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MASS INTENTIONS:

Requests for Mass intentions can be e-mailed to the parish office. All Masses will be said privately by the confreres but listed on the website under ‘Mass Intentions.’ Any stipends/donations can be sent in once the parish office is open.  You can find a list of Mass Intentions on the parish website or by following this link:
 

STAND WITH POPE FRANCIS PETITION

ABOUT THE PETITION

On the eve of the Season of Creation, Pope Francis issued a profound prayer intention that the planet’s resources will not be plundered but shared in a just and respectful manner. He prays that today, not tomorrow, we will take care of Creation. Pope Francis’ leadership on the climate emergency and on the coronavirus has been unmatched. But he can’t do it alone. It’s time for the global Catholic community to rally behind his message. For that reason, Catholics are being asked to sign the Petition for just action on COVID and the Climate Emergency, showing the Pope and the world that we care about creation.

For more information and to sign the petition please visit https://standwithpopefrancis.org/

ZIMBABWE

The situation in Zimabwe is very difficult. To help you understand the position we have been asked to share the following with you, Click on each item to read the document/article.

The Catholic Church in England and Wales has a page dedicated to Zimbabwe click here to read it.

INTERNET SAFETY

Sadly, there have been a number of reports of Zoom calls being Zoombombed (an individual intrudes uninvited into a Zoom call) and distributing distressing material or comments, live streams being hacked, and people joining online groups with the intention of grooming children and young people.

CSAS have put together the attached guidance document in respect of using videoconferencing for ministry, parents may find the useful links section helpful in guiding you through the online world.

Guidance_on_safeguarding_in_the_use_of_videoconferencing_for_ministry.pdf

Sections 8 & 9 of the CSAS Creating a Safer Environment document inlcudes guidance on the use of technology, and photography and filming including live streaming church services.  https://www.csas.uk.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Creating-a-Safer-Environment-1.docx"

Any questions on either document should be sent to 

GIVING DURING LOCKDOWN:

Following requests for alternatives to offertory collections, staff at the Archdiocesan Finance Department have been working hard developing various platforms and alternative ways of giving during lockdown.
However, I am acutely aware that many families will be struggling financially during these difficult times and there is no expectation whatsoever for you to sign up to any of the options that are suggested here.
For those parishioners that can afford to do so, it would be preferable to hold onto to your donations until the end of lockdown and then make a one-off payment, (preferably by cheque) for the full amount. Parishioners are advised not make a journey to the presbytery to post envelopes with donations.  For those parishioners who do not already donate by Standing Order and would like to do so, you can find an electronic copy on our website or by following this link:

CARE FOR OUR COMMON HOME THIS CHRISTMAS:

ONE IDEA TO CONSIDER:

This year, we would like to invite you to consider donating any unused electronic devices with the idea that these could be re-set to factory settings and gifted to those who could use them. As we know, now more than ever access to online resources has been so important –for home schooling, keeping in touch with friends and family, for Mass, listening to/ watching Fr Tim’s weekly message. etc. Which is why at this time when some people may be thinking of buying new devices for Christmas, please think carefully about whether you could donate your older device for someone else to use. In order to check that the device is fully cleared and reset we could use some IT savvy volunteers to offer their time to ensure that all is correct before we gift these on. So, if you have a device to donate or the know-how to help please get in touch with the Parish Office.

SVP INFORMATION MEETINGS BY ZOOM

A series of meetings covering a range of topics. Click on the images below to learn more 

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NATIONAL YOUTH SUNDAY

The 22nd of December  is National Youth Sunday 2020 (NYS) and represents an opportunity to explicitly recognise young people - their gifts, talents and uniqueness. It also provides the Church with an opportunity to thank them for and affirm their contribution to the life of the local and universal Church. CYMFed has produced resources to help facilitate the celebration of National Youth Sunday in parishes and at home. They can be accessed at www.nationalyouthsunday.com.

Animate have created a   video to celebrate Youth Sunday.It can be found on the Animate You Tube Channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/AnimateYouth then search for ‘Youth Sunday 2020’).

NUGENT LIGHT UP A LIFE

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Light up a Life is an opportunity to sponsor a light on Nugent’s Tree of Light in memory or in honour of a loved one.  This year the services will be prerecorded and available to view online.  For a £5 donation you will have a light on a tree, a decoration for your own tree, the name of your loved one added to  the book of remembrance and access to the prerecorded service.

For full details visit  https://www.wearenugent.org/fundraising/light-up-a-life-2020/

NUGENT Hampers

Ordinarily, NUGENT would receive any hampers donated at their Edge Lane office, but at present this is closed.

This year, the Epsom Street Community Centre service (locally known as EPSY) in Kirkdale, would gratefully receive any festive food hampers and items of mince pies, chocolates, Christmas puddings, Christmas cakes, crisps, biscuits, selection boxes etc. Donations would need to be delivered direct to the centre, either on a Monday (during office hours) or a Tuesday afternoon, which can be arranged with Nugent. The deadline for hampers to be received at EPSY is Monday 14 December 2020.  (Poster will follow will fuller details).   

Alternately you can make a donation to EPSY at  

 https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/charity-web/charity/displayCharityCampaignPage.action?campaignId=11795

NATIONAL GRIEF AWARENESS WEEK

National grief awareness week takes place from the 2nd to 8th December. It is difficult during this time of the pandemic to do what we would usually do when someone dies. The Archdiocese has provided some resources that may be of use.

A leaflet that may help those who are supporting people with a phone call.   Click here to download a copy

A short video reflecting on grief from Fr Christ Thomas click here to watch it and to access other resources to help with the beravement process.

A reminder of or introduction to 'A place to be' at Irenaues

A place to be

NUGENT CHILD CARE WORKER VACANCY 

NUGENT SANTA DASH

 

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