Social Solidarity

In these uncertain times, be assured of my prayers for all of you and your families especially on Mothering Sunday.  In keeping with archdiocesan guidelines, I am now working from home, but am still able to support and help “virtually”.  If you know of any who would like to receive a phone call especially if they are self-isolating or on their own, please do either let your parish priest know and I can arrange a regular call in the next weeks or please do pass on my phone details: 07449 633977. I will be available to call and receive calls Mon-Sat from 11am – 5pm.  Perhaps we could all commit to contacting someone regularly during this time of social distancing – everyone likes to be thought of (including your parish priests!)  Some parishes will already have volunteers to help to especially ensure that those without technology are supported.

We can also send out messages of support to those who are known to us, who are on their own/without technology and to Care Homes. Again, do let your parish priest (or myself) know if you are aware of anyone who would appreciate this as I will be sending out cards etc to various people. Our website has a COVID-19 section which includes details of Mass livestreaming in our Pastoral Area, and under the Churches section will show when churches are open for private prayer or exposition. Resources include materials for Spiritual Communion as well as retreats and from Churches Together information regarding foodbanks etc. This Mothering Sunday at 7pm there is a national call to prayer – to light a candle of hope in solidarity – may our lights be a symbol of our humanity.

Social distancing  Physical Distance + Social Solidarity”  quote from a Facebook feed.

Stay safe. God Bless Helen