The parish office is closed. Hayley, Margie and Kris are working remotely with limited access. They will keep the website updated and will produce the weekly bulletin.
Sunday Message will be uploaded to the website.
British and Irish Church Leaders united in response to Covid 19 pandemic
In an unprecedented move, Church Leaders came together last week in a video conference including senior religious leaders from around Britain and Ireland. They shared the situation in each of their jurisdictions and together they are sending a message to us all.
ARCHBISHOP MALCOM ON THE REDEDICATION OF ENGLAND TO MARY
CARDINALS NICHOLS – ON REDEDICATION OF ENGLAND TO MARY
The coronavirus outbreak in Bethlehem is having a devastating effect, causing people to lose their incomes due to lack of tourism.We are launching an appeal to provide one-off support to the most needy Christian families affected.
Brendan Metcalffe the Executive Director of Friends of the Holy Land in a recent email said
As the coronavirus crisis tightens its grip on the UK, I reach out to you, your family and your friends. I am keenly aware that there are challenging times ahead for us all, however, in the UK we are most fortunate to have the support of a world-leading health service and the resources of a developed economy to cushion the economic impact. As you are aware from the message of our Bethlehem Appeal, the picture in Bethlehem over the last 3 weeks has been very different and as the crisis spreads through the West Bank, Gaza, Israel and Jordan we expect the lives of our Christian brothers and sisters to be devastated and hence our appeal for additional support will need to be widened.
To donate or to find out more go to https://www.friendsoftheholyland.org.uk/news/news/coronavirus-outbreak-bethlehem---an-appeal
To sign up for updates visit https://www.friendsoftheholyland.org.uk/get-involved
If you can not donate we are asked to remain united and supportive in prayer for our brothers and sisters in the Holy Land
They will endeavour to help but may need to refer you to the council help!
The SVP monthly collection would normally take place this Sunday 5th April.Their work continues supporting our local communities and there is even more need. IF YOU WISH TO DONATE contact . indicating you would like to donate and they will get back to you.
If you signed up to volunteer for BESAFE, we are sorry but following Archdiocesan advice we cannot proceed with this initiative.
If you wish to volunteer or nedd suppoert please contact the city councils dedicated lines
volunteer line 0151 233 3068] or support line 0151 233 3066.
or visit www.liverpool.gov.uk/coronavirus
FOOD COLLECTION IS NOW SUSPENDED.
Foodbank staff would like us to donate money if possible. (Please visit their websites to donate online)
The Whitechapel centre is no longer able to accept physical donations. If you can donate please visit
PARISH FUNDING DURING THE CORONAVIRUS LOCKDOWN
- a message from the Bishop Eton Finance Team (on behalf of Fr Tim)
Approximately half of the Parish income comes from Parishioners who have a monthly standing order in place, with the other half coming from the collections at Sunday Mass, comprising planned giving (envelopes) and cash.
In light of the Coronavirus lockdown, we would like to share a thought with each of those groups of Parishioners:
We are acutely aware that some will be experiencing financial hardship at present, thus we would fully understand if any Parishioners decided to temporarily suspend their monthly standing order to Bishop Eton
With no Sunday Mass during the period that all churches will be closed, the Parish will receive significantly less income. In addition, the reduction in income will materially outweigh any reduction in expenditure, resulting in an ongoing weekly deficit.
In these circumstances, would like to invite those Parishioners who normally give to the weekly collection at Sunday Mass, both envelopes and cash, to consider setting up a monthly standing order for an equivalent amount.
Please contact us by email - address below - and we will provide you with the relevant account details.
Many thanks for your ongoing support and prayers.
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