Three of our parishioners Aminata Wariraye, Brendan Toland, Amy Noulan and Ben Procter (St Helens) were recently awarded with the Pope Benedict Caritas Award. We congratulate them on receiving this Papal Award. We hope to build on the success of the Caritas Award next year along with the introduction of the Junior Caritas Award.
For more info go to: http://www.sces.uk.com/
Fr. Raymond Mupandasekwa who vsited us from Tafara in Zimbabwe recently advised us of Lenten services within his Parish of St. Alphonsus:
“Lent is the busiest season within St. Alphonsus, we have so many devotions going on. The whole parish comes together each morning at 6 a.m. and again in the afternoon at 3 p.m. for “The Way of The Cross”. Every Sunday the parish will meet at 5 p.m. for Benediction and Adoration. Added to this we have divided the parish in to eight sections and have section masses, in the evenings, in the parishioners homes. These take place outside in the open as there is no one home able to accommodate the numbers who attend”
A Parish social ‘pasta’ evening will be held on Friday 8th November; music by the fabulous Joanne Bence! Tickets £8.
All proceeds will be sent to Fr. Raymond in Tafara in support of his fundraising efforts to build the Parish of St. Alphonsus a hall of their own! His Parishioners are fundraising in their own small ways – selling candles and paraffin, the proceeds of which will be used to fence off and prepare the site for future building work.
The Parish Youth Group will start in the Church Hall on Monday 28th October from 8 pm to 9 pm; please note it will be restricted to Primary 7 children initially.
We are looking for donations of unused board games, etc. Please hand into hall or parish house.
New musicians wanted to play with the music group at 6:30pm mass on Sunday evening. Rehearsal for mass is at 5:45pm each week before mass. Please phone the church house on 01416372882 for how to get involved or see one of the group members after mass on the Sunday evening.