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St Mary’s, St Benedict’s
& St Oswald’s Newsletter
Sunday 8th March 2015
Archbishop Malcolm McMahon
Our Benedictine heritage
Third Sunday of Lent
Parish Priest: Fr John Devine
website: stmarysandstbenedictswarrington.co.uk
St Benedict’s Church is open Monday - Friday 9.00am – 4.30pm for Private Prayer (Exc. Bank Holidays)
St Mary’s
St Benedict’s
St Oswald’s
Buttermarket Street,
Warrington. WA1 2NS
Tel 01925 635664
[email protected]
Rhodes Street,
Warrington. WA2 7QE
Tel 01925 630127
[email protected]
Deacons: M Birchall & D Boyle
Padgate Lane,
Warrington. WA1 3LB
Tel 01925 813248
[email protected]
Deacons: T Kerrigan & M Oxley
Mass Times for Sunday 8th March – Sunday 15th March 2015
7
St Mary’s
6.00pm
Mass: Eileen Dolan
Third Sunday of Lent
Sunday
8
9
10
11
Thursday
Friday
12
13
Saturday
14
8.30am
10.00am
11.00am
11.30am
3.30pm
12.10pm
12.10pm
9.30am
12.10pm
12.10pm
9.00am
12.10pm
10 – 12
12.10pm
6.00pm
8.30am
10.00am
11.00am
11.30am
3.30pm
Mass: Christopher Wordsworth
Mass: Paul Sturman (USA)
Mass: Maureen Brelsford
Mass: Parishioners
Polish Mass
Mass: Jim McCann (LD)
Mass: John & Ellen Healy
Mass: Evelyn Arman
Mass: Matt Brennan (Anniv)
Mass: George Mockler
Mass: Christopher Smith
Mass: Gaynor Smith (post of recovery)
Confessions
Mass: Private Intention
Mass: John Corrigan (Sick)
Mass: Ian Whelan
Mass: Norman Wilson
Mass: Ann-Marie Donlan & Tony Johnson
Mass: Parishioners
Polish Mass
Third Sunday of Lent
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
St Oswald’s
St Benedict’s
St Oswald’s
St Mary’s
St Benedict’s
St Mary’s
St Mary’s
St Benedict’s
St Mary’s
St Mary’s
St Oswald’s
St Mary’s
St Mary’s
Saturday
st
(1 Mass of Sunday)
st
(1 Mass of Sunday)
Sunday
15
St Oswald’s
St Benedict’s
St Oswald’s
St Mary’s
St Benedict’s
Fourth Sunday of Lent
Fourth Sunday of Lent
EUCHARISTIC SERVICES THIS WEEK
(New Time) - St Benedict’s 9.30am Monday, Tuesday & Thursday
St Oswald’s 9.00am Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & 10.30am Saturday
TODAYS SUNDAY READINGS: 1st Reading: Exodus 20:1-17
2nd Reading: 1 Corinthians 1:22-25
Gospel: John 2:13-25
COMMUNION ANTIPHON:
The sparrow even finds a home, the swallow finds a nest wherein to place her
young, near to your altars, Lord of hosts, my King, my God! How happy they who
dwell in your house! For ever they are praising you.
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Liverpool. Charity Number 232709
LET US REMEMBER IN PRAYER
Baptism: Today we welcome Aaron James McKenna who is to be baptised at St Benedict’s today.
Congratulations to his parents, family and friends.
Our Sick: Baby Elijah, Baby Sofia, Amy Antrobus, June Archer, Angela Athey, Diane Avis,
Luciano Bartolo, Christopher Browne, Wyn Byrom, Catherine Carne, Irene Casey,
Josephine Clare, Joe Clarke, Patrick Cullen, Sue Disley, Emily Dunnico, Janet Gibson, Henry Harrison,
Noah Horrigan, Peter Howl, Ged Hughes, James & Mary Keenan, Veronica Keenan, Lily Kelly,
Agnes Leigh, Sheila Lightfoot, Margaret Little, Doreen Lloyd, Tiiana Majewska, Rebecca Marsden,
Rose Marston, Conor Martin, Mary Massey, Mike Moffat, Jean Molphy, Albert & Joan Myatt,
Judith McDowall, Celia McKay, Norma McKeon, Maureen O’Connor, Arthur Pinto, Elizabeth Rigby,
Kate Rigby, Trevor Roberts, Margaret Russell-Cruise, Lena Sampson, Mary Seymour, David Sharples,
Julie Shaw, Valery Smith, Martin Staddon, Antonia Stafford, Phil Taylor, Paul Thomas, Paul Vernon,
Paul Walker, Victor Washby, Isolina Woods.
Those to whom we take Communion at home: Beryl Campbell, Edie Crompton, Mr & Mrs Curley,
Elaine Farrington, Thomas Ireland, Olga Kovuniak, Jim Malone, Jeff & Trina Mousdale,
Dorothy McCarthy, Sally O’Connor, Barbara Preston, Catherine Rutter, Sandra Ann Smyth,
Brenda Snelson, Kay Thompson and Sheila Toft.
Our Elderly and in care: Jean Duncalf, Amy Dutton, Mrs Fairclough, Pat Gordon, Marney Hampson,
Irene Monks, Aurelie Newton, Olive Williams, James Malone, Peppina Vella & Ann Wilson.
All those who request our prayers: for all who have died recently; Marcel Bringau, Stanley Dykes,
Wayne Lambourne, Rita Lappin, Nora Lingley, Winifred Marczak, George Mockler, Agnes Oliver and
those whose anniversaries occur about this time, all who mourn.
“COME & SEE”
ST BENEDICT’S
Tuesdays at 7.15pm for a 7.30pm start
in the Holy Family Chapel
Following the Rite for the Christian Initiation of
Adults (RCIA), the Church's official route for those
wishing to explore the faith of the Catholic Church,
also for anyone who would like to deepen and
explore their own faith further. If you prefer to talk
to someone about it first please speak to Fr Devine
on 630127 or contact Michele Walker on 07900
581784. A warm welcome awaits you.
ST MARY’S OPEN CHURCH A reminder that the
church is open for private prayer and reflection on
weekdays throughout Lent between 10am – 3pm.
There are still gaps on the rota for ‘watching’ over
the coming weeks; if you can offer an hour of your
time, please sign the rota at the back of church.
Thank you.
MEDITATION (St Benedict’s)
Fridays at 6.45pm in the Holy Family Chapel
SERVICE OF HEALING & ADORATION
Monday 16th March, 7.30pm at St Oswald’s
Led by Deacon Tony Kerrigan
ORFORD CHURCHES TOGETHER
5 WEDNESDAYS OVER LENT
A Course in five sessions
Written by Paul Gooder
At St Ann’s Church, Central Avenue
The remaining courses:
11 March
18 March
25 March
Each session begins with refreshments from
7.15pm and the course is from 7.45pm – 9.00pm
LENTEN SERVICES
Stations of the Cross
Wednesdays at 7.00pm at St Oswald’s
Thursdays at 7.00pm over Lent at St Benedict’s
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
Afternoons 3.00-4.00pm at St Oswald’s
LOURDES YOUTH EASTER HAMPER RAFFLE
Tickets are on sale after each Mass for the next 3
weeks. The raffle will be drawn during the Easter
Coffee Morning after the 11am Mass in the parish
centre on Sunday 22nd March.
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Liverpool. Charity Number 232709
ST BENEDICT’S CENTENARY PARISH OUTING
MANCHESTER SHIP CANAL CRUISE
Wednesday 17th June
The coach will leave St Benedict’s at 8.30am sharp,
boarding the Ferry at Pier Head, Liverpool at10.00am.
Approximate arrival at Salford Quays at 4.00pm. The
coach will pick up at Salford at 6.00pm allowing some
time to explore, take a little refreshment and window
shop before returning to Warrington. Please note that
as per Mersey Ferries, tickets are non-refundable.
St Benedict’s parish office needs to receive full
payment by Monday 27th April. There are 3 places
still available if anyone would still like to go. Please
hand in your £5 deposit or full payment to
St Benedict’s Parish Office or by hand. Please include
a return telephone number. Thank you.
DAY OF PRAYER
FOR AWARENESS OF DEMENTIA
Thursday 12th March
With a special event at Cardinal Heenan House,
Skelmersdale (please see the poster at the back of
church for full details). Many of us will know
someone who has or cares for a relative with this
illness and we are invited to remember them and their
special needs in our prayers.
SVP PACKS FOR THE HOMELESS
The SVP are distributing 10,000 Vinnie Packs
containing cold weather essentials to the homeless
this winter. They would be very grateful if you could
sponsor packs at a suggested donation of £3 per pack.
Donations can be sent to Vinnie Packs, PO Box 72264,
London SWQ1 9EZ with cheques made to SVP or visit
www.virginmoneygiving.com type ‘Vinnie Packs’
into the sponsor a friend box. Any queries email
[email protected] Thank you
SYNOD OF MARRIAGE & FAMILY LIFE
Wednesday 18th March 7.15 – 8.15pm St Oswald’s
Wednesday 25th March 7.15 – 8.15pm St Joseph’s
There are to be two meetings to reflect and discuss
the hopes, joys, challenges and concerns about
family life. An opportunity to respond to the
questions posed by the Bishops of England & Wales.
For more information contact John Traynor 01925
714323.
IS GOD CALLING YOU TO THE PRIESTHOOD?
To support those discerning a vocation to the
Priesthood or religious life. Sunday 8th March at
St Charles’ Presbytery, Liverpool. You are invited to
their monthly gathering; pray, share experiences,
listen to teachings and benefit from meeting
likeminded individuals. For more information
contact Fr James Preston on 0151 727 2493 or email
[email protected]
ARCHBISHOP MALCOLM MCMAHON will be
hosting an evening for men who are considering
whether to serve as deacons and what the formation
involves. Wives and priests are also welcome. 7.309.00pm Tuesday 31st March at St Teresa’s Social
Club, Upholland WN8 0PY.
SLOVAK / CZECH MASS (St Benedict’s)
Saturday 28th March 11.00am.
Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Joseph
Halkov. All Slovak & Czechs in Warrington and
surrounding areas are most welcome to attend.
The Bishop is hoping to stop and talk with you
after the Mass. Refreshments will be available.
COMMUNITY LIFE
200 CLUB WINNERS: No 176 Kitty Dolly
ST BENEDICT’S SOUP LUNCH This Tuesday (10th)
in the Sacristy at 1.00pm. Homemade soup (always
veggie), bread roll and traditional pudding to warm
you up. Meet and make friends, get out of the house.
Only £2.50. Followed by a traditional raffle. Take
away orders in by 11.00am. tel. 630127
LADIES GROUP (St Benedict’s) Would members of
the Ladies Group please stay behind for a brief
meeting in the Holy Family Chapel after Mass today
to discuss the next scheduled gathering on 28 th March.
Thank you.
LUNCH CLUB St Benedict’s Club next Tuesday
(17th) 12 noon – 2.30pm (£3). The regular monthly
get-together for our older parishioners and friends;
with lunch, music, a game of bingo, and great
company.
CABARET NIGHT 8.30pm every Sunday in
St Benedict’s Social Centre – just £1.50 entrance for
members, £2 for non-members.
WARRINGTON CHORAL SOCIETY CONCERT
‘Membra Jesu Nostri’ by Buxtehude along with
other works by Biber and Shcutz on Sunday 22
March 7.30pm at St Mary’s. Tickets £10, OAP’s £7,
students / unwaged £5. Under 16 – free. Available
from St Mary’s or www.WarrChoral.com
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Liverpool. Charity Number 232709
GOSPEL REFLECTION
Scripture Readings
The Week Ahead
Monday
2 Kings 5:1-15
Luke 4:24-30
Tuesday
Daniel 3:25,34-43
Matthew 18:21-35
Wednesday Deuteronomy 4:1,5-9
Matthew 5:17-19
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Jeremiah 7:23-28
Luke 11:14-23
Hosea 14:2-10
Mark 12:28-34
Hosea 5:15—6:6
Luke 18:9-14
Sunday
2 Chron 36:14-16,19-23
Ephesians 2:4-10
John 3:14-21
The Cleansing of the Temple (John 2:13-25)
After spending a few minutes considering this Gospel, continue by reading
Fr Henry Wansbrough’s reflection.
According to John, this scene took place at the beginning of Jesus’ ministry, on the
first of Jesus’ four visits to Jerusalem. At each subsequent visit the Temple
authorities lay in wait for Jesus, increasingly keen to eliminate him, but unable to do
so till his Hour had come. The other gospels place both this incident and all other
scenes of Jesus in Jerusalem as the final climax of Jesus’ ministry. Whichever is
correct, the incident is the basic cause of Jesus’ arrest and his tortured death. By his
action Jesus demonstrated that the worship carried out in the Temple had become
vain in God’s eyes owing to its lack of integrity and mist be superseded. To the
Temple authorities this was intolerable, and he must be removed. Again, Jesus
demanded a complete reversal of standards. His puzzling saying about building the
Temple anew in his body was at last understood by his disciples after his resurrection
when they realised it meant the Temple that was his Body, the Church. The material
building which had been the centre of worship was no longer important. Henceforth
all worship would take place in any place, but within the Christian community. The
community –or the Church– was now the place of sanctification and of prayer to God.
What does it mean to you to be a member of Christ’s Body, the Church?
Dom Henry Wansbrough OSB
This reflection is taken from “The Wednesday Word”
GIFT AID ENVELOPES
This year’s offertory envelopes will be available
shortly. St Oswald’s nos. 1-100 can now be
collected from the Sacristy. All others will be
available at the back of church in the coming
weeks.
ST OSWALD’S SOCIAL CENTRE
The Week Ahead
Sunday
Monday
9.00pm Quiz – Concert Room
2.00pm Sequence Dancing
7.30pm Line Dancing
Tuesday
9.00pm Quiz – Lounge
Wednesday 8.00pm Bingo
NEWSLETTER DEADLINE
PIETY SHOP
For items to be included in
the parish newsletter please
ensure one of the parish
offices receives them no later
than Wednesday lunchtime.
Thank you.
Cards, rosaries, gifts etc.
available after Mass at
St Benedict’s
and St Oswald’s
ST BENEDICT’S SOCIAL CENTRE
The Week Ahead
Sunday 8.30pm Cabaret: Darren Shaw Man with many voices
Monday
6.00pm Rainbows Group
7.45pm Bingo
Tuesday
7.30pm Line Dancing (Intermediate)
Wednesday 7.00pm Drama Group (Rainbow Room
Thursday
7.30pm Line Dancing (Beginners)
Parish Finance – Thank you for your offerings for the 1st March
St Mary’s
St Benedict’s
£644.83 (£159.60 Gift Aid + £199.50 W’kday)
£252.70 (£64.50 Gift Aid)
£332.96 (£161.42 Gift Aid)
£109.01 CAFOD
£30.00 in memory of Rita Lappin
£91.97 Missionaries of Charity
£84.00 Centenary Fund from Quiz
St Oswald’s
£446.21 (£214.03 Gift Aid)
£325.03 CAFOD
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Liverpool. Charity Number 232709