Week beginning Sunday 4th October 2020.
Sunday Mass at 9:30am via Zoom meeting. Meeting ID 890 3711 3329 Password 188271
Monday: St Faustina:
Tuesday: St Bruno:
Wednesday: Our Lady of the Rosary:
Thursday: 11am Funeral Service for Olive Hannah in church
Friday: Blessed John Henry Newman:
Saturday: Mass at 5.00pm in St Joseph’s Church for Zuzanna Drobycz
Next Sunday: 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time. Zoom Mass 9.30am
SPIRITUAL COMMUNION: For those of us accessing Mass on line or on television, whilst we cannot physically receive the Body and Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ, we can receive Spiritual Communion. In a recent letter from the Catholic Bishops Conference they remind us that “the idea of spiritual communion is an important one to remember and reaffirm” as through it “all are united in some way by the Holy Spirit” and they offer the following prayer to say
I believe that you are present in this Holy Sacrament of the altar. I love you above all things, and I passionately desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally come spiritually into my soul so that I may unite myself wholly to you now and forever.
TERESA MURPHY RIP: Teresa died peacefully at Woodlands Nursing Home on Tuesday 22nd September. We pray for Teresa, her sons Norman and Joseph, and the family at this sad time. The funeral service will not take place at St Joseph’s on Tuesday 6th October at 11am as previously advised but it is anticipated that it will take place the following Tuesday, October 13th (to be confirmed).
OLIVE HANNAH RIP: Olive, aged 88 died peacefully at home last weekend. We pray for Olive, for her son Paul and his wife Dee at this sad time. The funeral service is at St Joseph’s on Thursday 8th October at 11am.
THE POPE’S INTENTIONS FOR OCTOBER: The Laity’s Mission in the Church: We pray by the virtue of baptism, the laity, especially women, may participate more in areas of responsibility in the Church.
CAFOD FAMILY FAST DAY 8th to 11th OCTOBER: This year the Harvest Appeal is different – A Harvest Like No Other! Please pray for all those affected. You can donate online at cafod.org.uk/give, or Text CAFOD to 70085 to donate £10. [Texts cost £10 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 £10 but do not wish to receive marketing communications, text CAFODNOINFO to 70085].
On-line activities on the website to which you are invited: (please visit website for more details)
8th October Primary and Secondary schools assembly; 9th October 11 am: Live on line talk; 6pm Harvest Family Fast day live streamed Mass; 10th October 12pm: Global Family Food event (registering essential); 7pm: Family Fast Day on-line quiz; 11th October: Children’s liturgy live Harvest special (please visit the website for more details). More details can also be obtained by calling 0115 975 6138 or 077 100 94455
CATHOLIC THEOLOGY BOOK LAUNCHES: organised by the Centre for Catholic Studies at Durham University. These will be done online via Zoom, starting 7th October, and all are welcome. Further details, including how to register, at: https://www.dur.ac.uk/theology.religion/ccs/events/booklaunchseries/
BISHOP’S WALK: This year St Wilfrid's Centre Bishop's Walk is taking place on Monday October 12th. Please support vulnerable and socially isolated people by sponsoring Bishop Ralph. You can donate online https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/BishopsWalk2020 or by phone 0114 2555720 option 2. Thank you so much for your continued support.
PLEASE REMEMBER OUR SICK ESPECIALLY IN THESE DIFFICULT TIMES: George Blow & his
Grandma, Mary Brady, Christopher Browne, Eileen Butterfield, Jim Chandler, Jack Collins, Peggy Cummins, Gillian Gee, Brendan Handley, Robert Hume, Sophie Hughes, Ged Krotki, Kumba, Pat Luton, Isabel Main-Reade, Haylen Markillie, Franz Muller, John Parker, Tom Rutherford, Sandra Sherratt, Olive Stafford, Robert Stock, Pat Vickers, Claire Watt and Michel.