This Week 21 - 28 January 2018

 St Benedict'sSt Oswald'sSt Mary's
(Latin Mass)
Sunday10.30 am First Communion Preparation Mass

(Sat) 6.00 pm First Communion Preparation Mass
8.30 am Mass
3.30 pm Polish Mass

11.00 am Sung Mass
6.00 pm Mass
Monday3.00 pm Funeral at Walton Lea
(Gladys Murphy)
7.30 pm Prayer Group12.10 pm Mass
Tuesday12.15 pm Mass9.30 am Mass12.10 pm Mass
Wednesday9.30 am Mass12.10 pm Mass
Thursday9.30 am Mass
7.30 pm Novena
12.10 pm Mass
Friday12.15 pm Mass
6.45 pm Meditation
12.10 pm Mass
Saturday4.00 pm Slovak Mass10.00 - 11.00 am Exposition
6.00 pm Vigil Mass
12.10 pm Mass
Sunday10.30 am Mass

8.30 am Mass
3.30 pm Polish Mass
11.00 am Sung Mass
6.00 pm Mass



The annual Octave of Prayer for Christian Unity takes place from 18 to 25 January. Churches Together in East Warrington will be holding an Ecumenical Service today (Sunday) in Padgate Methodist Church at 4.00 pm. “I encourage parishioners to come along to this service, especially if you haven’t been to an ecumenical service for some time. It is only by meeting together, praying together and working together that Christian unity will come about. The baptism we share means that each one of us has a responsibility to build bridges with our sisters and brothers in the other Christian churches and groups. Our Lord’s prayer, “that they may all be one” (John 17: 21) will only be answered if we all play our part.” Fr Dave

Lord Jesus Christ,
at your Last Supper you prayed to the Father
that all should be one.
Send your Holy Spirit upon all who bear your name
and seek to serve you.
Strengthen our faith in you,
and lead us to love one another in humility.
May we who have been reborn in one baptism
be united in one faith under one Shepherd.


The next series of support meetings for Divorced and Separated Catholics start in February 2018. This course is for those who are separated, those who are currently going through a divorce, or those who are already divorced, whether recent or at any time in the past. The small groups are informative, affirming, free and confidential. To book a place on the course held in Aintree, contact Maureen O’Brien (07967 753371). To book a place on the course held in South Liverpool, contact Frances Trotman (0151 727 2195). For further information, see poster at the back of church.


Friday 2 February at 7.30 pm in St Wilfrid’s Church, Grappenhall WA4 3EP, with Meera Maharaj and Dominic Degavino. Music by Tchaikovsky, Dutilleux, Liebermann and Gade. Tickets £10 (including glass of wine or soft drink). Reserve tickets on 07748 425286. Any donations of groceries would be gratefully received. Visit our Facebook page ‘Warrington Foodbank Concert 2018’ for a list of most needed items and to spread the word among your friends.


Training for leaders/helpers of Children’s Liturgy of the Word on Saturday 17 February at LACE, Croxteth Drive, Liverpool L17 1AA. Tea/coffee and arrivals at 10.00 am for 10.15 start until 12.30 pm. Cost: £10 per person (which will be paid by the parish). The main focus of the morning will be different ways of opening up the Gospel for children, and exploring all the different liturgical elements and ways of engaging the children. To book a place, please contact the Parish Office (630127) as soon as possible.






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3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time (B)


Mark 1: 14-20

After John had been arrested, Jesus went into Galilee. There he proclaimed the Good News from God. ‘The time has come’ he said ‘and the kingdom of God is close at hand. Repent, and believe the Good News.’

As he was walking along by the Sea of Galilee he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net in the lake – for they were fishermen. And Jesus said to them, ‘Follow me and I will make your fishers of men.’ And at once they left their nets and followed him.

Going on a little further, he saw James son of Zebedee and his brother John; they too were in their boat, mending their nets. He called them at once and, leaving their father Zebedee in the boat with the men he employed, they went after him.


Praying through the Gospel

I read this text quietly from the heart. I allow words or phrases to touch me.
I let myself be drawn by what moves me.
It is the living Word, the Good News that Christ himself gives…

As I read, I might be impressed by the response of the disciples to the call of Jesus from the shore. It is whole-hearted.
Perhaps I am struck by the pace of the text.
Jesus says the time has come, and calls on the people to repent and believe.
He calls the disciples and they follow immediately.
I ponder on the ready trust they show in Jesus and on the trust he shows in them…

I might like to reflect upon the same Christ calling my name from the shore of my own life.
How does his voice sound?
Does it ring clear, or does it have to compete with other voices demanding my attention, investment, and commitment?
How does this voice console me? …

I end my prayer by pondering this message of Good News.
I talk to Christ in my own words, asking that it sink down into the deepest part of my heart and soul; that I might really believe and trust…

(Prepared by St Beuno’s Outreach in the Diocese of Wrexham)


Concluding Prayer

Your sovereign rule, O God,
draws near to us
in the person of Jesus your Son.
Your word summons us to faith;
your power transforms our lives.

Free us to follow in Christ’s footsteps,
so that neither human loyalty
nor earthly attachment
may hold us back from answering your call.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.Amen.

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