This Week’s Newsletter

TOGETHER Catholic Churches in Birkdale: Our Lady of Lourdes, St Joseph, St Teresa’sClick here for this week’s Mass times at St Teresa’s

19th November 2017 + 33rd Sunday in ordinary time

Christmas Fair – 2nd December, school Hall.

Praying with the Pope in November – That Christians in Asia, bearing witness to the Gospel in word and deed, may promote dialogue, peace, and mutual understanding, especially with those of other religions.

Thinking Together – How can we as a parish and people of faith prepare for the Eucharistic Congress in Liverpool 7-9 September 2018? Your Suggestions are sought and wanted!

Why we need more deacons an evening with the Archbishop for men (and their wives) interested in the Diaconate – Friday 24 November, 7.30pm – 9pm at St John’s Church, Fountains Road, Kirkdale, L4 1QL

Saturday 2 December 2pm – In St Teresa’s School Hall. Box for donations for the fair at the back of church for Bottles, Fancy Goods, Toys etc. Please give as generously as possible. Contact: Mary Coutts 07870643906

St Teresa Christmas Raffle tickets – £1 per book. CASH prices £100 £50 and £25. Counterfoils and monies can be handed in at church (yes all three churches! In the offertory or at the back of church). All proceeds go to the parish development fund.

Thanks to all who have bought a present and brought it back to church. Final date is Sunday 3rd December (allowing time to sort the gifts and make deliveries).

Next weekend we celebrate Christ the King. At the 9.45am Mass we welcome the children and staff from St Teresa who will take an active part in what we hope will be a childfreindly celebration. At St Joseph we have Coffee for CAFOD after the 9.30am Mass.

Thanks to Canon Gaine, Mgr Buthcard, Mgr Atherton, Fr Bradley, Archbishop Kelly and Fr Griffin for their generous help on Sundays.

Tuesday and Wednesday Fr Atli is at a meeting for deans.

Dream Beyond Dreams – this 5 week Advent Reflection will take place at the home of David and Hilary Barton, 6 The Swallows 42 York Rd Birkdale. Tel: 562868 Fridays 7.00pm.  From 24th November to 22nd December inclusive.

Christmas Parish Magazine Make it an interesting read!! Request for articles on any subject – religious, social, historical, humorous, informative: anything you feel would be of interest to other parishioners. The Chronicle section will include, Baptisms, Weddings and deaths of 2017. Contributions either typed or by email to: no later than Tuesday 12th December.

The Garden of Daily Living

Plant three rows of peace;

Peace of mind, Peace of heart, Peace of soul

Plant four rows of squash:

Squash gossip, Squash indifference, Squash grumbling, Squash selfishness

Plant four rows of lettuce:

Lettuce be faithful, Lettuce be kind, Lettuce be patient, Lettuce really love one another

No garden without turnips:

Turnip for meetings, Turnip for service, Turnip to help one another

And in our garden we must have thyme:

Thyme for each other, Thyme for family, Thyme for friends

Water freely with patience and cultivate with love. There is much fruit in your garden because you reap what you sow.

Pilgrimage Group is selling RAFFLE TICKETS for a beautiful hand knitted crib TODAY (Sunday) after 9.30am Mass at ST JOSEPH’S and again after 9.45am Mass at ST TERESA’S. The Draw will take place during the Christmas Fair on Saturday 2nd December.

The Group also require 2 or 3 more helpers for their trip to LOURDES next summer.  Anybody who is interested please contact Jane Tel: 565034

Piety Stall – Please have a look at the Traditional Advent Calendars, Greeting Cards, Mass Cards.

We Pray for the Sick – Fr Tom Leigh, Mgr Bill Dalton, Jack Rogan, Joan Diggle, Minna Moffatt; Teresa Smith (snr); Ann Dodgson; Lewis Aindow; Mike Finnan; Eric Bond; Ralph Tierney; Ann Dutch; Ciara Lea; Dorothy & Michael Brady; Richard Hughes; Hannah Newton; Pauline Irvine; Graham Coutts; Gaby Gray; Mavis Luke; Pat Hodge; Veronica O’Brien: Joanne & Scott Winterbourne; Janette Rowan; Deborah Hughes; and our long term sick, including John Fletcher; Mitzi MacDonnell, Canon Albert Shaw, Kathleen Marsh, Margaret Ford, Frank Baker, Mia King, Louise Booth, Renee Sproat, Vera Robinson, Hilda Stoker, Patricia Taylor, Anita Meadows, Kate Todd, Leo O’Reilly, May & Henry Kennedy-Skipton, Mike Barber, Jim Astengo, Emma Whittaker, Margaret Swift, Kitty Turner, Pauline Casserly, Harold Waters, Win Thorne, Derrick Bates, Ray Cottington, Callum and Samantha Purnell.

The Lately Dead – Pauline Casserly, Pat Burton, Anthony Thomas Gray

Anniversaries – Sr Mary Howard, Anthony Clayton, Marion Stevenson, Bill Parker, Violet (Jo) Upton, Mike Kenny, Deborah Mount, Betty Bron-Bennetts, John Foulds, Joanne Williams, Valentine Dempsey, Alice & Frank Waddell.

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Wednesday Word

 Liverpool RC Archdiocesan Trustees Inc.
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19 November 2017