This Week 25 February - 3 March 2024

 St Benedict'sSt Oswald's
Sunday 25 February
2nd Sunday of Lent (B)
10.30 am Mass
(Mary Monks)
(Sat) 4.30 pm Vigil Mass
(Terence Ryan)

8.30 am Mass
(The Parishioners)

10.30 am Service at Ryfields Village
Monday 26 February7.00 pm Prayer Group
Tuesday 27 February2.00 pm Funeral Mass
(Wilfred Dolley)
11.00 am Mass
(Brian & Bernard White)
Wednesday 28 February10.15 - 11.00 am Exposition

11.00 am Mass
(Canon James Taylor)
Thursday 29 February11.00 am Mass
(Patrick O'Neill)

7.00 pm Stations of the Cross
Friday 1 March
Feast of St David, Patron of Wales
11.00 am Mass
(Joe Butler)

11.40 am Stations of the Cross



7.30 pm World Day of Prayer
Ecumenical Service at St Martin's,
Gig Lane, Woolston
Saturday 2 March4.30 pm Vigil Mass
(Peggy McGinty)
Sunday 3 March
3rd Sunday of Lent (B)
10.30 am First Communion
Presentation Mass
(John & Doris Ryan,
Catherine Shireby)
8.30 am Mass
(The Parishioners)

Quick Links

News & Information

USEFUL INFORMATION & RESOURCES  (Updated 24 February 2024)

This Week’s Newsletter:    25-02-24

Catholic Pictorial:    News – Catholic Pic   

Newsletter from Irenaeus:    newsletter Feb 24 final

Helping the People of the Holy Land:    Israeli-Palestinian Crisis

Pastoral Development Bulletin (every two weeks):    

PD Bulletin 2nd and 3rd Sunday of Lent

 

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General Information
Pastoral Plan & Deanery Synodal Council
Parish Finance
Domestic Abuse
Mental Health & Wellbeing
Dementia
Family Life
Animal Welfare

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

Parish Office

Parish Administrator:  Mrs Bernie Griffin

New office hours:  Tuesday to Friday, 9.30 am – 2.30 pm

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

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Wednesdays:  10.15 – 10.45 am at St Benedict’s
Saturdays:  After the 4.30 pm Mass at St Oswald’s

Confession is also available on request or by appointment.

Private Prayer

St Benedict’s is open for private prayer, Tuesday to Friday 9.30 am – 2.30 pm (except on Bank Holidays).  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

(1) If you have a loved one in hospital who needs a priest urgently, please ask one of the nurses to contact the ‘On Call Catholic Priest’ rather than phoning around the parishes.  This is the quickest way of getting a priest to the hospital.

(2) If you have a loved one in hospital who would like a priest to visit them, please contact Fr Dave on 630127.

(3) If you are worried about a loved one in a care home, please contact Fr Dave on 630127.  Thank you.

 

PASTORAL PLAN

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Pastoral Letter:    pastoral_letter_first_sunday_advent_2021

Pastoral Plan Website:    www.liverpoolpastoralplan.org.uk

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

Pastoral Letter (26 March 2023):    Pastoral_Letter_26_March_23

Update from Priests:    Update from your priests

 

PARISH FINANCE

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:

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

https://donate.liverpoolcatholic.org.uk/blessed-james-bell-warrington

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

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DOMESTIC ABUSE

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 https://www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk/

Practical Booklet on Domestic Abuse:

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MENTAL HEALTH & WELLBEING

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

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Contacts for support:  https://www.liverpoolcatholicresources.com/mental-health

Warrington Council have a great website:    www.happyoksad.org.uk

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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:

https://www.liverpoolcatholicresources.com/dementia

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Dementia Prayer Week | RP Books

 

Additional Resources:

Sleep problems during the current pandemic:

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The importance of laughter in our daily lives:

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Relaxation techniques:

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FAMILY LIFE

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Messy Church for Children:

https://www.messychurch.org.uk/covid-19

Books for Parents and Children to read together:

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ANIMAL WELFARE

Warrington Animal Welfare

Website:    Warrington Animal Welfare

Telephone:    01925 748638  (10.00 am – 4.00 pm)

Email:    [email protected]

Lucky Hens Rescue

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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

Second Week of Lent

Monday 26 February 2024

“Let us pray together for the tormented Ukrainian people and for Palestine, for Israel, and for the many peoples torn apart by war. Let us think of the huge amount of suffering; let us think of the wounded, innocent children.”

Pope Francis, 25 February 2024

 

2nd Sunday of Lent (B) – 25 February 2024

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Mass Sheet we will be using in church:    Mass Sheet (Lent 2B) 2024

Bidding Prayers:    Bidding Prayers (Lent 2B) 2024

Reflection on the Readings:    prego-lent-2-year-b-2024-2024

 

Pope Francis’ Message for Lent 2024

Pope Francis Lent 2024

 

Some Funnies

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God bless,
Fr Dave


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