ADDITIONAL NEWS ITEMS

There are a number of new sections on the website, which you can access via the blue boxes on the home page or via the drop down menu. 

Additional prayers and prayer resources have been added this week, including a modified Novena Prayer to OLPS, which includes petitions related to the Coronavirus crisis.  Here is a link to that prayer click here


CATHOLIC PICTORIAL

April's Catholic Pictorial is now available on line click here


STATIONS OF THE CROSS 

FR DENIS MCBRIDE C.SS.R LEADS US THROUGH THE STATIONS OF THE CROSS


SEVEN IDEAS FOR HOLY WEEK


THE STATIONS OF THE CROSS BY ST ALPHONSUS

Led by Fr Dominic O'Toole C.Ss.R


CORONAVIRUS & PLENARY INDULGENCES 

Last week the Apostolic Penitentiary issued information about the possibility of obtaining a plenary indulgence at this time of the Covid-19 crisis. This can be found  by clicking here.


WHAT IS A PLENARY INDULGENCE?


LIVERPOOL CORONAVIRUS SUPPORT HOTLINE

A Coronavirus Support helpline 0151 233 3066—has been set up for anyone who feels they need support if they're alone or go to https://liverpoolexpress.co.uk/coronavirus-hotlines-set-up-to-mobilise-community-army 

A second hotline 0151 233 3068 has been made available for those who wish to volunteer to help deliver medicine, help out in the foodbanks etc.

Both hotlines will be manned from 8am to 6pm (Please note the volunteer helpline has been temporarily suspended, we will let you know when it is taking new volunteers)

People can also sign up online via Liverpool City Council’s website www.liverpool.gov.uk/coronavirus

Up to date infromation will also be available via new socialmedia feeds  www.facebook.com/covidliverpool and www.twitter.com/covidliverpool 


CARDINAL NICHOLS  ON EASTER DUTIES

Cardinal Nichols confirms that the obligation on us to Easter duties has been removed for the year 2020 due to the Pandemic

 


MESSAGES FROM ARCHBISHOP MALCOLM

ON THE REDEDICATION OF ENGLAND TO OUR LADY

 

A MESSAGE TO ALL KEY WORKERS

 

 


LIVERPOOL ARCHDIOCESAN LOURDES PILGRIMAGE ASSOCIATION

Sadly this year's pilgrimage to Lourdes has been postponed til 2021.

For full details click here 

Any questions should be directed to the Lourdes office on Tel: 07484911623


POPE'S APRIL PRAYER INTENTION VIDEO


FREE ACCESS TO MAGNIFICAT ON LINE

Magnificat have responded to there being no public Masses for an indefinite period and the need for many to self isolate. 

To help they are offering free access to Magnificat online  (log in at www.magnificat.com/free)

For anyone who would like the Print Edition they are offering a one off off 4-month subscription to Magnificat and/or a 3-month subscription to The Catholic Herald at substantially discounted and  prices.

Magnificat 4 months April to July (including the Holy Week special issue) for £14

Catholic Herald 3 months (13 weeks) for £25;

Both Catholic Herald and Magnificat (as above) £36

The print options can only be ordered by telephoning Margaret on 020 7448 3607 or Paul on 020 7448 3618 between 9.30am and 5pm Monday to Friday. Orders will need to be placed before Easter:

They say 

"we do expect that many people will still go to Church for personal prayer, we do hope that these special concessions will help people who cannot get there, and also those who want to follow the Masses, prayers, readings, etc. feel that they can still share in the life of the Church."


IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE CATHOLIC CHAPLAINCY TO THE ROYAL AND BROADGREEN HOSPITALS


Dear Parishioners,

The Catholic Chaplaincy is proud to have 50 dedicated volunteers who usually visit Catholic patients on the wards, offering them a friendly face, a listening ear, and any pastoral, spiritual, emotional and religious support they require. This is an invaluable service for any patients who may be feeling low, anxious, facing difficult decisions, or those who are just really missing Church. We offer these patients a chat, prayer, Holy Communion or opportunity to see a priest.

Due to the current situation we are no longer allowed to send our volunteers on to the wards. Most of our volunteers are over 70 and their safety, and the safety of our patients, is our priority.

However, the chaplaincy staff – Fr Stephen Lee, Natasha Pritchard and Liam Redmond – will be on hand every day to visit any patients on request. We won’t be visiting the wards without a request so please do call us if you need us! Please call us if you are (or a relative or friend is) a patient (religious or not) who is low, anxious, lonely, has no visitors, dying, or in need of a friendly face, Holy Communion or a priest.

Emergency on call priests will be working as normal during this time.

Non-emergency visits: call 0151 706 2828. Leave a message with patient’s name and ward in case we are out visiting someone else when you call.

Emergency: same as usual – call switchboard from the ward and ask to speak to the emergency on call Catholic priest.

Finally, please pray for us and all of our hospital staff!

God bless,

Fr Stephen, Natasha and Liam


THE HERBERT PROTOCOL

The Herbert Protocol is a form that carers, family or friends of a vulnerable person can fill in. 

It is particularly useful for people caring for someone living with dementia.

Keeping a completed form reduces the worry of trying to remember the information when someone goes missing.

To learn more about the Herbert Protocol, and to download a form to fill in visit

https://www.merseyside.police.uk/notices/af/herbert-protocol/


MARRIAGE MATTERS REFLECTIONS FOR THIS WEEK

 Reflection from Marriage Matters for Palm Sunday

(www.twoinoneflesh.org.uk) .

Palm Sunday (Isaiah 50:4-7   Philippians 2:6-11   Matthew 26:14-27, 66)

Challenged when we witness how others love

St Paul recognises the amazing humility of Jesus who accepts death on the cross out of love for God and us. We wonder and are challenged by the joy of a friend who daily visits his wife who has dementia; in his great love he feeds her, puts her to bed each evening, prays with her. Could we love like this? 


 We are prayingCANDLE OF HOPE

On 22nd March tens of thousands of Christians across Britain united to pray as part of the National Day of Prayer and Action on Sunday 22nd March 2020, responding to the call made by Presidents of Churches Together in England (CTE). 

CTE are encouraging us to join together again at 7pm every Sunday evening.  CTE (Churches Together England) have produced as a safer alternative, where candle flames, window sills and curtains do not mix. (Click on the image of the candle and you will access a pdf you can print off)

To read the letter explaining the initiative click here


PRAYER FOR HEALING AND RECONCILIATION

Friday the 3rd April was a day of prayer for survivors of sexual abuse

 


THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

The Redemptorists in Clapham are sharing a thought for the day on their Youtube account https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7MnePSBt96d_GtIal3Iliw  (it will also be available on their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/StMarysClaphamCSsR/)

Mossley Hill Church is posting a thought for the day on their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/MossleyHillChurch/ 


SOME CROSSES ARE INVISIBLE


SING RESURRECTION (AN INITIATIVE FROM CHURCHES TOGETHER)Sing Resurrection


ST PAUL'S CATHEDRAL FLASH MOB FOR

PALM SUNDAY AND EASTER SUNDAY

We have missed the chance to take part in the Palm Sunday but there will be another chance for Easter sunday. 

This video explains the concept 

For full details and the scores/backing tracks please click here


MESSAGE FROM THE POPE AHEAD OF HOLY WEEK

Other news Items not in the Bulletin.   

There are a number of new sections on the website, which you can access via the blue boxes on the home page or via the drop down menu. 

Additional prayers and prayer resources have been added this week, including a modified Novena Prayer to OLPS, which includes petitions related to the Coronavirus crisis.  Here is a link to that prayer click here


VIDEO MESSAGE FROM POPE FRANCIS


CORONAVIRUS & PLENARY INDULGENCES 

Last week the Apostolic Penitentiary issued information about the possibility of obtaining a plenary indulgence at this time of the Covid-19 crisis. This can be found  by clicking here.


WHAT IS A PLENARY INDULGENCE?


CARDINAL NICHOLS 'CLOSING THE CHURCHES IS THE RIGHT THING TO DO

 


A MESSAGE FROM ARCHBISHOP MALCOLM


LIVERPOOL CORONAVIRUS SUPPORT HOTLINE

A Coronavirus Support helpline 0151 233 3066—has been set up for anyone who feels they need support if they're alone or go to https://liverpoolexpress.co.uk/coronavirus-hotlines-set-up-to-mobilise-community-army 

A second hotline 0151 233 3068 has been made available for those who wish to volunteer to help deliver medicine, help out in the foodbanks etc.

Both hotlines will be manned from 8am to 6pm

People can also sign up online via Liverpool City Council’s website www.liverpool.gov.uk/coronavirus

Up to date infromation will also be available via new socialmedia feeds  www.facebook.com/covidliverpool and www.twitter.com/covidliverpool 


FREE ACCESS TO MAGNIFICAT ON LINE

Magnificat have responded to there being no public Masses for an indefinite period and the need for many to self isolate. 

To help they are offering free access to Magnificat online  (log in at www.magnificat.com/free)

For anyone who would like the Print Edition they are offering a one off off 4-month subscription to Magnificat and/or a 3-month subscription to The Catholic Herald at substantially discounted and  prices.

Magnificat 4 months April to July (including the Holy Week special issue) for £14

Catholic Herald 3 months (13 weeks) for £25                                                              

Both Catholic Herald and Magnificat (as above) £36

The print options can only be ordered by telephoning Margaret on 020 7448 3607 or Paul on 020 7448 3618 between 9.30am and 5pm Monday to Friday. Orders will need to be placed before Easter:

They say 

"we do expect that many people will still go to Church for personal prayer, we do hope that these special concessions will help people who cannot get there, and also those who want to follow the Masses, prayers, readings, etc. feel that they can still share in the life of the Church."


IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE CATHOLIC CHAPLAINCY TO THE ROYAL AND BROADGREEN HOSPITALS


Dear Parishioners,

The Catholic Chaplaincy is proud to have 50 dedicated volunteers who usually visit Catholic patients on the wards, offering them a friendly face, a listening ear, and any pastoral, spiritual, emotional and religious support they require. This is an invaluable service for any patients who may be feeling low, anxious, facing difficult decisions, or those who are just really missing Church. We offer these patients a chat, prayer, Holy Communion or opportunity to see a priest.

Due to the current situation we are no longer allowed to send our volunteers on to the wards. Most of our volunteers are over 70 and their safety, and the safety of our patients, is our priority.

However, the chaplaincy staff – Fr Stephen Lee, Natasha Pritchard and Liam Redmond – will be on hand every day to visit any patients on request. We won’t be visiting the wards without a request so please do call us if you need us! Please call us if you are (or a relative or friend is) a patient (religious or not) who is low, anxious, lonely, has no visitors, dying, or in need of a friendly face, Holy Communion or a priest.

Emergency on call priests will be working as normal during this time.

Non-emergency visits: call 0151 706 2828. Leave a message with patient’s name and ward in case we are out visiting someone else when you call.

Emergency: same as usual – call switchboard from the ward and ask to speak to the emergency on call Catholic priest.

Finally, please pray for us and all of our hospital staff!

God bless,

Fr Stephen, Natasha and Liam


REPORTING ABUSE

Policy statement from the National Catholic Safeguarding Commission

If you are concerned about the welfare of a child or adult at risk, do not delay in contacting the police, using 999 if a child or adult is believed to be in immediate danger.

It is the policy of the Catholic Church in England and Wales to report all allegations of abuse to statutory authorities, regardless of whether the abuse occurred recently or in the past, or whether the accused person is living or deceased.

If you are in any role within the Catholic Church in England and Wales, you must refer allegations directly to the safeguarding office for your diocese or religious congregation, or directly to the Police. 

If you are a member of the public, please refer allegations directly to the police and also to the safeguarding office in your diocese; (the relevant Diocesan safeguarding office can be located using the interactive map on the links page of the CSAS website www.csas.uk.net - contact details will be shown when you click on the relevant area of the map). You can also contact CSAS by telephoning 0207 901 1920 or via email at  


synod 2020 logoRESPONDING TO THE SYNOD PROCESS

You will recall that last autumn we launched an initiative by Fr Michael Henesy to try and engage those who do not come to church to share their insights with us, thereby making a unique contribution to the Synod process of consultation. Father Michael has presented the results in  a report that has been forwarded to the Synod Office.  


If you would like a copy of Fr Michael's report please click here


LENTEN RESOURCES FROM CAFOD

CAFOD are hoping that you will follow a prayer journey with then this Lent using their Lenten prayer calendar (visit  - https://cafod.org.uk/Pray/Lent-Calendar). They have also created prayer resources for children at https://cafod.org.uk/Education/Primary-teaching-resources/Lent  and for Young people at https://cafod.org.uk/Education/Secondary-and-youth-resources/Lent

THE HERBERT PROTOCOL

The Herbert Protocol is a form that carers, family or friends of a vulnerable person can fill in. 

It is particularly useful for people caring for someone living with dementia.

Keeping a completed form reduces the worry of trying to remember the information when someone goes missing.

To learn more about the Herbert Protocol, and to download a form to fill in visit

https://www.merseyside.police.uk/notices/af/herbert-protocol/


PAPAL PRAYER INTENTION FOR MARCH


 MARRIAGE MATTERS REFLECTIONS FOR THIS WEEK

A Reflection from Marriage Matters (www.twoinoneflesh.org.uk) for this Sunday

.Fifth Sunday of Lent (Ezekiel 37:12-14  Romans 8:8-11  John 11:1-45)

The Lord will lead us back together

Ezekiel’s words apply to us when we are going through tough times in our relationship, when intimacy, physical or otherwise, seems impossible. At such times, Jesus weeps for us as He did for Lazarus. He will bring us back together if we ask Him and are willing to be vulnerable enough to explore together the changes we need to make.

 

Items not in the Paper Version of the Bulletin.     

LIVERPOOL CORONAVIRUS SUPPORT HOTLINE

A Coronavirus Suppoert helpline 0151 233 3066—has been set up for anyone who feels they need support if they're alone or go to https://liverpoolexpress.co.uk/coronavirus-hotlines-set-up-to-mobilise-community-army 

A second hotline 0151 233 3068 has been made available for those who wish to volunteer to help deliver medicine, help out in the foodbanks etc.

Both hotlines will be manned from 8am to 6pm

People can also sign up online via Liverpool City Council’s website www.liverpool.gov.uk/coronavirus

Up to date infromation will also be available via new socialmedia feeds  www.facebook.com/covidliverpool and www.twitter.com/covidliverpool 


A NATIONAL CALL TO PRAYER

Presidents of Churches Together in England have issued a call to prayer in the light of the Coronavirus pandemic.

This is for all churches and people of prayer to join on Sunday 22nd March, Mothering Sunday. 

They write….

This Mothering Sunday, 22nd March, we are calling all churches to a National Day of Prayer and Action. At such a time as this, when so many are fearful and there is great uncertainty, we are reminded of our dependence on our loving Heavenly Father and the future that he holds.At 7pm this Sunday, light a candle in the windows of your homes as a visible symbol of the light of life, Jesus Christ, our source and hope in prayer.


FREE ACCESS TO MAGNIFICAT ON LINE

Magnificat have responded to there being no public Masses for an indefinite period and the need for many to self isolate. 

To help they are offering free access to Magnificat online  (log in at www.magnificat.com/free)

For anyone who would like the Print Edition they are offering a one off off 4-month subscription to Magnificat and/or a 3-month subscription to The Catholic Herald at substantially discounted and  prices.

Magnificat 4 months April to July (including the Holy Week special issue) for £14

Catholic Herald 3 months (13 weeks) for £25                                                              

Both Catholic Herald and Magnificat (as above) £36

The print options can only be ordered by telephoning Margaret on 020 7448 3607 or Paul on 020 7448 3618 between 9.30am and 5pm Monday to Friday. Orders will need to be placed before Easter:

They say 

"we do expect that many people will still go to Church for personal prayer, we do hope that these special concessions will help people who cannot get there, and also those who want to follow the Masses, prayers, readings, etc. feel that they can still share in the life of the Church."


IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE CATHOLIC CHAPLAINCY TO THE ROYAL AND BROADGREEN HOSPITALS


Dear Parishioners,

The Catholic Chaplaincy is proud to have 50 dedicated volunteers who usually visit Catholic patients on the wards, offering them a friendly face, a listening ear, and any pastoral, spiritual, emotional and religious support they require. This is an invaluable service for any patients who may be feeling low, anxious, facing difficult decisions, or those who are just really missing Church. We offer these patients a chat, prayer, Holy Communion or opportunity to see a priest.

Due to the current situation we are no longer allowed to send our volunteers on to the wards. Most of our volunteers are over 70 and their safety, and the safety of our patients, is our priority.

However, the chaplaincy staff – Fr Stephen Lee, Natasha Pritchard and Liam Redmond – will be on hand every day to visit any patients on request. We won’t be visiting the wards without a request so please do call us if you need us! Please call us if you are (or a relative or friend is) a patient (religious or not) who is low, anxious, lonely, has no visitors, dying, or in need of a friendly face, Holy Communion or a priest.

Emergency on call priests will be working as normal during this time.

Non-emergency visits: call 0151 706 2828. Leave a message with patient’s name and ward in case we are out visiting someone else when you call.

Emergency: same as usual – call switchboard from the ward and ask to speak to the emergency on call Catholic priest.

Finally, please pray for us and all of our hospital staff!

God bless,

Fr Stephen, Natasha and Liam


REPORTING ABUSE

Policy statement from the National Catholic Safeguarding Commission

If you are concerned about the welfare of a child or adult at risk, do not delay in contacting the police, using 999 if a child or adult is believed to be in immediate danger.

It is the policy of the Catholic Church in England and Wales to report all allegations of abuse to statutory authorities, regardless of whether the abuse occurred recently or in the past, or whether the accused person is living or deceased.

If you are in any role within the Catholic Church in England and Wales, you must refer allegations directly to the safeguarding office for your diocese or religious congregation, or directly to the Police. 

If you are a member of the public, please refer allegations directly to the police and also to the safeguarding office in your diocese; (the relevant Diocesan safeguarding office can be located using the interactive map on the links page of the CSAS website www.csas.uk.net - contact details will be shown when you click on the relevant area of the map). You can also contact CSAS by telephoning 0207 901 1920 or via email at  


synod 2020 logoRESPONDING TO THE SYNOD PROCESS

You will recall that last autumn we launched an initiative by Fr Michael Henesy to try and engage those who do not come to church to share their insights with us, thereby making a unique contribution to the Synod process of consultation. Father Michael has presented the results in  a report that has been forwarded to the Synod Office.  


If you would like a copy of Fr Michael's report please click here


LENTEN RESOURCES FROM CAFOD

CAFOD are hoping that you will follow a prayer journey with then this Lent using their Lenten prayer calendar (visit  - https://cafod.org.uk/Pray/Lent-Calendar). They have also created prayer resources for children at https://cafod.org.uk/Education/Primary-teaching-resources/Lent  and for Young people at https://cafod.org.uk/Education/Secondary-and-youth-resources/Lent

THE HERBERT PROTOCOL

The Herbert Protocol is a form that carers, family or friends of a vulnerable person can fill in. 

It is particularly useful for people caring for someone living with dementia.

Keeping a completed form reduces the worry of trying to remember the information when someone goes missing.

To learn more about the Herbert Protocol, and to download a form to fill in visit

https://www.merseyside.police.uk/notices/af/herbert-protocol/


PAPAL PRAYER INTENTION FOR MARCH


 MARRIAGE MATTERS REFLECTIONS FOR THIS WEEK

A Reflection from Marriage Matters (www.twoinoneflesh.org.uk) for this Sunday

Fourth Sunday of Lent (1 Sam 16:1, 6-7, 10-13  Eph 5:8-14 John 9:1, 6-9,13-17, 34-38)

Stop and see, be aware


God was aware of David’s adultery with Bethsheba, Uriah’s wife, and how he arranged Uriah’s murder to cover his sin. Amid political and business ‘cover ups’ in today’s world, it’s important to ‘stop and see’ ‒ the beauty of nature, the beauty and goodness of your spouse. Don’t be too busy to recall the joys you have brought to each other.  


 TURN OFF THE TV AND OPEN THE BIBLE


POPE COMPOSES A PRAYER FOR PROTECTION FROM CORONAVIRUS

You can find the text of the prayer at https://www.vaticannews.va/en/pope/news/2020-03/pope-francis-prayer-our-lady-protection-coronavirus.html

Items not in the Paper Version of the Bulletin.     

REPORTING ABUSE

Policy statement from the National Catholic Safeguarding Commission

If you are concerned about the welfare of a child or adult at risk, do not delay in contacting the police, using 999 if a child or adult is believed to be in immediate danger.

It is the policy of the Catholic Church in England and Wales to report all allegations of abuse to statutory authorities, regardless of whether the abuse occurred recently or in the past, or whether the accused person is living or deceased.

If you are in any role within the Catholic Church in England and Wales, you must refer allegations directly to the safeguarding office for your diocese or religious congregation, or directly to the Police. 

If you are a member of the public, please refer allegations directly to the police and also to the safeguarding office in your diocese; (the relevant Diocesan safeguarding office can be located using the interactive map on the links page of the CSAS website www.csas.uk.net - contact details will be shown when you click on the relevant area of the map). You can also contact CSAS by telephoning 0207 901 1920 or via email at  


LENT

If you haven't got a copy of the Lenten booklet you may download an electronic copy by clicking here


synod 2020 logoRESPONDING TO THE SYNOD PROCESS

You will recall that last autumn we launched an initiative by Fr Michael Henesy to try and engage those who do not come to church to share their insights with us, thereby making a unique contribution to the Synod process of consultation. Father Michael has presented the results in  a report that has been forwarded to the Synod Office.  


If you would like a copy of Fr Michael's report please click here


LENTEN RESOURCES FROM CAFOD

CAFOD are hoping that you will follow a prayer journey with then this Lent using their Lenten prayer calendar (visit  - https://cafod.org.uk/Pray/Lent-Calendar). They have also created prayer resources for children at https://cafod.org.uk/Education/Primary-teaching-resources/Lent  and for Young people at https://cafod.org.uk/Education/Secondary-and-youth-resources/Lent


BUSTED HALO LENT CHALLENGE

 


THE HERBERT PROTOCOL

The Herbert Protocol is a form that carers, family or friends of a vulnerable person can fill in. 

It is particularly useful for people caring for someone living with dementia.

Keeping a completed form reduces the worry of trying to remember the information when someone goes missing.

To learn more about the Herbert Protocol, and to download a form to fill in visit

https://www.merseyside.police.uk/notices/af/herbert-protocol/


FR MICHAEL’S PAINTINGS

If you are looking for a special gift for someone or simply just something to hang on the wall. Please take a look at Fr Michael's paintings - all money raised from sales will go to Project Zimbabwe.


PAPAL PRAYER INTENTION FOR MARCH


 MARRIAGE MATTERS REFLECTIONS FOR THIS WEEK

A Reflection from Marriage Matters (www.twoinoneflesh.org.uk) for this Sunday

Third Sunday of Lent (Exodus 17:3-7   Romans 5:1-2, 5-8   John 4:5-15, 19-26, 39-42)

Find our ‘living water’

Jesus’ message to the woman at the well reminds us of His first miracle at Cana where He changed water into wine. Today, He promises us “living water where we will never be thirsty again…a spring inside…welling up to eternal life”. When His grace is poured into us, into our marriages, it can overflow, strengthening us, reaching out to others


ANNUAL ROMERO MASS

RomeroMass
 

 TURN OFF THE TV AND OPEN THE BIBLE


CATHEDRAL Walking Group

The next date for the Cathedral Walking Group will be on Sunday 29 March 2020. Walkers should meet at 12.30pm at the Cathedral Car Park. Previous walks have been excellent! Further details from  New walkers are always welcome. 

CATHEDRAL BOOK CLUB

The next meeting of the Cathedral Book Club will be Thursday 2 April 2020 at 7.00pm in the Gibberd Room. We book to be duscussed will be The Last of the Just by Andre Schwarz-Bart. New readers are always welcome.


SPRING FLOWER DEMONSTRATION

In the Gibberd room at the Metropolitan Cathedral with Muir Simpson. This will take place on Tuesday 21 April in the Gibberd Room from 10am – 4pm. Tickets are £25


REDEDICATION  OF ENGLAND AS THE DOWRY OF MARY

 
At 12:00 noon on Sunday 29th March 2020, England will be rededicated to Our Lady. To learn more visit https://www.behold2020.com/
Archbishop Malcolm will mark the rededication at the 11.00am Mass at the Cathedral. read more at http://liverpoolcatholic.org.uk/index.php?p=2086
 

PRAY AGAINST TRAFFICKING


NUGENT – CHARITY SHOP APPEAL


CUTTING DOWN CARBON OR CHOCOLATE


LIVERPOOL BACH COLLECTIVE: ST. JOHN PASSION

On 21st March at 7pm at the Church of Our Lady & St. Nicholas (Liverpool Parish Church) Old Churchyard, Liverpool, L28TZ Ticket only at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/st-john-passion-johann-sebastian-bach-tickets-88479599865?

Items not in the Paper Version of the Bulletin.     

REPORTING ABUSE

Policy statement from the National Catholic Safeguarding Commission

If you are concerned about the welfare of a child or adult at risk, do not delay in contacting the police, using 999 if a child or adult is believed to be in immediate danger.

It is the policy of the Catholic Church in England and Wales to report all allegations of abuse to statutory authorities, regardless of whether the abuse occurred recently or in the past, or whether the accused person is living or deceased.

If you are in any role within the Catholic Church in England and Wales, you must refer allegations directly to the safeguarding office for your diocese or religious congregation, or directly to the Police. 

If you are a member of the public, please refer allegations directly to the police and also to the safeguarding office in your diocese; (the relevant Diocesan safeguarding office can be located using the interactive map on the links page of the CSAS website www.csas.uk.net - contact details will be shown when you click on the relevant area of the map). You can also contact CSAS by telephoning 0207 901 1920 or via email at  


LENT

If you haven't got a copy of the Lenten booklet you may download an electronic copy by clicking here


synod 2020 logoRESPONDING TO THE SYNOD PROCESS

You will recall that last autumn we launched an initiative by Fr Michael Henesy to try and engage those who do not come to church to share their insights with us, thereby making a unique contribution to the Synod process of consultation. Father Michael has presented the results in  a report that has been forwarded to the Synod Office.  


If you would like a copy of Fr Michael's report please click here


synod 2020 logoSYNOD THEMES

Consultation on the Third theme 'How we pray together' is now complete, our SYNOD representatives will be collating the responses and submitting proposals. 


Theme 4 - The reflection period for theme 4  'Building Community, nurturing, belonging', started on Sunday 16th February 2020 and runs to Sunday 15th March 2020.  A document to assist you in reflecting on the theme can be accessed by clicking here

You may also like to view the following videos 

 


LENTEN RESOURCES FROM CAFOD

CAFOD are hoping that you will follow a prayer journey with then this Lent using their Lenten prayer calendar (visit  - https://cafod.org.uk/Pray/Lent-Calendar). They have also created prayer resources for children at https://cafod.org.uk/Education/Primary-teaching-resources/Lent  and for Young people at https://cafod.org.uk/Education/Secondary-and-youth-resources/Lent


BUSTED HALO LENT CHALLENGE

 


THE HERBERT PROTOCOL

The Herbert Protocol is a form that carers, family or friends of a vulnerable person can fill in. 

It is particularly useful for people caring for someone living with dementia.

Keeping a completed form reduces the worry of trying to remember the information when someone goes missing.

To learn more about the Herbert Protocol, and to download a form to fill in visit

https://www.merseyside.police.uk/notices/af/herbert-protocol/


FR MICHAEL’S PAINTINGS

If you are looking for a special gift for someone or simply just something to hang on the wall. Please take a look at Fr Michael's paintings - all money raised from sales will go to Project Zimbabwe.


PAPAL PRAYER INTENTION FOR MARCH


 MARRIAGE MATTERS REFLECTIONS FOR THIS WEEK

A Reflection from Marriage Matters (www.twoinoneflesh.org.uk) for this Sunday

Second Sunday of Lent   (Genesis 12:1-4a   2 Timothy 1:8-10   Matthew 17:1-9)

Transformed by our love

Sometimes life is hard and we can get lost in the daily grind of making ends meet, of getting things done.  Then, suddenly, a change occurs through a simple show of affection: a kiss, a touch, a loving glance from my beloved! In little gestures like these, we reveal again our love for each other and our relationship is transformed!


THE CATHOLIC MIRACLE RALLY

This event will take place on 14-15 March at All Hallows Catholic High School in Preston.

The rally celebrates that Jesus is alive and that the miracle healing, loving power of his Spirit is moving in his Church today. The weekend includes inspirational talks, joyful praise and intimate worship.

For more information and a booking form click here


ANNUAL ROMERO MASS

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CATHEDRAL WALKING GROUP

The next date for the Cathedral Walking Group will be on Sunday 29 March 2020. Walkers should meet at 12.30pm at the Cathedral Car Park. Previous walks have been excellent! Further details from  New walkers are always welcome. 


CATHEDRAL BOOK CLUB

The next meeting of the Cathedral Book Club will be Thursday 2 April 2020 at 7.00pm in the Gibberd Room. We book to be duscussed will be The Last of the Just by Andre Schwarz-Bart. New readers are always welcome.


SPRING FLOWER DEMONSTRATION

In the Gibberd room at the Metropolitan Cathedral with Muir Simpson. This will take place on Tuesday 21 April in the Gibberd Room from 10am – 4pm. Tickets are £25


REDEDICATION  OF ENGLAND AS THE DOWRY OF MARY

 
At 12:00 noon on Sunday 29th March 2020, England will be rededicated to Our Lady. To learn more visit https://www.behold2020.com/
Archbishop Malcolm will mark the rededication at the 11.00am Mass at the Cathedral. read more at http://liverpoolcatholic.org.uk/index.php?p=2086
 

Pray against trafficking


Nugent – charity shop appeal


CUTTING DOWN CARBON OR CHOCOLATE


Liverpool Bach Collective: St. John Passion

On 21st March at 7pm at the Church of Our Lady & St. Nicholas (Liverpool Parish Church) Old Churchyard, Liverpool, L28TZ Ticket only at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/st-john-passion-johann-sebastian-bach-tickets-88479599865?