Confessionals at St. Cecilia’s:
Would people please be aware of those quietly preparing for Confessions or, indeed, those already celebrating the sacrament. This area can become one of lively conversation when many are seeking peaceful contemplation. Please be aware as well of those similarly praying at the adjacent Lady Altar. 

Thank you:                                 
To parishioners of both our parishes for your good wishes, cards and Masses received during my recent illness and operation. A Mass will be offered for your Intentions. Thank you. Love Bernie Lowery x

The Feast of the Chair of Peter - 22nd February:          
In every diocese, the 'head church' is called the cathedral. The word cathedral is derived from the Latin word cathedra, which means chair. Ever since the times in which the apostles lived, the bishop's cathedra, or chair, has symbolised leadership and authority…… the same authority that Jesus first gave to Peter, our first pope. The feast of the 'Chair of Saint Peter' commemorates the establishment of the See of Rome.

St Cecilia’s Piety Shop:           
An order will be placed soon.  Is there anything you would like us to stock?  If so please see Mary or Pat in the shop.

Guild Cards:                     
We now have a dedicated prayer area at the back of St Cecilia dedicated to The Guild of St Cecilia.

The 50/50 Club Members:                      
The prize money paid out for the draw on Sunday 10 February 2019 was £75.50 and the winning number was 211.          Congratulations to the winner and thanks to all those who support this venture.          
Remember you’ve got to be in it to win it!

Liverpool Bach Collective:                     
St John Passion - A performance of one of Bach’s greatest masterpieces - his setting of the account of the Passion of Jesus Christ, as related in St John’s Gospel. Saturday 9 March 2018 at 7.00pm at the Church of Our Lady & St Nicholas (Liverpool Parish Church), Old Churchyard, Liverpool L2 8TZ.  The performance will be given in a liturgical context, and admission will be only by ticket (for which there is no charge). Tickets are obtainable online at ww.eventbrite.co.uk (on the home page, search for St John Passion or by date). Any unallocated tickets will be available at the door. Further information www.liverpoolbach.com email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
Paul’s Place Money-Wall:
Thank you to all who have responded by donating a cash amount in place of sending Christmas cards and or presents. A full update will be published in the next newsletter.

Confessions:
Next Saturday 23rd February at 5.00pm in St. Matthew’s & Sunday 24th February at 12.30 pm in St  Cecilia’s.

Knit-a-Square:
Firstly, thank you to all who have knitted or crocheted 8”x 8” squares, or toys, to send to South Africa to be joined into blankets for the orphaned and vulnerable children.
To date we have received 18750 squares which equal 535 blankets. This is a wonderful number and the ladies in South Africa thank you most sincerely for this. However, there are many more children in need of warmth and comfort so we need to continue to make and send the squares. I am still collecting squares and would ask you all to think about making more – every square counts.
I am planning to send another shipment in April so any contributions can be left at the back of church or you can contact me on 0151 280 9545. I have a small amount of wool and needles if you need any to make the squares.
Any donations of wool or towards postage would be gratefully received.
Thank you. Cath Riley

Masquerade Ball (Black Tie Event) – In aid of Paul’s Place:
This event will take place on Friday 1st March 2019 at the Shankly Hotel, Victoria Street, Liverpool, L1 6JD - 7pm arrival for a 7.30pm start - £50 per ticket (Concession available for tables of 10) - Drinks on arrival, 3 Course Meal, Entertainment, Auction, Raffles, Live music from Free Spirit and much more.
Tickets are available from Agnes Williams in St Matthew’s. Thank you for your support.

Annual Celebration of Marriage and Family Life:
Archbishop Malcolm McMahon invites you to join him in celebrating the Annual Marriage and Family Life Mass at the Metropolitan Cathedral on Sunday 17th February at 11.00 am.  The Mass will include the renewal of marriage vows and a special blessing for those celebrating significant anniversaries.  Refreshments will be served afterwards in the Gibberd Room.

Church Cleaners - St Cecilia’s:
Could you spare a few hours every few weeks to help clean St Cecilia’s?  If so please see Jimmy Welsh or contact the office on 228 1310 for more information.  Thank you.

Divorced & Separated Support:
The course is for any person who is going through, or has gone through, a relationship breakdown. Topics will cover: Facing the effects of what’s happened; Communication and Conflict Resolution;  Letting Go; Managing other relationships; Legal matters; and Being single and moving  forward.  For further details see the poster on the notice board or contact: Maureen 07967753371 or Jacqui 07793825815 From the Archdiocesan Marriage and Family Life Department.

Knock Pilgrimage:
Fully escorted Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine, Ireland, 13th May 2019.  £649.00 per person sharing.  Price includes flight with 10kg hand luggage, all taxes, luxury transfers, 4 nights’ in Knock House Hotel with full Irish Breakfast each morning and 4 Course Dinner each evening.  All entertainment, excursions and guided tours included.  Contact Patricia on 01268 762 278 or 07740 175557 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  Knock Pilgrimages is a member of the Travel Trust Association and is fully protected by ATOL T7613.

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