St John the Evangelist

New Ferry, in the Diocese of Shrewsbury, Reg. Charity 234025

Fr. Emeka (in residence)

Revd. Philip White; Revd. Michael Daly phone: 0151 645 3314

email: stjohntheevangelist

websites: www.stjohnevang.co.uk www.lpa24.org

Ss Peter & Paul, Sunday, 29th June, 2014 Cycle A.

FAITH IN FAITH IN FOCUS: PETER AND PAUL

The pages of the four gospels clearly show Peter to be the leader of the apostles, chosen by Jesus to have a special relationship with him. With James and John he was privileged to witness events like the Transfiguration

and the agony in Gethsemane. His mother-in-law was cured by Jesus. He was sent with John to prepare for the last Passover before Jesus’ death. His name is first on every list of apostles.

But the Gospels also include some unflattering details about Peter. He clearly was no public relations person. It’s a great comfort for us ordinary mortals to know that Peter also has his human weakness, even in the presence of Jesus.

Paul converted to Christianity after being its persecutor. His central conviction was simple and absolute: only God can save humanity. No human effort—even the most scrupulous observance of law—can create a human good which we can bring to God as reparation for sin or payment for grace. To be saved from itself, from sin, from the devil and from death, humanity must open itself completely to the saving power of Jesus.

Today we celebrate two great saints who are proof that God can work through anybody. We have St. Peter, a brash, thick-headed fisherman, inclined to say whatever popped into his head without thinking, and St. Paul, that well educated Pharisee who persecuted the Church, later becoming its great champion. Today’s feast, then, is a celebration of the Church’s unity (and a good example to us in Community). Anyone who has read Acts or Galatians, will recall that Saints Peter and Paul did not always think or act in perfect harmony. They came from different backgrounds, they had different methods of evangelism, and they didn’t always get along, but they were vitally important to the emerging Christian Church.

Both helped to spread the faith of the early Church, following in the footsteps of Christ. That these two extremes could allow the Holy Spirit to work through them is certainly proof that God can work through each of us, as long as we are willing to answer “yes” to God’s call.

WORDS FOR WORSHIP

Lord, make us a welcoming community. Help us to reach out to the stranger and to those who are on the fringes. Listen to the prayers we have made for the citizens of your kingdom and your world, and grant all we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Any concern too small to be turned into a prayer is too small to be made into a burden.

(Corrie Ten Boom)

People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

(Bonnie Jean Wasmund)

Whoever practises hospitality entertains God himself.

(Proverb)

Wirral Symphony Orchestra will be performing Last Night of the Proms……with a Wirral flavour, at the Floral Pavilion Theatre on Sunday 13th July, 7.30pm. SEE POSTER ON NOTICE BOARD

Please take a copy of the Wednesday Word. It is a helpful reflection on next Sunday’s readings

Sunday

Ss Peter & Paul

29th 5.30pm

10am

7.30pm

Fr Peter Ryan

Parishioners

Prayer Meeting

Mon 30th 9.15 am Anne Ashley RIP
Tues 1st 9.15am Thomas & Bridget Jones
Wed 2nd 9.15am Vocations
Thurs 3rd 9.15am The Urbanek Family
Friday 4th 9.15am Mgr John Williams RIP
Saturday 5th
14th Sunday

In Ordinary Time

6th 5.30pm

10am

7.30 pm

Tony Armstrong

Parishioners

Prayer Meeting

Please pray for our sick and those who care for Colette Howes, Doreen Wrigg, Frances Heslin, Liam Halpen, Teresa McLean, Josie Cohen, Peter Williamson, Kathy Smith, Marjorie Hoey, Esther Roche, Fay Challoner, Sheila Stockley, Joan & Charles Reynolds, Kath Holland, Mary Bryden, Josie Toohey, Helen Worth, Christopher Hadfield, Christopher & Raymond McNally, Rachel Mulrooney. Remember also those in the parish who do not wish their illness to be made public but who also need our prayers.

Please note that Morning Prayer is celebrated 15 minutes before the start of each weekday mass. Rosary commences 5 mins after Morning Mass (when said)

Money- thank you for your generosity

Offertory: £ 678.85p

Boiler: £ 1.00p

Book Sales: £ 5.50p

120 Club winners: No 47 M Arthur £20

Churches Together in Bebington will be holding there next meeting on Monday, 30th June, 7.30pm at Bebington Life Church. Please go along to represent St John’s. The Agenda is on the Notice Board.

To all group leaders who use parish centre, please contact Ann Murray, 645 5514 (ansa phone message can be left) to register the number of sets of keys your groups hold together with names and contact numbers. This will enable a register to be set up to record all who hold keys to parish buildings.

St John Plessington Catholic College will be holding an Open Evening on Tuesday, 1st July

6pm for Year 5 pupils. There are flyers and a poster at back of church with full details

From next Friday,

4th July, Mass on Fridays will be followed at 9.45am by a Holy Hour. We are experimenting with the day and time to see how it goes. You will be most welcome to stay for 5 minutes or for the whole hour.

The Bereavement Group will be holding their annual memorial service on Thursday, 10th July at 7.30pm. Invitations have been sent to bereaved families. We invite you to come along and support those members of our parish family who are coming to terms with the loss of their loved ones. The service will include scripture readings, poetry and hymns, followed by light refreshments.

Canon Ann from Christ Church, Higher Bebington, will be holding her retirement service on Sunday, 27th July at 10am.

St John’s parishioners have been invited to join her. This will be followed by refreshments in the parish centre which she expects to continue till 1.30pm.

With Canon Ann retiring and therefore standing down as Secretary for CtB, that leaves a vacancy for a Secretary. The constitution says there should be a mix of lay and ordained ministers in the positions of Chair, Secretary and Treasurer. As the Treasurer and Chair are lay people we need an ordained minister to join the team. Please keep this in your prayers that the right person will come forward. (Pastor Dave Johnson , Jireh Church).

As a follow on from Bishop Mark’s Pastoral Letter, a message from Archbishop Peter Smith has been received via the Curial Office for inclusion in this weekend’s newsletter:

Assisted Dying Bill – Please write to a member of the House of Lords.

The Bill to legalise “assisted dying” – meaning “assisted suicide” – will be debated in the House of Lords on 18th July, 2014. There will be a free vote because it is not government legislation. If passed, this Bill would place vulnerable people at serious risk. Especially if you have direct experience of caring for a dying person, either a family member or as a health or social care professional, please write before 18th July to a Peer to tell them your views. For more information, including details of how to write to a Peer, please visitwww.catholicchurch.org.uk/assisted-dying-bill

IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO WRITE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AND CERTAINLY BEFORE 18TH JULY.

CALLING POETS OF ALL AGES. The parish have received an invitation from Luke Redgrave, United Press Limited to enter the Religious Poem Competition. If a member of the congregation is lucky to win, St John’s will get £250. Anyone can submit up to three poems for the competition. There is no age limit and no entry fee. Send up to three poems of no more than 25 lines (including blank lines) and 160 words each by January 31st 2015 to: RELIGIOUS COMPETITION, UNITED PRESS, ADMAIL 3725, LONDON EC16 1JB. tel. 08448009177 or email

info For more information visit

www.unitedpress.co.uk Judging will take place in February 2015 and the winner will be announced in March. See letter on notice board including a note from this year’s winner Fiona Mary Penswick from Kent.

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St John the Evangelist

New Ferry, in the Diocese of Shrewsbury, Reg. Charity 234025

Fr. Emeka (in residence)

Revd. Philip White; Revd. Michael Daly phone: 0151 645 3314

email: stjohntheevangelist

websites: www.stjohnevang.co.uk www.lpa24.org

The Body & Blood of Christ, 22nd June, 2014 Cycle A.

FAITH IN FAITH IN FOCUS: EUCHARIST: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

PAST: 2,000 years ago on a Thursday evening Jesus ate what was probably a Passover meal with his disciples in the Upper Room. This meal was a memorial of how God had freed the Jewish people by liberating them from slavery and providing them with a promised land. During his meal Jesus told the disciples that from now on they were to eat this meal not in remembrance of Moses and the Exodus but in memory of him. For the bread that they would eat was his body that the next day would be nailed to the cross, and the wine that they would drink was his blood that on the same Friday would be shed on Calvary.

PRESENT: Today we Christians have a living memorial of that saving action of Christ. It is the eucharist. Over the centuries Christians have never ceased to follow that command of Jesus at the Last Supper. They have gathered together, listened to God’s word in the scriptures and then, when they have taken, blessed and broken the bread, they have shared communion by eating and drinking what Christ tells us is his body and blood. In this sacrament of the eucharist Jesus is really present to those who receive him. His flesh is real food and his blood is real drink because both of them nourish, they sustain us and keep us spiritually healthy. As we eat and drink from the one bread and cup the eucharist becomes a sign of the unity that we share and at the same time it also makes us one in Christ.

FUTURE: The eucharist is food for our journey, medicine for our health and strength for our future. Not simply about the past and present it directs us towards two futures. The first future means that the eucharist is a sign of our commitment to building up the kingdom of God here on earth. So receiving the eucharist is not just an act of devotion; it commits us to action. Through the grace of the Holy Spirit we pledge ourselves to playing our full part in the Church’s work of bringing about a world in which justice, peace and holiness reign. And the second future is in the afterlife. The eucharist is a pledge of the heavenly banquet that God has promised to those who listen to the voice of his Son. What we experience in the food of the eucharist is a foretaste of an eternal feast with God.

The feast of the Body and Blood of Christ allows us to thank God for this wonderful gift.

WORD OF GOD

The blessing-cup that we bless is a communion with the blood of Christ, and the bread that we break is a communion with the body of Christ.

(I Corinthians 10:16

WORD FOR TODAY

The eucharist that we celebrate is the very food that nourishes us on our Christian journey of life. It’s not so much a reward as a medicine, not just for good people but for those who know their faults and want to be better.

WORDS FOR WORSHIP

Lord Jesus, you are the bread of life: Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.

Christ Jesus, you are the cup of eternal salvation: Christ, have mercy. Christ, have mercy.

Lord Jesus, through your death and resurrection you have redeemed the world: Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.

May almighty God have mercy on us, confirm and strengthen us in all goodness, and through our communion with blood of Christ bring us to everlasting life. Amen.

Please take a copy of the Wednesday Word. It is a helpful reflection on next Sunday’s readings

Body & Blood of Christ

(Solemn Communion)

22nd 5.30pm

10am

7.30pm

Fr Peter Ryan

Parishioners

Prayer Meeting

Mon 23rd 9.15 am Jim Sweatman RIP
Tues 24th 9.15am Dorothy Stocker RIP
Wed 25th 9.15am Anne Ashley RIP
Thurs 26th 9.15am Vocations (Locally)
Friday 27th 9.15am Harold O’Neill Annv.
Saturday 28th
29th 5.30pm

10am

7.30 pm

Parishioners

Joan Guntripp RIP

Prayer Meeting

Please pray for our sick and those who care for Colette Howes, Doreen Wrigg, Frances Heslin, Liam Halpen, Teresa McLean, Josie Cohen, Peter Williamson, Kathy Smith, Marjorie Hoey, Esther Roche, Fay Challoner, Sheila Stockley, Joan & Charles Reynolds, Kath Holland, Mary Bryden, Josie Toohey, Helen Worth, Christopher Hadfield, Christopher & Raymond McNally, Rachel Mulrooney. Remember also those in the parish who do not wish their illness to be made public but who also need our prayers.

Please note that Morning Prayer is celebrated 15 minutes before the start of each weekday mass. Rosary commences 5 mins after Morning Mass (when said)

Money- thank you for your generosity

Extraordinary Collections:

National Catholic Fund £180.98

Peters Dance Money £112

Offertory: £ 556.08

Boiler: £ 13.00

Book Sales: £

120 Club winners: No 28 P Dobbie £20

EATING AT THE TABLE

This is the time of the year when our children make their First Communion. They have spent a lot of time preparing for this special event and we wish them well. In their classes they have learned that the Eucharist was instituted by Jesus at the Last Supper and that it is the central act that we the community enact when we call on the Holy Spirit to transform the bread and wine into the body and blood of Christ. In their own simple way they understand that by eating and drinking Christ’s body and blood they are joining the family (the Church) at its table, where it gathers to be fed for the journey that is life.

Those of us who are adults have a responsibility to pray for these children so that they may be sustained in this attitude of faith that they bring on this special day. The quality of our lives, the way we welcome them, the manner in which we wholeheartedly take part in our worship…all these things will have a lasting effect upon them and ensure that they will be fellow diners at the table of the Lord for many years to come. For children learn how to behave at table from adults.

JUST A REMNINDER

There will be no tea/coffee after mass today (Sunday)due to the First Communicants enjoying their party in the Parish Centre.

PAUSE FOR HOPE Second Annual Ecumenical for hospitals and hospices in Cheshire and Wirral is to be held in Chester Cathedral on SUNDAY 22nd JUNE at 3pm. today

Call to all key holders. A register is to be set up to record all who hold keys to parish buildings, with particular attention to the parish centre. Watch this space as further details will follow shortly.

WE HAVE RECEIVED THE FOLLOWING INVITATION: Procession for the Feast of Corpus Christi at Ss Peter Paul and Philomena’s, Atherton Street, New Brighton CH45 9LT, on Sunday 22nd June 2014. Please join us for procession straight after the 11.30am Mass, followed by free lunch and refreshments. All welcome!

There is a vacancy, at the Curial Offices for a Safeguarding Co-ordinator. Salary £35-38k. Closing date is Monday, 30th June. See notice Board for details.

You have no doubt heard in the media about the increasing use of food banks. We need to keep this in mind as we do our weekly shop and if you are able to afford to add just one item to your basket for the Foodbank collection you may be confident that you are helping those people who are struggling at this time. There is a list on the notice board of the items which are particularly needed at the moment.

Catholic Singles is a well-established group which offers friendship and shared social events. Don’t be lonely!

email: info

website: www.catholicsingles.org.uk

St John the Evangelist

New Ferry, in the Diocese of Shrewsbury, Reg. Charity 234025

Fr. Emeka (in residence)

Revd. Philip White; Revd. Michael Daly phone: 0151 645 3314

email: stjohntheevangelist

websites: www.stjohnevang.co.uk www.lpa24.org

Trinity Sunday, 15th June, 2014 Cycle A.

FAITH IN FOCUS: GOD IN TWO MINUTES

It goes without saying that God is so great that we could never exhaust all the divine qualities with our words, no matter how long we talked about God. But what if we only had two minutes to pass on the message of the Trinity? What would we say then?

Presumably we would tell people about the Father. The Father created the whole world and all it contains, including you and me. And throughout the ages he has been characterised by the great love he has for his creation and his desire for people to share in that everlasting love. Tenderness, forbearance and compassion are the hallmarks of God’s dealings with humanity, including you and me.

When we tried to talk about the Son we would be telling people about a great communicator. Jesus Christ’s existence on earth was devoted to letting people know the sort of God that we have. In his life and death Jesus encapsulated the “giving” of his Father. His gift or grace is that everyone, including you and me, can have a share in the glory of God. Jesus told people about the promises his Father was making to them and by his death and resurrection he opened the way, bringing us forgiveness for our sins and a share in the new life that was on offer to those who live like him.

The Holy Spirit completes the work of the Father and the Son. It is the Spirit who is God’s presence with us here on earth today. The Spirit sustains us in our efforts to live the life of God, making us holy, giving us confidence, consolation and strength. It is the Spirit who inspires every thought and action for good within us. The Spirit leads all people, including you and me, into the truth.

So at the end of our two minutes we would be left with just one God who makes himself known through three persons. On the feast of the Trinity we would praise and bless God just for being our God, yours and mine, and for having us as his co-heirs to eternal life. But the rest would take much more than two minutes.

WORD OF GOD

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ ,the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

(II Corinthians 13:13)

WORD FOR TODAY

Trinity reminds us that we have one God who works in so many different ways: a Father who creates us, a Son who shares the Father’s glory with us and a Spirit who sustains us in our journey back to the heart of God.

WORDS FOR WORSHIP

In the power of the Holy Spirit we turn to the Father and pray in the words that the Son has taught us: Our Father…

Father, you sent your Word to bring us truth and your Spirit to make us holy. Through them we come to know the mystery of your life. Help us to worship you, one God in three persons. You reveal yourself in the depths of our being, by proclaiming and living our faith in you. Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever. Amen. The Liturgy of the Hours

There will be a retiring collection THIS weekend for the

National Catholic Fund. Thank you for your continued generosity

The Most Holy Trinity 15th 5.30pm

10am

7.30pm

Francis & Ann Y

Parishioners

Prayer Meeting

Mon 16th 9.15 am Kath Morrison RIP
Tues 17th 9.15am Rudi Belmar RIP
Wed 18th 9.15am

2.30pm

Parishioners

Funeral Mass – Veronica Norman

Thurs 19th 9.15am Pat Jenkins
Friday 20th 9.15am Special Intention
Saturday 21st 12md Carmelite Mass –

All Welcome

Body & Blood of Christ 22nd 5.30pm

10am

7.30 pm

Fr Peter Ryan

Parishioners

Prayer Meeting

Please pray for our sick and those who care for Colette Howes, Doreen Wrigg, Frances Heslin, Liam Halpen, Teresa McLean, Josie Cohen, Peter Williamson, Kathy Smith, Marjorie Hoey, Esther Roche, Fay Challoner, Sheila Stockley, Joan & Charles Reynolds, Kath Holland, Mary Bryden, Josie Toohey, Helen Worth, Christopher Hadfield, Christopher & Raymond McNally, Rachel Mulrooney. Remember also those in the parish who do not wish their illness to be made public but who also need our prayers.

Please note that Morning Prayer is celebrated 15 minutes before the start of each weekday mass. Rosary commences 5 mins after Morning Mass (when said)

Money- thank you for your generosity

Extraordinary Collections

Offertory: £695.95p

Boiler: £ 8.50p

Book Sales: £ 12.00p

120 Club winners: No13 M Brannon £20

There is a vacancy, at the Curial Offices for a Safeguarding Co-ordinator. Salary £35-38k. Closing date is Monday, 30th June. See notice Board for details

Steph Macleod, singer songwriter, will be appearing at St Andrews Church on Sunday 22nd June at 6.30pm . He appeals to both young people and adults. Free Admission, See Notice Board for details.

Please take a look at the notice board as there are a number of local events which may be of interest to you. If you have any posters to display, please leave them in the box at the back of church and they will be appropriately displayed.

There will be no tea/coffee after mass NEXT Sundaydue to the First Communicants enjoying their party in the Parish Centre. Please continue to pray for them and their families that they will continue to grow in faith and become active members of the parish community.

PAUSE FOR HOPE Second Annual Ecumenical for hospitals and hospices in Cheshire and Wirral is to be held in Chester Cathedral on SUNDAY 22nd JUNE at 3pm. This is a service for those affected by cancer or involved in its management and science. It will be led by the Bishop of Chester, Rt. Rev Peter Foster, and the Bishop of Shrewsbury, Rt. Rev Mark Davies and Baptist Minister Phil Jump. Music will be provided by the Cathedral Choir, Dave & Daniel Flynn and children of the Cathedral Free School.

Fiona Castle, widow of Roy Castle, will also speak during the service.

Contributions to the Food bank will be gratefully received. There are an unprecedented number of families requiring short term help. There is a listing all the items which are particularly needed ON THE notice board. Items should be brought at the weekends only and they include cereals, biscuits, tea bags, pasta/rice, sugar, tinned meats, and toiletries. There is a comprehensive list on the notice board. Many thanks for your continued support. Goods needed include.

Call to all key holders. A register is to be set up to record all who hold keys to parish buildings.

Watch this space as further details will follow shortly.

Catholic Singles is an organisation which helps single Catholics of all ages meet, either one to one or through social events. Please tel.

0161 941 3498 or visit website www.catholicsingles.org.ukor email

info

Please keep all students in your prayers as they prepare to take their exams

Please take a copy of the Wednesday Word. It is a helpful reflection on next Sunday’s readings

St John the Evangelist

New Ferry, in the Diocese of Shrewsbury, Reg. Charity 234025

Fr. Emeka (in residence)

Revd. Philip White; Revd. Michael Daly phone: 0151 645 3314

email: stjohntheevangelist

websites: www.stjohnevang.co.uk www.lpa24.org

Pentecost Sunday, 8th June, 2014 Cycle A.

FAITH IN FOCUS: SPIRIT E-FIT

An E-fit (Electronic Facial Identification Technique) is used to identify someone’s features, usually when the police are investigating a crime. It is the most up-to-date computerised method of describing a person.

If today, Pentecost or Whit Sunday, we were to try and provide an E-fit of the Holy Spirit, what evidence could we offer?

At Jesus’ baptism in the Jordan the Holy Spirit was seen in the form of a dove. We tend to think of peace when we think of doves. But anyone who tires to get close to a dove will know that they immediately fly away. They can’t be tied down and they can only be studied by people who are approach them calmly and slowly. The Holy Spirit cannot be “pigeon-holed” and only with prayer and reflection can we begin to understand his (or her?) machinations.

Of course, we are introduced to the Holy Spirit on the first page of the bible in the form of the breath of God hovering over the waters of the earth. The Spirit breathes life, inspires and vivifies. It is the Spirit that motivates us and enthuses our actions.

And in the story of the very first Pentecost we see two more characteristics of the Holy Spirit: wind and fire. The Spirit appears like a powerful wind from heaven and also as something that looks like tongues of fire. We sometimes speak about a “wind of change” that sweeps through a society or a continent. The Holy Spirit blows wherever he wills, bringing a blast of fresh air and then disappearing as quickly as he arrived. No one can catch the wind. And the tongues of fire burn to bring heat, light and warmth. Fire casts out darkness, provides comfort and enlightens.

We know a lot about the Spirit and yet we know almost nothing. Our E-fit would show a dove, breath, wind and fire. A strange mixture for a photo! Each time we get close to thinking that we have got a handle on the Holy Spirit we realise that the Spirit cannot be categorised. For the Spirit is the wind that blows through our cobwebs and changes our hearts. The Spirit is the flame of fervour that burns within us and makes us ardent witnesses to Christ. The Spirit is the very life-breath of God within us that inspires all we say and do. And today we recall the gift of the Spirit to the Church and the world.

WORD OF GOD

No one can say, “Jesus is Lord” unless he is under the influence of the Holy Spirit.

(I Corinthians 12:3)

WORD FOR TODAY

No one can ever have a private Christianity. We are bound together in the Holy Spirit who enables us to claim Jesus as our Lord. When those who believe in the lordship of Jesus come together to call on his name the community that is the Church is reborn.

WORDS FOR WORSHIP

Let us pray for the Church throughout the world that, as it celebrates today its birth at Pentecost, it may always be emboldened by the Spirit to speak out for those who have no voice and no champion. Send forth your Spirit

O Lord: And renew the face of the earth.

Let us pray for those of our community who will be confirmed around this time, that they may receive the fullness of the Spirit’s gifts and be encouraged to use their God-given skills and talents for the benefit of others. Send forth…

Let us pray for the gift of prayer, that we may be attentive to the promptings of the Holy Spirit within us and may experience Jesus as Lord and learn to respond in prayer and generosity of heart. Send forth…

Let us pray for the human family throughout the world, that the Holy Spirit may unite those who live in discord, may free those who are held in chains of war and console those who suffer violence, abuse or neglect. Send forth…

Please take a copy of the Wednesday Word. It is a helpful reflection on next Sunday’s readings

There will be a retiring collection NEXT weekend for the

National Catholic Fund. Thank you for your continued generosity

Pentecost

Sunday

8th 5.30pm

10am

7.30pm

Romanello Family

Parishioners

Prayer Meeting

Mon 9th 9.15 am David Reid
Tues 10th 9.15am Anne Morris
Wed 11th 9.15am Maureen Denyer
Thurs 12th 9.15am
Friday 13th 9.15am Vocations
Saturday 14th
Trinity Sunday 15th 5.30pm

10am

7.30 pm

Francis & Ann Y

Parishioners

Prayer Meeting

Please pray for our sick and those who care for Colette Howes, Doreen Wrigg, Frances Heslin, Liam Halpen, Teresa McLean, Josie Cohen, Peter Williamson, Kathy Smith, Marjorie Hoey, Esther Roche, Fay Challoner, Sheila Stockley, Joan & Charles Reynolds, Kath Holland, Mary Bryden, Josie Toohey, Helen Worth, Christopher Hadfield, Christopher & Raymond McNally. Remember also those in the parish who do not wish their illness to be made public but who also need our prayers.

Please note that Morning Prayer is celebrated 15 minutes before the start of each weekday mass. Rosary commences 5 mins after Morning Mass (when said)

Money- thank you for your generosity

Extraordinary Collections: Communications £277.32

Flowers: Further Donation of £40

Offertory: £ 571.53

Boiler: £

Book Sales: £ 14.20p

120 Club winners: No 36 A Murray £20

There is a vacancy, at the Curial Offices, for a Safeguarding Co-ordinator. Salary £35-38k. Closing date Monday, 30th June. See notice Board for details.

There will be Praise in the Park in Vale Park, New Brighton today 2-4pm. Entrance and deck chairs are free. The café is open or bring a picnic and relax.

Further message from Dominic Ion (SVP)

The Rt. Hon Frank Field MP will officially open the new shop on Milton Pavement, Grange Shopping Centre, at 12 noon, Friday 13th June. This is a wonderful opportunity to raise the profile of the work of the SVP in the community and to encourage local people’s support. Why not come along and show your support. If at the same time you’d like to bring along any good-quality clothing, books and CD’s/DVD’s, household goods, bric-a-brac – or indeed anything else that you no longer need but that someone else could make use of – then so much the better!

Steph Macleod , singer songwriter , will be appearing at St Andrews Church on Sunday 22nd June at 6.30pm . He appeals to both young people and adults. Free Admission , See Notice Board for details.

A reminder to all Lectors and Eucharistic Ministers of the training day being held at Shrewsbury Cathedral on Saturday, 14th June,

10-3.30pm. See Notice Board for details.

Please take a look at the notice board as there are a number of local events which may be of interest to you. If you have any posters to display, please leave them in the box at the back of

church and they will be appropriately displayed.

Bereavement Group Coffee Morning will take place in the Parish Centre tomorrow, Monday, 9th June, 10-11am. Pop in for a chat and a cuppa. Confidentiality is the key to everything shared within the group.

Confirmation 2014
Confirmation this year is taking place on 26th November in Christ the King, Bromborough.
The Confirmation Team is extending the following invitation to all interested adults and confirmed young people:
Would you consider joining us in this worthwhile and rewarding role of helping our young people along the path of their Journey of Faith?
If you would like more details, contact Mike Daly at daly.m

St Anselm’s College will be hosting an Open Evening on Wednesday, 25th June 5-8pm, for pupils currently in Years 4 and 5. See Notice Board for details.

You may have noticed our list of mass intentions is running low. Please pass your requests to

Joan Hannam/Ann Murray.