There will be a Parish Family Christmas Celebration on Sunday 17 December following the 11am Sunday Mass at Our Lady Star of Sea (from 12noon). The event will offer sausage and bacon butties, hot drinks, Irish coffees, live Christmas music, with a number of stalls - including the popular Tombola - and a special guest appearance from a visitor from the North Pole. All welcome to come together for this special celebration, just a week before Christmas. There will be a raffle, and prizes donated for the raffle would be gratefully received.
Latest Parish News
Our Lady and St John: Recent Project
My most recent project was acquiring two secondhand statues in need of restoration: our Lady and St John. Having painted the Crucifixat Our Lady Star of the Sea, I thought I would complete the Calvary scene by having our Lady and St John at the foot of the Cross. I saw online that E. Cararra and Sons of Liverpool had two statues, though not in greatshape. I’ve spent the last week or so restoring them and share with you some pictures here. I hope you agree that they complete the Sanctuary beautifully and add a further focusand devotion to our prayer and offering of the Mass.
Mark Wilson: Art in Aid of the Hospice
My name is Mark Wilson, and have attended St. Bernard’s, Our Lady’s and now St. Mary’s for the last 30ish years. Three years ago, I was diagnosed with an incurable form of blood cancer, multiple myeloma. For the time being, I am in remission, but at some stage it will return. Life expectancy is, on average around10 years.
World Youth Day
Our parish supported one of our senior Altar Servers, Cassiopeia Bentley, to go to World Youth Day in Lisbon, Portugal this last Summer. Iasked if she might write of her experiences, hoping that the parish might support other young parishioners if they would like to go to the next World Youth Day - in South Korea!