News and remaining services for this week

Peace Actions for August

Anniversaries of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, 6th & 9th August. Whether the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki constituted a needless tragedy or a prudent military decision will always be debated. As Christians we pray that those who now wield the tools of Armageddon will remember the lessons of Hiroshima and Nagasaki for a long time to come.

Read the story of Maximilian Kolbe (14th August) and consider examples of courage and self-sacrifice.

August 27th is the Feast day of Saint Monica patron saint of domestic violence. For those who would like to get involved in working with the victims of domestic violence, or simply learn more….  the following websites are excellent starting points. and

Baptism Preparation Meeting

The next Baptism Preparation Meeting is on Wednesday 7th August at 7pm in the Presbytery. Please do not book a venue for your child’s Baptism before you attend this meeting, dates cannot be confirmed beforehand. Baptism Preparation Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of every month (except January) unless otherwise stated in the newsletter.

Recovering and moving on after divorce

“RECOVERING AND MOVING ON AFTER DIVORCE” the next series of six weekly meetings starts on Monday 16th September in Liverpool 17, from 7.30pm to 9.00pm. A one day meeting will be held on Saturday 14th September for those who cannot attend the six evenings. For more information or to make a booking (essential) contact Frances on 0151 727 2195


Many people are looking for someone who will guide them in a good and healthy life and help them find the meaning to their lives. DO YOU THINK YOU COULD BE ONE OF THOSE GUIDES? THE NEXT COURSE BEGINS ON SUNDAY 20th OCTOBER AT IRENAEUS 32 GREAT GEORGES ROAD. If you are interested, please let us by emailing or Tel: 0151 949 1199

Marie Curie Helper volunteers needed to provide support to terminally ill people and their families

Marie Curie Cancer Care is looking for people aged 18 or over who are interested in providing support to terminally ill people and their carers.  We’re looking for volunteers in Liverpool to become a Marie Curie Helper – someone who can spare a few hours each week (Mon-Fri) to visit people in their homes to offer a listening ear, emotional support and practical information. Volunteers also give families a chance to take a short break from their caring role so that they are able to take some time for themselves.  No previous experience is needed; training and ongoing support provided and travel expenses paid. For more information, phone 0845 305 2191 or email or visit

St. Maximilian Mary Kolbe  14th August

“No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends” John 15:13.

The best modern-day example of submission to this noble ideal is Maximilian Kolbe. In 1941, Maximilian Kolbe was arrested by the German Gestapo and was eventually transferred to the prison at Auschwitz, where he carried on ministering to his fellow prisoners in secret. In order to discourage attempts to escape, the prison had a rule that for every escapee, ten other men would be put to death. In July of 1941, a man from Kolbe’s bunker disappeared. Ten men were chosen to be starved to death. One of those chosen, Franciszek Gajowniczek, was especially upset because he had a wife and family, and he had hoped to return to them someday. Father Kolbe volunteered to take his place. His offer was accepted. Maximilian Kolbe is honoured as the patron saint of drug addicts, political prisoners, families, journalists, prisoners, and the pro-life movement. Pope John Paul II called him “The patron saint of our difficult century.”

Remembering Fr. Jimmy Collins

The Fr Jimmy Collins Project has been established to keep Fr Jimmy’s collection of books which will be housed in a room dedicated to him at Sandymount Retreat Centre, Crosby. If you would like to attend the special dedication ceremony in September please take a sheet to complete from the back of church. Do you have a story to tell about Fr Jimmy? These can be sent to Sandymount, 16 Burbo Bank Road, Crosby L23 6TH


Our scripture group are having a short break. The next meeting will be on Wednesday 4th September at  7.30pm in the presbytery. All are welcome.

Date for your diary

Come and join our Charity 7k walk ‘Woofs and Wellies’ specially designed for dogs and their owners. A unique opportunity to support your local charity – Woodlands Hospice. A beautiful walk through picturesque Croxteth Park in West Derby, starting at 12noon (register at 11am) on Sunday 22nd September 2013. £5 entry per dog plus a minimum of £50.00 sponsorship. (Toy dogs/teddys are  welcome) Goody bags will be given out on the day. For more information please contact: 0151 529 2640/8193  Email: If you like the outdoors you may also be interested in our Challenge events

Scripture Weekends led by Fr Chris Thomas at Irenaeus,

Friday 13th – Sunday 15th September ‘Fan into a flame’ Reflections on the Letters of Timothy. Please contact Irenaeus TEL: 0151 949 1199 OR EMAIL to book your place

Friday 15th – Sunday 17th November “The Word of the Lord endures forever” A look at the letters of Peter.

Debt Advice Service

Do you have debt problems? Have you got financial worries?  If you would like help confidentially, then why not call into the Priests house  on Tuesday’s from 10am to 2pm. Drop in or ring 270 1688 to arrange an appointment.


Many thanks to those who continue to contribute to our Foodbank appeal. We are still collecting and need your help! Food can be dropped off at the priests house. All this food goes out to  people in our community!

Church Lottery

Winning numbers for draw on 31st July 2013

1; 13; 16; 19

Two consolation prizes of £25 each;  248704; 248602 

No winner of the Jackpot of £891 (subject to re scrutiny). Estimated Jackpot for the next draw is £1201. Many thanks to all who support our Parish Lottery and to the Team who run it for us. Your support is really appreciated!

Services for this week

Monday 5th August




Eucharistic Minister  & Rosary


Tuesday 6th August

The Transfiguration of the Lord





Mass & Rosary



Wednesday 7th August






Mass & Rosary



Thursday 8th August

St. Dominic



Mass & Rosary


Friday 9th August

St Teresa Benedicta of the Cross



Eucharistic Service & Rosary


Saturday 10th August

St Lawrence, Deacon






Eucharistic Service & Rosary




Sunday 11th August 10.00am







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