Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes—If anyone wishes to take out travel insurance with Leisure Time Travel, which costs £40 per person, please contact the parish office as soon as possible.
Christmas Midnight Mass—volunteers are required to join the choir for Midnight Mass at Lowe House. If you are interested, please contact the parish office.
Synod Questionnaire—Pastoral challenges of the family in the context of evangelisation. Forms are available at the back of both churches. Please return the form to Fr. Colin as soon as possible. NB: the wrong date for return was printed on the front of this form. It should be returned by Friday December 13th.
Prisoners of Conscience Cards—December 8th Cards will be on sale after Mass this Sunday 8th, at Lowe House. Cost £1 each, including postage.
Lowe House Repository has a wide selection of Christmas cards and 2014 calendars on sale.
Animate Events 2014;
Thursday 23rd January—6.30pm-8.30pm—”Swap and Share Catechesis” creative workshop
January 18th/19th—Youth Eucharistic Ministers’ Training. For further information, please contact Anita on 01744 740746 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
CAFOD Fun Run—27th December at Wavertree Park, Liverpool, starting at 1pm. For further info, please contact email@example.com or 0151 228 4028.
Holy Cross—as part of the church’s decorations for Christmas, if you would like to donate a poinsettia plant in memory of a loved one, please bring them to church on the weekend of 21st/22nd December. Thank you.
Friends of St Helens Cemetery Tree of Remembrance Service—Saturday 14th December at 11am in St Helens Crematorium.
Nugent Care Chrismas Homeless Appeal Concert—at Bishop Eton church, Childwall on Saturday 14th December starting at 7.30pm. Tickets available from Nugent Care—see poster for further details
Next Sunday’s readings:
First Reading:Isaiah 35:1-6, 10
Second Reading: James 5:7-10
Gospel: Matthew 11:2-11
Retiring Collections:Christmas Mass Intentions—we have received a number of requests for Christmas masses. It is impossible to accommodate all the masses during the Christmas Octave. Therefore on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day there will be a mass for all those who have put masses in for Christmas at each church. These names will be kept on the altar over the Christmas period.
The annual Willowbrook Tree of Light Service will take place in Lowe House church this Wednesday 11th December, starting at 7pm.
Reception class children from Holy Cross will be in church on Wednesday afternoons to practice for the Nativity service. Please note that there will be no Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament after Mass.
Service of Reconciliation with the opportunity for personal confession at St Teresa of Avila church, Devon Street on Monday December 9th, starting at 7.00pm. All welcome.
Family Walks—next Sunday, 15th. Please meet in the porch at Lowe House after the 11am Mass. Please bring a packed lunch, waterproof jacket and suitable footwear.
CHRISTMAS RAFFLE PRIZE WINNERS
1st.6 BOTTLES WINEPURPLE 470
2ndLITRE WHISKYBLUE 328
3rdMEAT VOUCHERGREEN 218
4thBOTTLE BAILEYSORANGE 451
5thBASKET GROCERIESBLUE 926
7thBASKET FRUITBLUE 811
8thBOTTLE PORTPURPLE 809
10thCHRISTMAS CAKEPINK 295
11thBOTTLE SHERRYPINK 373
12thTIN BISCUITSGREEEN 323
13thBOTTLE VODKAPURPLE 415
14th£10 VOUCHERGREEN 176
15thTIN CHOCOLATESBLUE 542
16thSOFT TOYPURPLE 239
Thank you to everyone for your support.
This week: DePaul UK (Homeless)
Next week: Church Heating
Liverpool Archdiocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes—by air from Liverpool Airport (Fri. 25th July to Fri. 1st August). Pilgrims who need help with mobility, nursing or medical care should register as soon as possible with the Lourdes Pilgrimage Office on 0151 727 4000. Closing date for registration is 30th April. See notice board for further