A SERVICE TO BEGIN ADVENT

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This evening (Monday) the boys and girls in KS2 from St Clare's Primary School opened the season of Advent by conducting a Service in church attended by their parents and family.

Parish Readers Re-Commissioned

Readers

This weekend as with every first Sunday of Advent our readers were re-commissioned to this ministry after the pastoral letter.

LET THE PRIESTS PRAY OVER THEM

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'Let the Priests pray over them,' is taken from the Epistle of St James where he is giving instruction to the young Church in Jerusalem about praying with those members of the Church who were sick.

I MUST SPEAK OUT

Day of renewal

'I must speak out' was the theme chosen by the speaker at the latest North West Day of Renewal.

TWO LITTLE DUCKS!

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Those au fait with the game of Bingo will have immediately have 'got' the inference of the title: Two Little Ducks. A goodly number of parishioners turned out for the Prize Bingo held in the Parish Hall. We have started our fund raising efforts for next year's Youth Pilgrimages.

Baptismal Mass

Baptismal Mass

On Sunday was our now annual Mass for all those who have been baptised in the last year.

LOURDES DIARY 2014

Lourdes Diary 2014

Nisha Thanikachalam

Thurs 17 July/Fri 18 July

After a very long coach journey, we arrived on Friday afternoon in Lourdes. We spent the rest of the day relaxing and settling into our rooms.

AN END AND A BEGINNING!

 

End of term Mass

The Last Round Up - well, for this school year, anyway, to mark the end of the academic year.

A PARISH SUMMER FUN DAY!

Parish Fun Day

With the end of term having overtaken some schools and with it looming in our own, it was time to begin to wind down and relax. So the parish organised a ‘family fun day’ were parishioners young and old could get together to do fun (silly) things.

AND A GOOD TIME WAS HAD BY ALL

Fun Day

The Parish Faith-based youth groups, Seekers & God’s Friends Forever, ended their year in a spectacular fashion with fun and games and high jinx on the church field. Bouncy Castles and the like appeared in profusion, as did ‘nets’ for penalty shootouts.

PEDAL POWER

Hodovo Bike Ride

Blessed once again by glorious blue skies and the heat of the morning sun, wheels truly went into motion to raise funds for Hodovo on Saturday morning as grandparents, parents, children and teachers from St. Clare’s Church and School turned up at Cottam Arena to participate in the ‘Big Ride’ event.

BRAZIL IN FULWOOD

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Brazil in Fulwood - well not quite although the sun did shine. It may not have had the razzamatazz of the world cup but there was excitment in plenty for the Deanery Football Tournament organised by Fr Carden at Corpus Christi High School.

EXPLORING 'MESSY CHURCH'

Messy Church

The idea behind Messy Church is to allow young children and parents to work together with art materials whilst engaging with a scriptural theme.

Breaking News Appointment

Fr Darren Carden

Bishop Michael Campbell has today appointed Fr. Darren Carden as the new Vocations Director of the Diocese.

Cardinal Newman - Lark Hill Association

Lark Hill Assoc Day 2014 Mass

The Lark Hill Association is a group of former pupils of the Lark Hill Convent School, the former Lark Hill Convent School building is now Cardinal Newman Catholic College.

O SACRAMENT MOST HOLY, O SACRAMENT DIVINE

Exposition

O Sacrament Most Holy, O Sacrament Divine, all praise and all thanksgiving be every moment thine!

This weekend, according to the schedule in the Diocesan Directory, is the turn of this Parish to hold Solemn Prolonged Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. This used to be called 'Quarant Ore' - the Latin for 40 hours - for in days gone by, there would be a continuous exposition throughout the day and night (this still happens in some places).

DANCE, DANCE WHEREVER YOU MAY BE

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And where were we? In the Sports Hall at Corpus Christi School, a most apt venue for all the energy that was being expended at our Parish Ceilidh. The Dance was run as a fundraiser for our Hodovo Project in Bosnia Herzegovina.

WINDS LIGHT TO MODERATE!

Sunner Fair

'Winds light to moderate' (with precipitation) was the way the Shipping Forecast described the Irish Sea [our nearest coast] and it was accurate, AND it was the evening of our Summer Fair! Did it dampen our spirits? Well, it caused us to alter our plans somewhat. But folk turned out as ever, and there were a great many stalls, events and attractions still available.

Preparing for the Bishop

 Bishop's Visit

On Saturday 14th June, around 60 young people aged 7 – 18 gathered at St Clare’s for a day of fun and preparation for the visitation of Bishop Michael Campbell OSA.