COLUMBIANS UK SCHOOL COMPETITON
Closing date 20th Feb 2021
Don't forget to enter the @ColumbansUK school media competition. If you are aged 14 to 18 submit an article or picture on the theme "Let's create a world without racism". Cash prices are available to the winners. For more details visit: https://t.co/lkdfJqY6Cs @IrishColumbans— Million Minutes (@Million_Minutes) December 10, 2020
THANK YOU FROM CAFOD
Thank you for your support this year. I hope in these difficult times the resources shared below support you and the community in your preparations during the season of Advent.
We know that it has been a difficult time for our churches, and we are truly grateful that you did not forget our brothers and sisters across the world. During Harvest Fast Day you reached out and encouraged your parishioners to give and pray in different ways.
The need this year has been huge and challenging across the world. But thanks to you we have been able to continue our international work. Through CAFOD you have supported some of the poorest communities most impacted by the virus. You have reached people in more than 33 countries, with over six million people receiving health and prevention advice and more than half a million people receiving safe hygiene supplies and services to prevent and reduce infection. Many more poor and vulnerable families have been supported with food supplies when there was no way to earn a living in the face of lockdown.
Your care for others meant that we were able to continue support in countries like Yemen, Syria, Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Brazil where communities were already facing the toughest of challenges before the arrival of the virus.
USED POSTAGE STAMPS:
Please put you all your used postage stamps in an envelope marked STAMPS in the box at the exit door. The money raised is sent to the Missions. Thank you!
A Special Christmas Message from Mary Meals and a thankyou to all those who have contributed.
CARE FOR OUR COMMON HOME
ONE IDEA TO CONSIDER:
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. Please e-mail the parish office if you are considering donating your old device. Thank you.
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.
WOMEN'S GROUP OCTOBER NEWSLETTER
ST MARY’S PARISH - WOOLTON
Still Striving to Become a Dementia Friendly Parish
Early in the Covid-19 lockdown around April this year, members of the Pastoral Team became acutely aware of the challenges being faced by all our vulnerable parishioners, not least those living with dementia and their carers.
PAULINE BOOKS AND MEDIA:
The Sisters have announced the permanent closure of their shop in Bold Street, and are now relocating to 84 Church Street (Ranelagh Street/Hanover Street end) in early November.
Safe Spaces is a free and independent support service, providing a confidential, personal and safe space for anyone who has been abused through their relationship with either the Church of England or the Catholic Church in England and Wales.
A telephone helpline and live chat is available 0300 303 1056 LiveChat/ Website safespacesenglandandwales.org.uk.
WORLD MISSION SUNDAY
Next Sunday is World Mission Sunday Next Sunday is World Mission Sunday, when the Holy Father invites all Catholics to contribute to a special collection for Missio, his charity for world mission. Please support Missio in helping missionaries to work alongside communities throughout the world that are poor or in need, regardless of their background or belief. Join in on this special day, that unites Catholics all over the world in prayer and celebration of our Church’s mission to share God’s love with all people – ‘Here I am, send me!’.
Please call 020 7821 9755 (office hours) or visit Missio’s website to give a single gift, set up a Direct Debit and Gift Aid your donation, if possible: missio.org.uk Thank you.
You can download a copy of the Pope's Message for World Mission Day at https://missio.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/WMS2020-PopesMessage.pdf
Mision have produced a children's worksheet for this Sunday which you can download from https://missio.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/WMS2020-Childrens-Activity-Sheet-11-October.pdf
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