Items not in the Paper Version of the Bulletin.     

Fr Michael's Paintings

Recently Fr Michael Henesy sold some of his paintings for Project Zimbabwe. He would like to continue to do this, and the pictures still left to purchase along with others that he completes will be posted on a dedicated page on the website, please click here. If you would like to buy a painting, or would like to see the original before deciding, please contact Fr Michael at the monastery: 0151 722 1108 

St Mary's and Bishop Eton Women's Group

For the schedule of events in September and October please click here. 

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.


“Love bears every trial with a positive attitude. It stands firm in hostile surroundings. This ‘endurance’ involves not only the ability to tolerate certain aggravations, but something greater: a constant readiness to confront any challenge. It is a love that never gives up, even in the darkest hour”

(Amoris Laetitia 118).


Every family endures hard times. Recall one such hard time and try to see what good God may have drawn out of it for your family, or, if you can’t see that yet, what you hope he will draw out of it.

 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.


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.


Saturday 6 October 2018. Both these training days take place at Irenaeus, 32 great Georges Road, Waterloo, L22 1RD. If you are interested, please contact the parish office.

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 at 7.30pm. Tickets are £30 per person includes a glass of fizz on arrival, 3 courses and entertainment To reserve your name on the guest list please contact Claire at  

SFX Key Dates 2018-2019 Academic year

SFX Key dates info for 2019 intake


 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.

CAFOD - Countering Consumerism:

 You are invited to join a CAFOD retreat. It is free and open to all, whether new to campaigning or have been with CAFOD for a long time.

Each retreat runs from 10 am to 4 pm book your place at or call 0303 303 3030

The Liverpool Retreat is on Sat 3rd Nov at Sandymount House of Prayer, 16 Burbo Bank Rd,

Blundellsands, Crosby, Liverpool, L23 6TH

Creative at Christmas Workshop

Last years Flower workshop was so successful that this year the Cathedral is running a 6-week course starting on Tuesday 6th November. 

13 November, ‘Heavenly Angels’

20 November, ‘Can be Altered’

27 November, ‘Woolley Wreath’

4 December, ‘Three Kings’

11 December, ‘Christmas Wreath’

 The course is £60 per person for the full 6 weeks. So sign up now and get your first list sent to you. To reserve your space and for any other details please contact Claire on 

For full details click here

Kerala Floods - An SVP Appeal

Terrible floods have been taking place in Kerala in southern India. Hundreds of people have been killed and many more are missing; countless homes have been washed away and the monsoon season is set to continue until early September.

Kerala is the most Christian state in India – it has more churches than any other region.

The leading Catholic volunteering charity, the St Vincent de Paul Society (SVP), is very active there and they are doing great work helping the victims of the flood in local communities.

However, they desperately need funds.

Please contribute to the SVP’s Kerala appeal.

To donate visit, telephone 020 7703 3030 or send

cheques made out to SVP (write ‘Kerala appeal’ on the back) to SVP,

Romero House, 55 Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7JB.

Please remember our sisters and brothers in Kerala in your prayers.

Thank you for your help and support.


The next date for the Cathedral Walking Group will be on Sunday 7 October where once again we will meet at 12.30pm at the Cathedral Car Park. Previous walks have been excellent! Further details from

New walkers are always welcome.


The next meeting of the Cathedral Book Club will be on Thursday 4 October at 7.00pm in the Gibberd Room. Details to follow.

Focolare Movement:

An open afternoon for families at Hope University, Eden Building: Sunday 16 September, 1.00pm – 4.30pm. Separate programs for parents exploring that theme, for children 4-8, and 9-12. Supervised play for babies. Leaflet at the back of the church.

RADS - A Secondary Cause of Death

RADS November 2018 play is “Secondary Cause of Death”, a hilarious comedy thriller by Peter Gordon.

It’s 1939 and the aptly named Inspector Pratt arrives at the country house Bagshot Hotel The chaos that ensues is an Agatha Christie-type spoof. As the bodies pile up, can Miss Maple figure out who the murderer is before the audience does? Come along and find out!:

Wednesday 14th November - Saturday 17th November inclusive; doors open 7 pm for curtain-up at 7.30pm.
Sunday 18th November Matinee: doors open at 2 pm for 2.30pm start.
Venue is Allerton U.R.C Hall (corner Booker Ave/Mather Ave L18 7HD)
Tickets (on door): adults £7, concessions £6, children £3. Free programme and refreshments

Dementia Awareness sessions from House of Memories

St. Wilfrid’s ‘Living Christ’ Retreat

St Wilfrid's Parish will be holding a 'Living Christ' retreat on Friday, 5 & Saturday, 6 October at Holy Trinity School, Banks Road, Garston. The Retreat lasts from 7.15pm to 9.30pm on the Friday and continues from 9.45am to 5.30pm on the Saturday. For further information, please telephone Sue Faulkner on 427 6518 or Stella or Maurus O’Donnell on 427 3386.

Asylum Link Fundraiser

World Youth Day 2019 – Social Media

Women Peace and the Church

If you wish to attend click on the image and you will be taken to the booking area on Hope's website


Bellerive Open evening 

Bellerive is holding an Open Evening on 2nd October from 6-8pm.

Girls in Years 4, 5 and 6 and their parents are invited to find out what school life at Bellerive is about.

Animate… Inspiring Life and Soul 

Animate is the Youth Service of the Archdiocese of Liverpool and was set up as a response to people in the Diocese naming Youth Ministry as one of their top 3 priorities to be addressed. It was decided that the best way to address Youth Ministry in our Diocese was to set up a team of young people who could minister to other young people.

Each month they run a ‘Life and Soul’ service.  It consists of a period of Adoration accompanied by modern and traditional hymns.

The next 2 sessions will be held on

  • 2nd October at St John Stone Southport
  • 13th November at Our Lady Star of the Sea.

For further information email 

Nugent Volunteering opportunity

Our Lady's Gateacre Housekeeper:

New closing date Friday 5th Oct: Our Lady of the Assumption Presbytery. Six hours are worked per week on Tues-day and Thursday from 9.30am – 12.30pm. The salary is £2,730.00 per annum (equivalent to £8.75 per hour). The role entails cleaning (no cooking) and ensuring a pleasant environment to all who visit the presbytery. Applicants must have; experience of working in a similar role, flexible approach to duties undertaken, an appreciation for the need of sensitivity and confidentiality and the ability to work alongside administrators, volunteers and others   To apply, visit Alternatively, ring 0151 522 1102 for an application pack

 Archdiocesan Job opportunities

The Archdiocese is looking for 6 Pastoral Area Associates click here

Parish Administrator Chorley  click here

Parish Housekeeper Chorley  click here

2020 Synod Administrator  click here

Our Lady's Gateacre First Friday Film Night:

On Friday October 5th, 7pm, Romero Room “The Lady in the Van” staring the wonderful Maggie Smith. Doors open 6.30pm, tea, coffee, popcorn supplied. Feel free to bring your own snacks. All welcome!

St John Vianney Parish Club Event

An evening of Motown, Saturday, 20 October, tickets £6 available from the Club.4

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Feast of  St Therese of Lisieux

The 1st October is the Feast of our Pastoral Area Patron St Therese of Lisieux. Here is a prayer in her honour

As we honour St Therese of the Child Jesus and seek her intercession, may we have the confidence and love to stand fully in the light of your presence so that the beauty of the Gospel may expand our hearts and open us to the gifts of your Holy Spirit. Amen


Archbishop Malcolm McMahon will host an evening for men who may be wondering if they are called to serve as deacons and what the formation involves. Wives, priests and deacons are also welcome. Please come along to St Mary’s Parish Centre, Broadfield Drive, Leyland, PR25 1PD on Tuesday 20 November from 7.30pm – 9.00pm. Refreshments will be available from 7.00pm. For more information or further details please call 0151 522 1042 or email .

BBC Music Resource aimed at people with dementia

App to help keep the brain active