This Week 12 - 19 May 2024

 St Benedict'sSt Oswald's
Sunday 12 May
7th Sunday of Easter (B)
World Communications Day
10.30 am Mass
(Arthur & Vera Brindle)

12.00 noon First Confessions
(Sat) 4.30 pm Vigil Mass
(Alf Brown)

8.30 am Mass
(The Parishioners)

10.30 am Service at Ryfields Village
Monday 13 May
Feast of the Dedication of
the Cathedral
The Prayer Group now meets at
St John Henry Newman Church
Tuesday 14 May
Feast of St Matthias, Apostle
11.00 am Mass
(Michael Clifton)
Wednesday 15 May10.15 - 11.00 am Exposition

11.00 am Mass
(Ron Monks)

Thursday 16 May
No Mass today

7.00 pm Novena & Benediction
Friday 17 MayNo Mass today
Saturday 18 May4.30 pm Vigil Mass
(Avril Hamnet)
Sunday 19 May
Pentecost Sunday (B)
10.30 am First Communion Mass
(The Parishioners)
8.30 am Mass
(Miriam Jones)

10.30 am Service at Ryfields Village

Quick Links

News & Information

USEFUL INFORMATION & RESOURCES  (Updated 11 May 2024)

This Week’s Newsletter:    12-05-24

Catholic Pictorial:    News – Catholic Pic   

Newsletter from Irenaeus:    newsletter May 24 final

Pastoral Development Bulletin (every two weeks):    

PD Bulletin 6th and 7th Sundays of Easter

Religious Inspection Report for St Oswald’s:

Letter from CoG RE Inspection Report FINAL

St Oswald’s CSI FINAL

Report from Archdiocesan Synodal Council:

REPORT OF THE ASC IN NOVEMBER 2023

 

Scroll down for…

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

pastoral-plan

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:

standing-order-mandate-249

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:

text-giving

 

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:

nbcw-domestic-abuse-a4-booklet

 

MENTAL HEALTH & WELLBEING

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

what-can-help-your-mental-health-and-wellbeing

tips-that-may-help-during-this-period-of-uncertainty

dealing-with-depression-during-coronavirus

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

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

five-ways-to-wellbeing

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

a-guide-for-carers-of-people-with-dementia

activities-for-older-adults

Dementia Prayer Week | RP Books

 

Additional Resources:

Sleep problems during the current pandemic:

sleep-problems-during-coronavirus

The importance of laughter in our daily lives:

laughter-is-the-best-medicine

Relaxation techniques:

relaxation-techniques-for-stress-relief

 

FAMILY LIFE

family-life

Messy Church for Children:

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

Books for Parents and Children to read together:

god-is-very-clever

professor-know-it-all

will-you-teach-me-how-to-pray

 

ANIMAL WELFARE

Warrington Animal Welfare

Website:    Warrington Animal Welfare

Telephone:    01925 748638  (10.00 am – 4.00 pm)

Email:    [email protected]

Lucky Hens Rescue

lucky-hens

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

Seventh Week of Easter

7th Sunday of Easter (B) – 12 May 2024

easter-7

 

Mass Sheet we will be using in church:    Mass Sheet (Easter 7B) 2024

Bidding Prayers:    Bidding Prayers (Easter 7B) 2024

Reflection on the Readings:    prego-easter-7-year-b-2024

 

World Communications Day

For full details and resources:

World Communications Day – Catholic Bishops’ Conference (cbcew.org.uk)

O God,
whose word is truth
and in whose light we see light,
guide those who tell the story of our times through word and image.

Make them seekers after truth
and advocates of human dignity.
Grant discernment to all who rely on their labours,
and, as we confront the pain and promise of this world,
awaken in us a sense of wonder at your presence
and of longing for your peace.

Through Christ our Lord.

 

Some Funnies

434861645_10168635057980574_7039328999291578256_n

 

439339022_10168676119920574_755283738174305699_n

 

436379328_10221338384603993_6167815276576739144_n

 

God bless,
Fr Dave 


Want to see more like this? Visit Fr Dave's Blog