Welcome to the parish of St Peter and St Michael.
Weir Lane Woolston , Warrington WA1 4QQ
Thank you for visiting our web site. We are a Roman Catholic parish belonging to the Diocese of Liverpool and we are part of the Warrington Deanery.
Scroll down to see this weeks message from Fr Gildea
Our Creative Community
We want to see your creative projects from home DIY to your new crafty creations!
ST PETER'S PRIMARY SCHOOL
The fantastic Head Teacher at our St Peter's primary school has created this amazing video for our children whilst they are away from school due to the COVID-19 pandemic!
The wonderful staff are doing a fantastic job of looking after all the children in their care and should be celebrated!
Thank you St Peter's, children and staff, for everything you are doing and your update videos!
They have also added to our Creative Communities page which you can take a look at by clicking the button above!
Check out their other video's from all the staff (a must watch, its brilliant!) and have a look at what your amazing school has been up to!
CAFOD EMERGENCY APPEAL
While we are not able to hold physical collections in our church, you can donate as individuals at cafod.org.uk/coronavirusappeal
or in an envelope through Presbytery letter box marked for Cafod corona virus appeal.
CAFOD launched its coronavirus emergency appeal on 30 April.
The effects of coronavirus on developing countries where CAFOD works are likely to be devastating. Families without enough to eat and without access to clean water and healthcare are particularly vulnerable to coronavirus. The poorest and most marginalised communities will be pushed further into poverty. Your prayers and gifts are needed now more than ever to help protect the lives of those in poor communities.
FR GILDEA'S WEEKLY MESSAGE
Saturday 16th May
Anyone needing cotton face masks for supermarket shopping, Fr Gildea has eight available, due to a parishioner over ordering. They are made by a professional seamstres connected to the parish. Cost £2.50 each. Just call at the priest's house.
Ascension of the Lord into Heaven
Hi Everyone and greetings on this the 7th Sunday of Easter; or more importantly for The Feast of the Ascension of Our Lord into heaven, which we celebrated last Thursday.
Jesus appeared to the apostles many times after he had died and rose again, to get them used to the idea, that, though he was risen from the dead, he now lives in a different way than when he was on earth and moved among them. Pope Benedict 16th expressed it this way “It would be a mistake to interpret the Ascension as the ’temporary absence of Christ from the world’. Rather, ‘we go to heaven to the extent that we go to Jesus Christ and enter into him’. Heaven is a person: Jesus himself is what we call heaven.’
If we want to create heaven on earth, we need to BE like Jesus. He doesn’t want us to just DO the good things that he did, but to BE what he is. So you need to BE a loving person, BE a just person, BE an honest, forgiving, compassionate and joyful person. So that these things come naturally to you.
May is the month of Mary, the Queen of Heaven and last Friday we were to hold a procession in her honour and the children were to crown her statue singing ‘ O Mary we crown you with blossoms today,
Queen of the Angels and Queen of the May’
The procession is always followed by Benediction and we receive the blessing of Jesus as the ‘Bread of Heaven, ’singing these words :
“O bread of heav’n beneath this veil,
thou dost my very God conceal;
My Jesus, dearest treasure, hail;
I love thee and adoring kneel;
each loving soul by thee is fed
with thine own self in form of bread”
On Thursday last, the children held their Collective Worship in school in honour of Our Blessed Lady. You can now watch this video sharing the children’s prayer moments with Our Lady Queen of Heaven.
THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
" The best vitamin for making friends.... B1"