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Offertory Offerings

A new page has been set up for details on how to donate to the parish and to set up an standing order.

The page can be found at: http://www.ourladyoflourdeswanstead.com/offertory-donations/

Parish CAFOD Project – Just Giving Donations

The parish CAFOD Group have setup a Just giving page for the parish Project – Hands On.

For further information on the project https://cafod.org.uk/Fundraise/Hands-On

To Donate https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ololcafod

CAFOD Emergency Appeal

Cafod have set up an emergency appeal for the Lebanon following explosions earlier on the week.

If you would like to donate this can be done online at https://cafod.org.uk/donations/one-off?_Amount=25&_Appeal=121949

Photos from Fr Paschal Uche Ordination

Some photo’s from Fr Paschal Uche’s Ordination are available at;

https://www.dioceseofbrentwood.net/news/joyous-day-brentwood/

Updated Covid Guidance – Face Covering Mandatory from 8th Aug

From Saturday the 8th August face coverings will be mandatory in all places of worship. The Parish COVID page has been updated to reflect the latest guidance and is available at; http://www.ourladyoflourdeswanstead.com/about-us/covid-19-health-safety/

The latest guidance from the Catholic Church in England and Wales is available at https://www.cbcew.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2020/06/Guidance-Acts-of-Worship-Mass-V10-03082020.pdf

FAO Altar Servers

A message to all Altar Servers:

Public Masses will resume next weekend without Altar Servers at the current time unless contacted by Fr Pat or Paul Millen our Parish MC and you have been given guidance on serving safely by the MC Team.

This includes weekday and weekend masses.

Resumption of Public Masses from 4th July

Reopening of the Church for Sunday Mass.
We will open for Sunday Mass on Saturday evening (4th July) at 6.30 pm and on Sunday 5th
July we have masses at 9.30am 11.30 am and 6.30 pm. Masses will be shorter.

The 11.30 mass will continue to be live streamed on our Parish YouTube channel.
Since the pandemic begun the obligation to attend Sunday Mass has been removed by the Bishops of England and Wales – this still applies but if you wish to attend mass and wish to avoid the busy Sunday Masses please come along to 9am weekday mass (Monday to Friday).

The capacity of the church has been reduced in line with Government guidance and there will be a maximum number of approx. 120 people allowed in to Church during each Mass and social distancing must be observed and the hygiene regulations at all times.

We are doing our best to ensure the health and safety of parishioners coming to the Church therefore a few guidelines will need to be followed.


Please do NOT come to church if you have COVID-19 symptoms or have been contacted by the NHS Track and Trace service.


Entry to the church will be on a first come first served basis and social distancing will be required when queuing outside.


If possible can you not drive to church as space in the Car Park will be strictly limited.

On arrival you will directed by a steward to sanitize your hands.


Please bring you own face covering.


There will be no singing during Mass.

Do not use the kneelers.


There will be a box at the back of the church for your offertory envelopes.


The Toilets will be closed until further notice.


Please COOPERATE with the stewards and follow their directions on entry/exit and during the distribution of Holy Communion.
All the arrangements that we are putting in place will be continually assessed and reviewed as we move forward with this process of reopening our church.


Please continue to check the parish website and social media during the week for updates and further information (details are at the top of this newsletter).

Last updated: 29.6.20

A Message from the Metropolitan Archbishops of the Catholic Church in England

A Message from the Metropolitan Archbishops of the Catholic Church in England

collective-worship-archbishops-letter-250620.pdf

 

Thought of the day – 24.6.20

Cure Without Care

Our tendency is to run away from the painful realities or to try to change them as soon as possible. But cure without care makes us into rulers, controllers, manipulators, and prevents a real community from taking shape. Cure without care makes us preoccupied with quick changes, impatient and unwilling to share each other’s burden. And so cure can often become offending instead of liberating.

Mass -21st June

Mass will be live at 11am on our YouTube Channel http://tiny.cc/OLOLE11

Opening hymn:

Here I am Lord

Offertory Hymn:

We are gathering together unto him

Communion Hymn:

O Bread of Heaven

Final Hymn:

Walk with me O my Lord

First reading

Jeremiah 20:10-13

He has delivered the soul of the needy from the hands of evil men

Jeremiah said: I hear so many disparaging me,

‘“Terror from every side!”

Denounce him! Let us denounce him!’

All those who used to be my friends

watched for my downfall,

‘Perhaps he will be seduced into error.

Then we will master him

and take our revenge!’

But the Lord is at my side, a mighty hero;

my opponents will stumble, mastered,

confounded by their failure;

everlasting, unforgettable disgrace will be theirs.

But you, O Lord of Hosts, you who probe with justice,

who scrutinise the loins and heart,

let me see the vengeance you will take on them,

for I have committed my cause to you.

Sing to the Lord,

praise the Lord,

for he has delivered the soul of the needy

from the hands of evil men.

Responsorial Psalm

In your great love, answer me, O Lord.

It is for you that I suffer taunts,

that shame covers my face,

that I have become a stranger to my brothers,

an alien to my own mother’s sons.

I burn with zeal for your house

and taunts against you fall on me.

In your great love, answer me, O Lord.

This is my prayer to you,

my prayer for your favour.

In your great love, answer me, O God,

with your help that never fails:

Lord, answer, for your love is kind;

in your compassion, turn towards me.

In your great love, answer me, O Lord.

The poor when they see it will be glad

and God-seeking hearts will revive;

for the Lord listens to the needy

and does not spurn his servants in their chains.

Let the heavens and the earth give him praise,

the sea and all its living creatures.

In your great love, answer me, O Lord.

Second reading

Romans 5:12-15

The gift considerably outweighed the fall

Sin entered the world through one man, and through sin death, and thus death has spread through the whole human race because everyone has sinned. Sin existed in the world long before the Law was given. There was no law and so no one could be accused of the sin of ‘law-breaking’, yet death reigned over all from Adam to Moses, even though their sin, unlike that of Adam, was not a matter of breaking a law.

Adam prefigured the One to come, but the gift itself considerably outweighed the fall. If it is certain that through one man’s fall so many died, it is even more certain that divine grace, coming through the one man, Jesus Christ, came to so many as an abundant free gift.

Gospel Acclamation

Jn1:14,12

Alleluia, alleluia!

The Word was made flesh and lived among us:

to all who did accept him

he gave power to become children of God.

Alleluia!

Gospel

Matthew 10:26-33

Do not be afraid of those who kill the body

Jesus instructed the Twelve as follows: ‘Do not be afraid. For everything that is now covered will be uncovered, and everything now hidden will be made clear. What I say to you in the dark, tell in the daylight; what you hear in whispers, proclaim from the housetops.

‘Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul; fear him rather who can destroy both body and soul in hell. Can you not buy two sparrows for a penny? And yet not one falls to the ground without your Father knowing. Why, every hair on your head has been counted. So there is no need to be afraid; you are worth more than hundreds of sparrows.

‘So if anyone declares himself for me in the presence of men, I will declare myself for him in the presence of my Father in heaven. But the one who disowns me in the presence of men, I will disown in the presence of my Father in heaven.’