Parish priest: Rev Monsignor J. M. Walsh
Deacon: Rev Deacon J. P. Moreland
Deacon: Rev Deacon John McCarthy
Parish Safeguarding Rep: John McCarthy
Live Streaming of Mass – Formby Catholic Community – YouTube
Please see following link with message from Archbishop Malcolm re – church openings
If anyone has any particular concerns, or need help in any way, please do not hesitate to contact the parish office by phone or by email on the following:
The parish phone and e mails are checked regularly throughout the day.
Let us pray for each other and take care to follow the advice given to us by the authorities. Above all, let us place our trust in the Lord who never abandons His people.
St Jerome and St Anne, pray for us.
God bless you,
Additional Resources During this time of church closures:-
Archdiocesan Resource page. Prayer and Other Resources | Liverpoolcatholic
Universalis: Mass (please follow this link for readings at Mass)
You may wish to access daily Holy Mass online. Please see the below link contained on “The Word on Fire’ website headed by Bishop Robert Barron who was keynote speaker at ‘Adoremus 2018’
Word on Fire Daily Mass (Please be aware that this Mass will take place live at 1:15pm each day. It is recorded so will be available at anytime afterwards)
Children’s Liturgy via the CAFOD Resource Services
Registration Register with this link for emails containing resources
Or go to the main CAFOD home page using the below link
A PRAYER IN TIME OF DANGER AND ILLNESS.
God Our Father,
each person is precious to You.
You are the Giver of life.
Have mercy on us and protect us
at this time, as the Coronavirus
threatens health and life.
You are an ever-present Helper
in time of trouble.
Watch over those who are
suffering, give strength to those
who are aiding the Sick and give courage to all in this time of anxiety.
We ask this of you in the name of your Son Jesus Christ.
PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THE PARISH CENTRE IS NOW CLOSED UNTIL UNTIL THE CORINAVIRUS CRISIS IS OVER
The Parishes’ News
The following message was asked to be given out by Marie Cooper, ‘ Thank you everybody, you sent cards (185), Mass cards (20), flowers, plants but most of all I thank you for everyone’s support to me and the family during Tony’s illness. It was all very much appreciated and so very much the community of St.Jeromes Tony and l have experienced during our years in Formby.’
CAFOD – Unite against coronavirus
CAFOD has….”joined forces with the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) to scale up our response, ensuring that no one is beyond reach of the aid they need to survive.
Our valuable experts on the ground understand the challenges and needs in their respective communities. They are able to respond quickly and are already involved in activities that include:
Delivering food to where it is needed most.
- Improving hygiene, handwashing and sanitation at the community and household level.
- Producing radio messages, posters and leaflets in local languages on risks and prevention.
- Training community volunteers to carry out awareness campaigns.”
We are living through the biggest public health crisis in a century. Right across the UK, coronavirus is having a devastating impact on all of our daily lives, and many people have lost precious loved ones. But in many developing countries where poverty is widespread and healthcare systems are much more fragile, the effects are likely to be disastrous.
We must never forget that we are one global family, united in this struggle. Now is not the time to build barriers, but for the world to unite in love and compassion.
Out of love for our sisters and brothers overseas, sign our petition asking the Prime Minister to ensure that the most vulnerable people are the priority in the UK’s international efforts as well as at home.
Parish Giving: Please follow the link below in order to give to your own parish Parish Giving – online and text
Do you need help and Support: Nichola Taylor of St Jerome’s parish has sent in this message;
I am part of a new community group who are helping the vulnerable in our community. We would like to reach out to as many people as we can so everyone knows that someone is around to help. This could be shopping, prescriptions or just a chat on the phone. We have signed up to the NHS initiative so this will give us guidance on safeguarding etc.
If you know of anyone in the parish that needs this help, could you please let me know. Also, we have put together a list of local distributors to help people get hold of fresh produce. I have attached this so could you please to distribute this, along with my details, so we can help as many people as possible at this difficult time.
Kind regards, Nichola Taylor. Mobile 07891337211
FOODBANK: Thank you again for donating to the Foodbank sadly they remain in desperate need and they expect this to continue to worsen. The Foodbank are especially short of tinned vegetables and bottles of cordial ie dilutable drinks.
All donated goods can be dropped off at Alice and Paddy Joyce’s home at 35 Freshfield Road. There is no need to knock as a box to put them in is provided. Donations need to be in before 1pm on a Friday, thank you. The Lakeside Food Bank is now open Mon, Wed and Fri from 1-3pm.
Don’t forget, Waitrose, Tesco and One Stop -opp Cross House pub – are still big collection points for the Food Bank.
If you can’t get out, Nichola Taylor (Please see above) has started a home collection service. If you have goods for the Foodbank that need collecting then give her a call on Mobile 07891337211
Also, you can always donate money to this very worthy cause, using the below link.
Make a donation – The Trussell Trust This link takes you straight to the donation page.
Foodbank Update – Compassionate Acts.uk
We have been contacted by Richard Owens Chief Executive of, Compassion Acts, Lakeside Church, Fairway, Southport. Compassion Acts is a charity which runs the Foodbank, food pantry and advice services in Southport and for Formby. Richard has written a letter that can be found by using this link – Churches letter
He has also added an appeal to raise funds, the link to view this is – media release
And he has added an information flyer for you to keep either for your own personal information or to enable you to provide information to those who may be in need as to where they may be able to go to for help. need support poster
Catholic Pic – The Catholic Pic latest edition is available to download here: https://bit.ly/2ABcudJ
Prayers please: Please pray for all our sick and those who are in self isolation due to their underlying medical conditions and frailty.
Lately Dead: Lucy SCOTLAND (Our Lady’s), Josephine Margaret CULLEN (St. Anne’s), Paul Quirk, William CUSICK (St. Jerome’s), Margaret AINDOW (Our Lady’s), Christopher BYRNE (St Anne’s), Brendan GINTY (Our Lady’s), Gerard CALLAGHAN (St. Anne’s), Anthony McGUINNESS (St. Jerome’s), Marie DEAN (Our Lady’s), Monica THOMAS, Bill RAINFORD (ex – St. Jerome’s), Peter MALONE (Our Lady’s), Paul McAVOY (Godson of Colette Cooper), Patricia CALLAGHAN, Joan McALEAVEY (St. Jerome’s), Patricia CALLAGHAN, Juliet DAVIS (Our Lady’s), Elizabeth BAMBER (St. Jerome’s), Patricia TUNNICLIFFE (St Jerome’s), John Gouldbourne (Our Lady’s), Edward CONNOLLY (St. Jerome’s), Hugh WATERSON (St. Jerome’s), Tony Cooper (St Jerome’s)
Other useful links
Prayer_and_other_resources (This contains a file containing numerous resources that you can download)
Advice on Volunteer Support Networks It is important that we look out for and care for our neighbour. Please view this advice provided by the Chief Operating Officer of The Liverpool Archdiocese, Martin Miller
General Mass times
All Masses are suspended until further notice
- Parish Safeguarding Rep: John McCarthy
- Archdiocese of Liverpool Safeguarding Department: Alexandra Griffiths, Safeguarding Co-ordinator, 0151 522 1043
- Sefton Local Safeguarding Children Board. Sefton Local Safeguarding Children Board – lscb
- NSPCC Child Protection Helpline: 0808 800 5000 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are worried about a child.https://www.nspcc.org.uk/
- Child-line: 0800 1111 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are a child or young person and are worried about anything.https://www.childline.org.uk/
- National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247 ((lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are experiencing domestic abuse.https://www.refuge.org.uk/ or https://www.womensaid.org.uk/
- Samaritans Helpline: 08457 90 90 90 (open 24 hours). Phone if you feel you are struggling to cope and need someone to talk to.https://www.samaritans.org/
- Action on Elder Abuse Helpline: 080 8808 8141 (free phone Monday to Friday 9-5pm) https://www.elderabuse.org.uk/