Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

SYNOD 2020 Next Step:

Our Next Theme is:  Building Community, Nurturing Belonging

This weekend we begin reflecting on our fourth Synod 2020 theme: “Building Community, Nurturing Belonging”.  Dates for parish meetings to reflect on what proposals we find energy in under the title of “Building Community, Nurturing Belonging” are:

  • Friday, 28th February after 10:00 am mass and coffee morning in the Seed Room at Our Lady Star of the Sea Church
  • Wednesday, 3rd March at7:00 pm in the Canterbury Room at St. Thomas of Canterbury Church. 

Speaker: Rt Rev Philip Egan
Monday 17 February,  2020, 7.30pm. Tea and Coffee from 7pm.
What currents are evident in contemporary culture?

What does the Gospel of Christ say?

What pastoral approaches might the Catholic community take?
There will be an opportunity for questions and answers with optional Night Prayer at 9pm. LACE Conference Centre L17 1AA

From the Desk of Kenny

I was at a really good networking event on Wednesday at Christ Church Youth Community Centre, in Bootle called “Places Of Welcome”. The idea of the event was to bring people and organisations together to network and learn of each other, for the good of our communities. The ultimate aim is to make more places in our communities “Places of Welcome”. With loneliness and isolation on the rise, it’s so important we look at how we welcome people and how we can sometimes be unintentionally unwelcoming. For more information, have a look at their website or contact me at the parish office.

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.

Newman Association – North Merseyside Circle

Spring 2020 Season of Talks

Thursday 20th February at 7.30p.m.

St. Helen’s Parish Centre, Alexandra Road, Crosby L23 7TQ.

An Introduction to Canon Law

Speaker: Rev. Dr. John Poland


‘A Star shall come out of Jacob and a Sceptre shall rise out of Israel…’

A look at the book of Numbers.

29th February 2020 at  Irenaeus 32 Great Georges rd. Liverpool L22 1RD



27th – 29th March 2020 at Irenaeus 32 Great Georges rd. Liverpool L22 1RD

This week’s lamp intentions:

Lady or Sacred Heart Altar Lamps at Star will only be lit when intentions have been requested.

OLSS: Sanctuary:   Victims of people trafficking

SToC: Sanctuary:     Holy Souls

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:  Feb: Peter Boyle      SToC: Feb: Private Intention   Mar: For a full recovery

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.

Thanks once again from the SVP for your generous donations last weekend.

OLSS – £155.42                 SToC – £94.79

Employment in the Diocese

An opportunity is available for an experienced cleaner at Holy Rosary Presbytery, Altway, Aintree Village, Liverpool, L10 2LG. The successful candidate will be required to work closely with the parish priest, Fr Philip Inch. This is a permanent post working 6 hours per week, ideally Wednesday and Thursday 9.30am – 12.30pm with flexibility, as required. The salary is £2,854.80 per annum (equivalent to £9.15 per hour).   5 weeks holiday

Closing date:  Friday 28 February 2020

This post is not subject to an enhanced disclosure and barring service check.

To apply, visit

Alternatively, ring 0151 522 1102 for an application pack

Mass & Liturgy Times

(OLSS = Our Lady Star of the Sea;           SToC = St. Thomas of Canterbury)

Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sat, 15th Feb         5:00 pm        People of the Parish                               OLSS

Sun, 16th Feb        9:45 am        Denis & Mary Lyons                                OLSS

                 11:15             Fiona Lynch (RIP)                 SToC

                               4:30 pm        James, Elizabeth & Rev John Seed &

                                                      Patrick Joseph McCarthy                               SToC

Mon, 17th Feb      10:00 am      Rev John J White (RIP)                               OLSS

Tues, 18th Feb      12:00 noon  John Malone (A)                                                        SToC              

Wed, 19th Feb      NO MASS                                   

Thurs, 20th Feb     9:30 am        Anthony Willis (RIP)                               SToC

Fri, 21st Feb          10:00 am      Private Intention                               OLSS

Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sat, 22nd Feb        5:00 pm        People of the Parish                               OLSS

Sun, 23rd Feb        9:45 am        Joseph Gradwell                               OLSS

                 11:15             Teresa Murphy                  SToC

                               4:30 pm        Christine Gilfoyle (sick)                               SToC

Enrolled in Mass Association

Mary Watson(LD), Joan Fieldsend

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.

Lately Dead: Mary Watson

If you are requesting a Mass please make sure you make a note on the form or envelope if you wish it to be said in a particular Church. I have had several requests recently without this information so have assigned them based on availability.

Shelagh Murphy, Parish Administrator

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