Reflection
1st Sunday of Lent
18th February 2018

Your ways, Lord, are faithfulness and love
As we begin Lent, we are invited to follow Jesus into the silence of the wilderness and join with him in prayer and fasting.
Throughout Lent, the Old Testament readings guide us through the history of our salvation. This Sunday we begin with God’s Covenant with Noah and his descendants (1st Reading). The rainbow in the sky is a reminder of that loving Covenant, which foreshadows the promises God will later make to Abraham. The first letter of St. Peter (2nd Reading) teaches that just as the waters of the flood in Noah’s day led to a new life and Covenant with God, the waters of our baptism lead to new life in Christ.
In the Gospel, after Jesus has been baptised and received the Holy Spirit, he is drawn by the Spirit into the desert. After forty days of fasting and testing in the wilderness, he immediately returns to Galilee and begins to spread the Good News, calling people to repent and turn back to God
The story of both God’s Covenant with Noah and today’s Psalm would have been well known to Jesus. Perhaps we can imagine him praying the psalm and taking comfort from its words: “Lord make me know your ways. Lord teach me your paths. Make me walk in your truth.”
Let this be our prayer, too, as we begin our Lenten journey. May Jesus be our guide as we learn to follow his path to salvation. We begin as Jesus did by entering into silence ....


Prayer in preparation for the
Eucharistic Congress 2018 and for Synod 2020
We thank you Father

For the love you have shown us in the gift of Jesus , your Son.

Keep us grateful each day for the blessings that surround us.

As we are fed by you, so now send us out to share what we have received with our hungry brothers and sisters.

We humbly ask your help to become the Church that you are calling us to be: a community that listens, that trusts, that lives with courage and that puts out its nets into new waters.

May the gentle presence of Christ in our hearts be a source of healing, of new life and of a deeper trust in you.

We ask this in faith, through Jesus Christ, Our Lord. Amen.
Pope Francis 
Please pray for The Pope and our Shepherds.
God never gives someone a gift they are not capable of receiving. If he gives us the gift of Christmas, it is because we all have the ability to understand and receive it.

Welcome to the Website for the Parishes of

St. Mary Magdalen 

St. Teresa 

St. Oswald

Parishes within the Catholic Archdiocese of Liverpool



1st Sunday of Lent


Click on the link below to see this week's services and times:

    2018 02 18 Services for the Week.pdf


     Lent 2018


Stations of the Cross:

Wednesday at St. Mary Magdalen's after 9:30 am Mass

Friday at St Oswald's after morning Mass. 

Sunday at St. Teresa's at 4:00 pm with benediction. 
There is a list to sign up to lead the stations.


4 Thursday evenings: 

exploring different spirituality that has influenced the Church

7:30 pm - 8:30 pm. all take place in St. Teresa's  Church.
22nd February: St. Ignatius for lay people
1st March: the spirit of l’arche
8th March: Carmel for lay people
15th March: The Camino.


Holy Hours: at St Oswald's: 

Tuesday 6th March 2:15 pm and Monday 19th March at 2:15 pm. 

Fr. Michael will lead these holy hours which are part of our preparation for the Eucharistic Congress.


Week of Guided Prayer: 

This takes place from Sunday 25th February until Friday 2nd March.


Sponsored Run/Walk/Bike: 

This year our Faith in Action sponsored event will be on Monday May 7th  at 12 noon (Bank Holiday). Training will not begin until Easter. We are fund raising for the new meeting room this year.


Weekday Mass: 

We do our best to keep to the regular schedule of daily Masses. 

Why not try to come to an extra Mass in Lent.

If you work there is always Thursday evening at 7.00pm at St Teresa’s.


CAFOD Fast, Pray and Give Fast Day: 

Friday 23rd Feb. 

Your donations this year will make double the difference. For every £1 you give to CAFOD between 13th Feb and 12th May, the Govt. will give £1—up to £5 million.  

There will be no special collection, just use the CAFOD envelopes in Church and give when you are ready.


Lenten Soup Lunches:  

Friday 2nd March and Friday 23rd March. 

Selection of soups/roll and tea/coffee with buttered scone. All for £3.50 pay at the door. 

Proceeds to CAFOD.


Food Bank: 

During Lent we make a special effort to support our local food bank. They urgently need pasta sauce and tinned fish and meat.