SFX Liverpool

Animate Youth Ministries is the Catholic Youth Ministry team for the Archdiocese of Liverpool in the north west of England.The team consists of paid employees as well as a group of volunteers taking gap years.  They work with and for around 10,000 young people a year across the Archdiocese between the ages of 11 and 25.   Animate held their annual Advent Service by candlelight at St Francis Xavier's Church on Advent Sunday. The church was full of people and looked...
Fr Denis and the Guild of St Stephen
St Francis Xavier’s Church Liverpool celebrated its patronal feast on Saturday, 2nd December  - the feast day of St Francis Xavier having been liturgically suspended because of the First Sunday of Advent.The Feast was celebrated with ‘Breakfast with Xavier’ and delicious bacon butties were enjoyed by all.Before 12 noon Mass the parish held a time of reflection using the ‘Pray as Go’ podcast issuing from a mobile phone proudly taking place at the lectern alongside the microphone. ...
Two Jesuit parishes came together last week as a group from SFX Church in Liverpool braved the torrential Preston rain to visit the community at St Wilfrid's Church. All received a great welcome at mass, a magnificent three-course lunch and then an informative guided tour of the Harris Museum.  This is a little known gem of Preston, currently hosting paintings from the Belgian surrealist Rene Magritte, as well as the Cuerdale Hoarde, the second largest discovery of Viking ...
Sean Bean as Fr Michael Kerrigan
BBC One viewers are in for a treat when a new six-part drama starring Sean Bean as Fr Michael Kerrigan begins on Tuesday 23 May at 9pm.Broken is set in a Catholic community in the north of England and tells the moving stories of its priest and parishioners. The poverty, grief, crime and family troubles that afflict the people of the parish all evoke the compassion of Fr Michael, who seeks to help those around him while he faces his own personal struggles. Writer Jimmy McGovern is in no doubt...
SFX Liverpool
Due to the SFX telephone number appearing on a certain website as the number for about ten churches in Liverpool, Denis Blackledge and Joe Duggan decided that they had to change it.  So -  Old Number        0151 207 2271New Number    0151 207 2397Please amend your Province Catalogues, personal address books etc.NB This is the number for Denis and Joe when "at home";  it may also be possible contact them on the St Francis Xavier's...
Fr Denis (second left) with director Ashley Pearce, Sean Bean, Colin McKeown of LA Productions and Jimmy McGovern
A British Jesuit commissioned to help one of television's tough guys to portray a sensitive, vulnerable north country Catholic priest says the experience was "very satisfying", with the production team keen to be authentic and showing immense trust. His account of the experience is the cover feature in the spring edition of Jesuits and Friends, which is now available from Jesuit parishes, schools, chaplaincies and spirituality centres throughout Britain. It is also available to download.The...
St Francis Xavier: the Apostle of the Missions
Jesuit parishes and communities across the world – including many in Britain – are preparing to take part in a tradition that dates back four centuries: the Novena of Grace, in which our prayers are united with those of St Francis Xavier (1506 - 1552).Although a Novena can be prayed at any time, this particular Novena of Grace is traditionally prayed from this coming Saturday (4 March) until 12 March, thereby concluding on the day Francis was declared a saint in 1622. It is also regularly...
Jo Boyce & Friends at SFX in Liverpool
Christmas concert-goers at St Francis Xavier’s Church in Liverpool (SFX) have supported a local initiative for homeless people, as well as raising funds for the church's own ministry in the city, with an event to celebrate the Feast of their patron saint, St Francis Xavier. The SFX Advent and Christmas Concert featured Jo Boyce and Friends (CJM Music Collective); it was sponsored by the Jesuit Fund for Social Justice to help the parish raise much needed funds for the church to...
SFX Church Liverpool are hosting an evening of thanks for all the good work that takes place within the community on Thursday, 1st December.There will be supper from 6pm followed by a Thanksgiving Service at 7pm when ‘Community Christmas Trees’ will be lit in celebration of the different activities and gatherings that take place in our community.These trees will remain in place for Saint Francis Xavier’s Feast Day Advent & Christmas Concert on Saturday, 3rd December 2016,...
The group from SFX Liverpool at St Margaret's, Anfield
Members of Saint Francis Xavier’s Church (SFX) have visited one of their neighbouring parishes in Liverpool, where they experienced an artwork that prompted mixed interpretations – from pain and suffering to gentle tranquillity. The parish’s Christian Life Community (CLC) visited their Churches Together neighbours, St Margaret’s in Anfield, to view their ‘Windsails’ Installation.‘Windsails’ is the work of Wendy Rudd, who came up with the idea...

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