newsletter - St Helen`s Church, Crosby

St Helen’s Church
Events at Irenaeus,32 Great Georges Rd
Scripture mornings: Thursdays 5th, 12th March 10.30—12 noon
Led by Fr Chris Thomas: “From death to life” - Reflections on Mark’s Gospel
Lenten Prayer & Reflection
Wednesdays 4th, 11th & 18th March
10.30am—12.00 noon
For more information and booking contact Jenny on 949 1199
[email protected]
NOVENA OF GRACE In honour of Saint Francis Xavier
Wednesday, 4 to Thursday, 12th March 2015 at SFX Church, Salisbury Street,
For more details, please contact Debbie Reynolds on 0151 298 1911 or email
[email protected]
CAFOD. Lent Fast Day was on Friday and your envelopes will be collected today.
There are also some small cardboard money boxes available as in previous years.
Short Cafod Prayer. We pray that through God’s grace we may work together to help
rebuild lives and communities, and prepare for future disasters.
Friday Self Denial £257.40 received . Many Thanks.
Cardinal Heenan House, Up Holland.
Thursday 12th March—a day of prayer and awareness of dementia.
An opportunity to pray, to listen to peoples’ experiences and to chat together.
As well as prayer, there should be moments for socialising, chatting with our staff
and residents, sharing a cup of tea/coffee and some scones, tea cakes and biscuits.
Sandwiches will be available for visitors during residents lunch time.
We will arrange to have leaflets from Age UK and the Alzheimer Society.
Prayer and Activities in Cardinal Heenan House 10.00 – 12.30, 2 – 4.30,
Mass in Cardinal Heenan House Chapel with Bishop Vincent Malone at 6.00 p.m.
This is an annual event supporting the efforts of the Pastoral Care Project in their
promoting Prayer and Awareness of Dementia, and so there will be a collection on
the day for this charity.
For more information please see
Contributions for this newsletter need to reach the Parish
Office at St. Helen’s Church, 112, Alexandra Road (Tel. 924 3417) by 12 noon on
Thursday. Please provide a contact ‘phone number in case of query.
Thank you. Office hours are: Tuesday to Friday, 10 am to 2 pm.
112, Alexandra Road
L23 7TQ
0151 924 3417
e-mail: [email protected]
Liverpool Archdiocesan Trustees Inc.
Registered Charity No. 232709
Mgr. John Furnival, Fr. Roy Cooper
Rev. P. Deary (retired)
Rev. E. Douglas
Second Sunday of Lent - 1st March 2015
Parish Mass Book Page 78 Year B Part 1
Sunday 1st
9.45 am Mass for Stephen Ward (R.I.P.)
6.30 pm Mass for the people of the parish.
Monday 2nd
9.30 am Service of the Word with Holy Communion
2.00 pm St Pio Prayer Group
7.00 pm Holy Hour
Tuesday 3rd
9.30 am Mass for Anthony Burrough (lately dead)
7.30 pm Novena & Benediction
8.00 pm St Helen’s Prayer Group
Wednesday 4th
No Service
Thursday 5th
9.45 am United Morning Prayer at All Saints with St Fridesyde’s
7.00 pm Mass for Christine Dempster (lately dead)
Friday 6th
9.30 am Service of the Word with Holy Communion
7.00 pm Stations of the Cross
Saturday 7th
11.00 am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
11.10 am Fatima Devotions
11.20 am Confessions
12.00 noon Mass for Robert Alan Millar (anniversary)
Sunday 8th
9.45 am Mass for Annie & Patricia Fitzgerald. (birthday remembrance)
6.30 pm Mass for the people of the parish.
ANNIVERSARIES ABOUT THIS TIME: Mary Jones, Freda Waln, Joan Gleig, Eileen Main.
Frank and Betty Hughes, Christine Moore, Stella Dilworth, John Murphy,
Christopher Brown, John Regan, Hannah Amelia Regan, Hugh Dillon, Rita Barber,
Sheila Brennan, Kath Sweeney, Denise Cummins, Margaret Walsh, Joan Bamber,
Rosemary Carragher, Rita Sloan, Susan Natsheh, Pat Corner, Marie Brownrigg,
Maura Murphy, Rosemary Hart, Mary Cookson-Gower, Norah Byford, Celia Bradshaw,
Joan Doyle, Anne Thompson, Peter Holmes, Pauline Kieran, Rachel Cunningham,
Jean Greenwood and Margaret McNeillie.
Please remember in your prayers: Fr John Seddon who died on Friday.
This weekend there is a collection for the work of the S.V.P.
Lent 2015
Reflection & Discussion on Marriage & Family: Mondays 9th, 16th, 23rd March at
7.30pm in St Helen’s parish centre.
Ecumenical discussions: Fridays in Lent - see poster for more information.
Food for Thought: Thursdays 5th, 12th, 19th March 2pm –4pm in St Helen’s parish
centre. Three discussions in preparation for “Proclaim 15” Evangelisation programme.
Please see details of more Lenten Reflection and discussion groups on the notice
board in the porch.
Accepting the Pope's invitation: A group met on Monday to begin the journey
through Evangelii Gaudium. We share brief summary of our discussion, available at
the back of church, for those who wish to think more of how we as individuals and as
Church can be 'enthusiastic evangelisers'. A more detailed account is on the St.
Helen's website. All welcome to join us on Monday 2nd March for the next chapter:
moving out of our comfort zone to evangelise 'the world'. parish centre, 7:30 p.m
SPUC—next meeting will be Thursday 5th March in the parish centre after the 7pm
Mass Pro-Life Prayers will be at SS Peter & Paul’s on Friday 6th March at 2.15pm
Day of Reflection at Sandymount
Saturday 14th March—preparing for Easter—Fr Daniel O’Leary
(Author & Spritual Guide)
£20 per day, simple lunch included.
[email protected]
An illustrated talk entitled: “Living & Dying in the Middle Ages”
An exploration of Medieval Religious Imagery via Powerpoint.
Wednesday 18th March in the meeting room at St Joseph’s. All welcome!
Mama Mia - Tuesday 3rd March
The coach will leave from St Helen’s at 6.30pm and then call at SS Peter & Paul’s.
Please try to arrive by 6.15pm. Theatre tickets will be given out on the coach. Cost of
coach £4 return to be paid on the day. If you do not intend to use the coach please
phone Anne in the office (924 3417) so that we are not waiting for you and to arrange
collection of your theatre tickets. Thank you.
Cathedral Friends: lecture by Lord David Alton MP, “Paying the Price of Faith”
Thursday 12th March in the Gibberd Room. Tickets cost £8, include wine and nibbles
and are available from The Secretary of the Friends of the Cathedral, Mount Pleasant,
Liverpool, L3 5TQ
IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY: Held at St. Helen’s Church on Saturday 7th March,
beginning at 11.10 am with the Fatima prayers, followed by the Rosary, and finishing
at 11.45 am. Exposition from 11 am; Holy Mass at 12 noon. Confessions available.
Events at St Joseph’s Prayer Centre, Freshfield
Monday 9th March (10am-4pm): Day of Retreat, Led by Bishop John Rawsthorne
Lenten Days of Renewal:
Saturday 21st March (10am—3pm)
Thursday 26th March (U.C.M.) all welcome Contact: 01704 875850
Your Justice & Peace Group will shortly be inviting you to send a card (or maybe more
than one) to a Christian parish in the Holy Land. You may well be aware of the growing pressure Christians in the area are under, and our support means a great deal to
them; some parishes have displayed the cards in their churches. We are launching
this a little earlier this year so that they should arrive in good time for Easter, but as
usual we ask you to return them to church so that they can be sent to the Latin Patriarch in Jerusalem for redistribution. Please take a copy of the Arabic greeting to include in your envelope and include your contact details if you'd like to. There will be a
box at the back of church for the cards. (if you want to leave a small contribution towards the postage, that would be welcome too.) Thank you.
Waterloo Partnership Charity Concert
An evening of Light Music with Amadeus: The Chamber Choir
Saturday 28th March at St Faith’s. Tickets cost £8, include wine & nibbles and are
available from Pritchards bookshop and on 924 2813
All proceeds to support the many victims of Ebola in Waterloo, Sierra Leone.