This weeks events:
Highlighted events are at Holy Family, other
events at Our Lady's
||Mass - Richard Brown
||Mass - Special Intention (SMK) and Parishioners
||Service of the Word and Holy Communion
||Mass - Peter Markey
||Mass - Pious Lists
||Mass - Wilf and Joe Yates
||Mass - Jean Rimmer
||Mass - Allan Larkin
||Mass - Ronald Morris and Parishioners
||Mass - James and Josephine Bell
This weeks newsletter in PDF
Prayer for Syria
God of Compassion, hear the cries of the people of
Syria. Comfort those who suffer violence; Console
those who mourn the dead. Give strength to Syria's
neighbouring countries to welcome the refugees;
Convert the hearts of those who have taken up arms
and protect those committed to peace. God of hope,
Inspire leaders to choose peace over violence and
to seek reconciliation with their enemies. Inflame
the Universal Church with compassion for the
people of Syria, and give us hope for a future
built on justice for all. We ask this through
Jesus Christ the Prince of Peace and Light of the
According to the number of bags I saw coming off the bus last Wednesday, it looked like the
Boundary Mills Outlet trip was an extremely successful on and I hope all who wend enjoyed
themselves. This week Carol Bennett for the Valerie Taylor Trust will be speaking about how
they help paralysed people in Bangladesh. If you want to find out some information before
Carolís talk please have a look at http://www.valerietaylortrust.org. Next week 7th December
will be our Christmas Lunch, if you want to join us for that please see either Jenny Longfellow,
Agnes Baybut or Father David.
Dementia Friendly Christmas Carol Service
A Dementia friendly Carol Service will be hold on Wednesday 14th December at
2.00pm in the Cathedral. Archbishop Malcolm McMahon will be present. The service
will feature a number of school choirs as well as the "Songs We Remember" Choir. All
are welcome to attend and refreshments will be served afterwards in the Gibberd
Room. For more information please contact The Pastoral Formation Department on 0151 522
1046 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To celebrate the centenary of the first Apparition of Our Lady at Fatima,
Leisure Time Travel are taking a pilgrimage to Fatima 13-17 March 2017.
With flights from Liverpool to Lisbon, transfers and half board
accommodation, the price is £429 per person. For more details please contact Leisure Time
Travel on 0151 287 8000.
The Bishops Conference are issuing some Advent Resources for us to use in our preparations.
As we look to the coming of Christ at Christmas, we're taking a truly global look at the prayer
that Jesus gave us - The Lord's Prayer in different language each day and also reflections on
the Prophet Isaiah at http://www.catholicnews.org.uk/advent-reflections-2016. Why not use
these our Advent this year.
Christmas must be a very difficult time for people who are struggling to make
ends meet, and I would imagine the Foodbank will be busy over the festive
period. Today, and for the following 2 Sundays we will hold our Foodbank
collection. As well as all the usual goods they need why not think of adding
some of the festive goods we take for granted in with your donations so as we can make the
lives of others a bit brighter this Christmas.
Christmas Lights Switch On
This year the Christmas Tree lights will be switched on in the Hightown Village
on Wednesday 30th November at 6.30pm and at the Ince Blundell Village
Hall on Friday 2nd December at 6.00pm. All are welcome to attend.
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