Many thanks to the kind parishioners who have cleaned, repaired and ironed our servers albs at St Oswald's and St Sebastian's. You have done a great job and it's very much appreciated by our altar servers and by Fr Mark.
Walsingham Pilgrimage 2017
For those parishioners who have reserved a place on the Walsingham Pilgrimage the final payment is now due. Cheques should be made payable to ‘St. Sebastian’s Walsingham Pilgrimage Fund’ and passed to wither the parish office or the organisers at St. Sebastian’s no later than Friday 25th August. There are still a few places available on the pilgrimage 4th - 6th October. If you would like to join us on this Pilgrimage please contact Margaret Wike (259 2904), or Marti Ennis (228 4266).
St Oswald's 175 (Select this link for pictures)
Heritage Open Days: As part of the celebration of St Oswald's 175th anniversary, the church and grounds will be open during the weekend 8th - 10th of September. Please put this date in your diary and watch for more details.
Becoming a Roman Catholic
If you attend Mass in one of our parishes and would like to become a Roman Catholic please contact Fr. Mark through the parish office or talk to him after any Mass. We are starting our preparation for new Catholics again in September. Please mention this to any family member or friends who you think might be interested. They are very welcome to come for a chat to find out what is involved in becoming a Catholic.
Parish Piety Shops
A lovely selection of greeting cards and gifts are available for special events for all ages in both our churches. Come and have a look around. Very competitive prices.
The Parish Lottery is a weekly event raising money for our parish. Half the money raised goes to the parish and the half is for whoever wins. If there is no winner we have a roll-over. Thank you for your continuing support of our parishes.
Visiting priest - Fr. Donatus Eze
On 21st August we will welcome Fr. Donatus Eze, a priest of the Catholic Diocese of Nsukka, Nigeria, studying at the Catholic University of Lublin, Poland, who will be ministering in our parishes while Fr. Mark is on holiday until 15th September.
If you have any free time he might like to be shown around Liverpool or taken for a day out further afield, or to be invited to eat in the homes of our parishioners. It can be quite a difficult experience for a priest to be so far from home and have so much free time once he has celebrated Mass each day.
Annual Pilgrimage in honour of St Edmund Arrowsmith
Sunday 27th August 4.00pm Ashton in Makerfield Wigan, with veneration of the Holy Hand. The very Rev John Johnson will preside. All welcome!
Our Little Church teams are on holiday in August. We will start again when our children get back to school in September. Thank you to everyone who helps run our Children's Liturgy of the Word each Sunday. if you would like to get involved, please get in touch in September. New volunteers are always welcome.
Baptism Preparation Evenings
We ask all families who are preparing for the baptism of their child to attend two evenings when we will look at what a great gift baptism is and how we can pass on our faith to our children.
Our next course will be in Wednesday 20th and 27th September, 7.00pm in St Oswald's Presbytery.
Please telephone the Parish Office and we can let you know how you register to be part of the baptism preparation group. All courses are open to families from both our parishes
We welcome for Baptism this weekend at St Oswald’s:
Eliza May Bennet
We remember in prayer those who have died recently:
Mary Grimes, Patricia Roberts, Ralph Culbert, John Traynor, Arthur Ventre, Margaret Formby
Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord.