2 February 2020


Holy Mass Intention
Saturday   1st      6:45pm James & Margaret Sumner RIP
Sunday     2nd      9:30am Parishioners
Monday    3rd      6.45pm Michael Anthony Kelly  RIP
Friday        7th     9.30am Dec. Members of Dilworth Family
Saturday   8th     6.45pm Dec. Members of Stringfellow Family
Sunday      9th     9.30am Tom Cookson RIP


MONDAY: Eucharistic/Exposition / Benediction 7.10-7.45pm, Confessions: 7.15-7.35pm;                                                     FRIDAY: Marian Devotions – 9.55am

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   M Cookson
Sunday J Hushon G Wright
Next Week    
Ministry E. Minister Reader
Saturday   M Rouse
Sunday J McDaid D Culshaw

PARISH  OFFERTORY COLLECTION:  £262.40   Thank you     

COFFEE MORNING / 200 CLUB DRAW:  After 9.30am Mass this Sunday (2nd Feb) – combines with the 3rd parish meeting for Synod 2020 – see below*.

*SYNOD 2020 – LAUNCH OF THE 3rd THEMEHow We Pray Together.  This week we conclude our period of discernment on the third of the Synod themes, and parishioners are warmly invited to meet during the Coffee Morning after 9.30am Mass on SUNDAY 2 FEBRUARY, to discuss more proposals for the Synod.  Coffee, cakes and a chat!  Please take an information leaflet on this from the table in the porch.

WALKING DAY QUIZ NIGHT: This will take place next Friday 7th February at 7.30pm in our church hall. Tickets can be bought from Emma O’Hare at church or by calling Keith Greaves on 01772 814817. Tickets are £7.50 including hotpot supper – gluten free and vegetarian options (for those abstaining) are available, with prior notice.

RACIAL JUSTICE SUNDAY – 9 FEBRUARY:  The theme of this year’s Racial Justice Sunday is ‘You are at the Heart of the Church’ and its focus is on the contribution that Travelling Communities make to the Church in England & Wales.  It is therefore an opportunity for all Catholics to pray for, reflect on and respond to racial justice matters both within the Church and our wider society.  The Day is designed to encourage pro-active discussions on overt and latent forms of racism experienced by fellow Catholics.  In the wake of our recent reflections on Holocaust Memorial Day, it is worth remembering that over 700,000 Roma and Sinti adults and children were also victims of the Nazi genocide.  Please take a ‘Pledge’ card from the table in the porch, which includes a number of reflections from Pope Francis.

LOCAL CAFOD MEETINGS: Are you interested in finding out more about CAFOD and how you can help their important work (ahead of the Lenten Family Fast Day on 6 March)? New volunteers are warmly welcome to attend a meeting at Sacred Heart Church, Liverpool Road, Ainsdale, on Wednesday 12 February, 7pm to 8.30pm.

MASS IN HONOUR OF OUR LADY OF LOURDES:  All are welcome to attend this special celebration, held on Tuesday 11 February (7.30pm) at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Childwall.  The Mass is organised by the Archdiocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage Association.

REFLECTION: SYNOD 2020Theme 3 How We Pray Together

Please consider / ponder on these gospel / individual reflections, as we prepare for the 3rd parish meeting – with coffee and cake(s) on 2 February

  • One day, Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples…”  (Luke 11:1)
  • Prayer is a surge of the heart, it is a simple look turned to heaven, it is a cry of recognition and of love, embracing both trial and joy. (St Thérèse of Lisieux)
  • By turning your eyes on God in meditation, your whole soul will be filled with God. Begin all your prayers in the presence of God. (St Francis de Sales)
  • You pay God a compliment by asking great things of Him. (St Teresa of Avila)
  • Our prayer cannot be reduced to an hour on Sundays. It is important to have a daily relationship with the Lord (Pope Francis, sermon 2019)