Lourdes at Home 2020
Due to the Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes being cancelledthey have announced the "Lourdes at Home " programme. The live streamed services can be accessed through the following link
Making a donation/ Setting up a Standing Order
Thank you 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, you can download the form to set up a Standing Order below, set it up on your online banking using the information below or 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.
St Peter and St Michael (008) Parish
Branch: HSBC Bank plc,
4 Dale Street
Liverpool L69 2BZ
Sort Code: 40/29/12
Charity Number: 232709
During the lockdown, I’m sure many of you have been concerned, amongst other things, about the build up of collection envelopes over that period, or not being able to contribute to the Parish’s weekly plate collections.
Like most organisations, St Peter’s needs an income in order to operate on a week to week basis. The steady flow of funds provided through the Standing Order system has brought some money into the parish each month. Thank you to those currently donating through Standing Orders.
Maybe, in the light of what has happened, over the last few months, you now wish to consider/reconsider taking out a Standing Order, which will make things a lot easier for yourself, along with moving more of our collections on to a cashless system. I’m sure many of you will have experienced over the last few months more and more shops requiring payment by card to avoid the dangers of transmission through the handling of cash.
A Standing Order arrangement is also helpful to those of you who can’t get to Mass every week, or find Mass times at other churches more convenient, or miss two or three weeks when going on holiday, or have to miss Mass for a variety of other reasons.
If you wish to go down the Standing Order route, all you need to do is complete a Standing Order Authority. These can be downloaded here or the details to set up a standing order with your online banking can be found below, alternatively paper forms can be obtained from Fr Gildea or myself. You can arrange for your donation to be monthly, quarterly or yearly, but not weekly.
Once completed, please take the form to your Bank, and ensure Fr Gildea or myself has a copy for our records.
Alternatively, if you do your banking online, then you will still need a copy of the form for the relevant details. Please, again, ensure we receive a copy of your Standing Order details.
Unfortunately, the Standing Order system only applies to first collections. You will still need a set of envelopes for any second collections.
Finally, if you pay tax and have not signed a Gift Aid declaration, then please seriously consider doing this. It is free money for the parish without costing you any money. Gift Aid forms can be obtained from myself.
Thank you for your support.
Re-opening of St. Peter’s for Mass
We will be re-opening the doors of church for Mass from Saturday 25th July 2020 – however the times of mass will be changing and as the number able to attend is limited, you will need a ticket to attend (including children).
The mass times are:-Saturday 11.00 am/ Sunday 11.00 am/Tuesday 11.00 pm /Thursday 7.30 pm
Tickets for the following Saturday to Thursday can be picked up each week on a Wednesday evening between 6.30 – 7.30 pm from the pavilion in the church garden. When you pick up tickets you will be required to provide a contact number for each ticket issued. The tickets are numbered and they cannot be transferred to someone else. They will not be available from the presbytery.
Church will open 15 minutes before the start of mass and entrance is through the doors on Weir Lane. (The back gate to the garden will be open to allow you to get to the car park and Weir Lane)
You will be required to wear a face mask or face covering and to sanitise your hands on entry and exit.
Volunteer stewards will show you to your seat so we can ensure social distancing and comply with the regulations set out by the Bishops Conference and the government.
It is appreciated that these changes may be difficult but we have to protect our priest, parishioners and the wider community. We look forward to seeing you again from the 25th July.
Wisdom in a Crisis
A collection of 20 videos ( 2- 10 mins) to do with the pandemic given by the team headed up by Fr Richard Rohr at the Centre for Action and Contemplation based in New Mexico. The link is for video No 1 .Others that are easy to watch are 15 and 18
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
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,