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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:
 

NEW DEMENTIA FRIENDLY INTERNET RADIO STATION:

A new internet radio station has been launched for people living with dementia and their carers. There’s five different eras of music to select from with no adverts whatsoever! You can access the website at: www.m4dradio.com 

 

St Mary’s and Bishop Eton Women’s Group

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Lockdown  Newsletter 15th June 2020

Greetings Ladies,

“What did you do in the lockdown, Grandma?

We asked and you answered.

Local author Catherine Moloney writes:

70 is the new 30'!

⌨️I don't have a picture of me bashing away at the PC, but during Lockdown I wrote the 10th book in my detective series - Crime in the Book Club.

My publisher has commissioned book 11 Crime in the College, so I am now beavering away to get it done by the end of July. (Book 9 Crime in the Ballroom will be out soon.)

I am so grateful for all the encouragement I received for members of the Women's Group. Writing is a lonely business, so it is wonderful to have had support.

Hope you are all well and weathering Lockdown. The end is in sight!

Hang in there. Love, Catherine Moloney

For more on Catherine's latest book visithttps://www.catherinemoloney.com/crime-in-the-book-club

A Reader’s Review : one of our group sent the following review of  ‘A Mind Diseased’ by Catherine Moloney

“Brilliant . . . couldn’t put it down . . . read it in a day”

My kind of book.

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Susan H  sent these early morning photos of the aeration of the water in the Calderstones Park pond. This supports the fish population.

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I don’t know about you, but I didn’t know this happened. Thanks Sue .

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Fiona is totally thrilled and writes:

My peony rose flowered after being planted 10 years ago - bloomed in Lockdown.Can’t wait till the next Lockdown for it to flower again!!!

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Is she being optimistic or pessimistic?

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Roseleen  has been using her garden well. She writes

Having Time: “Back Garden Observations

WG goldfinch”Having plenty of time to sit in the back garden we felt fortunate that we had a garden to spend in lockdown time without concerns. Spending time reading and relaxing along with fantastic weather was a joy. I began to notice bird activity. Two yellowy birds were zooming into a yellowy acer tree not just once or twice but many times. Eventually identified them as a pair of goldfinches, smallish birds with a loud song! Over next few days we realised they were building a nest and are now sitting on it, so I presume they have laid eggs. Amazing how excited I feel at the prospect of eggs hatching and seeing fledglings develop. I will let you know outcome with photos if possible.

PS Forgot to mention that after cutting my husband’s hair while in the garden some of his hair was selected by the goldfinches in construct of their nest!

Thanks Roseleen. This is one of those uplifting images which are so life-affirming. We look forward to pictures of the ‘babies’.

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Please remember if you need help with anything at all please contact us and we will do our best to help.

And in the style of many news bulletins we have an ‘… and finally’

As shopping re-started today the BBC showed a huge queue waiting to go into Primark. The queue was so long the shop opened early.

Just a thought - which shop would you queue for hours to go into?

Please send any photos and stories for a second letterAs ever take care of yourselves and each other.

Fiona, Geraldine and Veronica

If there are any events/activities/speakers you would like to suggest please contact any of us at meetings or if you see us out and about.

If you or someone you know has changed their email address recently and still wishes to receive our email newsletters please let me know and I will re-connect them.

Archbishop Malcolm - First Holy Communion

 

FR MICHAEL’S PAINTINGS.

Fr Michael has been busy during lockdown painting. A number of new paintings have been added to the website at http://www.bishopeton.org.uk/fr-michael-s-paintings.html

An additional 6 paintings were added on 21st August - a mix of still life, the Albert Dock and Calderstones Park.

All money raised from the sale of the paintings will go to Project Zimbabwe.

DAY FOR LIFE.

Sunday 21st June is 'The Day for Life' The theme for Day for Life 2020 is Choose Life, with a particular focus on protecting mothers and unborn children, and bringing hope and healing after abortion.  For info go to www.dayforlife.org. 

Do you need someone to talk to? If you are looking for confidential and free help, call the Pregnancy Matters helpline on 0808 802 5433 or text Pregnancy Matters on 07860 077 339.

Admin Post

 Netherley Youth and Community Initiative Trustees recruiting a 24 hour finance & admin  post -essential office administration, enthusiastic attitude. Crucial that you have finance processing experience with various databases, Quick Books software, social media platforms. A willingness to learn and develop within the role.

Interested please Contact Sharon 0151 487 6421 for an application form, must be returned by 22nd June 2020.

Interview date 30/06/2020

Archbishop Malcolm's Pentecost Message 

 

CATHOLIC CHURCH SUPPORTING THOSE ON THE FRONT LINE

In addition to the diocese donating £20k to the NHS for PPE equipment the Archbishop has announced that grants of £5,000 have been made to Feeding Liverpool www.feedingliverpool.org (an ecumenical pilot project that has played a key role in the procurement and distribution of food supplies to support vulnerable households across Liverpool) and SWAP (www.swapwigan.org the Support Wigan Arrivals Project – looks after over 1000 asylum seekers in Wigan) to help their much needed work to continue.
The Archdiocese have reviewed the volunteer advice they gave earlier in the pandemic and have produced a tool kit click here to read it. This is the document Fr Tim referred to in his video message of 28th May

 

FUNERAL SERVICE FOR BISHOP VINCENT MALONE RIP

On Tuesday 2nd June at Allerton Cemetery,  Bishops Tom Williamsconducted the funeral service for Bishop Vincent Malone RIP.

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