WORLD DAY OF PRAYER Vanuatu 2021 Friday March 5th. The Day of Prayer is celebrated in over 170 countries. It begins in Samoa, halfway between Hawaii and New Zealand and travels throughout the world . This year’s theme is: “Build on a Strong Foundation” To join one of the online services please visit the World Day of Prayer website: www.wwpd.org.uk
Mass on the Phone - Parishioners who have no access to the internet and so are unable to watch online Mass may hear Mass at Middlesbrough Cathedral. The Mass is provided free of charge, except for the local phone charge. Phone: 01642 130 120 to be connected to the Mass for that week. You can listen at any time of day or night. If you are aware of anyone who may benefit from this service, please let them know.
COVID-19 Vaccines – The Catholic Bishops Conference of England and Wales and the Vatican Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) have recently issued statements on the moral acceptability of Catholics receiving COVID-19 vaccines which have used cell lines from aborted foetuses in their research and production process. In summary, "Catholics may in good conscience receive any of these vaccines for the good of others and themselves. In good conscience, one may refuse a particular vaccine but continues to have a duty to protect others from infection."
Pope Francis has declared that 8th Dec 2020 to 8th Dec 2021 will be theYear of St Joseph
FOOD COLLECTION, St Margaret Clitherow – We continue to support the local food banks, including the bank operating in St Gabriel’s school for the families in need there. Non-perishable food such as tinned or dried food may be left at church or dropped off at Holy Family Presbytery.