Served by the Redemptorists.
Archdiocese of Liverpool. Registered Charity No. 232709
Parish Priest: Fr T Buckley C.Ss.R.
Assistants: Fr B O’Toole C.Ss.R. & Fr C Randall C.Ss.R.
Deacon J Keeley
26 November 2017
SOLEMNITY OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, UNIVERSAL KING (A)
8.30am, 10.00am, 11.30am, 6.00pm
Monday - Friday 7.00am, 12.00 midday
NO WEDNESDAY EXPOSITION:
Due to works to the Church, there will be NO EXPOSITION until further notice.
Novena in honour of our Lady of Perpetual Succour
Rosary: 11.30am Monday, Tuesday, Thursday-Saturday.
No Rosary before funerals.
Sacrament of Reconciliation:
On Saturday from 4.00pm to 5.00pm and at call.
Are you new to the parish? welcome! If you live within the parish or attend here regularly you should be registered with us by filling in a census form. These can be found in the porch along with a Parish Directory. Hand your completed form into the parish office.
FROM FR TIM
The Feast of Christ the King is the last Sunday of the Church’s Year and next week we begin our preparation for Christmas with the shortest Advent possible, since Christmas falls on a Monday.
Our Young People: This weekend we are asked to remember in a special way our young people. Yesterday the Embrace event took place in the Cathedral and we were well represented. Natasha and Anita had a stall to promote their work.
I want to take this opportunity to thank all of you who are working so hard to ensure that our young people have every opportunity to deepen their faith in our Lord and become active members of our parish community. I was thrilled when I visited the Junior Justice and Peace Group last week and saw their enthusiasm and commitment. And I am grateful that Natasha and Anita are finding ways of linking in their work among the young adults with youngsters still at school.
Once again the young adults in partnership with Hope Catholic Society were out on the streets last Tuesday night, bringing comfort to the homeless.
Fr John Milcz, who at 90 is the oldest Redemptorist in the Province, will be grateful for your prayers as he copes with some difficult news about his health.
Work in the church: I know it all seems to have been painfully slow, but we are confident that in the first week of Advent we will be rid of the scaffolding and have the Lady Chapel back in good time for Christmas. There will be some more work in the New Year, but that should be manageable from smaller towers.
Today is Youth Sunday. There will be a retiring collection after all Masses today for Animate (the Archdiocesan Youth Ministry). Gift aid envelopes available in the porch.
The theme for this year's Youth Sunday is 'Something to say'
Something to Say?
In the lead up to the Synod on Youth, Faith and Vocational Discernment to be held next year, Pope Francis said,
"Every young person has something to say...something to say to priests, sisters, bishops and even the Pope.'
He is encouraging young people to turn to the Church and share their thoughts, cares and concerns. It is a chance for those in positions of influence to take advantage of the opportunity provided by this synod, to encourage young people to make their voice heard as we too believe they have something to say to their parish priests, to their chaplains, to the Church in general. By making the most of this conversation it will help the Church become better at accompanying young people in their vocational discernment.
There is a website dedicated to the upcoming synod which you can find at http://youth.synod2018.va/content/synod2018/en.html . On that website there is a youth Survey - which will close on the 30th Novemeber. If you are between the ages of 16 and 29 you are invited to complete the survey. Click here to access it. (Please not the drop down menu which allows you to select the correct language for you).
Women’s Group: Tuesday 28 November 12.30-2.30pm at Fisher-More Hall. Christmas theme. Bring own Food. Tea, Coffee, Mince Pies provided.
J&P Youth Group will be meeting on Friday 1 December at 6.00pm in the Fisher-More Hall. ALSO...table sale will be held on Saturday 2 December 10.00am-12.00pm, proceeds to go to NUGENT. To book a table (£10 donation) call 722 1108.
Holy Hour Adoration at 7.30pm on Friday 1 December. Please come and join us.
Friends of the Holy Land Mass for peace and justice for our fellow Christians in the Holy Land will take place on Saturday 2 December at 12.00 midday.
RYM- Saturday 2 December 3.00-5.0pm please come along to St Mary's Hall for a sign language session where you can learn to sign a hymn for Mass at 5.30pm. All welcome.
Parish Quiz Night next Saturday 2 December at 8.00pm for 8.30pm start. All welcome.
SVP monthly collection will take place after all Masses next weekend. Thank you for your generosity.
SVP Annual Advent Healing Mass will be held at 12 noon on Saturday 9 December with an opportunity to receive the Sacrament of the Sick. There will be refreshments afterwards in the Fisher-More Hall. Any parishioners/regular worshippers who wish to attend but need transport please contact Bryan on 07866 307 511.
Christmas Gifts for NUGENT can be brought to Mass next Sunday 3 December. There will be NO TOY COLLECTION on Christmas Day.
Parish Coffee Morning next Sunday after the 10.00am Mass. Also, Repository with all profits going to Project Zimbabwe.
The BELL tolls—Bishop Eton Lending Library this Tuesday from 2.00-4.00pm. Come along, see, borrow, and chat. Refreshments will be available.
Christmas greeting cards to fellow Catholics in the Holy Land. Please write your greeting on your card, and address the envelope to the parish of your choice.it, unstamped, in the box in the porch. All cards will be posted together on Monday 11 December.
Bereavement Support Group meeting will be on Tuesday 5 December from 2.00pm—4.00pm, in the Hughes Room.
Songs from the Shows raised £767 for Street Child Africa with Chance for Childhood. Many thanks to all.
DBS–Safeguarding. DBS recheck letters have been sent out. To continue your volunteer role please bring forms to Kris in the office on Tuesday or Wednesday this week from 3.00pm—5.00pm or call 737 4110.
ATTENTION: please keep all bags and valuables with you at all times. Unfortunately, churches are an easy target.
Please check out all the posters in the porch for extra events, courses and information. Also check out the parish website for many more links.
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A new board game from Redemptorist Publications
The game takes the form of a pilgrimage to Paradise and is aimed at ages 14 upwards.
Rooms are available for the 17/18 academic year at Christ the King student house in Mount Pleasant. A small (6 rooms) warm and comfortable house with good-sized bed/study rooms and plenty of communal space and activity to encourage an enjoyable and sociable student life. Cost (£95 pw) includes breakfast and one shared meal
weekly. Please phone 07840 796464 for more information.
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction
At St Mary's Woolton every Friday from 6.00p-7.00pm. There is no expectation to stay for the whole hour- it is a personal choice. All welcome!
Nugent's Together Magazine
Nugent Charity Shop: on Allerton Road is in urgent need of stock, consisting of clothing, books, bric-a-brac, shoes and handbags. If you have any unwanted items they can be dropped off at 73 Allerton Road, L18 2DH from 9am-5pm Monday to Saturday. Thank you!
Songs We Remember
Are you living with dementia or caring for someone who is? Come and join the sing-a-long at St Thomas of Canterbury Parish Hall, Great Georges Road, Waterloo, 2.00pm-3.30pm on 15, 29 November and 13 December followed by afternoon tea and biscuits.
Please note there will be a dementia friendly carol service on Wednesday 20th December in the Metropolotan Cathedral.
10 top tips for supporting people with dementia.
The Archdiocese of Liverpool has produced a small handout with tips on supporting people with dementia. You can pick one up in the porch
CAFOD Power To Be:
Did you know one in six people are still living without electricity? CAFOD are meeting with World Bank Leaders this year to help change this. By joining CAFOD’s Power To Be campaign, you can speak up for local, renewable energy, and help shift this balance. You can sign the petition on the CAFOD website.
Nugent Hamper Donations
Help alleviate the pressure of Christmas for people living in poverty and make it special. The deadline for donations is 1 December.
Thankyou for the donations so far
Christmas Fairs/Markets at our Schools
Pastoral Area Invitation to prayer
The next pastoral area invitation to Prayer will take place on Wednesday, 6 December between 6.00pm-7.00pm at Hope University Chapel when we will continue to pray for guidance and help regarding the future of the Church and our mission in the local area.
Falls and Vision Survey
Liverpool Hope and The Leaders Club Awards
Thankyou from Asylum Link
Hope lights switch on
Adoremus – social media