Archdiocesan website : Parish Priest : Rev. John Gorman 01942 727271 email :

uk Deacon : Rev. Malcolm Cunliffe 01942 725522 Parish website : Eucharistic Service: Mon - Fri 7.30am Masses for the week 7 - 15 May 2011 Rosary Mon - Sat 8.30am; Sun 9.30am Third Sunday of Easter Confession Sat 11.00am - 12 noon First Mass of Sunday Saturday 7.00pm Terry Craighan Novena Wednesday 7.30pm. Sunday 10.00am Parishioners Holy Hour Friday 7pm - 8pm Weekday Masses Memorial Book Monday 9.00am Special Intention 11th May Joseph Clarke Tuesday 9.00am Dorothy Dwyer and Parents William Robinson Wednesday 9.00am Lesley Coupe Jennie Robinson Thursday 9.00am Harry Leadbetter 12th May James Haseldene Friday 9.00am William and Ellen Cunliffe Maria Cunliffe Saturday 9.00am Harry and Kath Lowe Nellie Glover Fourth Sunday of Easter Kathleen Shaw First Mass of Sunday Saturday 7.00pm Parishioners 13th May Harold Dewhurst Sunday 10.00am Esther Gallagher Mary Magaret Rowan The Sanctuary Lamp will burn this week for the Balmer Family. Gertrude Balmer-Winrow 14th May Agnes Pilkington Available dates : 15 May; 5, 12. 19, 26 June ‘Let us pray the Mass’ : For those who missed it, last week saw the start of a new series of newsletters to help us prepare for the introduction of the new translation of the Mass which we will use from October this year. (Copies of Issue 1 are still available near the Catholic Papers.) Over the next 4 weeks, we will look at the Introductory Rites of the Mass, starting this week with how we gather and the purpose of the Entrance Hymn or Antiphon. It is good for us to consider how we prepare for Mass, if at all. Do we arrive in plenty of time to focus our minds on what we are about to do? Am I ‘just in time’ or often rushing in after Mass has begun and so still pre-occupied with all that has gone on beforehand? Do I spend time quietly in prayer or reading the scriptures or join in praying the Rosary before Mass? Or am I distracted, or do I distract others by chatting or catching up on news before rather than after Mass? What, or who, are the concerns we bring to the Lord today? Please think carefully about how you prepare for Mass so that we may have a more prayerful atmosphere in church beforehand. Confirmation : Bishop Malone will be with us on Wednesday 15th June at 7.30pm to confirm pupils in Years 8 and 9. There will be a meeting for candidates and their parents in the Parish Centre immediately after Mass on Sunday. School-Leavers : Year 11 students at St Edmund Arrowsmith have their leavers Mass at St Oswald’s on Wednesday of this week at 2pm. Please keep them in your prayers as they prepare for their exams. Year 6 pupils at Our Lady’s School also have their SATS this week, so we wish them all well. Pastoral Area Meetings :There are 3 meetings this week for those involved in planning the way forward for the Church in our area : - on Tuesday, a meeting of Parish Reps from the Ashton parishes; on Wednesday, a meeting of the Deanery clergy; on Thursday, a meeting of Parish reps across the Pastoral area. George Bennett, Julie Doherty and Jonathan Berry are our Parish reps. Please pray for them in the task they have been given. Congratulations to Clare O’Keeffe and James Greig who will be married here next Saturday. ‘May the Lord bless you all the days of your life together.’ Many Thanks to all who supported Rosie Whalley in her walk from Crosby to Southport last week, which she successfully completed. Sponsor money may be handed into the Sacristy. Last week’s collection ; Gift Aid : £362.84 Loose Plate : £248.37 Total : £611.21. Many thanks. Holy Places : £118.57 Car Boot Sale : 150.00 Question of the Week : In what way have you come to know the Lord better through the Breaking of Bread in the Eucharist?

Liverpool R.C. Archdiocesan Trustees Reg. Charity No. 232709

Your Parish Priest: Fr. John Gorman