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Animators for the Synodal Pathway

ROLE: TO animate local assemblies for the Synodal Pathway ROLE DESCRIPTIONTo organise together with the PPC a local gathering where people can share in an environment of prayer and acceptance To enable participants to listen well to each other To support a prayerfulprocess of discernment in the parish To ensure that anyone who wants to take part is included SUPPORT AND RESOURCES…

Task Force’s work of Building Hope

The task Force has produced a report from its consultation with the people of the diocese, and now work is proceeding to prepare for parish assemblies and the diocesan synod. In the meantime you are encouraged to pray: Ever faithful God, You sent your son into the darkness of human history to fulfil your will, and guide your people home to you. …

We welcome all those who join us for Mass

It’s great that more are now able to attend in person.   We are also glad that others join us online. We ask those who attend to please to follow the same procedures as when we were allowed open before, that is, as regards facemasks, social distancing and sanitising hands; entrance is by the front doors and exit by the back doors;…

Finances

The necessary restriction of public worship has profoundly affected the two essential Sunday Mass collections on which parish funds depend. The first collection—as you know—supports clergy ministering throughout the diocese as well as sick and retired priests and priests working in other ministries throughout the diocese. The second collection in the red baskets—the ‘Share’ collection—supports diocesan services to parishes especially disadvantaged parishes.…

Covid 19 Funeral Arrangements

Covid 19 Funeral Arrangements in St Matthews Church We offer our condolences to all those who are mourning the loss of a loved one at this time. We understand that this is a difficult time for you. We do not wish to make it any more difficult for you. However, to safeguard the wellbeing of all who attend the funeral in St…