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SYNOD 2020 Process:

Oct 2017 – Sept 2018 –  a time of prayer.

Oct 2018 – Sept 2019 -  a time of listening and discernment.

Oct 2019 – Oct 2020 – themes to be developed into proposals to be voted on at the Synod in October 2020.

Synod Membership:

Each priest in active ministry will be a member and each parish will elect a synod member. Each Pastoral Area will have 8 members. All in all, the Synod will have 500 members with voting rights. Members will be trained in discernment and go back to their parishes to listen to the concerns, needs, and reflections of their local community. From these conversations around the diocese, the themes of the Synod will emerge and Members will take these back to their local community where they will begin to be formulated into the concrete proposals that the Synod will vote upon in 2020. The Pastoral Development Group have been looking at a Parish Synod member, a parish Synod Group and Pastoral Area Synod members. Please keep all this in your prayers.

SYNOD 2020 - where to find information

Christmas Flower Evening:

In the Fisher-More Hall at Bishop Eton, 7.00pm on Sunday 9 December. Tickets are £10 each from the monastery reception. Limited spaces available!

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 

CAFOD Appeal for Indonesia


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.


"When children or adolescents are not helped to realise that some things have to be waited for, they become obsessed with satisfying their immediate needs and develop the vice of 'wanting it all now'."  

(Amoris Laetitia 275)



Learning to wait for things, in other words having patience, is an important life lesson. In what ways can you help foster in your children an appreciation of and sense of contentment with what they have.?

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.
Each month they run a ‘Life and Soul’ service.  It consists of a period of Adoration accompanied by modern and traditional hymns.
The next session will be held on
  • 11th December at St Joseph & St Laurence  Bewley Drive Kirkby

For further information email 

Adoremus Te:

A Eucharistic Prayer Group for Young Professionals/Adults. Every Tuesday 6pm - 7:30pm. Starting Tuesday, 30th October 2018, Blessed Sacrament Chapel, Metropolitan Cathedral. This is a new prayer group set up by and for young professionals/adults and students seeking time with God through adoration, rosary & silent prayer. Please enter the Cathedral via the car park entrance.


The link to the website of the Catholic Church in England and Wales is:

This site provides access to some of the keynote speeches from the event.

35th CAFOD Fun Run/Walk 

Something to think about perhaps ...

taking place on Thursday, 27 December, Wavertree Sports Centre. Registration from 12 noon, starts at 1.00pm, various distances. More info from .

Cafod Fun Run 2018

Gap Year opportunity with Animate

Walking in the Spirit:

Cor et Lumen Christi Community, Wigton are pleased to be able to offer their next event “Walking in the Spirit” which will be held on the 24th-25th Nov in Preston. The conference is an opportunity to be inspired, encouraged and equipped to draw closer to our heavenly Father, so that walking in step with Jesus His Son, we can share the power and love of the Holy Spirit.

For more information about the conference contact Niklas Carlsson on 016973 45623 or 07588 159 341

Living Liturgy Event 27.11.18

Living Liturgy

Much Woolton Christmas Fair


Dementia is not just memory loss

Archdiocesan Job Opportunties

Music Administrator at the Metropolitan Cathedral. The successful applicant will assist the Director of music and wider Music department at the cathedral. For full details click here

Maintenance Assistant: The Cathedral are looking for someone to help with the day to day maintenance. For full details click here 

Family Group Coordinator. The Archdiocese is looking for someone to promote and set up family groups across the Archdiocese. For full details click here


The next date for the Cathedral Walking Group will be on Sunday 27 January 2018 Meet at 12.30pm at the Cathedral Car Park. Further details from New walkers are always welcome.


The next meeting of the Cathedral Book Club will be Thursday 13 December at 7.00pm in the Gibberd Room The book to be discussed is  ‘Home Fire’ by Kamila Shamise. The book won the Women's Prize for Fiction 2018, and was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2017. All welcome

Christmas Cards for the Holyland

Once again the Archdiocese is encouraging us to send Christmas cards to the Holy Land. There is information on what to include/exclude on cards and where to send them on the Archdiocesan website. Click here to learn more

CHURCHES TOGETHER In Merseyside Youth Gathering

 Churches Together in Merseyside are providing the opportunity to come and meet with youth from denominations across Merseyside!

When? Monday, 26th November 2018, 6:30 - 8:30pm, soft drinks and nibbles included, event is free of charge! Where? Quaker Meeting House, 22 School Lane Liverpool ONE 3BT (About 10 minutes’ walk from Liverpool Lime Street train station, 3 minutes from Liverpool Central Train Station)

 How to book a place? Contact: Elisabeth by email at  or by phone on 0151 709 0125. By WhatsApp: 07879 893 185. When booking please let us know your name, age, denomination, Please book by Sunday, November 25th . Feel free to bring your friends.