NEWSLETTER 11th NOVEMBER 2018

I Vow To Thee My Country

 

  1.   I vow to thee, my country,

        all earthly things above,

        entire and whole and perfect,

        the service of my love;

        the love that asks no question,

        the love that stands the test,

        that lays upon the altar,

        the dearest and the best;

        the love that never falters,

        the love that pays the price,

        the love that makes undaunted

        the final sacrifice.

 

  2.   And there’s another country,

        I’ve heard of long ago,

        most dear to them that love her,

        most great to them that know;

        we may not count her armies,

        we may not see her King,

        her fortress is a faithful heart,

        her pride is suffering;

        and soul by soul and silently

        her shining bounds increase,

        and her ways are ways of gentleness,

        and all her paths are peace.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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:   £512.59

Lourdes Fund (Tea & Toast – Oct.):   £  90.00                       

 

 

 

FEASTS THIS WEEK

      Monday, 12th Nov. – St. Josaphat

Wednesday, 14th Nov. – St. Albert the Great, OP

         Friday, 16th Nov. – St. Edmund of Canterbury                   

    Saturday, 17th Nov. – St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Queen

 

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

 10th Nov.

    6.30 p.m.

Kevin Gorman;

Tom & Mary Howcroft

Sunday

 11th Nov.

  10.00 a.m.

George Walters; Pious Lists

Monday

 12th Nov.

    9.30 a.m.

Pious Lists

Tuesday

 13th Nov.

    9.30 a.m.

People of the Parish

Wednesday

 14th Nov.

    7.30 p.m.

Pious Lists

Thursday

 15th Nov.

    9.30 a.m.

Annie O’Kell

Friday

 16th Nov.

    9.30 a.m.

Pious Lists

Saturday

 17th Nov.

    6.30 p.m.

Jimmy & Sean Byrne; Martha, Alfred & John Warburton

Sunday

 18th Nov.

  10.00 a.m.

Pious Lists

 

Lately Deceased:   Clive Marison (Organist)

                Anniversaries of Our Deceased

     Anniversaries occurring around this time:

Jimmy Byrne;  Kevin Gorman;  James Hartery;

Paul Taylor

 

PARISH LOTTERY

This week’s numbers are:   24;  6  and  11.   The jackpot was:  £209 and there was one winner.   The jackpot for next week is now:  £50.

 

Please support your Parish Lottery.

CHRISTMAS FAYRE

 

 SUNDAY

    25th NOVEMBER 2018

   1.15 p.m.

  in

  St. Peter’s School, Hillock Lane

Tombola;

Christmas Grotto

with Father Christmas;

Grand Christmas Draw

(Tickets available in the Church Porch)

Refreshments

Come along for what

should be a great Event.

 

LOURDES YOUTH CHRISTMAS HAMPER

The first fund raising venture for our

Lourdes Youth 2019 Pilgrimage,

will be a Draw for a Christmas Hamper.

This Draw proved to be very popular last year

and raised over £300 for the Youth Pilgrimage.

Tickets for this Draw will go on sale on 1st December.

But we need your support this month,

as we need to collect all the goodies

that make up a Christmas Hamper.

A large box marked ‘Lourdes Christmas Hamper’

is in place in the Porch.

Your generosity, as always is much appreciated.

 

 

 

RED WEDNESDAY – 22nd NOVEMBER 2018

On this day last year, we acted on the suggestion by the ‘Church in Need’

that we go to Mass on

‘Red Wednesday’, which this year falls on

28th November.  We have the freedom to practice our faith, which in some countries is denied under pain of imprisonment or death.

We show our solidarity with all persecuted

 Christians by going to Mass for them on red Wednesday and by wearing something red

as a sign of the blood, that many have shed

to keep the Eucharist alive.

Many churches have been burnt down and

destroyed to try to stop Christians practising

their faith, we have complete freedom to use

our Church whenever we wish.

Last year, Westminster Cathedral lit up

their Church with red lights.  We could perhaps

put a red candle in our windows. 

We have time to develop this theme.  Certainly, many of the youth and schools around

the country, support this idea.

Holy Mass on Red Wednesday

will be at 7.30 p.m.

 

REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY

Today, Sunday 11th November

is Remembrance Sunday.

Poppies are on sale in our

Church Porch.  The proceeds

from the sale of Poppies to the

British Legion, to support those

Ex-Service personnel, who are

in need of their assistance.

A Service of Remembrance will be held

at the Cenotaph,Martinscroft Green,

Manchester Road at 12 noon today.

CAFOD – WORLD GIFTS

Give gifts that change lives this Christmas.

A child’s first day at school:

clean, safe drinking water for a whole community; Skills and tools to start

a sustainable family business:

give life-changing World Gifts and celebrate the true spirit of Christmas this year.

Each World Gift has been chosen for the real

and lasting difference it makes to families

living in developing communities.

With new gifts and something for

every budget, World Gifts are a

great way to transform lives,

spread hope and share the joy of Christmas.

How World Gifts Work -

Choose gifts for friends and family,

or treat yourself.

Order your gifts online, by phone

or using the Order Form

at the back of your World Gifts Catalogue.

Receive a beautiful card to personalise

so your loved one can read about

the wonderful gift you

have bought them.

Gift Catalogues available in the

Church Porch soon.

 

 

 

 

 

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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.

 

 

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.