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Friday Night Prayer

FRIDAY NIGHT PRAYER:

Please note, there will be no choir led Night Prayer in church this Friday 22 March. It will resume on Friday 29 at 8.30pm.

Adoration and Benediction

ADORATION AND BENEDICTION - FOR TWO WEEKS ONLY: will be held on Thursday 14 & 21 March at 6:00pm and not Friday 15 & 22 March as usual. 

Dementia Prayer Week

DEMENTIA PRAYER WEEK 12- 19 MARCH: the church will be open each day until 1:00pm for private prayer.

The Anglican Church in Birmingham have produced prayer resources for this week - click here

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Synod2020

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


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.

Excerpt  
Family is the first experience of society that children encounter. It is here that “we first learn to relate to others, to listen and share, to be patient and show respect, to help one another and live as one”
(Amoris Laetitia 276)
Reflect
Every day the family has opportunities to practice care for others, rethink our habits of consumption, and care for the environment as our home. Reflect as a family this week on how you care for each other and our environment

Marriage Matters Reflection

A Reflection from Marriage Matters (www.twoinoneflesh.org.uk) on this Sunday's readings
First Sunday of Advent (Jeremiah 33:14-16; 1 Thess 3:12-4:2; Luke 21:25-28,34-36)
Keeping the star of our love burning brightly
Jeremiah’s joy reminds us of the weeks before our wedding, a time when we were deeply aware of our love for one another.  Since then, many cares have threatened to divert us from that love and it has sometimes been necessary to make a special effort to share, listen and forgive to keep the star of our love burning brightly.  

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.


Adoremus

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

http://www.catholicnews.org.uk/Home/Special-Events/Adoremus-National-Eucharistic-Pilgrimage

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


Dementia is not just memory loss


Archdiocesan Job Opportunties

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


CATHEDRAL WALKING GROUP

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.


CATHEDRAL BOOK CLUB

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


Nugent Homeless Appeal


Nugent Hamper Donations


Nugent Gift Appeal