This Week 7 - 14 August 2022

 St Benedict'sSt Oswald's
Sunday 7 August
Feast of St Oswald, King & Martyr
19th Sunday in Ordinary Time (C)
10.30 am Mass
(The Parishioners)
(Sat) 4.30 pm Vigil Mass
(Kathleen Postlethwaite)

8.30 am Mass
(Penny Carroll)

10.30 am Service at Ryfields Village
Monday 8 August
St Dominic
No Prayer Group
(Resumes 5 September)
Tuesday 9 August
St Teresa Benedicta of the Cross
12.30 pm Funeral Mass
(Margaret May Gannon)
Wednesday 10 August
St Lawrence, Deacon
10.00 am Funeral Mass
(Raymond Frederick Kelly)
Thursday 11 August
St Clare
12.30 pm Funeral Mass
(Donna Marie Preston)
No Novena today
Friday 12 August11.00 am Mass
(Private Intention - LISC)
Saturday 13 August
4.30 pm Vigil Mass
(The Parishioners)
Sunday 14 August
Solemnity of the Assumption of
the Blessed Virgin Mary
10.30 am Mass
(Marion Manfredi)
8.30 am Mass
(Patrick & Marion Naughton)

10.30 am Service at Ryfields Village

Quick Links

News & Information


This Week’s Newsletter:    07-08-22 (updated)

Catholic Pictorial:    News – Catholic Pic   

Newsletter from Irenaeus:    newletter July 22 final

Public Health Bulletin:    Public Health campaign bulletin July 2022

Pastoral Development News:    PD 2022 June 26 – 13th Sunday OT

(Next edition:  September 2022)

Ecumenical News:    Ecumenical NewsBrief 2022


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Covid-19 Updates
Covid-19 Protocols
Pastoral Plan
Parish Finance
Domestic Abuse
Mental Health & Wellbeing
Family Life
Animal Welfare



Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal: How you can help

Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal updated  (14 March)

Please note:  the collection of practical items is paused for now (25 March)

Prayers for Ukraine



For the most up to date, reliable, medical and scientific updates, I recommend:

Dr John Campbell:    Dr. John Campbell – YouTube

Zoe Covid Study with Professor Tim Spector:    ZOE – YouTube


COVID-19 PROTOCOLS (updated 6 August 2022)

1)  Face coverings

Risk of Infection = HIGH (even if you’ve already had Covid).

While the number of Covid-19 cases remains high, I strongly recommend the wearing of face coverings during Sunday Mass.  

2)  Sanitising hands

It is recommended that we continue to observe good hand hygiene, so please continue to use the sanitiser available when you enter church.

3)  Social distancing

There is no longer a need for formal social distancing in church buildings, but please be sensitive to the needs of others around you.

Finally, if you are displaying symptoms of Covid-19, then you should stay at home and not come to church.

Parish Office

The Parish Office is open Monday to Friday, 9.00 am – 5.00 pm.

Telephone:  (01925) 630127    Email:  [email protected] 

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Confession is available on request or by appointment.

Private Prayer

St Benedict’s is open for private prayer, Monday to Friday 9.30 am – 4.00 pm.  Both churches are also open 30 minutes before each Mass.

Communion at Home

If you are no longer able to come to church and would like to receive communion at home, please contact the Parish Office on 630127.

Care of the Sick & Dying

If you are concerned about a loved one in hospital, you can either contact me on (01925) 630127 or ask the hospital to page the Catholic priest-on-call.

If you are worried about a loved one in a care home, you can either contact me on (01925) 630127 or ask the care home to contact me on the same number.

Many thanks,
Fr Dave




Pastoral Letter:    pastoral_letter_first_sunday_advent_2021

Pastoral Plan Website:

Pastoral Plan Overview:    overview-of-the-pastoral-plan-final

Synod One Year On:    Synod – One year on – YouTube

Pastoral Plan Update:    Pastoral plan update June 2022 (1)

Pastoral Plan for Families:    Pastoral Plan for families

Pastoral Plan for Children:    Pastoral Plan for children



There are four ways you can support the parish financially:

1) By giving to the Sunday Collection at the end of Mass.

2) By standing order.  You can download a form here:


3) One-off and regular donations to the Parish can be made online here:

4) Text giving is also available for both one-off and regular donations:




If you are in immediate danger, call 999 and ask for the police.  If you call 999 from a mobile and cannot speak, press 55 and this will connect you to the police.

National Domestic Violence Helpline:
0808 2000 247 or

Practical Booklet on Domestic Abuse:




Useful resources from Public Health England and The Mental Health Foundation:




Contacts for support:

Warrington Council have a great website:


New 24/7 Mental Health Crisis Line
People of all ages, including children and young people, living in Warrington who are experiencing a mental health crisis can access support through a new, 24/7, mental health crisis line:  0800 051 1508  (This is a FREE number)


Those living with Dementia and their Carers

The Archdiocese has provided links to resources which may be helpful for those living with dementia and their carers:



Dementia Prayer Week | RP Books


Additional Resources:

Sleep problems during the current pandemic:


The importance of laughter in our daily lives:


Relaxation techniques:





Messy Church for Children:

Books for Parents and Children to read together:






Warrington Animal Welfare

Website:    Warrington Animal Welfare

Telephone:    01925 748638  (10.00 am – 4.00 pm)

Email:    [email protected]

Lucky Hens Rescue


Lucky Hens Rescue is a non profit organisation that rescues hens that are going to be slaughtered and tries to rehome them.  A few parishioners have adopted hens and alerted me to the charity.  You can read more here:

Lucky Hens Rescue – Lucky Hens Rescue – Non Profit Organisation – Based in Ince, Wigan


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Nineteenth Week in Ordinary Time

Thursday 11 August 2022

Walking together as church


Wednesday 10 August 2022

Lord Jesus Christ,
all I am and all I have is yours.
So use me this day
to be your gentleness in the world,
to bring hope to people’s hearts,
and to do everything with such kindness.


Tuesday 9 August 2022

teresa benedicta of the cross

Today is the Feast of Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein).  She was born into a Jewish family at Breslau in 1891, the youngest of seven children.  In 1922, she became a Catholic and a Carmelite nun.  Captured by the Nazis, she died in a gas chamber in 1942.

Let us pray for an end to the evil of war.

“Deliver us, Lord, we pray, from every evil
graciously grant peace in our days.”



Monday 8 August 2022

Yesterday, Pope Francis said: “The departure of the first ships loaded with grain from the ports of Ukraine is a sign of hope. I sincerely hope that, following in this direction, there might be an end to combat and that a just and lasting peace might be reached.”

Let us not tire in praying for peace for the people of Ukraine.


Feast of St Oswald, King & Martyr – 7 August 2022

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time (C) 


Mass Sheet we will be using in church:    Feast of St Oswald Mass Sheet 2022

Bidding Prayers:    Bidding Prayers (19C)

Reflection on the Readings:   prego-sunday-19-otc-2022


CAFOD’s Prayer for Ukraine

Loving God,
We pray for the people of Ukraine,
for all those suffering or afraid,
that you will be close to them and protect them.

We pray for world leaders,
for compassion, strength and wisdom to guide their choices.

We pray for the world
that in this moment of crisis,
we may reach out in solidarity
to our brothers and sisters in need.

May we walk in your ways
so that peace and justice
become a reality for the people of Ukraine
and for all the world.



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God bless,
Fr Dave

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