Newsletter – 3rd May 2020 – 4th Sunday of Easter

Join Canon Adrian each Wednesday in May in an online parish service.
Full details in the Newsletter below.

Mass

Note: There are no public Masses. Canon Adrian is celebrating Mass privately each day.

DayDateService
Sunday3rd May 20204th Sunday of Easter
People of the Parish
Monday4th May 2020The English Martyrs
Janet Entwistle (6750)
Tuesday5th May 2020Fr Ivan Fuček SJ (6762)
Wednesday6th May 2020Mass: Catherine Gaul – Lately Dead (6756)
7:00pm Online Rosary see below
Thursday30th April 2020Brian Dixon RIP (6759)
Friday7th May 2020Thomas Singleton (6694)
Saturday8th May 2020John & Julie Cliffe – Golden Wedding (6761)

Good Shepherd Sunday – Pastoral Letter from Bishop Paul

Bishop Paul has written a Pastoral Letter which you can read here.

Reflections for the 4th Sunday of Easter

Reflections for the 4th Sunday of Easter are contained at the foot of the newsletter or can be viewed here.

Letter from Pope Francis for the month of May

His Holiness Pope Francis has written to the faithful on the tradition of praying the rosary during May. We have our own Parish rosary meeting starting this Wednesday. More details below.
Read the Letter from Pope Francis here.

Catholic Voice of Lancaster – May Edition

For the first time in 29 years, our Diocesan newspaper will only be available online.
You can read and download the May edition here.

The Life of a Pirest

Canon Adrian reflects on a Priest’s Ministry.

Join the parish each wednesday in May

While we cannot physically meet together, we can virtually. Starting on the 6th May and running for the four Wednesday’s of May you can join Canon Adrian in praying the Rosary live from St Andrew’s. More details including signup are available here.

MASS FROM ST CLARE’S

Father Andrew at St Clare’s in Fulwood streams Mass daily on YouTube.
You can view back previous day’s Mass and other services also on the YouTube channel.
Click here to view.

MASS STREAMED FROM CATHEDRALS ACROSS THE COUNTRY

The Catholic Bishops of England and Wales recognise that this time of the COVID-19
pandemic is affecting every person in our countries. Those who are sick, and their
families, are suffering many hardships of isolation from contact with those they love.
Our front-line workers in hospitals and in care homes all over our lands are giving
exceptional service to those who are vulnerable at this time.
In order to show a spiritual solidarity with all those who are involved in the ways
described above, each week from this Thursday, a Catholic Bishop will celebrate Mass
in their Cathedral. More details available here.

other Resources available on the internet

A list of other churches providing Mass and other services on the internet is available here.

Dates for your Diary

6th May 2020 – Online Rosary from St Andrew’s – each Wednesday in May.
16th September 2020 – Alpha Course at St Andrew’s.

100 Club

During the current lockdown we cannot run our normal monthly 100 club draw.
Once the lockdown is lifted, and we can return to normal life, we will ensure all the draws that have been missed are played.
If you are due to pay your 100 club weekly membership; please wait until the lockdown situation is lifted before sending your money into church.

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STANDING ORDERS

With the present lockdown the parish income has been greatly reduced, because parishioners are unable to make their usual offerings in the collection. 
In the light of this I should be most grateful if parishioners would consider setting up a Standing Order to the parish. 
If you feel you would like to do this, please email me parishpriest@standrewscottam.org.uk and I shall forward you the parish account details. 
Many thanks for your generosity.  Canon Adrian

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