Rite of Election – Sunday 18th February at 3.00pm in the Cathedral
Please keep Gemma Hill in your prayers as she continues her Journey in Faith at the Metropolitan Cathedral.

Early Riser Mass:
Friday’s during Lent at 7.00am in St. Cecilia’s.

Stations of the Cross:
Friday’s during Lent at 7.00pm in St. Matthew’s.

Exposition & Benediction:
Saturdays of Lent 5.00pm - 6.00pm in St Matthew’s.

Lenten Alms Box:
The box and envelopes for Lenten Alms can be found at Our Lady’s Icon in St. Matthew’s and Our Lady’s Altar in St. Cecilia’s.

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.

CAFOD - Lent Fast Day:
CAFOD Family Fast Day for Lent 2018 takes place on 23rd February 2018.
This Lent we are working to combat malnutrition in Zimbabwe. Hunger can kill children, but CAFOD is providing seeds, fencing and farming training for families and communities so that everyone has enough to eat.
Envelopes are available at the back of church.

St. Matthew’s & St. Cecilia’s Walsingham Pilgrimage 2018:
Urgent Meeting: Monday 26 February at 6.30pm in St Matthew's Church (entry via Townsend Avenue).
Bookings for the 2018 St Matthew's & St Cecilia's Walsingham Pilgrimage are now being taken.  If you are interested in going (Friday 1 June for three nights) please try your very hardest to come to the meeting on Monday 26 February at 6.30pm. Please bring with you a £20 deposit (cheques payable to 'St Matthew's Church').
If you are unable to attend the meeting but wish to go on the Pilgrimage, please call me on 07714 786031.  If I can't answer, please leave a message, including your name and contact number, and I will call you back.

‘Paul’s Place’ Quiz Night:
A HUGE THANK YOU to all those who came along and supported this event; as well as those who donated prizes/cash/cheques. It never feels right to single people out for a special thank you; however, I feel I need to make two exceptions. Firstly, to Fr Conor for being our Compère, Quizmaster, Singer and Valet Parking Attendant; you were incredible  Secondly, to Josie and her team for their hospitality and providing a very tasty Chicken Curry! An amazing £1,903.09 was raised (prior to) and on the night. This will go some way to help provide FREE one to one counselling for those bereaved by suicide. Once again, thank you so much to all those who helped in any way, it's very much appreciated.

50/50 Club Members:
The prize money paid out for the draw on Sunday 11th February 2018 was £81.50 and the    winning number was 155.
Congratulations to the winner and thanks to all those who support this venture.
Remember, you’ve got to be in it to win it!

The Priests Live In Concert:
In aid of Nugent & Friends of the Metropolitan Cathedral, Liverpool.
Friday 1st June at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall with guest mezzo soprano Danielle Thomas; Tickets from £16 available from Liverpool Philharmonic Box Office – 0151 709 3789 or liverpoolphil.com (booking fee may apply) or from the Metropolitan Cathedral Shop.

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 10 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.
 
Baptism Preparation Course date 2018/2019:
23rd March 2018
11th May 2018
29th June 2018
17th August 2018
5th October 2018
23rd November 2018
25th January 2019
15th March 2019
If you would like your child Baptised please see Fr Conor, Deacons Eddie, Ronnie or one of our Catechist's after Mass.

The Evangelist: St John’s Seminary Magazine:
Please help yourself to a free copy of the magazine published by Peter’s seminary. Donations towards printing costs can be given to Peter.

Divorced and Separated Catholics:
The next series of support meeting start this month.  This course is for those who are separated, those who are currently going through a divorce, or those who are already divorced, whether recent or at any time in the past.  The small groups are  informative, affirming, free & confidential.  To book a place on the course held in Aintree contact Maureen O’Brien on 07967753371 or to attend a course in South Liverpool contact Frances Trotman on 0151 727 219
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