From Fr Dominic’s Desk - St John Rigby:
This coming week we celebrate four martyrs of the Church, St Alban, St John Fisher, St Thomas More and St John Rigby. Whilst our connection to the martyrs is always important it is sometimes easier when they are a local saint.
St John Rigby was born into a family of minor gentry at Harrock Hall Wrightington, near Wigan, around 1570. His father outwardly conformed to the Church of England, probably to avoid losing his estate, but John was brought up in the Catholic faith of his ancestors, and his family, like many people in this part of Lancashire, had Catholic sympathies.
At about the age of 25 John became steward (House and Estate Manager) of Sawston Hall in Cambridgeshire, his employer being Sir Edmund Huddleston.
John Rigby did not attend the service of the Church of England and therefore was a ‘recusant’, a word that was used to refer to people who refused to conform to the protestant faith.
In 1600 John Rigby went to the Court Sessions in Newgate to answer a summons on behalf of his employer’s daughter, Mistress Fortescue, because she too would not attend the services of the Church of England. While there, he was questioned about his own faith by an unscrupulous man who bore him a grudge, possibly jealousy at his position, and in the subsequent questioning he had the courage to state that he was a Catholic.
After being detained in prison for months, eventually, he was hung, drawn and quartered in Southwark on 21st June, 1600.
St John Rigby, pray for us.

Happy Anniversary (15 June) to Fr Conor with love from all your parishioners!

Happy Father’s Day to all Dads!

The next meeting will take place this Wednesday at 6pm in St Cecilia’s.

Corpus Christi: 
Next Sunday to celebrate Corpus Christi there will be a Holy Hour at St Matthew’s beginning at 2pm.

The 50/50 Club Members:
The prize money paid out for the draw on Sunday 9 June 2019 was £58.50 and the winning number was 196.   
Congratulations to the winner and thanks to all those who support this venture.
Remember you’ve got to be in it to win it!

Baptism Course:
The next course will take place on Friday 12 July at 7.00pm in St Matthew’s. Please enter via the priest’s house.

Saints Thomas More and John Fisher - 22nd June:
Thomas More and John Fisher angered Henry VIII by steadfastly refusing to approve the king’s divorce from Catherine of Aragon in order to marry Anne Boleyn. They further angered the king by refusing to acknowledge him as supreme head of the Church of England. For refusing to compromise their beliefs, both were beheaded. On this day, the Church invites us to pray for those who suffer persecution, oppression and denial of human rights.

Synod 2020 - St Cecilia’s:
‘Let your voice be heard as we gather the thoughts of our parish on the way
forward for our Catholic church’
Everyone is invited into St Cecilia’s club, were you will be invited to take part in a discussion centred on the Synod questions.  12.30pm - 2.30 pm.

Month of the Sacred Heart:
Traditionally, June is a month devoted to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Of course, every month is a month to focus on God’s love for us. Of course every month is a month to focus on God’s love for us, but June has been chosen because the Feast Day of the Sacred Heart is celebrated in June. This is the month to know we are loved and to make a conscious effort to pass on God’s love to others.
Missio Red Boxes - St Cecilia’s:
If you no longer have a collector please bring your donations into Church and pass them to Jimmy or Mary with you name & address on the bag.  Thank you for your continued support.

Charity Tea Party 2019:
This year’s charity Tea Party will take place on Saturday 14 September 2019 in St Matthew’s; Fr Conor has requested this be in aid of North West Air Ambulance.
If you have any unwanted gifts and unopened bottle suitable for prizes can you please bring them to church anytime before the event. If you are able to bake cakes please sign up on the sheet at the back of church. Thank you.

‘Songs we Remember.':
Wednesday 26th June - Singing and enjoyment for anyone who likes to sing but particularly geared towards those living with dementia and their carers.  2.00 pm to 3.30 pm at St Thomas of Canterbury Parish Hall, Great Georges Road, Waterloo, L22 1RD. Details: Irenaeus  Tel: 0151 949 1199.  Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Pray the Rosary for Peace:
We are all yearning for a little serenity in our lives and none other than Jesus is the teacher of this elusive state. Start meditating on the life of Jesus by praying the Rosary and you will find that serenity. Basically, the Rosary is a meditation on the life of Jesus.
To learn how visit

Chorister Recruitment:
The Cathedral Choir is now beginning its annual recruitment process. If you know any boys in Years 2 and 3, or girls in Year 5 who might be interested in joining the Cathedral Choir, please direct them to the Metropolitan Cathedral website:
Ladies Day – Metropolitan Cathedral:
Back by popular demand is Ladies Day which will take place on Saturday 29 June in the Crypt Concert Room from 4.00pm until 9.00pm - Tickets are £35 each and includes a glass of fizz on arrival, and a delicious 3 course summer meal. Frankie Connor from Radio Merseyside has agreed to act as our compere for the evening and providing the entertainment will be Danny Morris who formed part of the Eton Road Band and came to our attention on the X factor also taking part will be the ballet dancers from Aspirations Theatre School. Fantastic raffle prizes! All in all a great afternoon event and a chance to put on your best dresses and get glam!
Tickets available from Cathedral House and for more information email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Abseil for Nugent:
Saturday 17 August 2019 6.00 – 7.30pm at the Anglican Cathedral, Liverpool.
For further information visit or call 0151 261 2000 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
St Cecilia’s Parish Club:
The club is available to hire for all events.  We can offer a room decoration service & catering.  For more information contact 0151 228 1679 or 07377341984.