Mass for the Fifth Sunday of Lent
The God who speaks is an initiative of the Bishop's Conference in England and Wales it makeks the 10th anniversary of Verbum Domini – Pope Benedict XVI’s Apostolic Exhortation on ‘The Word of the Lord’ and the 1,600 anniversary of St Jerome’s death.
Locally the Archdiocesan Formation department, Irenaeus and the Archdiocesan Pastoral Associates have been working to to find ways of overcoming physical separation. To this end they are developing a website:
Statement from Churches Together in England:
As our nation faces the unprecedented challenge of the coronavirus pandemic, Churches Together in England (CTE) is encouraging Christians across our nations to continue uniting in prayer, praying #PrayersOfHope in their homes at 7pm each Sunday evening.
Following the overwhelming response which the National Call to Prayer and Action received on Mothering Sunday, CTE has prepared a candle poster for those who would like to place a permanent symbol in their front windows of Christ’s light shining in the darkness. Visit www.cte.org.uk/prayersofhope
This poster has been made available due to our awareness of the potential fire risk posed by lighting live candles, particularly on windowsills. We are keen to avoid adding any pressure to our emergency service personnel, particularly at this difficult time.
‘The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.' John 1:5
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.
DAY OF PRAYER FOR VICTIMS AND SURVIVORS OF SEXUAL ABUSE:
This coming Friday, 3 April. This is a day when we think about and pray for all those impacted directly by abuse – for the victims themselves at the heart of our prayer, their families, friends, and communities Excellent resources www.cbcew.org.uk/home/ events/day-of-prayer-abusesurvivors-2020/
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