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There are important updates regarding Parish changes and getting ready for Mass as the Covid 19 guidelines change.

 

Please click on the new PARISH UPDATES page for more information.

 

Holy Mass times at St. Mary’s Lowe House:

 

SUNDAY 11.00am 

SUNDAY 4.30pm

THURSDAY  7.00pm

Holy Hour is also held at 3.00pm

on the First Friday of every month.

 

THE CHURCH HAS CAPACITY FOR 68 PEOPLE.

ENTRANCE BY THE FRONT DOORS ONLY PLEASE (NO ENTRY VIA CRAB STREET).

ST. THOMAS OF CANTERBURY: 

Following the opening of St. Mary’s Lowe House,
Fr. Tom is now considering opening St. Thomas of Canterbury Church. However, this can only be done if volunteers come forward to help. Based on experience at Lowe House, at least 20 volunteers will be needed, initially to clean the Church, and then to act as stewards to assist in guiding people coming to Holy Mass and in sanitising the Church afterwards. If you are able to volunteer, please contact Deacon Dave on: 07523425540 or email thecaldwells32@live.co.uk

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.

Important information
about about the
re-opening of
St. Mary's Lowe House

Please note when attending holy mass:

Please bring a mask!

68 People are allowed in the church.

Please observe social distancing guidelines at all times if queueing or anywhere in church.

Please follow the instructions of the stewards when you attend holy mass.

Do not attend if you have any symptoms of covid-19.

Think carefully about attending if you are at risk clinically or have been advised to shield.

The sunday obligation has not yet been re-instated.

Please avoid bringing shopping or other large personal items into church.

The piety shop will remain closed.

Toilets will not be in use. In case of a genuine emergency speak to a steward.

Fr. Tom will be saying masses privately at St Thomas of Canterbury next week for the following intentions:

Week Commencing 21st Sep 2020 – Masses celebrated at 9.00 am

Monday 21st Sep         In Thanksgiving

Tuesday 22nd Sep       Tracey Honey (Lately Dead)

Wednesday 23rd Sep  Holy Souls

Thursday 24th Sep      No Mass

Friday 25th Sep            Maureen Baines (Lately Dead)

Saturday 26th Sep       Private Intention

St Mary’s Lowe House

Thursday 24th Sep 7.00pm Eileen Wood (Birthday)

Sunday 27th Sep 11.00am  People of the Parish 

                                4.30pm   Special Intention

If any parishioner would like a mass said, please contact

Fr. Tom at the presbytery on 01744 735802.

 

The Office remains closed this week.

The SACRED HEART MESSENGER is a monthly Catholic magazine enjoyed by people of all ages. If you would like to subscribe to it at a cost of £1.85 a month, please ring Margaret on 07716152552

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):

A message from

Fr Denis in Peru

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Click on the magazine cover to view Issue 4 in your browser. From there you can download the current issue.

Together In The Spirit magazine

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Sycamore: What do you believe? - Catholic National Shrine of Our Lady

How can we find happiness? What’s the meaning of life? Is there a God? Does prayer make a difference?

Click on the link below to visit the website.

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: m.roberts@rcaolp.co.uk.

CHILDREN'S LITURGY

A fantastic resource to help you and your children celebrate together. 

SERMONS 4 KIDS

Free lectionary based children's sermons and object lessons.

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"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

Parish Priest

NEWS AND WHAT'S ON

AT ST MARY'S, LOWE HOUSE

 WELCOME - WITAMY - BIENVENUE - WILLKOMMEN

BENVENUTO - BEM VINDA - 欢迎

"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.

Click here to find out more.

26/01/2020

FAMILY WALKING GROUP

​​Join us on our next family friendly walk on Sunday 26th January. 

Suspended until further notice due to Covid 19 restrictions.

Lowe House Choir

​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. 

Suspended until further notice due to Covid 19 restrictions.

ST HELENS FOODBANK

Donations can be placed in the box at Lowe House church during mass times or at the parish office during office hours. Thank you.

During Covid restrictions, food for the foodbank can be delivered directly to the Christian Life Centre, Atherton Street, St. Helens WA10 2DT

Tea and Buiscuits

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.

Suspended until further notice due to Covid 19 restrictions.

HOLY HOUR

First Friday of each month, 3.00pm St. Mary’s Lowe House:  Come along to adore the Lord in the Blessed Sacrament, say the Divine Mercy Chaplet and listen to the Word of God and reflection. As people leave, you are able to received a personal blessing before the Blessed Sacrament (socially distanced).

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Letter From Fr Denis

Click on the link below to read the latest news from Fr Denis.

19/09/2020

UPDATE SEPTEMBER 20

During Covid restrictions, healing prayers are said by the team during their meeting ‘in the Spirit’ each Friday at 7.00 pm. when the team remotely prays together. You can request healing prayer via any member of the team or by contacting Deacon Dave 07523425540, Margaret 07716152552, Maria 07730413283  or email: thecaldwells32@live.co.uk

17/03/2020

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

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

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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

Sunday 8.30am

Mon, Wed Fri 9.00am

Eucharistic Service

Tue & Thur 9.00am

CONFESSIONS

Saturday 4.00pm - 4.45pm

or on request Telephone

01744 735802

St. Thomas of Canterbury remains closed currently.

KNITTERS AND STITCHERS

​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.

Suspended until further notice due to Covid 19 restrictions.

7.30pm - 9.30pm

ADORATION AND BENEDICTION 2020

Church closed currently but Adoration during Holy Hour takes place on the first Friday of the month at 3.00pm at St. Mary’s Lowe House.

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01744 22077

stmaryandstthomas@rcaolp.co.uk

Parish Office, Holy Cross Presbytery, Corporation Street, St Helens WA10 1EF