Fr. Dominic’s Desk
This week, in light of our Liturgy meeting on Tuesday night, the feast of Our Lady’s Visitation made me realise how we are all called to respond with open hearts and willing minds.
The question is do we put Mary up on a pedestal to admire from a distance or do we take her life, and example as encouragement and challenge to respond with a heartfelt ‘Yes’ to God’s invitation coming through the voices of other parts of Christ’s Body, the Church? Let us learn from Our Lady to see invites as opportunities to serve God rather than look for excuses to say no.
St Thomas Family Group
Our next Family Group activity will be a shared table in the Canterbury room. We will meet on 8th June 2019 at 12pm at the Canterbury Room entrance at St Thomas church. The idea is to bring some finger food and enjoy the company of each other. Can you please contact Paula to let her know if you are coming, so she has an idea of numbers on 07701065864 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, speak to Paula after 11:15am Mass this weekend.
Shared table 8th June
Possible event – Waterloo Festival 15th June
Games afternoon – 6th July
Beach Walk – 3rd August
Dates for future events to be arranged:
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
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.
You Can Help Your Marriage – Do you feel alone? Are you frustrated or angry at each other? Do you argue … or have you just stopped talking to each other? Does talking about it only make it worse? Retrouvaille (pronounced retro-vi with a long i) helps couples through difficult times in their marriages. There is no group therapy or group work.
This programme has helped thousands of couples experiencing difficulties in their marriage. For confidential information about Retrouvaille, or to register for the next programme commencing with a residential weekend on 7th – 9th June 2019.
Call or text 0788 7296983 or 0797 3380443 or Email email@example.com or visit www.retrouvaille.org.uk
SCRIPTURE WEEKEND, Led by Fr Chris Thomas;- ‘SING A NEW SONG UNTO THE LORD’ – Friday 21st – SUNDAY 23rd JUNE
Residential & non-residential places available
For details contact irenaeus on: 0151 949 1199 Or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
THIS WEEK’S LAMP INTENTIONS
Lady or Sacred Heart Altar Lamps at Star will only be lit when intentions have been requested.
OLSS: Sanctuary: The clergy of our diocese
SToC: Sanctuary: Synod 2020
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
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
Parish Office (opening times)
Tuesday & Thursday 9:00 am – 12:30; Friday 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Messages can be left during the times the office is not open on the answer machine by telephoning (0151 928 2338) or by emailing email@example.com
MASS & LITURGY TIMES
(OLSS = Our Lady Star of the Sea; SToC = St. Thomas of Canterbury)
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
Mon, 3rd June 10:00 am Bob Nugent OLSS
Tues, 4th June 12:00 noon Mass Association SToC
Wed, 5th June NO MASS
Thurs, 6th June 9:30 am Margaret Robinson (A) SToC
Fri, 7th June 7:00 am Michael Roberts OLSS
10:00 am Sick & Infirm Clergy OLSS
Sat, 8th June 5:00 pm Holy Souls OLSS
Sun, 9th June 9:45 am People of the Parish OLSS
11:15 am UCM SToC
4:30 pm Geraldine Delaney SToC
Enrolled in Mass Association
Garnett Family, Eileen & Leslie Morris, Tess Williams,
John Joseph Smith
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.