Advent & Christmas News

Advent leaflet

 Click here for an electronic copy of the Parish Advent leaflet

If you would like a copy of St Mary's Advent leaflet click here

Piety Shop

The Piety Shop will be open after all Sunday Masses until Christmas.

All profits go to Project Zimbabwe.

2020 diaries and Stations of The Infancy, from Redemptorist Publications now in stock. 

The 2020 diaries feature a beautiful painting each month, and a number of reflections. You can read all about the Stations of the Resurrection by clicking here. 

Available in the porch

Advent Extra is on sale  £1.95 per copy

The Archdiocesan Directory is on sale in the porch £3.50 each.


Marie Curie Christmas Decoration appeal

Dementia Friendly Christmas Carol Service

At the Metropolitan Cathedral from 2.00pm - 3.00pm

There will be singing from local school children, a simple drama of the Christmas story and following the service there will be mince pies and teas etc in the Gibberd Room.

There is no need to book and everyone is invited and welcome. 

Busted Halo Instragram challenge

The Advent Wreath

Christmas meal in St Mary's Parish Hall on Christmas Day 1.00-4.00pm.

For anybody who will be eating alone this year, irrespective of religion or income.

Anyone is welcome.

Please contact Anita on the number below or your parish office to book a place.

All offers of help would be gratefully received! Anita on 07387576741 

Cardinal Nichols on Art and Scripture at Advent and Christmas

Allerton Farmers' Market Stall

Saturday 7th December

Things are now falling into place for the CTMH Market stall. 

There will be displays for 

      • ·Christmas Cards,  
      • ·The Hope Christmas Magazine,
      • ·Christmas Angels and
      • ·a Children’s Booklet with the Christmas Story produced by The Bible Society and Hope.

There will also hopefully be leaflets from individual churches, promoting Christmas events,  General Information and social/community projects. If you represent any community project who would like some promotion on the stall please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . A4 Poster and handouts can be displayed

St Nicholas Anglican Church and the Methodist Partnership in Halewood have generously donated 40 Christmas Angels, but we would welcome more.   If you can knit, sew or crochet one or more  in the next couple of weeks it would be greatly appreciated. Patterns are available at the following links

To learn more about Christmas Angels Click here

We also still need your prayer and more people to lighten the load on staffing the stall, particularly between 10.00am and 1.00pm.

If you can help please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Advent seeking God in your own highplace

A podcast from the Catholic Church in England and Wales

nugentsmall2016A small group of volunteer ladies have been busy making festive decorations for Nugent. If you would like to buy one please email  or call  0151 261 2023.  Nugent. ask for a donation of £3 or £5 for each decoration.  

Photos from Nugent. illustrating examples of the decorations

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Pope Francis on the Nativity Scene

SYNOD 2020 Talks - Talk 3 - Complex Catholicism

Hope University Chapel 7.30pm to 8.45pm

Tea & Coffee available from 7pm

Optional night prayer at 9pm


Speaker: Stephen Davies. Using up to date research he will explore who the younger members of our Church are today. He will look at how we can reach out to youngCatholics. We will hear the voice of young people speaking into the Church today. All are very welcome!  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Please note The text of the second Synod Talk, Faith & Theology in Later Life by Dr Ros Stuart-Buttle, is now available on the SYNOD website   There is no audio of the event due to technical issues

From the Bishop Eton Home School Association

If you are starting to think about Christmas Shopping 😬 🎄.....

Don’t forget you can raise money for the school for FREE by using the Amazon Smile website!
Amazon will donate a % of the sale to our school!
Go to and search for Our Lady’s Bishop Eton Home School Association when prompted - the great thing is it doesn’t cost you anything!!!

You can make your own Advent Calendar for free at    You can add your own personal images or videos or use videos on line.  

A “Space To Be Service” will take place at 12 noon on Saturday 23 November 2019  (International  Survivors of Suicide Loss day) in St Matthew’s RC Church, 19 Townsend Avenue, Liverpool, L13 9DL.

The service is open to people of all religions and none; and whilst it is open to everyone, we particularly welcome those bereaved by suicide as well as those who are or have been suicidal.

The hour long service will include testimonies from Fr Conor Stainton-Polland  and 4 guest speakers.

There will be quiet periods of reflection, music, and a dance performance.

We would encourage you to stay for refreshments, which will be served afterwards.

Please feel free to share this information with anyone who you may feel would benefit from attending.

If you require any further information,please do not hesitate to contact me:


On Sunday 8 December the SVP are asking parishioners to bring a small offering to be made before the offertory procession of cans, pasta, rice and non-perishables.

The need in our city is very great and is especially felt around Christmas

. Thank you for your generosity.


The Metropolitan Cathedral's appeal for toiletries, nightwear, toys for children, chocolates and other new items for the Women’s Refuge has started once again. As you start your own Christmas shopping please consider popping a little bit extra in for these families who have been through a tough time and who have fled from their homes with nothing. It is hard to imagine isn’t it?


Once again the Cathedral is holding its Creative Christmas Workshops. Starting on on Tuesday 12 November and running for 6 weeks from 1pm – 4pm in the Gibberd Room. The six week course will use crafts and fresh flowers to make your own unique designs for Christmas for your own home or for thoughtful gifts for others. You can pay £60 for the complete course or dip in and out and pay £15 for each session you attend. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to book a place

For more information visit

our lady of the rosary1Rosary for World Peace Friday 6th December

2pm at the  Liverpool CIty Centre crib

All invited to pray a Rosary for world peace - your presence will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you

Spiritual Advent Calendar’s

This year the Franciscans are offering daily stories, prayers and reflections delivered to your inbox. 

If you are intested sign up at


If you follow the above link you will find an Advent Calendar for adults, but there are also links for you to download calendars to be used with young people or children.

Irish Bishop's Conference

This year the Irish Bishop's Conference Advent Calendar can be accessed at

 They have also provided prayers for families at



articles prayers  posters


Advent 2019

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