Upcoming online retreats

Please find below details of a number of online retreats coming up this year

For bookings, please contact Donna Worthington: drworthington@live.co.uk

All retreats cost £20 unless otherwise stated

The absence of God
Tues 27th October 6.30-9.00pm
What is happening if we feel God is absent? Negotiating our way through this – for our own faith and also to help others going through this experience

Introduction to the enneagram
Thurs 29th October 6.30-9.00pm
Christian faith calls for self-knowledge; this tool, based on ancient wisdom, can be a superb way to know ourselves better

(Repeat) The interior castle – explore the seven dwelling places of prayer of St Teresa’s pioneering work
November 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, December 1st, 8th
This course/retreat includes 6 weekly sessions (Tuesdays 6.30-9.00pm)
Participants need to attend all 6 sessions
Cost £100

Lectio training
Fri 13th November 9.30am – 12.30pm
Experience and train in delivering this ancient Christian practice of engaging with Scripture

Exploring the spirituality of the desert mothers
Sat November 7th 2.00-5.00pm or Mon November 9th 9.30am-12.30pm

A desert father of these islands – Saint Cuthbert
Sun 29th November 6.30-9.00pm
We journey deeper with the humble saint of Holy Island – his virtues, vision, motivation that pioneered Celtic Christianity in the North

For more information and to see retreats up to March 2021 visit the website: https://www.christianretreats.live

Online parish fundraising

Please remember to use the online fundraising system when purchasing your Christmas gifts and help support your parish!

Please see our website, it’s easy to do, just follow the instructions!

St Stephen’s car park

The new St Stephen’s car park is now available and can be accessed from Howson Road.

There are photos from its first weekend on the parish photos page, including the first parishioner to use the new entrance from the car park, Denis McCue

Head of Centre Volunteer – Marriage Care

Broken relationships are extremely painful especially among family and friends. Marriage Care is a Catholic organisation providing marriage preparation and ongoing relationship support for couples across England and Wales.

Our local centre which covers Warrington and the surrounding area is looking for someone with experience of team management to take on our Head of Centre role and lead and support our local team in delivering vital relationship support services. If you want to be part of a friendly team making a real difference in your community, please enquire.

For more information you can visit us at www.marriagecare.org.uk or email volunteer@marriagecare.org.uk.

NHS COVID-19 QR posters

Poster for the NHS Covid-19 appWith the launch of the NHS COVID-19 app we will have QR posters displayed at both St Bridget’s and St Stephen’s from this weekend.

If you have the NHS COVID-19 app on your phone you will be able to “check in” by scanning the bar code on the poster at the entrance to church when you arrive.  You can read more on how to use the app to “check in” in this guide.

If you “check in” using the QR poster you will not need to also provide your name and telephone number at church.

We will continue to record details as before for those who don’t have a smartphone or don’t wish to use the app.

New Mass times and link for online Masses

From this weekend there is one Sunday Mass at St Stephen’s at 9:45am and one Sunday Mass at St Bridget’s at 11:30am.

Weekday Masses will also restart this week (see the Mass times page for more information)

Thank you for continuing to follow the social distancing rules when attending Mass.

We will not be recording a Mass for the website from now on.  There are a number of options for streaming Mass at the Archdiocese website: