Mass Times 02 Aug - 09 Aug
10.00 am (3.30 pm Polish Pastoral Area Mass)
10.00 am (3.30 pm Polish Pastoral Area Mass)
Liturgy of the Word & Eucharist
St Benedict'sMonday - Friday
09.00am(when there is no Mass, see newsletter HERE for more details)
10.00 am - 12.00pm
- This week's bulletin is available for download HERE
- ‘COME & SEE’ (RCIA) ST BENEDCT’S CHURCH
For those who are curious about the Catholic Faith or are adults and wish to be Baptised, or are thinking of coming back to church after being away for a long time. A small group of parishioners and those like yourself will be meeting from Tuesday 15th September at 7.15pm this year. If you are interested to attend please leave your name and telephone number at St Benedict’s Parish office on 01925 630127 or contact Doreane Child on 07554 382448. When the meetings are to resume will be advertised here and on the parish bulletin nearer the time. In the meantime if you are eager and can’t wait until September, you could simply attend Mass and ‘Come & See’ what happens and what we’re like.
- ASSISTED SUICIDE BILL – URGENT RESPONSE NEEDED…NOW
On Friday 11 September 2015 the House of Commons will be debating and voting on a Private Member’s Bill to legalise assisted suicide. Follow this link www.catholicnews.org.uk/Home/Featured/Assisted-Dying-Bill/Q-A to find some answers to frequently asked questions about the law and ethics of assisting suicide in the light of Catholic teaching. If you have not already written to your MP there is also a link on this page enabling you to contact your local MP requesting that they vote against the bill.
- ‘LAUDATE SI’
Inspired by Pope Francis’ words, we join with Catholics worldwide, as part of the Global Catholic Climate Movement, and call on our Prime Minister and on other world leaders to take urgent action to prevent climate change pushing people deeper into poverty. Please call on David Cameron to show leadership on climate change. Sign the online petition at:www.cafod.org.uk/Campaign/One-Climate-One-World/climate-petition
- ST BENEDICT’S CENTENNIAL MASS
Fr Devine wishes to thank all those who worked so hard to prepare for St Benedict’s Centenary Mass last week. The flowers were beautiful and the church sparkled thanks to the dedicated team of cleaners. Many others helped make it such a momentous occasion: Musicians, servers, and most of all Archbishop Malcolm whose presence made the day so special. All enjoyed a fantastic Brunch after Mass. Special thanks must go to Mike and Angela Birchall who have been fundraising all year with the monthly Quizzes and Soup Lunches. In the region of £1,700 was raised for the Centenary events.
The Archbishop has appointed Monsignor John Devine as parish priest at St Mary of the Isle, Douglas, Isle of Man. He will be replaced as parish priest at St Mary’s, St Benedict’s at St Oswald’s by Father David Heywood, currently serving a cluster of parishes in the Leigh Pastoral Area. Father Austin Griffin, parish priest in Penwortham, will live in retirement at St Oswald’s. These changes will take place in the first week of September.
- ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE ARCHBISHOP REGARDING THE FUTURE OF ST MARY’S
“I have invited the Priestly Fraternity of St Peter to come to the archdiocese and to have responsibility for St Mary’s Church, Warrington. In due course this will become a centre for the celebration of the extraordinary form of Mass and the sacraments. The priests of this fraternity will not, however, assume pastoral responsibility for St Mary’s parish, which will be the responsibility of Fr David Heywood from September.”
- OPPORTUNITY TO MEET THE PRIESTLY FRATERNITY OF ST PETER
Representatives of the Priestly Fraternity of St Peter (FSSP) will be visiting St Mary’s on Wednesday 5th August to meet parishioners and to talk about their community and its work. The meeting will begin with a presentation in the church at 7.00 pm followed by an opportunity for questions about the Fraternity and its forthcoming ministry at St Mary’s. Click on www.facebook.com/fssp.england for more information about the FSSP. Click here to look at their quarterly newsletter ‘Dowry’. Please click on this link to view a message from Fr Armand de Malleray FSSP (Superior of the FSSP in England) to St Mary’s Parishioners.
- RESPONDING TO THE CALL TO BE A PRIEST? VOCATION DISCERNMENT GROUP
“How does one become a priest? This is an initiative which the Lord takes. The Lord calls. He calls each of those whom he wills to become priests. Perhaps there are some young men present who have heard this call in their hearts… If some of you have heard this call in your hearts, it is Jesus who has placed it there. Pay attention to this invitation and pray that it might bear fruit for the whole Church.” Pope Francis. To support men who are exploring vocations to priesthood in our diocese, a monthly day of recollection has been organised for the first Saturday of each month. These days will help men who feel called to ordained ministry to discover more about diocesan priesthood and meet others discerning a call to priesthood. Meetings take place at St Charles’ Presbytery, 224 Aigburth Road, Liverpool. For further information, contact Fr James Preston at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 0151 727 2493.
- THE SISTERS OF THE CROSS AND PASSION
We have heard the sad news that the Sisters are leaving Warrington. Sr Dominic Savio CP has kindly produced appropriate extracts for each parish from her wider history of the Passionist Sisters across the town. A limited number of copies have been left at the back of each church for people to take. Should copies run out, please ask at your parish office and further copies may be provided. Once the date of their final departure is known we shall find a suitable way to express our gratitude to the Sisters for their prayerful service to our communities since the 19th century.
- MARRIAGE AND FAMILY LIFE
Support for Divorced and Separated Catholics. The next series of meetings “Recovering and Moving on after Divorce” will start mid-September 2015. General enquiries may be directed to Maureen O’Brien, Marriage and Family Life Co-ordinator 0151 522 1044.