Please check out the times and intentions on Our Masses page.
Special Occasions this week
Thursday 8th would have been Fr. Gildea's Diamond Jubilee Anniversary (60th anniversary of Ordination) - please pray for him. Mass on Friday morning (9th) is for Fr. Gildea intention.
During Sunday morning Mass on June 11th, Fr. Mark will commission our four new Eucharistic Ministers (Susan Totton, Sonia Hankinson, Steve O'Reilly, John Glynn). Please pray for them in their new ministry.
News received about a concert celebration for the Lourdes centennial trip. The concert will take place in October so please take a look at our Archdiocese page for more details and we will let everyone know when tickets are available.
SSPAM Parish Council Meeting
The date of the next meeting has been postponed until Monday 12th June. Apologies for any inconvenience. All welcome to attend. You might get a job though 😁
Tea and Toast becomes tea and cakes! We are running on a fortnightly basis on Sunday mornings after 11.00 Mass and as is usual as we move towards the summer months, toast is enhanced by the availability of cakes to tempt the palate. Anyone sampling the cakes at the Sunday Funday will attest to the scrumptiousness (if that's even a word) of the delights!
It is also is an excellent way to continue to keep our parish together, a chance to socialise with others and raise funds for the Parish at the same time. Sunday 28th May was a great success and our next T&C is on Sunday 11th June.
The next meeting of SsPAM Parish council will be held on Monday 5th June at 7.p.m. As usual, all are welcome. In fact, the more the merrier. There are a number of items which would benefit being looked at by an experienced eye. We must widen the group and not just rely on the same folk time and time gain. Please help and volunteer if you can. Many thanks in advance.
A WORD FROM FATHER MARK . .
"When I announced that I was coming to Ss. Peter and Michael's, many people told me that I was lucky to be appointed to such a wonderful community. Of course, I had come to see that already over the weeks as I said the Sunday morning Masses here. But since being appointed your parish priest, I have been even more impressed by the warmth of your welcome, as well as the vibrant community spirit in the parish. So thank you all for welcoming and encouraging me. In particular, I would like to thank those who have given time and physical effort helping with my move. We have a great team here and I look forward to the years ahead! God bless you all."
Deanery confirmations officiated by Bishop Tom Williams will take place at St. Oswald's church, Padgate on Saturday and Sunday the 1 and 2 July at 2 p.m. There are 5 candidates from our parish taking part.
Sunday Funday / Memorial Garden
It is with great pleasure that we are able to announce that the funds raised from the BBQ funday (see below) of £550 in support of the changes necessary to the Memorial Garden, have allowed us to fully pay back the parish for the funds required in making the necessary remediation. A short note from the Parish Council is seen below.
Memorial Garden Fund Raiser
The £550 raised at the above event has enabled us to clear the outstanding monies spent in carrying out the remedial works to the garden. Considering the inclement weather on the day this is a fantastic amount. A big thank you to everyone involved in setting up ,providing refreshments and clearing up after the event. Also to those who provided prizes for the draw, donations and all Parishioners who attended on the day.
May's draw brought us to the first draw in our 2nd year of running the 100 Club. If you haven't yet renewed your numbers or paid for the May draw then unfortunately you have missed this month's draw. The draw took place on Sunday 14th May and the winning number was No. 57 who took home a healthy £117. Congratulations to our winner.
Next draw is on Sunday 11th June. Subscriptions must be complete by 4th.
We would like to thank everyone who has supported us over the last year and we are pleased to announce that we will be transferring £1,500 into the parish account as a result of your contributions. All this as a result of you spending £3 per number per month.... you know it makes sense! 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆.
Many thanks to those new parishioners who have taken out numbers this month and to those who have already paid for their next year in advance. If you haven't renewed your number(s) or haven't joined and fancy a flutter, numbers are still available so please join in and help to raise funds that our parish continues to need. You can speak directly to John Glynn, Carole Glynn, Ged Totton or Tony O'Kell and we will happily set one up for you. We are more than happy to take your money. 😆 😆 😆
The 100 Club page contains details on all aspects of the club operation and includes the details you need if you wish to pay by standing order.👉 👉 👉 👉
Lots of activity at the Archdiocese and about the Archdiocese trip to Lourdes. Please check out our Archdiocese page and our Lourdes page here to see updates.
An update for the PD bulletin has also been uploaded for view and contains information on Ukraine, Safeguarding, Eurovision, May procession and others. Please take a look at the Pastoral Development document here.
The Catholic Universe
News reaches us that the CU is about to be in print again as well as the online offering that they already have. Please check out the information provided here which tells you all about what's happening and who to talk to if you are interested in subscribing.
Pray in May with Mary's Meals - we have received a request from Mary's Meals to join them in prayer during May this year for the work that they do. This is a prayer request and not a donation request. Please check here for more information and suggested prayers to use during May.
Ss Peter and Michael's Pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place from July 21st to July 28th 2023 and is affiliated to the Liverpool Archdiocesan Pilgrimage. A list of the major events have been received from Liverpool and sent to those participating. We currently have 12 pilgrims travelling with the parish, anyone wishing to join us, it’s not too late, please add your name to the list at the back of church. Check our Lourdes page via the links on the right of this page. There are regular updates and requests from the Archdiocese. Check the Lourdes link to your right .....
Please be vigilant - we have received a note from our gardener that someone has dumped bamboo and hedges behind the garage on the far side of the car park. He has cleared it away for us, but it's not part of his job. If you see anyone "fly-tipping" in our grounds, please let us know either directly to Deacon Jim, or via email to the parish address.