There are currently a number of vacancies, for more info please visit: www.liverpoolcatholic.org.uk/jobs Positions include: Finance Administrator, University Chaplain, Assistant Retreat Coordinator, Governance Officer & Lay Chaplain.
4th August: St John Vianney - 1786-1859.
Born near Lyons, the son of a farmer, he was a shepherd on his father's farm with little schooling. Aged 20 he began his studies for the priesthood. Finding studies difficult (especially Latin) he was nevertheless admitted to orders because he was said to be the most devout if also the most unlearned of the students. In 1817 he became parish priest of Ars-en-Dombe, a remote and unimportant village of about 250 inhabitants. He spent the rest of his life there, living mainly on potatoes. He excelled at preaching and counselling. His insight into personal difficulties seems to have been helped by supernatural gifts of reading the secrets of hearts. Every day John preached at11am. Just before his death, when visitors were reputed to number about 20,000 a year, he sometimes spent sixteen hours a day hearing confessions. He is patron of all the priests of the world.
Ukrainian Family Hub Warrington:
The Ukrainian Family Hub Warrington is looking for volunteers and hosts to support individuals and families from Ukraine.
If you are interested in becoming a host, the hub has families and friends of current hub members who are seeking safety fron war.
The Second World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly
"In old age they will still bear fruit" (Psalm 92:15)
Last year Pope Francis decided to institute a Church-wide celebration of a World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly. He declared it will be held on the fourth Sunday of July, close to the liturgical memorial of Saints Joachim and Anne, the grandparents of Jesus.
This year the Second World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly falls on Sunday 24th July
Dear grandparents, dear elderly persons,
We are called to be artisans of the revolution of tenderness in our world! Let us do so by learning to make ever more frequent and better use of the most valuable instrument at our disposal and, indeed, the one best suited to our age: prayer
St Oswald’s Walsingham Trip:
We are arranging a trip to Walsingham from 19th October to 21st October 2022. If you would like any information please contact Ronnie Cook on 0151 475 0284 as soon as possible. Many thanks.
Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary:
Greetings of peace and love from the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Mother of Christ. With gratitude in our hearts, we write to thank you for your support towards our jubilee. Thank you for all the support given to us during our raffle sales in aid of our benevolence fund. We also thank you for your prayers and good wishes for the success of our jubilee on the 2nd of July. Our jubilee celebration ended in praise and glory of God. We prayed for your intentions during our Pilgrimage and during the Jubilee Mass. Raffle was drawn on the 2nd of July and the following are the winning numbers. 1 st Prize: Ticket No 21505 2 nd Prize: Ticket No 26176 3 rd Prize: Ticket No 23447 Some of the jubilee photos can be found on the link below. Once again thank you for your support. Nine days Novena Masses will be offered for your intentions. Photographs from Jubilee’s Mass are now on the News page of the Diocesan website: www.birminghamdiocese.org.uk
Both parishes currently have a backlog of Mass Intentions, we apologise if your Mass is not celebrated on your requested date but they will be said asap.
St Benedict: 11th July:
(c.480-550) Saint Benedict was born in Norcia, Italy, and educated in Rome. He chose to live a solitary life in mountainous Subiaco, in a cave. He lived there for three years. Later he organised a form of monastic life in twelve monasteries. The monks who joined St Benedict devoted themselves to work and prayer. In the great abbey of Monte Cassino, which he founded, he wrote his rule. This wonderfully combines the Roman genius with the monastic wisdom of the Christian East. He was proclaimed Patron of Europe because of his influence in the formation of Christendom in the middle ages.
Synod - One year on:
The pastoral plan one year on Updates on the pastoral plan by Fr Philip Inch is on YouTube and there is a full report along with an explanation of the pastoral plan for families with one for children also available to read and download. Do take a look to see what has been happening. The link is: http://www.liverpoolcatholic.org.uk/index.php?p=2524
Summer Season Sessions July-August 2022
Sisters of St Mary, 55 Swanside Road, L14 7NJ
‘The unfathomable riches of Christ (Eph 3.8) - an introduction to these epistles of Paul and his understanding of Christ
4 sessions on Monday afternoons: welcome at 1:45 pm, session 2:00 - 3:30pm
Repeated on Thursday evenings: welcome at 6:45 pm, session 7:00 - 8:30pm
Letter to the Philippians: Monday afternoon 18 July; Thursday evening 21 July
Letter to Colossians: Monday afternoon 25 July; Thursday evening 28 July
Letter to Ephesians: Monday afternoon 1 August; Thursday evening 4 August
Letters to Timothy: Monday afternoon 8 August; Thursday evening 11 August
Transfigured Night - an introduction to Elijah, St John of the Cross
4 sessions on Tuesday afternoons: welcome at 1:45 pm, session 2:00 - 3:30pm
19 July: Elijah and John of the Cross (Introduction).
26 July: Readings from ‘The Impact of God: Soundings from John of the Cross: Part I’ by Fr Ian Matthew
2 August: Impact of God part II
9 August: Impact of God part III
Please contact Sr Bridget if you would like to attend:
St Maria Goretti: 6th July:
Born in 1890, a devout and cheerful Italian girl, the eldest daughter of a peasant father, her widowed mother going out to work whilst Maria looked after the house. In 1902 a young man attempted to rape her, threatening to kill her if she resisted. She repelled him but he repeatedly stabbed her and she died the next day. He was sentenced to life imprisonment: after eight years he repented and after twenty seven years he was released, a new man. He lived to see Maria canonised in 1950, a martyr for chastity and for the Christian life.
The Universe Catholic Weekly:
is thrilled to announce that we have launched our new online newspaper with the full support of our first subscriber none other than His Eminence Cardinal Vincent Nichols. Order your Digital 4 weeks FREE trial supply by calling Michelle on 0743 661 7650 or email: michelle.jones@ universecatholicweekly.co.uk
CAFOD: The paradox of abundance:
Over 800 million people go hungry each day. Yet the world produces over 4 billion tonnes of food and we only need 3.7 billion tonnes to feed everyone. From all this food produced, a third is wasted. St John Paul II called this ‘the paradox of abundance.’ Clearly the current global food system is not working. But as Pope Francis said, "Each of us has a role to play in transforming food systems for the benefit of people and the planet." Let’s respond to his call! CAFOD’s new campaign is called Fix the Food System. See www.cafod.org.uk/food for more information, including an invitation for parish groups to learn about the impact of our food with our Fix the Food System: a 7-station journey resource.
Thanks to the parishioners for the squares they have knitted to make into blankets for vulnerable children in South Africa and to assure you that we are still collecting them and sending them on. To date we have received over 33,000 squares from parishes in and around Liverpool which have been made into 937 blankets as well as knitted toys hats etc. I can also assure you they have been very well received. If you can help Many thanks, Cath Riley
Would you like to be part of our Gift Aid scheme?
You are under no obligation to pay a certain amount or even pay every week, but we can claim 25% back on all your donations each year. You just have to be a tax payer.
For more information or to request a form please contact the Parish office on 228 1310 for a form.
HOW CAN I HELP?
As the ongoing conflict in Ukraine continues to occupy our thoughts and prayers, we are publishing various ways you can help:
DEC (Disasters Emergency Committee):
The DEC brings together 15 leading aid charities at times of humanitarian crisis overseas.
Donations to the DEC go to our members to spend directly or through trusted partners in the field. Members include: CAFOD, British Red Cross, Save the Children, Action Aid plus many more.
There are many ways to donate:
Call : 0370606900
Cheque: Can be sent to DEC, PO Box 999, London EC3A 3AA
Text: Text Help to 70150 to donate £10
(plus 1 standard network message)
St Joseph’s Prayer Centre:
Following the lifting of Covid-19 restrictions, St. Joseph’s Prayer Centre, Freshfield, is again open for visitors. We offer a warm welcome for people to enjoy a place of peace, harmony, and hospitality. We provide accommodation for residential retreats (for weekends or longer), meeting rooms for day groups, and we also welcome individuals seeking a quiet space for prayer and reflection. The Prayer Centre is located within the beautiful National Trust Nature Reserve at Freshfield, Merseyside. Further information is available on our website: www.stjosephsprayercentre.com
Tinned Potatoes, Toms, Carrots, Peas, Sweetcorn
Curry and Pasta Sauce
Cup a Soups
Please donate items to North Liverpool Foodbank, Clubmoor Community Centre, 16 Larkhill Lane, Liverpool, L13 9BR. Alternatively, a number of local supermarkets have a collection point / trolley near the exit were donations can be left.
Lourdes Youth Pilgrimage 2022:
If you are aged between 15 and 22 and would like to be a part of the Youth Pilgrimage to Lourdes in July 2022, applications will be available online from 4th October. The cost of the pilgrimage is £540. For more information visit www.liverpoollourdesyouth.co.uk
Clatterbridge Cancer Centre - Liverpool:
Are looking for volunteers to assist at the hospital. Duties will include way-finding and general assistance around the wards. If you would like to become a volunteer or for more information, please contact David Lee, the Volunteer
HSBC are going through some changes which effects us in the way we deposit our weekly offerings.
Have you considered setting up a Standing Order? Your offering can be made weekly or monthly on a date that suits you and can be cancelled at any time. If you would like a form please contact Lyndsey on 228 1310.
The archdiocese have numerous job vacancies available. For more information please visit www.liverpoolcatholic.org.uk/jobs
St Cecilia’s Parish Club:
If you would like to book the function room contact 228 1679.
If you still feel unable to attend Mass, you can watch Mass each Sunday on our YouTube channel ‘Cecilia Matthews’
If you do not already gift aid your weekly offerings could we ask that you please consider signing up for Gift Aid. This enables the parish to receive an extra 25% on top of your offering. If you would like more information please contact the office for a form.
Archbishop Charles Heerey (Caring Aid) Online Prayer Group:
We, the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary would like to invite all our interested Parishioners to a group prayer meeting.
Initially this will be an online group meeting via Zoom. If you would like to know more, please register with a mobile number & email address.
God bless, Sr Mary Priscilla Ohawuchi, IHM
Please visit our website to read more about our projects: www.caringaid.org
The Sisters are also fundraising for their charity Caring aid, which helps different project worldwide.
Pens: Please take a pen and make a free donation to support our work for the vulnerable people around the world.
Boxes: If you would like to take a box home to support poor families.
Or you could become a regular supporter of our education fund for children from poor and less privileged families in Nigeria. £10 a month can support a child in nursey or primary school.
For more information on our charity work & projects please visit our website www.caringaid.org
Since our humble beginnings, Mary’s Meals, named after Mary the Mother of Jesus, has been built on a foundation of prayer and the many little acts of love from those who support us. This May, the month traditionally dedicated to Our Lady, we invite you to join us in prayer to celebrate the wonderful work of Mary’s Meals and give thanks that we are now reaching more than 1.8 million children with a nutritious meal in 19 countries every school day. We also pray for God’s continued blessing on our beautiful mission, that through His providence it will always flourish, enabling us to reach more hungry children. You will find inspirational resources for our Pray In May campaign, including our prayer card, on our website: www.marysmeals.org.uk