Pope Francis says in The Joy of the Gospel:
The Holy Spirit works as he wills, when he wills and where he wills; we entrust ourselves without pretending to see striking results. We know only that our commitment is necessary. Let us learn to rest in the tenderness of the arms of the Father amid our creative and generous commitment. Let us keep marching forward; let us give him everything, allowing him to make our eﬀorts bear fruit in his good name. 
Jesus promised that the Holy Spirit would teach us everything. This Synod process is about listening to what the Holy Spirit is saying to the Church in Liverpool now, through the diﬀerent voices and experiences of all its members and discerning the way forward together. This fourth question is not about listing our favourite causes or ﬁxed opinions: it invites us to reﬂect on all the answers we’ve heard to the previous three questions and then to listen carefully to what the Holy Spirit is saying to the Church through us.
Synod Question 4
Having reﬂected on these things, what are the topics you would like to see on the agenda of Synod 2020? (a maximum of 5)
Light a candle and take a moment’s silence before praying:
Risen Jesus, as we listen to and reﬂect on your word
may we hear the voice of your guiding spirit
who will reveal to us everything we need.
May we ﬁnd the strength, courage and impetus
to move forward in your ways
and may that deep inner peace you promise be ours.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
There will be another Synod listening meeting in the Canterbury room (STOC) on Tuesday 28th May at approximately 12:45 following 12:00 mass. Refreshments will be available.
THIS WEEK’S LAMP INTENTIONS
Lady or Sacred Heart Altar Lamps at Star will only be lit when intentions have been requested.
ALTAR WINE/BREADS: Parishioners are invited to make a donation of £10 for altar wine/breads in memory of a loved one. Please place your donation in an envelope with the intention and Church and place it on the collection plate or drop it off at the parish office.
OLSS: June: Kathleen Downing July: Mr & Mrs Colleran
SToC: June: Michael Simon
The SVP would like to thank you for your continued generosity.
SToC: £175.89 OLSS: £140.75
BAPTISM COURSE (UP TO YR 2)
If you want your Child Baptised you must fill in a baptismal request form (and leave your details for Parish Catechists to arrange a visit), be attending Mass regularly and attend a baptismal course. Dates only booked after course. Please make sure you have completed forms prior to the course.
The next course will take place at 7:00pm on Monday, 3rd June at St Edmund of Canterbury Church.
PARISH MASS ASSOCIATION
The cost for enrolment in the Mass Association and Card is £7.50. To enrol and purchase a card, please fill in a Mass Association slip and place in envelop with donation. Holy Mass and prayers will be offered for all people enrolled in the Mass Association once a month for 12 months.
There will also be special remembrances for the Mass Association at Christmas, Easter and on the Feast Days of St Thomas of Canterbury & Our Lady Star of the Sea
CHURCHES TOGETHER – Sunday 9th June 2019, 3.00pm – 5.00pm
Join us on Pentecost Sunday for an afternoon of prayer and unity as we celebrate the strong links between Liverpool’s two Cathedrals.
Celebrations will start at the Metropolitan Cathedral with a service at 3pm. After the service, Church Leaders will congregate on the piazza outside of the Cathedral, and visitors are encouraged to meet with them. From here, people are invited to make their own pilgrimage to Liverpool Cathedral.
At Liverpool Cathedral there will be an informal Taizé style service beginning at 4:30pm.
We would like to encourage everyone to attend and pray together that through God’s Spirit we may bring hope and blessing to our city and region.
MASS & LITURGY TIMES
(OLSS = Our Lady Star of the Sea; SToC = St. Thomas of Canterbury)
Sixth Sunday of Easter
Sat, 25th May 5:00 pm Peter Boyle (LD) OLSS
Sun, 26th May 9:45 am People of the Parish OLSS
11:15 am Grace Clarke (LD) SToC
4:30 pm Sick & Infirm clergy SToC
Mon, 27th May NO MASS OLSS
Tues, 28th May 9:30 am Jean Frediani SToC
Solemnity of The Ascension of The Lord – Holyday of Obligation
Wed 29th May 6:30 pm Vigil Mass – Marie Davies OLSS
Thurs 30th May 11:30 am Dennis Douglas (LD) SToC
Feast of The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Fri 31st May 10:00 am Kate & Jim Skinner OLSS
12:00 Noon Requiem Mass for Frank McAleer SToC
Seventh Sunday of Easter
Sat, 1st June 5:00 pm Joan Swan OLSS
Sun, 2nd June 9:45 am Tommy Hughes OLSS
11:15 am People of the Parish SToC
4:30 pm Gerard Ludden (LD) SToC
Enrolled in Mass Association
Eily Cropper, Mary Dillon, Ian Mangan
PLEASE REMEMBER TO PRAY FOR:
Sick list: Sarah Carlin, Alison Payne, Christopher Murphy, Mary Gorton, Gladys Haslett, Christopher Browne, Joe Fitzpatrick, Nick Gilligan, Robert Guy, Paul Murphy, Louis Harvy, Madeleine Judge, Myra McLaughlin, Fr Bob Douglas, Agnes Brown, Alyce Matthews, Clifford Browne, Elaine Jackson, Sue Carlin, Eileen Albert, Raymond Hivey, Cornelius Power,
Lately Dead: Fr Joe Cunningham, Fr John Smith, James Brady, Gerard Ludden,