Thankyou to those giving by standing order. If parishioners don't give by standing order , please consider this. It would be helpful to sign up rather than giving cash during this unprecedented time.
Any parishioners who would like to sign up to standing order, please phone Father Gildea and he will put a form for you on the presbytery step.
Alternatively please consider posting the envelopes through the presbytery letter box weekly or monthly.
Many thanks for your continued support if you are able to.
The campaign will also relaunch its award-winning app which will enable anyone with a smartphone to access the content and journey through the 11 days of prayer. The app has been translated into eight languages and last year was downloaded in almost 100 countries worldwide.
Here you will find a link to the CTE 'Thy Kingdom Come' web page: Thy Kingdom Come 2020
When you follow the above link, you will also see a tab on the CTE webpage entitled Coronavirus where a number of different kinds of resources and guidelines can be found.
The Catholic Truth Society
The Catholic Truth Society ( CTS) are selling Sunday Missals 2020 for £1 to be ordered online.
Phone 020 7640 0042 or
Then select " sort by popularity"
and this years Sunday Missal 2020 appears.
Sunday Missal 2021 is for pre-order only
The Bishops’ Conference has agreed that all public acts of worship in churches will cease as of the evening of Friday 20th March. This includes all public Masses. This is not a decision which is taken lightly, but it is one which they believe is in the best interests of all the faithful, in light of government guidance. The obligation to attend Sunday Mass and Holy Days is removed for as long as this crisis continues.
Due to this masses and daily prayers are being streamed online by various churches and priests.
Find out more here: http://www.liverpoolcatholic.org.uk/ . Where you can find links for live streaming of masses, prayers for spiritual communion, readings and video links for masses which have been said.
· St. Stephens in Orford appears to have links on their website https://www.st-stephens warrington.co.uk They seem to be recording the private masses said by Fr. John McLoughlin and posting them on the website. There are details on the website about the masses for Holy Week.
· The Shrine at Walsingham also is live streaming mass https://www.walsingham.org.uk/live-stream/ There are full details of their schedule on their website
· The Redemptorist Fathers have a website https://www.rpbooks.co.uk/ with information about books, readings and prayers.
Hope this helps.
CATHOLIC HERALD COVID-19 UPDATE
24th March 2020
As there will be no public Masses for an indefinite period starting this weekend and an increasing number of people are self-isolating there will undoubtedly be a substantial number of your parishioners who will be unable to get to Church for several weeks.
To help them follow the Mass, daily prayers, reading, etc. at home, and also keep up with the weekly church news we are offering free access to Magnificat online, and for those who would like the Print Edition there is a special one-off 4-month subscription to Magnificat and/or a 3-month subscription to The Catholic Herald at substantially discounted and affordable prices to ensure that the maximum number of people can take advantage.
So that as many people as possible can take advantage of the free and/or discounted offers can you please make your parishioners aware of these options and how to order in any way you are able?
They can only be ordered by telephoning Margaret on 020 7448 3607 or Paul on 020 7448 3618 between 9.30am and 5pm Monday to Friday.
Below are special prices to help people over this difficult period and orders will need to be placed before Easter:
Magnificat 4 months April to July (including the Holy Week special issue) for £14
Catholic Herald 3 months (13 weeks) for £25
Both Catholic Herald and Magnificat (as above) £36
For free access to Magnificat online, log in at www.magnificat.com/free
Although we do expect that many people will still go to Church for personal prayer, we do hope that these special concessions will help people who cannot get there, and also those who want to follow the Masses, prayers, readings, etc. feel that they can still share in the life of the Church.
Thank you and best wishes,