Confessions:
Take place next weekend Saturday 28th July 5pm in St Matthew’s.  Sunday 29th July 12.30pm in St Cecilia's.

Tea Party 2018:
A Charity Fundraising Tea Party in aid of Bipolar UK will be held on Saturday 1st September in St  Matthew's Church, Clubmoor; between 12:00 and 4:00 p.m.
There will be lots of home made cakes, hot & cold refreshments, tombola, raffle, handmade goods and nearly new books for sale.
This year’s chosen charity is Bipolar UK, who are dedicated in supporting sufferers of this dreadful condition. They are a small, national charity; who rely mainly on donations and fundraising efforts.
If you have any new, unused items suitable for either raffle or tombola prizes, please pass them to Agnes, Joan or Pat at St Matthew’s or Mary Dillon at St Cecilia’s. Also, we would be very grateful to anyone who is able to bake cakes for  the event too.
Thank you for your support. It’s very much appreciated.

The 50/50 Club Members:
The prize money paid out for the draw on Sunday 15th July 2018 was £79.50 and the winning number was 134.
Congratulations to the winner and thanks to all those who support this venture.
Remember, you’ve got to be in it to win it!

Saint James, Apostle – 25th July:
James was the son of Zebedee and brother of John, the apostle. He was one of three witnesses to Christ’s transfiguration and the agony in the garden as well as being present at the raising of Jairus’ daughter. James was the first apostle to die for the faith, dying by the sword in about 42AD at Jerusalem. The word ‘boagernes’ used by evangelists  to describe James and John means ‘sons of thunder’.

Autumn Appointments:
I’m pleased to announce that the Archbishop has appointed Fr. Dominic Risley as assistant priest (curate) to our parishes. 
He will take up his appointment in mid September and I know all will make him welcome

Taizé 18 – 35:
A time of prayer, Scripture reading, singing, silence & discussion for young people 18 -35.
The last Wednesday of the month at 7:30pm in St Margaret Mary’s Parish House, Pilch Lane   Liverpool   L14-0JG.  For more information, contact Fr Ian: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
The 15 bus stops outside the church/house.

Restored Lives - Recovery from Divorce and Separation:
The Restored Lives course is a series of six meetings starting on Wednesday 1 9th
September 2018. The course is for any person who has been impacted by the end of a serious relationship whether separated, currently going through a divorce or already divorced, either recently or at any time in the past.
Meetings are free, confidential, informative and affirming.
For further details please contact:
Maureen O'Brien 07967 753371 or Jacqui Sellek 07793 825815

Saints Joachim and Anne - 26th July:
By tradition Joachim and Anne are considered to be the names of the parents of Mary, the Mother of God. We have no historical evidence, however, of any elements of their lives,     including their names. Any stories about Mary's father and mother come to us through legend and tradition.
We get the oldest story from a document called the Gospel of James, though in no way should this document be trusted to be factual, historical, or the Word of God. The legend told in this document says that after years of childlessness, an angel appeared to tell Anne and Joachim that they would have a child. Anne promised to dedicate this child to God.

National Shrine of St Pio:
You are invited to join us at our St Pio Prayer days with Mass, Rosary, Talk, Stations of the Cross and an opportunity to be blessed with the St Pio relic.  Confessions will be available.  Day starts at 10am—4pm.  Please bring a packed lunch.  Donations for tea and coffee are   accepted.  Registration cost for the day £5 payable on the day.  Pre-booking is essential.     Places available for 12th August and 23rd September.  For more details contact Brother      Michael Hargan 01352711053.   Franciscan Friary Pantaspah, Holywell, Flintshire CH8 8PE.

Adoremus National Eucharistic Pilgrimage & Congress 2018:
Eucharist is… a challenge to become what we receive
In receiving Holy Communion at Mass and in saying “Amen” to the declaration that this is the Body of Christ, we accept the challenge Saint Augustine told us this is: to become what we receive.  We walk as a body of people with Christ at its head and centre, showing us the way.  We walk as a body of people in which each plays a part.  We walk together as one body in which each part is needed and each valued.

The National Eucharistic Pilgrimage and Congress (Adoremus), 7-9 September                  
‘I am the Bread of Life’:
The bishops of England and Wales are holding a National Eucharistic Pilgrimage and Congress in Liverpool in September.               
Eucharistic Congresses are gatherings of clergy, religious and laity which promote an awareness of the central place of the Eucharist in the life and mission of the Church.                                          
The last International Eucharistic Congress in England was held in 1908 when  permission for a public procession of the Blessed Sacrament was refused.                              
Participants will engage in a series of sessions focusing on different dimensions of the Eucharist and the daily celebration and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.  If you would like to attend, see Fr Conor. 

Adoremus Youth Congress:                                 
8th Sept, Echo Arena Auditorium. Join 1000 young people aged 13-20 in a unique experience of being the young church. Contributions from Katie Prejean McGrady, Jo Boyce, Rise Theatre, Cafod, Animate, Salesians, One Hope, Joel’s Bar, Cardinal Nichols, Archbishop McMahon and much more…. . Cost only £10.  If you or your child would like to attend please see Fr. Conor.  www.adoremusyouth.co.uk
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