CAFOD GROUP – LAMPEDUSA CROSS
A Year of Mercy pilgrimage on the refugee crisis
“We have seen the face of Jesus in the face of every refugee.”
(Archbishop Nikolaos Printezis, Lesbos, Greece)
In this Year of Mercy, Pope Francis invites us all to make a pilgrimage, to mark “an extraordinary moment of grace and spiritual renewal”. (Misericordiae Vultus)
The idea of pilgrimage is especially powerful in the light of the current migration crisis. More people than ever before in human history are now on forced journeys far from home.
This pilgrimage is a way for us to show solidarity with all those fleeing war, poverty and persecution in our world. Along the way, we reflect, “Who is my neighbour?”
After each Mass this weekend we will be making our own pilgrimage in church, using the seven symbols of the journey our brothers and sisters make.
There will be short prayers and reflection at each of these symbols.
With You Always
Families with children in Year 4 will be receiving information this week about the preparation for the sacraments of Reconciliation and Communion. If you know any families with children in Year 4 who are not attending St Teresa’s school please invite them to contact the parish office for details of this year’s programme.
We are delighted to welcome Adam Skwierawski & Amelia Rose Wilson who were Baptised into our faith community last weekend.
WINNING NUMBERS for draw on 14th September 2016
6; 20; 24; 26
NO WINNER of the Jackpot of £698
(subject to re scrutiny)
Estimated Jackpot for the next draw is £923
Two consolation prizes of £25 each;
Many thanks to all who support our Parish Lottery and to the Team who run it for us.
Your support is really appreciated!
“Don’t forget to buy your ticket! You’ve got to be it to win it!!”
Next weekend we welcome a visit from one of the Sisters of the St Elisabeth Convent in Minsk who is bringing along a selection of crafts for sale that have been made in the workshops that they run for disadvantaged people.
The convents patronise 200 orphan children, assisting with their costs and rehabilitation and socialisation and helping to raise them in an environment of love.
They also have a charity for people who need help recovering from addiction, the homeless, ex prisoners and the less able, helping provide them with accommodation, meals, medicine and the restoration of their IDs.
The money raised through the sale of the crafts made in the workshops goes to help support this very challenging and very much needed work.
The items will be available for sale from the back of church.
Terry & Sheila Owens who are
celebrating 60 years of married bliss this week!
Happy Diamond Anniversary to you both!
Envelopes are available in church for your donations towards the rising cost of flowers for our beautiful church.
All your donations are greatly appreciated.
Do you know anyone suffering from addiction or are you looking to come off drugs or alcohol and have tried everything? There is help at CENACOLO – we have a great success rate. Meetings are held at The Blessed Sacrament Shrine, 4 Dawson Street, Liverpool L1 1LE on Tuesdays 7.00pm till 9.00pm, come to the meetings or for more information call : Mary Holgate (0151 342 4166) or Mary Conway ( 07883 339 980) or see the website http://www.cenacolo.org
We also have a booklet available at the back of church detailing the history and background of the Cenacolo community for you to read.
CLASS Community Assoc. are seeking volunteers to organise and support a MACMILLAN Cancer Coffee Morning on Friday 30th September from 10.30am at the MFS centre (Our lady of Sorrows church) if you are free on that date and wish to volunteer ring 07506647082 or email firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.