Our Lady of Victories News
IS IT A GENTLE REMINDER TO US?
At this time with the Coronavirus spreading to so many parts of our lovely planet, maybe it is a gentle reminder to us that we are not totally in charge. We like to think that we are in control of all things, in all ways, without any reliance on God or divine presence or intervention. So many people have now rejected God or his presence. Maybe at a time like this, we should remind ourselves that we are not in control.
A SPECIAL TIME FOR CARING AND SHARING!
Many of our elderly parishioners and folks with underlying health issues, and indeed many folks in our general community will have been forced to take self isolation at this time. We must be aware of them and make every effort to reach our to them with care and love in action. If physical presence is not required, a telephone call or any social media call, will I’m sure be much appreciated by all. BE THERE FOR THEM at this anxious time for everybody.
FOR ALL OUR OWR HOUSEBOUND AND ESPECIALLY FOR THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN RECEIVING HOLY COMMUNION FROM OUR EUCHARISTIC MINSTERS -
Please note that you will not be receiving communion on a regular basis or on the frequency level that you had, during the coming weeks. Our Ministers will keep in contact with you on a regular basis with a phone call. Fr Owen hopes to do likewise for you. If there is absolute necessity, Fr Owen will do his best to call to you, and to administer the Sacrament to you.
FOR YOUR GUIDANCE RE: MASS ON SOCIAL MEDIA
1. I received an email with the above subject line from the CTS today and it started me wondering if you are likely to be putting any information on OLV website. If so, I hope you find some of the following helpful.
2. Live Masses online or TV: Sky Channel 588, EWTN. Morning mass from USA, UK time Live 1.00 pm. repeats 6.00 p.m. and 11.00 p.m.
3. Walsingham National Shrine (walsingham.org.uk/home). 12.00 noon. Click Live Stream, then click the Start arrow.
4. A church I have attended in London, Corpus Christi Church, Maiden Lane, Covent Garden will be live-streaming masses via Facebook: fb.com/corpuschristimaidenlane
5. Websites recommended in the CTS email:
6. Live Mass (livemass.net)
7. They also recommend the Universalis app, to keep up with the Readings for the day, as well as follow the complete mass, £10.99 from Play Store for Android or App Store for Apple (iPhone) (from a Parishioner)
BISHOP PATRICK WRITES:
Extract from his letter to the clergy:
For my part, I will ensure that this letter is put on the diocese website and on my Facebook and Twitter accounts. I have also created a YouTube channel, so that during this time Mass and other devotions will be live-streamed from the chapel at Bishop’s House. this can be found by searching for ‘Bishop Patrick McKinney on YouTube and it will also be linked to my Facebook and Twitter accounts.
I will be streaming Sunday Mass at 10am this coming Sunday, 22nd March and each Sunday during this period. Other devotions will be advertised on my social media channels. I invite you and your parishioners to join me this Friday evening, March 20th at 7pm for a half hour of Adoration, praying for all who are suffering or affected by this virus.
I encourage you to share this with parishioners and on your own website/social media platforms as a small way of remaining united in prayer as we begin this time in the diocese without public Masses. I know that the Cathedral is also planning to stream Masses and there may well be churches doing this in other parts of the diocese.
THE LIVE LINK
to St Barnabas Church Nottingham is
Bishop Patrick is celebrating Mass Sunday at 10 am and it is a live stream.
HAVE YOU BEEN AWAY? WANT TO CATCH UP ON PARISH NEWS?
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GOING INTO HOSPITAL FOR ANY REASON!
If so please ask your family, or if you are well enough to do so yourself, to let the Catholic Chaplain know that you are there. Otherwise you will not have a visit from the Catholic Chaplaincy or be able to receive Holy Communion. Under the Data Protection Act, the hospital staff can no longer reveal to any chaplain, or to anybody else enquiring, the religion of any patient in their care. The same applies to Residential Homes and other places of care. The onus is now on the patient or their family to inform the Chaplain.
THE LIFE GROUP:
wish to thank each and everyone for their gifts to the “LIFE SHOP”. When bringing in goods for the LIFE SHOP, can they be clearly marked with “LIFE” on the outside of the plastic bag. Small items of furniture will also be welcome, but please contact the Life Shop direct for collection. Please DO NOT place small furniture in the Cloister for collection.
INTERPRETING THE LAW:
Our Diocesan advisors have informed us that legacies left in wills, directly to the parish, should really be directed to the registered charity. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Nottingham is the registered charity. The advice given, is to encourage parishioners contemplating leaving a legacy via their will to their parish, and to make sure the parish will be the beneficiary , is to direct the legacy to the Registered Charity - the Roman Catholic Diocese of Nottingham with strict instruction that it is (in our case) for the parish of Our Lady of Victories, Market Harborough.
VOLUNTEERS FOR TORCH:
Torch Trust is an international Christian Mission that aims to help people with sightless to discover faith in Christ and live fulfilling Christian lives. They are continually developing their service for blind and partially sighted people and as a result the volunteer needs are also changing. Perhaps you know someone who has recently retired and is looking to use their gifts and skills, honed in the workplace, in a new avenue. Or perhaps you know someone who has been long termed unemployed, volunteering can help to raise self esteem and build new skills that can go on the CV with a view of getting back into work.
Further information on what volunteering roles are available can be found on the poster on the notice board.
"The Lord's Day" -
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