Twenty Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

“Caring for Our Common Home. Creation Time – 1st. September – 4th. October”.

St. Francis said, “Praise to you, my Lord, through our sister, Mother Earth, who sustains us and governs us and who produces various fruits with coloured flowers and herbs.”
Did you know that the present decline in the numbers and health of bees and other pollinating insects in the UK. and many parts of the world endangers plant life and our food supplies?
Action of the Week – Can you make space in your garden for a mini wildflower meadow, or even a container? Now is a good time to plant seeds which will attract bees. Free seeds are available from Kew Gardens. See

First Synod Talk:
The Quiet Revolution of Pope Francis-a synodal catholic church.
Hope Chapel Mon 7th Oct 7.30pm.
Tea and Coffee from 7pm.
All are welcome to come and find out more about Pope’s Francis’ focus on a renewed Church with a missionary focus and how this can translated on the ground in parishes and dioceses. Former Irish Provincial Gerry O’Hanlon SJ is a theologian and author, he looks at the Pope’s vision for new roles for all the baptised in our world today. There will be an opportunity for questions and answers and optional Night Prayer at 9pm. Hope University L16 9JD.

Synod 2020 Talks
(There are 7 talks in all. See poster at back of church)
As we move towards the next phase of our Synod Journey there is to be a series of seven talks that will help us to better understand some of the pressing concerns of the Church and society as we continue to discern the Church that God is calling us to be. All are welcome for what promises to be an inspirational and enriching series.
2. Monday 11th November 2019, 7:30 pm
Faith & Theology in Later Life
Dr Ros Stuart-Buttle
3. Monday 9th December 2019, 7:30 pm
Complex Catholicism: Discovering the Reality of Young Catholics in England and Wales
Stephen Davies
Location: The talks are hosted by Liverpool Hope University and take place in Hope Chapel – entrance by Chapel or Gateway Building.

With You Always Programme: – First Reconciliation & First Holy Communion
If you are not already registered forms are now available in schools and parish offices.
If your child is not attending either OLSS or SToC school please make sure you contact the parish office for a form and for all other information regarding the program.
Commitment Mass: Sunday 29th September, 9:45 at OLSS and 11:15 at SToC.

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. They are available in both repositories and sacristies, as well as in the parish office.

Lady or Sacred Heart Altar Lamps at Star will only be lit when intentions have been requested.
OLSS: Sanctuary: Migrants Sacred Heart: Jeanette Connor (Health)
Lady: Private Intention
SToC: Sanctuary: Leaders of our country
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: Sept: Dennis & Monica Casey Oct: McEvoy & McClennan Families
SToC: Sept: Ann & Frank Livingstone Oct: Bartholomew Prior

RCIA/Journey in Faith 2019/2020
On the 30th September we are starting our RCIA sessions which will commence at Our Lady, Star of the Sea at 7pm. This is a homely course for those who wish to become Catholics or for Catholics who wish to learn more about their faith. We have a warm and friendly group of people to welcome you and accompany you on the journey, which consists of Parish Priests and lay people from the parishes of Our Lady, Star of the Sea & St Thomas of Canterbury and St Edmund of Canterbury. The sessions will alternate between Our Lady, Star of the Sea and St Edmunds monthly. I am very much looking forward to being part this journey with the group, so if you would like to be involved, please contact me, Kenny Lawler, at the parish office or e-mail: .


Sick list:, 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, Clifford Browne, Sue Carlin, Tommy Swan, William Donegan, Martin Maxwell,
Ros Maxwell, Charlie McKenna
Lately Dead: Winifred Quadrio
Anniversary: Gerard Kerbey


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