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Served by the Redemptorists. 

Archdiocese of Liverpool. Registered Charity No. 232709

Tel: 722 1108 E-mail:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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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   

13th April 2018


Sunday Masses:

8.30am, 10.00am, 11.30am, 6.00pm

Weekday Masses: 

Monday - Friday 7.00am, 12.00 midday

Saturday Mass:

No 12.00 midday

WEDNESDAY EXPOSITION: 11.00am—12noon and 6.00pm to 7.30pm 

Wednesday 7.30pm:

Novena in honour of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour.

Rosary: 11.30am Saturday.

No Rosary before funerals.

Sacrament of Reconciliation:

At call only.

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. 


FIRST COMMUNIONS: Next weekend we will be celebrating the First Communion Masses with our Year Four children and their families. Please pray for them that this will not just be a wonderful memory of the occasion but the start of a whole new chapter in their spiritual lives.

The timetable for next Saturday and Sunday needs noting.

The First Communion Masses will be on Saturday at 10.30am and 3.00pm and on Sunday at 3.00pm.

Therefore there will be no noon Mass next Saturday, nor will there be Confessions between 4.00pm and 5.00pm.

EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS: Preparations are in full swing and once again I remind you that Redemptorist Publications have produced a magnificently illustrated booklet, Adoremus Extra. They are available at the back of the church. It seems to me something of a bargain at £4.75, containing a wealth of material from some celebrated authors! It would be wonderful if every family had a copy so that we can all deepen our understanding of and devotion to the Blessed Sacrament. Adoremus Extra will also provide us with a wonderful souvenir of the event. We will order more copies if the first batch sells well.

There will soon be a display in the porch, identifying our parish representatives, who will attend the Congress and form the pastoral area reps for the Synod 2020.

PENTECOST: Next Sunday is the Feast of Pentecost and brings to an end the season of Easter. The nine days from the Ascension to Pentecost provide us with the tradition of the Novena (the nine days the apostles and Mary spent in prayer awaiting the coming of the Holy Spirit). This year we will pray the special Adoremus Prayer during this time. Copies of the Bookmark/Prayer Card are still available in the porch. If you can't get a copy from the porch the prayer is:


Come Holy Spirit,

Fill our hearts with wisdom,

Love and courage.

Make us more like Christ

in our words and actions.


Bless the work of your Church.

Renew us all in the desire

to make Christ

known and loved

in the world today.


Bless the work of our parish.

Guide all that we do

so that our church is a place

of mercy and service

for all who are seeking you.


Deepen our love

 for the Presence of Christ in the Eucharist

and guide us in prayer and action

as we journey towards Synod 2020

to become the Church

you are calling us to be.


We ask this through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.


NOVENA (OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL SUCCOUR): On the subject of Novenas, may I highlight the fact that this June we are doing an exchange with Clapham. I have been asked to preach the Novena in my hometown and Fr Charles Corrigan and the students will be coming to Bishop Eton to prepare for the feast on June 27. The Novena will begin on June 19th.

ARCHBISHOP MALCOLM: Archbishop Malcolm was immensely grateful for his welcome in both our parishes and schools. He wrote and asked me to thank “all involved in the various facets of parish life” and his best wishes “to the staff and all involved in the running of the schools.”

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Mr Richard Nunes, (the father of Matthew, the parish priest in Halewood) who died last Monday.

Today is World Communications Day, promoting the valuable work done on behalf of the Church by the communications office of the Bishops’ Conference. There will be a retiring collection after all Masses and prayer cards are available in the porch.

Pope Francis message can be read by clicking here

Bereavement Support Group meeting will be on Tuesday 15 May from 2.00pm—4.00pm in the Hughes Room.

Ecumenical Prayer Group meets on Wednesday 16 May 7.30pm—8.30pm in the Hughes meeting room.

SCA with Chance for Childhood, Ladies Afternoon: Tuesday 22 May at 12.30 in the Fisher-More Hall. There will be a sale of handbags, jewellery and ladies accessories also a lucky dip, mystery bookstall and homemade cakes. Proceeds in aid of Street Child Africa with Chance for Childhood.

BELL: Bishop Eton Lending Library, meet this Wednesday 16 May, in the Hughes Room 2.00pm—4.00pm. Do come along and see the selection of books, borrow and have a chat. Refreshments will be available. All welcome.

The SVP group Healing Mass will be at 12 noon on Saturday, May 26 at which there will be an opportunity to receive the sacrament of the sick. All are welcome. We are hoping to arrange some light refreshments afterwards in the Fisher-More Hall. If you need transport or know of someone who might want to attend but need transport, contact Bryan on 07866 307 511.

Adoremus Youth Congress: Saturday 8 September, Echo Arena-Auditorium. Cost only £10. Booking forms available 

Bro James is doing another sponsored cycle at half-term, this time for Nugent. There will be a sponsor form in the porch or you can donate at 



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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Vocations Weekend and Retreat for Women


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Upcoming RYM events

Next meeting May 22nd in the Fisher More Hall

Those who attended the Meet a Mission Night were inspired - one of the coordinators is now thinking about being a missionary. Our next meeting will be in the Fisher More hall, to talk about charitable projects and learn a bit more about Mary's Meals, one of our favourite charities. We're also going to be thinking about fundraising.

Youth Retreat late June 2018

We're planning a young adult retreat there in summer and I would HIGHLY recommend it! We'll be organising it and giving more information over the coming weeks, but in case you want to put it in your diaries now, it'll be Fri 29th June - Sun 1st July. If you are interested, please let Natasha or Anita know This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Please watch the following video of Fr. Peter to learn more


Supporting the work of Nugent and Friends of the Cathedral.

Singing at the Philharmonic Hall with guest mezzo-soprano Danielle Thomas. Friday 1 June 2018. Tickets from £16 from the Cathedral Gift Shop or the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall box office (709 3789) or  (Booking fee may apply) or from Marie Reynolds at Nugent



MEDJUGORJE IRISH CENTRE PILGRIMAGES 2018: 7 nights B&B and Airport Shuttle service from €279 per person. Book any flight - any time and we provide guaranteed airport shuttle service. Call us for further info and book the dates that suit you. Tel. 020 3239 8662 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


To be held in the Gibberd Room on Sunday 24 June 2018 at 1.00pm. Tickets are £30.00 and this includes a 3-course lunch, ballet performance, fashion show, raffle and a singer. Further details from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Cultural Exchange With China

This organisation which is approved by the Bishops’ Conferences of England, Wales and Scotland for building bridges between the Catholic Churches of the UK and that of China. CEC is holding a one day conference with workshops on 12 May, 10.30am-4.00pm in the Gibberd Room at the Metropolitan Cathedral, admission is free, lunch is provided although a donation is welcome.


This will take place at Liverpool Hope University Friday 22 June to Sunday 24 June 2018. The theme is ‘I am with you always, yes, to the end of time.’

The Call - Our Lady of the Assumption Gateacre 

THE IRENAEUS PROJECT: will be providing a series of talks entitled ‘THE CALL’, with the opportunity for one to one prayer support at Our Lady of the Assumption Church, Gateacre, and every Wednesday evening at 7:00 pm from 25th April - 27th June. For further details please contact OLA parish office on 0151- 487- 9372


St Mary's will be holding an afternoon tea with entertainment and a sing-a-long on Friday 25 May at 2:00pm-4: 00 pm in the parish hall. The event is open to all and particularly those people living with dementia and their carers. If you would like to join us please let Ann at St Mary's parish office know 0151-428-2256 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., so that we have an idea of numbers for catering purposes.  

Dementia Sing a Long



Pentecost Sunday 20 May at 3:00 pm in Holy Rosary Church, Altway, Aintree L10 2LG. For more details please contact 0151 522 1040. All welcome.


The Knights meet every second Thursday of the month at 8:00 pm at St Francis of Assisi meeting rooms, Earp Street Garston L19 1RT. For further information contact Aidan Carney on 0151- 427- 7126.

 Marriage Preparation Facilitator


Choirs in the Vatican


Hope in Harmony - Pentecost 2018

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The Woolton churches are going on a ten-day prayer journey, leading up to Pentecost.  Following last weeks events they are continuing with

  • Prayer Morning at the Simon Peter Centre on Saturday 19 May from 8:00 am -12noon.
  • Pentecost Prayer Event on Sunday 20 May ‘Harmony Café’ at St James church at 6:00 pm for a 6:30 pm start

All very 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.

Night Light at the Metropolitan Cathedral


Please note this is just one of several events across the city for more details click here 


Cathedral Walking Group

The next date for the Cathedral Walking Group will be Sunday, 3 June where once again they will meet at 12.30pm at the Cathedral car park. Details of the walk to be confirmed.

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.


The next meeting of the Cathedral Book Club will be on Thursday 14 June at 7.00pm in the Gibberd Room. This months book is Slow Horses by Mick Herron All are welcome to come along. Any queries just get in touch with Claire at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Diocesan Children’s Mass:

Sunday 1st July Notre Dame High School, Everton. Archbishop McMahon will celebrate Mass with children from throughout the diocese. There will be games, activities and fun for the children. Mass and then food.

Deaf Awareness week.

Deaf Awareness Week 2018 runs from the 14th to 20th May.  

The Action on Hearing Loss Charity  (previously the RNID) have resources on their website to enable you to

Check your hearing

Leaflets on British Sign Language

Information on being deaf aware and much more

To learn more click here

Poster Competition 

Are there any budding artists in the parish



APF Annual Summer Mass 

This year the Annual Red Box Summer Mass for supporters is at St Helen's church, Crosby on Saturday 16 June at 12.00 noon. All welcome!

 PUGIN SOCIETY July 31 – August 3 2018

The Gothic Revival in Liverpool and the Wirral

This year’s Pugin Society study tour, led by Dr Gerard Hyland, an authority on Edward Pugin, will look at the architect’s churches in Birkenhead and Liverpool. The published cost is £345 sharing or £425 single - but that includes accommodation. A Non-residential rate is available on request: contact Professor Julia Twigg, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 01227 766879 or visit the Pugin Society Website 

Manchester Arena Attack Anniversary Service

Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral will host the live screening of a special service on Tuesday 22 May to mark and reflect on the first anniversary of the Manchester Arena terror attack

Members of the public are invited to attend the screening, which takes place from 2pm to 3pm on Tuesday 22 May. 


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