This Week 11 - 18 February 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
Monday7.30 pm Prayer Group12.10 pm Mass
Tuesday12.15 pm Mass9.30 am Mass12.10 pm Mass
Wednesday9.30 am Mass
12.10 pm Mass
Thursday9.30 am Mass
7.30 pm Stations of the Cross
12.10 pm Mass
Friday11.45 am Stations of the Cross
12.15 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 Mass8.30 am Mass
3.30 pm Polish Mass
11.00 am Sung Mass
6.00 pm Mass

News

CAFOD’S LENT FAST DAY

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CAFOD’s Lent Fast Day is an opportunity to support our brothers and sisters who don’t have enough to eat. This Friday, 23 February, can you give up a meal, or eat a simple meal, in solidarity? With malnutrition still killing almost three million children a year, your fasting, prayers and donations will ensure more of God’s children have enough good food to eat.

And this Lent, your donation will make double the difference. For every pound you donate to CAFOD, the UK Government will also donate a pound, up to a total of £5 million, meaning twice the number of lives can be transformed, twice the number of children can have the opportunity to grow up healthy and strong.

Please take an envelope home with you today and bring it back next weekend. Alternatively, you can donate online at www.cafod.org.uk/lent or by calling 0303 303 3030. Many thanks.

In light of news reports this week, you may wish to know that CAFOD has a statement about safeguarding vulnerable communities which you find on the noticeboard at the back of church or at www.cafod.org.uk

DAY OF PRAYER & FASTING FOR PEACE

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Alongside CAFOD’s Lent Fast Day, Pope Francis has launched a special Day of Prayer and Fasting for Peace this Friday, 23 February. Addressing the crowds in St Peter’s Square last Sunday, Pope Francis asked all men and women of goodwill to join him in praying for the war-torn people of the Democratic Republic of Congo and of South Sudan.

ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF MARRIAGE & FAMILY LIFE

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Archbishop Malcolm McMahon invites you to join him in celebrating the Annual Marriage and Family Life Mass at the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King on Sunday 11 March at 11.00 am. All are welcome to attend. The Mass will include a special blessing for those celebrating significant anniversaries. Refreshments will be served afterwards in the Gibberd Room.

 

THE JOHN LENNOX EVENT

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Church leaders in Warrington have invited internationally renowned Professor John Lennox to give a talk on the subject, ‘Why does God allow suffering’, on Saturday 17 March at 7.30 pm in the Parr Hall. This free event is an incredible opportunity to hear a case for God in light of human suffering, delivered by one of the world’s leading thinkers.

Professor Lennox is respected by leading academics. He has debated some of this generation’s most prominent atheists. He has taught in most of the world’s premier universities and has published over 20 books and, for one evening, he will engage with this important topic in Warrington, as well as answer people’s questions.

If you would like to go to this event, please sign up through the https://johnlennoxwarrington.eventbrite.com portal.

 

 

 

 

 

Fr Dave's Blog

Our Lenten Journey – Week 1

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First Sunday of Lent (B)

Gospel  (Mark 1: 12-15)

The Spirit drove Jesus out into the wilderness and he remained there for forty days, and was tempted by Satan. He was with the wild beasts, and the angels looked after him.

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.’

Thought

The season of Lent could be seen as our time in the wilderness – a kind of annual retreat – forty days to give something up or do something extra to help us to get back into shape as Christians.

Have I decided how to use this special time, or am I still wondering what would help me to come a little closer to the Lord?  If you’re still undecided, why not talk to the Lord about it – ask him to guide and inspire you.

Prayer

God our Father,
as we begin our Lenten journey,
help us to use this time
to become more like your Son, Jesus Christ,
who is Lord for ever and ever.


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