Second Sunday of Lent

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.

Venue: LACE, Croxteth Drive, Liverpool L17 1AA.

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!

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. 


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

Third Sunday of Lent

Sat, 14th Mar        5:00 pm     Frankie Marshall                               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

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