Throughout Lent, Stations of the Cross will be held as follows:
Holy Cross—Wednesdays at 6pm, followed by Evening Prayer and Benediction.
Saturdays at 11.45am, followed by Eucharistic
Lowe House—Tuesdays at 9.45am after morning Mass.
There is a weekly meeting on the Fridays of Lent from 7pm to 8pm at St Teresa’s presbytery, beginning on March 7th. This is to look at the resources the diocese has produced linking the Pope’s letter and the Gospel for the Sunday’s of Lent. All welcome.
Copies of the Pope’s weekly letter are available at the back of church.
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.
Women’s Confraternity Jumble Sale on Thursday 13th March in Holy Cross parish hall, starting at 6.30pm.#
APF Red Boxes—Phil Boden has stepped down as the red box
co-ordinator at Lowe House, and we thank him for the work he has done. We are now looking for a volunteer to take over this job. If anyone is interested, would you please speak to Fr. Colin.
Lowe House— volunteers needed to help with the cleaning of the church. If you can spare some time to help, please leave your details with the parish office.
Novena to the Holy Spirit in preparation for the Healing Ministry—to be held on 9 Tuesdays to prepare for the commencement of the healing ministry within the parish & you are invited to attend all or as many of the Tuesdays. The Novena begins on
Tuesday 18th March at 7.45pm in Lowe House and will take approximately 30 minutes. The final novena will be on 13th May. .
Living Faithfully—this course requires a commitment to 4 weekends between April & October The first weekend takes place between 9am and 5pm on Saturday 5th/Sunday 6th April. For further details contact Julie Cassidy at LACE on 0151 522 1040.
Next Sunday’s readings:
First Reading:Genesis 12:1-4
Second Reading:2 Timothy 1:8-10
This week: Lenten Alms
Next week: CAFOD
Gift Aid envelopes are available at the back of church for any tax payers.
Blood Donor sessions on Monday 17th March at St Helens Rugby Club, Langtree Park. Sessions from 2pm to 4pm and 5.30pm to 7.30pm. Please call 0300 123 2323 for an appointment.
Cathedral Concerts—at the Metropolitan Cathedral next
Saturday, 15th March at 7.30pm. Tickets £10/Concessions £7, available from the Cathedral gift shop or visit the website on www.cathedralconcerts.org.uk.
St Helens Foodbank—The following items are now needed:
nappies (sizes 4, 5 & 6)
Thank you for your generosity and support.
On Saturday 15th March you are invited to spend some time reflecting on your Lenten Journey at the Sandymount Retreat House near the Crosby promenade, led by Sr. Barbara Bailey, beginning at 10.00am to 4.00pm. The offering is £15, which includes soup and a roll. To make a booking either phone 0151 924 4850 or online at www.sandymountretreats.org.uk
Thank you to Deacon Dave, who has purchased a new Book of the Gospels and Sunday Lectionary for Lowe House church.
Please note that during the season of Lent, mass will be celebrated Monday to Friday at Holy Cross by one of the priests from our pastoral area at 12.15pm.
Lourdes coach 3 Youth Pilgrimage Fundraiser—Quiz Night this Friday 14th March at Portico Church Hall, 7pm for 7.30pm. Contact Sue Lennon on 07967354805.