Reflection
Birth of St. John the Baptist
24th June 2018

Testify to the light

John the Baptist is the only saint whose birthday is observed by the Church.  Today, in the Gospel, we celebrate that birth and the joy it brought. We also remember John’s identity and mission as he is named – just as God calls each one of us by name even before we are born, and invites us to respond to his call.

As a forerunner of the Lord, John was not given his father’s name, but that given by the angel – even before his birth he was chosen to be a bearer of light to the nations (First Reading).

The Psalm affirms that I, too, am chosen to go out testifying to the light.  I am moulded and fashioned for this purpose.

I can trust the Lord.  It is his promise and his work in me (Second Reading).  God will choose people after his own heart to bring the message of salvation to the ends of the earth.

Let us pray this coming week that we, too, might live according to the gift of salvation, asking the Lord for strength to be faithful to the name by which he has called us, as we try to spread light to others.

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





Solemnity: Birth of John the Baptist


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

 2018 06 24 Services for the Week.pdf



Holy Day: Friday 29th June is a Holy day of Obligation, 

The Feast of Saints Peter and Paul 

All Catholics are obliged to go to Holy Mass. 

Mass will be celebrated: 

Thursday (28th): St. Teresa's - vigil at 6:15 pm

Friday (29th): St Teresa's - 9:15 am

St. Oswald's - 9:30 am

St. Mary Magdalen's - 11:15 am



Clergy Moves: 

The Archbishop has announced the following changes: 

Fr. Philip Inch will move to Holy Rosary Parish, Aintree as parish priest and to work on the Synod from August. 

Fr. Roy Cooper will become the parish priest of St. Mary Magdelen and St. Teresa’s from September.

Fr.Kevin Prince will help out during August.

Fr. Michael Barrett will be the parish priest of St. Oswald’s from August.  

There are other moves in the Diocese, so please keep priests and people involved in your prayers.