ADDITIONAL NEWS ITEMS  

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.  


NATIONAL YOUTH SUNDAY

The 22nd of December  is National Youth Sunday 2020 (NYS) and represents an opportunity to explicitly recognise young people - their gifts, talents and uniqueness. It also provides the Church with an opportunity to thank them for and affirm their contribution to the life of the local and universal Church. CYMFed has produced resources to help facilitate the celebration of National Youth Sunday in parishes and at home. They can be accessed at www.nationalyouthsunday.com.

Animate have created a   video to celebrate Youth Sunday.It can be found on the Animate You Tube Channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/AnimateYouth then search for ‘Youth Sunday 2020’).


STRAWBERRY FIELD

During the period of lockdown our friends at Strawberry Field are recording a daily prayer refelction. You can find these reflections at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCH1UR_US8p2rcs6071Hj5ow


NUGENT LIGHT UP A LIFE

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Light up a Life is an opportunity to sponsor a light on Nugent’s Tree of Light in memory or in honour of a loved one.  This year the services will be prerecorded and available to view online.  For a £5 donation you will have a light on a tree, a decoration for your own tree, the name of your loved one added to  the book of remembrance and access to the prerecorded service.

For full details visit  https://www.wearenugent.org/fundraising/light-up-a-life-2020/


NUGENT Hampers

Ordinarily, NUGENT would receive any hampers donated at their Edge Lane office, but at present this is closed.

This year, the Epsom Street Community Centre service (locally known as EPSY) in Kirkdale, would gratefully receive any festive food hampers and items of mince pies, chocolates, Christmas puddings, Christmas cakes, crisps, biscuits, selection boxes etc. Donations would need to be delivered direct to the centre, either on a Monday (during office hours) or a Tuesday afternoon, which can be arranged with Nugent. The deadline for hampers to be received at EPSY is Monday 14 December 2020.  (Poster will follow will fuller details).   

Alternately you can make a donation to EPSY at  

 https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/charity-web/charity/displayCharityCampaignPage.action?campaignId=11795


NATIONAL GRIEF AWARENESS WEEK

National grief awareness week takes place from the 2nd to 8th December. It is difficult during this time of the pandemic to do what we would usually do when someone dies. The Archdiocese has provided some resources that may be of use.

A leaflet that may help those who are supporting people with a phone call.   Click here to download a copy

A short video reflecting on grief from Fr Christ Thomas click here to watch it and to access other resources to help with the beravement process.

A reminder of or introduction to 'A place to be' at Irenaues

A place to be


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.


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.


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-life

 For Sunday reflections click here  


RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES

The Archdiocese has produced a raft of resources for families that can be accessed at

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

At the above link you will find the following sections


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 


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/


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/


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.


Virtual Pilgrimages

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.


NOVEMBER NOVENA


A Novena from the Liturgy Office which can be prayed anytime in November. Click here to access the Novena.

NUGENT SANTA DASH

 


NUGENT CHILD CARE WORKER VACANCY 


IRENAUES SCRIPTURE MORNINGS BY ZOOM

Zoom scripture morning


ADVENT REFLECTIONS BY ZOOM

Irenaeus Zoom AdventReflections


IRENAEUS CAROL SERVICE BY ZOOM

Irenaues Zoom CarolConcert


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!

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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!


MARRIAGE MATTERS REFLECTIONS FOR THIS WEEK

 Reflection from Marriage Matters

(www.twoinoneflesh.org.uk) 

Last Sunday of the Year - Christ the King (Ezek 34:11-12; 15-17 1 Cor 15:20-26; 28 Matt 25:31-46)

Called to be symbols of the way Jesus loves

Jesus says that those who respond to others are in effect responding to him. Our call as married couples is to be a symbol of Jesus’ love for us. In each small way that we show our love: doing little jobs, spending quality time together, listening, forgiving and making up, we are responding to that call and nourishing one other.


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 3rd of December.

Saints Scholars Spiritual Masters


Revised SYNOD Schedule

SYNOD Timetable


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 

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/


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.

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