Strictly Nugent 2018:
As announced last week Fr Conor is taking part is this years Strictly Nugent 2018.  All money raised will help children and vulnerable adults.  To support Fr Conor:  sponsorship forms are available at the back of church.  Online donations can be made at https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/FatherConorStaintonPolland  Tickets can be purchased through Nugent on 0151 261 2000 priced at £75 which includes reception drinks, three course meal and entertainment.   Nugent have now made available a very limited number of “Show Only” tickets for the event. These entitle the holder to view the competition but without meal or refreshments. They can be obtained by contacting Zoe Donohoe from Nugent on 0151 261 2043.

Parish Changes:  Masses
With the arrival of Fr Dominic, we have added some additional Masses:
Tuesday morning  9.10 am - St Cecilia's.
Wednesday morning Mass 9.10 am - St Matthew’s.
Wednesday Evening 7pm - St Cecilia’s.
Saturday morning 10am -  St Matthew’s.

Confessions:
This Saturday 13th October at 5.00pm in St Matthew’s and Sunday 14th October at 12.30pm in St Cecilia’s.

Link to Hope Shoebox Appeal 2018:
Just a reminder, that this year once again we will be taking part in the "Link to Hope" Shoebox Appeal. All relevant information you require, is available at the back of church. Some changes have occurred since last year's appeal, so please take the time to read the notes very carefully with regard to what you CAN and CANNOT include in your boxes. Also, please ONLY TAKE A LEAFLET IF YOU INTEND TO FILL A SHOEBOX. Each box    requires a leaflet and a £2.00 donation towards transport. If you can gift aid your donation, please remember to complete the relevant section on your leaflet.
ALL BOXES MUST BE RETURNED TO ST MATTHEW'S CHURCH, NO LATER THAN THE WEEKEND OF 3rd/4th NOVEMBER; FROM WHERE THEY WILL BE COLLECTED  ON TUESDAY 6th NOVEMBER. (*)
(*) IF THIS DATE IS EXTENDED, IT WILL BE POSTED ON THE NEWSLETTER. HOWEVER, IT WOULD BE BEST TO RETURN TO YOUR BOX(ES) AS SOON AS YOU ARE ABLE.
Thank you once again for your continued support with this venture.

Prisoners’ Sunday – 14th October:
Prisoners’ Sunday is a day to direct our thoughts and prayers to prisoners, their families and their children. Prisoners’ Sunday is the occasion to make a difference and be there for those who most need our support.

Thank you - Paul’s Place First Anniversary Dinner:
A big “THANK YOU”, to those who joined us on the night and to those who couldn’t attend, but sent donations instead. Thank you so much for your continued support, it’s very much appreciated.

Christmas Fundraising:
Paul’s Place will be having a Christmas Money Wall Fundraiser and anyone can take part. It’s a very straightforward alternative to sending Christmas cards and or buying presents. Full details will be available next weekend. Please see Agnes for more information.

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty – 17 October 2018:
Poverty has many faces whether it, be starving children in Africa or India or whether it be a struggling single mother crying in the supermarket as her children look on confused.
There is no denying that poverty is a social struggle and affects communities far and wide with impacts on single people and whole cities.
The complexity of poverty is now better understood due to increased cultural awareness and sympathy with true connection and motion towards a solution. The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is observed to promote and acknowledge the effort and struggle of those living in poverty. The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty also gives people living in poverty a specific opportunity to make their concerns and thoughts heard,recognising that they are the first to fight against poverty.
Please pray for all those in poverty and remember we can always support our local community by donating to the Foodbank by placing dry and tinned goods in the cupboard at the back of church. Thank you.
 
World Mission Sunday – 21st October 2018:
Next Sunday, the Holy Father invites all Catholics to contribute to a special collection for Missio, his official charity for overseas mission. Your support on World Mission Sunday will help brave missionaries in building a future of hope both in Ethiopia and around the world. Please join in this special day that unites Catholics all over the world in prayer, celebration and care for our mission of the Church. You will be able to Gift Aid all donations by using envelopes provided by Missio. Thank you.

Journey in Faith:
If you would like to become a Catholic or would just like more information, please speak to Paula Burke after Sunday Mass or call 0151 476 8533 for a chat. A new course will be starting in the Autumn.

The 50/50 Club Members:
The prize money paid out for the draw on Sunday 7 October 2018 was £80.50 and the winning number was 151..
Congratulations to the winner and thanks to all those who support this venture.
If you would like to join the 50/50 Club or would like further information please speak to Agnes, Joan or Pat after weekend Mass in St Matthew’s. St Cecilia’s parishioners can request an information phone call by passing their details to Mary Dillon in the Piety Stall.

Care & Caution:
Please be prudent in directing strangers around the Church after Sunday morning Mass. As well as children being present there are valuable and easily removable items around the       Sacristy and front door area. We do not host a “public toilet” our facilities are for Mass/Service goers only. If in doubt redirect to an established parishioner you can identify. While being a welcoming house of God, He also reminds us to be cautious.

Holyland Pilgrimage June 2019:
St Margaret Mary's Parish is organising a Pilgrimage to the Holy Land from 13 to 20 June next year. 4 * hotels (half-board). Cost £999, single supplement £250.  For more details,    contact the parish house: 0151-228 1332 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

50 Faces:
’50 Faces’ of the Holy Land is a photographic exhibition commissioned by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England & Wales to highlight and promote the lives of the faithful in Israel, Gaza and the Occupied Territories. The photographs taken by Marcin Mazur show how the faces of people are marked with the history, the diversity, the joys and sufferings of the Holy Land. Each face tells a story. Each person, a memory.
The exhibition has been shown at the Balfour Conference, Clifton Cathedral and recently in the Houses of Parliament. It will be displayed in the Metropolitan Cathedral from Sunday 29th September - Sunday 21st October. Archbishop Patrick will celebrate Mass in the Cathedral on Wednesday 17th October at 5pm for the intention of the Christians of the Holy Land. All are welcome.
Women’s Weekend:
Friday 19th - Sunday 21st October 2018 at Irenaeus, 32 Great Georges Road, Liverpool L22 1RD; for further information contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 0151 949 1199.

Missio - St Cecilia’s:
Thank you all your last donations which amounted to £500.  October is the time to bring in your next donations, if you can give them to Jimmy ensuring your name is on them.  If you would like to contribute please leave you details with Jimmy and I will be in touch.  Thanks for your support - Pat.

Women’s Weekend:
Friday 19th - Sunday 21st October 2018 at Irenaeus, 32 Great Georges Road, Liverpool L22 1RD; for further information contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 0151 949 1199.

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