NEWSLETTER 16TH DECEMBER 2018

CHRISTMAS WEEK SERVICES

   Saturday

  22nd Dec.

    6.30 p.m.

   Howley & Mullochy Families;

   Darren O’Neill;  Margaret

   Mary Smith;  John Wilkinson

   Sunday

  23rd Dec.

  10.00 a.m.

   Mark Kelly;   Cath Parry;

   Bruno Raszag

   Monday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Tuesday

  24th Dec.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  25th Dec.

    6.00 p.m.

 

 

 

  11.30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

  10.00 a.m.

 

 

   Terry Bate; 

   Margaret & Tom Washington

       This Mass is popular with

            Families & Children.

         Arrive early, if you can.

    Carols followed by Holy Mass.

            This Service starts at

    11.30 p.m and  NOT  Midnight.

   Ottillie & John Bishop;

   Matt McCarthy

 Mass Intentions below for

            all Christmas Masses.

    (Rita & Geoff Boyer;

    (Byrne & Hynes Families; 

    (Jean & Dennis Foy; 

    (Janet & John Gildea;

   Wednesday

  26th Dec.

  10.00 a.m.

   Teresa Evans;  Kathleen &

   Tommy Walsh;  Emily Whitfield

   Stella Wilkie

   Thursday

  27th Dec.

   9. 30 a.m.

   Christine Campbell;  Cath Parry

   Friday

  28th Dec.

    9.30 a.m.

   John Gallagher; E & J Grimshaw

   Saturday

  29th Dec.

    6.30 p.m.

   Dominic Christopher Byrne;

   Don Cullen; 

   Flanagan & Healy Families

   Sunday

  30th Dec.

  10.00 a.m.

   Special Intention for

         Sarah Greene

   Benefactors

 

 

 

 

 

GOD IN THE STABLE

  The most divine truth is enclosed in the most earthly   

                       human form.

  God is a baby, resting on straw!

  Today, God is as weak and vulnerable and loving as on

                       that first Christmas Day.

  He is vulnerable.

  There is no place for a God of love in this violent,

                       competitive world.

  There is no place for a God of tenderness in lives too

reliant on intelligence and logic.

  When the Infant-God knocks, a “No Vacancy” sign

                       goes up.

   Yet put himself where human beings wouldn’t stay

                       – a stable.

   In this obscure corner of our lives, where our pride and

                    shame, our fear and greed, our intolerance

                    and prejudice surge, God comes to be with

                        us for us to change.

   Our fear and self-centeredness into love and openness

                        to others.

   Our justice and intolerance into a desire for solidarity

                        with all people.

   Do not look for God in the twinkling Christmas lights.

Look for him in the dim stables of this world and of our

                          lives.

    It is there that he comes to save us!

 

THANK YOU to everyone who donated

towards the cost of the floral decorations

for our church this Christmas.

Our THANKS go also to the team of volunteers who worked so hard to ensure

our church was so beautifully decorated,

(as it always is),

to Celebrate the Birth of Christ.

 

 

ADVENT & THE JESSE TREE

  JESSE TREE – This originates from the words of the

        prophet Isaiah:

  ‘A shoot will spring of Jesse and from his roots a bud

        will blossom’.    

  Jesse was the father of David.

  For our tree this week the children will be thinking

         about John the Baptist and the Holy Family.

    Joseph                 symbolised by           a hammer

                                                                    and saw

    Mary                    symbolised by           a rose

    John the

       Baptist              symbolised by           a writing

                                                                    board and pen

    Jesus                    symbolised by           a star

 

PRAYER IN PREPARATION 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.

  FEASTS THIS WEEK

     Tuesday, 25th Dec. -  Solemnity of the

                                        Nativity of the Lord

Wednesday, 26th Dec. – St. Stephen

    Thursday, 27th Dec. – St. John, Apostle &

                                              Evangelist                 

         Friday,  28th Dec. – The Holy Innocents

      Saturday, 29th Dec. – St. Thomas (Becket)

                                              of  Canterbury

 

Anniversaries of Our Deceased

Anniversaries occurring around this time:

Norman Appleton;  Teresa Evans;

Jimmy McGraw;  Alfred Walklett;

Len Whittle;  Ian Wightman;  Stella Wilkie

 

FR. GILDEA & JIM

would like to wish everyone

A Happy and Holy Christmas

& Prosperous New Year.

 

 

PARISH LOTTERY

This week’s numbers are:   37;  8  and  10.  

The jackpot was:  £33 and there was no winner.  

The jackpot for next week is now:  £60.

 

Please support your Parish Lottery.

 

 

THANKS -

Offertory Collection:   £529.50

 

6.30 p.m. - MASS ON CHRISTMAS EVE

MONDAY, 24th DECEMBER

This Mass gets exceptionally full.

Would all parents please send their children

to the front of the church, where they can sit on

the floor and the altar, and thus leave the benches free for the adults.

The children also find it more enjoyable

and can better take part in the Mass.

 

CHRISTMAS MASS – 11.30 p.m.

MONDAY, 24th DECEMBER

Mass at Christmas must surely be one of the

most joyful occasions of the year.

We especially welcome any visitors to our Church, and

wish them a Happy and a Joyous Christmas.

Our Service starts at 11.30 p.m.

not midnight!!

Please be seated by 11.25 p.m. and take your seat quietly.

THANK YOU.

 

 

ST. STEPHEN’S FEAST DAY

MONDAY, 26th DECEMBER

Mass on Monday, 26th December

will be at 10.00 a.m.

St. Stephen is the Patron Saint of Altar Servers

and ALL ALTAR SERVERS are expected

to take part in this service.

As a Parish we should show our support

for our Altar Servers by joining them

as they renew their commitment to serve.

 

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FEASTS THIS WEEK

Friday, 21st Dec. – St. Peter Canisius

 

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

  15th Dec.

    6.30 p.m.

Don Cullen;  Mary McMahon;

Mary McLoughlin;

Sheila & Arthur Shuttleworth;

Sunday

  16th Dec.

  10.00 a.m.

Harry Anderson

Monday

  17th Dec.

    6.00 p.m.

        Family Celebration of 

  Reconciliation & Enrolment

 for Communion, with Carols

Benefactors

Tuesday

  18th Dec.

    9.30 a.m.

Betty & Frank McCracken

Wednesday

  19th Dec.

    7.30 p.m.

  Service of Reconciliation

Thursday

  20th Dec.

    9.30 a.m.

Luciano Bartolo Successful Op.

Agnes & Ronald Hough;

Stephen Walklett

Friday

  21st Dec.

    9.30 a.m.

E. & J. Grimshaw

Saturday

 22nd Dec.

    6.30 p.m.

Darren O’Neill;  Margaret

Mary Smith;  John Wilkinson

Sunday

 23rd Dec.

  10.00 a.m.

Cath Parry

 

 

Lately Deceased:      Christine Campbell;

Anniversaries of Our Deceased

Anniversaries occurring around this time:

Briege Brennan; Harold Brimelow; Tom Carney; Don Cullen; John Folkard;  Annie Gilfedder;  Mary McMahon; Arthur Shuttleworth; 

Stephen Walklett;  Anne Wilkinson

 

 

PRAYER IN PREPARATION

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 your help 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.

 

PARISH LOTTERY

This week’s numbers are:   37;  9  and  12.  The jackpot was:  £150 and there was one winner.   The jackpot for next week is now:  £50.

 

Please support your Parish Lottery.

 

 

 

 

 

ADVENT & THE JESSE TREE

    JESSE TREE – This originates from the words of the

    prophet Isaiah:

    ‘A shoot will spring of Jesse and from his roots

     a bud will blossom’. 

     Jesse was the father of David.

     For our tree this week the children will be thinking

     about Isaiah, the great prophet, John the Baptist,

     and the Holy Family.

                Isaiah                                symbolised by   

                                                           a scroll

                Jesse – who was the father of David and

                 who lived in Bethlehem   symbolised by               

                                                          a house

                David – who was the author of the psalms

                 (sacred hymns)                symbolised by              

                                                          a Harp

                Solomon – who was the wisest of all the Kings

                 of Israel                           symbolised by               

                                                         a crown

 

HELP REQUIRED

We need half a dozen helpers this week to assist with

the Church Decorations.  Day not yet decided.

We will be erecting the crib and setting up and decorating the Christmas Tree.   We will also decorate the main body of the Church. 

If you can spare an hour,

please give your name to Fr. Gildea

who will supply you with further details.  

THANK YOU.

 

ADVENT YOUTH ALIVE

Animate, the Archdiocesan Youth Ministry have their Advent Youth Mass at St. Oswald’s Church, Padgate today, Sunday, 16th December at 6.30 p.m.

This Mass will be led by young people for

young people, but anyone is invited.

 

CAR PARKING ON WEIR LANE

Parking in Weir Lane can cause problems for residents trying to reach Manchester Road, and

for Emergency Vehicles trying to access lower Weir Lane.  Please use the car park or park in Redwood Close, then walk through the rear garden to access the church.

If you do use this entrance, please ensure

you do not block anyone’s driveway.

The Priest’s house driveway access should

also be left clear – at ALL times.   THANK YOU.

 

LOURDES YOUTH CHRISTMAS

HAMPER DRAW

   Tickets for the Draw, in which you can win one

   of 3 Christmas Hampers, will be on sale today.

                                 Tickets cost £1.

    Make sure you put your Name and Telephone

  Number on your ticket so we can easily contact

                                you, if you win.

 

GRACE BEFORE MEALS

This version of  ‘Grace Before Meals’,  has been suggested as encouragement for people to say before their Christmas Dinner.

It can set a lovely atmosphere for the family

and help us to appreciate and be thankful

for what we have.

It goes to the tune of ‘Edelweiss.’

Bless this food Lord we pray

as we gather together.

To celebrate a special day,

with family, friends and each other.

May we always be thankful for,

our faith, our health, our wealth.

Bless this day, Lord we pray,

and our love and friendship.

SERVICE OF CELEBRATION

A Family Service of Celebration for

First Communicants and their Families

will be held on

Monday, 17th December at 6.00 p.m.

in our church. 

Please give them your support

by attending this Service. 

All are welcome.

 

 

ST. PETER’S WEEKLY BULLETIN

We require a new Editor for the Bulletin,

starting in the New Year.

I have done editorial duties for over

10 years, but through ill-health find that

I am unable to carry on into 2019.

Training, if required, will  be offered.

THANK YOU.   Arthur.

 

 

PARR HALL CHRISTMAS VOICES

& CHRISTMAS BRASS

THE WARRINGTON MALE VOICE CHOIR & THE LEYLAND BRASS BAND

on Saturday, 22nd December at 7.30 p.m.

Please see poster on our Notice Board

for details.

 

 

    THANKS  -

  Offertory Collection:  

  £428.20

 

 

 

 

 

SERVICE OF RECONCILIATION

WEDNESDAY, 19th DECEMBER

Advent has been a time for looking at ourselves and seeing where we have failed in our duties as Christians in the area of our families, our communities, the workplace or simply with individuals.  Listening to John the Baptist, we know

we need to repent and change our lives.  This is best done by attending the

Service of Reconciliation, which will

take place on Wednesday, 19th December at 7.30 p.m.

At Easter we were asked to write out our sins on paper – either before or during

the Service – to be handed to the Priest,

who without opening them, would

burn them at the end of the Service.

People have requested that we do the same at this week’s Service of Reconciliation.  It concentrates our mind

more intensely and helps us to be more determined to change.

    

 

POPPY APPEAL

The Poppy Appeal raised £55.38

from this Church.

The District total was £4236.00

 

 

 

 

NEWSLETTER 9th DEC 2018

FEASTS THIS WEEK

          Tuesday, 11th Dec. – St. Damasus I, Pope

Wednesday,  12th Dec. – Our Lady of Guadalupe

        Thursday, 13th Dec. – St. Lucy

             Friday, 14th Dec. – St. John of the Cross

 

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

    8th Dec.

    6.30 p.m.

The Harrington Family

Cath Parry

Sunday

    9th Dec.

  10.00 a.m.

Pat Mitchell;  Patzer &

Rae Families;  Elsie Sheeran

Monday

  10th Dec.

    9.30 a.m.

The Graham Family

Tuesday

  11th Dec.

    9.30 a.m.

Cath Parry

Wednesday

  12th Dec.

    7.30 p.m.

Anne O’Kell

Thursday

  13th Dec.

    9.30 a.m.

People of the Parish

Friday

  14th Dec.

   12 Noon

Deanery Mass at St. Alban’s

Saturday

  15th Dec.

    6.30 p.m.

Don Cullen;  Mary McMahon;

Mary McLoughlin;

Sheila & Arthur Shuttleworth;

Sunday

  16th Dec.

  10.00 a.m.

Harry Anderson

 

Anniversaries of Our Deceased

Anniversaries occurring around this time:

Tommy Agnue;  Harry Anderson;  Sarah Carters;

John Cummins;  Tom Finnegan;   Martin Jordan;

Albert Jukka;  Sally Jukka;   Mary McLoughlin;

Margaret Washington

 

 

 

 

 

 

ADVENT & THE JESSE TREE

 JESSE TREE  –  This originates from the words of the prophet Isaiah:

   ‘A shoot will spring of Jesse and from his roots a bud will blossom’.

 Jesse was the father of David.

For our tree this week the children will be thinking about Jacob’s dream when he wrestled with God –

i.e. what God was calling him for and whether to respond.

 

 Jacob             symbolised by          a ladder

 Joseph – who rose to Chancellor of the Exchequer in

           Egypt and was able to feed the starving people   

                        symbolised by          a wheat sheaf                                                   

 Moses – who led God’s people to the Promised Land

                            & gave them the Ten Commandments         

                        symbolised by          a shepherd’s crook &

                                  Tablets with the 10 commandments

 

THANK YOU

Chris & Arthur Wilkinson would like to

THANK you all for your prayers;  love and support

on the death of Catherine aged 96 years

(Christine’s Mum), who is now at peace.

 

WARRINGTON OPEN DOOR AT CHRISTMAS

This appeal will run until

Wednesday, 19th December.

 

SERVICE OF RECONCILIATION

WEDNESDAY, 19th DECEMBER

‘Advent Service of Reconciliation’  will be held on

Wednesday, 19th December at 7.30 p.m.

          

                

PRAYER IN PREPARATION

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 your help 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.

 

PARR HALL CHRISTMAS VOICES

& CHRISTMAS BRASS

THE WARRINGTON MALE VOICE CHOIR &

THE LEYLAND BRASS BAND

on Saturday, 22nd December at 7.30 p.m.

Please see poster on our Notice Board for details.

 

PARISH LOTTERY

This week’s numbers are:   35;  7  and  8.  

The jackpot was:  £118 and there was

no winner.  

The jackpot for next week is now:  £150.

 

Please support your Parish Lottery.

 

 

VOLUNTEER APPEAL

Following our appeal letter a couple of weeks ago, we have had a number of people offering their time.  Thanks to you all and we will be in touch

in the New Year with further details.

If you have still not offered your services,

it is not too late to volunteer.  Just complete

the form we handed out, making sure

you include:   your name and telephone number. 

The slip can then be placed in the box at

the back of church or on the collection plate.

 

CHRISTMAS FLOWERS

There are some envelopes in the

Church Porch marked

‘Donation for Christmas Flowers’

for use by anyone wishing to

help towards the cost of decorating

our Church at Christmas.

 

DEMENTIA FRIENDLY

CHRISTMAS CAROL SERVICE

A Carol Service with Archbishop Malcolm

McMahon will be held at the Metropolitan

Cathedral of Christ the King on

Friday, 14th December at 2.00 p.m.

The Carol Service will feature the Students

from St. Benedict, Netherton and

Holy Family Liverpool Catholic Primary Schools, plus the  ‘Songs We Remember’ Choir.

Refreshments will be served afterwards in

the Gibberd Room and every is most welcome.

 

 

             THANKS -  Offertory Collection:    £555.07

 

SEASON OF ADVENT

During Advent, at our daily Morning Mass each day, we will be exploring together, through the daily readings in the ‘Walk with Me’ booklets,

how this Holy Season of Advent draws us into

the mystery of God’s great love

for us and explore our own vocation to love.

The challenge we face is that the season itself is such a busy one. 

It is so easy to be caught up in and taken over by

all that  needs to be done.  We get our heads down

and adopt something of a ‘Don’t interrupt me’ attitude, as we move through this especially fast and frenetic time of year.

It  is important that we prepare spiritually during

what is a Season of Preparation, by setting time

aside each day for our spiritual well being.

Why not set aside 20 mins. each morning and join

with your fellow parishioners for Holy Mass?

 

PRESENTS AT CHRISTMAS

Will the children, who are donating one of their

toys  (in good condition),  to St. Joseph’s Family

Centre, please leave these presents under our

Jesse Tree.

Please wrap and label toys with ‘Boy’ or ‘Girl

and’age group’ the toy would be suitable for.   Thank you.

 

 

LOURDES YOUTH

CHRISTMAS HAMPER DRAW

Tickets for the Draw, in which you can win

one of 3 Christmas Hampers, go on sale today.

Tickets cost £1.

Make sure you put your Name and Telephone

Number on your ticket so we can

easily contact you, if you win.

NEWSLETTER 2nd DECEMBER  2018

FEASTS THIS WEEK

        Monday, 3rd Dec. – St. Francis Xavier

       Tuesday, 4th  Dec. – St. John Damascene

  Wednesday,  5th Dec. - St. John Almond

            Friday, 7th Dec. – St. Ambrose               

      Saturday, 8th Dec. – Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception

                          of the Blessed Virgin Mary

 

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

    1st Dec.

    6.30 p.m.

Don Cullen;  Cath Parry

Sunday

   2nd Dec.

  10.00 a.m.

Len Gilfedder;  Mary Sands;

William Sheeran

Monday

   3rd Dec.

    9.30 a.m.

Jean Melbourne

Tuesday

   4th Dec.

    9.30 a.m.

Safe Delivery

Wednesday

   5th Dec.

    7.30 p.m.

Anne O’Kell

Thursday

   6th Dec.

    9.30 a.m.

Benefactors

Friday

   7th Dec.

    9.30 a.m.

People of the Parish

Saturday

   8th Dec.

    6.30 p.m.

The Harrington Family

Sunday

   9th Dec.

  10.00 a.m.

Pat Mitchell;  Elsie Sheeran

 

Anniversaries of Our Deceased

      Anniversaries occurring around this time: 

  Bob Andrews;  John Smith;  James Wilson

 

PARISH LOTTERY

This week’s numbers are:   14;  8  and  11.  

The jackpot was:  £79 and there was no winner.   The jackpot for next week is now:  £100.

 

Please support your Parish Lottery.

    PRAYER IN PREPARATION

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 your help 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.

 

PARR HALL CHRISTMAS VOICES

& CHRISTMAS BRASS

THE WARRINGTON MALE VOICE CHOIR &

THE LEYLAND BRASS BAND

on Saturday, 22nd December at 7.30 p.m.

Please see poster on our Notice Board for details.

 

WARRINGTON OPEN DOOR AT CHRISTMAS

Today, we start collecting tinned and

packaged food, toiletries, hats, gloves,

socks and scarves

and appeal once more for your generosity.

The appeal will run until

Monday, 17th December.

 

 

 

ADVENT & THE JESSE TREE

During Advent we begin to prepare for the coming of Christ at Christmas.  One way to remind us of Christ is to think of his ‘family tree’.  We can do this by recalling various biblical people associated historically, either through faith or bloodline, with the coming of the messiah.  Hence, this year at Mass we are going to, as we did last year, have a JESSE TREE  -  This originates from the words of the prophet Isaiah:

‘A shoot will spring of Jesse and from the roots

a bud will blossom’.

Jesse was the father of David.

 

Each week the children will hang a picture

of symbol of one of the ancestors. 

We start at the beginning with:

     Adam & Eve               symbolised by      

                                               an apple       

     Noah                            symbolised by      

                                               an ark and a dove

    Abraham & Isaac        symbolised by      

                                               a dagger –

                                               a figure of Abraham       

 

ST. PETER’S PARISH COUNCIL MEETING

The next Meeting of the Parish Council will be held

on Tuesday, 4th December at 7.30 p.m.

in the Millennium Room.

 

SERVICE OF RECONCILIATION

WEDNESDAY, 19th DECEMBER

A number of our parishioners have enquired

when the ‘Service of Reconciliation’

will be held before Christmas.

The date is:   Wednesday, 19th December

at 7.30 p.m.

 

MEMORIAL GARDEN

Any work carried out in the Memorial Garden at

this time of year, when it is cold, wet and windy,

is a real pain.  But it is also very rewarding when

you look back and see the result of your labour.

 

Those parishioners visiting the garden during

Advent and overChristmas will see someone cares

and that is so important to them.

 

If you have any spare time to assist those

parishioners alreadyworking to keep the garden presentable, it will also help them,

as many hands make light work.   

 THANK YOU.

 

CANDLELIGHT SERVICE

The Annual Candlelight Service to remember

our children with love, for all bereaved families

and friends, will be held at Warrington Parish

Church, St. Elphin’s on Monday, 3rd December

at 7.30 p.m.   Please see poster on our notice board.

 

CHRISTMAS CARDS

I know I have already mentioned this item in

an earlier bulletin and have seen in previous

years your excellent response to this request,

but just in case there are any new parishioners,

we ask that you DO NOT leave your Christmas

cards for other parishioners in the porch.

We have only limited space and the Lottery,

Papers, Bulletin and Piety items fill

the space that is available.

You may have noticed some large envelopes, last weekend, that look like cards, but they contained urgent Church items that required attention.

It is much nicer to hand your greetings card

to the friend you have written it out for.

 

SEASON OF ADVENT

During Advent, at our daily Morning Mass each day,

we will be exploring together, through the daily readings in the ‘Walk with Me’ booklets, how this Holy Season of Advent draws us into the mystery

of God’s great love for us and explore our own vocation to love.  The challenge we face is that the season itself is such a busy one. 

 

It is so easy to be caught up in and taken over

by all that  needs to be done.  We get our heads

down and adopt something of a

‘Don’t interrupt me’ attitude,

as we move through this especially fast

and frenetic time of year.

 

It  is important that we prepare spiritually during

what is a Season of Preparation, by setting time

aside each day for our spiritual well being.

 

Why not set aside 20 mins. each morning and join

with your fellow parishioners for Holy Mass?

 

 

PRESENTS AT CHRISTMAS

Will the children, who are donating one of their

toys  (in good condition),  to St. Joseph’s Family

Centre, please leave these presents under our

Jesse Tree.

Please wrap and label toys with ‘Boy’ or ‘Girl

and ’age group’ the toy would be suitable for.

Thank you.

 

 

 

 

LOURDES YOUTH

CHRISTMAS HAMPER DRAW

Tickets for the Draw, in which you can win

one of 3 Christmas Hampers, go on sale today.

Tickets cost £1.

Make sure you put your Name and

Telephone Number on your ticket

so we can easily contact you, if you win.

 

 

THANK YOU

Fr. Gildea would like to THANK YOU

for your greetings, good wishes and cards

on the occasion of his Birthday last week.

 

 

 

THANKS:

        Offertory Collection:       £431.79

                   Animate Youth:       £263.18

      Standing Orders (Oct.):      £778.00

            Tea & Toast (Nov.):        £81.00

NEWSLETTER 18th NOVEMBER 2018

FEASTS THIS WEEK

Friday, 30th Nov. – St. Andrew, Apostle

 

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

  24th Nov.

    6.30 p.m.

Pious Lists

Sunday

  25th Nov.

  10.00 a.m.

Ada Walters;  Pious Lists

Monday

  26th Nov.

    9.30 a.m.

Pious Lists

Tuesday

  27th Nov.

    9.30 a.m.

Eucharistic Service

Wednesday

  28th Nov.

    7.30 p.m.

Pious Lists

Thursday

  29th Nov.

    9.30 a.m.

People of the Parish

Friday

  30th Nov.

    9.30 a.m.

Pious Lists

Saturday

    1st Dec.

    6.30 p.m.

Don Cullen

Sunday

   2nd Dec.

  10.00 a.m.

Len Gilfedder;  Mary Sands;

William Sheeran

 

REQUEST FOR PRAYERS

for Laura (aged 18 years old), who has Cancer and

not long to live.   Please pray for her.

 

Lately Deceased:    Anne O’Kell

Anniversaries of Our Deceased

Anniversaries occurring around this time:

John Brookes;  John Cullen;  Margaret Cullen;

Sean Cullen;  Jim Lucy;  Teresa McKenna;

Mike McLoughlin;  Ada Walters

 

PARISH LOTTERY

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

The jackpot was:  £50 and there was no winner.   The jackpot for next week is now:  £80.

 

PRAYER IN PREPARATION

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 your help 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.

 

PARR HALL CHRISTMAS VOICES

& CHRISTMAS BRASS

THE WARRINGTON MALE VOICE CHOIR

& THE LEYLAND BRASS BAND

on Saturday, 22nd December at 7.30 p.m.

Please see poster on our Notice Board for details.

 

   THANKS  -  Offertory Collection:   

                             £561.28

    

THE FEAST OF CHRIST THE KING

Today, Sunday, 25th November is the Feast of Christ

the King.  It is also Youth Sunday and our young parishioners will lead us in the Liturgy of the Mass.

There will be a 2nd Collection taken today for

‘Youth Ministries’.

 

SEASON OF ADVENT

During Advent, at our daily Morning Mass each day,

we will be exploring together, through the daily readings

in the ‘Walk with Me’ booklets, how this Holy Season

of Advent draws us into the mystery of God’s great love

for us and explore our own vocation to love.

The challenge we face is that the season itself

is such a busy one. 

It is so easy to be caught up in and taken over by

all that  needs to be done.  We get our heads down

and adopt something of a ‘Don’t interrupt me’ attitude,

as we move through this especially fast and

frenetic time of year.

It  is important that we prepare spiritually during

what is a Season of Preparation, by setting time

aside each day for our spiritual well being.

Why not set aside 20 mins. each morning and join

with your fellow parishioners for Holy Mass?

 

RED WEDNESDAY - 28th NOVEMBER

We have the freedom to practice our faith, which in some

countries is denied under pain of imprisonment or death.

We can 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.

The exterior of our own Church will be lit up in

red light to symbolise our support for our

persecuted brothers and sisters.

Holy Mass on Red Wednesday will be at 7.30 p.m.

 

ADVENT MASS IN SCHOOL

On Friday, 30th November we will be celebrating

an Advent Mass in School starting at 9.10 a.m.

This marks the beginning of preparations for Christmas and everyone is welcome to come

and join in this Mass

with the teachers and children.

There will be  NO  Mass in Church on this day.

 

PRESENTS AT CHRISTMAS

Will the children, who are donating one of their

toys  (in good condition),  to St. Joseph’s Family

Centre, please leave these presents under our

Jesse Tree.

Please wrap and label toys with ‘Boy’ or ‘Girl

and ’age group’ the toy would be suitable for.

Thank you.

 

LOURDES YOUTH CHRISTMAS

HAMPER DRAW

We need your help in the form of items for

the 3 Christmas Hampers we hope to have

as prizes for this Draw.

The items we are short of are:

Christmas Pudding, Pickles, Jams and

Preserves, Tinned Salmon, Tea and Coffee,

Pringles and Wine.

Tickets for this Draw will go on sale next weekend

and the Draw will take place on

Thursday, 20th December after Morning Mass.

12 of our young Parishioners will be travelling

to Lourdes in July 2019.

THANK YOU for your generosity

in supporting our Youth.

 

 

 

WARRINGTON OPEN DOOR AT CHRISTMAS

As Christmas is only 4 weeks away, preparations

have begun in earnest for WODAC 2018. 

St. Peter’s parishioners support for WODAC is fantastic and each year, donations of items from our parish always overwhelm the WODAC volunteers.

 

There may be parishioners new to our parish that

have not heard of the wonderful work done by

WODAC volunteers and their generous benefactors,

over the Christmas period for the homeless.

 

Each year from Christmas Day until New Year’s Day,

WODAC provide hot meals for the homeless.  They are also

provided with Washing facilities, Showers, Toiletries,

Hats, Gloves, Scarves and a warm safe environment

each day over the Christmas/New Year season.

 

St. John’s Church Hall, Wilderspool Causeway

is the venue used each year and around 60 volunteers

help during the period WODAC operates.

WODAC needs tinned and packaged food, toiletries,

hats, and scarves, and money

and appeal once more to your generosity.

We, here at St. Peter’s, will start collecting items for

WODAC from Sunday, 2nd December, and a box

will be available in the church porch, for any

donations of the items you may wish to give.

We will keep the appeal open until

Sunday, 16th December.

The collected items will then be delivered to WODAC.

THANK YOU.

 

 

NEWSLETTER 18th NOVEMBER 2018

 

FEASTS THIS WEEK

Wednesday, 21st Nov. – Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

   Thursday, 22nd Nov. – St. Cecilia

         Friday, 23rd Nov. – St. Clement, Pope & Martyr

     Saturday, 24th Nov. – St. Andrew Dung-Lac Priest & Companions

 

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

  17th Nov.

    6.30 p.m.

Jimmy & Sean Byrne; Martha, Alfred & John Warburton

Sunday

  18th Nov.

  10.00 a.m.

Clive Marison; Pious Lists

Monday

  19th Nov.

    9.30 a.m.

Pious Lists

Tuesday

  20th Nov.

    9.30 a.m.

Anne O’Kell

Wednesday

  21st Nov.

    7.30 p.m.

Pious Lists

Thursday

 22nd Nov.

    9.30 a.m.

People of the Parish

Friday

 23rd Nov.

    9.30 a.m.

Pious Lists

Saturday

  24th Nov.

    6.30 p.m.

Pious Lists

Sunday

  25th Nov.

  10.00 a.m.

Ada Walters;  Pious Lists

 

Anniversaries of Our Deceased

Anniversaries occurring around this time:

    Anne Bennett;  Imelda Cotton;  James  Hughes;  Tony Johnson;  Margaret Reid

 

PARISH LOTTERY

This week’s numbers are:   25;  6  and  9.   The jackpot was:  £50 and there was one winner.   The jackpot for next week is now:  £50.

 

Please 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.

 

ST. PETER’S PARISH COUNCIL MEETING

There will be a Parish Council Meeting on

Tuesday, 4th December at 7.30 p.m.

in the Millennium Room.

 

BONFIRE

The Bonfire Evening on 5th November

raised £1029.65.   The P.P.T.A. and Parish have kindly donated the total to the Lourdes Youth Fund.   THANK YOU to all those involved in any way, in making this event the success that it was.

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.

 

ADVENT MASS IN SCHOOL

On Friday, 30th November we will be celebrating

an Advent Mass in School starting at 9.10 a.m.

This marks the beginning of preparations for Christmas and everyone is welcome to come

and join in this Mass

with the teachers and children.

There will be  NO  Mass in Church on this day.

 

CLIVE MARISON R.I.P.

We recently received the sad news that Clive had passed away at the end of October, following a short illness.  Clive & Kathy came to our parish a number of years ago, and Clive – an accomplished organist – volunteered his services to play the organ, mainly at the 10.00 a.m. Mass, but also for major feasts, weddings and funerals.  Whilst he did not enjoy the best of health and was on occasion, unable to play for us, the music that he played greatly enhanced our liturgy.  They left our parish in March 2017 to move closer to family in Basingstoke and have been greatly missed.

Members of the choir have kept in touch with them and they appeared to have settled quite well into their new life.

 

Our thoughts and prayers are with

Kathy and the family. 

Mass will be offered for Clive this weekend.

 

 

CHRISTMAS CARDS

Can I ask you again this year, NOT to leave Christmas Cards for collection in the Church Porch.  Last year only a handful were left uncollected in the porch after Christmas, as most of you handed out your cards to the people concerned.  You spend a good deal of time choosing and writing your cards, so it is important your greetings

reach those that they are intended for.

Thank you for your great response to our request last year.

 

 

THANKS  -  Offertory Collection:   £563.76

 

 

PREPARING FOR SYNOD 2020

Each Parish Priest is a member of the Synod.

In addition each parish needs to select adelegate

and each pastoral area will alsochoose 8 delegates. 

The delegates need toreflect the views of their geographical areas/parishes so we require people

of different age, profiles and cultures. 

The preparatory process for the Synod is a time

of listening and discernment.

The Parish Delegate.  The role of the parish delegate

is to engage with and listen to the views of the local community, not just church goers, which are eventually shared within the Deanery and the Archdiocese.  The Archdiocese is providing

training for the role and there will be meetings to attend.  The delegate role will last for 2 years

until the Synod in October 2020.

The Parish Synod Team.  Each parish will also

need a group to work together with the delegate

to find and create opportunities for engagement

within the local area.  This will happen in May

and June 2019.  So the time commitment for

the parish group member is far less than for

the delegate.

If  you are interested in becoming a parish delegate or

being part of the Parish Synod Team,

please give your name to:

Fr. Gildea,  Deacon Jim  or  Margaret Harrison.

 

 

 

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.