Twenty Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

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 be 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.

Kenny’s Desk
This week has been special for me as we started our joint parish RCIA “Journey Of Faith” on Monday. It was such a warm and welcoming group of people coming together to learn more about the Catholic Faith and Catholic teachings. We meet every Monday, please see the Journey of Faith leaflets at the back of church if you want to be on the journey with us. On Tuesday I was in Wrightington to come together with the people on the Pastoral Leadership Diploma course. It was such a lovely occasion as we all looked at different ways we can work with scripture to listen to the God who speaks. Spreading Gods word. And it was great to see all the Year 4 children at the Commitment Mass celebrations last week, who are preparing for First Holy Communion next year. Just a quick note to say there is a workshop happening called “Attracting & Sustaining Volunteers”, with Nugent Care Monday, 7 October at St John Stone Hall, 7 Sandbrook Rd, Southport PR8 3RN from 10am-noon. I’ll be going if anyone wants to join me there.

Lady or Sacred Heart Altar Lamps at Star will only be lit when intentions have been requested.
OLSS: Sanctuary: Synod 2020
SToC: Sanctuary: Those governing 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: Oct: McEvoy & McClennan Families Nov:
SToC: Oct: Bartholomew Prior Nov: Gerald Baden

RCIA/Journey in Faith 2019/2020
On the 30th September we started our RCIA sessions 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.
If you would like to be involved, please pick up a leaflet from the back of the church or contact me, Kenny Lawler, at the parish office or e-mail:

With You Always Programme: –
First Reconciliation & First Holy Communion
If you have not yet registered your child for the Sacramental Preparation programme it is imperative that you contact the parish office this week, otherwise it will be assumed that you do not with your child will to receive the sacraments in 2020.
Next meeting dates are:
Monday, 14th October, 6:30pm at St Edmunds or
Wednesday, 16th October, 3:30pm at Our Lady Star of the Sea

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.

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 course will take place at 7:00pm on Monday, 7th October at St Edmund of Canterbury Church.

Caring for Our Common Home – Creation Time – 1st. Sept – 4th. Oct.
In Laudato Si (para. 10) Pope Francis writes, ” How inseparable the bond is between concern for nature, justice for the poor, commitment to society and interior peace.” Scientists are warning that climate change is making disasters such as Cyclone Idai, which hit Mozambique this year, more frequent and severe. In 2017, 18.8 million people fled their homes because of such disasters. Some of them will become “climate refugees”, unable to return home because of permanent changes in their environment.
ACTION. It may seem that we have plenty of water in the UK.- but it takes electricity to pump and clean it before it comes through our taps, all adding to CO2 emissions. How much can you cut back on waste of water? (See tips on


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, Mary Dillon
Lately Dead: Charlie McKenna

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

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