MASS & SERVICE TIMES
Saturday 16th May
Sunday 17th May
10:30am – Mass – Sermon 17th May
Monday 18th May
Tuesday 19th May
Wednesday 20th May
Thursday 21st May
7:00pm – Ascension Mass – Live Streamed on St Joseph’s Facebook page
Friday 22nd May
Saturday 23rd May
Sunday 24th May
10:30am – Mass – Sermon 24th May
Monday 18th May
If Fr Simon is unobtainable and you urgently need a Priest please phone the parish mobile: 07548 222133. Please use this number for emergencies only i.e. where a priest is needed urgently.
Are you self isolating due to COVID-19?
Winsford “Good Neighbour” Volunteers may be able to help you.
If you do not have family or neighbours who can help you, please get in touch. We have volunteers who are able to collect shopping and prescriptions for you, walk your dog, or just have a chat to you on the phone if you want to.
Please contact Jo Conchie on 07907 186 300 if you need help and you will be put in touch with volunteers in your area.
You can also get in touch in the folowing ways:
PLEASE NOTE: The phone number above should only be used by people who are self isolating and in need.
Volunteers should get in touch via Facebook, the website or email.
As you will no doubt know, because of the Coronavirus, for the next few weeks – or possibly Months – until the current restrictions on movement end – there are no Masses in the Church at weekends. This means that the Parish will not be receiving any Offertory Donations apart from those who give by Standing Order. With no Envelope or Loose Plate Income coming in, but many of the usual Running Expenses to pay, this will present a big problem for the Parish.
If you wish you can make donations via the OnLine giving scheme at https://investmycommunity.com/not-logged-donator/page/stjosephwinsforddioceseofshrewsbury2208. The page can also be used to set up a regular monthly donation, and you can also Gift Aid your donation to help the Parish further. If you want to Gift Aid your donation, please tick the box shown on the screen even if you have previously completed a Gift Aid Declaration form in favour of the Parish for regular giving made by Offertory Envelope or Standing Order. All donations that you make will be acknowledged by an email from InvestMyCommunity.
Alternatively, if you usually make your Offertory donations by Weekly Envelopes, perhaps you might wish to put your money aside and keep it at home until things resume to normal. Or, if you prefer, you could pop it into an envelope and put it through my letterbox – if you do, please write your name on the envelope.
But can I stress that I do of course appreciate that the current situation will present many of you with financial difficulties – so please do not feel pressured in any way whatsoever to maintain your giving. I fully appreciate that your – and your family’s – interests are your first priority.
I will be celebrating Mass daily in private and I will be keeping you all in my prayers in these difficult days. Mass can also be watched on the St Joseph’s Winsford Parish Centre Facebook page on Sunday mornings at 10:30am
Regards and best wishes – and keep safe and well!
200 CLUB DRAW
Winner: £40 Prize this week – Mrs M O’Hare
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Sacred Space from Mairie @ St Nicholas
I hope you and your communities are all well.
Here is the Sacred Space for this week together with a children’s reflection on the Gospel and a Labyrinth prayer. I hope they are useful.
I have mentioned the Manchester Arena anniversary on Friday if you have any families affected – hopefully helpful rather than upsetting.
It is Mental Health Awareness Week so there is something on kindness.
It is also Laudato Si Week and CAFOD have learning and prayer resources here;
https://cafod.org.uk/Education/Secondary-and-youth-resources/Home-learning-young-people (this is also suitable for adults)
And my blog – usually on the Sunday gospel – http://wordinthehand.blogspot.com/
Mrs Mairie Gelling, Chaplain, St Nicholas Catholic High School