Funeral of Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor
Home Mission Sunday
The following reflection was written by Teresa Carvalho for Home Mission Sunday 2017. Terese is the Home Mission Development Officer
Wish you were here
In that first moment, when you settle into your seat, waiting for Mass to begin, who is it that you think of? Who is it that you wish were sitting beside you?
After my mother died, it was difficult to come to Church without welling up in tears as I wished she were there. Then one day I asked God to show me that she was with Him, and experienced a sense of peace.
Now my heart aches for those I care about who have stopped coming to Church. Perhaps they have drifted away or something has turned them away. Whatever the situation, I miss them and wish they were here.
In today’s readings we are taken straight to the heart of the matter as we are asked to forgive those who have hurt us and to show mercy if we hope to receive it. This sentiment is as powerful as it is challenging. Whether thinking of an individual or a group of people who have offended us in some way, if we are able to show loving mercy rather than judgement, we open the door for them to turn towards Jesus. How? It all begins with a smile, a welcome, and prayer that we be released from the pain within. Then in going beyond ourselves, we step into Christ and do what may have seemed impossible – we forgive and are forgiven.
Teresa Carvalho, Home Mission Development Officer, Home Mission Office, Department of Evangelisation and Catechesis
CAFOD - Harvest Fast Day Briefings
Irenaeus have a scripture weekend, and a women's weekend scheduled for the next few months
Irenaeus are in need of volunteers - can you help ?
Bishop Eton Lady Chapel
This is crucial work that needs to take place so please bear with us and observe any restrictions put in place for everyone’s safety.
Unfortunately progress has been delayed because some unexpected snags have occurred and we are awaiting professional advice on how best to proceed. - 17.9.17
The Novena petition box has been moved to St Joseph’s altar as has the Remembrance book.
The contractors have managed to mount the shrine to Our Lady of Perpetual Succour over St Joseph’s altar while the renovation is taking place.
PLEASE DO NOT bring any candles from outside as these will be removed I t would be impossible, indeed dangerous, to have the votive candles during this time
MacMillan Coffee Morning
Workhouse to Worship Exhibition
From 1st August to 29th of September there will be an exhibition at the Hornby Library (part of Central Library) entitled Workhouse to Worship.
This new exhibition focuses on the Brownlow Hill Workhouse which occupied the Mount Pleasant site prior to the construction of the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King.
This exhibition is free and features architectural plans, paintings, maps, photographs, apprentice indentures, Christmas invitations and many more items related to the workhouse.
RYM Dates for your diary
26th Sept - Meeting in Fisher More Hall
Come along to a meeting of young Catholic adults in Liverpool. We'll be having a talk about living out our Catholic faith with a special guest speaker! Lots of time for getting to know each other, praying together, and afterwards some social time (maybe at the pub?)
10th Oct - Mass and Social
A very special Mass - our first with our new group leaders. We'll meet at church at 7.30pm and pray together, and Mass will begin at 7:45 prompt.
We will then have refreshments - either in the hall, or we'll go out for a meal
28th Oct - Retreat Day at Pantasaph
18-40 year olds (or thereabouts!) are welcome to join us for a quiet retreat day in the beautiful north Welsh countryside, just one hour's drive from Bishop Eton. We will be able to pray together, spend time in silence, go to Mass, have lunch and get to know each other a bit more.
We will be attending the vigil Mass at 4pm. Confessions available at 11.30, and we'll have lunch in the cafe on site together around 12:30.
The theme of the retreat is surrender to God.
The day is free of charge - just bring money for lunch, petrol contributions and donation for the collection at Mass! However, we will need to know numbers as soon as possible, to ensure we've got enough car space for everyone, so if you're interested let us know. We'll be departing from Bishop Eton at 10am, and if you can offer space in your car, or will require a lift from someone else, please let us know.
Invitation to PrayerThe next Pastoral Area Invitation to Prayer will take place on Wednesday, 4 October between 6.00pm-7.00pm at Hope University Chapel when we will continue to pray for guidance and help regarding the future of the Church and our mission in the local area.
Marie Curie Helper Appeal
Marie Curie Helper volunteers are needed to provide support to terminally ill people and their families. Marie Curie are looking for adults who are interested in providing support to local people living with a terminal illness.
Can you spare up to three hours once a week to visit someone in their home to offer a listening ear, emotional support and practical information?
Such visits also give families a chance to take a short break from their caring role. No previous experience is needed; training and ongoing support provided and travel expenses paid.
If interested in this very rewarding role, please call 0800 304 7402 or email Thank you.
The drama of the Mass
A new website www.thedramaofthemass.com has been created by the artistic creator of the 1967 opening celebrations of the Metropolitan Cathedral.
The website includes photos, videos of the events leading up to the opening and the opening itself.
Heavens Road Catholic Radio
This is an online radio station, why not tune in and enjoy features like prayers, interviews and music to appeal to a Catholic audience. The radio station is run by volunteers so any financial donation, however small would be very welcome. Please visit www.heavensroadfm.com to listen in and/or to make a donation.
Cathedral Book Club 19th September
The next Cathedral Book Club will be on Tuesday 19 September at 7pm in the Gibberd Room. This months book is Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine by Gail Honeyman.
Any queries just get in touch with Claire at
Embrace 2017 25.11.2017
You can now register online for the Embrace Youth Event at click here
This is the third Embrace event to be held. If you are not sure if this event if for you, take a look at the Embrace website just click here.
A seed of love
Sunday 1st October 2017 3.00pm at the Metropolitan Cathedral. A Celebration Mass for and with people living with a disability. Principal Celebrant Archbishop Malcolm McMahon OP, all Welcome. For more information contact Mary Beatham on 07341 864 180 or email
Job Vacancies at Nugent
Pilgrim Statue of Our Lady of Fatima to Visit the Cathedral
The National Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima, along with Relics of Saints Jacinta and Francisco will visit the Cathedral on Friday 6 and Saturday 7 October 2017.
A full programme of events is planned. Please click here for more information
KNOCK Pilgrimage October 2017
Metropolitan Cathedral FRIENDS EVENT
A Festive Floristry Demonstration and Amusing Talk hosted by Muir Simpson, The afternoon will include hints, tips and advice about how to design and make your own:- Christmas table arrangement. For morre details click here Tickets are £15 which include the demonstrations, tea and scones. Get yours from Cathedral House or by emailing
RADS present Murdered to death
The Reformed Allerton Dramatic Society (RADS)
RADS group of talented amateurs’ next production is Murdered to Death - a comedy thriller by Peter Gordon - a hilarious spoof on the Agatha Christie genre. An assembled cast of delightful characters turn up following the mysterious death of the owner of a country Manor House. Will they all die before the bumbling local police inspectors and/or the well-meaning local sleuth unmask the murderer?
The venue is the hall of the Allerton United Reformed Church (corner Mather Ave/Booker Ave)L18 7HD.
Running from Wed 16th November - Sat 18th Nov 2017 inclusive, tickets (on the door) are £7, £6 concessions, and £3 children.
Doors open 7pm for curtain up at 7.30.
Refreshments and play programme are free. Be early!
Asylum Link Fundraiser
Responding to the Call—Vocation Discernment Group.
The next day of recollection will take place on Saturday 7 October at St. Charles’ Presbytery, 224 Aigburth Road. For further information, please contact Fr James Preston at or phone: 727 2493. Anyone interested in joining the Redemptorists to become a brother or priest should speak to Fr. Charles.