• POPE FRANCIS: Will meet Bishops and others in 2018 to talk about Youth, Faith and Vocational Discernment.  If you are aged between 13-29 years old, the Catholic Church in England and Wales would like to hear from you, we want to hear what life is like, your thoughts on faith and connection with the Catholic Church. To help you tell us we have created a Mega Youth Poll you can access using this link: or by searching for ‘Catholic Mega Youth Poll.’ If you are over this age limit but would like to help, please encourage the young people you know to respond to this poll.




  • ST. EDMUND OF CANTERBURY CHURCH:  Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help each Wednesday at 7.15 pm until 4th October.
  • HYMN A THON:  4th Crosby Scouts and “Women v Cancer” invite you to a “Hymn a Thon” on Friday 22nd September at 7.30 pm at St William of York Parish Centre, Thornton.   A night of music and song, bar and raffle.
  • IRENEAUS: On Thursdays 21st, 28th September and 5th October, 10.30 am – 12 noon, Fr Chris will be sharing on ‘Discovering the Beatitudes’.  ALSO Friday 22nd – Sunday 24th September there is a Scripture Weekend  ‘I believe in miracles’ Reflections on the miracles of Jesus.  AND Silent Retreat, with direction, from the evening of 25th September to the morning of 30th September.   An opportunity to reflect on your life in silence and prayer with the support of a meeting with your director each day.  For more details ‘phone: 0151 949 1199 or email:  
  • ST. JOSEPH’S, FRESHFIELD:  Wednesday, 20th September, 10.30 am to 3.30 pm – “Exploring the Vision of Pope Francis” with Fr. Peter Morgan.  And on Tuesday, 26th September, 10.30 am to 3.30 pm “The Woman who Anointed Jesus” Loss, Beauty, Reclamation – led by Donna Worthington.   Suggested Donation for each day £20  which includes lunch & refreshments.  Contact : 01704 875850 or e-mail: to book a place, or for more details. 
  • CROSSROADS CENTRE:  A BBQ Fun Day at Crossroads by St Luke’s Church on Sunday 17th September, 12 noon to 3 pm. Refreshments, face painting, board games and a raffle are among the activities taking place. The Crossroads AGM will take place on Monday 25th September at 7.45 pm in the Café Centre.  Everyone welcome! 
  • SACRED HEART HIGH SCHOOL: Anniversary Weekend (40 years). Mass will be celebrated on Friday 29th September at 3.45 pm in the Chapel. A Party will be held on Saturday 30th September at 7.30 pm in St Edwards Hall (tickets £20). See notice in the porch for more information. 
  • THINKING OUTSIDE THE PEW:  Prayer and discussion to learn more of what the Sunday Gospel invites us to be – St. Helen’s Parish Centre each Monday at 7.30 pm.  See underneath  the Link PRAYER for last discussion.
  • FOOD FOR THOUGHT:  Beginning again in ‘September – Ecumenical discussions each Thursday in the Parish Centre at 1.30 pmEveryone very welcome!  See underneath Link PRAYER for last reflection.
  • SUPPORT MEETINGS FOR DIVORCED AND SEPARATED CATHOLICS:  We welcome Catholics and other Christians who are divorced or separated (recently or in the past) or who are experiencing the breakdown of a marriage or a long term relationship.  The small groups are informative, affirming, free and confidential.   To book a place on the South Liverpool course please call:  Frances Trotman 0151 727 2195.    To book a place on the Ormskirk course please call: Maureen O’Brien 07967 753371.  General enquiries may be directed to MaureenO’Brien, LACE, 0151 522 1044  or e-mail:  
  • FOODBANK:  We need support to date and sort the foods to ensure that we can process the food orders for the Foodbank Centres.   Please ‘phone 934 3055 if you can help.  Many thanks.



  • HISTORY COURSE:  10 weeks – organised by Liverpool University and run by Peter Firth, entitled “Christianity in Post-Roman Western Europe” on Wednesday afternoons in St Helen’s Parish Centre (2 to 4 pm) beginning on the 4th October.  Contact 0151 794 6900 or e-mail: for more information
  • METROPOLITAN CATHEDRAL OF CHRIST THE KING: The Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima and the Relics of Blessed Jacinta and Francisco, will be coming to visit the Cathedral from the 6th to 7th October, 2017: FATIMA FIRST SATURDAY DEVOTIONS,  Saturday 6th October, 12.15 Confession; 14.00 Crowning of Our Lady of Fatima, Fatima,Devotions, Rosary; 15.00 Holy Hour/Divine Mercy Chaplet/Benediction; 16.00 Fatima Film Showing on “The Little Shepherds”; 16.45 & 21.30 Talk on the Message of Fatima; 19.00 HOLY MASS.  Saturday 7th October (Feast of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary) 9 am Holy Mass in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel; 10.00 Fatima Devotions/Rosary/Veneration of the Relics of Saints Jacinta & Francisco; 11.00 Confession; 11.30 Enrollment in the Brown Scapular; 12.00 HOLY MASS; 13.30 End of the Visitation. 
  • TALK ABOUT THE METROPOLITAN CATHEDRAL: Saturday 7th October 1.15 pm (after 12.00 pm Mass) at St Helen’s Parish Centre.   Mr Harrison, Architect in Mr Gibberd’s Office during the planning and building of our Cathedral will give a an interesting and informative talk/slide show on the planning and building of our Cathedral.  Suggested donation £5 – in aid of funds to maintain the Cathedral”
  • PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK, IRELAND: Fully escorted 5 Night Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine, 15th October 2017.  £699.00 per person sharing. Price includes flight with 15kg checked in bag, all taxes, luxury transfers, 5 nights’ in newly refurbished Knock House Hotel with full Irish Breakfast each morning and 4 Course Dinner each evening.  Contact Patricia anytime on 01268 762 278 or 07740 175557. Email 
  • COME & SEE 2017:  With Timothy Radcliffe at Christ The King School, Southport, on 14th and 15th October, with Workshops by Steve Atherton, Fiona Castle,  Dermott Donnelly and more . . .   Music by Jo Boyce and friends.  Sunday Mass with Archbishop Malcolm.  For more information about all our events see our website OR contact 0151 949 1199  OR e-mail:



  • EMPIRE THEATRE:  ‘War Horse’ on Monday 27th November.  Tickets £37.  Please contact the Parish Office for more information.




  • METROPOLITAN CATHEDRAL OF CHRIST THE KING:  Rev. Philip Carr, Rev. Anthony Kelly and Carl Mugan will be ordained to the Priesthood on Saturday 7th July 2018.  Please keep them in your prayers.