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HELP NUGENT WITH ‘EASY FUNDRAISING'

Nugent – Vacancy

CATHOLIC PICTORIAL

July's Catholic Pictorial is now available. Click here to access an electronic version.

BISHOP BARON ON  TROUBLESOME ONLINE BEHAVIOUR

JULY'S POEM...... 

Not Quite Groundhog Day

Another day scarcely discernable

From yesterday - and probably from tomorrow-

Arrives prosaically.

Neighbours’ curtains, still drawn,

Reflect Life-style changes.

Yet in the sunlit garden,

Another life still flourishes.

A flock of twittering sparrows

Cavort joyously among the patio pots.

What is it that attracts

These chirpy, carefree creations?

Perilously balanced

On slender, wind-blown ferns,

Acrobatic feats and manoeuvres

Attract the attention

Of not only their flirting female companions,

But also one who watches, entranced.

A quick sortie for the phone.

Snaps or a video?

Try not to capture

The elderly reflection in the window!

Focus. Ready for action!

As if by touch of magician's wand,

An eruption of sparrows

Vacate their playground.

Perhaps, another David Bailey attempt later?

Not, alas, with photographic genius,

Just handfuls of mixed bird seed,

Presages a not-so-mundane afternoon!

Eileen Murray © 9 July 2020

CHURCH REOPENING FOR MASSES:

We will now be opening church for Mass on Monday 13th July. The Mass schedule will be as follows

Monday at 11.00am and Wednesday and Friday at 6.00pm. 

The church will accommodate 60 individuals.

The church has been cleaned and benches have been cordoned off to meet the 1 metre  plus distancing rules.

We are operating a one way system, entering via the main door of church; face masks MUST be worn and after sanitizing your hands you will be guided to your seat; two individuals per bench as marked out, unless a family unit.

We ask that you try to keep touching surfaces to a minimum.

Communion will take place after Mass is ended and you will be guided out via the side chapel and Hughes Room.

You may not return to your seat, so are asked not to bring bags such as shopping into church with you.

SYNOD UPDATE FROM ARCHBISHOP MALCOLM 

Revised SYNOD Schedule

SYNOD Timetable

CONSULTATION ON NEXT YEAR'S SUMMER EXAMS

 

CTMH 1 IconCTMH NEWSLETTER 29.6.20 

It has been nearly two months since the last letter.  As people have been shut down within their homes, much of the focus has been on meeting  immediate needs in our own lives and those around us, but some  have been looking at their homes and thinking about building projects.   

As the Church, we have been responding to immediate needs, and many have been at the front line caring for those around us.  But we have also had space to reflect and look forward as we emerge from lock down.  One of my architectural enquiries led me to a short book written in in 1995 by Walfred J. Fahrer entitled “Building on the Rock”.   Walfred addresses the identity of Church, being Church and building Church Together from an Anabaptist-Mennonite perspective.  In the discussion questions at the end of chapter two he asks:

“what would happen to your congregation if you could no longer meet together for public worship on Sunday Mornings?” 

How do our church communities build from here?  How is the Spirit guiding us?  May we all be open and pray for our denomination leaders and local leadership as they consider the way forward.    

CHAPLAINCY ASSISTANT AT HOPE UNIVERSITY

The Archdiocese is currently seeking to recruit a Chaplaincy Assistant based at Liverpool Hope University  on a part time basis, working 20 hours per week and starting in September.

The salary is £9.15 per hour, paid on a monthly basis. Informal

Enquiries should be directed to Fr Stephen Pritchard, on 0151 487 9372 or via email to .

Full details including a job description and application form http://www.liverpoolcatholic.org.uk/Catholic-Chaplaincy-Assistant-to-Liverpool-Hope-University