Items not in the Paper Version of the Bulletin.
This event will be held regularly on the last Friday of the month in St Mary’s Church Hall from 2 pm till 4 pm, see the poster below
At the Whitechapel Centre, homeless people are able to take a shower and wash their clothes. However, a lot of the time their underwear, socks and trainers have to be thrown away. The Whitechapel Centre would be very grateful for any donations of men's and women's underwear (smaller sizes), socks and trainers especially size 5/6 women or size 9 men).
Also although we all enjoy the sunshine it can lead to dehydration, heat exhaustion and sun stroke for people who are rough sleeping. The Whitechapel centre would welcome donations of bottled water and sun cream for us to distribute to their clients. Thank you!
Pope Francis: Reflections on The Joy of Love (Amoris Laetitia)
Each week we will be providing an excerpt on the Pope's letter for you to read and reflect on. The reflections have been made available by the Archdiocese’s Adult Faith Formation department.
“… Other responses (to the Family Synods) pointed to the effect of severe stress on families, who often seem more caught up with securing their future than with enjoying the present. There is a broader cultural problem, aggravated by fears about steady employment, finances and the future of children.”
(Amoris Laetitia 50)
School holidays often provide an opportunity to ‘enjoy the present’ as there is a break from many of the activities and schedule of the busy school term.
Parents who work during these holidays may be able to get home early from work and enjoy family activities. As parents, it is important to find a balance between work/commitments and family time and this is a challenge worth the effort.
Upcoming RYM meetings
National Shrine of St Pio at Pantasaph
Every year, Pantasaph welcomes hundreds of pilgrims who come on non-residential Saint Pio Days.
This year these days are being held on Sunday, 10 June, Sunday, 12 August and Sunday, 23 September. This Shrine is open to visitors throughout the year where they also have a café and shop. Telephone 01352 711053 for more info Pre-booking is essential. Full details are available on the Pantasaph website please click here for more information.
Cathedral Art Studio
A little-known area of our Cathedral is the Art Studio where volunteers meet three times a week to make and repair hangings, banners, vestments and stoles. New volunteers are always welcome.
Anyone wishing to visit the Studio should contact Cathedral House to make an appointment and groups are most welcome. Telephone 709 9222.
The Cathedral Book Club
The Cathedral Book Club will meet in the Gibberd Room on Thursday, 19 July, 7.00p -8.00pm to discuss Foundation and Earth by Isaac Asimov. The discussion will be accompanied by a glass of wine. Free entry, though donations are welcome.
Summer Organ Recitals at the Metropolitan Cathedral
Saturdays from 21 July to 1 September from 2.00pm-3.00pm.
The first of this summers organ recitals will be by Callum Alger, a third-year undergraduate at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. The programme comprises works by Bach, Couperin, Schumann, Elgar, and Vierne. Admission is free with a retiring collection.
Alder Hey Fundraising Concert
Concert in the Metropolitan Cathedral, Saturday, 21 July, 4.00pm-6.00pm, featuring 120 singers with music from The Kinks to John Denver, from Cliff Richard to Peter Gabriel. Raising funds for Alder Hey and Sunflowers. No tickets required.
PUGIN SOCIETY July 31 – August 3 2018
The Gothic Revival in Liverpool and the Wirral
This year’s Pugin Society study tour, led by Dr Gerard Hyland, an authority on Edward Pugin, will look at the architect’s churches in Birkenhead and Liverpool. The published cost is £345 sharing or £425 single - but that includes accommodation. A Non-residential rate is available on request: contact Professor Julia Twigg, 01227 766879 or visit the Pugin Society Website www.thepuginsociety.co.uk/upcoming-event
A day for those in bereavement ministry and dementia champions
All funeral ministers, bereavement.care teams and dementia champions. Wednesday, 11 July, 2.00pm-4.00pm at LACE,‘Strawberry Cream Tea afternoon’. The topic this year is mental health. Kathy Devlin from Beacon Counselling Trust is the speaker and will speak once people have enjoyed their cream tea and had the opportunity to walk around the market place of stalls to do with mental health. There will also be a time of prayer and reflection. To4book a place or for further information please contact Maureen Knight on 522 1046.
CATHEDRAL WALKING GROUP
The next date for the Cathedral Walking Group will be on Sunday 22 July where once again we will meet at 12.30pm at the Cathedral Car Park. Further details from New walkers are always welcome, however, please register by e-mail so that the organisers have an idea of numbers
Faith in Action Awards
Congratulations to the members of the Youth Justice and Peace group who received their Faith in Action awards from the Archbishop on Monday