Wednesday 30 June 2021

Celebrating Ss Peter and Paul


I attended Mass in honour of Ss Peter and Paul in the chapel of St Peter's International College in France. The College patrons include His Royal Highness Prince Charles-Philippe of Orléans, and His Excellency Jan Count Dobrzenský z Dobrzenicz K.C.S.G., so I am sat in choir with my St Lazarus hat on (literally!)

A few more photos on the college's Facebook site can be viewed here:

Saint Peter's International College, France | Facebook

I took some photos of the chapel windows as well.

Tuesday 29 June 2021

Summer Language School

St Peter's International College 
is running a language camp for boys and girls 
from 12th - 30th July.

The College is set in the beautiful Village of Saint-Pierre-de-Maillé in the Vienne region of France. Children can choose to study English or French and there will be plenty of lively activities for them to share in and practice their language skills in fun settings, including sports and visits out to local attractions. 

The nearest airport is Poitiers and train lines run even closer - the college will assist in helping you to arrange transport. 

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The picturesque village of Saint-Pierre-de-Maillé

Kayaking on the River Gartempe

The Terrace at Maison Sacré Coeur

Anyone for tennis?

Saturday 19 June 2021

Twelfth Sunday of the Year


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.