This Week 22 - 29 May 2022

 St Benedict'sSt Oswald's
Sunday 22 May
6th Sunday of Easter (C)
10.30 am Mass
(The Parishioners)
(Sat) 4.30 pm Vigil Mass
(Peace in Ukraine)

8.30 am Mass
(Patrick Naughton)

10.30 am Service at Ryfields Village
Monday 23 May7.00 pm Prayer Group
Tuesday 24 May11.00 am Mass
(Nadine Davies)

2.15 pm School May Procession
Wednesday 25 May
St Bede the Venerable
10.45 am Funeral Mass
(Rita Ollier)
Thursday 26 May
Solemnity of the Ascension
of the Lord
11.00 am Mass
(Rose Price)

(2.15 pm Mass in School)
(9.15 am Mass in School)

7.00 pm Mass
(The Parishioners)
Friday 27 May
St Augustine of Canterbury
No Mass today
Saturday 28 May4.30 pm Vigil Mass
(The Parishioners)
Sunday 29 May
7th Sunday of Easter (C)
World Communications Day
10.30 am Mass
(Celina Madyada)
8.30 am Mass
(Brian Hughes)

10.30 am Service at Ryfields Village

Quick Links

News & Information


This Week’s Newsletter:    22-05-22

Catholic Pictorial:    News – Catholic Pic   

Newsletter from Irenaeus:    Newsletter May 2022 final final

Public Health Bulletin:    Public Health Campaign Bulletin – May 2022

Pastoral Development News:    PD 2022 May 15 – 5th Sunday of Easter

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 23 April 2022)

1)  Face coverings

The wearing of face coverings is now optional.  However, it is still advisable to wear a face covering when in proximity with others in enclosed spaces.

2)  Sanitising hands

It is recommended that we continue to observe good hand hygiene.  Therefore, 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, although I ask you to be sensitive to the needs of others around you.

4)  One-way System

The one-way system is now suspended, and we have reverted to entering and leaving church through the main doors.

5)  Ventilation

Good ventilation in church buildings during gatherings continues to be recommended.

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 10.00 am – 4.00 pm.  Both churches are also open 30 minutes before and after 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

Fr John Schofield and I continue to cover the hospital.  If you are concerned about a loved one, please ask the hospital to page us and we will attend as soon as possible.  Similarly, if you’re worried about a loved one in a care home, please ask the care home to contact us directly.

Many thanks,
Fr Dave




Pastoral Letter:    pastoral_letter_first_sunday_advent_2021

Pastoral Plan Website:

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




There are four ways you can support the parish financially:

1) You could put your weekly offering aside and then bring it to church when you next visit.

2) You could set up a standing order.  You can download a form here:


3) You can make one-off and regular donations to the Parish online here:

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

Details can be found here:    text-giving




#YouAreNotAlone is the Government’s campaign to reassure victims of domestic abuse that there is help for them:

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


Fr Dave's Blog

6th Week of Easter

Monday 23 May 2022

brokenness of the world


6th Sunday of Easter (C) – 22 May 2022

easter 6c

Mass Sheet we will be using in church:    Mass Sheet (Easter 6C)

Bidding Prayers:    Bidding Prayers (Easter 6C)

Reflection on the Readings:   prego-easter-6-year-c-2022-1


Day of Prayer for Eastern Christians

Today, Christians from all over Europe, the Middle East, the Horn of Africa and India join together in praying for Eastern Christians.

Cardinal Michael Fitzgerald writes: “The Day of Prayer…offers Eastern and Western Christians an opportunity to be united in prayer during Easter. It also offers us in the West an opportunity to think of the Eastern Churches and to give thanks to God for all that we owe them: the first preaching of the Gospel, the origins of the monastic tradition, the early Church Fathers, and above all the witness of the Eastern Christians down the centuries, which has been, and still is, an inspiration to our faith.”

As you know, our parish is paired with two parishes in Jordan – Fr Fares Syriani and the parishioners of Our Lady of the Rosary in Kerak, and Fr Athos Righi and the parishioners of St James the Less in Ma’in.  Let’s remember them especially today.

Heavenly Father,
we pray today for peace in the world,
especially in the Middle East.
By your heavenly grace, strengthen the faith
and hope of Eastern Christians.
May they be blessed with peace
and prosperity in their lands.
And may we be inspired
by their devotion and witness to the Gospel,
by their love and compassion for all in their communities,
and by their courage, endurance
and self-sacrifice against oppression.

Through their charity, tolerance and friendship,
bring peace and reconciliation
to those troubled lands,
where Christianity was born and first spread.
Through Christ our Lord.



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God bless,
Fr Dave

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