ADDITIONAL NEWS ITEMS
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
All money raised from the sale of the paintings will go to Project Zimbabwe.
PRAYER RESOURCES IN LIGHT OF THE CORONAVIRUS:
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 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
Here is an example of the content from previous newsletters
The Archdiocesan prayer resources have been updated to include
- Reflection for the Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (also available as an audio download).
- Readings for the Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
- Reflections to sustain and encourage in uncertain times – hope.
- Cautious reopening of churches - what to expect?
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 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
POPE'S PRAYER VIDEO FOR JULY
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
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.
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 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
LOCKDOWN AND DOMESTIC ABUSE:
Since 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/
IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE CATHOLIC CHAPLAINCY
TO THE ROYAL AND BROADGREEN HOSPITALS
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!
Fr Stephen, Natasha and Liam
MARRIAGE MATTERS REFLECTIONS FOR THIS WEEK
Reflection from Marriage Matters
Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Zech 9:9-10 Rom 8:9, 11-13 Matthew 11:25-30)
‘Yoked’ to Him we are not overburdened
A ‘yoke’ keeps oxen together when carrying a heavy load or ploughing a field. On the day you married you chose to be ‘yoked’ together ‘till death us do part’. The burdens of life can lower your spirits and create a barrier to intimacy in your relationship. Jesus says: “Stay ‘yoked’ to me and I will help you, however heavy the load.”
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 NSPCC visit
For advice from the BBC's tiny happy people
For advice from Mental health.org.uk 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 https://www.climatesunday.org/blog to learn more
This is an initiative from Churches together in Britain and Ireland
VICTIM SUPPORT VACANCIES
You don’t need to book for this event, simply follow Nugent on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/wearenugent/ 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
CONSULTATION ON NEXT YEAR'S SUMMER EXAMS
CHAPLAINCY ASSISTANT AT HOPE UNIVERSITY
The salary is £9.15 per hour, paid on a monthly basis. Informal
Full details including a job description and application form http://www.liverpoolcatholic.org.uk/Catholic-Chaplaincy-Assistant-to-Liverpool-Hope-University