34th Week in Ordinary Time 2020
Solemnity of Christ the King.
This Sunday, the last in the Church’s year, we celebrate the feast of Christ the King. His sovereignty is not over temporal affairs. It is more about his hidden existence in the poor and the humble. He is the defender and protector of their rights. We must love God and mankind to the end, but never God without man, and never man without God.
Young people can access the diocesan youth service at firstname.lastname@example.org The team is planning events over the coming months including First Fridays, a new monthly chat show on You Tube.
While our churches are closed and no public Masses are permitted they will be open for limited periods each week. Sacred Heart church will be open for private prayer every Thursday morning from 9.30 am to 10.30 am. St Helen’s will be open on Wednesday mornings from 9.00 am to 10.15 am. Our bishops have suggested that we set aside a time of prayer at 6 pm each day in our homes to combat the spread of the virus.
We all hope that the present lockdown will come to an end at the beginning of December. Until the situation becomes clear we cannot take any bookings for Masses at Christmas.
The Trustee Board of Support Cambodia would like to thank everyone who has contributed so generously to the charity’s Emergency Flood Appeal which closes next weekend. A significant amount of aid has already been sent for immediate relief with some held back for longer term assistance in rebuilding and replanting. Pictures on the charity’s website. If you would still like to contribute, donations may be made in cash, by cheque, by bank transfer or via VirginMoneyGiving, marking your donation “Emergency Appeal”. Full details at www.supportcambodia.org.uk>DONATE or call Katie Maidment on 01263 577784. Please Gift Aid if you can. Thank you.
In these times the work of Foodbank is more needed than ever. You can find a list of items that are particularly needed plus further information here on this website.
Please pray for our sick parishioners: Maria Wilby, Matt Butler, John Gowing, Derek and Frances Palman, Kevin Fitzmaurice and Mary Carr.
We pray for those whose anniversaries occur this week: Megan (Maggie) Noone, Joseph Booth, Malcom Craven, George Goodier, Patricia Honey and Maureen Hardingham.
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