ADDITIONAL NEWS ITEMS

SYNOD DURING COVID - 19 PART 2

The SYNOD update from the Archbishop  which you can watch  here  is  'SYNOD DURING COVID - 19 PART 1.


CAFOD APPEAL:

Millions of vulnerable lives are at stake as coronavirus spreads in refugee camps and countries suffering conflict. People who have been forced to flee their homes in places like Syria, South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo are especially vulnerable. We’ve joined forces with the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) to scale up our response. Help protect people who have lost everything. DONATE NOW. The appeal address is:

https://cafod.org.uk/Give/Donate-to-Emergencies/Coronavirus-appeal


Lockdown in UK parishes: CAFOD's support

Through their network of volunteers, young CAFOD leaders and staff are keen to support, in whatever way possible, the opening up of churches.  
They are offering various online resources to help parishioners and schools to pray and to engage: 
  • Online children’s liturgy, 
  • Programme of online talks, prayer and Masses
  • Summer of Hope ideas for families and parishioners to transform lockdown and cancelled summer events or things they've been missing into some fun fundraising and easy ways to brighten up lockdown
  • CAFOD have also allowed their staff the opportunity to use their CAFOD working hours to help in their local parishes as stewards.

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.


Revised SYNOD Schedule

SYNOD Timetable


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 Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (also available as an audio download).
      • Readings for the Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time.

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 

The weekly reflections from David can be accessed by  clicking here.


POPE'S PRAYER VIDEO FOR JULY


CATHOLIC PICTORIAL

July's Catholic Pictorial is now available. Click here to access an electronic version.


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/


MARRIAGE MATTERS REFLECTIONS FOR THIS WEEK

 Reflection from Marriage Matters

(www.twoinoneflesh.org.uk) 

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (1 Kings 3:5, 7-12 Rom 8:28-30 Matt 13:44-52)

Discover what loving really means

Instead of praying for `treasure’, King Solomon prayed for wisdom ‘to discern good from evil’. When discerning what ‘loving’ really means, you find ‘hidden treasure’ in these weekly reflections on Scripture. They will also help you to discover the ‘hidden treasure’ in each other. Sharing this, you sow ‘seeds’ of love in the minds and hearts of others.


CLIMATE SUNDAY

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 


HELP NUGENT WITH ‘EASY FUNDRAISING’


BISHOP BARON ON  TROUBLESOME ONLINE BEHAVIOUR


WEBINAR ON THE EFFECTS OF COVID19 ON THE UNDER 35S


Animate virtual pilgrimage

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