DIAL FOR MASS We are trying a new system where you can just use your telephone to listen to Sunday Mass. It is important that only people who do not have the internet use this because we only have 50 spaces for callers. It is very simple, on Sunday Morning from 10.55 am onwards phone 0333 0164 757 then when asked for the room number, dial: 50078530 # and then when asked for the pin number, dial: 4441 # This will take you straight through to the phone in church and you will be able to listen to Mass. Let us know if it works!
COLETTE BOWMAN expresses her deep gratitude for everyone’s Masses, prayers, support and acts of kindness. Particular thanks to St Michael’s SVP members. God Bless you all, for the Christian love always shown to her mother, Kathleen Bowman, in her life and now her death. May she rest in Peace. (Her funeral was on Friday 29th May.)
WHEN WILL THE CHURCHES BE OPEN? I am sure many people feel frustrated when seeing that more shops will be opening soon and yet there is no news about the opening of Churches. There is, however, much planning going on behind the scenes and on Friday I received a set of provisional guidelines from the diocese about how we will go about opening churches when we are given the go ahead to do so. This involves buying Personal Protective Equipment for those who will be stewarding and cleaning. It will take a fair amount of organisation and we will be discussing all of this at an online Pastoral Council Meeting this Thursday.
JUNE DEVOTIONS TO THE SACRED HEART Yes, it is June already this week! On the Fridays of June after Mass we will be
praying the Litany of the Sacred Heart. There will be a copy of this on the website, so if you have friends that do not havet have the Internet, please print off copies for them.
YELLOW/ORANGE THEMED QUIZ prepared with the support of young parishioners now on website: why not
"phone a friend" attending at another church for parish trivia help! Answers in 3 weeks. firstname.lastname@example.org
The answers to the previous quiz are now on the website. Ask a friend to print them off if you do not have access.
SUPPORTING THE HUNGRY: If you are unable to use on-line money donations to support eg Good Shepherd Ministry please consider dropping off items through your hour of exercise for the addresses below. Items listed in bold run out quickly, though all are welcomed. These can be left at the Brothers (2, Richmond Road or at GS Ministry Waterloo Road premises) The Vicarage, 21A St Jude’s Rd WV6 0EB. Here is a list of suitable items needed:
UHT milk; Fruit juice; Tinned meat; Tea/coffee; pasta sauce; Tinned vegetables and tomatoes; Soup (inc Pot Noodles);Pasta; Rice; Lentils, beans and pulses; sugar; Tinned fruit; Biscuits; Household items (soap, laundry detergent, laundry powder, washing up liquid) Toiletries (deodorant, toilet paper, shower gel, shaving gel, shampoo, soap, toothbrushes, tooth paste, hand wipes; Feminine hygiene products ):; Baby supplies – nappies, baby wipes and baby food.
CAFOD The effects of coronavirus on developing countries where CAFOD works are to be devastating. Families
without enough to eat and without access to clean water and healthcare are particularly vulnerable to coronavirus.
The poorest and most marginalised communities will be pushed further into poverty. Your prayers and gifts are
needed now more than ever to help protect the lives of those in poor communities. While we are not able to hold
physical collections in our church, you can donate as individuals at cafod.org.uk/coronavirusappeal
Mass intentions if you would like a Mass offered for someone, please fill in the form on our website or ring Sr
Lydwin on 01902 341 343.
Financial Contributions This is a difficult time for many people but if you are able to continue giving an offering to
the church, please consider paying directly into the parish account. Please follow the directions on our website
FOR THOSE WHO ARE SICK: Paula Box, Dorothy Stephenson, June Abbiss, Peter Holmes, Alice Stevens, George Brown,
Chris Starkey, Ann Lewis, M Mary, Thomas Mackin, Stephen Briggs, Hilary Elsden, Katherine Poole, Teresa Mitchell, Ann
Bayley, Helen O’Brien-Coleman, Mary Abbiss, Peggy McHale, Patrick Quinn, Fred & Celia Norton, Jean Hollingshead, Margaret Stokes, Leah Nixon, Pat Pool, John Dolan, Liam Dolan, Marie Looker, Lorna Ciraulo, Pat Eades, Helen Porter, Mary Kirby, Sheila O’Toole, Tony McGinn, Brendan Bleakley.
FOR THOSE WHO HAVE DIED RECENTLY: Mary Lawley, Anne Patterson, Fr David Duggan, Kathleen Bowman, Alfonsina
Lombardi, Tony Haden, Ignatius Kelly, Margaret Vicino, Claire Hallett, Mike Huntbatch, Celia Saddler, Susie Andrews, Noreen James.
May they rest in peace.