This Week 22 - 29 July 2018

 St Benedict'sSt Oswald'sSt Mary's
(Latin Mass)
Sunday10.30 am Baptism Mass

(Sat) 6.00 pm Vigil Mass
8.30 am Mass
3.30 pm Polish Mass
11.00 am Sung Mass
6.00 pm Low Mass
Monday7.30 pm Prayer Group12.10 pm Mass
TuesdayNo Mass or Confessions today

No Mass today12.10 pm Mass
WednesdayNo Mass today12.10 pm Mass
ThursdayNo Mass today
7.30 pm Novena
12.10 pm Mass
FridayNo Mass or Meditation today12.10 pm Mass
Saturday12.30 pm Wedding Mass
(Hannah Boyle & Alexandros Michael)
4.00 pm Slovak Mass
10.00 - 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 Low Mass




This weekend, we will join the Archdiocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes in prayer with special Masses in honour of Our Lady of Lourdes.

help us to be united in prayer
with our pilgrims
who have travelled to Lourdes
in answer to Mary’s call to Bernadette.
We pray that during these special days
all of us may be drawn closer to you,
through the prayers of your Blessed Mother.
Bless us dear Lady with blessings from heaven;
and to our petition let answer be given.

Our Lady of Lourdes: pray for us.
St. Bernadette: pray for us.

National Eucharistic Pilgrimage & Congress
Liverpool 7-9 September 2018


1) LAST CHANCE FOR TICKETS! There are still some tickets available for the Saturday Echo Arena event with Bishop Robert Barron and other speakers and for the Sunday 9.30 am Mass in the Cathedral. You can book online until 30 July:

2) The Bishops Conference will send out tickets to those who have booked during the summer.

3) There is an Adoremus Parallel Programme for Friday-Sunday, 7-9 September. Individuals and parish groups are welcome to these supporting events. You will find full details of all these events displayed in church or you can obtain a booklet by sending an email to Fr Dave. Almost all these events are free, but some require advanced booking. Highlights will be advertised in the newsletter each week until September.

4) There will be an Adoremus Youth Congress for those aged 13-20 at the Echo Arena auditorium on Saturday 8 September. Visit for full details and booking form.


The Adoremus Parallel Programme supports the Adoremus National Pilgrimage & Congress with talks, workshops, prayer and cultural events in the city of Liverpool, 7-9 September.

Adoremus for Young People

1) Prayer and worship with Youth 2000 at the Blessed Sacrament Shrine, 4 Dawson St, Liverpool L16 8NQ on Friday 7 September from 6.00 pm.

2) Youth Congress – An event for young people ages 13-20 including the inspirational speaker Katie Prejean McGrady, testimonies, drama, worship, Exposition and activities. Saturday 8 September, 10.30 am – 5.30 pm, in the Auditorium at the Echo Arena. £10 advanced booking required via.

3) Nightfever at the Blessed Sacrament Shrine on Saturday 8 September, 7.30 – 10.30 pm.

4) Living Joyfully Adoremus – A rolling program of workshops, talks and discussion at St Patrick’s Church, Park Place, Liverpool L8 5RA on Friday & Saturday, 7 & 8 September, 12.00 – 7.00 pm. Come, meet and pray with consecrated religious. All welcome. Full programme at



On Tuesday 1 May 2018, the three parishes of St Benedict’s, St Mary’s and St Oswald’s merged into the new Parish of Blessed James Bell. The new parish incorporates three Churches (St Benedict’s, St Oswald’s & St Mary’s Shrine), two Catholic Primary Schools (St Benedict’s & St Oswald’s), two Parish Centres (St Benedict’s & St Oswald’s) and one Parish Office (based at St Benedict’s).


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16th Sunday of Ordinary Time (B)

Gospel  (Mark 6: 30-34)

The apostles rejoined Jesus and told him all they had done and taught. Then he said to them, ‘You must come away to some lonely place all by yourselves and rest for a while’; for there were so many coming and going that the apostles had no time even to eat. So they went off in a boat to a lonely place where they could be by themselves. But people saw them going, and many could guess where; and from every town they all hurried to the place on foot and reached it before them. So as he stepped ashore he saw a large crowd; and he took pity on them because they were like sheep without a shepherd, and he set himself to teach them at some length.


In last week’s Gospel, Jesus sent the apostles out to continue his work of proclaiming the Good News of God’s love.  In today’s Gospel, the apostles return and share their experience with Jesus.

Jesus invites them to come away and rest for a while.  We all need to do this.  I’m sure that’s why we have summer holidays – time to rest and recharge.  All of us need to have a break from time to time.  Holidays, annual leave, whatever you call it is a holy time because it renews and refreshes us, and can remind us of the important things in life which can get lost in the busy schedules so many of us have each day.

Take some time to rest this summer, and may our Lord bless the time you take.




Illustration by Elizabeth Wang, T-00430-OL, ‘God’s light and wisdom pour upon those gathered around Christ’s Body and Blood at Mass’, © Radiant Light. Excerpt from ‘Soul of my Saviour’, ascribed to John XXII.

The Eucharist is the place where we remember

Every Mass is the place of remembering the truth that sets us free. Here we see and hear Jesus tell us that we are loved. He says that there is no greater love than this – to lay down your life for your friend. He tells us that this is his body which is broken and given for us; this is his blood which is poured out in mercy so that we can be forgiven.

Problems in our lives can overwhelm us sometimes. We can be pulled in different directions and find no time to stop and listen to the voice of the Lord. But at Mass, we are still. We see him. We hear him. We remember. Here our lives can make sense again. He died for me. I am here to live for him. I want to live my life showing some small love for the infinite love he has shown to me.

Here we can cast our worries and fears knowing that we are heard, knowing that we are loved.

Pope Francis said to take part in the Mass “is to live once again the redemptive Passion and Death of the Lord. It’s a hymn of praise: the Lord makes himself present on the altar to be offered to the Father for the salvation of the world” (Homily, St Martha’s Residence, February 10, 2014).

Pope Francis

“Jesus died for love! And in the Eucharist, he wishes to communicate to us his paschal, victorious love. If we receive it with faith, we can also truly love God and our neighbour, we can love as he loved us, giving his life. This is the Mass: to enter in the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Jesus; when we go to Mass it’s as if we went to Calvary, the same thing. But think: if we in the moment of Mass go to Calvary – let us think imaginatively – and we know that that man there is Jesus, do we then permit ourselves to chat, to take photographs, to engage somewhat in a show? No! Because it’s Jesus! We will certainly be in silence, in the joy of being saved. When we enter the church to celebrate Mass we should think this: I am entering Calvary, where Jesus gives his life for me. And thus chats disappear, comments and the things that remove us from this most beautiful thing that is the Mass, disappear. It’s the triumph of Jesus!” (22nd November 2017).

Prayer Moment

Write a prayer for yourself or for someone you know who is struggling with life. Ask God to touch their hearts with his love.

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