Newsletter

Holy Cross & St Helens

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

Lucernarium—An Advent Service of Light on Sunday 30th November at 6pm in St Anne & Blessed Dominic church, Sutton. Service followed by mince pies & mulled wine.

A Christmas Concert and Raffle at St, Peter and St. Paul’s church, Haresfinch on Tuesday 9th December, starting at 7.30pm. Tickets £4, including refreshments.

The Friends of the Sacred Heart Coffee Morning on Thursday 27th in Holy Cross parish hall, at 9.30am

The Hope Centre, Church Street gives breakfast & lunch to about 25 people each day including Christmas. A few are rough sleepers and the rest are becoming homeless because they are living in hostels. The Centre staff are grateful for the food given through churches. They would appreciate gifts of jumpers, socks, underpants, toiletries, sweets, DVDs & board games. Please drop them in between 9am and 1pm. Telephone number 01744 20032/www.hopecentre.org. uk

Please note that the children from Holy Cross School will be in church each Wednesday after Mass to practice for their Christmas nativity. There will be no Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament until 2.30pm on Wednesdays for the next few weeks.

Message from Sr. Hannah: I would like to say a big thank you to everyone at Holy Cross and Lowe House for your cards, gifts, good wishes and prayers as I leave to go to Dublin. Thanks also to everyone for your support and friendship during my years in St. Helens. I will keep you all in my prayers. God bless you all.

Christmas Memorial Candles – if anyone would like to buy a candle to burn during the Christmas Octave in memory of a loved one who had died, or for a particular intention, of for your family. These eight-day candles, labelled with the names of your loved ones, will decorate the Church with their gentle light and be for us a reminder of all the prayers that we should offer to remind us of the prayers we offer during the Holy Season of Christ’s birth. Price Five pounds. Please take an envelope and return BEFORE Wednesday December 17th to ensure a candle.

DVD of Fr. Riley’s Induction Mass can be ordered, price £10. Order forms available at the back of church.

Advent Rosary to pray for World Peace—on Friday 5th December at 2.00pm at the City Centre Crib, Church Street, Liverpool.

Nugent Care Homeless Appeal Carol Concert will be held at St Teresa’s Catholic Social Club, Upholland on Saturday 6th December, at 7.30pm. Tickets £5 adults/free for children are available from St Teresa’s Church on 01695 622001 or Nugent Care on 0151 261 2000.

Retiring Collections:Willowbrook Lights of Love Service—in Lowe House church on Wednesday 10th December. If anyone wishes to purchase a light in memory of a loved one, leaflets are available at the back of church/contact the Fundraising Office, Claughton Street, or online at www.willowbrook.org.uk.

“Ave Maria—Music for the Blessed Virgin Mary” by the Choirs of St Mary’s Priory Church, Warrington on Sunday 7th December at 4.00pm. Admission free.

Lowe House—Please be aware that 24 hour
access is needed for the garage on Crab Street. Please do not block the entrance at any time. Many thanks.

Lucernarium—An Advent Service of Light on Sunday 30th November at 6pm in St Anne & Blessed Dominic church, Sutton. Service followed by mince pies & mulled wine.

A Christmas Concert and Raffle at St, Peter and St. Paul’s church, Haresfinch on Tuesday 9th December, starting at 7.30pm. Tickets £4, including refreshments.

Lowe House Prayer Ministry Team will be available for prayer in the side chapel following the 11.00am Mass this Sunday, 23rd November.

Thank You! I would like to thank everyone for their kindness, support and prayers during my
recent illness/operation. I truly appreciate
everything and give thanks to God for all of you!
Trish Caldwell.

Next week’s readings:
1st Reading: Isaiah 63:16-17, 64:1, 2-8
2nd Reading: Corinthians 1: 3-9
Gospel: Mark 13:33-37

Retiring Collections
This week:Catholic Youth Services

Message from Sr. Hannah: I would like to say a big thank you to everyone at Holy Cross and Lowe House for your cards, gifts, good wishes and prayers as I leave to go to Dublin. Thanks also to everyone for your support and friendship during my years in St. Helens. I will keep you all in my prayers. God bless you all.

St Thomas of Canterbury dates for your diaries:
Friday 28th November: Christmas Bingo at the Unison (Nalgo), Bishop Road. Eyes down at 8.00pm.

St Thomas of Canterbury raffle—Excellent prizes. Tickets £1 per book.

St Helens Foodbank—the following items are now needed:
Milk
Sugar
Orange Juice
Coffee
Please bring items to Lowe House (open at mass times) or to parish office (during office hours).
APF Mill Hill Missions—Last call—If you intend to donate this quarter, please bring your boxes to St Thomas of Canterbury church next weekend. Many thanks.
If anyone is interested in taking responsibility as Red Box Co-ordinator for St Mary’s, Lowe House, please speak to Fr. Tom.

A Novena in honour of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal is now being held at St Mary Immaculate church, Blackbrook until Thursday 27th November, starting at 7pm. All welcome.

Nugent Care Homeless Appeal Carol Concert will be held at St Teresa’s Catholic Social Club, Upholland on Saturday 6th December, at 7.30pm. Tickets £5 adults/free for children are available from St Teresa’s Church on 01695 622001 or Nugent Care on 0151 261 2000.

Magazines for Malta—Lino Camilleri would welcome more Catholic literature (e.g. Africa, Far East) for his group’s apostolic work.
Address: Lino Camilleri, 66 Mary House, Flat No. 1,
Triq il-galiet, MARSAQKALA, Malta, MSK 3311.

Local office has vacancy for a cleaner for light duties (vacuuming/dusting etc) for 2-3 hours per week (£7 per hour). Flexible hours. All applications welcome. Please contact Kay on 01744 451877.Prayer Group Mass will take place in Lowe House
parish hall this Thursday, 27th, at 7.30pm.

Newsletter Items—if anyone has any items for the
newsletter please send them to Marilyn in the parish office.
Office number: 01744 22077
Email address is:
mroberts@holycrossandlowehouse.co.uk.
New Parish Office Hours 
Monday to Friday 9.30am – 12.00pm/

1.15pm—4.30pm

This week: Catholic Youth Services

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