May 2011 in the Archdiocese of Liverpool

Sunday 1 May
Second Sunday of Easter: Day of Divine Mercy
Divine Mercy Service with Chaplet, Confessions, Rosary and Mass (3.45 pm). Begins at 3.00 pm at Sacred Heart, Brooke Street, Chorley, PR6 0NG.

Monday 2 May
Organ Recital by Timothy Noon, Director of Music, Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral (part of Liverpool Organ Day). 3.30 pm in the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King. Tickets £5. Details Tel: 0151 707 3525.

Saturday 7 May
Confirmation and First Holy Communion for the Parishes of Our Lady of the Assumption, Gateacre and Christ the King and Our Lady, Wavertree.  10.00 am in the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King, Liverpool

First Holy Communion Mass.  10.00 am at St Mary and St John, Newton-le-Willows.

Spiritual Challenges Workshop. 10.00 am to 3.30 pm at St Joseph’s Prayer Centre, Formby, L37 1 PH.

Royal School of Church Music Area Festival at the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King.  Rehearsal at 1.00 pm with Service at 5.00 pm.

Sunday 8 May
An Ecumenical Service for all those concerned for the health of the people and community of Merseyside. Preacher: Bishop Tom Williams. 3.00 pm in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel of the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King.

Wednesday 11 May
‘Faith on Draught’. 7.30 pm at Massa’s Ice Cream Parlour, 3 Cunliffe Street, Chorley, PR7 2BA. ‘Does God Speak?’ with Stephen Hoyland. More information: Father Simon Gore Tel: 01942 244864. Facebook group: 'Faith on Draught'. Email: faithondraught@googlemail.com Refreshments available from 7.00 pm

Friday 13 May
44th Anniversary of the Dedication of the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King, Liverpool.

Saturday 14 May
Car Boot Sale in aid of the Lutyens Crypt Project. 8 am onwards in the Cathedral Car Park. Pitches £10. Details from Claire Hanlon 0151 709 9222.

First Holy Communion Mass. 10.00 am at St Mary and St John, Newton-le-Willows.

Sunday 15 May
World Day of Prayer for Vocations.

Tuesday 17 May
Good Shepherd Mass. 1.15 pm in the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King.  Celebrant: Bishop Tom Williams.

Friends of the Metropolitan Cathedral Annual Mass and AGM.  Mass at 5.15 pm in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel followed by meeting in the Gibberd Room.

Thursday 19 May
‘Faith on Draught’. 7.30 pm at Massa’s Ice Cream Parlour, 3 Cunliffe Street, Chorley, PR7 2BA. ‘Finding hope in an age of despair’ with Steve Atherton. More information: Father Simon Gore Tel: 01942 244864. Facebook group: 'Faith on Draught'. Email: faithondraught@googlemail.com Refreshments available from 7.00 pm

Saturday 21 May
St John Vianney Parish Celebration of First Holy Communion at St Ambrose church, Speke, with children who attend St Andrew, Holy Family, and St Mark's schools.

Marriage Preparation Day for couples in the St Theresa Lisieux Pastoral Area at St Mary's church Hall, Woolton.

Mass in Thanksgiving for the life of Elizabeth Prout. 2.30 pm at St Anne and Blessed Dominic, Sutton, St Helens. Celebrant: Father John Kearns CP. Guest Speaker: Sister Eileen White CP. Refreshments will be provided in the parish meeting rooms afterwards.

Metropolitan Cathedral Concerts Society: ‘Land of the Midnight Sun’. 7.30 pm in the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King. Tickets and details: 0151 707 3525. www.cathedralconcerts.org.uk

Sunday 22 May
May Procession in honour of Our Blessed Lady for children from the Parish of St John Vianney at 3.00 pm; processing from St Mark's School, concluding in St Mark's church with a short period of Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament.

Monday 23 May
Hour of Prayer. 3.00 pm-4.00 pm at St Joseph’s Prayer Centre, Formby, L37 1 PH.

Monday 24 May
First Holy Communion Mass of Thanksgivng.  11.00 am at St Mark's RC Primary School, Halewood.

Tuesday 25 May
First Holy Communion Mass of Thanksgiving.  11.00 am at Holy family RC Primary School, Halewood.

Friday 27 May
Mass of Thanksgiving celebrating 100 years of the De La salle Brothers in St Helens. 11.00 am at St Mary's, Lowe House, St Helens. Celebrant: Bishop Tom Williams

Healing Mass. 7.30 pm in the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King.  Celebrant: Bishop Tom Williams

Saturday 28 May
Spiritual Challenges Workshop. 10.00 am to 3.30 pm at St Joseph’s Prayer Centre, Formby, L37 1 PH.

Concert: 'Angelic Voices' by the St John's Boys' Choir, Portsmouth.  1.30 pm in the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King.