Mass with Jubilarians
Archbishop Malcolm McMahon will celebrate a Mass of Thanksgiving at the Metropolitan Cathedral at 7.00pm on Friday 28th June, the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, with the priest Jubilarians for this year.
Anyone is welcome to attend this Mass if they wish. The Jubilarians this year are:
Fr Terry Dooley (50) Fr Peter Fox (50) Fr James Moore (50)
Canon Tony O’Brien (40) Fr Ed Cain (40) Canon Aidan Prescott (25) Fr Denis Parry (25) Fr Mark Beattie (25)
Please keep our Priest Jubilarians in your prayers.
Silver Jubilee Celebration
Our Parish Priest, Fr. Mark, will be celebrating his Silver Jubilee of Ordination as a priest on 16th July this year, 2019.
On Sunday 14th July the 11am Sunday Mass will be a Mass of Thanksgiving before our annual parish BBQ which this year will also be in part a ‘Silver Jubilee Party’.
A Mass of thanksgiving will also be celebrated at 7pm in St. Oswald’s Church on Tuesday, 16th July, followed by refreshments in the school hall.
We hope many of our parishioners will be able to join us at one or both of these celebrations. To mark the anniversary of his ordination Fr Mark has been given a longer holiday this summer—a mini-Sabbatical. He will be replaced over the summer, from 19th July until 19th September, by Fr. Julius who served in our parishes last summer and who is very much looking forward to being with us again.
Congratulations to all our children who have now made their First Holy Communion.
Each school will be holding a Mass of Thanksgiving to which all are parishioners are invited to attend if they wish.
Tuesday 25th June 10.00am St Sebastian’s Church
Thursday 27th June 11.00am St Cuthbert’s School
Friday 28th June 10.00am St Oswald’s Church
All the children who have now made their First Holy Communion are asked to think about joining one of our teams of altar servers. Please talk to Fr. Mark after Mass at the weekend if you would like to know more. Thank you.
Thanks to our team of catechists and volunteers who helped with our First Communion classes and with the four celebrations over the past two weekends. We could not have managed without their generous help. Their contribution is much appreciated by all our First Communion Families.
Our Parish BBQ will be held at St Sebastian’s Presbytery on Sunday 14th July, Midday to 3pm
Tickets and raffle tickets will be available soon.
We are going to need lots of volunteers
to look after our stalls, cooking, setting up and tidying away. Contributions will be needed for our raffle prizes, cake stall, plant stall, teddy bears and cuddly toys and bottle stall, toys and games etc. We aren’t having a grocery stall this year but any food donations will be passed to our local food banks. During our BBQ we will also be celebrating Fr. Mark’s Silver Jubilee as a priest which is just two day later. If you are able to volunteer please leave your name and number on the volunteer lists at the back of church.
A big part of the fund-raising to help our BBQ total is the raffle. Tickets are available at the back of church or from the parish office. Please have a go at selling tickets to family and friends. Ticket stubs can be handed into the parish office or the parish
Spiritual Care at the End of Life
Dr Karen Groves, Medical Director of Queens Court Hospice in Southport, will speak about this vital topic at a Strawberry Cream Tea Afternoon, 2.00-4.00pm Wednesday 17th July at LACE. Karen’s sensitive and faith-filled presentation will be of interest to Funeral Ministers, Bereavement Team Members, Hospital Visitors, Eucharistic Ministers and anyone who has experienced caring for those nearing the end of life. To book your place, please contact Pastoral Formation: 0151 522 1040 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Baptism Course will be
Please telephone the Parish Office if you wish your child to be baptised in one of our parishes. All courses are open to families from both our parishes.
We welcome for Baptism this weekend at St Oswald's
Emma Armstrong, Phoenix Smart, Archie Downes
Please keep these children and their families in your prayers.
Become a Roman Catholic
If you would like to become a Roman Catholic please contact Fr. Mark through the parish office or talk to him after any Mass.
It might be that you are a Catholic already but would like to come back to attending Mass after some time away or would like to learn more about making your confession or about your faith. Some adults may like to make their First Holy Communion or to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation.
Have a chat to Fr. Mark after Mass or telephone the parish office and we will try to help you in whatever way we can.
We remember in our prayers those who have died recently:
Catherine (Kitty) Ford, Margaret O’Brien, Patricia Kenny, Kathleen O’Keeffe,
Josephine Farrelly, William Jessop, John Robinson, Elizabeth Whyatt
Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord.
New Dawn in the Church
A Catholic Family Pilgrimage Conference
Monday 5th August - Friday 9th August 2019,
Walsingham, Norfolk. Please see posters at the back of church.
Parish Walsingham Pilgrimage Wednesday 26th June
The coach will pick up from St Sebastian’s Church 8.00am and then from St Oswald’s 8.15am. PLEASE can everyone be at your pick-up point at least 15 minutes before hand.
We have one place available at £165.00 if you would like to go please call the parish office on Monday.
Please pass any petitions for Our Lady’s Shrine into the office by Tuesday. Thank you.
We pray that all our parish pilgrims will have a happy and peaceful pilgrimage.
Saturday 29th June 2019 4.30pm Vigil Mass
During our Vigil Mass next Saturday we will be celebrating the baptism, confirmation and reception into the Catholic Church of a small group of parishioners with two children.
We will welcome Amy and Bonnie, Jevenija, Agate and Amelia, and Alyson.
Please keep them all in your prayers. We ask God to bless them in their new life as members of our Church.
Red APF Mission Boxes
Terry Mainwaring will be at the 9.30 Mass Sunday 30th June to collect the Mission Boxes. Many thanks.
Our SVP members are asked to attend the next meeting at
St Oswald’s Presbytery on Monday 24th June 7.15pm. Thank you.
A message from Irenaeus.
You are invited to celebrate the Feast of St. Irenaeus on Friday 28th June with Mass at 6pm in St. Thomas of Canterbury Church, Great Georges Road, L22 1RD followed by a Garden Party with refreshments and stalls.
Don't forget to book your places for our 'COME AND SEE' conference which is being held on Saturday 12th -13th October 2019 at Christ the king school, Stamford Rd, Southport. For further information on this or any of the other topics please contact us here at Irenaeus on 0151 949 1199.
Synod 2020— Over these months across the Archdiocese of Liverpool we will be listening to each other as we reflect on the future of the Church in our part of the world. Our listening will lead to the topics and proposals that will be voted on at our Synod in 2020.
Our Parish meetings to reflect together and to submit our ideas for the Synod will be held as follows:
Thursday 27th June 7pm at St. Oswald’s
Tuesday 2nd July 11.00am at St. Sebastian’s
Thursday 4th July 7pm at St. Sebastian’s
You can already give your views on the on-line survey if you have access to a computer or smart phone. It doesn’t take long to complete. There are four questions to answer in your own words. Every contribution written on line will be fed in to the listening process in preparation for Synod.
If you would like to take part visit www.synod2020.org.uk and follow the links to Synod Questions. There are two sets of questions, one for under-18’s and one for adults. If you haven’t got access to a computer please let Fr. Mark know. We can arrange a session at the presbytery for people to be able to use our computers to complete the survey with any help needed available. Thank you. On the same website there are now prayers, passages of Scripture, poems and other resources to help us to contribute to the Synod process with our prayer. Just click on the “prayer and liturgy” link on the Synod 2020 website.
Our Pastoral Area Synod Questions & Pizza Evening for Young People
Thursday 27th June 7pm
St Margaret Mary’s Parish House, Pilch Lane, Liverpool L14 OJG.
Tel 228 1332 email: email@example.com
Are there any young people in our parishes attending High School who would like to be part of a parish youth group? If you are a member of our parish attending High School let Fr. Mark know if you would come to a meeting to start something up in the parish for 11-18 year olds, either social or spiritual or both. One person has got in touch so far: a couple more and we can start our group! Please spread the word to any teenagers in your family. Thank you.
Fr Nugent /St Joseph Pastoral Area Annual Walk
Sunday 7th July Starting at SFX Church, L3 8DR at 5.00pm and ending with an outdoor liturgy and Laying flowers at Fr James Nugent’s statue. St John’s Garden’s, in thanksgiving for his life and work in our City. Join us for the walk, meet us en-route or at the statue! Please see posters at the back of church.
Nugent are also holding their annual 7K9 sponsored Dog Walk on Sunday 30th June, 11am from West Lane to the asparagus fields, Dog show 12noon, see posters for more information.
ALTAR SERVERS - Thank you to all our young people who generously help us by serving at Masses each weekend. If you are in Year 4 or older and would like to be a server please talk to Fr. Mark after any Mass and he will let you know how to get involved. It’s a great way to serve God and to learn more about the Mass.
Thank you for your continued support of our parishes.
Each year our parish lottery raises around £10,000 for parish funds and pays out the same amount in prize money.
If you could spare a couple of hours on a Friday morning to help us check through all the tickets and also on a Saturday at the 4.30pm Mass helping to sell tickets, your help will be much appreciated. Please speak to Fr Mark or Terry Mainwaring.
A selection of greeting cards are available from our Piety Stalls including jubilee cards.