ADDITIONAL NEWS ITEMS  

 SYNOD SUNDAY

synod 2020 logoThis Sunday 18 October, we celebrate the third Synod Sunday in the Archdiocese. Originally this was to be the weekend of our Synod 2020 event, but the COVID-19 pandemic means this will now take place in June 2021. Today the summary proposals on our four Synod Themes will be published which you will be able to find on the Synod Website.

Over the following weeks our local Synod Members will be inviting your responses to these proposals as we continue to discern the Church God is calling us to be. www.synod2020.co.uk

The Archbishop has written a Pastoral letter click here to read and the Archdiocese has produced a video which you can view below.

 


SYNOD PRAYER

Father, we thank you 
for the love you have shown us
in the gift of Jesus, your Son.
We thank you for the gift of the Church,
through which you show us
that you are always with us
and are always at work in our lives.
As we journey together to Synod 2020
help us to become the Church that you are calling us to be.
May your Holy Spirit be powerfully
at work among us.
Strengthen each of us and guide Francis, our Pope 
and Malcolm, our Archbishop.
Help us to respond
to the challenges of our times in new ways
to bring your love to all our sisters and brothers.
We make this prayer
through Jesus Christ Our Lord.
AMEN

 WORLD MISSION SUNDAY

This Sunday is World Mission Sunday, when the Holy Father invites all Catholics to contribute to a special collection for Missio, his charity for world mission. Please support Missio in helping missionaries to work alongside communities throughout the world that are poor or in need, regardless of their background or belief. Join in on this special day, that unites Catholics all over the world in prayer and celebration of our Church’s mission to share God’s love with all people – ‘Here I am, send me!’.

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Please call 020 7821 9755 (office hours) or visit Missio’s website to give a single gift, set up a Direct Debit and Gift Aid your donation, if possible: missio.org.uk Thank you.

You can download a copy of the Pope's Message for World Mission Day at https://missio.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/WMS2020-PopesMessage.pdf

Mision have produced a children's worksheet for this Sunday which you can download from https://missio.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/WMS2020-Childrens-Activity-Sheet-11-October.pdf

 

AN INVITATION TO PRAYER

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We have asked that in all our homes we set aside a sacred space where the family could pray, if possible, at 7.00pm each evening At the heart of the prayer will be an Act of Spiritual Communion, so dear to the heart of our Founder, Saint Alphonsus. The leaflet is available on our website click here, the prayer has been converted so that it is easily understood by the younger ones, but here is the original:

My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the most Holy Sacrament.
I love you above all things and I desire to possess you within my soul.
Since I cannot now receive you sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace you as being already there and unite myself wholly to you.
Never permit me to be separated from you.

The Redemptorist Community has adjusted the daily timetable so that we will be united in prayer with you all at that time. Also, each day we will celebrate Mass and hold all your intentions before the Lord.  


ZIMBABWE

The situation in Zimabwe is very difficult. To help you understand the position we have been asked to share the following with you, Click on each item to read the document/article.

The Catholic Church in England and Wales has a page dedicated to Zimbabwe click here to read it.


Resources for our With You Always families

https://www.liverpoolcatholicresources.com/family-catechesis

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.

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FR MICHAEL’S PAINTINGS.

Fr Michael has been busy during lockdown painting. A number of new paintings have been added to Bishop Eton's website at http://www.bishopeton.org.uk/fr-michael-s-paintings.html

An additional 6 paintings were added on 21st August - a mix of still life, the Albert Dock and Calderstones Park.

All money raised from the sale of the paintings will go to Project Zimbabwe.


Revised SYNOD Schedule

SYNOD Timetable


TRAINING FOR NEW EXTRAORDINARY MINSTERS OF THE EUCHARIST:

If you are living with a sick or housebound family member who would like to receive Holy Communion, you might want to consider becoming a Eucharistic Minister. The archdiocese is offering training sessions for new Ministers of the Eucharist and these will be run on Zoom during November:

Evening sessions: 7.30-8.30pm, on Wednesdays 4th, 11th, and 18th November 

Afternoon sessions: 1.30-2.30pm, on Tuesdays 10th, 17th, and 24th November.

To register interest please email    (and please let the Parish office know  - thank you)
 


SAFE SPACES:

Safe Spaces is a free and independent support service, providing a confidential, personal and safe space for anyone who has been abused through their relationship with either the Church of England or the Catholic Church in England and Wales.

A telephone helpline and live chat is available 0300 303 1056  LiveChat/ Website safespacesenglandandwales.org.uk.


PAPAL PRAYER INTENTION FOR OCTOBER


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

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

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  


DIPLOMA IN PASTORAL MINISTRY

 Are you looking to further develop your faith and understanding of pastoral ministry?  There are two courses that the Archdioces is promoting.   

Certificate in Pastoral Ministry (2 year part time on line) and a Diploma in Pastoral Ministry and Leadership (3 year part time on line with additional workshops).  More information on the courses, including insights from previous attendees and informatoion on how to apply can be found at 

https://www.liverpoolcatholicresources.com/diploma

To read the diploma information booklet click here
For information on the Certificate of Pastoral Ministry click here

LAY FORMATION FUND

Are you interested in developing your faith and becoming more skilled in service of the community? 

The archdiocese is particularly seeking to develop Lay Ministry and Leadership, and would be keen to support people looking to develop their faith and skills in this area. 

The fund can be used to provide faith formation at a variety of levels, or for the development of practical skills.

For more information visit

https://www.liverpoolcatholicresources.com/layformationfund

You can access a copy of the guidelines for the fund by clicking here


CATHOLIC PICTORIAL

An electronic version of October's Catholic Pictorial can be found by Clicking here 


CREATIVE LIFE JOURNEY

Sr Bridget of the sister of Notre Dame de Namur is offering to send reflections on the theme of  

CREATIVE LIFE JOURNEYING WITH WOMEN OF THE BIBLE FAITH, COURAGE, RISK AND INTUITION.

Her inspiration for the series is given below and she invites you to email her at   if you would like to receive the reflections.

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NUGENT CHRISTMAS CARDS

Buy your christmas cards now and support Nugent.

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Buying Nugent's cards will help support families in crisis, as part of our wider appeal during the festive period.

There are 5 new designs for 2020 priced at £4.00 for 10 cards, and 4 designs from 2019 priced at £3.00 for 10 cards.
The greeting in each card reads:
“May the peace and joy of Christmas be with you today and always."

Click here  to purchase online and have them posted direct to you.

You can of course buy over the phone, post or by email: 
Phone: 0151 261 4498
email: 
Or by post, download the form by clicking here
and return to:

Nugent, 99 Edge Lane, Liverpool, L72PE.

The last date for orders for Christmas is Friday 11 December.

NUGENT nugentsmall2016MILLION PENNIES APPEAL

Nugent are asking individuals, schools and businesses to try and collect as many pennies as they can from Tuesday, 1 September - Tuesday, 1 December 2020.  If they can collect one million pennies, this will raise £10,000 which will support their work across our communities from those living in poverty through their food markets in Kirkdale and Woodvale, to those providing education for those who need extra support in their learning. 

If you would like to get involved and request one of their collection 


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/

Praying with people with Dementia  from the Archdiocese of Liverpool  click here

The Archdiocese has collated some dementia resources at https://www.liverpoolcatholicresources.com/dementia

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 


NEW DEMENTIA FRIENDLY INTERNET RADIO STATION:

A new internet radio station has been launched for people living with dementia and their carers. There’s five different eras of music to select from with no adverts whatsoever! You can access the website at: www.m4dradio.com Enjoy!


Advice from Alzheimers UK


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) 

Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Exodus 17: 8-13; 2 Timothy 3: 14- 4: 2; Luke 18: 1-8)

Prayer is essential for a deeper loving

Today, Jesus encourages us to pray often and never lose heart. Praying together is a time for thanking God for His presence with us and for the blessing of our love for each other. We ask God to help us to forgive hurts, to share ourselves more deeply and to listen better. In darkness, pain or joy, He is there.


FREE ONLINE TALKS AT THE CHRISTIAN HERITAGE CENTRE

A series of free online talks will be offered over the coming months on "Saints, Scholars and Spiritual Masters". Exploring some of the great figures of western spirituality with well known experts, the series is free to attend online. 

They will take place at 7.30pm on Thursdays starting 3 September through to 10 December.  Simply register to receive a link at https://christianheritagecentre.com/events/saints-scholars-spiritual-masters/ or by email to 

The next talk will be on St Thomas Aquinas on the 22nd of October.

Saints Scholars Spiritual Masters


The Archbishop has asked that the following prayer be widely circulated and prayed at this time of crisis:

 candleA PRAYER IN TIME OF DANGER AND ILLNESS.

God Our Father,
each person is precious to You.
You are the Giver of life.
Have mercy on us and protect us
at this time, as the Coronavirus
threatens health and life.
You are an ever-present Helper
in time of trouble.
Watch over those who are
suffering, give strength to those
who are aiding the Sick and give courage
to all in this time of anxiety.
We ask this of you in the name of your Son
Jesus Christ. AMEN


Global Laudato Si’ Monthly Prayer Services

Every month the Global Catholic Climate movement holds a monthly  prayer service.

To sign up or to access old services click here


NOVENA AT HOME

Those of you missing the weekly Novena in honour of Our Mother of Perpetual Help  may like to visit the Novena at home website. You will find a selection of Novena prayers, miracles attributed to OMPS and other information. 

Just visit http://www.novena-at-home.redemptorists.co.uk/


Fratelli Tutti (brothers and sisters all):

On October 3rd 2020 Pope Francis  travelled to Assisi Oct. 3 to sign an encyclical on the social, political and economic obligations that flow from a belief that all people are children of God and therefore brothers and sisters to one another.   

If you wish to read the encyclical click here


THE WORK OF MARY'S MEALS

Mary’s Meals provides life-changing meals to some of the world’s poorest children every day they attend school.  To learn more please watch the video below or visit  https://www.marysmeals.org.uk/ 


PAULINE BOOKS AND MEDIA:

The Sisters have announced the permanent closure of their shop in Bold Street, and are now relocating to 84 Church Street (Ranelagh Street/Hanover Street end) in early November.

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