Second Sunday of Lent – 17th March 2019

SYNOD 2020 PRAYER
Father, we thank you for the love you have shown us in the gift of Jesus, your Son. We thank you for the gift of the Church, through which you show us
that you are always with us and are always at work in our lives.
As we journey together to Synod 2020 help us to become the Church that you are calling us to be.
May your Holy Spirit be powerfully at work among us.
Strengthen each of us and guide Francis, our Pope, and Malcolm, our Archbishop.
Help us to respond to the challenges of our times in new ways
to bring your love to all our sisters and brothers.
We make this prayer through Jesus Christ Our Lord. AMEN

From Kenny’s Desk (our new Pastoral Associate)
This week has been really good as we’re now live on the web! You can visit our webpage at olssandstthomas.org.uk – please have a look and tell people about it and if there is anything you think we might have missed and need to add to our parish website, please contact the office to let me know. Many thanks to Eddie for all his time on helping us put this together.

LITURGY GROUP MEETING At St Thomas Tuesday 19th March 2019, 6:45 pm.

SECOND COLLECTION THIS WEEKEND IN AID OF CAFOD
Second Sunday of Lent
Entrance Antiphon: Of you my heart has spoken, Seek his face. It is your face, O Lord, that I seek; hide not your face from me.
Responsorial Psalm The Lord is my light and my help.
Gospel Acclamation: Glory and praise to you, O Christ! From the bright cloud the Father’s voice was heard: ‘This is my Son, the beloved. Listen to him’. Glory and praise to you, O Christ!

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 leaders of our country
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: Mar: Daniel & Alice Silcock (Dec) Apr: McEvoy & McLennan families
SToC: Mar: Arthur and Sue Hogg Apr: Stephen Prior

Resurrection Candles
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 14TH APRIL. Forms available at the back of Church. Please include donation of £5 per candle requested.
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 olss@rcaolp.co.uk
PLEASE NOTE I WILL BE AWAY FROM THE OFFICE THIS WEEK

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.

RAISING AWARENESS OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING & COMBATING MODERN SLAVERY IN THE UK TODAY
St. Joseph’s Prayer Centre, Blundell Ave. Formby L37 1PH
Tuesday 9th April 10.30 – 3.30pm
Speakers : Bro Francis, Chair of the Medaille Trust,
Sr Isabel Kelly FMSJ & Anthony Brown
Donation £20 includes Lunch. For further Info please see notice board
Silent Lenten Retreat 5TH – 7TH APRIL ‘19
BREAD BLESSED AND BROKEN.
Irenaeus 32 Great Georges RD
Liverpool L22 1RD
Office/ Jenny: 0151 949 1199 www.irenaeus.co.uk

Mass of Healing and Anointing of the Sick on Sunday, 31st March at 4:30pm at St Thomas of Canterbury Church.
Pastoral Area Reconciliation Service with individual confession on Monday, 15th April at 7:30pm at Our Lady Star of the Sea

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 courses will take place at :
7:00pm on Monday, 1st April at St Edmund’s Church

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