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/
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.
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.
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"
GIVING DURING LOCKDOWN:
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
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.
NUGENT LIGHT UP A LIFE
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/
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
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
NUGENT CHILD CARE WORKER VACANCY
NUGENT SANTA DASH
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