Served by the Redemptorists.
Archdiocese of Liverpool. Registered Charity No. 232709
Parish Priest: Fr T Buckley C.Ss.R.
Assistant: Fr C Randall C.Ss.R.
Deacon J Keeley
9th September 2018
TWENTY-THIRD SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME (B)
8.30am, 10.00am, 11.30am, 6.00pm
Monday - Friday 7.00am, 12.00 midday
WEDNESDAY EXPOSITION: 11.00am—12noon and 6.00pm to 7.30pm
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 registration form. These can be found in the porch (or click here ) along with a Parish Directory. Hand your completed form into the parish office.
FROM FR TIM
ADOREMUS WEEKEND: Our prayer is that the Eucharistic Congress in our city this weekend will fill the Church across the country with a new sense of purpose, hope and joy. I would like to thank all of you who celebrated the special events in Bishop Eton on Friday evening and Saturday lunchtime. I hope that one way or another everyone has felt part of the event and we look forward in due course to sharing the experience of our delegates who joined the thousands in the Echo Arena. Please remember that everyone is welcome to join the Blessed Sacrament Procession from the Cathedral at 1.00pm this Sunday. Please note the Pilgrimage Masses in the Cathedral at 9.30am and 11.30am are ticket only.
Fr Barrie O’Toole: I was able to visit Fr Barrie in Ripon on Thursday. We had lunch together and an enjoyable chat. He is immensely grateful for all the messages of goodwill and promises of prayer. He sends you all his love and an assurance of his prayers in return. He is somewhat weaker, but remains cheerful and is being wonderfully looked after by his sister, Pat, and her family and the care package they now have in place.
Novena in Ireland: Early next Sunday I leave to preach a Novena in honour of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour at the Redemptoristine Convent chapel in Dublin. Please pray for the Lord’s blessing on the event. Apart from a couple of days when Fr Andrew has Redemptorist meetings in the south, most of the community should be in residence during that time. ( You can follow the Novena Masses via the webcam on the Redemptoristine sisters' website www.rednuns.com)
First Communion Programme: Families with children in Year Four, please note that the first meeting and registration for children wishing to make their First Communion next year will be in the Fisher-More Hall tomorrow (Monday 10 September) at 8.00pm.
The theme of this year's Education Sunday (9th September) is Ephphatha - Be Opened!'. The Bishops have invited our young people to come to Mass in their school uniform to show the special link between the Catholic community and our schools. There will be a second collection to support the work of Catholic schools.
The Funeral of John Walsh RIP will take place on Thursday 13 September at 12.00 noon.
Thank You to all who donated to the St Patrick’s Missionary Society. The total came to £1792.36!
Fr Michael's Paintings
Recently Fr Michael sold some of his paintings for Project Zimbabwe. He would like to continue to do this, and the pictures still left to purchase along with others that he completes will be posted on a dedicated page on the website, please click here. f you would like to buy a painting, or would like to see the original before deciding, please contact Fr Michael at the monastery: 0151 722 1108
Wednesday Lunch will take place on 12 September at 12.30pm in the Fisher-More Hall. All welcome.
Ecumenical Prayer Group meet on Wednesday 12 September 7.45pm—8.45pm. In the Hughes Room.
Archdiocesan Training Courses:
- Bereavement Care Team/Ministry of Consolation - training on 17 & 24th October.
- Lay Funeral Minister Training - 21 & 22 November. Do you feel called to be a Lay Funeral Minister?
If interested in any of the above and or to book with the Parish Office 737 4110. DBS will be required.
CTMH Social Walking Group: Penny Lane Mosque and Docker’s Steps on Monday 10 September. See poster in the porch for details.
SFX Admissions 2019: Open Evening Tuesday 11 September 6.30pm-8.30pm.
Focolare Movement: An open afternoon for families at Hope University, Eden Building: Sunday 16 September, 1.00pm – 4.30pm. Separate programs for parents exploring that theme, for children 4-8, and 9-12. Supervised play for babies. Leaflet at the back of the church.
Open Evening: St Julie’s Catholic High School are delighted to invite girls in Years 4, 5 and 6 and their parents to take a tour of our brand new state of the art facilities. Thursday 20 September from 3.30pm to 6.00pm.
Knights of St Columba Annual Steve Dooley walk Sunday 30 September. Starting out from the Royal Albert Dock at 2.00pm and along the riverfront, finishing at Liverpool Cricket Club. Refreshments will be provided. All ages are welcome. Envelopes for donations will be distributed on 16 September and collected on 6/7 October. The nominated charity is The Whitechapel Centre.
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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Items not in the Paper Version of the Bulletin.
St Mary's and Bishop Eton Women's Group
For details of the events planned for the autumn take a look at the August newsletter. Click here. The September newsletter with further details will follow shortly,
For the latest from CTMH please click here.
Dementia friendly afternoon tea and sing along
The next dementia-friendly afternoon tea and sing along takes place on the last Friday of the month in St. Mary's Parish Centre.
Pope Francis: Reflections on The Joy of Love (Amoris Laetitia)
Each week we will be providing an excerpt on the Pope's letter for you to read and reflect on. The reflections have been made available by the Archdiocese’s Adult Faith Formation department.
“Today we recognize that being able to forgive others implies the liberating experience of understanding and forgiving ourselves… We need to learn to pray over our past history, to accept ourselves, to learn how to live with our limitations, and even to forgive ourselves, in order to have this same attitude towards others”
(Amoris Laetitia 107).
Mother Mary Francis, a Poor Clare, wrote to her sisters once that the quickest way to “kill” charity is to be too hard on yourself. If you hold yourself to an unrealistic standard, you will do the same to others. Accept your own imperfections today with a laugh and a trusting prayer for mercy.
KNIGHTS OF ST COLUMBA:
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.
National Shrine of St Pio at Pantasaph
Every year, Pantasaph welcomes hundreds of pilgrims who come on non-residential Saint Pio Days.
This year there is one day left on 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.
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.
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS TRAINING
Saturday 6 October 2018. Both these training days take place at Irenaeus, 32 great Georges Road, Waterloo, L22 1RD. If you are interested, please contact the parish office.
Nugent Charity Shop Appeal
The Cathedral at 60 Hope Street
Bishop Eton School's Twitter Feeds.
Please note that from the next academic year the school will be using a single Twitter account, the posts will be tagged so you can identify for instance the music posts.
SFX Key Dates 2018-2019 Academic year
Maricourt High School - Come and See Day
Exciting news to brighten up ‘Autumn Days’. Maricourt High School are thrilled to welcome Fr Eamonn Mulcahy, as a keynote speaker at a Come & See day on Saturday 27th October. It will be held at Maricourt High School, Maghull with workshops by Fr Chris Thomas, Eileen T Snow, Dr Karen Groves and others. Please tell your family and friends.
CAFOD - Countering Consumerism:
You are invited to join a CAFOD retreat. It is free and open to all, whether new to campaigning or have been with CAFOD for a long time.
Each retreat runs from 10 am to 4 pm book your place at cafod.org.uk/retreat or call 0303 303 3030
The Liverpool Retreat is on Sat 3rd Nov at Sandymount House of Prayer, 16 Burbo Bank Rd,
Blundellsands, Crosby, Liverpool, L23 6TH
Creative at Christmas Workshop
Last years Flower workshop was so successful that this year the Cathedral is running a 6-week course starting on Tuesday 6th November.
13 November, ‘Heavenly Angels’
20 November, ‘Can be Altered’
27 November, ‘Woolley Wreath’
4 December, ‘Three Kings’
11 December, ‘Christmas Wreath’
For full details click here
Kerala Floods - An SVP Appeal
Terrible floods have been taking place in Kerala in southern India. Hundreds of people have been killed and many more are missing; countless homes have been washed away and the monsoon season is set to continue until early September.
Kerala is the most Christian state in India – it has more churches than any other region.
The leading Catholic volunteering charity, the St Vincent de Paul Society (SVP), is very active there and they are doing great work helping the victims of the flood in local communities.
However, they desperately need funds.
Please contribute to the SVP’s Kerala appeal.
To donate visit www.svp.org.uk, telephone 020 7703 3030 or send
cheques made out to SVP (write ‘Kerala appeal’ on the back) to SVP,
Romero House, 55 Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7JB.
Please remember our sisters and brothers in Kerala in your prayers.
Thank you for your help and support.
CATHEDRAL WALKING GROUP
New walkers are always welcome.
CATHEDRAL Book Club
The next meeting of the Cathedral Book Club will be on Thursday 4 October at 7.00pm in the Gibberd Room. Details to follow.
Housekeepers needed in the Archdiocese
Our Lady of the Assumption in Gateacre and St Albert the Great in Stockbridge village are both looking for a housekeeper. For full details
Advert for Our Lady’s Gateacre
Advert for St Albert the Great
Bishop Baron speaks on Adoremus
100 Years of the War & The Suffragette Movement’.
The Ladies Group of the Parish of St John Vianney, Halewood, are holding a dance to commemorate ‘100 Years of the War & The Suffragette Movement’. Taking place on Friday, 26 October in St Mark’s Parish Club, 7.30pm, tickets are £3 and will be available for purchase from next weekend in their churches St Mark’s or Holy Family or available by ringing their Parish Office on 486 9885. This will be a fabulous evening when there will be a professional group ‘The Poppies’ performing music from that era, war dress optional and all proceeds will go towards their Parish Lourdes Fund and Help for Heroes. Pay on the door also available
RADS - A Secondary Cause of Death
RADS November 2018 play is “Secondary Cause of Death”, a hilarious comedy thriller by Peter Gordon.
It’s 1939 and the aptly named Inspector Pratt arrives at the country house Bagshot Hotel The chaos that ensues is an Agatha Christie-type spoof. As the bodies pile up, can Miss Maple figure out who the murderer is before the audience does? Come along and find out!:
Wednesday 14th November - Saturday 17th November inclusive; doors open 7pm for curtain-up at 7.30pm.
Sunday 18th November Matinee: doors open 2pm for 2.30pm start.
Venue is Allerton U.R.C Hall (corner Booker Ave/Mather Ave L18 7HD)
Tickets (on the door): adults £7, concessions £6, children £3. Free programme and refreshments.