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This morning Archbishop Malcolm has issued a video message encouraging us to continue on the road together, led by the Holy Spirit. https://t.co/YAO9x9xYa3
Archbishop Malcolm updates us on Synod 2020 and the changes to the timeline that have been made due to the effects of the 2020 COVID-19 Pande...
The diocese have prepared a leaflet to help people know what they can expect when they come to Church for Mass.
I have this evening heard from Canon Tom Neylon that the churches named below have been given permission to re-open as of Sunday 21 June 2020:
St Anne + Bl Dominic Sun: 11am – 1pm. Wed + Fri 9-10am.
St Mary, Birchley Sun: 10am – 4pm. Wed: 10am – 2pm.
The Archbishop has been clear that no oth...
I have today (15 June 2020) received a (corrected) copy of the Decree of Extinctive Union whereby, in accordance with canon 121, the parish of Saints Peter and Paul, Haresfinch and the parish of The Most Holy Cross and Saint Helen, St Helens will merge to form the new parish of The Most Holy Cros...Read More
An updated version of this week’s newsletter is now available at the link below, with my apologies for my having made a mistake in assigning Mass Intentions and for any distress caused.
- Sunny GI have been attending the Thursday evening Holy Hour and the Faith Discussion Group for the past year. The Holy Hour is the perfect opportunity for reflection and prayer with Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament. The discussion group that follows is a friendly group led by Father Jonathan, usually delving into scripture. Father’s enthusiasm is infectious! I’d recommend anyone to come along.
- Gavin SThis is most spectacular church in St.Helens! It’s outward appearance may not be as grand as Lowe House but the interior is stunning. Like any Catholic Church should be, the sanctuary (altar) truly is a space where Earth and Heaven meet. Thankfully, those who use Vatican II (incorrectly I may add) as an excuse to reorder Catholic Churches and remove beautiful altars, haven’t got their hands on this church! If I were the Parish Priest, I would remove the forward facing altar altogether, and use the majestic and heavenly high altar, bringing the whole congregation closer to the Real Presence of Jesus in the tabernacle. Above the high altar, where it’s painted blue (around the rose window), many years ago, there used to be beautiful murals of the heavenly realm. I again would urge the Parish Priest to investigate the possibility of reinstating these.
- Irish IThe most beautiful Altar Reredos it is possible to see. Thank God it is still protected and giving glory to God and inspiration to us all. A wonderful church I remember from the 1970s. A sacred place of exquisite beauty. One of the most delightful Catholic churches in the whole of England.