thought and act as he acted. We celebrate the memory of Jesus in the Eucharistic sacrifice by offering our own lives together with Jesus for the life of the world.

 

 

 

 

 

Church Cleaners Required

Whenever you enter our beautiful church, you always find it looking as it should. Hoovered, polished and dusted, with everything in its right place, ready for use.

We have a great group of parishioners who work in teams of three on Monday of each week, to ensure this is carried out. There is a rota in place which means you would only be required every fifth week or so. All cleaning materials are provided, we just need you. If you want to be part of this team effort, please contact Carol Emerson.

 

 

PLEASE  REMEMBER TO SUPPORT YOUR WEEKLY PARISH LOTTERY.

THE FUNDING FOR MAINTAINANCE AND GENERAL UPKEEP OF BOTH THE CHURCH AND IT GROUNDS ARE FINANCED FROM THE PROFITS GENERATED BY THIS PROJECT.

THANK YOU TO ALL MEMBERS OF THE LOTTERY TEAM FOR YOUR TIME AND EFFORT IN ENSURING OUR LOTTERY IS A SUCCESS.

THANK YOU ALSO TO YOURSELVES FOR YOUR SUPPORT. 

 

FEASTS THIS WEEK

Tuesday, 31st July ……………………….... St. Ignatius of Loyola

Wednesday, 1st August  ………………... St. Alphonsus Mary de’Liguori

Saturday 4th August ………………………  St. John Mary Viannay 

 

LITURGY OF THE HOURS: Week1

The Liturgy of the Hours keeps us all at the heart

of Christ`s body, the Church.

Our prayers unite us with God, sanctify our whole day

and all our activities.

 

SERVICES FOR THE WEEK

 

Saturday

28th July

6.30 p.m.

Maura & John Hynes

Sunday

29th July

10.00 a.m.

Mary McGraw

Monday

30th July

9.15 a.m.

Tom Washington

Tuesday

31st July

9.15 a.m

Benefactors

Wednes.

 1st Aug.

7.30 p.m.

Terry Bate

Thursday

 2nd Aug.

9.15 a.m.

Baynes Family

Friday

 3rd Aug.

9.15 a.m.

12.30 p.m.

People of the Parish

Wedding Service

Robert Pawsey &

Frances Wharton

Saturday

 4th Aug.

6.30 p.m.

Sean Terence Kelly & Bridie & Mick Kelly

Sunday

29th April

10.00 a.m.

Graham Family

 

PARISH LOTTERY

This week`s numbers are 1: 9 ; 11 ; and 12 .

The jackpot was: £50 and there was no winner.

The jackpot for next week is now £60

 

Offertory Collection £529.61                                              Thank you.

                                                            

 

Anniversaries of Our Deceased

 

Anniversaries occurring around this time

 

Margaret Howley; Sian Terence Kelly;

 Eric Lucy; Mary Mills; Phyllis Lucy;

Desmond Norris; Jim Redmond;

 

 

May all who sleep in Christ, find in your presence, light

happiness and peace, through Christ Our Lord. Amen.

 

Prayers for the Sick:

Please pray for all those who are sick at this time,

including the following:

 

Sr. Charles;  Valerie Ashby;

Anita Dubique-Ashton; Luciano Bartolo;

 Mary & Gordon Meddows;

Denise Bradley; Mary Bretherton;

Carmel Burke; Jonah (aged 4); Tina Corkill;

Barbara Cowell; Dennis Cowell; Peter Cuff;

 John Delouise; F.D. Jr.; Jayne Heaton; Brian Hume;

Carol Hume; Michel Larkin; Ruth Lightfoot;

Owen McCourt; Baby Stephen Maugham;

Joe Moretti; Maria Moretti; Jean Molphy;

Lynne O`Reilly; Steve O`Reilly;

George Rooza; (Age 4);

Barry Stirrup; Arthur Terry; Alan Thacker;

Maureen Wagner; John Warburton;

Arthur Wilkinson;

God holds the whole world in his hands.

We ask him to embrace those who are sick,

 

That they may be brought to a fullness of health and life.

Time before the Blessed Sacrament

Resting .            Part 2of 2

Be still before the Lord and wait in patience

Jesus and resting

Some of Jesus more beloved words are `Come to me and I will give you rest`.

We have an example of his putting this into practice with his friends. He is enjoying a relaxing meal with some of his closest friends, Martha, Mary and Lazarus. Lazarus is at the table with him – so enjoying conversation and stories of what they had been up to over good food and wine. Mary is sitting close by, also taking time out enjoying the Lord`s company. Martha, on the other hand, is doing what many of us do – especially when looking after guests. Some people refer to what Jesus says as a rebuke – which is a bit unfair on both him and Martha. What he says is that she is so busy doing things for him that she is not able to enjoy just being with him. We do not get the full conversation, of course. We do not know Martha`s response, but perhaps Jesus went on to tell her to put the washing up to one side and they would do it together later! As with many of us, Martha had to be given permission to stop – to put the busy-ness to one side, just for a while – and to come to the Lord and find rest for our souls.

Reflection

How good am I at resting?

Do I really believe that God wants me to rest?

How do I think Jesus and Martha`s conversation went on after the part Luke recorded?

How can I make the most of this time resting with Jesus?

Is there a burden I would really like to share with Jesus today?

Prayer

Lord Jesus you valued rest and loved the company of your friends. I have come to you as you asked. I bring my burdens and my busyness and ask that you help me to lay them aside for this time so that I may rest in your presence and find restoration, refreshment and renewal.