The situation in Zimbabwe September 2020

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

News Items

TRAINING FOR NEW EXTRAORDINARY MINSTERS OF THE EUCHARIST:

If you are living with a sick or housebound family member who would like to receive Holy Communion, you might want to consider becoming a Eucharistic Minister. The archdiocese is offering training sessions for new Ministers of the Eucharist and these will be run on Zoom during November:

Evening sessions: 7.30-8.30pm, on Wednesdays 4th, 11th, and 18th November 

Afternoon sessions: 1.30-2.30pm, on Tuesdays 10th, 17th, and 24th November.

To register interest please email    (and please let the Parish office know  - thank you)

OUR LADY'S BISHOP ETON RC PRIMARY SCHOOL:

We currently have spaces in our Year 4 and Year 5 classes. If you are interested in making an application for a place for your child please contact the school office on 0151 722 2982.

RESTORED LIVES - RECOVERY FROM DIVORCE AND SEPARATION:

The Restored Lives course is a series of six meetings by Zoom starting on Monday 12 October. The course is for any person who has been impacted by the end of a serious relationship whether separated, currently going through a divorce or already divorced, either recently or at any time in the past. Meetings are free, confidential, informative and affirming.

For further details please contact Maureen O’Brien

THEOLOGY OF THE BODY - ONLINE STUDY GROUP

Theologyofthebody

 

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 boxes, please contact their fundraising team on 0151 261 4498 or email

GLOBAL CATHOLIC CLIMATE MOVEMENT

The Global Catholic Climate Movement has a channel on youtube with many videos. You can find the channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClR9vhKimNUhIVyKM1X3QVA

 On the 10th September they broadcast a webinar see below

 

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

NATIONAL BOARD OF CATHOLIC WOMEN NEWS

The National Board of Catholic Women has produced a booklet of domestic abuse. For more details click here

REV BR MICHAEL TAYLOR CSSR - DIACONAL ORDINATION

At Bishop Eton Church on 25th August 2020 Bishop Ralph Heskett C.Ss.R ordained Brother Michael Taylor to the diaconate.

A few photos follow for a full set visit

https://www.facebook.com/RedemptoristVocationsGB/posts/3465033240211033

 

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SEPTEMBER'S POEM FROM OUR RESIDENT POET

Transience

I stand transfixed,

Arms washing-filled,

As warm sunlight

Cascades on sparkling dewdrops.

The transfigured lawn

Becomes a place

Where every footfall matters.

Five dandelions sway in rhythm

To the dancing jewels –

A Chorus Line!

Tomorrow, you’ll be gone.

You perform by courtesy

Of the tall, tall gardener,

Who even at this moment

Will be sunning himself,

With his family,

Forgetful of the restraints

Which have bound us

For so long.

The blue, blue sky

Is broken by

The vapour trails

Of one single monoplane,

Which growls contentedly

Into the cloudless distance.

How long, how long

Can one feel such contentment?

What a pity

That the damp washing

Demands attention!      

Eileen Murray © September 2020