Newsletter

Parish Priest – Rev. Father SPM Riley BA, BA(Theol.), STB

NEW email: holycrossandsainthelencatholic@gmail.com
‘phone: (01744) 22077 fax: (01744) 23416
Twitter@catholicsthelen

New Parish Office Hours 
Monday to Friday 9.30am – 12.00pm/

1.15pm—4.30pm
Please come to the presbytery door on
Corporation Street 
Any news items for the Newsletter by Wednesday at 4pm

Anyone interested in knowing more about the Catholic Faith, or if you know anybody who is considering becoming a Catholic, a group will be formed in the next few weeks…please email Father at the presbytery for more information about the RCIA process, the parish email is holycrossandsainthelencatholic@gmail.com
We already have a few people expressing interest…off we go!!!

The Sacramental Programme will begin in earnest at the end of October for those who had already registered for preparation for the Sacraments of Confession, Confirmation and Holy Communion earlier in the year. More to follow…

The Holy Rosary will continue to be prayed for the various intentions we have every day before Holy Mass during the month of October.

His Grace the Archbishop will come to visit the parish and install Father Riley as the New Parish Priest of the Holy Cross and Saint Helen on Thursday, October 30th at 7pm during Pontifical Mass. All are welcome. There will be light refreshments following in the parish hall.

Retiring Collections:
This week: APF World Missions
Next week: CAFOD Harvest Fast Day

November Pious List—the names of your deceased relatives and friends will be included in all masses for the Holy Souls celebrated during November. Envelopes are now available at the back of church

St Helens Foodbank—Please note that the Foodbank has a surplus of food at the moment, following many Harvest Sunday donations.
However, they are still in need of many toiletry items. Thank you for your generosity and continued support. Items can be handed in at the parish office during office hours.

Animate Pilgrimages 2015/2016:
Archdiocese of Liverpool Youth Pilgrimage to Lourdes—23rd-31st July. For young people aged 15-25. Cost £490. Application forms available from 5th November. Download from www.animateyouth.org
Youth Pilgrimage to Holy Land—26th Oct-2nd Nov. For young people aged 15+. Cost £1000 (including all transport/accommodation/meals. Application forms & itinerary can be found on website.
World Youth Day 2016 –Krakow-20th July-3rd Aug. For young people aged 18+. Cost £1200 (including all transport/accommodation/meals. For more information please email admin@animateyouth.co.uk or ring 01744 740460.

Youth Conference 1st November from 10am to 6.00pm at the Metropolitan Cathedral for all those aged 16+. For more information please call 0151 440 2015 or visit the website: www.embrace-liverpool.org.uk.

St. Thomas of Canterbury & St. Mary’s, Lowe House

The Annual Mass of Remembrance for our parishioners who have died during the last year will be held at St. Thomas of Canterbury church on Friday 7th November at 7.30pm, and at St Mary’s, Lowe House on Saturday 8th November at 12pm to remember all those who have died during the past 12 months and whose funerals were conducted at our churches. There will be light refreshments served in the parish hall after each Mass. All are welcome.

November Pious List—the names of your deceased relatives and friends will be included in all masses for the Holy Souls celebrated during November. Envelopes are now available at the back of church

Lowe House—Parking—the new parking restrictions will be coming into force shortly and the area will be patrolled from 10am, Mondays to Fridays. Permits will be needed for anyone who is working in the church on weekdays, e.g. counters, flower arrangers, cleaners, etc. Car parks and meters around the church are free on Sundays, and after 6pm on weekdays, so permits are not needed for these times. Please note, having a permit does not guarantee a parking space.

October –month of the Holy Rosary. In this special month we invite parishioners to join us at St. Thomas’ for the weekday Rosary, commencing at 8.40am,.
Alternatively, if you would like a visit from the Legion of Mary to say the Rosary with you at home, please leave your name and contact details in the sacristy.

Salvation Prayer Circle—Special Intentions for October: Thank you to God for the wonderful work he is doing in our parish.
The Pope’s intention—that the Lord may grant peace to those parts of the world most battered by war and violence. That World Mission Day may rekindle in every believer zeal for carrying the Gospel into all the world.

Next Sunday’s readings:
1st Reading: Exodus 22:20-26
2nd Reading: 1 Thessalonians 1:5-10
Gospel: Matthew 22:34-40

Retiring Collections
This week: APF World Missions
Next week: Pact (Prisoners Advice & Care Trust)

World Mission Sunday—Please pray for World Missions and support the collection. Details of how the funds are spent can be found in the magazine “Mission Today.” Copies can be found at the back of church (St Thomas of Canterbury) Also at St Thomas’, there are some red boxes in the sacristy, please take one if you wish, leaving your name and contact details. Many thanks.

Prize Bingo—this Friday, 24th October, in St Thomas of Canterbury parish hall (on the corner of Hard Lane and Greenfield Road). Eyes down at 8pm. All very welcome.

Irenaeus present “Come & See Day—Becoming Fully Alive” on Saturday 6th December from 10am to 5pm at Faith Primary School, Prince Edwin Street, Liverpool, L5 3LW. Cost £10. Please see notice board for further details.St Helens Foodbank—Please note that the Foodbank has a surplus of food at the moment, following many Harvest Sunday donations. However, they are still in need of many toiletry items. Thank you for your generosity and continued support. Items can be handed in at the parish office during office hours.

Animate Pilgrimages 2015/2016:
Archdiocese of Liverpool Youth Pilgrimage to Lourdes—23rd-31st July. For young people aged 15-25. Cost £490. Application forms available from 5th November. Download from www.animateyouth.org
Youth Pilgrimage to Holy Land—26th Oct-2nd Nov.
For young people aged 15+. Cost £1000 (including all transport/accommodation/meals. Application forms & itinerary can be found on website.
World Youth Day 2016 –Krakow-20th July-3rd Aug. For young people aged 18+. Cost £1200 (including all transport/accommodation/meals. For more information please email admin@animateyouth.co.uk or ring 01744 740460.

Mancunia Travel are holding a one-day pilgrimage to Lourdes on 8th December (Feast of the Immaculate Conception). Departing Manchester at 8am and arriving back at 9.30am. Cost £299 per person (inclusive of return flights, coach transfers to and from the Shrine and all taxes. Travel insurance £13. Please see notice for further information.

Family Walks—the next walk will take place on Saturday 25th October..

Youth Conference 1st November from 10am to 6.00pm at the Metropolitan Cathedral for all those aged 16+. For more information please call 0151 440 2015 or visit the website: www.embrace-liverpool.org.uk.

Newsletter Items—if anyone has any items for the newsletter please send them to Marilyn in the parish office. Email address is:
mroberts@holycrossandlowehouse.co.uk.

New Parish Office Hours 
Monday to Friday 9.30am – 12.00pm/

1.15pm—4.30pm