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In line with the Prime Minister’s statement last night I can confirm that the Archbishop has decided to suspend all acts of public worship in our churches in the Liverpool archdiocese from Thursday morning 5th Nov. until at least 1st Dec. inclusive.
All Saints and St Lewis churches will however be open for private prayer:
At All Saints on Wednesday between 10.00-11.00am and on Sunday between 10.30-11.30am;
and at St Lewis on Sunday between 9.00-10.00am.
Unlike mass there won’t be sign-up sheets; but you will be asked to supply your details upon arrival for track and trace purposes.
Mass will continue to be celebrated and posted as a video on both websites and will revert to being available daily.
The office continues to be staffed, so please do contact us via email or telephone if you have any concerns or queries.
Fr Gordon Abbs
The Feast of All Saints 2020.
I mentioned to you last week the Diocese’s concern that Parishes at present have no weekly income, but we still have bills to pay. They have come up with three different ways in which you can safely and digitally give to your Parish, should you so wish.
- By standing order. You will be able to download and print a standing order form instructing your bank to pay weekly/monthly the amount you wish to give to the Parish. Just fill in the form, post it to me (at All Saints) and after I’ve copied it for our records I’ll send it off to your bank. Just follow this link.
- Online: By following this link you can give on a weekly basis whatever you wish. Those of you who have given to Cafod on line will be familiar with this type of giving.
- You can give by text: Just as you would for, say Children in Need or Comic Relief.
Text STLEWISNOINFO to 70085 to donate £2. Texts cost £2 plus one standard rate message.
Text STLEWISNOINFO to 70450 to donate £3. Texts cost £3 plus one standard rate message.
Text STLEWISNOINFO to 70460 to donate £5. Texts cost £5 plus one standard rate message.
Text STLEWISNOINFO to 70470 to donate £10. Texts cost £10 plus one standard rate message.
By sending it to STLEWISNOINFO I am presuming that you will not want to receive the marketing information that automatically comes with all this. If you’d rather receive the info then text: STLEWIS to the relevant number and you will receive all the bumf!
- Finally, you could simply pop your offertory envelope through the letter box at the presbytery when you are passing, or wait until we can all go back to mass. If you didn’t manage to pick up the envelopes before the lock-down and you want them, simply ring me and I’ll drop them through YOUR letter box!
I have asked a number of people if they would find it useful having a prayerboard on the front page. Whilst we are all in need at the moment, there are some with particular needs whom we can pray for. I have asked their permission and invited them to not just post names but also where possible details of people’s illness so that our prayers can be focussed. So many of us feel helpless at the moment, but as Christians we know we can do one thing: pray that God’s healing hand can touch our lives and those in most need. Do please send me names and, where appropriate details of people we can pray for.
Marie Garside who has been diagnosed with cancer.
Pemberlina Smith who is suffering from breast cancer and is undergoing treatment.
Margaret Kirkham whose who has had her radiotherapy treatment – her tumour is greatly reduced.
Sophie Tinley (daughter-in-law of Bill Tinley) has Myeloma bone marrow cancer. Sophie is now in a period of post-op recovery and resting after her second transplant which she received from her sister.
Karl and Joy Ward – Karl has non Hodgkin’s lymphoma and Joy has ovarian cancer.
Shelagh Preston who has incurable pancreatic cancer (mother of Fr James Preston)
Lily Kennedy (daughter of Shaun Kennedy and Katie Gaskell) suffering from 22 Chromosome Duplication.
Ken Morris (Linda’s husband) receiving treatment for prostate cancer and lymphoma.