This Week 13 - 20 June 2021

 St Benedict'sSt Oswald's
Sunday 13 June
11th Sunday in Ordinary Time (B)
10.00 am Mass
(Josephine Clare)

12.00 noon Mass
(The Parishioners)
(Sat) 4.30 pm Vigil Mass
(Angela Persse)
Monday 14 June
Tuesday 15 June11.00 am Mass
(Barry Wood)
Wednesday 16 June11.00 am Mass
(Nadine Davies)
Thursday 17 June11.00 am Mass
(Those who died in the blitz of
Liverpool 1941)

7.00 pm Novena
Friday 18 June
St John Rigby, Martyr
11.00 am Mass
(Successful Operation)
Saturday 19 June4.30 pm Vigil Mass
(Sarah Boardman)
Sunday 20 June
12th Sunday in Ordinary Time (B)
Day for Life
10.00 am Mass
(The Parishioners)

12.00 noon Mass
(Ron Clare)

News & Information

USEFUL INFORMATION & RESOURCES  (Updated 12 June 2021)

This Week’s Newsletter:    13-06-21

Catholic Pictorial for June:    https://bit.ly/2RfTnhE 

 

COVID-19 UPDATES

New Covid-19 Symptoms

The Delta (Indian) variant is now the dominant variant in the UK and the symptoms are different.  The top five symptoms reported are: (1) Headache, (2) Sore Throat, (3) Runny Nose, (4) Fever, (5) Cough.

 

ROADMAP OUT OF LOCKDOWN (click on images to enlarge)

Steps 3 & 4

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Churches in Warrington are Open

We will continue the temporary schedule of Mass times for the time being.  The Sunday obligation remains suspended.

Baptisms, Marriages & Funerals

As from 17 May 2021, the numbers attending a funeral in church will no longer be limited to 30.  The number allowed in church for a funeral will now be based on the number we can accommodate in a covid-secure environment.  For St Benedict’s, this approximately 50 (depending on households and bubbles), and for St Oswald’s it’s 80.  For Baptisms and Weddings, up to 30 people may attend.  All other restrictions in church are to remain in place for the time being.  The government will review these measures on 21 June.

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Confession is available on request or by appointment.

Private Prayer

Our churches are open 45 minutes before each Mass and for 30 minutes after each Mass.  Unfortunately, St Benedict’s can’t be open all day at present because it is a legal requirement to have stewards on hand whenever a place of worship is open to the public.

Care of the Sick & Dying

Fr John Schofield and I continue to cover the hospital.  If you are concerned about a loved one, please ask the hospital to page us and we will attend as soon as possible.  Similarly, if you’re worried about a loved one in a care home, please ask the care home to contact us directly.

Many thanks,
Fr Dave

 

SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION

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Young people in Year 8 who wish to be confirmed in the Autumn are invited to register online at: https://liverpoolcalled.co.uk  If there are young people in older year groups who haven’t been confirmed and would like to be, they are also welcome to register.  Deadline for registration:  28 June 2021.

 

FIRST COMMUNION

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First Communion will be celebrated in September this year.  If your child is in Year 4 at a non-Catholic school and would like to celebrate First Communion, please contact Fr Dave as soon as possible.  Many thanks.

 

ARCHDIOCESAN SYNOD

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As we approach the Archdiocesan Synod on 19 June, Synod Members are currently discerning how they will vote on the recommendations that have emerged.  If you haven’t seen the recommendations yet, you can read them here:

www.synod2020recommendations.org.uk

Reflections on the Synod Recommendations

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Week of Prayer for the Archdiocesan Synod

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PARISH FINANCES

There are four ways you can continue to support the parish financially at this time:

1) You could put your weekly offering aside and then bring it to church when you next visit.

2) You could set up a standing order.  You can download a form here:

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3) You can make one-off and regular donations to the Parish online at this address:

https://donate.liverpoolcatholic.org.uk/blessed-james-bell-warrington

4) Text giving is also available for both one-off and regular donations.  Details can be found here:    text-giving

 

DOMESTIC ABUSE

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#YouAreNotAlone is the Government’s campaign to reassure victims of domestic abuse that there is help for them during the current crisis:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-and-domestic-abuse/coronavirus-covid-19-support-for-victims-of-domestic-abuse

If you are in immediate danger, call 999 and ask for the police.  If you call 999 from a mobile and cannot speak, press 55 and this will connect you to the police.

National Domestic Violence Helpline:
0808 2000 247 or https://www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk/

Practical Booklet on Domestic Abuse:

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MENTAL HEALTH & WELLBEING

The COVID19 outbreak has had an impact on everyone.  It’s important to take care of our minds as well as our bodies and get further support if we need it.  Public Health England and The Mental Health Foundation have produced some useful resources:

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Contacts for support:  https://www.liverpoolcatholicresources.com/mental-health

Warrington Council have a great website:    www.happyoksad.org.uk

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New 24/7 Mental Health Crisis Line
People of all ages, including children and young people, living in Warrington who are experiencing a mental health crisis can access support through a new, 24/7, mental health crisis line:  0800 051 1508  (This is a FREE number)

 

Those living with Dementia and their Carers

The Archdiocese has provided links to resources which may be helpful for those living with dementia and their carers:

https://www.liverpoolcatholicresources.com/dementia

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Dementia Prayer Week | RP Books

 

Additional Resources:

Warrington Public Health Bulletin for December includes information loneliness and mental well being, mental health support and working from home healthily:

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Sleep problems during the current pandemic:

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The importance of laughter in our daily lives:

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Relaxation techniques:

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FAMILY LIFE

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Parenting during the present crisis:

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For those who are divorced and separated:

https://www.restoredlives.org/dealing-with-the-covid19-crisis-for-divorcees

Messy Church for Children:

https://www.messychurch.org.uk/covid-19

Books for Parents and Children to read together:

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ANIMAL WELFARE

Warrington Animal Welfare

Website:    Warrington Animal Welfare

Telephone:    01925 748638  (10.00 am – 4.00 pm)

Email:    [email protected]

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Lucky Hens Rescue

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Lucky Hens Rescue is a non profit organisation that rescues hens that are going to be slaughtered and tries to rehome them.  A few parishioners have adopted hens and alerted me to the charity.  You can read more here:

Lucky Hens Rescue – Lucky Hens Rescue – Non Profit Organisation – Based in Ince, Wigan

 

Fr Dave's Blog

11th Week in Ordinary Time

Friday 16 June 2021

Just a thought…

Communion

The Catholic Bishops of the United States have been meeting online this week.  One subject seemed to dominate:  should President Biden receive communion?

I find this sad.  I found myself wanting to say to the bishops:

“It’s not up to you.  Communion is God’s gift, not yours.  He does the inviting, not you.  None of us are worthy.  Remember the words of Pope Francis:  the Eucharist is “not a prize for the perfect but a powerful medicine and nourishment for the weak” (cf. Evangelii Gaudium, 47).”

Lord, I am not worthy that you should enter under my roof,
but only say the word and my soul shall be healed.

 

Thursday 15 June 2021

For the love of God’s creatures…

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Wednesday 14 June 2021

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Christ in him, Christ in her,
Christ young, Christ old,
Christ gay, Christ straight,
Christ black, Christ white,
Christ from there, Christ from here,
Christ hungry, Christ in prison,
Christ naked, Christ a stranger,
Christ sick, Christ blind.

Christ be with me, Christ within me,
Christ behind me, Christ before me,
Christ beside me, Christ to win me,
Christ to comfort and restore me.
Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ when I’m quiet, Christ when I’m in danger,
Christ in hearts of all that love me,
Christ in mouth of friend and stranger.

(Adapted from St Patrick’s Breastplate – Source unknown)

 

Tuesday 13 June 2021

New Covid-19 Symptoms

The Delta (Indian) variant is now the dominant variant in the UK and the symptoms are different.  It can be mistaken for a common cold because the top five symptoms reported are: (1) Headache, (2) Sore Throat, (3) Runny Nose, (4) Fever, (5) Cough.

Important Information

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The Government is putting extra support into Warrington.  Details to follow.

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Vaccinations for those who are aged 18 or over:

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How effective are the vaccines against the Delta variant:

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Worried about blood clots:

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So:

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Monday 12 June 2021

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As we come towards the culmination of our Synod 2020 process, we are invited to spend a few moments in prayer each day this week:  that God will guide us and help us to become the Church he is calling us to be.

There is a prayer leaflet here:  synod-week-of-prayer

There is also a downloadable version here:  synod-week-of-prayer-handout

You can also join in the prayer online each day at 12.00 noon here:

Synod 2020 – YouTube    or    Synod 2020 – Liverpool Archdiocese | Facebook

 

11th Sunday in Ordinary Time (B) – 13 June 2021

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Week of Prayer for our Archdiocesan Synod

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Sunday Mass 

The obligation to attend Sunday Mass remains suspended at this time and, if you are unwell or don’t feel safe coming to church, then please stay at home.

If you are celebrating Sunday at home today, the following may be helpful:

 

1)  You can join in Mass online: 

There are lots of websites that are livestreaming Mass:

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Mass will be livestreamed from the Cathedral at 11.00 am on YouTube:

https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCOiDR9mRmfnAu05Yg3ifyMw

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Fr Peter will livestream Mass at 10.00 am from St John Henry Newman:

www.newmanparishwarrington.com

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Fr John Schofield will upload Mass on YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/user/Tonyat999/videos

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Canon Christopher will livestream Mass at 10.00 am from St Alban’s:

Parish of Sacred Heart and St Alban Warrington | Facebook

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There are plenty of Masses livestreamed throughout the day at the following websites:

www.churchservices.tv

https://www.mcnmedia.tv

 

2)  You can join in by praying on your own or with other members of your household.  The following resources may be helpful:

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Mass Sheet we will be using in church:   mass-sheet-sunday-11b

Bidding Prayers:    bidding-prayers-sunday-11b

Sunday Plus:   sunday-plus-11b

 

3)  For Children:

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You might like to use the following sheet:

Children’s Activity Sheet:    look-sunday-11b

If you are joining in Mass online, this sheet might be helpful:

Children’s Mass Sheet:    ichthus-sunday-11b

CAFOD host a virtual Children’s Liturgy of the Word on Sundays at 10.00 am:

https://cafod.org.uk/Education/Children-s-liturgy

 

And finally, a little humour…  (click on images to enlarge)

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God bless you,
Fr Dave



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