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Mass Intentions Received

Mass Intentions received: Sharon Kenny LD, Christopher O'Sullivan A

Father Yovan Saverimutto, a Benedictine Priest is here for a few weeks as part of his preparation for studies next year.


Ash Wednesday, a day of Fasting and Abstinence is this Wednesday (14th Feb); Masses will be at 7am and at 9.15pm with St Joseph's School.

There is a mass at St Edwards Rusholme at 9.30 am, at The Little Sisters at 11 and at the Holy Name at 6pm

The law of abstinence requires a Catholic 14 years of age until death to abstain from eating meat on Fridays and on Ash Wednesday.

The law of fasting requires a Catholic aged between 18 and 60 to reduce the amount of food eaten from normal. The Church defines this as one meal a day, and two smaller meals . Such fasting is obligatory on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.

Those who are excused from fast or abstinence besides those outside the age limits, are those of unsound mind, the sick, the frail, pregnant or nursing women according to need for meat or nourishment, manual labourers according to need, guests at a meal who cannot excuse themselves without giving great offence.

Thank you and Thank God

You gave ?608.99p to the mission appeal last Sunday.

Over the last few weeks there have been some very generous, anonymous, donations to the parish. On behalf of you all I thank the donors and assure them of our prayers.

It is difficult to overstate how helpful these donations are and indeed one can see the hand of providence in them; for example a recent donation of ?2000 pounds was almost exactly the amount of the Church gas and electricity bill for the last three months. Many thanks.

Legion of Mary

'In so far as you did this to one of the least of my brethren you did it to me'

Visiting the sick and the lonely, praying for the parish and its members, all under the patronage of Our Lady.

The Legion of Mary is a great benefit to the Parish and a way to contribute to our duty to care for the poor and the sick as we proclaim the Gospel.

The Legion meets once a week on Saturday and member go out in pairs to make visits. Please ask in your prayers if you have a vocation to this work.
See Fr Ian if you would like to know more.

Marriages this year

Please pray for:
Liam Steele and Annabelle Tulloch,
Claudio Alexander and Charlene Jonson,
Alessandro Principi and Astri Ayu,
Pablo Kemp and Ana Sofia Bonetto
all of whom live within the parish and will be celebrating marriage this year.

First Holy Communion

Please pray for the children who have inscribed in the first Holy Communion Preparation Course. Akugbe Woghiren, Alivia Philipose, Daniel Shaw, Danielle Parry, Dmarion Gordon, Eldana Yonas, Ellie Jeffreys, Ethan Brennan, Kian O'Rourke, Maja Roginska, Martina Van-Dunem Mario, Nathan Verma, Ramilee Adheesa Christine Cabral, Samuel Simpson, Samuel Osahon Ise, Stefan Mayuran, Taya-Rae Addy, Saron Mesfn


Preparing for Baptism, Mason Lloyd Alexander, Arthur Edward Kay, Jaylene Peehu Roy please pray for these children and their families. There are three adults currently beginning preparation to be baptised or received into the church. Please keep them in your prayers.

National Eucharistic Congress

Liverpool 7th - 9th September 2018

Each parish is invited to send three delegates ( though space may be limited). There is a congress meeting at the Liverpool Echo Arena on Saturday 8th September and on 9th September two Solemn Masses at The Cathedral of Christ the King ( tickets are reserved for delegates).

The cost is GBP40 and will be met by the parish but if delegates wish to stay overnight they will need to pay for their rooms, though in special need the parish can give assistance (a priority booking service will be available).

Full details are not yet known but anyone who is interested should make themselves known to Father Farrell.

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