I always meant to sort out that kitchen shelf and now that it’s crashed to the floor with all the crockery it’s too late. The same goes for that little chip in the windscreen that now looks like a spider’s web, and of course there’s that faulty old plug on the TV set which probably caused last night’s loud explosion during Coronation Street!
We love to put things off… read more

Knights of St Columba

The Grand Knight and Brothers of the Knights of St Columba, Council 9, would wish to express their sincere gratitude to Fr John and the Parishioners of Mount Carmel for the welcome they received on the occasion of their Pulpit Talk to attract new members, held a couple of weekends ago. We really are very grateful to you all. If anyone would like any further information, please contact our Membership Officer, Aidan Carney, on 427 7126.

Divorced & Separated Catholics

Support for Divorced & Separated Catholics: The Marriage & Family Life group of the diocese are continuing their series of meetings after Easter. There are leaflets at the back of church for those who might be interested. You might know someone who does not come to Mass who might appreciate the support which this group offers.


There’s an air of anxiety in our scripture readings at the liturgy today. God shows Abram (before he became Abraham) that he will stand at the top of a lineage with many descendants and that he will take possession of the land. But Abram is still worried about the future: “My Lord, how am I to know that I shall inherit it?” And God has to reassure Abram,… read more

CAFOD Lent Fast Day

The focus of this year’s Lent Fast Day is to ensure that girls living in the world’s poorest countries are free to change their lives by getting an education. CAFOD is working with local expert organisations around the world to bring water to family homes, so girls who used to spend hours collecting it every day, now have time for school, study and to play with their friends.
There are envelopes at the back of church if you wish to Gift Aid your donation. The collection will take place next weekend.
This year the UK government has promised to match every pound and penny you give this Lent. So whatever you give will be doubled.

Polish Community

For several years the Polish Community of Liverpool have been celebrating Mass every Thursday in St Patrick’s church. They also use it at the main feasts of the Church’s year such as Christmas and Easter.They have asked whether they can also use it on Sundays. Currently they use the Cathedral but that is not convenient for them or for the Cathedral.
We celebrate Baptisms on the first Sunday of every month at St Patrick’s so they would have use of the church after that.
I would be grateful if parishioners would let me know their thoughts on this, please let me know. See me in church or write to me by letter or email.

Confirmation for Adults

Any adult or older teenager who wishes to be Confirmed by Bishop Rawsthorne on 15th March should leave name, age and contact numbers either by letter or email. There will be a short period of preparation.