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Monthly Dementia Friendly Afternoon Tea And Singalong 

Last Friday of the month at St Mary’s Woolton. Next session will be on Friday, 22 February at 2.00pm-4.00pm in the parish hall. Everyone is welcome and specially those people living with dementia and their carers

BBC MUSIC MEMORIES:

A very useful resource for people living with dementia can be found at: https://musicmemories.bbcrewind.co.uk/

ARE YOU A CARER? 

The Senior Caregivers Alliance have suggested the following website which carers may find useful: https://blog.taxact.com/tax-deductions-and-tips-for-seniors-and-their-families/

World Meeting of Families Newsletter 

The latest version of the newsletter can be read by clicking here.

synod 2020 logoSYNOD 2020 what you need to know

SYNOD 2020 Process overview:

  • Oct 2017 – Sept 2018 – time of prayer.
  • 2018 – Sept 2019 - time of listening and discernment.
  • Oct 2019 – Oct 2020 – themes to be developed into proposals to be voted on at the Synod in October 2020.

SYNOD Membership:

Each priest in active ministry will be a member and each parish will elect a SYNOD member. Our SYNOD member is Andy Finch

Each Pastoral Area will have and additional 8 members. All in all, the SYNOD will have 500 members with voting rights.

Members will be trained in discernment and go back to their parishes to listen to the concerns, needs, and reflections of their local community. From these conversations around the diocese, the themes of the Synod will emerge and Members will take these back to their local community where they will begin to be formulated into the concrete proposals that the Synod will vote upon.

The Pastoral Development Group have been looking at a Parish Synod member, a parish Synod Group and Pastoral Area Synod members. Please keep all this in your prayers.

SYNOD  2020 Where to find Information

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CTMH Update 9.1.19

 

NEXT WEEK

Tuesday 15th January

CREDIT UNION and RIVERSIDE’S FLOATING SUPPORT

Every Tuesday at St Barnabas 10.30am - Noon

St Barnabas Church host a Lodge Lane Credit Union drop-in service in the church.  A full range of Credit Union services is available.

There is also a drop-in support service, run by the Riverside Housing Floating Support Team which promotes the wellbeing and independence of vulnerable people in Liverpool.   Advice on matters such as, budgeting, debt management, accessing benefits and finding/sustaining accommodation is available.

Tea and coffee is available between 10.30am and noon.

Wednesday 16th January

LUNCH CLUB – Elm Hall Drive Methodist – Noon – 1.45pm

We extend a warm welcome to anyone who would like to join our happy group. 

We meet each Wednesday at Elm Hall Drive Church for a freshly cooked two-course meal, followed by tea and cake, for £3.

Friends can, of course, sit together - but we would want to get to know you too!

If you would like to come, why not persuade your friends too,  phone Mo Payne - 724 3103.  We look forward to seeing you!

Friday 18th January

THE COFFEE STOP  

Every Friday at Elm Hall Drive Methodist  10:30 – Noon

Meet for coffee and a chat with friends

 COMING SOON

Thursday 24th January

Week of prayer for Christian Unity -  JUST MEET 7.30 to 9pm. Focolare House,

All are warmly invited to drop in, at Focolare House 14 Sinclair Drive, L18.  and simply listen to and/or share something significant of your own faith journey with others. You may like to bring an object or picture that has meaning. All ages welcome.  Tea and refreshments provided. 

NB Focolare, are a lay group who live together in brotherhood but who continue to work in their chosen professions.

Friday 25th January

Friday Night is Film Night – Elm Hall Drive 7.00 for 7.30pm start

A period drama based on real events during the 1940s & wartime Britain. Certificate PG.   Refreshments before screening and during the interval. All Welcome, Admission free, Donations welcome. www.ehdchurch.co.uk  Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Monday 11th February

CTMH SOCIAL WALKING GROUP 

CTMH Walk Feb 

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Christmas Meal 2018

During a funeral mass in St Mary's in November 2017 I had a thought "Do a Christmas meal". This prompted a new venture and a year-long journey for RYM. 

Loneliness is a huge problem in the L25 area, George Kuruvilla, a Woolton GP started Woolton Community Life as a result of loneliness suffered by elderly in the area. This became the focus of the meal, to provide a Christmas Day meal where the emphasis was on Fellowship rather than food.

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CTMH Update 2.1.2019

 

NEXT WEEK

Tuesday 8th January

CREDIT UNION and RIVERSIDE’S FLOATING SUPPORT

Every Tuesday at St Barnabas 10.30am - Noon

St Barnabas Church host a Lodge Lane Credit Union drop-in service in church.  A full range of Credit Union services is available.

There is also a drop-in support service, run by the Riverside Housing Floating Support Team which promotes the well-being and independence of vulnerable people in Liverpool.   Advice on matters such as budgeting, debt management, accessing benefits and finding/sustaining accommodation is available.

Tea and coffee is available between 10.30am and noon.

Wednesday 9th January

LUNCH CLUB – Elm Hall Drive Methodist – Noon – 1.45pm

We extend a warm welcome to anyone who would like to join our happy group. 

We meet each Wednesday at Elm Hall Drive Church for a freshly cooked two-course meal, followed by tea and cake, for £3.

Friends can of course sit together - but we would want to get to know you too!

If you would like to come, why not persuade your friends too,  phone Mo Payne - 724 3103.  We look forward to seeing you!

Friday 11th January

THE COFFEE STOP   Every Friday at Elm Hall Drive Methodist  10:30 – Noon

Meet for coffee and a chat with friends 

COMING SOON

Thursday 24th January

Week of prayer for Christian Unity -  JUST MEET 7.30 to 9pm. Focolare House,

All are warmly invited to drop in, at Focolare House 14 Sinclair Drive, L18.  and simply listen to and/or share something significant of your own faith journey with others. You may like to bring an object or picture that has meaning. All ages welcome.  Tea and refreshments provided.  NB Focolare, are a lay group who live together in brotherhood but who continue to work in their chosen professions.

JUST MEET poster Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2019

Friday 25th January

Friday Night is Film Night – Elm Hall Drive 7.00 for 7.30pm start

A period drama based on real events during the 1940s & wartime Britain. Certificate PG.   Refreshments before screening and during the interval. All Welcome, Admission free, Donations welcome. www.ehdchurch.co.uk  Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Social Walking Group

The 2019 programme begins in February with the following tours planned.   Further details to follow in the weeks preceding each walk.

  • ·February 11th:   Allerton URC,
  • ·March 11th: Hayes and Finch Ecclesiastical Supplies in Aintree,
  • ·April 8th:  Gilmoss Recycling  Centre

For full details of the February' walk take a look at the poster below

CTMH Walk Feb

Religious (used) Christmas Cards

If you have any used religious Christmas cards, they would be gratefully received. Please leave in the porch. Many thanks.

St Wilfrid’s ‘Living Christ’ Retreat 

As we enter a New Year perhaps it’s time to stop and think about your faith journey last year and plan for the forthcoming one.

St Wilfrid’s are holding their annual January “Living Christ Retreat”, this provides an opportunity for reflection and planning of your faith in a comfortable, supportive and non-judgemental atmosphere. Are you up for the challenge?

This years retreat will be held on Friday/Saturday, 18/19 January 2019 Holy Trinity School Banks Road, Garston

For further information, please telephone,

Sue Faulkner on 0151 427 6518/0796 204 0253 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

or

Stella/Maurus O’Donnell on 0151 427 3386 email,This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Car Insurance

ALL VOLUNTEERS PLEASE NOTE-very important: Kevin Harvey (the Archdiocese H&S Representative) has flagged up an issue that has arisen in some Parishes. If you do any regular jobs at the church OTHER than at Mass times (eg cleaning, counting money, reception duty etc) and you DRIVE to church, please inform your motor insurers that you do voluntary work at church. There should be no increase in your premium. There have been instances of Parishioners who have had traffic accidents coming out of church and their insurers have not settled the claim due to being unaware of the drivers’ voluntary duties.

Christmas Used Stamp

Please bring them to the Sacristy to support Redemptorist Mission Action.

Thank you to everyone for supporting the Brother Benjamin feeding project and the Repository. 

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