CAFOD Is Combining Efforts With The DEC To Launch The Afghanistan Crisis Appeal

CAFOD (Catholic Agency For Overseas Development) is combining efforts with the DEC (Disasters Emergency Committee) to launch the Afghanistan Crisis Appeal.

In Afghanistan, 8 million people are on the brink of famine because of drought, collapsing economy, food shortages, conflict, and COVID. CAFOD is supporting sister Caritas agencies to reach communities most in need with food, clean water, and fuel.

During Advent, when we open ourselves to the needs of others, let’s do all that we can to save lives. Please donate to this worthy cause and pray for the people of Afghanistan

You can donate on the CAFOD website and read the full story by clicking on this link.

Events in July 2022

'Monthly First Friday Refreshments'
Friday 1st July 2022

Why not join us for tea, coffee, biscuits and cake each First Friday of the month after the 12 o’clock Mass in our Parish Hall. The proceeds during Easter to be donated to Afghanistan Refugees. Look forward to seeing you

First Saturday Devotion
Saturday 2nd July 2022

Join us for First Saturday Devotion to The Immaculate Heart Of Mary. Prayers will be led by members of The St Francis Prayer Group. Part of The Holy Rosary will be said in different languages. Anyone who would like to lead a decade of the Holy Rosary is welcome to come forward.

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Sunday 3rd July 2022

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Sunday 10th July 2022

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Sunday 17th July 2022

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Sunday 24th July 2022

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Sunday 31st July 2022

Lourdes Overland by Jumbulance: Thursday 14th - Saturday 23rd July 2022

Chester Across Group is off to Lourdes again from Thursday 14th - Saturday 23rd July 2022. Travel is overland by Jumbulance, literally a Jumbo-Ambulance.

For further information, visit or Facebook Liverpool & Chester Across or contact Tony Murphy 07881 656974 or email

Diocesan Pilgrimage To Lourdes:
By Air: Friday 29th July - Thursday 4th August 2022
Overland: Thursday 28th July - Friday 5th August 2022

Image by dodo71

Now that all Covid restrictions have been eased, it is wonderful that once again we can return to Lourdes. Our Diocesan Pilgrimage will take place from 29 July - 4 August by air and 28 July - 5 August overland.

Prices start from as little as £440 which includes travel, full board accommodation and full pilgrimage programme.

Further details and booking forms are available to download from the Pilgrimage Website or from the Pilgrimage Office, Curial Offices, 2 Park Rd South, Prenton, Wirral, CH43 4UX.

Over the last two weeks £438 has been raised by the Polish parishioners which is fantastic. Sincere thanks from Tony Murphy to all who contributed to the Jumbulance Trip.

Tony has said that the party will pray for all benefactors at the Grotto in Lourdes. His contact details are as below and in our newsletter for any further enquiries.

For all enquiries, please contact Tony Murphy - 07881 656974, email or visit -

Future Events

Relics of St Bernadette of Lourdes to visit the Diocese of Shrewsbury - Autumn 2022

St Bernadette of Lordes

The relics of St Bernadette will visit the Diocese of Shrewsbury next year as part of a national tour of Britain.

A section of bone from her thigh is to be taken to the major cathedrals and churches of the dioceses of England, Scotland and Wales in Autumn 2022.

It will give British Catholics the chance to make a personal pilgrimage to the French saint, to venerate her and to pray for her intercession.

The Rt Rev. Mark Davies, the Bishop of Shrewsbury, said: “I look forward to welcoming the relics of St Bernadette of Lourdes to this Shrewsbury Diocese. Many pilgrims have journeyed to Lourdes over the years to pray alongside St Bernadette – and now it seems Lourdes is coming to us by the visit of the relics. May the example and prayers of St Bernadette lead us in 2022 to renewed faith and love for the Holy Eucharist.”

Her feast day 16th April 2022 has been added to our Feast Days page. The full article and details of St Bernadette's life are available on the Diosese of Shrewsbury website by clicking on this link.

MBNA Chester Marathon
Sunday 3rd October 2022

Please allow additional travelling time as the MBNA Chester Marathon is due to take place on Sunday 3rd October 2022.

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