Miraculous Relic Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe

The Visit of the Miraculous Relic Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe will continue in the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King  until to Friday 25th October. The Knights of St Columba Chapel will be available for private prayer from10am to 4pm each day this coming week until  Friday 25th October.

St Anthony’s Relics Visit United Kingdom

The Franciscan Friars invite you to join them in welcoming Saint Anthony of Padua on the occasion of the 750th Anniversary of the Discovery of Saint Anthony’s Relics by Saint Bonaventure. St Anthony will be visiting us in the form two precious relics from his Basilica in Padua, Italy. The relics will be accompanied by three friars from the Messenger of Saint Anthony in Padua and the Greyfriars of Great Britain and Ireland. The Relics will arrive on Wednesday 30th October at St. Anthony’s Friary, 1 Elmsley Road, Mossley Hill, Liverpool  (0151724 2109) 12 noon Mass, 1 PM to 7 pm Veneration, 7:30 pm Mass, 8:30 pm to 9pm Veneration.

Thinking of becoming a Catholic?

It’s not too late to join our little group for adults who want to become Catholics or who missed out on the Sacraments earlier in life. We will be meeting again this coming Tuesday (22nd) at 7.30pm in the presbytery. This week we will be ready and waiting for you! apologies to those who arrived at 7pm last week  catching us out! You can contact the parish office to let us know you are coming, or just turn up on Tuesday.

Youth Pilgrimage to Lourdes

Once again, 450 young people (15-25yrs) from the Liverpool Archdiocese will be traveling to Lourdes next summer, 24th July—1st August, to work with the sick pilgrims from around the Archdiocese and to have a wonderful spiritual experience. If you would like to be one of them, you need to download the application form on 5th November—places are filled very quickly.

Wish Tokens

The Liverpool Echo is once again running their Wish Token community fund raising event. Last year with the support of our fabulous parishioners Marie Fitzgerald managed to collect enough tokens to raise £10 000 for Woodlands. This year Marie is collecting tokens again, this time for Zoe’s Place. The amount she raises will depend upon how many tokens she manages to collect by 30th November. Please cut out your tokens from the Echo each day and either hand them into the parish office or post them through our letter box, we will make sure they are given to Marie.


Could you offer someone a home far from home for just a day or two? HOST, a well-established charity, is hoping to hear from people who enjoy making others feel at home, and who would love to meet interesting young adults from other parts of the world who are currently studying at universities in the UK, and who want to understand this country better. One host wrote: ‘It is a great to welcome these students and make them feel wanted. They get to see a good side of life in Britain in contrast to what they might learn from the media. It is also fun getting to know someone from another country.’ Invitations can be for a day, a weekend, or 3 days at Christmas. Sharing Christmas with someone who has little idea what Christmas is can be really special – and for the guest, much better than being on a deserted university campus. Invitations are urgently needed from volunteer hosts, no matter how far they live from a university. To find out more, please see or call local organiser Alan Lodge 01845 527448.

Scripture Weekends led by Fr Chris Thomas at Irenaeus

Friday 15th – Sunday 17th November ‘The Word of the Lord endures forever’. A look at the letters of Peter. Please contact Irenaeus. Tel: 0151 949 1199 OR EMAIL to book your place.

LOYOLA metro presents – Faith and the internet

With Fr. Tim Byron SJ at Faith Primary School, Prince Edwin Street, Everton on Saturday 26th October 2013, 10am to 12 noon. For more details please contact Debbie Reynolds on 0151 298 1911.

Pilgrimage to Italy

The Catholic Pic are organising a pilgrimage to Rome, Assisi and Sorrento, in May 2014. More details on the leaflet at the back of church or call Barbara on 0151 733 5492.

Memorial Mass for Cathie Brown

On Sunday 27th October our Mass at 10am will be a memorial Mass for Cathie Brown. It would be wonderful if as many Catechists, work colleagues and friends could come as  possible.  Everyone is very welcome.

Our very own Little Church on Sunday

At our Family Mass every Sunday morning at 10am, we have our own little church! At the beginning of the Mass the Children are invited to go with our Catechists. They then listen to and share the Gospel. Please try to come along and encourage your child to join us!


Many thanks to those who continue to contribute to our Foodbank Appeal, you are all so very generous. 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 own community!

Baptism Meeting

The next Baptism Preparation Meeting is on Wednesday 6th November at 7pm in the Presbytery. Baptism Preparation Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of every month (except January) unless otherwise stated in the newsletter.

Piety Stall

Christmas stock has arrived! Get in early before all the lovely Christmas cards, calendars and crib sets have gone. We also have a wide range of other items, why not call into the shop after Mass at the weekend?

Very Important Notice – Fire Risk

There have been more than a few potentially dangerous instances in church involving candles. In order to prevent our beautiful church being damaged by a fire could parishioners please take the following precautions.

When lighting candles in church please DO NOT

  • Put them too close together as this causes them to flare up and become very difficult to put out.
  • Place lit candles on the drip tray of the stands with the individual candle holders.
  • Put more than 3 of the blue candles on the Lourdes Shrine at any one time.
  • Put small lit candles inside the blue holders. The holders melt and cause a lot of damage.
  • Bring in candles from home to light as the ones we supply are designed to only last two hours for safety reasons, other candles may burn for much longer.

We would be grateful if all our parishioners could bear these simple safety precautions in mind when lighting candles.

Many Thanks.

Church Lottery

WINNING NUMBERS for draw on 16th October 2013

2; 9; 10; 16  – Two consolation prizes of £25 each; 272203; 272961

NO WINNER of the Jackpot of £1900 (subject to re scrutiny). Estimated Jackpot for the next draw is £2210

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

The Legion of Mary continue to meet each Wednesday from 1pm in the Priests house until around 2.30-3pm. They would be delighted to have some new members join them. All are welcome.

Parking  – please remember to be considerate where you park your car, bearing in mind the needs of pedestrians, disabled drivers and local residents. Thank you.

Debt Advice Service. Every Tuesday in the Priests house from 10am to 2pm. Drop in or ring 0151 270 1688 to arrange an appointment.

Something to make you smile

Thank God for church workers with typewriters – mis-spellings, bad sentence construction or choice of words all make for fun reading. These sentences actually appeared in church bulletins or were announced  in church services: (not in ours though, honest!)

The Fasting & Prayer Conference includes meals.

he sermon this morning: ‘Jesus Walks on the Water.’ The sermon tonight: ‘Searching for Jesus.’

Ladies, don’t forget the rummage sale. It’s a chance to get rid of  those things not worth keeping around the house. Bring your husbands.

The peacemaking meeting scheduled for today has been cancelled due to a  conflict.

Low Self Esteem Support Group will meet Thursday at 7 PM. Please use the back door.

More next week!


Your prayers are asked for those who have died recently. And for those whose anniversaries occur about this time.

May they rest in peace

Please also pray for all those who are lonely or housebound, for those who are sick, at home or in hospital, and all those visited by our Eucharistic Ministers.



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