Nov 31st 2019

Holy Mass Intention
Saturday   2nd  6:45pm Holy Souls NDL
Sunday   3rd   9:30am Parishioners
Monday   4th   6:45pm Austin Roscoe RIP
Friday   7th   9:30am LISCF
Saturday   8th   6:45pm Holy Souls NDL
Sunday   9th   9:30am Alice & Joseph Walker RIP


OTHER SERVICES AND DEVOTIONS Monday:   Eucharistic Exposition/Benediction:  7.10-  7.45pm; Confessions: 7.10-7.35pm Friday: Marian Devotions at 9.55am Our Lady’s Lamp is sponsored to 29 December

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 P Allison
Next Week    
Ministry E. Minister Reader
Saturday   M Rouse
Sunday D Mackley D Culshaw

PARISH  OFFERTORY COLLECTION £296.35                       Thank you

200 CLUB DRAW / COFFEE MORNING will be held in the hall this Sunday (3 November) after Mass Subscriptions are now due – please collect the renewal forms from the porch       SPECIAL OFFER: NEW MEMBERS WILL BE GIVEN FIRST YEAR’S MEMBERSHIP FREE! Contact Michael Cookson (813928)

WALKING DAY – CONCERT & AFTERNOON TEA:  Sunday 3rd November at 2pm in our parish hall.  Tickets = £6 and are available from Emma O’Hare on 01772 814648.  Help in providing bakes will be much appreciated.  Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy the amazing sounds of Hesketh Bank Silver Band, plus a feast of cakes, scones and endless supplies of tea!  The bar will be open for a social afterwards.

SYNOD 2020: Please collect the information leaflet and prayer card after Mass We really do need your thoughts and ideas at the meetings taking place between November and March. Please make a note in your diaries that the first of these meetings is on the theme of ‘All Called and Gifted by God’, and will be on Monday 11 November, at 7.45pm.   Leaflets for this meeting are on the table in the porch.  For further information, please visit the Synod 2020 website:

FIZZICAL DANCERCISE: In the parish hall on Mondays and Thursdays, 7.30pm to 8.30pm.  A mix of retro, modern and floor exercises to help you get fit and flexible for Christmas.  £4 per session.  Please ring Julie on 01704 211871.

WORLD DAY OF THE POOR:  17 November at Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral.  Nugent Care, along with other organisations are organising a lunch, starting at 1pm, for anyone who is on their own, people who would not receive a hot meal or anyone who feels vulnerable or isolated.  The event is free.  Please ring 0151 261 2000 if you know of someone who would like to go.  Alternatively, you might wish to ‘Gift a Meal’ to someone in need.  A donation of £10 will pay for lunch for a homeless / vulnerable person.

REFLECTION:  Canon Philip Gillespie

‘Those angel-faces smile, which I have loved long since and lost awhile’ – St John Henry Newman Written in 1883, while he was still an Anglican, these words of our newest saint are well known as a verse in the hymn, ‘Lead, Kindly Light’.  We begin November with the Solemnity of All Saints and then recall on the 2nd the Feast of All Souls.  Indeed, in our parishes and communities the custom of the ‘pious list’ and prayer for Holy Souls is a mark of the entire month of November, which chimes with the theme of Remembrance – marked by the nation around the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, every year. Daily, in our personal prayer and in particular on the Lord’s Day at Sunday Mass, we give thanks for the goodness which has been shared with us in and through the lives of those dear to us, living and dead. It is also important that we remember the souls that have no one else to remember them, or to pray for them… After all, we all form ‘one body, one spirit in Christ’ and they too are our brothers and sisters, even though we may never have met them in life.  This sense of being truly part of a community of faith, spreading across the years and across geographical miles is a source of great comfort and inspiration to us… It means we are part of something truly Catholic and universal – a pilgrim church on earth.