St Mary’s and Bishop Eton Women’s Group

Newsletter 10th April 2018

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Well, Spring is here they tell me. I hope you all had a happy and calorie-free Easter!

On the Tuesday of Holy Week we held our monthly lunch-time session. Rosemary Poole led a thought provoking reflection on the TS Eliot poem “The Coming of the Magi”. Sadly, the IT gremlins prevented Rosemary from illustrating her talk. Where is the Hi-Tec Hammer when you need it? Thank you, Rosemary.

The Irenaues April Newsletter is now available click here to access it.

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Youth Retreat late June 2018

We're planning a young adult retreat there in summer and I would HIGHLY recommend it! We'll be organising it and giving more information over the coming weeks, but in case you want to put it in your diaries now, it'll be Fri 29th June - Sun 1st July. If you are interested, please let Natasha or Anita know  

Please watch the following video of Fr. Peter to learn more

Natasha and Anita are Redemptorist Youth Ministers have joined forces with Woolton Community Life, St Peter's and St James to organise a Christmas Meal for those who are alone. In this article that Natsasha wrote for BE Alive she explains the background and descibes the first fund raiser which will feature Benchmark (made up from musicians at Bishop Eton)

Christmas Meal 2018 for those who are alone

Christmas day can be difficult for a lot of people - squabbling families, getting in to debt, or not being able to find that perfect outfit for the Christmas party. For some people, however, the greatest difficulty around the most wonderful time of the year can be how utterly lonely that one day can be.

There will be people in our community who will spend Christmas 2018 completely alone. Perhaps you might be able to think of one of them. Perhaps you are one of them. Loneliness has been described as the greatest illness in our wealthy community. 

The Redemptorist youth ministry team have decided to put on a Christmas day meal for all of those who will be alone on Christmas day. The day will not be a day of charity. It's a way to reintegrate people in our communities who may not have family left in the area. It's a way to come together to share, to laugh, and to make friends. It's not just for the poor, or the homeless, it doesn't even matter if you're a millionaire - it's not about money, but rather about companionship. It's also not just for Catholics, and not just for those living in the parish. We're thrilled to announce that from this small idea (the brain child of my thoughtful colleague Anita!), we have joined up with Woolton Community Life, St Mary's, St James' and St Peter's, and have begun to secure funding from local businesses and politicians. 

One way we hope to raise funds is on our fundraiser evening on Friday 20th April, from 7pm. The widely acclaimed parish band Benchmark will be providing the evening's entertainment, and dinner and dessert are included in the £10 ticket price (£8 for children). We've got some really brilliant raffle prizes (including a signed Everton shirt) and I'll be playing shopkeeper at our high end gift boutique on the night! It promises to be an evening of fun, and is a great event to spend time with family, friends, and get to know people from the parish. 

If you would like to come to the fundraiser evening, please call in to the monastery to buy a ticket, or email  . Also, email us if you'd like a place at the Christmas meal - we've got big plans for it, so would love to save you a seat!

- Natasha Pritchard, Redemptorist Youth Ministry. 

St Mary’s and Bishop Eton Women’s Group

 

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Greetings Ladies,

Thank You

A huge thank you for your support donating raffle prizes.  Your generosity is much appreciated.

Tuesday Lunch-time Session  -  27 February 2018

Our monthly Tuesday session will be held in the Fisher-More Hall from 12.30.  All are welcome.  Please bring a packed lunch  -  tea and coffee provided.

Friday 2 March 2018  -  World Women’s Day of Prayer

To be held in the Welsh Chapel, Heathfield Road

Cold Weather

The weather for this week is forecast to be cold and snowy with the wind chill factor taking temperatures down another 4o to 5o.  The advice given is to ensure that you wrap up well with lots of layers and to make sure you have the essential shopping items.

Take care of yourselves, take care of each other.

Tuesday Lunch-time Session  -   Tuesday 27  March 2018 

The Coming of the Magi by TS Eliot  -  A Reflection

Our monthly Tuesday session will be held in the Fisher-More Hall from 12.30.  All are welcome.  Please bring a packed lunch  -  tea and coffee provided.

The refection will be led by Rosemary Poole.

Wednesday 18 April  -  Visit to Bury Market

The trip to Bury Market will cost £15, this is non-returnable in the event of your cancellation.

Please put your money in an envelope with your name and the event written on it.  Envelopes may be passed into St Mary’s Presbytery or the Monastery, Bishop Eton

Tuesday 24 April  -  Lunchtime Session

Our monthly Tuesday session will be held in the Fisher-More Hall from 12.30.  All are welcome.  Please bring a packed lunch  -  tea and coffee provided.

Chester Canal Lunch Cruise 

Wednesday 16 May 2018  -  £21.50 per person

There are still one or two places left for the cruise.  Please pay a deposit of £5 as soon as possible in an envelope, as above.

The balance of £16.50 to be paid by Wednesday 2 May 2018.

Cast Away with Kathy 

St Mary’s Parish Hall  -  date to be advised

A Desert Island Interview with Kathy Bamber, accompanied by wine and strawberries!

A Wavertree Walk 

Tuesday 12 June 2018  -  Time to be advised

Fiona will lead a Wavertree Walk looking at the history of the area.

Tuesday 24 June  -  Lunchtime Session 

Our monthly Tuesday session will be held in the Fisher-More Hall from 12.30.  All are welcome.  Please bring a packed lunch  -  tea and coffee provided.

 We are in the process of organising other events and would welcome your advice and ideas.

We look forward to seeing you soon,

                                                Cathy, Fiona, Geraldine and Veronica