Our Dean (Archbishop’s local representative) is:

Father Stephen Pritchard

 

Below are the Parishes Within Our Pastoral Area.

 

 

As Mass times are subject to change to allow for Requiem Masses and Funeral Services, it is always advisable to ring ahead.

 

 

Christ the King & Our Lady

(Incorporating the former parishes of Christ the King,

Our Lady of Good Help and St Paschal Baylon)

 

78 Queens Drive, Wavertree, Liverpool, L15 6YQ

Parish Priest Father Sean Riley Assistant Father John Poland

Tel: 0151 722 2231

Email: ctkandol@rcaolp.co.uk

Website: ctkandol.org

Sunday Mass Times:

Sat 6.00pm; Sun 9.30am and 11.15am

Weekday:

Mon, Tues 9.10am

Thurs 9.30am, Fri 12.00 noon

 

Our Lady of the Annunciation

Bishop Eton, Woolton Rd, Liverpool, L16 8NQ

 

Parish Priest Father Tim Buckley Assistant Father Barrie O’Toole

Tel: 0151 737 4110

Email: ourladysparishbishopeton.bishopeton@btconnect.com

Websites: bishopeton.org.uk and redemptorists.co.uk

Sunday Mass Times:

8.30am; 10.00; 11.30am and 6.00pm

Weekday:

Mon-Fri 7.00am & 12.00 noon

 

Our Lady of the Assumption

(Incorporating the former parishes of Our Lady of the Assumption,

St Cyril and St Gregory)

16, Hedgefield Rd, Gateacre, Liverpool L25 2RW

 

Parish Priest Father Stephen Pritchard

Tel: 0151487 9372

Parish Office Email:ola@rcaolp.co.uk

Website: ourladygateacre.org.uk

Sunday Mass Times:

Sat 5.00pm; Sunday 9.30am and 11.00am

Weekday:

Mon, Wed 9.15am

Tue, Fri 12.00 noon, Thurs 9.00am

 

St Ambrose

Heathgate Avenue, Speke, Liverpool, L24 7RS

 

Parish Priest Father Edward Cain

Tel: 0151 425 2289

Email: spekehalerc@btinternet.com

no website

Sunday Mass Times:

Saturday 7.00pm (Alternating with St Christopher)

Sunday 11.05am

Weekday: Mon 9.15am, Wed 12.00 noon

 

St Christopher

Stapleton Avenue, Speke, Liverpool, L24 0SF

 

Parish Priest Father Edward Cain

Tel: 0151 425 2289

Email: spekehalerc@btinternet.com

no website

Sunday Mass Times:

Saturday 7.00pm (Alternating with St Ambrose)

Sunday 9.40am

Weekday: Tue, Thurs, Fri 9.15am

 

St John Vianney

(Incorporating the former Parishes of St Andrew the Apostle

 Holy Family and St Mark)

The Parish Office, Penmann Crescent

Halewood, Liverpool, L26 0UG

 

Parish Priest Father Matthew Nunes

Tel: 0151 486 9885

Email: johnvianney@rcaolp.cc.uk    

Website: parishofstjohnvianney.co.uk

Mass Times:

Saturday 5.15pm Holy Family Church

Sunday 9.15am St Mark’s Church

11.00am Holy Family Church

Weekday (subject to change):

Tues, Thurs 10.00am Holy Family Church

Wed, Fri 10.00am St Mark's Church

 

St Mary's

Church Rd, Woolton, Liverpool, L25 5JF

 

Parish Priest Father Tim Buckley, Assistant Father Barrie O’Toole

Tel: 0151 737 4110

Email: ourladysparishbishopeton.bishopeton@btconnect.com

Websites: bishopeton.org.uk and redemptorists.co.uk

Sunday Mass Times:

Saturday 5.30pm

Sunday 9.00am and 11.00am

Weekday:

Mon, Thurs, Fri 9.00am

Tue, Wed 12.00 noon

 

Liverpool Hope University

Father Stephen Pritchard lives in the Presbytery at Our Lady of the Assumption, Gateacre and is involved with Hope University.  He is the Dean for our Pastoral Area.  He can be contacted at Our Lady of the Assumption on the number found above.

 

Woolton Marie Cure Centre

Marie Curie Hospice, Speke Road, Woolton, Liverpool, L25 8QA

Tel: 0151 801 1400

Email: merseyside.fundraising@mariecurie.org.uk

The Priests from Bishop Eton can be contacted above and minister here.

 

Our Pastoral Area is Called

'The Pastoral Area of St Therese of Lisieux'

Who Was She?

 

Saint Thérèse of Lisieux (Born Marie-Françoise-Thérèse Martin, January 2, 1873 – September 30, 1897), or Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face, O.C.D., was a French Discalced Carmelite nun. She is popularly known as "The Little Flower of Jesus" or simply, "The Little Flower."

 

Thérèse has been a highly influential model of sanctity for Catholics and for others because of the "simplicity and practicality of her approach to the spiritual life.  " Together with St. Francis of Assisi, she is one of the most popular saints in the history of the church. Pope Pius X called her "the greatest saint of modern times."

 

Thérèse felt an early call to religious life and overcoming various obstacles in 1888 at the early age of 15, she became a nun and joined two of her elder sisters in the cloistered Carmelite community of Lisieux, Normandy.  After nine years as a Carmelite religious, having fulfilled various offices such as sacristan and assistant to the novice mistress and having spent her last eighteen months in Carmel in a night of faith, she died of tuberculosis at the age of 24.  Her feast day is on October 1st.

 

The impact of The Story of a Soul, a collection of her autobiographical manuscripts, printed and distributed a year after her death to an initially very limited audience, was great and she rapidly became one of the most popular saints of the twentieth century.  Pope Pius XI made her the "star of his pontificate".  She was beatified in 1923 and canonized in 1925.  Thérèse was declared co-patron of the missions with Francis Xavier in 1927 and named co-patron of France with Joan of Arc in 1944. On October 19, 1997 Pope John Paul II declared her the thirty-third Doctor of the Church, the youngest person and at that time only the third woman, to be so honored.  Devotion to Thérèse has developed around the world.

 

Thérèse lived a hidden life and "wanted to be unknown," yet became popular after her death through her spiritual autobiography.  She also left letters, poems, religious plays, prayers and her last conversations were recorded by her sisters. Paintings and photographs – mostly the work of her sister Céline – further led to her being recognised by millions of men and women.

 

Thérèse said on her death bed, "I only love simplicity.  I have a horror of pretence" and she spoke out against some of the claims made concerning the lives of saints written in her day, "We should not say improbable things, or things we do not know.  We must see their real, and not their imagined lives."

 

The depth of her spirituality of which she said, "my way is all confidence and love," has inspired many believers.  In the face of her littleness she trusted in God to be her sanctity.

 

She wanted to go to heaven by an entirely new little way.  "I wanted to find an elevator that would raise me to Jesus."  The elevator, she wrote, would be the arms of Jesus lifting her in all her littleness.

 

Thérèse is well known throughout the world with the Basilica of Lisieux being the second largest place of pilgrimage in France after Lourdes.

 

 

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