Fr Michael has been busy during lockdown painting. A number of new paintings have been added to the website at
All money raised from the sale of the paintings will go to Project Zimbabwe.


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


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.


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

The Catholic Church in England and Wales has created a series of podcasts at   For example they have a whole playlist which will allow you to revisit Pope John Paul IIs  visit in 1982


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  and for further spiritual guidance, thoughtful prayer and inspiring news visit


The Archdiocesan prayer resources have been updated to include

    • Reflection for the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul (also available as an audio download).
    • Readings for the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul.
    • ‘Forty Days and Forty Nights’ - a compilation of eighty ecumenical prayers and reflections.
    • Growing Old Grace-fully.
    • Activity/reminisce ideas from the Alzheimer’s Society, Wigan.

All can be accessed/downloaded at or through by clicking on ‘Prayer and Other Resources’.

 For Sunday reflections click here  


The Redemptorists in Clapham are recording 'Thoughts for the Day' You can view them either on the Clapham Facebook page, their youtube Account or on the Priovince website

Mossley Hill Church is posting a thought for the day on their Facebook page 

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


The Archdiocese is currently seeking to recruit a Schools Officer on a part time basis, working 17.5 hours per week. The salary is £25,652.90 per annum. Informal Enquiries should be directed to Tim Warren, Director for Education on 0151 522 1072. Full details including a job description and application form are available from the job page of the archdiocesan website

Closing date for applications 29.6.2020


For the first time ever, Liverpool Archdioceses Justice and Peace group are holding their annual assembly online.

To book, click on this link:

Please book early as places are limited.

See I am making all things new


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


For the latest from the Catholic Pictorial click here 

This month's edition contains tributes to Bishop Malone.


Dementia support line

Demetia support forum

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

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

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


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

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

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


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


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



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


 Reflection from Marriage Matters


Saints Peter and Paul (Acts 12:1-11   2 Timothy 4:6-8, 17-18   Matthew 16:13-19)

The power of love

Peter, the denier, and Paul, the persecutor, both familiar with failure, were overwhelmed by the power of love and gave up their own lives. Let us rejoice in our calling to love as Jesus did, to lay down our lives for each other, willingly and gladly. Our lives might be the only Bible that some people will ever read.


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

For advice from the NSPCC visit

For advice from the BBC's tiny happy people

For advice from Mental visit

For advice from Youngminds visit


Climate Sunday' has been launched to provide a focus for churches across Britain and Ireland committed to action on climate change. 

Visit  to learn more 

This is an initiative from Churches together in Britain and Ireland 



You don’t need to book for this event, simply follow Nugent on Facebook and you’ll receive a notification when we go live on Saturday. 

Virtual Tour of SFX

SFX have produced a virtual tour of the school for those who will become pupils there in September

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