Dear parishioners and friends of our 3 Churches:
Even though we are not celebrating the Mass or other sacraments together, the life of the parish goes on, and we are always moving forward. You will know that I don’t often speak about money, so this is a reminder that like all homes and businesses, there are many expenses in running parishes. We are lucky to have very generous parishioners in our 3 Churches family, but it’s easy to let these thoughts slip from our minds. We’re very grateful to all who have forwarded their collection donations in various ways, and especially to those who have placed standing orders.
Now we are pleased to report that the diocese has created a way whereby gift aided donations can be made online to all parishes. The new ‘Online Parish Offertory’ webpage can be found at: www.rcadc.org/portfolio-item/parish-offertory or www.rcadc.org/donations. The instructions should be straightforward to follow, but let us know about difficulties. Donations can be one-off or repeated. The diocese will shortly be rolling out a programme of installing new ‘Donate Now’ buttons onto parish websites that can support them. Standing Orders are still the preferred option for those generous individuals who want to give ongoing support to their church during the lockdown.
Lastly, don’t keep it to yourself – let other parishioners know!
A reminder that I will be celebrating Mass for Corpus Christi Day this week at 10.30am live streamed via this website, 3churches.org or Youtube channel “frmhj”. We will also do this on Friday for the Feast of the Sacred Heart, the feast of God’s love, remembering especially those who are feeling the burdens of the present situation in particular ways and so are especially in need of that Divine Love. Why not join us…