A Parish Day to Pantasaph Friary, visiting St Winefrides Well, Holywell en route which had been arranged for June 23rd has now been cancelled.
Apologies to everyone who put their names down on the list but the retreat day will now take place in the Autumn - details will appear on the Newsletter nearer to the new date
Cost per person will be around £13 and the coach leaves at 9:30am and returns for 5:30pm. There will be some free places for children.
The day will include time to explore the Padro Pio Peace Centre. Mass will be celebrated together before leaving for home. Everyone Welcome.
It was a rainy day but we were welcomed very warmly by Sister Nora at St. Joseph's Prayer Centre, Freshfield
In the light of the Congress being held in Liverpool in September, which is concentrating on 'The Eucharist', the 3 leaders of the parish RCIA programme (Beryl, Chris and Paul) decided we would use the day to discuss what 'The Eucharist ' meant to us. Fr. John spent the day on a personal retreat but celebrated Mass for us at the end of the day.
Our discussions were very open and interesting as we learnt a little of the history of the Eucharist in the Old Testament. We went on to talk of our own experiences in the reception of Holy Communion at various stages of our lives, how we felt and how our relationships help us to develop our thoughts of Jesus in the Eucharist. We had an enjoyable day, we met some new friends and returned with lots to think about and may perhaps be a little closer to the Lord when we next celebrate Mass.
The AGM & Youth Achievements Evening for this Scout Group, followed by Bingo and Raffle, was held at St Paul’s Parish Club on Friday, 15th June.
The evening commenced with the Colour Party. Representatives from each group presented their flag to Assistant District Commissioner John Dean. Then Group Scout Leader, Richard Robinson, reported:
“This has been another great year for our group with many activities being put on across all three sections. Our leaders deliver a wide ranging, diverse and exciting programme helping all our young people make new friends, gain confidence and develop skills for life and thank you to all our leaders and helpers for this!”
The 2018 AGM followed with reports and slide shows from each group highlighting the many activities and celebrations that have taken place in the last 12 months. Many aspects of a Scout Member's journey were covered.
- Starting with the Beaver Group where new boys were Invested
- Moving onto boys from the Cubs Group who have recently moved up from the Beavers
- Lastly, 3 boys from the Scout Group receiving their Gold Award from Assistant District Commissioner, John Dean
There were individual awards presented on the night. In addition many Beavers, Cubs and Scouts received Badges for successful Challenges this year.
The presentations were followed by a Bingo fundraiser. All profits/donations received on the night to help towards the forthcoming International Scout Group Backpacking Trip from Brussels to Vienna
Thank you to all our Volunteers within each Group - without you these weekly activities would not be possible.
15 members of St Paul’s UCM attended our annual retreat day at Sandymount House of Prayer, a retreat house run by the Montfort Missionaries.
The day was led by Fr Jacob from Savio Salesian College, supported by Sue MacDonald. Fr Jacob spoke of the calling of motherhood in many walks of life, from rearing of our own children, to our grandchildren and the general mothering that many of us do for the wellbeing of others. It was a wonderfully sunny day and there was the opportunity for reflection after our workshops by the River Mersey, before a shared lunch followed by a closing Mass at 1500.
We may be soon having a blessing ceremony of the new rooms at St Timothy. The much needed improvements are nearly finished. Watch this space....
The work continues at St Timothy's slowly but surely we are getting there in making much needed improvements to the church and the back areas. We have created a new working sacristy, a new priests sacristy and a much needed parish meeting room. There will also be created soon a small meeting room which will be used also by safeguarding team in the parish. The side chapel has been painted to give a brighter and warmer feel to it. This will in the future house the piety stall goods and cards. We are currently creating a new notice board area which should be completed by next week. You will have noticed that just before Easter that the new sanctuary carpet was fitted and shortly after Easter the large cross at the front of the church had been restored. All of these works have greatly enhanced the church and surrounding areas. Of course all of these works come at a cost and some people have kindly made donations towards these works. If you feel that you too would like to make a donation please see Fr Darren.