Advent 2012 in the Archdiocese of Liverpool

First Week of Advent: Sunday 2 December to Saturday 8 December 2012

Sunday 2 December

Day of Prayer and Reflection led by Father Fintan Creavan SJ. 10.00 am at Loyola Hall, Warrington Road, Rainhill, Prescot, L35 6NZ. Cost £10. Details Sue Murray Tel: 01744 22125.

Craft Fair. 10.30 am-4.30 pm in the Gibberd Room of the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King.

Toy Mass.  11.30 am at St George, Station Road, Maghull, Liverpool, L31 3DF.

Divine Mercy Prayer.  2.30 pm at Holy Rosary Church, Altway, Aintree, Liverpool L10 2LG.

Christingle Service. 3.00 pm at St Anne and Blessed Dominic, Monastery Road, Sutton, St Helens, WA9 3ZD.

Advent Devotions and Benediction. 3.30 pm at St George, Station Road, Maghull, Liverpool, L31 3DF.

Advent Vespers.  4.00 pm at Holy Family, Chaddock Lane, Boothstown, M28 1DN.

Mass for the Feast of St Francis Xavier.  Celebrant: Bishop Vincent Malone. 4.00 pm at St Francis Xavier church, Salisbury Street, Liverpool L3 8DR.

Advent Sequence. 5.00 pm in the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King.

‘Discovering God’s plan for you.’  The Archdiocesan Vocations Team’s monthly discernment meeting. 5.00 pm at St Mary’s Lowe House, St Helens, WA10 2BE, followed by the Youth Alive Mass. This meeting is aimed at young men aged between 13-18 with opportunities to pray, socialise and learn more about the vocation of the priesthood. Details: Father James Preston on 0151 727 2493.

Animate Youth Alive Mass. 6.30 pm at St Mary’s, Lowe House, St Helens, WA10 2BE, followed by a Social Evening.

Monday 3 December

Day of Special Prayer for Migrants.

Morecrofts Carol Service. 7.30 pm in the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King.  In aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.  Tickets: adults £10, children £5, family ticket (2 adults, 2 Children) £25.  Available from the Cathedral Gift Shop or at www.morecrofts.co.uk/carol-concert

Tuesday 4 December

Mass followed by Scripture Reflection. 10.00 am at St Margaret Mary, Pilch Lane, Liverpool, L14 0JG.

‘The Infancy Narratives’ 10.30 am-12.00 noon at Irenaeus, 32 Great Georges Road, Waterloo, L22 1RD. Details: Tel: 0151 949 1199 or Email jenny@irenaeus.co.uk

Reflection on the Gospel of Luke. 1.00 pm in the Marian Centre, Bath St North (off Lord Street), Southport.

Advent Reflection. 3.00 pm at St Charles Borromeo, Aigburth Road, Liverpool, L17 9PG.

Advent Prayer Evening led by Father Fintan Creavan SJ and Karen Eliasen. 7.00 pm at Loyola Hall, Warrington Road, Rainhill, Prescot, L35 6NZ. Suggested offering £5. Details Tel: 0151 426 4137. Email: mail@loyolahall.co.uk Website www.loyolahall.co.uk

UCM Carol Service. 7.30 pm at Holy Rosary Church, Altway, Aintree, Liverpool L10 2LG.

Advent Service of Reconciliation.  7.30 pm at St Richard of Chichester, Mayfield Street, Atherton, M46 0AQ.

Advent with Irenaeus: ‘The visit of our God amongst us’.   7.30 pm-9.30 pm at the Sisters of St Mary of Namur, 25 Newsham Drive, Liverpool, L6 7UG. Details: Tel: 0151 949 1199 or Email jenny@irenaeus.co.uk

Wednesday 5 December

Schools Advent Service. 1.00 pm in the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King.

Service of Reconciliation. 6.30 pm at St Mary of the Isle, Hill Street, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM1 1EG.

Mass on the 400th anniversary of the death of St John Almond (Patron of Pastoral Area 2). 7.00 pm at St Bernadette’s church, Mather Avenue, Liverpool, L19 4TW.

Advent Reflection.  7.00 pm at Our Lady and All Saints, Lancaster Lane, Parbold, Wigan, WN8 7HS.

Advent Reflection.   7.00 pm at St Anne, Overbury Street, Liverpool, L7 3HJ.

Advent with Irenaeus: ‘The visit of our God amongst us’. 7.30 pm-9.30 pm at Holy Family church, Brompton Road, Southport, PR 8 6AS. Details: Tel: 0151 949 1199 or Email jenny@irenaeus.co.uk

Thursday 6 December

Schools Advent service. 1.00 pm in the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King.

‘Silence in the City’ a short period of quiet, reflective prayer in preparation for Christmas in the midst of all the hustle and bustle of shopping. 5.00 pm-6.00 pm at Pauline Books and Media, 82 Bold Street, Liverpool, L1 4HR.

Outdoor Carol Service.  7.00 pm at Sacred Heart, Hindsford, M46 9AP.

Taize Evening. 7.30 pm at Loyola Hall, Warrington Road, Rainhill, Prescot, L35 6NZ. Details Tel: 0151 426 4137. Email: mail@loyolahall.co.uk Website www.loyolahall.co.uk

Friday 7 December

Advent Early Morning Mass. 6.45 am at St Margaret Mary, Pilch Lane, Liverpool, L14 0JG.

SAMM Service.  7.30 pm in the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King.

Advent Service.   7.30 pm at Holy Rosary Church, Altway, Aintree, Liverpool L10 2LG

Advent Prayer Group.   7.30 pm at St Anne, Overbury Street, Liverpool, L7 3HJ.

Saturday 8 December to Sunday 9 December

A Christmas Tree Festival hosted by St Cecilia's and St Oswald's in St Oswald's church, Old Swan, Liverpool, L13 5SB. Saturday 10.00 am-4.00 pm. Sunday 11.30 am concluding with a Carol Service at 6.00 pm. Admission 50p adults, 20p children. All proceeds to Cancer Research in memory of Deacon Gerry Fitzpatrick.

Saturday 8 December

Car Boot Sale in aid of the Lutyens Crypt Project.  8.00 am onwards in the Cathedral Car Park. Pitches £10. Details from Claire Hanlon 0151 709 9222.

North West Bell Ringers Christmas Service.   4.00 pm at St Francis Xavier church, Salisbury Street, Liverpool L3 8DR.

Christmas Concert. 7.30 pm in the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King. Tickets and details Tel: 0151 707 3525 or www.cathedralconcerts.org.uk
 

Second Week of Advent: Sunday 9 December to Saturday 15 December

Sunday 9 December

Loyola Day: a day of quiet with guidance in prayer and optional sharing on a theme, ending with a prayerful Eucharist. 10.00 am at Loyola Hall, Warrington Road, Rainhill, Prescot, L35 6NZ. Suggested offering £8. Details Tel: 0151 426 4137. Email: mail@loyolahall.co.uk Website www.loyolahall.co.uk

Advent Devotions and Benediction. 3.30 pm at St George, Station Road, Maghull, Liverpool, L31 3DF.

Christingle Service.  4.00 pm at Holy Family, Chaddock Lane, Boothstown, M28 1DN.

Monday 10 December

Service of Reconciliation.  4.30 pm at Our Lady Star of the Sea, Queens Promenade, Ramsey, Isle of Man, IM8 1BH

Advent Service of Reconciliation.   6.00 pm at St Anne and Blessed Dominic, Monastery Road, Sutton, St Helens, WA9 3ZD.

A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols with Liverpool Hope University Girls’ Choir.  7.00 pm St Francis Xavier church, Salisbury Street, Liverpool L3 8DR. Proceeds in aid if the Whitechapel Centre for the Homeless. Tickets £5 available on the door or Tel: 0151 298 1911. Email: admin@sfxchurchliverpool.com

Service of Reconciliation.   7.30 pm at St John the Evangelist, Chapel Lane, Lathom, Burscough, Ormskirk, L40 7RA.

Advent Healing Mass.   7.30 pm Mass followed by Scripture Reflection. 10.00 am at St Margaret Mary, Pilch Lane, Liverpool, L14 0JG.

Tuesday 11 December

Mass followed by Scripture Reflection.   10.00 am at St Margaret Mary, Pilch Lane, Liverpool, L14 0JG.

Ministry Day: a day for people in full-time or part-time ministry, with input, sharing and time for quiet prayer and reflection. 10.00 am at Loyola Hall, Warrington Road, Rainhill, Prescot, L35 6NZ. Suggested offering £8. Details Tel: 0151 426 4137. Email: mail@loyolahall.co.uk Website www.loyolahall.co.uk

‘The Infancy Narratives’ 10.30 am-12.00 noon at Irenaeus, 32 Great Georges Road, Waterloo, L22 1RD. Details: Tel: 0151 949 1199 or Email jenny@irenaeus.co.uk

Reflection on the Gospel of Luke. 1.00 pm in the Marian Centre, Bath St North (off Lord Street), Southport.

Advent Reflection. 3.00 pm at St Charles Borromeo, Aigburth Road, Liverpool, L17 9PG.

Advent Prayer Evening led by Father Fintan Creavan SJ and Karen Eliasen. 7.00 pm at Loyola Hall, Warrington Road, Rainhill, Prescot, L35 6NZ. Suggested offering £5. Details Tel: 0151 426 4137. Email: mail@loyolahall.co.uk Website www.loyolahall.co.uk

Advent with Irenaeus: ‘The visit of our God amongst us’. 7.30 pm-9.30 pm at the Sisters of St Mary of Namur, 25 Newsham Drive, Liverpool, L6 7UG. Details: Tel: 0151 949 1199 or Email jenny@irenaeus.co.uk

Wednesday 12 December

Advent Reflection. 7.00 pm at Our Lady and All Saints, Lancaster Lane, Parbold, Wigan, WN8 7HS.

Advent Reflection. 7.00 pm at St Anne, Overbury Street, Liverpool, L7 3HJ.

Advent Penitential Service. 7.00 pm at St Elizabeth, Hall Road, Scarisbrick, Ormskirk, L40 9QE.

Advent Service of Reconciliation.  7.30 pm at Sacred Heart, Walmesley Road, Leigh, WN7 1YE.

Advent Service of Reconciliation for the St Charles Borromeo Pastoral Area. 7.30 pm at Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Mayfield Avenue, Hough Green, Widnes, WA8 8PR.

Advent Penitential Service. 7.30 pm at St Albert’s, Hollow Croft, Stockbridge Village, L28 4EA.

Advent Service of Reconciliation led by Archbishop Patrick Kelly. 7.30 pm at St Charles Borromeo, Aigburth Road, Liverpool, L17 9PG.

Advent with Irenaeus: ‘The visit of our God amongst us’. 7.30 pm-9.30 pm at Holy Family church, Brompton Road, Southport, PR 8 6AS. Details: Tel: 0151 949 1199 or Email jenny@irenaeus.co.uk

Thursday 13 December

‘Silence in the City’ a short period of quiet, reflective prayer in preparation for Christmas in the midst of all the hustle and bustle of shopping. 5.00 pm-6.00 pm at Pauline Books and Media, 82 Bold Street, Liverpool, L1 4HR.

Advent Service of Reconciliation. 6.00 pm at St Vincent de Paul, Derbyshire Hill Road, st Helens, WA9 2LS.

Service of Reconciliation. 7.00 pm at St Columba, Castletown Road, Port Erin, Isle of Man.

Advent Penitential Service.  7.30 pm at St Anne, Prescot Road, Ormskirk, L39 4TG.

Friday 14 December

Advent Early Morning Mass. 6.45 am at St Margaret Mary, Pilch Lane, Liverpool, L14 0JG.

Mass and Service of Reconciliation for the St Gregory the Great Pastoral Area. 12.00 noon at St Alban, Bewsey Street, Warrington, WA2 7JQ.

Nugent Care ‘Light up a Life Service’. 12.00 noon in the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King.

Warrington Civic Carol Service with the Warrington Male Voice Choir. 1.00 pm in St Mary’s church, Buttermarket street, Warrington, WA1 2NS. Admission free. Details: www.stmaryswarrington.org.uk

‘In Harmony’ Project Concert with Faith Primary School and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic players. 5.00 pm at St Francis Xavier church, Salisbury Street, Liverpool L3 8DR.

Advent Service. 7.30 pm at Holy Rosary Church, Altway, Aintree, Liverpool L10 2LG

Advent Prayer Group. 7.30 pm at St Anne, Overbury Street, Liverpool, L7 3HJ.

Friday 14 December to Sunday 16 December

Advent Weekend led by Father Fintan Creavan SJ and Karen Eliasen. A quiet, reflective weekend, with some inputs, taking time out from the busy preparations to help prepare prayerfully for Christmas at Loyola Hall, Warrington Road, Rainhill, Prescot, L35 6NZ. Suggested offering £100. Details Tel: 0151 426 4137. Email: mail@loyolahall.co.uk Website www.loyolahall.co.uk

Saturday 15 December

Advent Service of Reconciliation led by Archbishop Patrick Kelly. 3.00 pm in the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King.
 

Third Week of Advent: Sunday 16 December to Saturday 22 December

Sunday 16 December

Evening Prayer and Benjamin Britten’s ‘Ceremony of Carols’. 3.00 pm in the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King.

Advent Service with Carols. 3.00 pm at St Albert’s, Hollow Croft, Stockbridge Village, L28 4EA.

Advent Devotions and Benediction. 3.30 pm at St George, Station Road, Maghull, Liverpool, L31 3DF.

Cafod Advent Service of Light.  4.00 pm at Holy Family, Chaddock Lane, Boothstown, M28 1DN.

Monday 17 December

Christmas Ultreya for Liverpool Cursillo. 7.00 pm at the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King.

Advent Holy Hour for St Joseph’s Pastoral Area. 7.00 pm at St Cecilia, Green Lane, Liverpool, L13 7DT.

Advent Service of Reconciliation. 7.00 pm at Our Lady and All Saints, Lancaster Lane, Parbold, Wigan, WN8 7HS.

Advent Service of Reconciliation.  7.30 pm at Most Holy Redeemer and St Kentigern, Waddicar Lane, Melling, L31 1BS.

Advent Penitential Service.  7.30 pm at St George, Station Raod, Maghull, Liverpool, L31 3DF.

Tuesday 18 December

Mass followed by Scripture Reflection. 10.00 am at St Margaret Mary, Pilch Lane, Liverpool, L14 0JG.

Reflection on the Gospel of Luke. 1.00 pm in the Marian Centre, Bath St North (off Lord Street), Southport.

Advent Reflection. 3.00 pm at St Charles Borromeo, Aigburth Road, Liverpool, L17 9PG.

Carol Service led by the children of St Andrew's School.  6.30 pm at St Andrew the Apostle RC Primary School, Higher Road, Halewood, Liverpool, L26 1TD.

Carol Service. 7.00 pm at Holy Family, Hall Lane, Cronton, WA8 5DP.

Advent Prayer Evening led by Father Fintan Creavan SJ and Karen Eliasen. 7.00 pm at Loyola Hall, Warrington Road, Rainhill, Prescot, L35 6NZ. Suggested offering £5. Details Tel: 0151 426 4137. Email: mail@loyolahall.co.uk Website www.loyolahall.co.uk

Liverpool Schools Music Services Christmas Concert. 7.00 pm at St Francis Xavier church, Salisbury Street, Liverpool L3 8DR. Over 100 young musicians taking part. Tickets available at the door.

Taize Advent Prayer.   7.00 pm at St Richard of Chichester, Mayfield Street, Atherton, M46 0AQ.

Advent with Irenaeus: ‘The visit of our God amongst us’. 7.30 pm-9.30 pm at the Sisters of St Mary of Namur, 25 Newsham Drive, Liverpool, L6 7UG. Details: Tel: 0151 949 1199 or Email jenny@irenaeus.co.uk

Service of Reconciliation.  7.30 pm at St Mark's church, Penmann Crescent, Liverpool, L26 0UG.

Service of Reconciliation. 7.30 pm at St Joseph, Meeting Lane, Penketh, Warrington, WA5 2BB.

Wednesday 19 December

Carol Service led by the children of Holy family School.  2.00 pm in Holy Family church, Mackets Lane, Liverpool, L25 8TG.

Advent Reflection. 7.00 pm at Our Lady and All Saints, Lancaster Lane, Parbold, Wigan, WN8 7HS.

Advent Reflection. 7.00 pm at St Anne, Overbury Street, Liverpool, L7 3HJ.

Mass of Reconciliation. 7.00 pm at St Benedict, Market Street, Hindley, Wigan, WN2 3AA.

Advent with Irenaeus: ‘The visit of our God amongst us’. 7.30 pm-9.30 pm at Holy Family church, Brompton Road, Southport, PR 8 6AS. Details: Tel: 0151 949 1199 or Email jenny@irenaeus.co.uk

Service of Forgiveness. 7.30 pm at St Anne, Overbury Street, Liverpool, L7 3HJ.

Carol Service. 7.30 pm at St Bede, Appleton Village, Widnes, WA8 6EL.

Carol Service. 7.30 pm at St John Fisher, Moorfield Road, Widnes, WA8 3JA.

Advent Service of Reconciliation.  7.30 pm at St Mary, Prescot Road, Aughton, Ormskirk, L39 6TA.

Thursday 20 December

‘Silence in the City’ a short period of quiet, reflective prayer in preparation for Christmas in the midst of all the hustle and bustle of shopping. 5.00 pm-6.00 pm at Pauline Books and Media, 82 Bold Street, Liverpool, L1 4HR.

Service of Reconciliation. 7.00 pm at St Marie on the Sands, Seabank Road, Southport, PR9 0EJ.

Carol Service led by the children of St Mark's School.  7.00 pm in St Mark's church, Penmann Crescent, Liverpool, L26 0UG.

Advent Service of Reconciliation.  7.30 pm at Holy Family, Chaddock Lane, Boothstown, M28 1DN.

Concert of Christmas Music.  7.30 pm at St Anne, Prescot Road, ormskirk, L39 4TG.

Carol Service. 7.30 pm at St Charles Borromeo, Aigburth Road, Liverpool, L17 9PG.

Healing Mass.  7.30 pm at St George, Station Road, Maghull, Liverpool, L31 3DF.

Friday 21 December

Advent Early Morning Mass. 6.45 am at St Margaret Mary, Pilch Lane, Liverpool, L14 0JG.

Service of Reconciliation for Advent and the Year of Faith.  7.00 pm at St Edmund of Canterbury, Oxford Road, Waterloo, Liverpool, L22 8QF.

Advent Service of Reconciliation. 7.30 pm at Holy Rosary Church, Altway, Aintree, Liverpool L10 2LG

Advent Prayer Group. 7.30 pm at St Anne, Overbury Street, Liverpool, L7 3HJ.
 

Fourth Week of Advent: Sunday 23 December to Monday 24 December

Sunday 23 December

Festival Carol Service. 5.00 pm in the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King.

Carol Service. 3.00 pm at St Margaret Mary, Pilch Lane, Liverpool, L14 0JG.

Advent Devotions and Benediction.  3.30 pm at St George, Station Road, Maghull, Liverpool, L31 3DF.

Service of Reconciliation.  4.00 pm at St Gregory the Great, Liverpool Road, Lydiate, Liverpool, L31 2NA.

Christingle Service.  4.00 pm at St Elizabeth, Hall Road, Scarisbrick, Ormskirk, L40 9QE.

Ecumenical Festival of Lessons and Carols. 6.30 pm at St Mary’s Parish Church, Vicarage Place, Prescot, L34~1LA

An evening of Christmas Music performed by St Edmund's Choir. 7.30 pm at St Edmund of Canterbury church, Oxford Road, Waterloo, L22 8QF. Entrance free.

Monday 24 December

First Vespers of Christmas. 3.00 pm in the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King.

La Nativite Organ Recital. 4.00 pm in the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King.

Solemn Midnight Mass of Christmas. Celebrant: Bishop Tom Williams, Auxiliary Bishop of Liverpool. Broadcast live by BBC Radio 4. 11.30 pm in the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King (Congregation to be seated by 11.00 pm.)