RYM: Dates for your diary (from Natasha)
Tuesday - 16th Jan - HOMELESS MISSION!
We're aiming to make this every other month. November's was truly amazing, so I hope you'll come along and see for yourself how meaningful this work is. We've got loads of donations so just bring yourself (and a friend?!). We meet at the Cathedral at 7:30, and then when we're done, we'll go for drinks and karaoke for those interested!
Tuesday 23rd Jan - We're going to Animate's "Life and Soul"
An hour of prayer and praise before the Blessed Sacrament. I've heard these are really popular and awe-inspiring so thought we'd give it a try. It's at St Charles church in Aigburth - get in touch for bus/lift details. It's at the earlier time of 7pm - get there on time as it only lasts an hour! Then afterwards we'll go to get a drink locally.
Saturday 3rd Feb - 4pm - sign language session at St Mary's church hall.
We'll spend an hour learning the Lord's prayer and a few Mass responses, and then go to Mass together (5:30 vigil at St Mary's) and sign together! When we signed a hymn last time there were a few tears from parishioners!!
Tuesday 6th Feb - RYM comes home -
Yes, we'll be back in the Fisher More hall for an informative talk by a priest on Confession, with a focus on the Redemptorist motto "with Him there is plentiful redemption". We'll have a discussion and reflection - not to be missed, this will lead us in to Lent nicely!
Please note the January 2018 edition of BE Alive includes an introduction to our RYM coordinators Natasha and Anita. Please click here to access an electronic copy
ALSO...Please be aware that the closing date for applications for Reception September 2018 closes at midnight on Monday 15 January. Parents can make their applications at www.liverpool.gov.uk/admissions
Upcoming ArchdiocesanTraining Courses
Training for leaders of Children’s Liturgy of the Word, Saturday, 17 February, 10.00am-12.30pm at LACE. The main focus will be different ways of opening up the Gospel and exploring all the different liturgical elements and ways of engaging the children. To book a place please contact Maureen Knight on 522 1046. £10 per person.
Initial Training of Funeral Ministers will take place on Wednesday, 21 and Thursday, 22 February, 9.30am- 4.00pm at LACE. Participants need to attend both days, cost £150 including lunch on both days.
Pax Christi Peace Sunday 14 January. There will be no retiring collection but there are gift aid envelopes available in the porch for anybody wishing to contribute. “The work of Pax Christi is based on the gospel and inspired by faith. Our vision is of a world where people can live in peace, without fear of violence in all forms. Rooted in the Catholic Christianity, we work with all who share our values to abolish war and create communities of peace and justice”.
The theme for Peace Sunday 2018 is Migrants and Refugees – seekers of peace
Please visit the Pax Christi website for a nunber of resources.
Archbishop Malcolm has written a letter for Peace Sunday which you can find by clicking here
You can read the pope's message by clicking here,
Parish Pastoral Group.
The next core group meeting will take place on Wednesday 17 January at 8.00pm. Any items for the agenda parishioners would like discussed should be emailed to the parish office by Tuesday 16 January.
Prayer in preparation for Eucharistic Congress
In September 2018 a Eucharistic Congress will be held in Liverpool. In preparation for this we are being asked to pray a special prayer - which will be available in all our churches. If you haven't managed to pick up a copy you can download it from the Archdiocesan website. Simply click here to access it.
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