Devotions for the Fridays of May 2010

In their recent statement the Catholic Bishops of England and Wales asked that each Friday in May be a day of special prayer, they said:

'Now, we believe, is a time for deep prayer of reparation and atonement. We invite Catholics in England and Wales to make the four Fridays in May 2010 special days of prayer. Even when we are lost for words, we can place ourselves in silent prayer. We invite Catholics on these days to come before the Blessed Sacrament in our parishes to pray to God for healing, forgiveness and a renewed dedication. We pray for all who have suffered abuse; for those who mishandled these matters and added to the suffering of those affected. From this prayer we do not exclude those who have committed these sins of abuse. They have a journey of repentance and atonement to make.  We pray also for Pope Benedict, whose wise and courageous leadership is so important for the Church at this time.'

The following devotions will take place in the Archdiocese of Liverpool:


Liverpool North Pastoral Area

Friday 28 May
Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King

7.30 pm  Mass of Healing

Each Friday:

Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King

3.00-5.00 pm Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

St John Almond Pastoral Area: Liverpool South

St Charles Borromeo
Friday 7 May
11.00 am–12 noon  Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
Friday 21 May
7.30 pm–8.30 pm  Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
Friday 28 May
 7.30 pm  Mass of Healing and Anointing

St Thomas More

Friday 14 May
7.30 pm–8.30 pm  Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

Each Friday:

St Anthony of Padua
7.30 pm  Mass

St Therese of Lisieux Pastoral Area: Woolton and Halewood

St Mark, Halewood
Friday 28 May
7.00 am  Pastoral Area Mass.  Celebrant: Archbishop Patrick Kelly

Each Friday:


Christ the King, Queen's Drive
7.00 am  Mass followed by Exposition of the blessed Sacrament throughout the day with hourly prayer
(Except Friday 28 May when the Mass will be celebrated at St Christopher, Speke)

Our Lady of the Assumption
11.00 am-12.00 noon  Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

St Christopher, Speke
9.00 am-12.00 noon  Expositon of the Blessed Sacrament

St Mark

2.00 pm-4.00 pm Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

Holy Family
6.00 pm  Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament followed by Mass for victims

St Brigid Pastoral Area: Huyton

Each Friday:


St Dominic
8.30 am  Mass followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament until 12.00 noon

St Paul and St Raphael Pastoral Area: Croxteth and Walton

Friday 14 May
St Philomena's Church, Sparrow Hall Road

7.30 pm-8.30 pm  Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

Friday 21 May
Holy Name, Fazakerley

7.30 pm-8.30 pm Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

Friday 28 May
St Philomena's Church, Sparrow Hall Road

7.30 pm-8.30 pm Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

Each MONDAY, TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY in May:

Holy Name, Fazakerley
8.00 am-9.00 pm Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

Each Friday:

Holy Name, Fazakerley
6.30 am  Mass

St James Pastoral Area: Bootle

St James
Friday 14 May
6.30 pm  Mass

Each Friday:

St James
10.00 am Mass followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament until 11.00 am

St Monica
7.00 pm-8.00 pm  Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

St Robert Bellarmine
7.00 am  Mass on the theme of Reparation
9.00 am  Mass followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
7.30 pm-8.30 pm Holy Hour

St Thomas of Canterbury Pastoral Area: Crosby

Friday 14 May
7.30 pm  Mass: St William of York, Thornton

Friday 21 May
7.30 pm  Mass: St Mary, Little Crosby

Friday 28 May
7.30 pm  Mass: St William of York, Thornton

Each Friday:

St Joseph, Blundellsands

9.30 am  Mass followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament until 7.30 pm
               (Closing Service at 6.30 pm)

St Peter and St Paul, Crosby
12.00 noon  Mass

St Edmund of Canterbury, Waterloo
12.00 noon  Mass

St Thomas of Canterbury, Waterloo
6.30 pm  Devotions

Southport and Formby Pastoral Area

Each Friday:

St Marie on the Sands
9.00 am  Expositon of the Blessed Sacrament followed by Mass at 12.00 noon

St John Fisher and St Thomas More Pastoral Area: Leyland

Each Friday:


St Mary, Leyland

12.15 pm  Mass followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament until 2.00 pm
6.00 pm-7.00 pm Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament (Evening Prayer at 6.15 pm)

Blessed Roger Wrenno Pastoral Area: Chorley

Each WEDNESDAY:


St Joseph, Withnell
6.30 pm  Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament followed by Mass at 7.30 pm

Each SATURDAY:

St Chad, South Hill

4.45 pm Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament followed by Vigil Mass at 5.30 pm

St John Rigby Pastoral Area: Upholland

Each Friday:


Our Lady and All Saints, Parbold
9.15 am  Mass

St Marie of the Annunciation, Standish
9.15 am  Mass followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament until 10.30 am

St Ignatius of Loyola Pastoral Area: Ormskirk and Maghull

Each Friday:


Holy Rosary, Old Roan
Church open for private prayer throughout the day each Friday
7.30 pm  Rosary

Most Holy Redeemer and St Kentigern, Melling
7.00 pm-8.00 pm  Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

St Anne, Ormskirk
9.15 am  Mass followed by private prayer until 6.00 pm

St George, Maghull
7.00 pm-8.00 pm  Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

St John the Evangelist, Burscough
7.30 pm  Mass of Reparation


St Mary, Aughton
7.00 pm-8.00 pm Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

St Helens North Pastoral Area

Each Friday:


St Julie, Eccleston
2.00 pm-4.00 pm  Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament (not Friday 28 May)

St Teresa of Avila, Devon Street
2.00 pm-4.00 pm Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament (not Friday 28 May)

Blessed Thomas Holland Pastoral Area: St Helens South

Each Friday:
St Anne and Blessed Dominic
9.05 am  Mass followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament until 10.30 am

St Charles Borromeo Pastoral Area: Widnes

St Bede
Friday 28 May
6.30 pm  Rosary and Vocations Mass

Each Friday:


Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Hough Green
7.30 pm  Service with Rosary and Benediction

St John Fisher
6.30 am  Mass

St Gregory the Great Pastoral Area: Warrington

Each Friday:


St Alban
7.30 pm-8.30 pm Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

St Joseph, Penketh
6.30 am  Mass

St Edmund Arrowsmith Pastoral Area: Ashton-in-Makerfield

Each Friday:


St Oswald and St Edmund Arrowsmith
6.30 pm  Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament followed by Mass at 7.30 pm

Leigh Pastoral Area

Friday 21 May

7.00 pm  Service of Prayer for Healing and Renewal at Holy Family, Boothstown

Each Friday:

St Richard, Atherton

8.15 am-9.15 am  Silent Prayer during Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament followed by Mass