From the Desk of Kenny
I hope your time through Lent has been reflective, peaceful and rewarding so far. I was very blessed to join members of our RCIA group last week for the Rite of Election service at the Cathedral. It made me think of how we’ve all sacrificed time with our families, attending other meetings or those simple home comforts since last September to support each other on this journey of faith. It’s only since we’ve entered Lent that I have reflected more deeply on how we have all benefited so much by a small sacrifice. What one small thing are you doing to help someone else?
Saint Oscar Romero 40th Anniversary
Sunday 29th March 6pm at Liverpool Hope University Chapel L16 9JD
The Archbishop of Liverpool will preside. The relic of Romero will be venerated.
At 7.15 Clare Dixon, Head of CAFOD’s Latin America Department/Romero Trust will speak on Romero Forty Years On.
All Welcome to Mass or simply come to the talk.
Lenten Talk: Tuesday, March 24th, 7:30pm at St Edmunds Church
Fr Dominic will be giving a talk on the documents of Pope Francis and some of the overarching themes that run through them.
This week’s lamp intentions:
Lady or Sacred Heart Altar Lamps at Star will only be lit when intentions have been requested.
OLSS: Sanctuary: Survivors of Abuse
SToC: Sanctuary: Those facing unemployment
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: Mar: McEvoy & McLennan Families Apr: Daniel, Alice & Wm Joseph Silcock
SToC: Mar: For a full recovery Apr: Flo & Albert Smith
Easter Card Campaign – 2020.
The contact details for parishes in the Holy Land are available at the back of the church. Please remember to return your cards to the back of church so that the Justice and Peace Group can post them off to the Latin Patriarchate in Jerusalem to ensure that they reach their destination. Feel free toinclude your name and address, if you wish, and there will be greetings in arabic for you to enclose with your cards.
Stations of the Cross (parishioner led) each week during Lent.
- Our Lady Star of the Sea: Tuesday 10th March, 7:30pm
- St. Thomas of Canterbury: Tuesday 17th March, 7:30pm
- Our Lady Star of the Sea: Tuesday 25th March, 7:30pm
- St. Thomas of Canterbury: Tuesday 31st March, 7:30pm
- Our Lady Star of the Sea: Tuesday 7th April 7:30pm
One of the lay participants at the recent Amazon Synod, Leah Casimero, will be speaking at SFX Church, Liverpool, on Thursday 19th March at 7.30 p.m.
Leah will share her unique perspective of the Amazon Synod as one of the youngest participants and the only English-Speaking indigenous woman in the synod hall.
Synod 2020 Talks:
- Monday 9 March 2020:
The Church as a Fragmented Mirror
by David McLoughlin
- Monday 20 April 2020:
Participating in Christ’s Ministry in the 2020s
by Kate Wilkinson & Rev Dr Peter McGrail
All are welcome for what promises to be an inspirational and enriching series.
Tea and Coffee served from 7pm. Talk begins at 7:30pm and concludes at 8:45pm. Optional Night prayer follows at 9pm.
Gleeforth, a community singing group, starting Tuesday 10th March at 5:30pm at Our Lady, Star of the Sea. All musical tastes catered for. No audition, no fee. Just come along and sing! Each weekly practice will last about an hour with a short refreshment break in the middle to help us get to know everyone!
We will again seek to light up our Churches in Easter Week with candles dedicated to our loved ones who we wish to offer special prayers for this Easter. These 7 day candles can be lit for all our loved ones both alive and dead as a sign of our prayers for them during the great feast of Easter.
THE FINAL DATE FOR SUBMITTING INTENTIONS FOR A CANDLE WILL BE THE
5TH APRIL. Forms available at the back of Church. Please include donation of £5 per candle requested.
Newman Association – North Merseyside Circle. Thursday 19th March at 7.30p.m. St. Helen’s Parish Centre, Alexandra Road, Crosby, L23 7TQ. Pastoral Associate Pilot Project – Speaker: Fr Matthew Nunes
Mass & Liturgy Times
(OLSS = Our Lady Star of the Sea; SToC = St. Thomas of Canterbury)
Second Sunday of Lent
Sat, 7th Mar 5:00 pm People of the Parish OLSS
Sun, 8th Mar 9:45 am Mass Association OLSS
11:15 am Kathleeen & Steven Downing (B’day Rem) SToC
4:30 pm Veronica Jackson (LD) SToC
Mon, 9th Mar 10:00 am Ellen Edwardson (LD) OLSS
Tues, 10th Mar 9:15 am Holy Souls OLSS school
12:00 noon Joan Hindley (A) SToC
3:40 pm Joseph & Alban Ledgett StE&StT school
7:30 pm Stations of the Cross (Parishioner led) OLSS
Wed, 11th Mar NO MASS
Thurs, 12th Mar 9:30 am Sick & Infirm Clergy SToC
Fri, 13th Mar 7:00 am Margaret Morley OLSS
10:00 am Ann Deas OLSS
1:45 pm Funeral Service for Shirley Boardman OLSS
Sun, 15th Mar 9:45 am Pat Donoghue OLSS
11:15 am People of the Parish SToC
4:30 pm Henry & Anne Cain, Matthew McCarthy,
Elizabeth Blundell & Alice Johnson SToC
Enrolled in Mass Association
Bill McEvoy, Pat McEvoy
PLEASE REMEMBER TO PRAY FOR:
Sick list:, 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, Clifford Browne, Sue Carlin, Tommy Swan, William Donegan, Martin Maxwell, Mary Dillon, Jayne Anderton, Paul Taylor, Cathy Balshaw, Terry Clinton, Maureen O’Donnell, Eileen Maguire, Margaret Kerbey