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

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