Advent & Christmas News
Available from the Parish Office (during office hours)
Christmas cards, Advent Calendars, and all other repository items.
Available in the porch
Copies of Advent Extra will be available at a price of £1.60
What's on at St. Mary's
The St Mary's Advent leaflet is available by clicking here
Kingsway house building on Hatton garden, Liverpool is open for the homeless nights until February...it's warm and dry and they do hot food. They will take homeless people with dogs - many shelters do not. If you see anyone on the streets let them know this facility exits.
Reflection - Fr Brendan Callanan C.Ss.R
How does an Advent Calendar work
At all Masses across the archdiocese of Liverpool a Pastoral Letter from Archbishop Malcolm was read. If you would like to study the letter in more detail, it is available on the Archdiocesan website click here
If you have misplaced the Advent prayer cards which have been produced in preparation for Adoremus 2018, you can download a copy of the prayer on the Archdiocesan website - just click here
Busted Halo – Advent Calendar
Fr Brendan O'Rourke C.Ss.R reflects
on the gifts we can all give and receive which cost nothing, yet could change a life
Gospel Reflection 1st Sunday of Advent
Volunteers needed to distribute gifts to the Jospice patients
Anita and Natasha thought that during Advent they could do an Advent calendar of prayer intentions. They are posting the intentions on their facebook page Natasha Anita RYM - they are always happy to welcome new friends.
Below are the prayer in intentions to date
This is one very close to our hearts - the homeless - especially as we're having terrible weather. Spare a thought and a prayer for those we've met, and those we are yet to meet, who may be sleeping in the cold tonight.
Tonighat's prayer intention is for all children - especially those living in poverty, or those without families
We've both been on a lovely retreat this weekend - the first of many together! So our prayer intention comes better late than never. Tonight we pray for all who are lonely - may they find comfort in the Lord
Today's Advent prayer intention: we pray for our government, and the leaders of the world; that they may be blessed with wisdom, compassion, and a love of peace.
Today's Advent prayer intention is for the environment. May God increase our knowledge and help us to care for our world.
Our Advent prayer intention today is for an increase of faith. May the Lord sustain us in our faith, and help us to grow closer to Him.
Today's Advent prayer intention is for those who work in dangerous countries or jobs. May God guide them and keep them safe.
Today's Advent calendar of prayer - we pray for all who are lost and searching for meaning in life.
Today's prayer intention is for all of those who have nobody else to pray for them. Please join us in including them in your daily prayer
Fr Tony Rice C.SS.R on Advent
Fr Tony Rice C.Ss.R, a Redemptorist from the Dublin Province speaks about the first week of Advent
The Metropolitan Cathedral's Annual appeal for toiletries, nightwear, toys for children, chocolates and other new items for the Women’s Refuge has started once again. Please consider popping a little bit extra in for these families who have been through a tough time and who have fled from their homes with nothing. It is hard to imagine isn’t it? Thankyou
Schools Advent Service at the Metropolitan Cathedral
The Cathedral Dean, Canon Anthony O’Brien will host a series of informal evenings aimed at sharing thoughts and reflections on the weekly Sunday Advent readings.
The group will meet each Wednesday leading up to Christmas, and will offer a warm and friendly forum in which to contribute to group discussions. All are welcome to attend either single sessions or the whole series.
The first session will take place on 29 November. Please meet in the Gibberd Room from 6.30pm – 7.30pm.
Subsequent dates will be 6 December, 13 December and 20 December.