This Week 26 - 2 March 2017

 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
6.00 pm
Monday7.30 pm Prayer Group
12.10 pm
Tuesday12.15 pm Mass9.30 am Mass
12.10 pm
Wednesday9.30 am Mass
(1.30 pm Stations of the Cross with Year 2)
12.10 pm
Thursday9.30 am Mass
7.30 pm Stations of the Cross
12.10 pm
Friday11.45 am Stations of the Cross
12.15 pm Mass
No Meditation today
(2.30 pm Year 5 Class Mass in School)12.10 pm
Saturday10.00 - 11.00 am Exposition
6.00 pm Vigil Mass
12.10 pm
Sunday10.30 am Mass
8.30 am Mass
3.30 pm Polish Mass
11.00 am
6.00 pm

News

50p COLLECTION FOR REFUGEES
You are invited to bring 50p every time you come to church during Lent. At the end of Lent, this money will be sent to help the many refugees from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan who are living in makeshift camps in Greece.

Why we care…
13.5 million people in Syria need humanitarian assistance due to a violent civil war that began in 2011 – 5 million Syrians are refugees, and 6.3 million are displaced within Syria; half of those affected are children. Most Syrian refugees remain in the Middle East – in Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt; contrary to what you might read or hear in the media, only about 10 percent of the refugees have fled to Europe.

ECUMENICAL LENT COURSE
The Ecumenical Lent Course continues this Tuesday, 28 March, at 1.30 pm at Padgate Methodist Church. All are welcome. For more information, contact Rev Mark Coles (266537).

SCRIPTURE STUDY GROUP
The series of meetings exploring the Lenten Sunday Gospels continues this Wednesday, 29 March, 7.00 – 8.00 pm, in the Holy Family Chapel at St Benedict’s. Refreshments available from 6.30 pm. All welcome.

LENTEN CAFE FOR PARENTS
The last in a three part series entitled, “You, your children and their Catholic Faith”, takes place this Wednesday, 29 March, 7.00 – 8.00 pm.  Please note change of venue:  the final meeting will be held at St Benedict’s Church.

BACH’S ST JOHN PASSION
Warrington Choral Society and Orchestra present Bach’s St John Passion at 7.30 pm on Saturday 1 April at St Mary’s Shrine, Buttermarket Street, Warrington. Conducted by Michael Wynne and first performed on Good Friday 1724, Bach’s St John Passion is a testimony to the power of music to transcend time and place. This music still moves us, draws us together through its passion and drama, and provides us with a powerful experience for the start of Passiontide. Tickets: £10, over 65’s £7, students and unwaged £5, under 16 free! Available from: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/

LENTEN PENANCE SERVICE
Service of Reconciliation on Thursday 6 April at 7.30 pm at St Oswald’s.

WALK OF WITNESS
This year, during Holy Week, there will be a short Walk of Witness in Warrington town centre on Wednesday 12 April. The idea of the walk is to reflect on the cost of placing our security in armaments by stopping at three places in the town centre with links to past acts of war and violence.  We will meet at 12.00 noon at the Bridegfoot War Memorial, walk to the Fountain of Life in Bridge Street, and then to Palmyra Square – named after a city in Syria. Then we could go for a cuppa together! Fr Dave

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Fourth Tuesday of Lent

Prayer for the People of Mosul

mosul

Holy God,
your Holy family was driven into exile
and many holy innocent boys were massacred,
we hold before you today the suffering people of Mosul.
Hold in your loving arms,
all those who have been caught up in this conflict.
We pray for those forced to flee their homes,
all who have lost friends, family and possessions
and who now face an uncertain future.
Bless our Christian brothers and sisters
who have seen the destruction of their churches and communities
and for our Muslim neighbours
who have also experienced destruction and suffering.
Lord, in this city where Christians and Muslims
have lived together for over 1400 years,
we pray for healing, peace and restoration.
Bring light out of this present darkness and hope from despair
that guided by your Holy Spirit,
all your children may find a new way forward together
based on your love for us all.
Amen.

(John Sentamu, Archbishop of York)


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