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.

 

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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. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWSLETTER 22nd JULY 2018

LIVERPOOL ARCHDIOCESAN

LOURDES PILGRIMAGE ASSOCIATION

NOVENA OF PRAYER

DURING THE WEEK OF PILGRIMAGE

TUESDAY, 24th JULY

Let us pray for young people of our Archdiocese.  (Pause).

May the Lord fill them with a spirit of love in the world.  (Pause).

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

God our Father, you send the power of the Gospel of love into the world.

Fill with the Spirit of Christ our young people,

who live in the world and its concerns;

help them by their work on earth to build up

your eternal kingdom.

Through Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us.

St. Bernadette, pray for us.

 

WEDNESDAY, 25th JULY

Let us pray for people to take to heart the final words

of the Lord Jesus.  (Pause).

May they go into the world and proclaim the Good News to the whole of creation.  (Pause).

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

God our Father, you will all people to be saved and come

to the knowledge of your truth.  Send us into the world to proclaim the Good News to the whole of creation.  May your people be gathered together by the word of life and strengthened by the power of the sacraments.

Through Christ Our Lord.

Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us.

St. Bernadette, pray for us.

 

THANKS  -          Offertory Collection:     £411.57

                          Financing Our Schools:     £237.81

Cont’d......   NOVENA OF PRAYER - THURSDAY, 26th JULY

Let us pray for the Assisted Pilgrims on Pilgrimage in Lourdes, and all the sick of our Archdiocese.  (Pause).

May the Lord’s healing mercy touch and support them.  (Pause).

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

All-powerful Father, God of mercy,

look kindly on us in our suffering.

Ease our burden and make our faith strong

that we may always have confidence and trust

in your Fatherly care and mercy.

Through Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us.

St. Bernadette, pray for us.

FRIDAY, 27th JULY

Let us pray for the Archdiocesan pilgrimage

starting their journey home today.  (Pause).

May they, with God’s guidance and protection,

 arrive home safely.  (Pause).

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Lord Jesus, we have spent these days in union with our pilgrims and with one another.  At Mary’s request we have all come to pray and to do penance for our sins.  Grant our prayers Lord, which we make to you through your Mother Mary:  that the church may grow in love of you, especially the church in our country;  that more young people will choose to follow you through a life of service in your church;  that people will find employment;  that the sick and the disabled may find health and contentment in your abiding presence and through our concern;  that all people may learn to love one another;  that our families will always reflect the loving harmony of Jesus;  that our Archdiocese may follow you more closely, you who are the face of the Father.  Amen.

Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us.

St. Bernadette, pray for us.

 

 

FEASTS THIS WEEK

             Monday, 23rd July – St. Bridget

     Wednesday, 25th July - St. James

Thursday, 26th July – SS. Joachim and Anne

 

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

  21st July

    6.30 p.m.

Dominic Christopher Byrne;

John Murray

Sunday

  22nd July

  10.00 a.m.

Isa Hughes

Monday

  23rd July

    9.15 a.m.

Father Peter Kelly

Tuesday

  24th July

    9.15 a.m.

Tom Washington

Wednesday

  25th July

    7.30 p.m.

Betty & Frank McCracken

Thursday

  26th July

    9.15 a.m.

Margy Martin

Friday

  27th July

    9.15 a.m.

People of the Parish

Saturday

  28th July

    6.30 p.m.

Maura & John Hynes

Sunday

  29th July

  10.00 a.m.

Mary McGraw

 

 

Anniversaries of Our Deceased

Anniversaries occurring around this time:

Nora Barlow;  Maura Hynes;

James Mann;  Gerard O’Reilly;  Bob Thwaites

 

            PARISH LOTTERY

This week’s numbers are:   12;  7  and  11.   The jackpot was:  £50  and there was one winner.   The jackpot for next week is now:  £50.

 

Please continue to support your Parish Lottery.

 

 

ST. PETER’S SCHOOL GOVERNORS

THANK YOU

The Parish wish to say a huge THANK YOU to Rosemary Kenny for nearly 19 years of voluntary service as a

Foundation Governor for St. Peter’s Catholic Primary school.  Rosemary has worked tirelessly as a Governor and previous Chair of Governors, through many changes, to ensure that our school is successful in providing an outstanding Catholic education for our young children. 

THANK YOU to Rosemary from all in St. Peter &

St. Michael’s Parish for this dedication and work.

SUCCESS:   Two of St. Peter’s Foundation Governors,

Val McCowen and Rachel Hampson, have recently completed an online Church School Governance Training Programme, facilitated by Liverpool Hope University. 

Val and Rachel are 2 of 50 Governors nationally to gain this Certificate.   So congratulations from the Parish.

 

ST. PETER’S SCHOOL P.P.T.A.

We have received a generous donation of £500 from the P.P.T.A. to go into our Parish Funds.  THANK YOU.

 

LOURDES YOUTH FUND

Woolston Parish Council has made a generous donation to the Lourdes Youth Fund of £300.

 

 

VINTAGE AFTERNOON TEA  –  THANK YOU

A huge THANK YOU to everyone who supported the

St. Peter’s Lourdes Youth Vintage Afternoon Tea.   We are so very grateful to parishioners, members of the P.P.T.A., friends and family who came along, baked, donated equipment and gave up their time to make the event such an enjoyable occasion.

We raised a fantastic £604, but most importantly it was an opportunity for the young ones to THANK YOU all for your support throughout the year and a chance for the parish to get together in the sunshine for lovely food, great entertainment and good company.  THANK YOU.

NEWSLETTER 15th JULY 2018

 

LIVERPOOL ARCHDIOCESAN

LOURDES PILGRIMAGE ASSOCIATION

NOVENA OF PRAYER

DURING THE WEEK OF PILGRIMAGE

LOURDES – Do whatever he tells you.’

2018

FRIDAY, 20th JULY

Let us pray for those travelling today to Lourdes.  (Pause).

May they arrive safely and present our petitions to

Mary, the Lady of Lourdes.  (Pause).

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Lord help us to be united in prayer with our pilgrims who

this day are travelling to Lourdes in answer to Mary’s call

to Bernadette. 

We pray that during these special days all of us may be drawn closer to you, through the prayers of your Blessed Mother.

Through Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us.

St. Bernadette, pray for us.

 

SATURDAY, 21st JULY

Let us pray for our own special intentions.  (Pause).

May the Lord grant our requests.  (Pause).

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

Our Lady of Lourdes you chose as your helper a child ignorant

in the ways of the world, yet despite all the favours, which you

heaped upon Bernadette, she remained humble and innocent,

because you promised her happiness not in this world, but in the next.  Obtain for us the grace to be humble in heart and pure in mind, in order that we, in our turn, may obtain your favours.

Through Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us.

St. Bernadette, pray for us.

 

THANKS  -  Offertory Collection:   £553.40

NOVENA OF PRAYER

SUNDAY, 22nd JULY

Let us pray for an awareness of vocations in people.  (Pause).

May they respond with generosity to the Lord’s call

in their lives.  (Pause).

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

God our Father, help all people to find their

true vocation in life and so find happiness.

May those who answer the call to the priesthood and

the religious life, generously follow in the footsteps

of St. Bernadette and give glory to your love in their lives.

Through Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us.

St. Bernadette, pray for us.

MONDAY, 23rd JULY

Let us pray for peace and reconciliation in our world.  (Pause).

May people work together to make peace and

reconciliation a reality in our world.  (Pause).

Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.

God our Father, you reveal that those who work for

peace will be called your sons and daughters.  Help us

to work without ceasing for that reconciliation,

which brings true and lasting peace to people.

Through Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Our Lady of Lourdes, Queen of Peace, pray for us.

St. Bernadette, pray for us.

 

LOURDES PILGRIMAGE  –  20th to 27th JULY

DEPARTURE MASS:   

SUNDAY, 15th JULY at 5.00 p.m.

THE METROPOLITAN CATHEDRAL

OF CHRIST THE KING

MOUNT PLEASANT, LIVERPOOL.  L3 5TG.

FEASTS THIS WEEK

Monday, 16th July – Our Lady of Mount Carmel

        Friday, 20th July – St. Apollinaris

    Saturday, 21st July – St. Laurence of Brindisi

 

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

  14th July

    6.30 p.m.

Steve Tempest

Sunday

  15th July

  10.00 a.m.

Veronica Cook; 

Joyce Robertson

Monday

  16th July

    9.15 a.m.

Graham Family

Tuesday

  17th July

    9.15 a.m.

Eucharistic Service

Wednesday

  18th July

    7.30 p.m.

Father Peter Kelly R.I.P.

Thursday

  19th July

    9.15 a.m.

Benefactors

Friday

  20th July

    9.15 a.m.

People of the Parish

Saturday

  21st July

    6.30 p.m.

Dominic Christopher Byrne;

John Murray

Sunday

 22nd July

  10.00 a.m.

Isa Hughes

 

Lately Deceased:    Fr. Peter Kelly

Anniversaries of Our Deceased

Anniversaries occurring around this time:

Rob Leather;  John Murray;  O’Reilly;

Amy Phillips;  Margaret Tatlock

 

            PARISH LOTTERY

This week’s numbers are:   36;  9  and  12.   The jackpot was:  £92  and there was one winner.   The jackpot for next week is now:  £50.

 

Please continue to support your Parish Lottery.

LOURDES YOUTH 

VINTAGE AFTERNOON TEA

THANKS to everyone for their support

with this event.  Tickets are now SOLD OUT!!

Any cake donations from bakers

– will still be gratefully received.

 

TEA & CAKES ON THE LAWN

There will be  NO  Tea & Cakes on the lawn,

this Sunday after 10.00 a.m. Mass,

due to the preparation

for the Lourdes Vintage Afternoon Tea.

 

SECOND COLLECTION

There will be a 2nd Collection today for

‘Financing Our Schools’.

 

FR. PETER KELLY R.I.P.

It is with deep sadness that we announce

the death, earlier this week, of Fr. Peter Kelly.

Please remember him in your prayers.

May he Rest in Peace.

 

WARRINGTON FOODBANK

THANK YOU for your donations, which

go towards alleviating hunger in Warrington.

In response to recent requests,

the present shortages are:

Cream crackers;  tinned Rice;  Sponge Puddings;

Tinned Spaghetti and 1lb./2lb. Bags of Sugar.

 All food donations are gratefully received.   

Mary Hallam.

 

 

NEWSLETTER 8th JULY 2018

 

LOURDES YOUTH 

VINTAGE AFTERNOON TEA

2.00 p.m. – 4.00 p.m. 

NEXT SUNDAY, 15th JULY

ST. PETER’S CHURCH GARDEN

Tickets:  £7.50 

 includes afternoon tea and

a glass of fizz.

Any cake donations from bakers

– gratefully received.

This is a final parish get-together

before our youth go to Lourdes.

It is an opportunity for our youth to say

THANK YOU to you all, for your

fantastic support throughout the year.

Entrance to this event

is by TICKET only.

 

LOURDES YOUTH BBQ

was a great success, with nice weather, good food

and a great atmosphere.  The amount raised for

the Lourdes Youth Fund was £385, which is an excellent amount.

THANK YOU to all helpers for their sterling work

and to all parishioners for your support.

 

HOLY MATRIMONY

We congratulate

Amy Jayne Thomas  &  Christopher James Turner

who get married in our Church this afternoon at 1.00 p.m.

Harry Christopher Leonard Turner

will be baptised and joins our Parish Family.

We Congratulate his Parents & Family

 

THANKS  -  Offertory Collection:     £417.85

                                   Peter’s Pence:     £217.20

SECOND COLLECTION

There will be a 2nd Collection today for

‘Financing Our Schools’.

 

   PARISH HOLY HOUR

Parish Holy Hour will take place this afternoon at

4.00 p.m. and 5.00 p.m.  It will include around, meditation and finish with Benediction. 

Why not give one hour of this afternoon to join

with your fellow parishioners in

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.

 

BAPTISM

We welcome into our Parish family today

at 11.30 a.m.

Thea Mae Case-Penny

 We Congratulate her Parents & Family.

 

TEA’S ON THE LAWN

‘Tea’s on the Lawn’ raised £138 during June. 

THANK YOU.

 

THANKS FOR YOUR HELP

In the past few weeks, a group of parishioners,

have been busy doing various vital jobs

around the Church and gardens.

Visitors to our Church often comment on

how beautiful the Church, Cemetery,

Memorial Garden and rear garden

are kept.

Many THANKS to all those who give

their time to ensure our Church always

looks inviting and cared for.

 

 

 

 

FEASTS THIS WEEK

Monday, 9th July – St. Benedict, Abbot

 

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

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

        Friday, 13th July at 12 noon - Deanery Mass at St. Alban’s

Saturday

   7th July

    6.30 p.m.

10 Year Anniversary;

Don Cullen

Sunday

   8th July

  10.00 a.m.

Ted Baldwin

Monday

   9th July

    9.15 a.m.

Baynes Family

Tuesday

  10th July

    9.15 a.m.

E. & J. Grimshaw

Wednesday

  11th July

    7.30 p.m.

Benefactors

Thursday

  12th July

    9.15 a.m.

People of the Parish

Friday

  13th July

    12 noon

Deanery Mass at St. Alban’s

Saturday

  14th July

    6.30 p.m.

Steve Tempest

Sunday

  15th July

  10.00 a.m.

Veronica Cook

 

Anniversaries of Our Deceased

Anniversaries occurring around this time:

Stephen Breman;  Mary Brimelow;  William Gordon

 

            PARISH LOTTERY

This week’s numbers are:   15;  8  and  12.   The jackpot was:  £50  and there was no winner.   The jackpot for next week is now:  £60.

 

Please continue to support your Parish Lottery.

 

 

TIME BEFORE THE  BLESSED SACRAMENT

RESTING – Part 1 of 2

Be still before the Lord and wait in patience

Resting

When we look at the very first chapter of the Bible, we read that God was mightily busy – creating sun and moon and stars and animals and birds and fish and trees and plants – and, on the sixth day, human beings in his image and likeness.  Then we are told, on the seventh day, God rested from all work he had done.  If  you think about it, that is pretty amazing!  Here is the God, who at a word can create all that exists needing to rest.  Perhaps the writer was trying to convey something very important here.  And, just maybe, the highest point of creation is not human beings, but the rest God created after us!

Whatever is the case, it is fact that many people’s lives are very busy and rest is often quite far down people’s list of priorities.  We are ‘indispensable’ – or there is simply too much to do.  We feel guilty if we sit and do nothing.  And yet, according to Scripture, that is roughly what God did on the seventh day.  He may not have sat down – but he rested and did not create that day.  Many years later God made a day of rest part of Jewish Law.

You may be taking this time before the Blessed Sacrament on a Sunday – or giving yourself a short ‘sabbatical’ –

a time of rest and restoration.   This is exactly what God wants for you.  It is one of the beautiful aspect of the time with the Lord in the Blessed Sacrament.  We are not here to rush around – or do anything – we are simply here to rest in his love and presence.

 

 

PARISH LOTTERY

A cheque for £1750 from your Parish Lottery Team

was presented to Fr. Gildea for Parish Funds

from the proceeds of the Lottery.

THANK YOU to the Team for the work they do throughout the year and to you,

for supporting your Parish Lottery.

 NEWSLETTER 1ST JULY 2018

 

LOURDES YOUTH FUNDRAISER

In less than 3 weeks, our young parishioners head off by coach,

as part of the Liverpool Archdioceses Pilgrimage to Lourdes. 

Once there, they work hard by assisting those pilgrims,

who require help and support to get around, and

to be able to take part in the various services and events,

including the Candlelight Marian Processions.

They get one day off, when they all go to the coast, or the

local park and lake, but they carry out their role as ambassadors for St. Peter’s and the Liverpool Archdiocese,

the rest of their time on pilgrimage.

Over the past year you have been supporting their fundraising efforts, and have, as always, been more than generous in

your response to all their appeals for help in many forms.

On 15th July, just 4 days before they set off on their 26 hr. journey, they will be hosting their final fundraising event. 

This is their opportunity to say ‘THANk YOU’ to you all

for making it possible financially for them to travel to Lourdes.

This event will be a ‘Vintage Afternoon Tea’, to be held

in St. Peter’s Church Garden at 2.00 p.m.

Last year’s event was a wonderful social occasion enjoyed by all who attended.  We can’t guarantee the weather, but we

CAN guarantee a great afternoon of music, song, chat and delicious food and drinks.  Donations of cakes, scones and savouries (on the day) will be gratefully received.

Wine, spirits, sweets and chocolates will also be welcomed for the Raffle.  There is a box in the porch, should you wish to help.

Tickets for the ‘Vintage Afternoon Tea’

are available after Mass.   THANK YOU.

 

   PARISH HOLY HOUR - 8th JULY

The Parish Council agreed to hold the second Holy Hour

for the Eucharistic Conference on 8th July and the third and final Holy Hour on 9th September, the weekend of the Conference, with both Holy Hours between 4.00 p.m.- 5.00 p.m

During the Holy Hours there will be readings,

solemn expositionof the Blessed Sacrament and

a short form of Benediction.

PETER’S PENCE

There will be a 2nd Collection on the weekend of

Saturday, 30th June/Sunday, 1st July for Peter’s Pence.

Peter’s Pence is the name given to the financial support offered by the faithful to the Holy Father as a sign of

their sharing in the concern of the Successor to Peter 

the many different needs of the Universal Church

and for the relief of those most in need.

 

BAPTISM

On Sunday, 8th July we welcome into

our Parish family:

    At: 11.30 a.m.    -  Thea Mae Case-Penny   &

    At:   1.00 p.m.    -  Harry Christopher Leonard Turner

   We Congratulate their Parents & Families.  

RESTORED LIVES – RECOVERY FROM DIVORCE

AND SEPARATION

The Restored Lives Course is a series of 6 meetings starting on Wednesday, 19th September

The course is for any person, who is going through,

or who has gone through, a relationship breakdown.

 Meetings are free, confidential, informative

and affirming. 

For further details and venue please contact:

Maureen O’Brien – Tel: 07967 753371 or

Jacqui Sellek – 07793 825815.

Topics will cover:  Facing the effects of what’s happened;  Communication and Conflict Resolution;  Letting Go; 

Managing other relationships;  Legal Matters; 

and Being single and moving forward.

 

  THANKS:   Offertory Collection:     £424.06

                         Missionary Appeal:     £354.10

 

 

FEASTS THIS WEEK

     Tuesday, 3rd July – St. Thomas, Apostle

Wednesday, 4th July - St. Elizabeth of Portugal

Thursday, 5th July – St. Anthony Mary Zaccaria, Priest

       Friday,  6th July – St. Maria Goretti

 

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

  30th June

    6.30 p.m.

Josie & Frank Fiddler

Sunday

    1st July

  10.00 a.m.

Mary Collopy

Monday

   2nd July

    9.15 a.m.

John Hughes

Tuesday

   3rd July

    9.15 a.m.

Tom Washington

Wednesday

   4th July

    7.30 p.m.

Helena Walk

Thursday

   5th July

    9.15 a.m.

Terry Bate

Friday

   6th July

    9.15 a.m.

People of the Parish

Saturday

   7th July

    6.30 p.m.

10 Year Anniversary;

Don Cullen

Sunday

   8th July

  10.00 a.m.

Ted Baldwin

 

Anniversaries of Our Deceased

Anniversaries occurring around this time:

Mary Chapman;  John Hughes;

Richard Hume;  John Lucy;  Alice Taberham

 

            PARISH LOTTERY

This week’s numbers are:   25;  7  and  12.   The jackpot

was:  £189  and there was one winner.   The jackpot for

next week is now:  £50.

 

Please continue to support your Parish Lottery.

TIME BEFORE THE  BLESSED SACRAMENT

LOOKING – Part 2 of 2

Of you my heart has spoken:  ‘Seek his face’  Psalm 26:8

The Long Look

St. Alphonsus Liguori speaking of his own experience of time before the Blessed Sacrament once remarked that sometimes a quarter of an hour before the Blessed Sacrament seemed like an age!  The Lord is not a time-keeper.  It is not time itself that is important, but rather

as a measure of the quality of our commitment and love.  ‘The long, loving look at the real’ is about resting rather than rushing, about allowing myself to be unhurried, to

be happy simply to linger and wait – to patiently wait

for Jesus to speak.

 

The Loving Look

‘A long, loving look at the real’ is a gaze rather than a

fixed stare. 

It means allowing the ‘real’ in this case, Jesus, really and truly present in the Blessed Sacrament, to capture me, to delight me,

to let myself be drawn into communion.

And, of course, all this we do within God’s ‘long, loving look’ at us, which shines over every moment of every day.

 

Reflection

How good am I at looking, noticing things?

How good am I being at being looked at?

What stops me from contemplating, from looking with love?

What helps me see?

What can I see of God’s presence now?

 

 

PARISH COUNCIL MEETING

The next meeting of St. Peter’s & St. Michael’s Parish Council will be held on Tuesday, 3rd July at 7.30 p.m.

in the Millennium Room.  You will all be welcome.

 NEWSLETTER 24th JUNE 2018

LOURDES FUNDRAISER

BBQ

Saturday, 23rd June 2018

in St. Peter’s church garden

(after 6.30 p.m. Mass   –   7.30 p.m. start)

Entrance:  £3.00   includes a burger.

(Bring own garden chairs,

drink & nibble should you wish).

Light Entertainment;    Raffle

(Lots of Prizes); 

(We would be grateful for any items to add to

the prize list for the Raffle – there is a box in the

Church Porch should you wish to donate a prize).

All proceeds from this event

go towards funding our young adults

for their Pilgrimage to Lourdes

at the end of July.

 

STARLIGHT WALK 2018

I’m doing the STARLIGHT WALK this month

and, as always, asking if anyone would like

to sponsor me -  I will leave a Sponsor Form’

  in the porch.  If you would like to sponsor me,

  please put your name on the Form.

I’m always amazed how generous our Parish is every year I have done the Walk and I’m very grateful. 

Many Thanks.     Selina

 

        THANKS:  Offertory Collection:     £608.85

                                            Day for Life:     £280.96

 

 

MISSION APPEAL

There will be an Appeal by the Kiltegan Fathers

from St. Patrick’s Missionary Society at all Masses

this weekend.  We welcome Fr. John Garry,

 who has spent time in Kenya and the Sudan.

Please give your support to this appeal.  THANK YOU.

 

THE FEAST OF SS. PETER & PAUL - FRIDAY, 29th JUNE

It is a Holy Day of Obligation.

Mass times are shown in this Bulletin.

 

ST. PETER’S LOURDES YOUTH GROUP

will once again be hosting a

VINTAGE AFTERNOON TEA

at 2.00 p.m. on  SUNDAY, 15th JULY

in ST. PETER’S CHURCH GARDEN

Tickets:  £7.50 

 

GREAT MANCHESTER RUN

THANK YOU for everyone’s support and donations. 

On 20th May - Louisa Daniel completed the Great Manchester Run (10k) for Francis House Children’s Hospice.  The combination of fundraising totals approx. £650

before Gift Aid. 

Louisa completed the 10k in 56 mins. 

THANK YOU to everyone for their generosity and kindness.

 

RESTORED LIVES – RECOVERY FROM DIVORCE

AND SEPARATION

The Restored Lives Course is a series of 6 meetings starting on Wednesday, 19th September.  The course is for any person, who has been impacted by the end of a serious relationship whether separated, currently going through a divorce or already divorced, either recently or at any time past.  Meetings are free, confidential, informative and affirming.  For further details please contact:

Maureen O’Brien – Tel: 07967 753371 or

Jacqui Sellek – 07793 825815.

FEASTS THIS WEEK

Wednesday, 27th June – Our Lady of Perpetual Succour

     Thursday, 28th June – St. Irenaeus

           Friday, 29th June – SS Peter & Paul, Apostles

 

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

  23rd June

    6.30 p.m.

People of the Parish

Sunday

  24th June

  10.00 a.m.

Mary Collopy

Monday

  25th June

    9.15 a.m.

Eucharistic Service

Tuesday

  26th June

    9.15 a.m.

Eucharistic Service

Wednesday

  27th June

    7.30 p.m.

Baynes Family

Thursday

  28th June

    9.15 a.m.

School Mass – 9.15 a.m.

  NO  Mass in Church

Friday

  29th June

    9.15 a.m.

    7.30 p.m.

People of the Parish

Grimshaw Family

Saturday

  30th June

    6.30 p.m.

Josie & Frank Fiddler

Sunday

    1st July

  10.00 a.m.

Mary Collopy

 

Anniversaries of Our Deceased

Anniversaries occurring around this time:

Wayne Hankey;  Patricia Worrall

 

PARISH LOTTERY

This week’s numbers are:   35;  10  and  12.  

The jackpot was:  £155  and there was no winner.  

The jackpot for next week is now:  £195.

 

Please continue to support your Parish Lottery.

 

TIME BEFORE THE  BLESSED SACRAMENT

LOOKING – Part 1 of 2

Of you my heart has spoken:  ‘Seek his face’  Psalm 26:8

Looking with a Loving Gaze

No one who has ever been in love needs to be reminded that there are moments in a loving relationship when words are unnecessary.  It is the same in our relationship with God.  Wordless, quiet rest in the presence of the one who loves us has a name in the Christian Tradition – contemplation.  The English word is derived from the Latin ‘contemplari’ meaning to gaze at attentively.  It is a prayer that is particularly appropriate before Jesus, present in the Blessed Sacrament.  The Jesuit priest Walter Burghardt described this form of prayer as, ‘A long, loving look at the real’ each word in Burghardt’s description is significant – real... look... long... loving.

The Real

To take a long, loving look at something – people, places, trees, lakes, a new born child, mountains, is a natural act of contemplation, of loving admiration.

The ‘real’ we are invited to contemplate now, to look on with loving admiration is what we call ‘The Real Presence’ – Jesus truly present in the Blessed Sacrament and waiting for us to call upon him.

The Look

It is looking at rather than thinking.  I do not try to analyse, describe or define.  I enter into communion.  Burghardt gives the example, ‘As I sit by a river I do not cry out, ‘Look H2O’.  I simply let the water trickle through my fingers’.  To ‘look’ means to engage not only with my mind, but with the whole person - the eyes, the ears, touch, smell and taste.  We are invited to rest in what we have come to know, in what we have heard, what we have seen, with our eyes, what we have looked at and touched with our hands’. (Jn1:1).

 

 

PRAYER MEETING

The next ‘Prayer Meeting’ will be held in the Sacristy, tomorrow evening, Monday, 25th June at 7.00 p.m.

 NEWSLETTER 17th JUNE 2018

LOURDES FUNDRAISER

BBQ

Saturday, 23rd June 2018

in St. Peter’s church garden

(after 6.30 p.m. Mass   –   7.30 p.m. start)

Entrance:  £3.00   includes a burger.

(Bring own garden chairs,

drink & nibble should you wish).

Light Entertainment;    Raffle (Lots of Prizes); 

(We would be grateful for any items to add to

the prize list for the Raffle

– there is a box in the Church Porch

should you wish to donate a prize).

All proceeds from this event go towards

funding our young adults for their

Pilgrimage to Lourdes at the end of July.

 

STARLIGHT WALK 2018

I’m doing the STARLIGHT WALK this month

and, as always, asking if anyone would like

to sponsor me -  I will leave a Sponsor Form’

in the porch.  If you would like to sponsor me,

please put your name on the Form.

I’m always amazed how generous our Parish is

every year I have done the Walk

and I’m very grateful.

Many Thanks.  Selina

 

       THANKS:   Offertory Collection:     £448.35

SECOND COLLECTION

There will be a 2nd Collection taken

today, Sunday, 17th June for ‘Day for Life’.

 

Date for the Diary

ST. PETER’S LOURDES YOUTH GROUP

will once again be hosting a

VINTAGE AFTERNOON TEA

at 2.00 p.m.

on  SUNDAY, 15th JULY

in ST. PETER’S CHURCH GARDEN

Tickets:  £7.50  - includes homemade afternoon tea

    and a glass of fizz.

We can’t guarantee the weather,

but we CAN guarantee a great afternoon of music,

chat, and delicious food and drink.

 

Tickets available at the back of Church

from 23rd June onwards.

Donations of cakes and scones

would be gratefully received –

please put your name on the list

at the back of Church.

 

MISSION APPEAL

There will be an Appeal by the Kiltegan Fathers

from St. Patrick’s Missionary Society

next weekend -  23rd/24th June.

 

FEASTS THIS WEEK

             Monday, 18th June – St. John Rigby, Martyr

       Wednesday, 20th June – St. Alban

           Thursday, 21st June – St. Aloysius Gonzaga, SJ

               Friday, 22nd June – SS John Fisher & Thomas More

 

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

  16th June

    6.30 p.m.

Christine Terry

Sunday

  17th June

  10.00 a.m.

Ken Robertson

Monday

  18th June

    9.15 a.m.

Eucharistic Service

Tuesday

  19th June

    9.15 a.m.

Eucharistic Service

Wednesday

  20th June

    7.30 p.m.

Gertrude Dancer

Thursday

  21st June

    9.15 a.m.

Pat Connolly

Friday

 22nd June

    9.15 a.m.

Eucharistic Service

Saturday

 23rd June

    6.30 p.m.

People of the Parish

Sunday

 24th June

  10.00 a.m.

Mary Collopy

 

Lately Deceased:     Jackie Fisher

Anniversaries of Our Deceased

Anniversaries occurring around this time:

Richard Cooke;  Ken Robertson;

Margaret Thackery;  Bernard Towers

 

PARISH LOTTERY

This week’s numbers are:   14;  6  and  10.

The jackpot was:  £130  and there was no winner.

The jackpot for next week is now:  £150.

Please continue to support your Parish Lottery.

ST. MARY’S PROLIFE FETE

SUNDAY, 24th JUNE

Starts after

11.00 a.m. HOLY MASS (12.30 p.m.)

Free Entrance

Guest Prolife Speakers:

Mr. Robin Haig, 

National Chairman of SPUC

Ms. Alina Dulgheriu  

(Be here for me)

Inspirational, March for Life Speaker 2018,

‘Turning around’ a Mother’s testimony.

 

 

Tea,  cakes,

tombola,  games,

brick-a-brac

 

All proceeds go to Prolife Initiatives

St. Mary’s Catholic Shrine,

Smith Street,

Warrington. 

WA1 2NS.

 

 

 NEWSLETTER 10th JUNE 2018

LOURDES FUNDRAISER

 

BBQ

Saturday, 23rd June 2018

in St. Peter’s church garden

(after 6.30 p.m. Mass   –   7.30 p.m. start)

 

Entrance:  £3.00   includes a burger.

 

(Bring own garden chairs,

drink & nibble should you wish).

 

Light Entertainment;    

Raffle (Lots of Prizes); 

 

(We would be grateful for any items

to add to the prize list for the Raffle –

there is a box in the Church Porch

should you wish to donate a prize).

 

All proceeds from this event

go towards funding our

young adults for their

Pilgrimage to Lourdes

at the end of July.

 

THANKS:       Offertory Collection:     £505.72

                         Priests in Retirement:     £312.15

 

 

SECOND COLLECTION

There will be a 2nd Collection taken

next Sunday, 17th June, as it is  ‘Day for Life’.

 

 

STARLIGHT WALK 2018

I’m doing the STARLIGHT WALK

this month and, as always, asking

if anyone would like to sponsor me.

I will leave a ‘Sponsor Form’ in the porch.

If you would like to sponsor me,

please put your name on the Form.

I’m always amazed how generous

our Parish is every year I have done

the Walk and I’m very grateful. 

Many Thanks.

Selena

 

 

ANIMATED YOUTH MINISTRIES

‘LIFE AND SOUL’

An evening of praise and worship

will be held before the Blessed Sacrament

with opportunity for the

Sacrament of Reconciliation

at  7.00 p.m.

in St. Margaret Mary’s Church,

Pilch Lane, Liverpool.  L14 0JD.

 

  

FEASTS THIS WEEK

        Monday, 11th June – St. Barnabas

  Wednesday, 13th June – St. Anthony of Padua

Saturday, 16th June – St. Richard of Chichester

 

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

    9th June

    6.30 p.m.

Terry Bate

Sunday

  10th June

  10.00 a.m.

Tom Washington

Monday

  11th June

    9.15 a.m.

EUCHARISTIC SERVICE

E. & J. Grimshaw

Tuesday

  12th June

    9.15 a.m.

The Connolly Family

Wednesday

  13th June

    7.30 p.m.

Pat Connolly

Thursday

  14th June

    9.15 a.m.

Rev. J. Walmsley

Friday

  15th June

    9.15 a.m.

People of the Parish

Saturday

  16th June

    6.30 p.m.

Christine Terry

Sunday

  17th June

  10.00 a.m.

Ken Robertson

 

Anniversaries of Our Deceased

Anniversaries occurring around this time:

John Ackerly;  Arthur Ellis;  Tom Foley;

Irene Hume;  Kevin McCourt;  Harold Wenmoth

 

 

PARISH LOTTERY

This week’s numbers are:   1;  4;  6  and  12.  

The jackpot was:  £98  and there was no winner.   The jackpot for next week is now:  £130.

 

Please continue to support your Parish Lottery.

 

 

 

 

TIME BEFORE THE  BLESSED SACRAMENT

LISTENING – Part 2

Jesus and listening

Jesus would have grown up with the Jewish prayer

‘Shema Israel’ (Listen Israel) from Deuteronomy 6:4.  Listening to God was an appropriate and correct stance

of the whole people of God.  As a faithful Jew, Jesus

would recite this prayer morning and evening, and undoubtedly, would try to live this stance of faithful attentiveness to God in between.

 

We can see in the Gospels that listening was important

to Jesus.  When he was twelve, he was found in the

Temple listening to the teachers and asking them

questions (Lk 2:46).  In his public ministry, he listened

to people and their problems.  He even started some

of his key parables with the word ‘listen’ (Mk 4:3), and reminded people to use their ears for listening well and

at depth (Mt 4:9).  What is more, Jesus had a custom of withdrawing to lonely places and tops of mountains to listen to his Father (Mk 1:35;  Mk 6:45-46; Mk 14:32-34; 

Lk 5:16;  Lk 6:12).

 

At the Transfiguration, the disciples are in turn told to listen to Jesus.  The time here, in front of the Blessed Sacrament, is a good opportunity to do just that.

 

Prayer

Lord Jesus, the Word of God, speak to me now and

help me to hear you in whatever way you wish to communicate with me.

 

Help me to hand over to you my concerns and worries, fears and anxieties, desires and wishes, for just one moment, so that I can hear you, the life giving Word.

 NEWSLETTER 27th MAY 2018

 

MONTHLY PRAYER GROUP

Our Monthly Prayer Group Meetings take place on the

last Monday of each month.  The Meetings last one hour,

between 7.00 p.m. and 8.00 p.m. and the next Meeting

is scheduled for Monday, 28th May.

 

SECOND COLLECTION – NEXT SUNDAY

Next Sunday, 3rd June there will be a 2nd Collection taken

for ‘Priests in Retirement’.  This collection contributes

to the repair costs of the flats and houses provided

for our senior Priests.

 

PARISH COUNCIL MEETING

There will be a meeting of our Parish Council on

Tuesday, 5th June in the Millennium Room at 7.30 p.m.

 

QUARANT ORE

On Sunday, 3rd June, Quarant Ore will take place in our

Church.  This is a period of Adoration and Prayer in

which every member of our church community should

take some time during the day to attend Church to watch

and pray before the Blessed Sacrament. 

Solemn Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament begins

after Sunday morning Mass and ends with Benediction

at 5.45 p.m.

There is a Watch List in the Church Porch for you to put your name down, this will ensure that there will be someone

in Church whilst the Blessed Sacrament is exposed. 

The List is divided into periods of 15 minute watches,

but you can stay as long as you want to.  This day is the

‘Feast Day of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ.’

Make a commitment, and put your name on the List today!

 

PADGATE WALKING DAY :PARISH WALK

Our parishioners, school children and parents will be taking

part in Padgate Walking  Day on Saturday, 23rd June.  We are required to provide Marshals, so we are requesting volunteers to either Marshal or to help carry the Statutes.

NATIONAL SHRINE OF ST. PIO –

FRANCISCAN FRIARY, PANTASAPH

You are invited to join us at our St.  Pio Prayer Days

with Mass; Rosary; Talk; Stations of the Cross and

an opportunity to be blessed with the St. Pio Relic. 

Confessions will be available.  Days start at

10.00 a.m. until 4.00 p.m.  Please bring a packed lunch. 

Donations for tea and coffee accepted. 

Registration cost for the day:   £5

(payable on the day).  Pre-booking is essential.

For further details and booking, please contact:

Brother Michael Hargan OFM CAP.    Tel:  01352 711053.

Email pantasaph@gmail.com

 

LENT FAST DAY 2018

AMOUNT RECEIVED:   £653.97

THANK YOU to all the parishioners at SS Peter & Michael

for your support this Lent Fast Day.  On behalf of all our

partners and communities we work with, we are

so grateful for your generosity this Lent.

Your donations are life-changing for people like Tabeth,

who lives in Zimbabwe.  ‘We never had enough food before

we joined the garden’, she told us.  ‘We had been going

without enough food for almost 3 years.’

Thanks to gifts like yours, Tabeth and her community have been able to plant a garden to grow nutritious vegetables all year round.  ‘Now at the end of the day I feel I’m OK. 

I can’t even express it.  My children have grown  bigger,

and they’re going to school and doing well because they’re

no longer hungry.’  Support from parishes like yours is making a real and lasting impact in some of the poorest communities in the world.

THANK YOU too for the prayers that your parish has offered

for our work this lent.  We are privileged to be your agency,

and to stand side by side with you and our brothers and sisters around the world working to end poverty and hunger. 

We are keeping you all in our prayers.  With every blessing.

Chris Funnel, Head of Supporters Donations, CAFOD.

 

FEASTS THIS WEEK

Thursday, 31st May – The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

      Friday, 1st June – St. Justin, Martyr

Saturday, 2nd June – SS Marcellinus & Peter, Martyrs

 

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

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

           There will be  NO  9.15 a.m. Mass on Thursday, 31st May

Saturday

  26th May

    6.30 p.m.

Kate & Joe McGann

Sunday

  27th May

  10.00 a.m.

Foundation:   Graham;

    Jordan & Mary Murphy

Monday

 28th May

    9.15 a.m.

Foundation:  Grimshaw Family

Tuesday

 29th May

    9.15 a.m.

Connolly Family

Wednesday

 30th May

    7.30 p.m.

Pat Connolly

Thursday

 31st May

  11.30 a.m.

                 Nuptial Mass:

Liam Crossley & Mairead Hughes

Friday

   1st June

    9.15 a.m.

People of the Parish

Saturday

  2nd June

    6.30 p.m.

Christine Terry

Sunday

  3rd June

  10.00 a.m.

Mary McKeown

 

Anniversaries of Our Deceased

Anniversaries occurring around this time:

Bernadette Carselake

 

            PARISH LOTTERY

This week’s numbers are:   3;  5;  6  and  8.   The jackpot was:  £50  and there was no winner.   The jackpot for next week is now:  £65.

 

Please continue to support your Parish Lottery.

 

TIME BEFORE THE  BLESSED SACRAMENT

KNEELING

Let us kneel before the Lord our maker – Part I

Kneeling

Many people have problems with their knees or backs,

so it can be difficult to get up and down into a kneeling position.

Communication with God does not require a certain physical position, but postures do give expression to the attitudes of our hearts.  Kneeling is the traditional posture for requesting favours from a king or paying homage, and so it became the traditional posture for prayers of repentance or supplication.  In western Christianity, kneeling came to mean simple hu mility and submission.

 

In the Hebrew of the Old Testament, the verb barak, ‘to kneel’, is related to the word berek, ‘knee’.  The Hebrews regarded the knees as a symbol of strength, to bend the knee is, therefore, to bend our strength before the living God, an acknowledgement of the fact that all that we are we receive from Him.

 

It is precisely this humility, which comes from love, that is truly divine reality and allows us to say that the ‘name which is above every name, that the name of Jesus every knee should  bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth.’  (Phil 2:5-10).

 

God is pleased and hears our prayers no matter how we pray.  The important thing is that we come to him in humbleness with a sincere heart.  Prayer and Adoration are two of those fundamental acts that affect the whole of our being.  It is sometimes said that we pray with the whole of our bodies.

 

 

 

         THANKS   -  Offertory Collection:     £441.11

 NEWSLETTER 20th MAY 2018

‘TEA & CAKES ON THE LAWN’

There will be  NO   ‘Tea & Cakes on the Lawn’

today, Sunday, 20th May

due to the Garden Party taking place at the School.

 

JOHN BURLAND SINGING WORKSHOP

THURSDAY, 28th JUNE at 1.30 p.m.

in ST. PETER’S SCHOOL, HILLOCK LANE

St. Peter’s Parishioners are invited to join the children in

St. Peter’s School for a session of singing with John Burland. 

John is an educator and composer, who has been writing

and recording religious music for children and adults

for over 20 years.  School use his songs as part of the

‘Come and See’ Religious Education Programme.

John regularly presents workshops and celebrations across

the United States, New Zealand, the United Kingdom

and Canada.  So we are very honoured that he is facilitating

a workshop in St. Peter’s School.   Please come and join us.

 

MONTHLY PRAYER GROUP

Our Monthly Prayer Group Meetings take place on the

last Monday of each month.  The Meetings last one hour,

between 7.00 p.m. and 8.00 p.m. and the next Meeting is

scheduled for Monday, 28th May.

 

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION

Congratulations to all our young parishioners,

who made their First Holy Communion in our church

on Saturday morning.  May we help to 

Let their light shine’.

Also Congratulations and THANKS to their

Parents;  Grandparents and Teachers for supporting

and guiding them.

 

FUNERAL SERVICE FOR BETTY BERMINGHAM

will be held on Monday, 21st May at 10.30 a.m.

followed by Internment at Fox Covert at 11.30 a.m.

LOURDES FUNDRAISER

A BBQ will be held on

Saturday, 23rd June 2018

in St. Peter’s church garden

(after 6.30 p.m. Mass   –   7.30 p.m. start)

Entrance:  £3.00   includes a burger

(Bring own garden chairs, drink & nibbles)

Light Entertainment; 

Raffle (Lots of Prizes); 

(Items required for the Raffle –

a collection box is in place in the Church Porch

for any item(s) you would like to donate).

All proceeds go towards sending

our young adults to Lourdes.

 

 

QUARANT ORE

On Sunday, 3rd June, Quarant Ore will take place in

our Church.  This is a period of Adoration and Prayer

in which every member of our church community

should take some time during the day to attend Church

to watch and pray before the Blessed Sacrament.

Solemn Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament begins

after Sunday morning Mass and ends with Benediction

at 5.45 p.m.

There is a Watch List in the Church Porch for you to

put your name down, this is so we can see that

there will always be someone in Church whilst

the Blessed Sacrament is exposed.

The List is divided into periods of 15 minute watches,

but you can stay as long as you want to. 

This day is the ‘Feast Day of the Most Holy Body

and Blood of Christ.’

Make a commitment, and put your name

on the List today!

FEASTS THIS WEEK

           Tuesday, 22nd May – St. Rita of Cascia

               Friday, 25th May – St. Bede the Venerable

          Saturday, 26th May – St. Philip Neri

 

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

  19th May

    6.30 p.m.

Catherine Driscoll; 

Hilda Gilfedder

Sunday

  20th May

  10.00 a.m.

Michael McDonnell

Monday

   21st May

    9.15 a.m.

Christine Terry

Tuesday

  22nd May

    9.15 a.m.

Foundation:  W. Massey

Wednesday

  23rd May

    7.30 p.m.

Foundation:  Graham Family

Thursday

  24th May

    9.15 a.m.

Benefactors

Friday

  25th May

    9.15 a.m.

People of the Parish

Saturday

  26th May

    6.30 p.m.

Kate & Joe McGann

Sunday

  27th May

  10.00 a.m.

Foundation:   Graham;

    Jordan & Mary Murphy

 

Anniversaries of Our Deceased

Anniversaries occurring around this time:

Mary Hibbitts;  Joan Howley;  Michael Mannion;  Kathleen Parry;  John Stubbs;  Arthur Terry (Snr.); 

Eric Thompson

 

            PARISH LOTTERY

This week’s numbers are:   2;  4;  8  and  12.   The jackpot was:  £160  and there were two winners.   The jackpot for next week is now:  £50.

 

Please continue to support your Parish Lottery.

 

THANKS  -                Offertory Collection:     £461.22

                                  World Communications:     £264.70

TIME BEFORE THE  BLESSED SACRAMENT

Keeping Silence – Part 2

The Lord will fight for you, and you only have to be silent.

Jesus and Silence

According to tradition, Jesus was born in the silence of a night.  It happened some four hundred years after the last word of God had been recorded in the Hebrew Scripture.  These four hundred years of silence seemed to have been a fitting preparation for the Word of God to become a human being.

Jesus also went to his death silently, likened to a lamb brought 

     to a slaughter.  This was not only a sign of Jesus fulfilling the

     Old Testament prophesies, but also a space to acknowledge

     the silent activity of God in the midst of human violence and

     noise.  As many saints have noted, God specialises in being

     most eloquent in silence, and transforming the world by it.

Meister Eckhart

Nothing is so like God as silence.

Thomas Keating

Silence is God’s first language;  everything else is a poor  

    translation.   In order to hear that language, we must learn

    to be still and to rest in God.

St. John of the Cross

The Father spoke one word for all eternity and he spoke it in

     silence, and it is in silence that we hear it.

Thomas Merton

It is deep solitude and silence that I find the gentleness with

    which I can truly love my brother.

 

PARISH WALK DAY

Our parishioners, school children and parents

will be taking part in Walk Day on

Saturday, 23rd June.  We are required

to provide Marshals, so we are requesting

volunteers to either Marshal

 

or to help carry the Statutes.

 NEWSLETTER 13th MAY 2018

‘TEA & CAKES ON THE LAWN’

There will be  NO   ‘Tea & Cakes on the Lawn’

next Sunday, 20th May

due to the Garden Party

taking place at the School.

 

SECOND COLLECTION

The 2nd Collection taken today, Sunday, 13th May

is to fund the work of the

‘Catholic Communications Office.’

 

GARDEN PARTY

St. Peter’s Catholic Primary School,

Hillock Lane, Woolston

Sunday, 20th May

at 1.30 p.m. – 4.00 p.m.

Big Prize Raffle

Music from Local Live Band

Adults:  50p     Children:  30p

Please come along and

give this event your support.

 

FUNERAL SERVICE FOR NANCY KEARNEY

will be held on Thursday, 17th May

at the Warrington Crematorium  –  3.00 p.m.

 

       THANKS  -           Offertory Collection:     £518.28

                         Tea & Toast (April):     £110.00

HOLY HOUR SERVICES IN PREPARATION

FOR THE EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS

Holy Hour is to be held here in St. Peter’s

this Sunday, 13th May from 4.00 p.m. – 5.00 p.m.

The theme of the service is:  ‘Thanks to God’

Please try to make time to attend.

A Deanery Holy Hour is to be held jointly

with Widnes Deanery

on Tuesday, 22nd May at 7.30 p.m.

in St. Joseph’s Church, Penketh.

This service will  be led by Archbishop Malcolm McMahon.

 

PRO-LIFE PETITION

The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC) has launched a petition calling on the

Home Secretary, Amber Rudd M.P., to oppose

any moves to restrict peaceful pro-life citizens’ freedom of expression and freedom to pray

outside abortion centres.

Moves are being made around Britain to prevent

peaceful pro-lifers from praying outside abortion centres and offering support to women who may

 not want to proceed with an abortion.  Vulnerable women, who come under pressure to abort their babies will be denied a quiet word of support

from peaceful pro-life citizens.

Please support this petition.

Petition forms and leaflets are available at the back of the church, or you can sign the petition online at:

www.spuc.org.uk

You can order more petition forms to collect signatures and order more leaflets by calling

SPUC – Tel:  020 7091 7091.

Thank you for your support.

 

FEASTS THIS WEEK

   Tuesday, 15th May – Our Lady of Fatima

Friday, 18th May – St. John I,  Pope & Martyr

 

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

  12th May

    6.30 p.m.

Jennie Fry;  Vera McCall;

Sunday

  13th May

  10.00 a.m.

Jackie Fisher; Christine Terry

Monday

  14th May

    9.15 a.m.

Jane Carr

Tuesday

  15th May

    9.15 a.m.

People of the Parish

Wednesday

  16th May

    7.30 p.m.

Foundation:  Baynes Family

Thursday

  17th May

    9.15 a.m.

Benefactors

Friday

  18th May

    9.15 a.m.

Foundation:  M.J.J. Sibbett

Saturday

  19th May

    6.30 p.m.

Catherine Driscoll

Sunday

  20th May

  10.00 a.m.

People of the Parish

 

Anniversaries of Our Deceased

Anniversaries occurring around this time:

Anthony Chriscoli;  Julie Gamble;  Gillian Gorton;  Michael Kelly;  Joe Mc Gann;  Daniel Prendiville;

Andrea Richardson;   Anne Urgarte

 

            PARISH LOTTERY

This week’s numbers are:   2;  5;  9  and  11.   The jackpot was:  £128  and there was no winner.   The jackpot for next week is now:  £160.

 

Please continue to support your Parish Lottery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TIME BEFORE THE  BLESSED SACRAMENT

Keeping Silence – Part 1

The Lord will fight for you,

and you only have to be silent.

 

Keeping Silence.

Contemporary research tells us that silence helps to restore well-being and keep our mental health sound.  What is more, silence is a key to our own inner world where we meet God face to face.  It is not selfish, therefore, to regularly seek a quiet sanctuary in the midst of the noises of our daily lives.  Time before the Blessed Sacrament offers precious opportunity to spend a few moments in a quiet environment and allow the noises to fade into the background so that we can focus on what is in front of us;  the silent sacrament of God’s love.

Keeping silence is not just about the absence of irritating or disturbing external noises.  Although it helps to seek a quiet spot, it often becomes all the more obvious in the external silence how much is happening on the inside. 

It is not unusual to become aware of our constant internal chatter, or images, hopes and memories that whiz past the stilled awareness like racing boats.  Although seemingly disturbing, it is important to let them past without clutching onto them, observing them without judgement and without any intent to change or influence them.  It may help to keep your eyes fixed on the other shore, as it were, noticing the stillness and silent presence of God.

When the  mental disturbances fade into the background, a deeper silence becomes prominent.  It is this silence we can enter and savour, noticing it’s quality because through it God speaks.  And it is this silence, which remains with us when we leave our quiet spot and immerse ourselves back in the noisy world.

 NEWSLETTER 6th MAY 2018

‘TEA & CAKES ON THE LAWN’

‘Tea & Cakes on the Lawn’ begins again this weekend

after the winter break.  Please give it your full support.

 

PRESENTATION OF FIRST COMMUNICANTS

At both Masses this weekend, Saturday, 5th May

at 6.30 p.m. & Sunday, 6th May at 10.00 a.m.  our

First Communicants will be presented to the Parish.

Please keep them in your prayers.

 

WORLD COMMUNICATIONS DAY

In his message for World Communications Day 2018,

Pope Francis speaks of journalists as ‘the protectors of news.’ 

That their task is ‘not just a job;  it is a mission.’  He reminds us

that persons are at the heart of information that: 

Informing others means forming others;  ‘That is why ensuring

the accuracy of sources and protecting communication are real means of promoting goodness, generating trust, and opening

the way to communion and peace.’

On this World Communications Day, we pray for those who

work in the media and also for the valuable work carried out

on our behalf by the Communications Office of the Bishops’ Conference.  Working with journalists across both national

and international media outlets, it provides a

professional news service to the Church and to the world.

There will be a 2nd Collection taken next Sunday, 13th May

to fund the work of the ‘Catholic Communications Office.’

 

ST. PETER’S SCHOOL SUMMER FAYRE

This year’s Summer Fayre will take place on

Sunday, 20th May at 1.30 p.m. – 4.30 p.m.

There will be NO Tea & Cakes on the Lawn

after Mass on that day.

We are re-naming it the  ‘Summer Garden Party’  this year

and we hope you will continue to give it your full support.

 

FOODBANK

THANK YOU for your continued support for the Foodbank.

HOLY HOUR SERVICES IN PREPARATION

FOR THE EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS

Our parish is organising a series of Holy Hour Services to

support our preparation for the Eucharistic Congress

to be held in Liverpool in September.

The first of these is to be held in St. Peter’s on

Sunday, 13th May from 4.00 p.m. – 5.00 p.m.

A small group of people are working to organise the Service

and anyone willing to help is most welcome.

A Deanery Holy Hour is to be held jointly

with Widnes Deanery

on Tuesday, 22nd May at 7.30 p.m.

in St. Joseph’s Church, Penketh.

Further details about this event will be announced next week.

 

DEMENTIA FRIENDLY MASS

Pentecost Sunday, 20th May at 3.00 p.m.

Holy Rosary Parish Church, Altway, Aintree.  L10 2LG.

(Good transport links from:

 M.57, M.58 and Old Roan Train Station)

For further information, please contact Tel:  0151 522 1040.

Everyone is invited to celebrate DEMENTIA ACTION

WEEK (21st – 27th May), especially those people living

with dementia, their carer’s family, friends and

parishioners from all churches. 

Mass will be followed by refreshments in the Parish Hall

and all are most welcome to attend!

 

MONTHLY PRAYER GROUP

Our Monthly Prayer Group Meetings take

place on the last Monday of each month.

The Meetings last one hour,

between 7.00 p.m. and 8.00 p.m.

and the next Meeting is scheduled for

Monday, 28th May.

 

THANKS    -    Offertory Collection:     £507.56

FEASTS THIS WEEK

Thursday, 10th May – The Ascension of the Lord

 Saturday, 12th May – SS Nereus & Achilleus, Martyrs

 

                       SERVICES FOR THE WEEK

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

Friday, 11th May at 12 noon - Deanery Mass at St. Alban’s

Saturday

    5th May

    6.30 p.m.

Christine Terry

Sunday

    6th May

  10.00 a.m.

Nick Forster

Monday

    7th May

    9.15 a.m.

Hilda Gilfedder

Tuesday

    8th May

    9.15 a.m.

Benefactors

Wednesday

    9th May

    7.30 p.m.

People of the Parish

Thursday

  10th May

    9.15 a.m.

Bried & Ignatius McIntyre

40th Wedding Anniversary

Friday

  11th May

    12 noon

Deanery Mass at St. Alban’s

Saturday

  12th May

    6.30 p.m.

Jennie Fry;  Vera McCall;

Sunday

  13th May

  10.00 a.m.

Christine Terry

 

Anniversaries of Our Deceased

Anniversaries occurring around this time:

Michael Astbury;  Stephen Banks;  Joan Cooke; 

James Divers Murray;  Tom Parry

 

BAPTISM

On Saturday, 5th May at 12 noon, we welcome into our Parish family:      Freddie  Jack  Archer

 

We Congratulate his Parents & Family.

This will be followed by the Burial of Jackie Barr’s Ashes.

 

            PARISH LOTTERY

This week’s numbers are:   3;  4;  10  and  11.   The jackpot

was:  £95  and there was no winner.   The jackpot for next

week is now:  £125.

 

Please continue to support your Parish Lottery.

 

TIME BEFORE THE  BLESSED SACRAMENT

Adoring – Part 2 of 2

Adore the Lord your God and worship him alone

The Spirit of Adoration

Saints and other authors encourage celebration of God

as the source, the perfection and the end of our being, and so celebrate God’s infinity,  immensity, immutability (unchangeable), eternity, all – powerfulness, wisdom, perfection, holiness, creation, goodness, sovereignty, providence, mercy, justice, etc.

 

Holy Scripture talks of the need to magnify the Lord with me

and exalt his name in the assembly (Ps 33(34):3) and make

his name great among the peoples (Mal 1:11).  The Lord’s

Prayer can lead us to meditating on the ‘Hallowed be

your name’ as well as crying out God’s greatness and perfection (e.g. in the Divine Praises) against blasphemy, profanation, corruptions, heresies and the like.  Some find it fruitful to pray to and meditate on God as creator, as sanctifier, as judge, as spouse, as healer, as redeemer, at different times in prayer.

 

St. Francis of Assisi calls all creation to join in adoring God

the creator in his Canticle of the Sun and Canticle of the

Creatures, and so widens the understanding of adoration beyond prayer before the Blessed Sacrament.

 

Blessed Edmund Rice wrote all the important letters of his ministry before the Blessed Sacrament – this great witness,

and others too, can help us to deepen our own adoration spirit.

 

Looking at Scripture

O Lord my heart is not proud nor haughty my eyes.

I have not gone after things too great nor marvels beyond me.

Truly I have set my soul in silence and peace.

A weaned child on it mother’s breast, even so is my soul.

Oh Israel, hope in the Lord both now and forever.

                                                                  Psalm 130 (131)