Mass Times 13 Apr - 20 Apr
12.10 pm (6.00 pm First Mass of Sunday)
No Mass Here today.
Mass of the Lord’s Supper 7.30 pm
(at St Oswald’s, Padgate)
3.00 pm The Lord’s Passion
9.15 am, (3.30 pm Polish)
9.00 pm Easter Vigil at St Mary’s & St Benedict’s
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
St Benedict'sMonday - Friday
- This week's bulletin is available for download HERE
- St Benedict’s
Open from 9.00 am – 4.30 pm Monday to Friday for private prayer and will also be open on Saturdays 9.00 am to 4.30 pm during Lent.
- ‘COME & SEE’ AT ST BENEDICT’S
For anybody who is curious about the Catholic Faith. Meetings are held at St Benedict’s on Tuesdays at 7.15pm where you will be sure of a warm welcome as you join with others to explore the importance of journeying in faith together. Alternatively speak to Fr Devine after Mass or Michele Walker on 07900 581784.
- POLISH Lenten SERVICES
(St Benedict’s) Fr Mariusz Gutowski is holding two Services in preparation for Easter at St Benedict’s; Tuesday 8th April at 6pm – 7pm and Wednesday 9th April 6pm – 7pm.
- BLESSING OF FOOD
On Holy Saturday 19th April between 2pm and 3pm there will be the Traditional Blessing of Food for the Polish Community at St Benedict’s. Led by Fr Maruisz Gutowski.
- BLESSED JOHN HENRY NEWMAN EXHIBITION
We are now in the final week of the exhibition at St Mary’s.
- STABAT MATER CONCERT
Sunday 6th April at 7.30pm The Warrington Choral Society will be performing the ‘Stabat Mater’ by Franz Joseph Haydn at St Mary’s. Admission £10 (Students £5 and under 16’s Free). Refreshments in the Narthex afterwards.
- PREPARING FOR HOLY WEEK
On Saturday 12th April, Sandymount Retreat House at Crosby is offering an opportunity to prepare for Holy Week which is the most sacred time in the life of the church. The day will be led by Philip McParland, an experienced retreat director. It begins at 10.00am and concludes at 4.00pm. The offering is £15.00 which includes soup and bread roll. To book a place call 0151 924 4850 or visit online at www.sandymountretreats.org.uk
- LENTEN SERVICES OF RECONCILIATION
Friday 11th April 12 noon at St Alban’s and Monday 14th April 7.30pm at St Joseph’s.
- ST MARY’S ORGAN NEWS
There will be a special organ recital on Wednesday 16th April after the 12.10 Mass, featuring the 14 Stations of the Cross by Ridout. Continuous funding is needed to keep the organ in working order (the motor is currently under repair) so please consider contributing to the Organ Fund. Pipes can be sponsored for varying amounts.
- MASS OF CHRISM
Wednesday 16th April at 7.30pm at the Metropolitan Cathedral, Liverpool.
St Benedict’s – The Meditation Group next meets on Friday 16th May at 6.45pm in the Holy Family Chapel.
- World War II Memorial
There is a First World War Memorial at St Benedict’s but not one for WWII. If you know the names of anyone killed on active duty during WWII who were parishioners at St Benedict’s, please let the parish office know on 01925 630127. (Please note that at the time of WWII the parish boundaries of St Benedict’s used to include what is now most of St Stephen’s and some of St Oswald’s parish boundaries today).
- ‘NO ONE COMES TO THE FATHER BUT THROUGH ME’
On Saturday 3rd May at St Joseph’s Parish Centre, Harper’s Lane, Chorley. Fr Jim Clarke, a renowned international speaker is offering a day of ‘Refreshment & Nourishment’ Cost £15 if you book by 30th April or £20 to pay on the day (includes Lunch). Contact Julie Cassidy on 0151 522 1040 to book a place.
- Sacramental Preparation
For Confession, Confirmation & Holy Communion; If your child does not attend a Catholic School and was aged 8 years or over last September and you would like them to prepare to receive the Sacraments next year, please speak to Fr Devine after Mass or via the parish office 01925 630127.
- St Mary’s Junior choir
The Junior choir is recruiting for boys and girls aged 5+. No experience necessary. Rehearsals are 6pm on Thursdays with choir club open from 5.30 pm. For more info speak to Michael Wynne, or email email@example.com
- Warrington Foodbank
The Warrington Foodbank thanks all for the support given and continue to give to the foodbank. Donations can still be left in the Baptistery at St Benedict’s or either parish office. Thank you.
- OFFERTORY ENVELOPES
New offertory envelopes for the new tax year are now available. New parishioners and those who want envelopes for the first time can get them also. If you pay any amount of tax please GIFT AID it at no cost to yourself but giving the parish 25% extra income in tax relief. Standing order forms and Gift Aid envelopes are available from the Parish Office. Please also inform us of changes of address, or if you are no longer a tax payer, etc.
- NEWSLETTER ITEMS
If you have any news items that you would like to be included in the weekly newsletter please contact Celia on 01925 630127 by Thursday 12 noon. Thank you.