LIVERPOOL CATHOLIC ARCHDIOCESE (LACE) RESOURCES
Please find many Holy Week and Easter resources from LACE on St Peter's School website
They are under "Catholic Life" tab at top of the home page, then select " Prayer Resources"
or right click on this link, then click "open link in new window":
STATIONS OF THE CROSS
Link to Stations ..
Ar The Archdiocese of Liverpool website - http://www.liverpoolcatholic.org.uk/ has links for live streaming of masses, prayers for spiritual communion, readings and video links for masses which have been said. The one which has been used is St. Ann and St. Bernard in Liverpool. It is a live streaming of mass on Sunday at 10.00 – but please check the time.
· St. Stephens in Orford appears to have links on their website https://www.st-stephens-warrington.co.uk They seem to be recording the private masses said by Fr. John McLoughlin and posting them on the website. There are details on the website about the masses for Holy Week.
· The Shrine at Walsingham also is live streaming mass https://www.walsingham.org.uk/live-stream/ There are full details of their schedule on their website
· The Redemptorist Fathers have a website https://www.rpbooks.co.uk/ with information about books, readings and prayers.
Hope this helps.
A MESSAGE FROM THE CATHOLIC HERALD
24th March 2020
As there will be no public Masses for an indefinite period starting this weekend and an increasing number of people are self-isolating there will undoubtedly be a substantial number of your parishioners who will be unable to get to Church for several weeks. To help them follow the Mass, daily prayers, reading, etc. at home, and also keep up with the weekly church news we are offering free access to Magnificat online, and for those who would like the Print Edition there is a special one-off 4-month subscription to Magnificat and/or a 3-month subscription to The Catholic Herald at substantially discounted and affordable prices to ensure that the maximum number of people can take advantage.
So that as many people as possible can take advantage of the free and/or discounted offers can you please make your parishioners aware of these options and how to order in any way you are able? They can only be ordered by telephoning Margaret on 020 7448 3607 or Paul on 020 7448 3618 between 9.30am and 5pm Monday to Friday.
Below are special prices to help people over this difficult period and orders will need to be placed before Easter:
Magnificat 4 months April to July (including the Holy Week special issue) for £14
Catholic Herald 3 months (13 weeks) for £25
Both Catholic Herald and Magnificat (as above) £36
For free access to Magnificat online, log in at www.magnificat.com/free
Although we do expect that many people will still go to Church for personal prayer, we do hope that these special concessions will help people who cannot get there, and also those who want to follow the Masses, prayers, readings, etc. feel that they can still share in the life of the Church.
Thank you and best wishes
Synod 2020 in the Archdiocese of Liverpool
It is a long established practice in the Church to use the term ‘Synod’ for decisive meetings at significant times where members of the Church come together to review one or more issues and make decisions.
Over fifty years after the Second Vatican Council and in view both of the multiple challenges facing us as well as the opportunities that contemporary cultural changes afford us, we are at a significant moment in the history of our Archdiocese.
There is clear duty on us to discern carefully together what the Spirit is saying to the Church in the Archdiocese of Liverpool and agree on common goals and actions for the coming years.
This is the website where more information can be found about the Synod:
16th February = 15th March
The fourth Synod 2020 theme,
Building Community, Nurturing Belonging,
Synod members will be working locally to create opportunities for parishioners to engage with the theme and to reflect on how it can challenge and inspire us.
We can then generate proposals to help us to become the Church that God is calling us to be.
On a personal basis, we all know someone who no longer comes to Mass. Each person has their own reasons for absence and our Parish Council would welcome ideas on how we can bring them back to become churchgoers once again.
A postbox for any suggestions will be placed in the porch and if we can succeed in this initiative then we will be able to fully embrace the Synod 2020 theme of evangelisation in our parish community
19 January 2020 - 16 February 2020
How we pray together
In this Synod Theme we reflect on how we are sent out into the world to proclaim the Good News to the whole of creation.
In becoming the Church that God is calling us to be:
Season of Care of Creation
Pope Francis has designated a Season of Care of Creation from now until 4 October. We will celebrate Masses this weekend for this purpose.
Over the next few months a series of action is planned. This week’s suggestions include try to recycle more; switch to a green energy supplier; have a meat-free Monday; use Ecosia as a search engine – as good as Google and 80 per cent of its profit is used to plant trees.
If you are coming to the bonfire night, in the church grounds, please consider bringing your own "keep it cup" or any cup rather than using disposable cups.
Five new altar servers were welcomed
at 10am Mass on Sunday 28th July 2019
Sunday the 3rd of February
The four Synod Questions that will inform and inspire our project of listening over the coming months have been published today, Friday 1 February 2019. They are:
These questions begin from the truth that God speaks to us in our everyday lives and, as we reflect on our
lives, we encounter Christ (c.f. Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium 8). We are then invited to think about what the Catholic Church is for. This will allow the Spirit of God to open our hearts
so that, finally, we can reflect on the questions, issues, and topics that our Synod should make recommendations on.
We are all invited to reflect deeply and respond to these four Synod Questions. Listening will be done through our online survey, focus groups facilitated by Fr Peter McGrail at Liverpool Hope University, and by Synod Members in our local communities. It is through this great project of listening that we will begin to discern the Church God is calling us to be.