CTMH NEWSLETTER 29.6.20
It has been nearly two months since the last letter. As people have been shut down within their homes, much of the focus has been on meeting immediate needs in our own lives and those around us, but some have been looking at their homes and thinking about building projects.
As the Church, we have been responding to immediate needs, and many have been at the front line caring for those around us. But we have also had space to reflect and look forward as we emerge from lock down. One of my architectural enquiries led me to a short book written in in 1995 by Walfred J. Fahrer entitled “Building on the Rock”. Walfred addresses the identity of Church, being Church and building Church Together from an Anabaptist-Mennonite perspective. In the discussion questions at the end of chapter two he asks:
“what would happen to your congregation if you could no longer meet together for public worship on Sunday Mornings?”
How do our church communities build from here? How is the Spirit guiding us? May we all be open and pray for our denomination leaders and local leadership as they consider the way forward.
CHAPLAINCY ASSISTANT AT HOPE UNIVERSITY
The Archdiocese is currently seeking to recruit a Chaplaincy Assistant based at Liverpool Hope University on a part time basis, working 20 hours per week and starting in September.
The salary is £9.15 per hour, paid on a monthly basis. Informal
Full details including a job description and application form http://www.liverpoolcatholic.org.uk/Catholic-Chaplaincy-Assistant-to-Liverpool-Hope-University
We have received our usual order of this publication. If you would like a copy please email the parish office and we will try and work out a way to get a copy to you. Or speak to Kris/Hayley at the church on open afternoons.
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DAY FOR LIFE.
Sunday 21st June is the Day for Life. The theme this 2020 is Choose Life, with a particular focus on protecting mothers and unborn children, and bringing hope and healing after abortion. For info go to www.dayforlife.org.
Do you need someone to talk to? If you are looking for confidential and free help, call the Pregnancy Matters helpline on 0808 802 5433 or text Pregnancy Matters on 07860 077 339.
The day for life website has a series of videos exploring various issues at http://www.dayforlife.org/home/audio-and-film/
NEW 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
The Pentcostal Appeal was a huge success and over £110,000 was raised. For full details and more information about Friends of the Holy Land and the situation in the West Bank and Gaza go to:
We are now opening church for private prayer on Mondays and Fridays between 2pm – 5pm. The church has been cleaned and benches have been cordoned off to meet the 2 metre distancing rules.
We are operating a one way system, entering via the main door of church, down one of the 3 aisles. One person per bench, unless a family unit.
We ask that you try to keep touching surfaces to a minimum and to sit by the aisle. To exit, you walk to the front, turn right and leave via the side chapel and Hughes Room.
There are posters on the door you should read before entering.
Stewards will be at various points from entry to exit to ensure that everyone adheres to the protocols and to direct and then sanitize seats as people leave. This may mean having to wait outside for a short period so we would ask for your patience and understanding.
Private Prayer and Mass throughout the Pastoral Area
The schedule for Private prayer, Exposition and Mass at other churches in the Pastoral Area is in a state of flux, please check the websites of the parishes below for the most up to date information. Please note that some parishes will be operating a booking system for Mass.
|Our Lady of the Assumption Gateacre||http://ourladygateacre.org.uk/|
|Christ the King and Our Lady||http://www.ctkandol.org/|
|St John Vianney||https://www.parishofstjohnvianney.co.uk/|
If you wish to volunteer as a steward please email the parish office or if you come to the church you can give your details to Hayley. You must be over 18, and be in good health. There will be some training given and all volunteers will need to sign a form.
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