Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

SYNOD 2020 Next Step:

Our Current Theme is:  How we Pray Together

The date of the second parish meetings to reflect on what proposals we find energy in under the title of “How we Pray together” is:

  • Wednesday 12th February 7:00 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 meeting at St Joseph’s Parish Centre in Wrightington on Tuesday and the focus was on how we can use imagery to enable another way of communication through community, prayer and in our faith life. I’ve learned over the years that I seem to be a visual learner, so imagery always helps me. Can I invite you to please email me or drop into the office for me, an image which speaks to you about where you are at with your faith and prayer life, in these times? I’d love to be able to put something together which represents our parish communities through images.


Christ the King Church, Queens Drive, Wavertree L15 6YQ

11th February 2020, 7:30

Main Celebrant – Bishop Tom Williams

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Entrance Antiphon: O come, let us worship God and bow low before the God who made us, for he is the Lord our God.
Resp. Psalm: The good man is a light in the darkness for the upright.
Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia, alleluia! I am the light of the world, says the Lord; anyone who follows me will have the light of life. Alleluia!

This week’s lamp intentions:

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

OLSS: Sanctuary:   Sick & Housebound

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.

With You Always Programme: –

First Reconciliation & First Holy Communion

Next meeting dates are:

  • Tuesday, 11th February, 6:30pm

at St Thomas’ Church: Canterbury Room


  • Thursday, 13th February, 3:30pm

at Our Lady Star of the Sea Church: Seed Room


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

World Day of Prayer for the Sick – February 11, 2020

The World Day of the Sick falls on 11 February and quoting from Matthew’s Gospel – ‘Come to me, all you who labour and are burdened, and I will give you rest’ (Mt 11:28) – Pope Francis acknowledged that there were ‘many kinds of grave suffering’ and bemoaned that ‘at times human warmth is lacking in our approach to these’.
He continued: ‘What is needed is a personalised approach to the sick, not just of curing but also of caring, in view of an integral human healing. In experiencing illness, individuals not only feel threatened in their physical integrity, but also in the relational, intellectual, affective and spiritual dimensions of their lives. For this reason, in addition to therapy and support, they expect care and attention. In a word, love.’

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

Mass & Liturgy Times

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

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sat, 8th Feb           5:00 pm        People of the Parish                               OLSS

Sun, 9th Feb          9:45 am        Sr Maria Goretti                               OLSS

       11:15             UCM                 SToC

       4:30 pm        Joseph & Alban Ledgett                               SToC

Mon, 10th Feb      NO MASS    

Tues, 11th Feb      NO MASS                                                                                          

Wed, 12th Feb      NO MASS                                   

Thurs, 13th Feb     9:30 am        Pamela Pitcher (LD)                               SToC

Fri, 14th Feb          10:00 am      Brian Healey (LD)                               OLSS

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

Enrolled in Mass Association

Ciaron McKenna & deceased members of McKenna & Levins families

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: Ros Maxwell

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