Items not in the Paper Version of the Bulletin.
The Experiences of the Romanian Roma Community and its Holocaust.
Merseyside Council of Christians and Jews 7.30pm on Thursday 2nd August
Liverpool Reform Synagogue, Church Road North, L15 6TF.
August 2nd is the date of the liquidation of the 'Gypsy Camp' in Auschwitz-Birkenau in 1944. But the 20,000 Sinti and Roma who died in Auschwitz represent only a fraction of the numbers of 'Gypsies' who suffered.
Professor Eve Rosenhaft will offer an account of the wartime events focussing on Romania and deportation of 25,000 Roma to Transnistria. Alexandra Bahor, community liaison officer with the Granby Toxteth Development Trust, whose grandparents remember the deportation, will talk about its long-term impacts and the situation of Roma in Europe and the UK today’.
This is a rare opportunity to hear about these events with Q&A. All Welcome. There is no charge for this event but donations are always appreciated.
Dovedale Baptist Church closure
As some may have already heard, it is with great sadness that the members at Dovedale Baptist Church, have decided that the church will be closing in September.
The church on Dovedale Road will be open as part of the Heritage Open Days 2018 Weekend on Saturday 15th Sept 10am-4pm and Sunday 16th Sept 10.30am – 3 pm.
All will be welcome to the open days, and especially to join the congregation in a special service on Sun 16th Sept at 3.30pm to celebrate and give thanks for the work of the church over the 112 years since it was founded.
Please support the congregation and all who are served by Dovedale Baptist Church in your prayers over the coming weeks and by joining them on the weekend of 15th and 16th September.
A short film on the Dowry Tour visit to the Metropolitan Cathedral.
If you missed the visit it will be visiting other cathedrals. Please visit www.dowrytour.org.uk for more details.
Dementia friendly afternoon tea and sing along
A dementia-friendly afternoon tea and sing along takes place here on the last Friday of every month.
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 sunstroke 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.
“Patience takes root when I recognize that other people also have a right to live in this world, just as they are. It does not matter if they hold me back, if they unsettle my plans, or annoy me by the way they act or think, or if they are not everything I want them to be. Love always has an aspect of deep compassion that leads to accepting the other person as part of this world, even when he or she acts differently than I would like”
(Amoris Laetitia 92).
(Amoris Laetitia 92).
How many times do you find yourself frustrated at the imperfections of others in your family? This week, when something doesn’t go your way (and there will always be something!) tell yourself to be patient and put it in perspective. Will it matter tomorrow?
Upcoming RYM Events
RYM - Mass and Pub Sunday 5th August.
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.
Summer Organ Recitals at the Metropolitan Cathedral
Saturdays from 21 July to 1 September from 2.00pm-3.00pm.
Admission is free with a retiring collection.
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
Perfumed Rosary Beads
St John Vianney’s Parish Sister, Sister Mary, who is now housebound, makes ‘real’ Rosary beads from real rose petals thus producing perfumed beads. She buys the accessories from overseas and then takes a couple of months preparing the crushed rose petals, until ready for beading. Sister then hand assembles the beads, the chains and crucifix complete with their presentation box, they are so blessed! Sister produces these to help raise much-needed funds for those in Bangladesh who have had their villages and churches destroyed by floods. A set costs £10 and are available by ringing the Parish Office of St John Vianney, Halewood.
Dementia friends – providing information sessions
New website for Kinnoull Monastery
The Redemptorist Centre for Spirituality Kinnoull have just launched their new website, why not check it out go to http://www.kinnoullmonastery.co.uk/
The Cathedral at 60 Hope Street
Back by popular demand! There will be an Autumn Supper at 60 Hope Street for all Cathedral visitors, parishioners and friends. The date is Wednesday 3 October from 7.00pm so pop it in your diary now. To reserve your name on the guest list please contact Claire at
WWI Remembrance resources:
There has been a coordinating group hosted by Hope Together collating various partners, including some member churches of CTE, to provide WWI Remembrance resources: There has been a coordinating group hosted by Hope Together collating various partners, including some member churches of CTE, to provide resources as we remember WWI. Many hundreds of local groups of churches will be working together, in partnership with schools, Local Authorities, British Legion etc. They will be promoting prayer together for peace, hope and reconciliation during the 100 days that will run from August 4th to November 11th
For more information visit www.remembrance100.co.uk
Mission in the Economy Vacancy
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Why Catholics should attend the Eucharistic Congress
SFX Key Dates 2018-2019 Academic year
Maricourt High School - Come and See Day
Exciting news to brighten up ‘Autumn Days’. Maricourt High School are thrilled to welcome Fr Eamonn Mulcahy, as a keynote speaker at a Come & See day on Saturday 27th October. It will be held at Maricourt High School, Maghull with workshops by Fr Chris Thomas, Eileen T Snow, Dr Karen Groves and others. Please tell your family and friends.
Liverpool Archdiocese Safeguarding Conference:
The Safeguarding Dept are hosting a conference which will take place on Sat 1st Sept at LACE, Croxteth Park L17 1AA between 9 am and 3 pm.
There will be several workshops, which will focus on various aspects of Safeguarding and will be facilitated by the Archdiocese Safeguarding Commission. Grief to Grace with Fr. Dominic Allan. Catch 22 with Emma Murphy. Also, Papyrus, I Will Be Heard and Safe Recruitment.
Biennial Artists Talk
The Biennial Artists Talk, will take place in the Lutyens Crypt at the Metropolitan Cathedral on, Saturday, 4 August, 11.00am-12.30pm.