Saturday, 19 June 2021

Twelfth Sunday of the Year


PARSISH MASSES

Twelfth Sunday of the Year (B). 

20th June 2021

Mass at 8.30am & 10am


Please note that there are no further Masses 

or services this week

until next Sunday.


Thirteenth Sunday of the Year (B). 

27th June 2021

Mass at 8.30am & 10am

Saturday, 12 June 2021

Eleventh Sunday of the Year


 

Eleventh Sunday of the Year (B). 

13th June 2021

Mass at 8.30am & 10am

Please note that there are no further Masses 

or services this week

until next Sunday.

Twelfth Sunday of the Year (B). 

20th June 2021

Mass at 8.30am & 10am


This Friday and Saturday the Synod will be taking place for the Archdiocese of Liverpool. Because of Covid restrictions, it is taking place on-line - in virtual reality, make of that what you will in quips! Please pray for all those attending, that the Holy Spirit will truly guide us for the good of the Church and the evangelization of those who are yet to be be brought into Her saving fold. My thanks to those of us from the parish who have come along on the journey - our three "representatives" for parish and deanery.


Come, Holy Spirit, come!

And from your celestial home

Shed a ray of light divine!

Come, Father of the poor!

Come, source of all our store!

Come, within our bosoms shine.


You, of comforters the best;

You, the soul’s most welcome guest;

Sweet refreshment here below;


In our labor, rest most sweet;

Grateful coolness in the heat;

Solace in the midst of woe.


O most blessed Light divine,

May that light within us shine

And our inmost being fill!


Where you are not, we have naught,

Nothing good in deed or thought,

Nothing free from taint and ill.


Heal our wounds, our strength renew;

On our dryness pour your dew;

Wash the stains of guilt away:


Bend the stubborn heart and will;

Melt the frozen, warm the chill;

Guide the steps that go astray.


On the faithful, who adore

And confess you, evermore

In your sevenfold gift descend;


Give them virtue’s sure reward;

Give them your salvation, Lord;

Give them joys that never end.


Amen. Alleluia.









Saturday, 5 June 2021

Corpus Christi Sunday

The Feast Of Corpus Christi (1934)
as celebrated in our own diocese.

As we honour Our Lord in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar this Sunday, let us give thanks for the opportunity to be in His Presence, so readily made available to us in our church.



Sunday: Corpus Christi. Mass at 8.30am & 10am


Monday  9.30am Mass. Feria


Tuesday 11.30am. Requiem Mass for Alan Cottam
Please contact the family if you wish to attend,
as numbers are Covid restricted.
Others are welcome to gather in the church grounds
 or along the driveway (socially distanced)
before or after the Mass.


Please note that there are no further Masses 
or services this week
until next Sunday.



Eleventh Sunday of the Year (B). Mass at 8.30am & 10am


*****

My Lord Jesus Christ,
who for the love you bear us,
remain night and day in this Sacrament,
full of compassion and of love,
awaiting, calling and welcoming
all who come to visit you.
I believe that you are present
in the Sacrament of the Altar.
I adore you from the abyss of my nothingness
and I thank you for all the graces
you have given me until now,
and in particular,
for having given me your Most Holy Mother Mary
as my advocate
and for having called me
to visit you in this church.

I now salute your Most Loving Heart,
and this for three ends:
first, in thanksgiving for this great gift;
second, to make amends to you for all the outrages
which you receive in this Sacrament
from all your enemies;
third, I intend by this visit to adore you
in all the places on earth
in which you are present in this Sacrament
and in which you are the least revered
and the most abandoned.

My Jesus, I love you with my heart.
I grieve for having until now so many times
offended your infinite goodness.
I purpose by your grace never more to offend you
for the time to come;
and now, miserable and unworthy though I am,
I consecrate myself to you without reserve.
I give you and renounce my entire will,
my affections, my desires, and all that I possess.
From now on, use me
and all that I have as you wish.
All I ask of you and desire is your holy love,
final perseverance
and the perfect accomplishment of your will.

I recommend to you the souls in Purgatory;
but especially those who had the greatest devotion
to the Most Blessed Sacrament
and to the Most Blessed Virgin Mary.
I also recommend to you all poor sinners.

And finally, my dear Saviour,
I unite all my affections with the affections
of your most loving Heart,
and I offer them with you to your Eternal Father
and beg him for your sake
and for love of you,
graciously to accept and grant them.

Thursday, 27 May 2021

Have you heard? Well, Did You Evah?!?


The video is just for a little light-hearted relief, of course...
 but have you heard that Arthur Roche has been appointed as Prefect of the
Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments.

FROM TODAY'S VATICAN BOLLITIO:
The Holy Father has appointed as prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments Archbishop Arthur Roche, bishop emeritus of Leeds, until now secretary of the same Congregation.

Saturday, 22 May 2021

Pentecost Sunday

 


MASSES FOR THE COMING WEEK AT ST CATHERINE'S

Pentecost Sunday. Mass at 8.30am & 10am


Monday  9.30am Mass. Our Lady, Mother of the Church


Tuesday of Eastertide  12 noon (EF) Mass. Whit Tuesday


Wednesday 9.30am Mass. St Bede the Venerable


Thursday of Eastertide 7pm: 

Novena of the Miraculous Medal & Benediction

Feast day of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Eternal High Priest


Friday 9.30am Mass. Feria 


Saturday:   Confessions 11.30m - 11.50am

                   12 noon Mass (EF) Whit Saturday


Trinity Sunday. Mass at 8.30am & 10am

Saturday, 15 May 2021

Seventh Sunday of Eastertide


This week (Wednesdy) sees the Feast of Saint Dunstan of Canterbury. Another reminder of the rich tapestry of our Catholic Faith that is embedded in England as our true heritage. 

Born of a noble family at Baltonsborough, near Glastonbury, England, Dunstan was educated there by Irish monks and while still a youth, was sent to the court of King Athelstan. He became a Benedictine monk about 934 and was ordained by his uncle, St. Alphege, Bishop of Winchester, about 939. After a time as a hermit at Glastonbury, Dunstan was recalled to the royal court by King Edmund, who appointed him abbot of Glastonbury Abbey in 943.

He developed the Abbey into a great center of learning while revitalizing other monasteries in the area. He became advisor to King Edred on his accession to the throne when Edmund was murdered, and began a far-reaching reform of all the monasteries in Edred's realm. Dunstan also became deeply involved in secular politics and incurred the enmity of the West Saxon nobles for denouncing their immorality and for urging peace with the Danes.

 When Edwy succeeded his uncle Edred as king in 955, he became Dunstan's bitter enemy for the Abbot's strong censure of his scandalous lifestyle. Edwy confiscated his property and banished him from his kingdom. Dunstan went to Ghent in Flanders but soon returned when a rebellion replaced Edwy with his brother Edgar, who appointed Dunstan Bishop of Worcester and London in 957.

When Edwy died in 959, the civil strife ended and the country was reunited under Edgar, who appointed Dunstan Archbishop of Canterbury. The king and archbishop then planned a thorough reform of Church and state. Dunstan was appointed legate by Pope John XII, and with St. Ethelwold and St. Oswald, restored ecclesiastical discipline, rebuilt many of the monasteries destroyed by the Danish invaders, replaced inept secular priests with monks, and enforced the widespread reforms they put into effect.

Dunstan served as Edgar's chief advisor for sixteen years and did not hesitate to reprimand him when he thought it deserved. When Edgar died, Dunstan helped elect Edward the martyr king and then his half brother Ethelred, when Edward died soon after his election. Under Ethelred, Dunstan's influence began to wane and he retired from politics to Canterbury to teach at the Cathedral school and died there. Dunstan has been called the reviver of monasticism in England. He was a noted musician, played the harp, composed several hymns, notably Kyrie Rex splendens, was a skilled metal worker, and illuminated manuscripts.

For over 200 years St Dunstan was England’s favourite saint, partly perhaps because he is said to have pulled the devil’s nose with his blacksmith’s pincers when he disguised himself as a beautiful girl in order to tempt the monk, as in this old rhyme:

St Dunstan, as the story goes,
Once pulled the devil by the nose
With red-hot tongs, which made him roar,
That he was heard three miles or more!

Another tradition says that the devil returned to pester Dunstan again when he was at his forge, this time Dunstan nailed a horseshoe onto one of the devil’s cloven feet and for this reason the devil can still never bear the sight or go near a horseshoe!

Before he became the Archbishop of Canterbury in 960, Dunstan worked as a blacksmith and goldsmith in his forge at Glastonbury Abbey, and he is still the patron saint of these trades – his feast day is May 19th and this is also the date from which annual hallmarks for precious metals change every year, not January 1st.

MASSES FOR THE COMING WEEK


Seventh Sunday of Easter. Mass at 8.30am & 10am


Monday  9.30am Mass.  

Weekday of Easter

Tuesday of Eastertide  12 noon (EF) Mass. St Venantius

Wednesday 9.30am Mass. St Dunstan of Canterbury

Thursday of Eastertide 7pm Novena of the Miraculous Medal & Benediction

Friday 9.30am Mass. Weekday of Easter 

Saturday:   Confessions 11.30m - 11.50am

                    12 noon Mass (EF) Vigil of Pentecost 


Pentecost Sunday. Mass at 8.30am & 10am


 


Sunday, 9 May 2021

Sixth Sunday of Eastertide

 

9th May 2021

Sixth Sunday of Easter. Mass at 8.30am & 10am


Please note 
that there are no weekday Masses this week.


Seventh Sunday of Easter. 
Mass at 8.30am & 10am