Forthcoming weddings:
Lowe House
Friday, 1st August12.30pm
David Bond & Judith Meehan
Saturday, 9th August 1.00pm
Paul Ainge & Chantelle McConnell
Holy Cross
Saturday 23rd August 1.00pm
Graham Cunningham & Gemma Nolan

Knitters Needed—Fish and Chip Babies—Please can you knit a
simple all-in-one jumper for new-born babies in Africa (most of them have AIDS), who are going home wrapped in newspaper (hence the name). Africa is very cold at night, so your help is urgently needed. Patterns and wool (if required) are available at the back of church. Donations of wool urgently needed

Next Sunday’s readings:
1st Reading:Isaiah 55:1-3
2nd Reading:Romans 8:35, 37-39
Gospel:Matthew 14:13-21

Blood Donor Sessions—Monday 4th August at St Helens Rugby Club, Langtree Park, from 2pm to 4pm and 5.30pm to 7.30pm. Please call 0300 123 2323 for an appointment.

Foreign money—if anyone has any foreign money (old/new/coins/notes) they wish to dispose of, it can be handed in at the parish office or the repository at Holy Cross. All money collected will be sent to Nugent Care. Last year a total of £4200 was raised for Nugent Care projects.

Youth Festival of Opportunities—Langtree Park, Wednesday 30th July (11am to 2pm). Aimed at 11-18 year olds, live exhibition space with a portable skate park, activities, demonstrations etc. See poster for further details.

Lowe House Prayer Ministry Team will be available to pray with people from Sunday 10th August after the 11am Mass in the side chapel and each week at the same time. The Lord answers prayers in many ways and there are different ways we need healing: spiritual, mental, physical and our hope and trust is solely in the Lord who knows what we need. People will be available at the back of church to direct you on the 10th August.

Salvation Prayer Circle—the intentions for August are for an outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon the healing and evangelisation ministries within the parish & pastoral area; Pope Francis’ prayer intentions: that refugees, forced by violence to abandon their homes, may find a generous welcome and the protection of their rights; that Christians in Oceania may joyfully announce the faith to all the people of that region.

Retiring collections
This week Day for Life
Next week: Altar & flowers
W/c August 10thChurch Maintenance

The parish office is closed this week and re-opens on
Monday 4th August.