Quick Updates within our Parish

This page is to share with you daily / weekly updates for quick referencing.

Domestic Abuse: You will no doubt have heard reports on the news of the increased reporting of domestic abuse during lockdown, as well as concerns that much of the domestic abuse being experienced by victims is happening behind closed doors. Homes that provide a place of safety for most of us can be very frightening and dangerous places for the victims of domestic abuse and violence.

The National Board of Catholic Women have produced a booklet on raising awareness of domestic abuse with the hope that it will help victims to get the help and support they need. At the moment the booklet exists as a PDF document which is designed to be printed off and photocopied. I believe booklets are also being produced for distribution to parishes as well. Bishop Patrick has asked that I distribute the booklet to you all. By all means share it with anyone else in your community who might find it useful.

I would encourage you to find some time to read the booklet which covers all aspects of domestic abuse and gives examples of case studies as well as suggested strategies for helping victims. You are always advised to contact me if you have concerns about a situation where you suspect or become aware of domestic abuse and future safeguarding training will be covering the issue in some detail. Please see the following link

Rosary Whirlwind” October 2020. October is, traditionally, the month of Our Lady and we are encouraged to pray together for Faith, Life and Peace, either singly or by Zoom etc.

Caritas. The diocese is planning to join the Church’s charitable organisation Caritas and will be looking for parish volunteers. More information on caritas@dioceseofnottingham.uk

The Diocesan Marriage Tribunal urgently need more auditors – people who will interview those seeking an annulment of marriage and others and preparing statements for the tribunal. More details on tribunal@dioceseofnottingham.uk

The Bridge, a charity based in Loughborough, are working hard to support those in need. At the moment they are supporting the provision of food parcels weekly. They also provide a range of other support services too. I no many are facing hard times at these strange times, but if you are able to donate a little, to help those in need in Loughborough? You can donate via The Bridge website or send a letter entitled “Food Poverty” with a cheque made payable to “The Bridge (East Midlands)” to The Bridge, 38 Leicester Road, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 2AG. Alternatively using the following information, you can make a one off BACS payment. Name = The Bridge (East Midlands) Sort Code = 40-52-40. Account Number = 00084149 Reference = Food Poverty. Thank you from the Catholic Social Action Group St Mary’s Catholic Church.

Support in Prayer

Nottingham Dioceses: Interaction with daily prayer and Mass from the Cathedral. https://sacredheartloughboro.org/interaction-nottingham-diocese/

Bible Gateway: An online bible resource. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+1&version=NRSVCE