Mass Times 30 Aug - 06 Sep
10.00 am (3.30 pm Polish Pastoral Area Mass)
6.00 pm Slovak / Czech 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
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 from Sunday 6th September.
- SLOVAK / CZECH MASS AT ST BENEDICT’S
Saturday 5th September at 6.00 pm at St Benedict’s Church, Rhodes Street. WA2 7QE. Fr Tibor of the Slovak Catholic Mission London will be celebrating the Mass. Refreshments are available afterwards for a chance to mix and socialise.
- ‘COME & SEE’ (RCIA) ST BENEDICT’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 on Tuesday 22nd September at 7.15pm this year and weekly thereafter. If you are interested to attend at any time in the year please leave your name and telephone number at St Benedict’s Parish office on 01925 630127. In the meantime if you are eager and can’t wait until September, you are welcome to simply attend Mass and ‘Come & See’ what happens and what it’s like.
- SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION
Regarding First Reconciliation, First Holy Communion and Confirmation; If your child does not attend a Catholic School, was aged 8 years or over last September and you would like them to be included in the 2015 – 2016 Sacramental Programme, please contact St Benedict’s Parish Office on 01925 630127 leaving your name and telephone number so that you can be kept up to date with the arrangements as and when they become clear after Fr David Heywood’s commencement as Parish Priest in September.
- ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE TO THE TOMB OF BLESSED DOMINIC BARBERI CP
Bank Holiday Monday 31st August at the Church of St Anne and Blessed Dominic, Sutton, St Helens. WA9 3ZD. Mass will be celebrated at 12 noon. All are welcome to refreshments afterwards in the Parish Centre.
- HERITAGE OPEN DAYS AT ST MARY’S
On Friday 11th and Saturday 12th the doors to St Mary’s will be open from 10-4pm for the National Heritage Open Days scheme. There will be lots of interpretation and archive material on display and on the Saturday there will be a free organ recital by Michael Wynne at 1.00 pm.
- SAFEGUARDING TRAINING EVENT
Saturday 12th September 9.30 am to 3.30 pm at St Joseph’s Social Centre, Meeting Lane, Penketh. You will need to bring a packed lunch but tea/ coffee will be served. ‘Safeguarding as Ministry Training’ and ‘Protecting the Young & Vulnerable’. This is open to all who volunteer within the parishes. Those wishing to book a place can do so by contacting the Safeguarding Department on 0151 522 1043 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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.
- ADORATION & HEALING HOUR WITH BENEDICTION
St Oswald’s Church, Monday 14th September at 7.30pm. Adoration led by Tony Kerrigan. Healing ministry led by members of the Prayer Group and Rev Canon Eric Fisher, Anglican Priest.
- THE FUTURE OF ST MARY’S
The Priestly Fraternity of St Peter are taking responsibility for St Mary’s Church, Warrington. St Mary’s is becoming 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.
- THE PRIESTLY FRATERNITY OF ST PETER
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).
- VATICAN II AND THE CHURCH TODAY
14 – 15 September at L.A.C.E Conference Centre. A weekend conference featuring internationally renowned speakers exploring the continuing impact of the teaching of the Second Vatican Council in the ‘life and mission of the local and global church. Featured speakers include authority on Vatican II, Dr Massimo Faggioli, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor and Fr Timothy Radcliffe OP. More information/booking, highly recommended: http//:liverpoolvaticanii.org/
- RECEIVING VATICAN II
A series of six talks given by experts on aspects of the reception of Vatican II to take place 7.00 pm every Tuesday from 15th September – 27th October 2015 at Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral. Fr Devine will be giving a talk on Tuesday 13th October on ‘Faith in the Public Square’. Admission free with retiring collection.
- 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. The next meeting is due to take place on Saturday 5th September at St Charles’ Presbytery, 224 Aigburth Road, Liverpool. For further information, contact Fr James Preston at email@example.com 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.