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.
FEAST OF BLESSED PETER DONDERS CSSR
The 14th January is the Feast of the Redemptorist Blessed Peter Donders CSsR, who worked withe the lepers of Surinam before contracting the disease himself. Some years ago Fr Casey wrote a homily on Blessed Peter which you can read at http://www.redemptorists.co.uk/preaching-and-prayer/homilies-and-reflection/504-bl-peter-donders-c-ss-r.html
If you have any photos of your cribs that you would like to share with the parish please email to the parish office Fr Tim has kindly shared these photos of the crib that his father made 70 years ago that he has in his room. This one before the arrival of the Magi.
In this second photo the Magi have arrived.
The Drama Displayed: A Journey of Salvation
The Drama Displayed: A Journey of Salvation A free series of online talks offered by the Christian Heritage Centre at Stonyhurst.
A range of excellent speakers will examine the key moments of salvation history, with the aid of great works of art. At 7:30pm every second Thursday, from 14th January to 25th March.
For more information and to register visit : https://christianheritagecentre.com/events/the-drama-displayed/
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 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.
JANUARY'S CATHOLIC PICTORIAL
An electronic copy of the Catholic Pictorial can be found at
PAPAL PRAYER VIDEO JANUARY 2021
PRAYER RESOURCES IN LIGHT OF THE CORONAVIRUS:
The Archdiocesan prayer resources 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
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
RCIA VIDEO RESOURCES
Please visit https://www.liverpoolcatholicresources.com/rcia to access these resources.
PEACE SUNDAY 17th JANUARY 2020
This year Pope Francis asks us to think about ‘A Culture of Care as a Path to Peace’.
“How many resources,” he says, “are spent on weaponry, especially nuclear weapons, that could be used for more significant priorities such as ensuring the safety of individuals, the promotion of peace and integral human development, the fight against poverty, and the provision of health care.” Pope Francis calls on us to “strive daily, in concrete and practical ways, to form a community composed of brothers and sisters who accept and care for one another.”
In this country we have an active Catholic peace movement in Pax Christi. Their website suggests many ways we can all promote peace in our daily lives. There are activities for families to do at home, including a 15-minute peace liturgy for young children. https://paxchristi.org.uk/peace-sunday-2021/
Pax Christi needs our support to keep going. If you’d like to make a donation, small or large, please visit https://paxchristi.org.uk/about-us/support-us/donation/
To read Pope Francis message click here
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
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/
COLUMBIANS UK SCHOOL COMPETITON
Closing date 20th Feb 2021
Don't forget to enter the @ColumbansUK school media competition. If you are aged 14 to 18 submit an article or picture on the theme "Let's create a world without racism". Cash prices are available to the winners. For more details visit: https://t.co/lkdfJqY6Cs @IrishColumbans— Million Minutes (@Million_Minutes) December 10, 2020