ST. MARY'S LOWE HOUSE AND ST. THOMAS OF CANTERBURY PARISHES: Fr. Tom would like parishioners requesting Masses to be said to contact him directly on 01744 735802 please so that he can discuss details directly with you.
Fr. Tom Gagie
As you will be aware, both St Mary's Lowe House and St. Thomas of Canterbury Churches, in line with the instructions from the Archdiocese of Liverpool, are to remain closed until further notice due to the coronavirus outbreak. I know this is a very difficult time for everyone; please be assured you are in my prayers and if anyone has any petitions you would like me to pray for, please put them through the door.
Keep safe and God bless you all.
Father Tom Gagie
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FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO ST. MARY'S LOWE HOUSE PARISH AND ST. THOMAS OF CANTERBURY:
Please use the links below if you wish to contribute financially to either parish (for those who do not have a Standing Order payment):
MASS INTENTIONS FOR ST. THOMAS OF CANTERBURY/
ST. MARY’S LOWE HOUSE CELEBRATED BY FR. TOM GAGIE
Week Commencing 1st June 2020
Sunday 31st People of the Parishes
Monday 1st Joseph Graney (Lately Dead)
Tuesday 2nd Joseph Ellis (Lately Dead)
Wednesday 3rd Private Intention
Thursday 4th Colin O’Brien
Friday 5th Fred Currah (Anniversary)
Saturday 6th Patricia McManus RIP
Sunday 7th People of the Parishes
If any parishioner would like a mass said, please contact
Fr. Tom at the presbytery on 01744 735802.
Please pray for the following who have recently died, and their families:
Joseph Ellis who lived at Patricia Court.
Teresa (Tess) Friar, a prominent and regular member of Lowe House, until she moved to Lincolnshire to live with family. Tess passed away peacefully in her sleep on Friday 8th May.
Eternal rest give unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen.
FR. BERNARD EAGER, DIAMOND JUBILEE
Fr. Bernard Eager celebrates his Diamond Jubilee of Ordination on 11th June 2020.
If you would like to celebrate with him you can send him a card to St John's House,
7 Wokefield Way, St Helens, WA10 4QP.
This will help him to know that he has not been forgotten during the lockdown.
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In the light of the changes COVID-19 has brought to our lives, we reflect on the kind of Church God is calling us to be.
During these days of isolation and social distancing we are experiencing different ways of being Church. Our prayer and worship has become transformed as we gather remotely, online, from our own home. Our sense of community is challenged as we find creative and new ways of coming together to meet, to socialise, to work, or to check in on each other.
Today begins our extra period of reflection as we consider what our Synod can learn from the experience of living through these difficult and different times. We have produced a short film and a leaflet to help guide your reflection. Please use them and encourage others to reflect too as we continue to discern the Church God is calling us to be. If possible, share these on your personal and parish social media.
Visit our website, reflect on the materials, and submit your proposals for action to the Parish Office by email using the button below . We will close the online submission form on Monday 4 May 2020.
With best wishes
Fr Philip, Fr Matthew, Jacqui, and Matt
The Synod Office Team
RETREAT WITH MGR. JOHN ARMITAGE - WALSINGHAM
Mgr John Armitage led a Retreat at Walsingham Livestream from 19th April to 25th April. It is an exceptionally spiritual and helpful retreat for people at every stage of faith. An excellent retreat for the current time and which will help us prepare for life after lockdown. It is available on the Walsingham site and, as confirmed by Mgr. Armitage, will stay there. Notes accompanying the retreat are also there. The retreat can be accessed on https://www.walsingham.org.uk/live-stream/ or just Google Walsingham livestream. You will also access there the current daily programme of Holy Masses, Devotions and Adoration which are helping so much during this strange time for us all.
OFFERTORY GIVING - ST. MARY'S LOWE HOUSE PARISH
If anyone would like to set up a standing order for their offertory gifts, this can set up with their bank using a mandate form. The form can be completed electronically and then sent to their bank. If anyone is interested please email Marilyn Roberts and she will email a form back to you for you to complete and submit to your bank. Marilyn's address is: email@example.com.
A fantastic resource to help you and your children celebrate together.
Free lectionary based children's sermons and object lessons.
"Welcome to St Mary’s, Lowe House and St Thomas of Canterbury website. We have a wonderful opportunity for sharing in the life of our parishes through our website. Here you can find out what is going on and how to get involved.
May this facility bring about many new opportunities for caring and sharing, developing our Christian life throughout the St Helens area and beyond."
Fr. Tom Gagie
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NEWS AND WHAT'S ON
AT ST MARY'S, LOWE HOUSE
Join us on our next family friendly walk on Sunday 26th January.
For information regarding masses the choir will be singing at, practice times, or if you are interested in joining us, please visit the choir page via the link.
Donations can be placed in the box at Lowe House church during mass times or at the parish office during office hours. Thank you.
We welcome you to enjoy a chat over a cup of tea or coffee after the 11.00am mass every Sunday. A great way to meet people if you are new to the parish.
Click on the link below to read the latest news from Fr Denis.
IMPORTANT SUSPENSION NOTICE
Thursday Together in the Spirit/Holy Hours at St. Mary's Lowe House and St. Thomas of Canterbury/Life in the Spirit Seminars/Saturday Seeds: Given the current situation and advice from Government, we have taken the decision to suspend the above activities until further notice.
We are really heartbroken to do this but there is little else we can do. Please continue to pray with us in spirit - the Lord is with us and perhaps this is a time we can use just to be still and quiet and listen to what God is saying to us. Hopefully, God willing, we can soon continue to share and praise the Lord together again. Please do continue to send in prayer requests as we can still prayer for those! God bless xx
Thursday Together in the Spirit
You are welcome to join us for prayer and praise on Thursdays at 7.30pm in St. Mary's Lowe House Hall (entrance off Crab Street).
This also includes Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, intercessory prayer, healing prayer ministry for those requiring this and teach ins, information and education sessions (watch this space for further details.......).
We usually have some rather nice refreshments on offer too! Come along, you will be made very welcome and its a great opportunity to make new friends.
Healing Prayer Ministry is available on Thursday evenings following the Prayer and Praise meeting which starts at 7.30pm till about 9.00pm, and also on request after Mass or after Holy Hours in St. Mary's Lowe House and St. Thomas of Canterbury. Team members will also come out to visit and pray for the sick on request.
PASTORAL CARE AT PATRICIA COURT SHELTERED HOUSING
St. Mary's Lowe House looks after the pastoral care at Patricia Court sheltered housing. If you are a resident, or have a relative who is a resident and would like to receive Holy Communion and/or prayer, please contact Deacon Dave on 07523 425 540.
"Our parishes and communities must be a place of welcome."
These words come from the Catholic Safeguarding Advisory Service and help to sum up the purpose of a small, but significant, department of people working under the auspices of Liverpool Archdiocese.
If you would like to join any of the church ministries please contact Paul Seddon to make an application to the DBS.
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NEWS AND WHAT'S
ON AT ST THOMAS OF CANTERBURY
MASSES & SERVICES at
ST THOMAS OF CANTERBURY
Saturday Vigil 5.00pm
Mon, Wed Fri 9.00am
Tue & Thur 9.00am
Saturday 4.00pm - 4.45pm
or on request Telephone
The Knitters and Stitchers are back. In St Thomas of Canterbury church hall on the first and third Wednesday of each month. A friendly informal group who welcome everyone.
ADORATION AND BENEDICTION 2020
Adoration, short Benediction and healing before the Blessed Sacrament (based on the Scripture reading of the woman with the haemorrhage) will be held on the first Tuesday of the Month in St. Thomas of Canterbury at 7.00 pm.
For further information please contact Deacon Dave
on 07523 425 540.
Everyone is welcome.