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Our Lady of the Annunciation, Bishop Eton,

Woolton Road, Liverpool L16 8NQ

Served by the Redemptorists.

Archdiocese of Liverpool. Registered Charity No. 232709

Tel: 722 1108

Parish Office E-mail:;

Parish Safeguarding E-mail :

Web: www.bishopeton.org.uk Twitter: @Bishop_Eton Facebook: bishopeton

Youtube: www.youtube.com/c/bishopetonparish 

Parish Priest: Fr T Buckley C.Ss.R. 

Deacon  G Juhasz

25 OCTOBER 2020

  THIRTIETH SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME – YR A

WE ARE OPERATING A REDUCED SCHEDULE

OF PUBLIC MASSES UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

PLEASE SEE DETAILS SEPARATELY

PLEASE NOTEALL MASS INTENTIONS WILL BE SAID PRIVATELY BY THE CONFRERES. 

THE INTENTIONS FOR THE WEEK ARE PUBLISHED BELOW 

NO WEDNESDAY EXPOSITION / NO NOVENA

INTENTIONS FOR THE WEEK:    

All parishioners, Catherine O’Prey RIP, Anne King RIP (anni), John Anthony Kieran RIP (birth), Mr William McDermott snr (anni),Frank R (90th birthday), Bernard Roberts RIP (25 anni)

Funeral Masses:

Elizabeth Fitzgerald RIP, John Woods RIP

INTENTIONS SAID OVER LAST WEEK   

Recovery after operation (E Power), Joe G,   Ileen Crean RIP, Intentions of E Power

 PLEASE REMEMBER THOSE WHO ARE SICK, THOSE WHO HAVE DIED RECENTLY AND THOSE WHOSE ANNIVERSARIES OCCUR AT THIS TIME. 

FOR THE SICK OF THE PARISH

Fr Gabby C.Ss.R., Margaret H SND, A.K. Flynn, Clare V, Fr John Gildea, Angela W & Sofia W, Andrew J, Pam C, Richard A, Justine S, Fr Vinny McS, Malcolm P, Irene H, Anne McE, Rosa S, Tony A, Sue L, Fr Martin C.Ss.R., Bernard A, James McG, Margaret T, Barbara T, Evonn I, Doris T, Bertha F, Chris R, Paul McM, Jim L, Kerry H, Bella D, Evelyn A, Eva J, Antoinette L, Susan R, Residents of Care Homes, Patricia G, Martin B, Fr Andrew C.Ss.R., David L, Peter M, Sarah P, Lucy C,Ted B, Mike C, Sue McC, Mavis D, Amanda M

THOSE WHO HAVE DIED RECENTLY

Ileen Crean, Joseph Taylor

ANNIVERSARIES THAT OCCUR AT THIS TIME

Fr William Bradley C.Ss.R., Fr Joseph Brooks C.Ss.R., Fr Francis Hall C.Ss.R., Fr Joseph Duffy C.Ss.R.

FROM FR TIM  

HALF TERM

We have made it through to Half Term and, despite a few hiccups, things seem to be going reasonably well. Therefore, I think we should offer a huge vote of thanks to the staff of our schools and to the children and students for all the effort they have put in to ensure that for the most part the return to school has been a success story. Enjoy the break.

Likewise, in our two churches we continue to fulfil the programme of eight Masses each week. I am truly indebted to all of you who so faithfully ensure that we follow all the protocols that have been laid down, thereby providing a safe environment for those who come. By celebrating most of the baptisms, Deacons Bernard and Greg are giving me tremendous support. Furthermore, Deacon Bernard and Bernard Kean continue to offer invaluable support in the funeral ministry.

This weekend at Bishop Eton and next weekend at St Mary’s we will celebrate with the last of this year’s First Communicants by having an extra Mass on the Saturday morning. Again, I want to thank our catechists and all those who are making these occasions possible.

A few months ago, I could not have imagined myself trying to extend my ministry as a parish priest with regular recordings that are made available through the wonders of modern technology, but I am finding these new opportunities truly rewarding. As well as the weekly message and the Sunday Mass, I have also enjoyed the opportunity to stay in touch with the children. The future landscape is hard to envisage and I am not sure quite how we will cope with Christmas, but we are in the safe hands of the Lord; we will consult and find a way.

Meanwhile, I am also aware of the continuing unsung acts of kindness across the community, where I know you are on the lookout for one another and doing what you can to support those in need. Members of the SVP continue to function and we will ensure that they have an opportunity to boost their funds before Christmas. Likewise, the Dementia Friendly Group (at St Mary's) have come up with wonderfully innovative ways of keeping in touch and Ann O’Neill has written up the story to be shared more widely, in response to requests from the Archdiocese for good news stories. A copy can be found on the website (click here). We are blessed to believe in THE GOOD NEWS, so let’s continue to make more and more good news stories.


 CHURCH REOPENING FOR MASSES:

signsWe are open for Mass on Sunday at 9.30am and 6.00pm; Monday at 11.00am and Wednesday and Friday at 6.00pm. 

If you have the new track and trace NHS app please use a smart phone to register your presence by scanning the QR Code which will be available in the porch upon your arrival.

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

Please remain in your bench throughout Mass. At the end of Mass you will be guided out for Communion and then exit silently and socially distanced via the side chapel and Hughes Room.

There are posters on the door you should read before entering.

Anyone with symptoms should not come into the church.

The vulnerable should consider the wisdom of returning to Mass too soon. The vulnerable includes those over 70 and people with pre-existing conditions.

Stewards will be at various points from entry to exit to ensure that everyone adheres to the protocols.

Church will be cleaned again when everyone has vacated the church.

*Please note the toilet is not in use.


PASTORAL AREA MASSES

There are 26 Masses celebrated in the Pastoral Area, for a full list of the Masses go to www.pastol.co.uk 


NO MONASTERY RECEPTION COVER

There will still be no reception cover at the monastery, so please do not call at the monastery door unless it is urgent.

Any enquiries, requests etc should be emailed to the parish office where possible or posted through the door and will be dealt with as soon as practical.

We still need to protect the vulnerable community. Thank you for your cooperation. 


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BISHOP ETON SVP CONFERENCE APPEAL

If you wish to donate you can use our bank details to make a one-off BACS payment or make a standing order.  These can also be gift aided if you wish. Sort code 60-60-04, Acc No 46087737, reference Donation.

Alternatively you can give cash to an SVP member. For more information  contact Graham W (Treasurer)  Tel/text 07947041326. Thanks!


AN INVITATION TO PRAYER

our lady of the rosary

We have asked that in all our homes we set aside a sacred space where the family could pray, if possible, at 7.00pm each evening At the heart of the prayer will be an Act of Spiritual Communion, so dear to the heart of our Founder, Saint Alphonsus. The leaflet is available on our website, the prayer has been converted so that it is easily understood by the younger ones, but here is the original:

My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the most Holy Sacrament.
I love you above all things and I desire to possess you within my soul.
Since I cannot now receive you sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace you as being already there and unite myself wholly to you.
Never permit me to be separated from you.

The Redemptorist Community has adjusted the daily timetable so that we will be united in prayer with you all at that time. Also, each day we will celebrate Mass and hold all your intentions before the Lord.  


NOVEMBER LISTS FOR THE DEAD

November Lists for the Dead are available in the Hughes Room. Please complete your List at home and place it in the special box (also in the Hughes Room) next time you come to Mass. Alternatively, if you cannot get to church, please post your list and address it to the Parish Office.

In this way our deceased loved ones will be remembered during all the Masses in November.


STRESS IN YOUR MARRIAGE?

This has been a very difficult year for many couples. Retrouvaille is a program for married couples that feel bored, disillusioned, frustrated, or angry in their marriage. Some experience coldness. Others experience conflict. Most do not know how to change the situation or even communicate with their spouse about it.

Retrouvaille2020

This programme has helped 6,000 couples who were experiencing difficulties in their marriage in the past year alone. There is no group therapy or group work

For confidential information about Retrouvaille or to register for the next programme commencing with a Virtual weekend on 12th -15th Nov 2020, call or text 0788 7296983 or 0797 3380443 - or email or visit www.retrouvaille.org.uk 


CATHOLIC UNIVERSE AND CATHOLIC TIMES READERS;

At the moment you are unable to collect your paper at Mass, but you can get it delivered direct to your home every week, POST FREE. Please go to www.thecatholicuniverse.com or call them on 0161 820 5722 and they will arrange for you. SPECIAL OFFER 3 MONTHS :-£22.00 or 12 Months:- £80.00.


LATEST UPDATE ON FINANCE FROM FR TIM 

I am very aware that some families will be experiencing financial hardship following the lockdown, and therefore fully understand if you temporarily suspend your monthly standing order to Bishop Eton. For others who are still in a position to contribute to parish finances, I would like to remind you how you can still make your offering, safely, to Bishop Eton during this time of  social distancing. 

1. BY CHEQUE: Please write a cheque and post it through the Monastery door. (No need to knock.) Cheques can be made payable to: Our Lady of The Annunciation Parish 215.

2. STANDING ORDER: If possible, you could set up a monthly standing order amounting to your usual weekly donation. If you are able to do this, please contact the finance team by email. They will provide you with the account details on or alternatively call the Parish Office on 0151 737 4110.

3. ONLINE: For online giving for one-off or regular monthly donations. The parish has its own unique link:

https://donate.liverpoolcatholic.org.uk/our-ladys-of-the-annunciation-bishop-eton.

4. Text donations of £2, £3, £5 or £10;

Text BISHOPETONto 70085 to donate £2.

Text BISHOPETON to 70450 to donate £3.

Text BISHOPETON to 70460 to donate £5.

Text BISHOPETON to 70470 to donate £10.

Texts cost your donation amount plus one standard rate message and you’ll be opting in to hear more about our work and fundraising via telephone and SMS

 If you’d like to give a donation but do not wish to receive marketing communications Text BISHOPETONNOINFO to the same number. 

GIFT AID: If you pay income tax please don’t forget to gift aid your donation. For every £1 donated we can claim 25p! Forms are now available at the exit in the Hughes Room.  

As ever, thank you for your understanding, support and prayers.


For Redemptorist Community & vocations News

Website: www.redemptorists.co.uk 

Twitter @RedemptoristsGB .

Email :  or  

WE WILL PRINT HARD COPIES OF THE BULLETIN EACH WEEK.

PLEASE TAKE A COPY AFTER MASS TO THOSE WHO DO NOT HAVE INTERNET ACCESS.




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 FR MICHAEL’S PAINTINGS.

Fr Michael has been busy during lockdown painting. A number of new paintings have been added to the website at http://www.bishopeton.org.uk/fr-michael-s-paintings.html    

6 paintings were added on 21st August

All money raised from the sale of the paintings will go to Project Zimbabwe. 


PROJECT 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


MASS INTENTION REQUESTS:

All Masses will be said by the confreres and listed in the bulletin. Any requests can still be emailed to the parish office, posted through the door or left in the box in the Hughes Room after Masses.

Any outstanding stipends/donations may now be posted through the Monastery door.


BESacredSpaces 8SHRINES/SACRED PLACES IN YOUR HOMES.

Many of you have made shrines/sacred spaces in your homes. It would be a lovely idea if you could send photos of them to  and they will be put up on the websites, to show each other we are all still united in prayer and in our communities.

Please remember that photos posted can be seen all around the world, so don’t include people in the photos.


VOLUNTEER STEWARDS

If you wish to volunteer as a steward please email the parish office. You must be over 18, and be in good health. Volunteers will receive training and need to sign some forms.


ARCHDIOCESAN NEWS


NUGENT - PUMPKIN CARVING STENCILS AND COMPETITION

Nugent have created a pumkin carving stencil pack. It is free to download but they suggest a donation of £2.  Any images uploaded to socialmedia and tagged with @wearenugent will have a chance to win a special prize. Full details are available at https://www.wearenugent.org/all/pumpkin-carving-stencils-and-competition


VIRTUAL NUGENT COFFEE MORNING 5TH NOVEMBER

The virtual coffee morning will include a chance to talk to Phil Thomspn, and features a special guest speaker.  To sign up visit https://www.wearenugent.org/connect-with-nugent-coffee-morning/


CHRIST IS ALIVE RETREAT:

By Zoom Tuesdays 20 & 27 October & 3 November 7:00pm-8:30pm. No charge but donations gratefully received. To book please email

 

CHRIST IS ALIVE FLYER


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)
 


CATHOLIC PICTORIAL

An electronic version of October's Catholic Pictorial can be found by Clicking here 


DIPLOMA IN PASTORAL MINISTRY

 Are you looking to further develop your faith and understanding of pastoral ministry?  There are two courses that the Archdioces is promoting.   

Certificate in Pastoral Ministry (2 year part time on line) and a Diploma in Pastoral Ministry and Leadership (3 year part time on line with additional workshops).  More information on the courses, including insights from previous attendees and informatoion on how to apply can be found at 

https://www.liverpoolcatholicresources.com/diploma

To read the diploma information booklet click here

For information on the Certificate of Pastoral Ministry click here


LAY FORMATION FUND

Are you interested in developing your faith and becoming more skilled in service of the community? 

The archdiocese is particularly seeking to develop Lay Ministry and Leadership, and would be keen to support people looking to develop their faith and skills in this area. 

The fund can be used to provide faith formation at a variety of levels, or for the development of practical skills.

For more information visit

https://www.liverpoolcatholicresources.com/layformationfund

You can access a copy of the guidelines for the fund by clicking here


RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES

https://www.liverpoolcatholicresources.com/family-catechesis

Welcome Back to Church Poster

Here is a picture that can be downloaded and printed (Just right click on the image and select save as image or equivalent message.)

Perhaps the children may like to colour it in to welcome us all back to church.

13th Welcome Back Pic


CREATIVE LIFE JOURNEY

Sr Bridget of the sister of Notre Dame de Namur is offering to send reflections on the theme of  

CREATIVE LIFE JOURNEYING WITH WOMEN OF THE BIBLE FAITH, COURAGE, RISK AND INTUITION.

Her inspiration for the series is given below and she invites you to email her at   if you would like to receive the reflections.

Creative Life journeying

 


Revised SYNOD Schedule

SYNOD Timetable


NUGENT CHRISTMAS CARDS

Buy your christmas cards now and support Nugent.

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Buying Nugent's cards will help support families in crisis, as part of our wider appeal during the festive period.

There are 5 new designs for 2020 priced at £4.00 for 10 cards, and 4 designs from 2019 priced at £3.00 for 10 cards.
The greeting in each card reads:
“May the peace and joy of Christmas be with you today and always."

Click here  to purchase online and have them posted direct to you.

You can of course buy over the phone, post or by email: 
Phone: 0151 261 4498
email: 
Or by post, download the form by clicking here
and return to:

Nugent, 99 Edge Lane, Liverpool, L72PE.

The last date for orders for Christmas is Friday 11 December.

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


NATIONAL 


SAFE SPACES:

Safe Spaces is a free and independent support service, providing a confidential, personal and safe space for anyone who has been abused through their relationship with either the Church of England or the Catholic Church in England and Wales.

A telephone helpline and live chat is available 0300 303 1056  LiveChat/ Website safespacesenglandandwales.org.uk.


COMMUNITY


SFX Q&As

For parents with a son in year 6.  As Open Evenings can not currently take place SFX are offering the opportunity for a virtual meeting with the Headmaster on 28th October at 7pm. Email for joining instructions.


STRAWBERRY FIELD - PEOPLE OF PEACE AWARDS

Do you know someone who you can nominate?

Peace Awards


PAULINE BOOKS AND MEDIA:

The Sisters have announced the permanent closure of their shop in Bold Street, and are now relocating to 84 Church Street (Ranelagh Street/Hanover Street end) in early November.


SUPPORT YOUR FOODBANK

The Food collection at the monastery remains suspended.

Please either support our SVP, as above or donate

https://southliverpool.foodbank.org.uk/

https://northliverpool.foodbank.org.uk/

Or to Nugent Food Market:

https://northliverpool.foodbank.org.uk/

Or Hugamug foodbank in Gateacre. This is a local foodbank set up by the family of a former SFX pupil and running under the auspices of the Liverpool Council. They accept food donations at particular times and make home deliveries.

Please call 0151 909 3452 or contact  for further information.

 THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY


DEMENTIA RESOURCES DURING LOCKDOWN

Dementia support line  https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/get-support/dementia-connect-support-line

Demetia support forum https://forum.alzheimers.org.uk/

Praying with people with Dementia  from the Archdiocese of Liverpool  click here

The Archdiocese has collated some dementia resources at https://www.liverpoolcatholicresources.com/dementia

Top Five tips

The Alzheimer's society have produced a top 5 tips for peole caring for those living with Dementia. You can download  a copy of this volunteer toolkit by clicking here

Supporting older people and those living with Dementia

Click here for a guide from the British Psychological Society

Advice from Dementia UK

https://www.dementiauk.org/get-support/coronavirus-covid-19/

Advice from the Lewy Body Society
 
The Lewy Body Society have produced information to help those supporting those living with Lewy body dementia. To obtain a copy click here
 
Archdiocese of LIverpool

The Archdiocese has put together a page of resources to help those LIving with Dementia and those who care for them. Click here for more information.

Spotting fraud

https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/blog/coronavirus-covid-19-scams-people-affected-dementia

Cupcake day

https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/cupcake-day

Sing for the Brain

On the 30th April Alzheimer's UK ran a sing for the brain session on Facebook.  You can watch a video of the event by clicking here

ARTS4Dementia

ARTS for Dementia are providing opportunities for people to join in remotely with dance, drama music.  To discover what is available and how to join in visit https://arts4dementia.org.uk/events/

Videos from Inovations in Dementia

Inovations in Dementia have developed a series of videos to assist volunteers and carers to understand the needs of a person living with Dementia. They are availabl on their youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVqQdwbR6zDgIGTPfxi0BYA

They have also produced a document that can be completed and shared with volunteers. Click here

Memory Tracks
 
Memory Tracks have produced an app that helps support daily routines through music. To learn more click here

3NDWG

Webinar hosted by people living with dementia: pandemic self isolation & difficulties.  For more Information email 


DEMENTIA FRIENDLY INTERNET RADIO STATION:

A new internet radio station has been launched for people living with dementia and their carers. There’s five different eras of music to select from with no adverts whatsoever! You can access the website at: www.m4dradio.com 


Advice from Alzheimers UK


LOCKDOWN AND DOMESTIC ABUSE:

familystrifeSince the UK-wide COVID-19 lockdown be-gan, there has been a 49% increase in calls and online requests for help relating to domestic abuse.

Bishop John Sherrington said:

‘Every person has a right to live their life free from violence, abuse, intimidation and fear. Catholic parishes can play an important role in the fighting the scourge of domestic abuse, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic where we are seeing some shocking statistics from leading domestic abuse organisations. My thanks go to those organisations and individuals already working so hard to ensure that people suffering domestic abuse can live safe lives. Every local situation will differ and so our new guidance is designed to be used as an introduction to start a local project. I hope that Catholics and parishes will be inspired to take this up in their local area. Violence of this kind should never be tolerated or justified. It is an offence against the dignity of the human person.’

For help and support visit  https://www.cbcew.org.uk/home/our-work/health-social-care/coronavirus-guidelines/domestic-abuse/


PRAYER AND SPIRITUALITY


PRAYER FROM THE ARCHBISHOP

The Archbishop has asked that the following prayer be widely circulated and prayed at this time of crisis:

 candleA PRAYER IN TIME OF DANGER AND ILLNESS.

God Our Father,
each person is precious to You.
You are the Giver of life.
Have mercy on us and protect us
at this time, as the Coronavirus
threatens health and life.
You are an ever-present Helper
in time of trouble.
Watch over those who are
suffering, give strength to those
who are aiding the Sick and give courage
to all in this time of anxiety.
We ask this of you in the name of your Son
Jesus Christ. AMEN


PRAYER RESOURCES IN LIGHT OF THE CORONAVIRUS:

We have a page of prayers and other prayer resources CLICK HERE, and a list of other sites with spiritial content CLICK HERE

CATHOLIC CHURCH IN ENGLAND AND WALES

The pathway of prayer and sacramental life we are now to take can be found on the Bishop’s Conference website at: www.cbcew.org.uk

The Catholic Church in England and Wales has created a series of podcasts at https://soundcloud.com/catholicchurch   For example they have a whole playlist which will allow you to revisit Pope John Paul IIs  visit in 1982 https://soundcloud.com/catholicchurch/sets/pope-saint-john-paul-iis-visit-to-the-uk

REDEMPTORIST PUBLICATIONS

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Every week Redemptorist Publications send out a newsletter with spiritual input and information on their books. 

Here is an example of the content from previous newsletters
"This May we come together and invite you to join us as we celebrate our Blessed Mother, the Virgin Mary, the first missionary."

and from the Glories of Mary (a longer exercpt appears in the newsletter)
"Mary is our Mother — not by the flesh, but by love. That is, she is our Mother by love alone. So someone observes that she glories in being the mother of love. She is all love for us, her adopted children."
To sign up for a newsletter visit https://mailchi.mp/rpbooks/newsletter  and for further spiritual guidance, thoughtful prayer and inspiring news visit https://www.rpbooks.co.uk/
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ARCHDIOCESAN RESOURCES

This week the Archdiocesan prayer resources have been updated to include

All can be accessed/downloaded at https://www.liverpoolcatholicresources.com/ or through http://www.liverpoolcatholic.org.uk/ by clicking on ‘Prayer and Other Resources’.  https://www.liverpoolcatholicresources.com/family-catechesis 


VIRTUAL PILGRIMAGES

 

The British Pilgrimage trust was formed in 2014 and is dedicated to renewing pilgrimages in Britain.  Their website has many pilgrimage routes with maps you can download, but they also offer virtual pilgrimages which can be accessed by subscription.  To learn more visit https://britishpilgrimage.org


PAPAL PRAYER INTENTION FOR OCTOBER


MARRIAGE MATTERS REFLECTIONS FOR THIS WEEK

 Reflection from Marriage Matters

(www.twoinoneflesh.org.uk)  

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Eccles 35:12-14,16-19; 2 Tim 4:6-8,16-18; Luke 18:9-14)
Piercing the clouds with our humble prayers
 
‘The humble man’s prayers pierce the clouds.’ That is why Jesus said the prayers of the repentant tax collector won God’s favour, and why the judgmental attitudes of the Pharisees didn’t. There is a bit of the Pharisee in all of us; humility is knowing the truth about ourselves. Proud people deceive themselves; let us grow in humility together.
 

FREE ONLINE TALKS AT THE CHRISTIAN HERITAGE CENTRE

A series of free online talks will be offered over the coming months on "Saints, Scholars and Spiritual Masters". Exploring some of the great figures of western spirituality with well known experts, the series is free to attend online. 

They will take place at 7.30pm on Thursdays starting 3 September through to 10 December.  Simply register to receive a link at https://christianheritagecentre.com/events/saints-scholars-spiritual-masters/ or by email to

The next talk will be on St Thomas Aquinas on the 22nd of October.

Saints Scholars Spiritual Masters


Global Laudato Si’ Monthly Prayer Services

Every month the Global Catholic Climate movement holds a monthly  prayer service.

To sign up or to access old services click here


NOVENA AT HOME


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Those of you missing the weekly Novena in honour of Our Mother of Perpetual Help  may like to visit the Novena at home website. You will find a selection of Novena prayers, miracles attributed to OMPS and other information. 

Just visit http://www.novena-at-home.redemptorists.co.uk/


Fratelli Tutti (brothers and sisters all):

On October 3rd 2020 Pope Francis  travelled to Assisi Oct. 3 to sign an encyclical on the social, political and economic obligations that flow from a belief that all people are children of God and therefore brothers and sisters to one another.   

If you wish to read the encyclical click here


GENERAL INTEREST


THE WORK OF MARY'S MEALS

Mary’s Meals provides life-changing meals to some of the world’s poorest children every day they attend school.  To learn more please watch the video below or visit  https://www.marysmeals.org.uk/ 

 


CAMPAIGN TO CHANGE ABORTION LAWS.

Sadly abortion is currently available in the UK, right up to birth, for babies with cleft lip, cleft palate and club foot.

All of these conditions can be corrected. 

A cross-party group of MPs from the three largest parties in the UK Parliament have come together to bring forward the Bill which will change the law to clarify that cleft palate, cleft lip, and club foot are not grounds for abortion in the UK.

Can you help with getting your MP to support the Bill?

Please visit www.standupandsmile.org.uk and email your MP asking them to support the Bill. It only takes 30 seconds.


VACANCY - SHREWSBURY DIOCESE IN-HOUSE SOLICITOR

The Diocese of Shrewsbury are looking to recruit an In-House solicitor required to provide legal advice and support on a range of matters including employment and HR (including sponsor management for overseas workers), commercial, probate, litigation, and academy conversion.  Based at the Curial Office in Birkenhead.  For full details and application form please see link.

 

Completed applications should be returned to

Closing date Friday 6 November.