8th December
"Prepare for the coming of Jesus through repentance."

As we take another step into Advent, the First Reading introduces one of the main themes of this period of the year: Peace.  Isaiah paints a picture of the whole world, of people and animals living together in harmony, led by a King who has all the qualities to rule justly.

The Psalm, too, speaks of this hope for peace and justice for all.

St. Paul, when he writes to the Romans, also mentions the hope which can be found in Scripture. All the more reason, then, for us to be tolerant of one another, so we can all give glory to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. (Second Reading)

In this week’s Gospel, John the Baptist appears by the River Jordan to entreat people to repent and prepare a way for the one who is to come. He tells them that being a son or daughter of Abraham will not be enough to be sure of being saved. There is no room for complacency. They are to repent; to change their way of life.

Mindful of this week’s readings and the Opening Prayer of the Mass, I can perhaps look around me and, whether by word or deed,  encourage others to join me as I set out in haste to meet Jesus this Christmas.

Click the link below to read the Papal Document
            Apostolic Exhortation Christus Vivit – Christ is Alive.pdf

Welcome to the Website for the Parishes of

St. Mary Magdalen 

and St. Teresa 

St. Oswald

Parishes within the Catholic Archdiocese of Liverpool

Advent Week 2 (Year 2)

Divine Office (Week 2)


Regular Sunday Services:

Vigil Mass on Saturday evenings:

5:00 pm: St. Oswald's

6:30 pm: St. Teresa's

Sunday Mass:

8:30 am: St. Oswald's

9:30 am: St. Teresa's

11:00 am: St. Mary Magdalen's

Click on the link below to confirm this week's services and times:

2019 12 08 Services for the Week.pdf


Sacrament of Reconciliation

(please check with the 
Weekly Newsletter
for any changes)
   Normally: 10:00 am - 10:30 am on

1st Saturday of the Month: St. Teresa's
2nd Saturday of the Month: St. Oswald's

(or by appointment with the Priest in either Parish)

Advent Reconciliation Services

Christmas Mass Times







10th December 


St. Teresa's


  7:00 pm 
14th December

St. Oswald's 


  10:30 am

Christmas Eve
Mass Times
  Tuesday 24th December   St. Teresa's Church   5:00 pm
Tuesday 24th December
St. Mary Magdalen's Church
  5:00 pm
Tuesday 24th December
St. Oswald's Church
  7:00 pm
Tuesday 24th December
St. Teresa's Church
  10:00 pm

Christmas Day

Mass Times 

  Wednesday 25th December    St. Mary Magdalen's Church   8:30 am    Latin Extraordinary Form  
  Wednesday 25th December   St. Oswald's Church   8:30 am    
  Wednesday 25th December   St. Teresa's Church   10:00 am