Pastoral Area Mass:
To celebrate and launch the coming together of our Pastoral Areas into the new one of North Liverpool we will be having a Mass for all it’s parishes and parishioners in St. Cecilia’s. This will be on Thursday evening at 7.00pm all are welcome indeed all are positively invited to welcome others. 

Baptism:
The diary is now fully open for 2019.  Contact Lyndsey on 228 1310 to arrange your date.

Baptism Course:
The next course will take place on Friday 25 January at 7.00pm in St Matthew’s.  Please enter via the Priest’s house.
 
Guild Cards:
Both Parishes are now fully stocked with Guild cards and a dedicated prayer area will be created in St Cecilia’s.  More information to follow.

SVP:
In the coming weeks we will be relaunching the parish SVP group. This will allow the group to re-asses how we can help those in need in our parish and welcome new members to the parish SVP. A date for the next meeting will be in announced soon. If anyone is interested please speak to Fr Dominic at the end of Mass.

Christmas Crib Offerings:
This year our crib offerings in both parishes will be donated to Mission Together the Pope’s official children’s charity for overseas mission.

Parishes Forum:
The next Parishes Forum will take place on Wednesday 30 January at 7.00pm in St Cecilia’s: items for the agenda to be received at either Parish Office by Friday 25 January 2019.

The 50/50 Club Members:
The prize money paid out for the draw on Sunday 6 January 2019 was £79.50 and the winning number was 223.           .
Congratulations to the winner and thanks to all those who support this venture.  Remember you’ve got to be in it to win it!

Peace Sunday – 20 January 2019:
Next Sunday is Peace Sunday and our Special Collection (Pax Christi).

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.
 
Envelopes and stamps from your Christmas cards received by Post:
A huge thank you to all who have responded to this request by either bringing their used stamped envelopes or their used stamps to church; they will be passed on to a charity.

Legion of Mary:
New members are still required. This is an open invitation to parishioners of both parishes. Meetings take place on Friday mornings after Mass in St. Cecilia’s; contact the Parish office for more information  228 1310.

‘Songs we Remember.’ - Wednesday 23rd January:
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. Website: www.irenaeus.co.uk

St Anthony - 17th January:
Born in upper Egypt in 251, from 286 to 306 he lived in complete solitude in a deserted fort.  He left his solitude to guide his disciples who had gathered around him and from his monastery went to Alexandria to encourage the confessors during the persecution of Maximinus.  He was buried in an unknown place but his relics were found and   translated to Alexandria.  He is regarded as the patriarch of monks and healer of both men and animals.  Anthony died in 356.

Taizé 18–35:
A time of prayer, Scripture reading, singing, silence and discussion for
young people 18-35. Wednesday 30 January, 7.30 pm at St Margaret Mary’s Parish House, Pilch Lane, Liverpool, L14 0JG.  Details: Father Ian: 
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  (the 15 bus stops outside the church/house.)
 

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