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and prayer resources. There are a few which have been tried by members of the parish in NOTICES AND EVENTS - tab on the left of this page.
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Holy Thursday: Washing of the feet
9th April 2020 Today is Holy Thursday.
I will be saying THE MASS OF THE LAST SUPPER at 8.00pm tonight. If you don’t have time to watch the Mass streaming on the Liverpool Archdiocesan web site then may I suggest that as a family you read the gospel of the day together; it relates how, before the meal, Jesus washed the feet of the apostles and then during the meal he instituted the Eucharist and gave himself to us in Holy Communion.
It is Thursday so at 8.00pm we will all go to our front gates to clap in appreciation all the health worker in the NHS.
Jesus washed the feet of the apostles - WHY. To make sure the apostles and ourselves truly understood what he was all about and why he had to die. Love, respect, and appreciation of all people; that is Christ’s message To do that you will have to serve and sacrifice. The corona virus has brought that out of people. The doctors nurses and ancillary staff have been the prime example of concern for others even to sacrificing their own lives in the bid to save others. When this crisis is over let us pray that that concern for others will remain in society and be practised by rich and poor alike.
Holy Thursday Corona virus
Tomorrow is Holy Thursday when we remember the Last Supper. Christ washed the feet of the Apostles, gave himself to us in Holy Communion and underwent his agony in the Garden.
Today I want you to concentrate on his agony in the Garden.
Jesus, at 33, knew his life was to end and he was scared stiff of the horrific and pain filled way that it was going to happen. Further more he knew that he couldn’t rely on his close friends. Judas was going to betray him, Peter was going to deny he even knew him and the rest were going to run away. He was alone. No wonder he threw himself on the ground and sweated blood; he was terrified: the fear of being alone was almost as bad as the physical suffering itself. – He didn’t want this. Then he remembered that God his Father was always with him – HE would never desert him. With this he was reassured and knew he could face the future. God never asks us to do anything without giving us the strength to do it.
With this corona virus we have had to self isolate. Many will be lonely and the old and ill especially will be scared because they know they will be facing death if they catch it; and the fact that Boris Johnson, who seemed so healthy, is now in intensive care won’t reassure them.
Also, we must remember all those whose lives will be changed because they have lost their jobs or businesses. We have uncounted something man can’t control. We need God our Father.
4th April 2020
Greetings from St Peter’s!
Hope you are all keeping safe and well.
It is a difficult time for us all … many of us away from family and friends and for some - work !
Let’s hope and pray that it will all soon be over and not too many lives lost.
I have been able to say Mass each day and have remembered you all during them. In particular I have thanked God for our wonderful, dedicated and brave NHS workers and ALL who work in our hospitals in so many capacities. It was wonderful to hear so many people clapping on Thursday night in appreciation of their work to end this terrible virus. May God reward them AND their families who share their worry and fear.
It is very quiet around the house but on occasions I have been able to shout “hello” to people over the fence. I have equally met many of you on my daily walks…..so important to keep up our physical health! For those of you who can’t get out and about, I recommend stretching of leg/arm muscles with walking around the house / garden if possible. Thank’s to so many of you who have also rung me up or dropped a note in to check I am ok and, “Do I need any shopping ?”…. very kind of you all.
This Sunday is PALM SUNDAY. I have blest our parish palms ( see photo ) and will leave them on my front doorstep if any of you are passing on Saturday / Sunday. I suggest you pick them up with gloves on and I recommend you wash them when you get home.
We have had a strange Lent this year. You may have chosen to do some penance yourselves but you have had plenty of restrictions imposed on you because of the corona virus. Palm Sunday begins Holy Week when we consider the suffering and passion of Christ and understand that he did it out of love for us. Many are usual busy or distracted at Easter but this year let us take advantage of our lock down to engage with Christ and what our Christian faith is all about. As a family you could find on the internet the services for Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday and together follow them. If that is too much for you why don’t you, as a family read the gospel and discus it between you and say a prayer together.
This Sunday we can think of the fickleness of humans who are capable of wanting to glorify and praise somebody one day and within a week want to vilify and destroy them. Jesus’ experience of being loved and hated, of being welcomed and then rejected, provides us with the strength to endure the caprices and injustices of our own life.
Father is confident that we will get through this unprecedented worldwide event, that we are all going through, so he is painting the garden benches ready for our first Parish barbecue and tea and cakes on the lawn in the summer.
Due to the ongoing
coronovirus (COVID-19) situation
there will be no further Masses
at St Peter's
after Friday 20th March 2020
until further notice.
Thankyou to those giving by standing order. If parishioners don't give by standing order , please consider this. It would be helpful to sign up rather than giving cash during this unprecedented time.
Any parishioners who would like to sign up to standing order, please phone Father Gildea and he will put a form for you on the presbytery step.
Alternatively please consider posting the envelopes through the presbytery letter box weekly or monthly.
Many thanks for your continued support if you are able to.
There is much more information , prayers and meditations on the
Liverpool Catholic Archdiocese website:
The Catholic Truth Society ( CTS) are selling Sunday Missals 2020 for £1 to be ordered online.
Phone 020 7640 0042 or
Then select " sort by popularity"
and this years Sunday Missal 2020 appears.
Sunday Missal 2021 is for pre-order only
Usual Mass Times:
Once Mass is available again, after the Coronovirus pandemic is over. Please see message above.
(usually with Children's Liturgy)
Friday(except when Deanery Mass elsewhere)
Please Note: Times of weekday Masses can vary depending on availabilty of clergy and days of obligation
For current Mass times and dedications please go to
NOTICES & EVENTS page. THIS WEEK'S MASSES