ADDITIONAL NEWS ITEMS
AN INVITATION TO PRAYER
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.
STAND WITH POPE FRANCIS PETITION
ABOUT THE PETITION
On the eve of the Season of Creation, Pope Francis issued a profound prayer intention that the planet’s resources will not be plundered but shared in a just and respectful manner. He prays that today, not tomorrow, we will take care of Creation. Pope Francis’ leadership on the climate emergency and on the coronavirus has been unmatched. But he can’t do it alone. It’s time for the global Catholic community to rally behind his message. For that reason, Catholics are being asked to sign the Petition for just action on COVID and the Climate Emergency, showing the Pope and the world that we care about creation.
For more information and to sign the petition please visit https://standwithpopefrancis.org/
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 FAMILIES
The Archdiocese has produced a raft of resources for families that can be accessed at
At the above link you will find the following sections
- Parenting Support
- How to talk to children and teens about COVID-19
- Parenting during COVID-19
- Christian Homemaking
- Family Prayer Ideas
- Children's Books
- Family prayer cards
- Family Rosary cards
- Messy Church at home
- Counting our Blessings
- Domestic Abuse
- Dealing with the COVID-19 crisis for the divorced or separated
NOVEMBER'S CATHOLIC PICTORIAL
The November edition of the Catholic ial is available online. Click here to read it.
POPE'S PRAYER VIDEO FOR NOVEMBER
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
All money raised from the sale of the paintings will go to Project Zimbabwe.
CYMFED - the Catholic Youth Ministry Federation are organising a virtual Youth Sunday/ National Youth Fun Day. Youth Sunday falls on the 22nd Novemeber, and you can sign up to take part at https://nationalyouthsunday.com/nyfd/
Revised SYNOD Schedule
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.
PRAYER RESOURCES IN LIGHT OF THE CORONAVIRUS:
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 33rd Sunday of Ordinary Time (also available as an audio download).
- Readings for the 33rdd Sunday of Ordinary Time
- Week 10 of Armchair retreats with Fr Denis Blackley SJ
- Deaf monthly news
And don't forget The Big Questions of 2020
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-life
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
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
You can access a copy of the guidelines for the fund by clicking here
NUGENT CHRISTMAS CARDS
Buy your christmas cards now and support Nugent.
Buying Nugent's cards will help support families in crisis, as part of our wider appeal during the festive period.
“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
and return to:
Nugent, 99 Edge Lane, Liverpool, L72PE.
The last date for orders for Christmas is Friday 11 December.
NUGENT MILLION 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
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
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:
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
Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time (Prov 31, 10-13, 19-20, 30-31 1 Thess 5:1-6 Matt 25:14-30)
Our love must be nourished
The parable of the talents could be compared to our marriage and the consequences if we, like the lazy servant, do not work at our relationship. Avoiding conflict can mean that the opportunity for forgiveness and growth is allowed to pass by. Let’s not allow our love for each other to simply slip away, but work to keep our life flourishing.
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 the Spanish Mystics on the 19th of November.
The Archbishop has asked that the following prayer be widely circulated and prayed at this time of crisis:
A 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
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
MARY'S MEALS "DOUBLE THE LOVE" CAMPAIGN
A MESSAGE FROM MARY'S MEALS
So much can be asked of us at this time of year. It may be hard to always say yes. Mary said yes to being the Mother of Jesus and as a young, unmarried girl this must have been a terrifying moment for her. Yet her ‘yes’ brought Jesus into the world and changed lives forever. Throughout this year of many challenges, thanks to our generous supporters, Mary’s Meals has continued to say yes to feeding desperately hungry children with a daily meal in a place of education. Now we are delighted to share with you a new opportunity to say yes and provide 43,000 hungry children in Bong County, Liberia, with a life-changing meal at school. From 2ndNovember until 31stJanuary 2021, donations made to our Double The Love campaign will be matched by the UK government, up to £2 million. Please consider setting a place at our Big Family Christmas dinner table or buying a Christmas gift card on our website. More information on how to support us can be found at https://bigfamilychristmas.marysmeals.org.uk/big-family-christmas-table. Thank you
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.
The British Pilgrimage trust was formed in 2014 and is dedicated to renewing pilgrimages in Britain. Their website has many pilgrimage routes with maps you can download, but they also offer virtual pilgrimages which can be accessed by subscription. To learn more visit https://britishpilgrimage.org/
CATHOLIC UNIVERSE AND CATHOLIC TIMES READERS;
At the moment you are unable to collect your paper at Mass, but you can get it delivered direct to your home every week, POST FREE. Please go to www.thecatholicuniverse.com or call them on 0161 820 5722 and they will arrange for you. SPECIAL OFFER 3 MONTHS :-£22.00 or 12 Months:- £80.00.
NUGENT SANTA DASH
NUGENT CHARITY SHOP VACANCY
IRENAUES SCRIPTURE MORNINGS BY ZOOM
ADVENT REFLECTIONS BY ZOOM
IRENAEUS CAROL SERVICE BY ZOOM
CAFOD VIRTUAL FUN RUN
***IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FROM CAFOD***
The Coronavirus Pandemic may have stopped many things this year, but it won't stop our annual CAFOD Fun Run! That's right folks, you heard it here first. This year's CAFOD Fun Run will go ahead on Sunday 27th December 2020, but with a twist...!
After the success of the Great North Run, the London Marathon, and CAFOD in Lancaster's Summer of Hope 5k, this year's CAFOD Fun Run will be a virtual event!
We're asking you to run, walk or toddle 5k (or whatever distance you prefer, whose checking?!) Burn off those Christmas puddings and make a donation to CAFOD via our CAFOD Fun Run JustGiving page. Even better, set up a sponsorship page for yourself, every penny counts! Simply click the 'Start Fundraising' button on our JustGiving page. https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/funrunlikenoother
All money raised will be used to continue CAFOD's vital work helping our sisters and brothers in some of the world's poorest communities. We know that times have been really tough for everyone this year and we're sorry that our usual fun physical event with our jazz band won't be able to go ahead to lift spirits.
Please do join us virtually this year and we really hope to see you back in Wavertree next year!