This week I attended an event at LACE entitled “Spiritual Care at the End of Life” with Dr. Karen Groves, the Medical Director at Queens Court Hospice in Southport. At first this would appear to be a topic which you wouldn’t really associate a great deal of joy or inspiration from, perhaps. But it was certainly a talk which left the huge numbers of people who attended from bereavement teams across the Archdiocese, inspired and humoured. The key message from this was how important it is to listen to and accompany people who are going through end of life and bereavement times. We don’t have to provide the answers. Just walk with them on the journey. Talking of another journey, as I type this, Fr Dominic and all the team with young people from Sefton are traveling to Lourdes on Coach 7. Please join me in wishing them all a prayerful, spiritual, enjoyable and memorable time on their pilgrimage. You can follow updates on their twitter account by following @SeftonPilgrim
RCIA – accompanying people on the journey to becoming a Catholic in our parishes. Would you like to be part of a team who accompanies people on their journey to becoming a Catholic? The only thing required is to have a warm and welcoming nature. If you’d like to know more, please call the parish office and ask for Kenny or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Tuesday, 6th August at St Edmund of Canterbury Church.
THIS WEEK’S LAMP INTENTIONS
Lady or Sacred Heart Altar Lamps at Star will only be lit when intentions have been requested.
OLSS: Sanctuary: Synod 2020
SToC: Sanctuary: Lourdes Archdiocesan Pilgrimage
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: July: Mr & Mrs Colleran Aug: Florrie & Tom Colford
SToC: July: Anon
Nugent Charity Shop on Allerton Rd is in urgent need of stock consisting of clothing, books, bric-a-brac, shoes and handbags. If you have any unwanted items please consider donating them to our charity shop. Please drop off at 73 Allerton Rd, Liverpool L18 2DH from 9 – 4:45pm Mon – Sat. Please contact the shop on 0151 737 2951 for more details.
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.
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, Elizabeth O’Donahue, Tommy Swan
Synod 2020 Talks There are 7 talks in all
1) 7 October 2019, The Quiet Revolution of Pope Francis: A Synodal Catholic Church, Fr Gerry O’Hanlon SJ
2) 11 November 2019, Faith & Theology in Later Life, Dr Ros Stuart-Buttle
3) 9 December 2019 Complex Catholicism Stephen Davies
4) 13 January 2020 Faith in the Family, Dr Dominika Kurek-Chomycz & Prof John Sullivan
5)17 February 2020 The Church in an Individualistic Society, Bishop Philip Egan
6) 9 March 2020 The Church as a Fragmented Mirror, David McLoughlin
7) 20 April 2020 Participating in Christ’s Ministry in the 2020s, Kate Wilkinson & Fr Peter McGrail
Location: The talks are hosted by Liverpool Hope University and take place in Hope Chapel – entrance by Chapel or Gateway Building.
Timings: Tea and Coffee from 7pm. Talk begins at 7:30pm. Concludes at 8:45pm. Optional Night prayer follows at 9pm.
Access: Disabled parking available on the Liverpool Hope campus.
Do I need to attend all 7 talks? Talks are stand-alone – you can attend one, more, or all of them as you are able – and they assume no specialist knowledge.
Other information: All talks include a time for questions.