Mass Times 25 Sep - 02 Oct
11.00 am, 6.00 pm
10.30 am, (3.30 pm Polish Mass)
(9.30 am at St Oswald’s), 12.15 pm Mass
(9.30 am at St Oswald’s)
9.00 am Funeral Mass, 12.15 pm
(6.00 pm Vigil Mass at St Oswald’s)
10.30 am St Benedict’s, (3.30 pm Polish Mass)
Children are welcome at Sunday morning Mass at St Benedict’s. After the formal greeting, children are invited to leave for their own special Liturgy of the Word. The Bible readings for the day are shared with them in a way appropriate to their age. At the offertory they are welcomed back to rejoin their parents and the congregation for the rest of the Mass. If you would like to know more about our Children’s Liturgy Team click here.
Liturgy of the Word & Eucharist
Fridays – 6.45 pm at St Benedict’s (None on Friday 30th September)
Mondays – 7.30 pm at St Oswald’s
Saturdays – 10.00 am at St Oswald’s
(For details of all Masses, services and further information on the life of the parishes please also see the newsletter here )
Tuesday 11.30am – 12.05 pm
Saturday 10.00am – 11.45am, Weekdays 11.40 am – 12.05 pm
Saturday 5.15pm – 5.45pm
Or by appointment at St Benedict’s or St Mary’s.
- This week's bulletin is available for download HERE
- MASS OF ANOINTING OF THE SICK
Sunday 25th September there will be a Mass of Anointing of the Sick at 2.00 pm in St Oswald’s Church, Padgate, followed by refreshments in St Oswald’s Parish Centre. This Mass is a new initiative for parishioners of St Benedict’s, St Mary’s and St Oswald’s and fulfils the Sunday obligation unlike the SVP Mass in October.
- ‘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. Please leave your name and telephone number at St Benedict’s Parish office on 01925 630127. The Parish priest will return your call.
- CHILDREN’S LITURGY
There will be a meeting for helpers, and anyone interested in helping, on Thursday 29 September at 7.00 pm in the Sacristy at St Benedict’s.
- NEXT SUNDAY
Mr Ged Edwards, from CAFOD Liverpool, will join us for the weekend Masses at St Benedict’s and St Oswald’s to talk about the ministry of CAFOD (Catholic Agency for Overseas Development).
- JUSTICE & PEACE GROUP
You are invited to listen to Jonathan Levy speak about the work of ‘The Tim Parry & Jonathan Ball Foundation for Peace’, which was set up in 1995 following the death of their 12 year old son Tim and 3 year old Jonathan Ball in the Warrington Bombing of 1993. It takes place at St Monica’s Church, Dingleway, Appleton on Tuesday 18th October at 7.30 pm.
- BEREAVEMENT CARE COURSE
Parishioners are invited to attend the forthcoming Bereavement Care Course in the hope that we might start a Bereavement Care Team for the three parishes. The course will cover the stages of grief, the important skill of listening and how to set up a parish team. It will take place over two afternoons – Wednesday 19 October and Wednesday 26 October at Holy Rosary Parish centre, Altway, Aintree L10 2LG from 1.30 pm – 4.30 pm. If you think you would be interested in attending the course, please let Fr Dave know after Mass or contact the Parish Office on 01925 630127.
- “RENEWED PARISHES”
An evening of practical help and support at LACE on 19 October at 7.30 pm. How to respond to the challenges in becoming merciful parishes that reach out as evangelising communities. CaFE (Catholic Faith Exploration) has responded with TV quality resources as DVDs and downloads. Come and join in for what promises to be a great evening with sharing and faith-filled opportunities. Please register your interest by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- WINTER CLOTHING FOR THE REFUGEES
Many, many thanks for the massive response to the appeal for winter clothing and footwear for the Syrian Refugees – and to those who have helped to sort and bag all the items. If you still have items of clothing you wish to donate, they can be taken to the Orford Hubb, Festival Avenue or Fearnhead Community Centre on Insall Road. Many thanks.
- CATHOLIC? GOING TO UNIVERSITY THIS YEAR?
Make sure you look out for your Catholic Chaplaincy… Most of our Universities and Higher Education Institutions have a dedicated Catholic Chaplain based in the university or the local parish. The Catholic Chaplaincy is a place for you to explore your faith as a young adult, to meet other young people with similar interests from a great range of backgrounds, and to get involved in activities and social outreach. If you already have a strong faith, this is a chance to deepen it. If you are full of questions and doubts, this is a chance to share them and search for some honest answers about life and faith. Everyone is welcome.To find your local Chaplaincy, and for contact details of all the University Chaplains and Catholic Student Societies, visit the “CathChaps” website at:
- DIVORCED OR SEPARATED CATHOLICS
The next series of support meetings for divorced and separated Catholics will start in September. We welcome Catholics and other Christians who are divorced or separated (recently or in the past) or who are experiencing the breakdown of a marriage or a long term relationship. The small groups are informative, affirming, free and confidential. For more information or to book a place, please contact Frances Trotman (0151 727 2195). General enquiries may be directed to Maureen O’Brien, Marriage and Family Life Coordinator by contacting LACE on telephone 0151 522 1044 or mailto:email@example.com
- RESPONDING TO THE CALL TO PRIESTHOOD
To support those exploring Vocations to the 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 the call to priesthood. There will be an opportunity to talk with and hear from priests who minister in the diocese, and also a time for prayer and discussion.
For further information, contact Fr James Preston, at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: 0151 727 2493. Regular updates will be posted on our Facebook page: Archdiocese of Liverpool Vocations.
- WARRINGTON FOODBANK
As encouraged by Archbishop Malcolm; please give a little extra to the foodbanks for those who are struggling to meet the basic necessities for their families. There are boxes to give donations of food, toiletries etc at the back of St Benedict’s and St Oswald’s Churches. Thank you.
- THE PRIESTLY FRATERNITY OF ST PETER
Go to www.facebook.com/fssp.england for more information about the FSSP. Click here to look at their quarterly newsletter ‘Dowry’.