ADDITIONAL NEWS ITEMS
SYNOD RECOMMENDED VIEWING
Our Parish Synod rep Pauline Volk, invites us to watch the attached video: What Sort of Church Do We Want? presented by Fr Chris Thomas – Director of the Irenaeus Project
Resources for our With You Always families
Welcome Back to Church Poster
Here is a picture that can be downloaded and printed (Just right click on the image and select save as image or equivalent message.)
Perhaps the children may like to colour it in to welcome us all back to church.
Brother Royston C.Ss.R
Please pray for Brother Royston as he is ordained to the diaconate, and for the time he will spend at our Birmingham parish at Erdington Abbey and subsequent ordination to the priesthood in late November.
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:
Lockdown in UK parishes: CAFOD's support
- 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
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
- Celebrating the Sacrament of Baptism – a resource that can be used to help families reflect on the sacrament in these times when it is difficult offer preparation as we may have done pre-pandemic
- 10 easy ways to share faith with your child as they grow.
- What sort of church do we want?
- Nugent’s latest ‘Let’s stay in touch’ newsletter.
- Nugent’s latest ‘Signpost’ newsletter for the deaf community.
- Reflection for Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (also available as an audio download).
- Readings for the Eighteenth 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’ .https://www.liverpoolcatholicresources.com/family-catechesis
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
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
Advice from Alzheimers UK
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/
MARRIAGE MATTERS REFLECTIONS FOR THIS WEEK
Reflection from Marriage Matters
Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Isa 55:1-3 Rom 8:35, 37-39 Matt 14:13- 21)
It can be hard to have compassion sometimes
It’s hard to have compassion for my spouse when caught up in my own worries and stress. Jesus moved on from His own sadness to see the need of the crowds; He fed them. We witness to the Good News that nothing can come between us when we nourish each other in all ways - physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually..
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
WEBINAR ON THE EFFECTS OF COVID19 ON THE UNDER 35S
HAVE YOU MISSED LOURDES THIS YEAR?
Leisure Time Travel offers you the opportunity to be in Lourdes for the Feast of The Immaculate Conception. Fly from Manchester 7-11 December 2020. Full Board in Lourdes. Priest Leader Father Vin McShane.
For more info ring 0151 524 1476 or 07512 856 045. Limited availability.
COVID-19 AND THE RED BOX APF MILL HILL – MISSIO
Please do not worry about not being able to empty Red Boxes at this time, once it is safe to do so, we will resume emptying boxes and depositing the money. In the meantime there are variety of ways in which you can continue to donate if you are able and if you include which Parish you are from your donations will still be credited to our Parish total.
For more info follow the link missio.org.uk/mission-today
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