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Our Lady & St Bernard's News

last updated : 19/06/2018


St Saviour & St Mary’s Parish Family & School Masses in Church:

At St Mary of the Angels: 9.00am on Sunday, 8th July. At St Saviour’s: 11.00am Mass on Sunday, 15th July

Traidcraft Stall:

The Traidcraft stall will be open after Mass this weekend, 16-17 June at St. Bernard’s Church. Please give your support to this valuable way of helping farmers in the developing world to build better lives for themselves and their families. A visit to the Fairtrade website ( will provide a better understanding of the how the Fairtrade movement benefits so many farming communities around the world. Here in our LPA parishes we are making a contribution to the development of Fairtrade in our church community.

SVP Groceries, Our Lady & St Bernard’s:

The SVP have run out of groceries. Thanks to parishioners and Our Lady's Primary School's generosity at Christmas, we were able to supply needy families with grocery's, but the demand is constantly increasing; so if parishioners would be so kind to come to our assistance, the families concerned will be forever grateful. There are boxes at the back of Our Lady’s & St Bernard’s Churches for any who could help. Thank you.

St Mary of the Angels School Job Vacancy:

Cleaner required, 10 hours per week, 6am-8am or 3.15pm - 5.15pm. Contact the school for more information 0151 338 2430 or

Luncheon Clubs:

In Our Lady’s Parish Centre this coming Tuesday, 19th June at 12.30pm, and this coming Friday, 22nd June at 12.30pm
St Saviour & St Mary of the Angels’ Parish Luncheon Club will meet again at St Saviour’s on Thursday 21st June from 12 until 2pm. All are welcome for some conversation, company and refreshments.

Parish Garden at St Saviour’s:

Please note that this beautiful ‘Garden Shrine’ is open for the use of parishioners. As the better weather is now with us the garden gate will be opened before and after our weekend Masses so please feel free to spend time in the garden. Our sincere thanks is extended to the parishioners who have helped to build and maintain this Garden Shrine.

Tea & Coffee at St Saviour’s & St Mary of the Angels:

Many thanks to all who regularly prepare and serve refreshments after our weekend Masses. Not only is this a very important part of our parish & family life but also the donations offered help to finance many areas of ministry. Recently funds have paid for the refreshments provided for our First Communion Children, the purchase of a new lawn-mower and ongoing support for our Lourdes Youth Ministry Team. Thanks to all who stay for a ‘Cuppa’ and for your kind donations. If you don’t normally stay behind, please consider popping in and spending some social time with your parish family

‘One Parish’ Formation Working Party and ‘Parish Formation Teams’:

This small group of parishioners and clergy met last week. We are called to form ‘One Parish’ here in Hooton & Ellesmere Port, much of what we do, we already do together, and over the next few weeks, especially after the summer holidays, we will be seeking to build on this. St Saviour and St Mary of the Angels’ Parish have held an open meeting, and Our Lady & St Bernard will have a meeting before the summer holidays also. This will help us to move things forward in the autumn. For now, do please keep this time in your prayers.

 Our Lady & St Bernard Parish Formation as part of our ‘One Parish’:

Connected with the item above, we have mentioned before, several people, for understandable reasons, are stepping aside from roles which they have held for a long time. These do leave gaps, and we will be approaching some parishioners to ask if they are able to help, and spare some time. A lot of work has fallen to a small group in the past, and if more people take part, we are able then to share in this mission. As we have said in regard to our ‘One Parish’ – ‘it’s about all of us’, and we need each other. Please do consider if there is any way you might be able to help, and if you have any questions, thoughts, suggestions, please see Father Niall.

LPA Junior Youth Club – Now meeting at St Mary’s:

Please note (summer venue) – we will now meet again at St Mary’s (Stanley Hall) on Thursday 21st June from 6pm until 7.30pm. This group is open to all of our children of primary school age, year 3 and over!

Work at Our Lady’s Church:

The work at Our Lady’s Church Sacristy and Confessional is now complete, and we have moved back in! This project funded by the Parish Contribution to OMT has helped make the Sacristy and Confessional more in keeping with Safeguarding Regulations, updated the facilities and made better use of the space. In the Confessional this sadly involves losing the ‘face to face’ option. We will think about how to make this option available, and of course people can always make an appointment to come and see the priest for Confession in this setting. Thanks to all who have helped us with moving stuff back into the Sacristy and Confessional. This doesn’t just happen; people have given up their time to help, and it is greatly appreciated. In July there will be work on Our Lady’s Church roof; although we will still be able to use the Church during this time, it will involve some inconvenience, but this will become clearer as things move along. In August we will be doing some work to the Parish Centre; again we will say more about this as we go along.

Our Lady & St Bernard Parish Tote
Winners– 10th June:

1st Prize, £50.00
No M. Shaw
2nd Prize, £30.00
No 77 P. Rayner
Awaiting Collection
No 49 Denise Seymour
No 107 Mr Batterton
No 108 E Hawthorne


Parish Information Pages


Our Lady
Star of the Sea

2a Enfield Road,
Ellesmere Port, CH65 8BY

Fr. Niall Mullaley
Deacon Paul Sutton
0151 355 1255

St Bernard's

Sherbourne Road, Ellesmere Port, CH65 5EW

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Our Lady's
Mass Times

Saturday 6.30pm - Vigil Mass
Sunday 11.00am

Saturday 11.15 - 11.45am

St. Bernard's
Mass Times

Sunday 9.00am
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Parish Centre

Information & Bookings
0151 347 9342

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