Advent 2015

Thursday 3 December
Thanksgiving Service on the Feast of St Francis Xavier.  7.00 pm at St Francis Xavier church, Salisbury Street, L3 8DR.
 
Friday 4 December
Nugent Care Christmas Homeless Appeal Carol Concert.  7.30 pm at St Peter and St Paul Church, Crosby, L23 5TE.  Tickets Tel: 0151 261 2000.
 
Saturday 5 December
‘Responding to the Call.’  A Day of Recollection to support those exploring vocations to the Priesthood.  Discover more about diocesan priesthood; talk with and hear from priests of the archdiocese and spend time in prayer and discussion.  10.00 am at St Charles’ Presbytery, 224 Aigburth Road, Liverpool, L17 9PG.  Further information from Father James Preston  Tel: 0151 727 2493 or email: frjamespreston@gmail.com.  Also on Facebook at /liverpoolvocations and on Twitter @LVocations

7.30 pm         Two Cathedrals’ Messiah (Liverpool Anglican Cathedral)
The Choirs of Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral and Liverpool Cathedral join together to sing Handel’s ‘Messiah’. Conductor: Professor Ian Tracey. Tickets £10.00 from www.lpoolmetmusic.ticketsource.co.uk or the Cathedral Gift Shop  Tel:0151 707 3525.
 
7.30 pm         Concert Society Christmas Celebration Concert (Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King)
Traditional Carols for choirs and audience with the Cathedral Cantata Choir, Carleton House School Choir and Cathedral Orchestra.  Tickets £10.00 from the Cathedral Gift Shop  Tel: 0151 707 3525.
 
Sunday 6 December
Advent Devotions and Benediction.  3.30 pm at St George, Station Road, Maghull, L31 3DF.
 
Monday 7 December
‘The story of Christmas’ by children of Our Lady’s School.  6.30 pm at Our Lady Immaculate and St Joseph, Vicarage Place, Prescot, L34 1LE.
 
Tuesday 8 December
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Prayer for the Year of Mercy.  9.00 am-6.00 pm at St Marie on the Sands, Seabank Road, Southport, PR9 0EJ.
 
Ministry Day.  10.00 am at the Cenacle, Tithebarn Grove, Lance Lane, Liverpool L15 6TW.  A day for anyone involved in ministry or the service of others, with time for silence and personal reflection.  Offering £10 per person.  For further details contact: Sister Winnie Morley.  Tel: 0151 722 2271, Email: winniecenacle@mail.com
 
‘The story of Christmas’ by children of Our Lady’s School.  6.30 pm at Our Lady Immaculate and St Joseph, Vicarage Place, Prescot, L34 1LE.
 
Service of Reconciliation for the Year of Mercy.  7.00 pm at St Teresa of Avila, Devon Street, St Helens, WA10 4HX.
 
‘Your Word is near.’  An Advent evening of reflection led by the Irenaeus Team.  7.00 pm at the Sisters of St Mary of Namur, 25 Newsham Drive Liverpool L6 7UG
 
Wednesday 9 December
Holy Hour to pray for the people of Iraq and Syria.  12.00 noon at St George, Station Road, Maghull, L31 3DF.
 
‘Your Word is near.’  An Advent evening of reflection led by the Irenaeus Team.  7.00 pm at St James’ Orrell, St James’ Road Orrell WN 5 7AA.
 
Thursday 10 December
Loyola-metro Silence in the City: Preparing for Christmas.  5.00 pm at Pauline Books, Bold Street, L1 4HR.  A one off evening of prayer, reflection and silence, an opportunity for those living and working in the city to enjoy a time of reflective guided prayer during Advent.
 
Advent Mass of Reconciliation.  7.00 pm at St Luke the Evangelist, Shaw Lane, Whiston, L35 5AT.

Friday 11 December
7.30 pm         BBC Radio Merseyside Christmas Carol Service (Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King)
Tickets £5.00 from the BBC Shop in Hanover Street.  The Carol Service will be recorded for broadcast on Christmas Eve at 5.30 pm.
 
Saturday 12 December
7.00 pm         A Dickensian Christmas Carol Concert (Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King)
An evening of readings, familiar carols and seasonal music.  Tickets are £5 or £10 for a family ticket (2 adults, 2 children).  Tickets from www.lpoolmetmusic.ticketsource.co.uk
or the Cathedral Gift Shop  Tel: 0151 707 3525.

Nugent Care Christmas Homeless Appeal Carol Concert.  7.30 pm at Our Lady of the Annunciation, Bishop Eton, Woolton Road, Liverpool, L16 8NQ.  Tickets Tel: 0151 261 2000.
 
Concert for Advent with Jo Boyce and Friends in St Margaret Mary's church, Pilch Lane, Huyton, L14 0JG, at 7:00 pm.  Tickets: £5 for adults and £2.50 children 16 and under.  To order tickets, please send a stamped addressed envelope to David Cotterill, 3 Zander Grove, West Derby, Liverpool L12 0QP.  Cheques made payable to 'St Margaret Mary's church'.  Details Tel: 07599 425014.
 
Sunday 13 December
3.00pm          Shorter Evening Prayer and Britten’s ‘Ceremony of Carols’ (Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King)

Advent Devotions and Benediction.  3.30 pm at St George, Station Road, Maghull, L31 3DF.
 
Jospice ‘Light up a Life’ Service led by Bishop John Rawsthorne.  4.00 pm at St Joseph’s Hospice, Ince Road, Thornton, L23 4UE.  Dedicate a light online at www.Jospice.org.uk or Tel: 0151 924 3812.
 
Christmas Festival.  A celebration of Christmas with choral music, readings, and well-known congregational carols. 4.00 pm at St Mary’s, Buttermarket Street, Warrington, WA12NS.
 
Liverpool Bach Collective.  Johann Sebastian Bach Cantata 62: ‘Nun komm der Heiden Heiland.’  (‘Come now, O Saviour of the Gentiles.’)  6.30 pm at Holy Family Church, Back O’ Th’ Town Lane, Ince Blundell, L38 0JJ.  Singers and Players directed by Philip Duffy.
 
Monday 14 December
Service of Reconciliation.  2.00 pm at St Mark's, Penmann Crescent, Halewood, Liverpool, L26 0UG.
 
Service of Reconciliation.  7.30 pm at Most Holy Redeemer and St Kentigern, Waddicar Lane, Melling, L31 1BS.
 
Service of Reconciliation.  7.30 pm at Our Lady of the Annunciation, Bishop Eton, Woolton Road, Liverpool, L16 8NQ.
 
Tuesday 15 December
Bethlehem Peace Light Ecumenical Service.  6.30pm at St Anne and Blessed Dominic, Monastery Lane, Sutton WA9 2LS
 
Joint Schools Community Carol Service.  6.30 pm at Holy Family Church, Platt Bridge, Wigan, WN2 5LL.
 
‘Your Word is near.’  An Advent evening of reflection led by the Irenaeus Team.  7.00 pm at the Sisters of St Mary of Namur, 25 Newsham Drive Liverpool L6 7UG
 
Cursillo Ultreya celebrated by Archbishop Malcolm McMahon OP.  7.30 pm in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel and Gibberd Room of the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King.
 
Penitential service.  7.30 pm at St Anne, Prescot Road, Ormskirk, L39 4TG.
 
Cafod Carol Concert.  7.30 pm at St Theresa’s Church, College Road, Upholland, WN8 0PY, followed by mince pies and wine.  All welcome, proceeds to support Cafod’s work overseas.
 
Wednesday 16 December
Holy Hour to pray for the people of Iraq and Syria.  12.00 noon at St George, Station Road, Maghull, L31 3DF.

12.30pm        Nugent Care ‘Light up a Life Service’ (Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King)
Dedicate a light on the ‘Tree of Light’ to celebrate the life of a loved one, past or present. Details Tel: 0151 261 4498.
 
Bethlehem Peace Light Ecumenical Service.  6.30 pm at Sutton Village Church, Herbert St, Sutton, WA9 3LE.
 
Mass of Reconciliation.  7.00 pm at Saint Benedict’s Church, Hindley, Wigan, WN2 3AA.
 
‘Your Word is near.’  An Advent evening of reflection led by the Irenaeus Team.  7.00 pm at St James’ Orrell, St James’ Road Orrell WN 5 7AA.
 
Penance Service.  7.30 pm at St George, Station Road, Maghull, L31 3DF.
 
Service of Reconciliation.  7.30 pm at St John the Evangelist, Chapel Lane, Lathom, Burscough, L40 7RA.
 
Service of Reconciliation.  7.30 pm at St Mary, Prescot Road, Aughton, Ormskirk, L39 6TA.
 
Thursday 17 December
Bethlehem Peace Light Ecumenical Service.  6.30 pm at St Marys Lowe House, North Road, St Helens, WA10 6SE.
 
Service of Reconciliation.  7.00 pm at St Marie on the Sands, Seabank Road, Southport, PR9 0EJ.
 
Healing Mass.  7.30 pm at St George, Station Road, Maghull, L31 3DF.
 
Saturday 19 December
‘Don’t miss the meaning of Christmas’ with Father Daniel O’Leary.  Day Retreat at Sandymount Retreat Centre, 16 Burbo Bank Road, Blundellsands, Liverpool, L23 6TH.  Details at www.sandymountretreats.org.uk  Tel: 0151 924 4850  Email: info@sandymountretreats.org.uk
 
SVP Mass of Healing.  12.00 noon at Our Lady of the Annunciation, Bishop Eton, Woolton Road, Liverpool, L16 8NQ.
 
Carol Concert.  An evening of Festive Music and Readings followed by mince pies and mulled wine.  7.30 pm at St Catherine Laboure, Stanifield Lane, Farington, Leyland, PR25 4QG.
 
An Evening of Christmas Music and Carols with the Waterloo-based St Edmund's Choir.  7.30 pm in the Concert Room at St. George's Hall.  The choir will be accompanied by the Skelmersdale Prize Band.  Tickets £12 from www.stedmundschoir.com or Tel: 0151 928 3629 (weekdays 9.00 am-5.00 pm).  Proceeds to: Age Concern Crosby, Aiming High and Emmaus.
 
Sunday 20 December
Advent Devotions and Benediction.  3.30 pm at St George, Station Road, Maghull, L31 3DF.
 
Christingle Celebration of Christmas with blessing of Cribs and Candles.  4.00 pm at St Elizabeth, Hall Road, Scarisbrick, L40 9QE.
 
5.00 pm         Festival Carol Service (Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King)
A mix of seasonal music and readings and congregational carols. Refreshments will be served after the Service.

Joint Carol Service for Our Lady’s and St Mary’s Parish Church, Prescot.  6.30 pm in St Mary’s Parish Church, Church Street, Prescot, L34 3LA.
 
Tuesday 22 December
Service of Reconciliation.  7.00 pm at St Mark's, Penmann Crescent, Halewood, Liverpool, L26 0UG.
 
Wednesday 23 December
Holy Hour to pray for the people of Iraq and Syria.  12.00 noon at St George, Station Road, Maghull, L31 3DF.
 
Sunday 27 December
31st Cafod Fun Run.  12.30 pm start for walkers, families and toddlers.  1.15 pm start for joggers and runners.  Wavertree Park (The Mystery), Wellington Road, Liverpool, L15.  Fancy dress prizes, jazz band, food and drink.  All proceeds to support Cafod’s work with refugees.  To register, call the Liverpool Office Tel: 0151 228 4028.