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St Mary's are organising a Pilgrimage to Rome and Assisi from 28 OCTOBER 2019 - 2 NOVEMBER 2019:

This a five day/night tour staying three nights at the Domus Carmelitana Hotel in Rome and 2 nights at the Frate Sole Hotel in Santa Maria degli Angeli, Lower Assisi. Price depends on the number of people travelling and includes return flights from Manchester to Rome, internal transfers, breakfast and evening meal at both locations and a great itinerary. If you would like to join this wonderful pilgrimage, please register your interest at the parish office where you can find out more information and pick up a booking form. Places are limited so please let us know as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. All welcome!

National Shrine of St Pio at Pantasaph 

Every year, Pantasaph welcomes hundreds of pilgrims who come on non-residential Saint Pio Days. 

This year these days are being held on Sunday, 10 June, Sunday, 12 August and Sunday, 23 September. This Shrine is open to visitors throughout the year where they also have a café and shop. Telephone 01352 711053 for more info Pre-booking is essential. Full details are available on the Pantasaph website please click here for more information.

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Perfumed Rosary Beads

St John Vianney’s Parish Sister, Sister Mary, who is now housebound, makes ‘real’ Rosary beads from real rose petals thus producing perfumed beads. She buys the accessories from overseas and then takes a couple of months preparing the crushed rose petals, until ready for beading. Sister then hand assembles the beads, the chains and crucifix complete with their presentation box, they are so blessed! Sister produces these to help raise much-needed funds for those in Bangladesh who have had their villages and churches destroyed by floods. A set costs £10 and are available by ringing the Parish Office of St John Vianney, Halewood.

Resettlement Scheme Wish List

In the April edition of the Resettlement Newsletter, it was mentioned that we would be putting a 'wedding list' of items on the website. These items will be used to prepare a house for our family.  The wedding list has been renamed as a wish list and you can find it by clicking here.

Any offers of items should be sent to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Thank you for your generosity


Council 9 Knights of St Columba meet every 2nd Thursday of the month at meeting hall at the rear of St Francis of Assisi Church, Earp St, Liverpool L19 1RT.

Cathedral Art Studio

A little-known area of our Cathedral is the Art Studio where volunteers meet three times a week to make and repair hangings, banners, vestments and stoles. New volunteers are always welcome.

Anyone wishing to visit the Studio should contact Cathedral House to make an appointment and groups are most welcome. Telephone 709 9222.

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Saturday 16th June

Book Plant and Cake Sale – St Barnabas Church 2.00 – 4.00pm

Why not drop in and support St Barnabas. Free Admission and Refreshments available

The June edition of BE Alive is available -  click here to read it

The Funeral of Geraldine Gobbin RIP will take place on Wednesday 13 June at 12.00 noon.

Parish Garden Party—17 June. Can you help?

  • We are looking for volunteers to help on the day—please come to a meeting at the Monastery on Tuesday 12 June at 7.30pm
  • Donations for the Tombola will be greatly appreciated—Bring to Reception
  • Anyone willing to make cakes for the cake stall—please bring on the day.

Tickets still available from Reception or after Masses this Sunday: Adults £3; Family ticket £6.

Brother James has now completed his sponsored cycle ride for Nugent's Gubay appeal. There is still time for people to donate (sponsor forms in the porch) or to donate online go to

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