ADDITIONAL NEWS ITEMS

PENTECOST REFLECTION FROM FR DENIS MCBRIDE C.SS.R

Fr Denis McBride speaking on 'The Significance of Pentecost'


The Holy Spirit - A Prayer Video for Pentecost

 


ONLINE PENTECOST SERVICE 

The traditional ecumenical service for Pentecost is brought to you on-line this year with contributions from Merseyside Church Leaders.
It is scheduled to go live at 3pm on Pentecost Sunday, the time the Pentecost Walk would normally have taken place.
Here is the link to the Service, entitled 'Our Service of Hope' https://youtu.be/be6wXf_cuJQ/ 
Alternatively it can also be found as a Facebook event on the CTMR Facebook page

BISHOP VINCENT MALONE - FUNERAL DETAILS 

The funeral arrangements for the late Bishop Vincent Malone are given below. Due to social distancing measures both services will be private  

Monday 1st June at 4.00 p.m.

Archbishop Malcolm will celebrate Mass for Bishop Vincent at the Metropolitan Cathedral. This Mass will be live-streamed to allow those who wish to participate in the celebration. Access to the live-streaming will be via the Cathedral websitehttps://www.liverpoolmetrocathedral.org.uk/ 

Tuesday 2nd June at 11.30 a.m.

The funeral service for Bishop Vincent will take place at Allerton Cemetery, Liverpool, where his body will be buried in a family grave. The service, which will be recorded, will be conducted by Bishop Tom.


PRAYER RESOURCES IN LIGHT OF THE CORONAVIRUS:

We have a page of prayers and other prayer resources CLICK HERE, and a list of other sites with spiritial content CLICK HERE

DIAL-A-MASS.

Please pass this information on to anyone who would appreciate this service and especially anyone without internet access.

The Diocese of Middlesborough, funded by the Knights of St Columba, have initiated a Dial-a-Mass service where you can dial a telephone number and listen to Mass. Due to the funding by Knights of St Columba, calls will be charged at LOCAL RATE and will cost about 34p per Mass, each Mass being just under an hour

All they have to do is dial: 01642 130 120 and listen whenever they wish to hear Mass. Please pass it on.

CATHOLIC CHURCH IN ENGLAND AND WALES

The pathway of prayer and sacramental life we are now to take can be found on the Bishop’s Conference website at: www.cbcew.org.uk

The Catholic Church in England and Wales has created a series of podcasts at https://soundcloud.com/catholicchurch   For example they have a whole playlist which will allow you to revisit Pope John Paul IIs  visit in 1982 https://soundcloud.com/catholicchurch/sets/pope-saint-john-paul-iis-visit-to-the-uk

REDEMPTORIST PUBLICATIONS

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Every week Redemptorist Publications send out a newsletter with spiritual input and information on their books. 

Here is an example of the content from previous newsletters
"This May we come together and invite you to join us as we celebrate our Blessed Mother, the Virgin Mary, the first missionary."

and from the Glories of Mary (a longer exercpt appears in the newsletter)
"Mary is our Mother — not by the flesh, but by love. That is, she is our Mother by love alone. So someone observes that she glories in being the mother of love. She is all love for us, her adopted children."
 
To sign up for a newsletter visit https://mailchi.mp/rpbooks/newsletter  and for further spiritual guidance, thoughtful prayer and inspiring news visit https://www.rpbooks.co.uk/

ARCHDIOCESAN RESOURCES

The Archdiocesan prayer resources have been updated to include

  • Reflection for Pentecost Sunday (with audio accompaniment)
  • Readings for Pentecost Sunday
  • Resurrection Appearances: John’s Gospel reflection

All can be accessed/downloaded at https://www.liverpoolcatholicresources.com/ or through http://www.liverpoolcatholic.org.uk/ by clicking on ‘Prayer and Other Resources’.

 For Sunday reflections click here  

DAILY REFLECTIONS

The Redemptorists in Clapham are recording 'Thoughts for the Day' You can view them either on the Clapham Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/StMarysClaphamCSsR/, their youtube Account https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7MnePSBt96d_GtIal3Iliw or on the Priovince website http://www.redemptorists.co.uk/preaching-and-prayer/thought-for-the-day.html

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

Not Daily - but Sr Francis Kelly is posting reflections on the UK Vocations website  click here 

For the Scripture Reflections produced by David Delaney click here


CAFOD Emergency Appeal Re Coronairus

CAFOD, our Catholic Agency for Overseas Development, launched its coronavirus emergency appeal on 30 April. 

Coronavirus (Covid-19) has now spread worldwide, with confirmed cases in many countries where CAFOD works. The effects of coronavirus on developing countries are likely to be devastating. Many countries have very weak healthcare systems and will not be able to cope. Families without enough to eat and without access to clean water, possibly living with other diseases, will be particularly vulnerable to coronavirus. It is not just a public health emergency. Many of the world’s most vulnerable people will lose their jobs and be unable to support their families. The poorest and most marginalised communities, working hard to transform their lives, will be pushed further into poverty.

CAFOD is adapting its programmes to help manage the risk of coronavirus in communities and working with local Church aid agencies on the frontline of this crisis. They are already working to get food to where it is needed most; to improve hygiene, handwashing and sanitation in communities and households; producing radio messages, posters and leaflets in local languages on risks and prevention; and training community volunteers to carry out awareness campaigns. In order to continue protecting and improving the lives of those in poor communities, your prayers and gifts are needed now more than ever. While we are not able to hold collections in our church, you can donate at cafod.org.uk/coronavirusappeal


LAUDATO SI ANNIVERSARY YEAR

The Vatican has announced a special Laudate Si anniversary year. The year will see the launch of 7-year journey to total sustainability in the spirit of Laudato Si’. To learn more  either click here  for details about the journey to 2030 and click here for the Anniversary programme.


CATHOLIC PICTORIAL

For the latest from the Catholic Pictorial click here 


DEMENTIA RESOURCES DURING LOCKDOWN

Dementia support line  https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/get-support/dementia-connect-support-line

Demetia support forum https://forum.alzheimers.org.uk/

Top Five tips

The Alzheimer's society have produced a top 5 tips for peole caring for those living with Dementia. You can download  a copy of this volunteer toolkit by clicking here

Supporting older people and those living with Dementia

Click here for a guide from the British Psychological Society

Advice from Dementia UK

https://www.dementiauk.org/get-support/coronavirus-covid-19/

Advice from the Lewy Body Society
The Lewy Body Society have produced information to help those supporting those living with Lewy body dementia. To obtain a copy click here
Archdiocese of LIverpool

The Archdiocese has put together a page of resources to help those LIving with Dementia and those who care for them. Click here for more information.

Spotting fraud

https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/blog/coronavirus-covid-19-scams-people-affected-dementia

Cupcake day

https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/cupcake-day

Sing for the Brain

On the 30th April Alzheimer's UK ran a sing for the brain session on Facebook.  You can watch a video of the event by clicking here

ARTS4Dementia

ARTS for Dementia are providing opportunities for people to join in remotely with dance, drama music.  To discover what is available and how to join in visit https://arts4dementia.org.uk/events/

Videos from Inovations in Dementia

Inovations in Dementia have developed a series of videos to assist volunteers and carers to understand the needs of a person living with Dementia. They are availabl on their youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVqQdwbR6zDgIGTPfxi0BYA

They have also produced a document that can be completed and shared with volunteers. Click here

Memory Tracks
Memory Tracks have produced an app that helps support daily routines through music. To learn more click here

3NDWG

Webinar hosted by people living with dementia: pandemic self isolation & difficulties.  For more Information email 


LOCKDOWN AND DOMESTIC ABUSE:

familystrifeSince the UK-wide COVID-19 lockdown be-gan, there has been a 49% increase in calls and online requests for help relating to domestic abuse.

Bishop John Sherrington said:

‘Every person has a right to live their life free from violence, abuse, intimidation and fear. Catholic parishes can play an important role in the fighting the scourge of domestic abuse, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic where we are seeing some shocking statistics from leading domestic abuse organisations. My thanks go to those organisations and individuals already working so hard to ensure that people suffering domestic abuse can live safe lives. Every local situation will differ and so our new guidance is designed to be used as an introduction to start a local project. I hope that Catholics and parishes will be inspired to take this up in their local area. Violence of this kind should never be tolerated or justified. It is an offence against the dignity of the human person.’

For help and support visit  https://www.cbcew.org.uk/home/our-work/health-social-care/coronavirus-guidelines/domestic-abuse/


CATHEDRAL CHOIRS RECRUITMENT

The application date for the boys has no past but girls can apply until the 5th June 2020  (auditions will be by Zoom)


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


MARRIAGE MATTERS REFLECTIONS FOR THIS WEEK

holyspiritwindow Reflection from Marriage Matters

(www.twoinoneflesh.org.uk) 

Pentecost (Acts 2:1-11   1 Corinthians 12:3-7, 12-13   John 20:19-23)

The Spirit works in all sorts of different ways

Years ago, on a Marriage Encounter weekend, we had a real experience of the Spirit working “in all sorts of different ways in different people”, not in Church documents, but in real life. We were like the disciples at Pentecost, “filled with joy when they saw the Lord”, and we heard our own native language, deep inside each of us.


BISHOPS' CONFERENCE GUIDELINES ON ORGAN DONATION

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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

 

EXPLAINING COVID 19 TO CHILDREN

As some children will be going back to school, they may be more anxious and have more questions about the Corona virus, hopefully the information below will help

Video from Alder Hey

Alder Hey have produced a short video to help children understand Coronavirus

Advice from various organisations

For advice from the NHS visit 

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/talking-to-children-about-feelings/

For advice from the NSPCC visit

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/childrens-mental-health/depression-anxiety-mental-health/

For advice from the BBC's tiny happy people

https://www.bbc.co.uk/tiny-happy-people/how-to-talk-child-about-coronavirus/zntjjhv

For advice from Mental health.org.uk visit

https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/coronavirus/talking-to-children

For advice from Youngminds visit

https://youngminds.org.uk/blog/talking-to-your-child-about-coronavirus/

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