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Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Celebrated every year on August 15, the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary commemorates the death of Mary and her bodily assumption into Heaven, before her body could begin to decay–a foretaste of our own bodily resurrection at the end of time. Because it signifies the Blessed Virgin’s passing into eternal life, it is the most  important of all Marian feasts and a Holy Day of Obligation.

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

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


Congratulations to our very own Bud Woods who celebrates the 25th anniversary of playing the organ for us on the 15th August, the  Feast of the Assumption. Well done Bud, we don’t know what we would do without you!

Remember if you would like to join either our morning choir or the folk group just speak to Fr Chris or one of the choir members who will be delighted to introduce you, new members are always very welcome.

Church Lotttery

Winning numbers for draw on 7th July 2013

4; 7; 20; 25 – Two consolation prizes of £25 each; 253292; 253402

NO WINNER of the Jackpot of £1201 (subject to re scrutiny) Estimated Jackpot for the next draw is £1530

Many thanks to all who support our Parish Lottery and to the Team who run it for us. Your support is really appreciated!


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!

Thank you to Cathy who brought a huge donation of tea & coffee on behalf of Typhoo.

Services this week

Monday 12th August




Eucharistic Minister  & Rosary 


Tuesday 13th August






Mass & Rosary



Wednesday 14th August

St Maximilian Mary Kolbe





Mass & Rosary



Thursday 15th August

Assumption of the

Blessed Virgin (Holy Day of Obligation)




Mass & Rosary



Friday 16th August




Mass & Rosary


Saturday 17th August







Eucharistic Service & Rosary




Sunday 18th August

20th Sunday of Ord. Time


















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