The 3 most important symbols of Christmas

Christmas Cards for the Holyland

Once again the Archdiocese is encouraging us to sed Christmas cards to the Holy Land. There is information on what to include/exclude on cards and where to send them on the Archdiocesan website. Click here to learn more



Once again the Metropolitan Cathedral is appealing for toiletries, nightwear, toys for children, chocolates and other new items for the Women’s Refuge has started once again. As you start your own Christmas shopping please consider popping a little bit extra in for these families who have been through a tough time and who have fled from their homes with nothing.

Busted Halo – Advent Calendar

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The Real Christmas Characters - Jesus


Busted Halo – Instagram challenge

Spiritual Advent Calendars

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From Busted Halo

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The Real Christmas Characters - The Angels


Advent Rosary:

Mon 10th Dec 2pm – 4pm Sr Bridget invites you along to the Romero Room at Our Lady of the Assumption in Gateacre to join in with prayer and reflection. All are welcome.

Always Room Inside 

Liverpool City Council and the Whitechapel centre have set up a 24 hour 'always room inside' number.If you see someone who needs help. call  0300 123 2041. 

RYM Homeless mission 


On Tuesday 4th December  – RYM will be holding a homeless mission. Join us as we bring toiletries, clothes and conversation to our homeless brothers and sisters in the city. Meet at the bottom of the Cathedral steps at 7:30pm. Bring any items you’d like to donate (don’t worry if you can’t, we have plenty) and a bag for life. Wear sensible clothing and shoes! Afterwards, we can go for a drink in town.


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The Real Christmas Characters - The Magi



The Cathedral is celebrating Gaudete Sunday (16th December) by introducing a tradition from the Vatican For several decades children and adults have brought their Baby Jesus figures from their crib at their homes to St Peter’s Square where the Pope will bless both the people and the figurines. You are invited to bring your own Baby Jesus figures from your homes to one of the Cathedral Masses on 16 December and they will be blessed after the Final Prayer

Nugent toy collection


We will be collecting on the 9th December. Please bring along your unwrapped toys.

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The Real Christmas Characters - Joseph



Churches Together in Woolton will be ‘Carol Singing’  on the following dates.

Saturday 15 December at the Farmers Market from 10:30am for about an hour, then back to St James for a cuppa.

Tuesday 18  December starting at Tesco at 4:00pm and then Sainsbury’s at 5:00pm, St James for a cuppa or to eat their tea for those who want it, then on to Marie Curie at 7:00pm.  All are welcome to join us as always.

If you happen to be shopping in the village or just want to sing you will be welcome.

Reverse Advent Calendar


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The Real Christmas Characters - TheShepherds


Please join us in our Advent Calendar of prayer!


Day 6. Today we ask for prayers for a few people who are special to us - both within and outside of RYM. They are going through particularly tough times at the moment and need strength and guidance.

Day 5: we pray for all of those who are caring for others. Caring is such a worthwhile vocation but it can also be exhausting, overwhelming and isolating. We pray that those who are caring for loved ones learn to see God in their daily work.

Day 4: we pray for all of those who are homeless, or worried about becoming homeless. Especially those people we met last night. We pray that our society will do more to end this needless suffering.

Day 3: we pray for all who are sick at this time. That the Lord will give them strength and peace, and watch over those caring for them.

Day 2:  This can be a difficult one for a lot of us, but let us pray for our enemies. For those who want to bring us down or draw us away from doing God's work. That we and they learn to forgive and find peace.

Day 1: Today we pray for people of all faiths. That together we may build a better world and glorify God

CAFOD world gifts

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The Real Christmas Characters - Mary

The Advent Wreath

Can you do something practical at Christmas?

Can you drive ?

Volunteers are needed on 21st December to deliver food (Meat Hampers)in the Belle Vale area. The hampers are for families struggling with hardship.

Volunteers also needed on Christmas Eve

Aldi will be donating food after 4pm. We hope to have over 20 trays of food to compile into hampers and then

distribute to local families. Ideally, 8 plus volunteers are needed.

Contact Sharon Williams for either of the above.

Names to use for Jesus in prayer