16 February 2020


Holy Mass Intention
Saturday   15th      6:45pm Michael Prunty RIP
Sunday     16th       9:30am Parishioners
Saturday   22nd     6.45pm Elspeth Moore RIP
Sunday      23rd     9.30am Parishioners



Holy Mass for Sunday at St. Peter & St. Paul’s, Mawdesley – Saturday at 5.00pm, Sunday at 11.15am

This Week    
Ministry E. Minister Reader
Saturday   P Allison
Sunday D Mackley B Rady
Next Week    
Ministry E. Minister Reader
Saturday   M Cookson
Sunday P Allison D Mackley

PARISH  OFFERTORY COLLECTION:  £209.91  Thank you                   

200 CLUB WINNERS (February):            1st: G Cheetham (96), 2nd: R Corbishley (133)

ADVANCE NOTICE: ASH WEDNESDAYWednesday 26 February, 6.45pm

SYNOD 2020 – LAUNCH OF 4th AND FINAL THEME: ‘Building community, nurturing belonging’.  There are leaflets for this final theme on the table in the porch.  Please help yourself and give some time to reflect on these important questions.  If you are unable to attend the meeting, please visit the Synod 2020 website: www.synod2020/office or follow the link on our parish website.

FOODBANK THANK YOU:  Volunteers at the Trussell Trust (Lakeside Centre, Southport) wish to pass on their thanks and appreciation to generous parishioners who continue to donate food items every week.  Your kindness makes a huge difference to hundreds of families in Southport.  Thank you.

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER – 6 MARCH: The Tarleton & District annual service will be held at Hesketh Bank Methodist Church, Chapel Road, at 7.30pm.  The theme this year is ‘Rise! Take Your Mat and Walk’.  All are welcome.

CATHOLIC TIMES / UNIVERSE:  Copies are available for parishioners, at the extremely reasonable rate of £1.50 each.  Purchasing a copy enables you to keep up to date with the latest news and developments, both locally, nationally and internationally.  The papers can be found on the table in the porch.

OUR LADY’S MEMORIAL GARDEN:  Please see the plans for our parish memorial garden in the porch.  We will be organising fund-raising activities (eg ‘Buy-a-Brick) during the year.  Please contact John O’Hare / Paul Allison with any thoughts / ideas / suggestions.

AN OPPORTUNITY FOR PRAYER:  The Franciscan Sisters of Renewal (Leeds) are holding a retreat day at St Clare’s Church, Sharoe Green Lane, Fulwood PR2 9HH on Saturday 29 February, beginning at 10am.  The theme for the day is Be Renewed in the Lord’ – a great way to commence our Lenten observances.  Please contact Christine on 07745 009694 or Annette on 07954 429333 for further details.

THE CHURCH IN AN INDIVIDUALISTIC SOCIETY – Rt Rev Dr PHILIP EGAN, Bishop of Portsmouth:  The Archdiocesan Conference Centre welcomes Rev Dr Philip Egan (an extremely engaging speaker) to deliver a lecture examining how the Catholic community deals with today’s current economic inequalities, on Monday 17 February at 7.30pm, until 8.45pm.  Refreshments are available from 7pm.  Night prayer follows at 9pm.  All are welcome to attend.  Please see the notice in the porch.

REFLECTION: SYNOD 2020 Theme 4 – Building Community, Nurturing Belonging

Questions to reflect on in preparation for the final Parish Meeting

  • How do we ensure that our parishes are inclusive and welcoming?
  • How do we reach out to those who feel excluded, on the margins of society, vulnerable, isolated?
  • How can parishes work better together?
  • What will the parish of the future be like – given a realistic appraisal of the numbers of priests and people we have?