Please refer to the latest newsletter (below) for Mass times this week.
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We are asking for your help in putting together a basic Parish Census. This will give us a more accurate picture of the age profile of our parish and will assist us in communicating with parishioners. During the period of pandemic there were many people we could not keep in contact with simply because we did not have their details. The information you provide will be stored securely. It will only be accessible to the priests in the parish or shared with those who are assisting them with particular aspects of parish life. Please provide the basic information we are seeking for your household either using the paper copies of the census form (being distributed in church or online at http://www.ourladyofhope.org.uk/index.asp?t=census
The “mission chart” represents the various aspects of our parish life and contains three references to the Gospel: Matthew 13:31-32, Mark 4:26-29 and Matthew 25:31-46. The three together help us to understand different dimensions of our parish life:
You are this parish and each of these areas needs parishioners to be involved if they are going to thrive. Please consider offering yourself to get involved in at least one of the areas listed on the final page of this booklet.
During the closure of our churches for several months in 2020, there was a considerable decrease in the parish income and so the diocese set up a means whereby donations can be made online. This continues as an option now for those who are not able to get to church or who do not want to set up a standing order for regular payment. At the same time, we are conscious that many of you may also be experiencing financial hardship, so we are not expecting people to give what they haven't got
On Monday (19 July) we reach Step 4 of the Government's roadmap for coming out of lockdown. Whilst this means there will no longer be legal restrictions imposed upon us, it does not mean that everything is now safe and back to normal.