Pentecost Sunday (A)
The Redemptorists have Sunday Mass online available from 12pm on Saturdays, celebrated by Fr Denis McBride C.Ss.R.
There are several churches which live stream masses throughout the Archdiocese of Liverpool. These can be accessed here.
Other streamed masses are also available, click below for more
7th Sunday of Easter
First Reading – Acts 1:12-14.
At the beginning of the Acts of the Apostles, the disciples are gathered in the Upper Room, waiting in prayer for the coming of the Holy Spirit.
Second Reading – 1 Peter 4:13-16.
Peter encourages those who suffer because of their faith in Christ.
Gospel Reading – John 17:1-11.
In Jesus’ solemn prayer at the Last Supper, he prays for himself and his disciples.
St Joseph's Centre - 01942 673517
Fr Paul Seddon - 01942 883395 (St Richard's & Sacred Heart.)
Fr Paul Grady - 0161 790 2390 (Holy Family, St Ambrose Barlow & St Gabriel's)
Fr Kieran O'Grady - 01942 673517 (Sacred Heart & St Joseph's)
Fr Gordon Abbs - 01942 273851 (St Lewis, St Catherine's & All Saints)
Recent Articles which may be of interest:
There are three newsletters published weekly in the Deanery, you can access current and past editions here:
Sts John Rigby & Margaret Clitherow Newsletters (new joint newsletter from 1st September 2019)
(Sacred Heart, Hindley Green Newsletters (to 4th August 2019)
( Newsletters download as pdf files in a new window.)
There are several items of interest available from the Archdiocese of Liverpool.
New resources now available include:
- Reflection for Pentecost Sunday
- Readings for Pentecost Sunday
- Family Rosary prayer cards
- Resurrection Appearances: John’s Gospel reflection
- It takes two: building a marriage that lasts (a free online marriage enrichment course) (4th June)
- Readings and Reflections for those who are Bereaved
The Liverpool Catholic website also has up to date information on the Church's Policy regarding Coronavirus and lots of other useful information.
Some resources for families who would like to celebrate the Liturgy of the Word with their children.
Children's Liturgy of the Word 19-04-20 Service - Used with permission and with thanks to St Mary's High Green, Sheffield
In prayerfully being present at a Mass being broadcast to you, obviously physically receiving the Eucharist is not possible. However, Spiritual Communion is.
So what is Spiritual Communion? The common practice of making such a spiritual communion indicate our desire to join with the Lord when in a situation that makes unable to sacramentally receive the Body and Blood of the Lord in Holy Communion at Mass.
Pentecost is often seen as the birthday of the Church, when the Apostles received the gift of the Holy Spirit into their lives, which enabled them to go out into the world and proclaim the Good News to all people.
Various inspiring and heart warming items and pictures to reflect on:
This section will have details for the most recent links to websites which have been passed on to me or I've come across.
Click on each link to be taken to the relevant site. Older items can still be accessed on the useful links page by clicking here.
We have just concluded Laudato Si’ Week, which has launched the Special Laudato Si’ Anniversary Year with several initiatives, including the Season of Creation. The Church invites people to take part in this and more information may be found on the Vatican Website or on the Season of Creation website
The Significance of Pentecost
A reflection by Fr Denis McBride CSsR on the importance of Pentecost. This a SoundCloud file
Most weeks there may well be a number of feast days. We don’t necessarily celebrate them all. Some saints are more important in certain parts of the country than others and will be celebrated more on a local level, whilst other saints will be celebrated everywhere. So each week we will comment on the feast-days that we should celebrate in our regional Church.
Monday June 1st – Our Lady, Mother of the Church.
This celebration was instituted in 2018 and added to the General Roman calendar. The Decree states: “This celebration will help us to remember that growth in the Christian life must be anchored to the Mystery of the Cross, to the offering of Christ in the Eucharistic Banquet and to the Mother of the Redeemer and Mother of the Redeemed, the Virgin who makes her offering to God.”
Wednesday June 3rd – St.Charles Lwanga and his companions.
Charles and his companions, both lay people and priests, were martyrs of Uganda who died between 1885 and 1887. This group of 22Africans, who had converted to the Christ faith, reproached the ruler Mwanga for debauchery and for murdering a Protestant Missionary Bishop. Mwanga, being bitterly opposed to Christianity, ordered the death of Charles and 21 others. They were martyred in Kampala.
Thursday June 4th – Feast of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Eternal High Priest.
The Feast of Our Lord Jesus Christ, celebrates Jesus’ role as the Eternal High Priest, according to the order of Melchizedek. As mediator between God and human beings, fulfilling his Father’s will, he sacrificed himself once on the altar of the Cross as a saving victim for the whole world. On this special feast day we recognise Jesus as THE priest, sharing his life for the salvation of all God’s people.
We pray for those who have died recently:
Week Commencing 25th May:
Joan Whitehead (nee Palmer)
Edith Mary Wooley
Adrienne Claire Ford
Also Bill Mort, & Francis Bliss
Week Commencing 18th May:
Auxiliary Bishop Eneritus Vincent Malone
Gerald ‘Ged’ Hackett
Edith Mary Wooley
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them, may they rest in peace. Amen