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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.

 

REOPENING OF OUR CHURCHES - A MESSAGE FROM FR. TOM:

 

WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT ST. MARY'S LOWE HOUSE REOPENS FOR HOLY MASS FROM 26TH JULY 2020.

 

MASS TIMES:  

SUNDAY 4.30 PM

THURSDAY  7.00 PM

 

THE CHURCH HAS CAPACITY FOR 70 PEOPLE.

 

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

Fr. Tom

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.

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):

Lowe House – Offertory envelopes

 

 

if anyone wishes to continue with their Gift Aid envelopes for this tax year, please let Marilyn know (either by email or phone) during this week so that we can get the boxes out as soon as possible.   

 

Telephone 01744 22077

 

email stmaryandstthomas@rcaolp.co.uk

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

Week Commencing 10th August 2020 – Masses celebrated at 9.00 am

Monday 10th Aug        Special Intention

Tuesday 11th                Deacon Michael McGlynn (Lately Dead)

Wednesday 12th Aug  Paul Lowery (Lately Dead)

Friday 14th Aug            Mary Gallagher (Sick)

Saturday 16th Aug       Jane Pigott (Birthday Remembrance)

St Mary’s Lowe House

Wednesday 12th Aug 11.00am   Funeral Service for Sarah Drought

Thursday 13th Aug 7.00pm. Mass for Betty Wall (Lately Dead)

Sunday 16th Aug 11.00am    People of the Parish

                                4.30pm    Tracey Honey (Lately Dead)

If any parishioner would like a mass said, please contact

Fr. Tom at the presbytery on 01744 735802.

Fr. Tom continues to say Mass privately whilst plans are progressing for opening Lowe House for Holy Mass.

 

The Office remains closed this week.

NEW DAWN IN THE CHURCH

Virtual Conference

31 July - 2 August 2020

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Together In The Spirit magazine

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Fr. Tom will commence saying the 11.00am
Holy Mass on Sunday 16th August celebrating the Feast of the Assumption of Our Lady then on subsequent Sundays.  Masses in Lowe House Parish are therefore:

 

Sunday   11.00 am and 4.30 pm

Thursday 7.00 p.m.

 

The Holy Hours have also recommenced on the 1st Friday of every month at 3.00 p.m.  Next one Friday 4th September.

Celebrate Together Online

June 26, 2020

We feel, in the midst of these uncertain circumstances, God is giving us all an opportunity to connect with Him and others in different ways. This is why we are delighted to announce:

  

The CELEBRATE Online Conference 
27th - 28th June 2020

Click on the link to view a pdf with more details

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.

SYNOD 2020 UPDATE

Dear friends,
 

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

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

 WELCOME - WITAMY - BIENVENUE - WILLKOMMEN

BENVENUTO - BEM VINDA - 欢迎

NEWS AND WHAT'S ON

AT ST MARY'S, LOWE HOUSE

26/01/2020

FAMILY WALKING GROUP

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

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. 

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.

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.

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Letter From Fr Denis

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

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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"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.

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

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.

7.30pm - 9.30pm

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.

4th February

3rd  March

7th April

5th May

2nd June

7th July

4th August

1st September

6th October

3rd November

1st December

For further information please contact Deacon Dave

on 07523 425 540.

Everyone is welcome.

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01744 22077

stmaryandstthomas@rcaolp.co.uk

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