We pray for all those working with the NHS and we especially pray for those members of our community who work in hospitals, care homes and serving the public. Also for our elderly parishioners and those with medical conditions. We place you all before God in our daily prayers.

 

Public Masses during the Coronavirus restrictions.

 

           

 Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time. (A).

 

(The right hand column shows the number who attended last week).

 

12/7/2020

 

Day

Time

Intention

Feastday

Number Attending

Saturday

10am

Mary Lydon RIP

St Benedict,  Abbot

15

Sunday

10am

Intention of Temi Odeleye

15th Sunday in OT

35

Monday

10am

Bernard & Patricia Dodd RIP

St Mildred, Abbess

8

Tuesday

10am

Parishioners

St Camillus de Lellis

7

Wednesday

10am

Intention of Joan Baker

St Bonaventure

8

Thursday 

10am

Estellita Williams RIP

Our Lady of Mr Carmel

11

Friday

10am

For those anxious

feria

12

Saturday

10am

Mary & Jim Hennessy RIP

feria

13 

Sunday

10am

David Walsh RIP

16th Sunday in OT

 Full


 We have a capacity of 48 at the moment for each Mass as we observe the two metres distancing.

Please see Mass on Sat/Sun as a priority for those working during the week. Please choose any other day for your weekly visit.

We had to turn some people away on Sunday as we reached our capacity. Please see the number of spaces available during the week and on Saturday. A gentle reminder to those who could attend on a weekday rather than at the weekend. 

Fundraising at Good Shepherd

This is the Justgiving site where you can contirbute to our parish finances.

You can use the code reader scan or the link below to make a contribution.

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Good-Shepherd-Church-Downham

Those who gift aid are reminded to ensure you provide the details requested.

Thank you for your support.

 

Other options to financially support the parish are offered below.

16. Jul, 2020

First Holy Communion update.

Any child who completed the 19/20 programme to March 2020 is eligible to celebrate First Holy Communion.
The opportunity for your child to receive First Holy Communion is now available from 27th July to 31st August.
See link for Fr John’s letter to parents.

July 2020

Daily Mass at 10am

The obligation to attend Sunday Mass was removed at the beginning of the pandemic and we encourage your return to Mass on any day of the week at 10am.
Please give priority to those who work during the week on Saturday/Sunday.
Each week I will list the numbers attending each day on the Mass Intention list.
See link for Fr John's letter.

27. Jun, 2020

Layout of Good Shepherd

Here are some pictures of the interior of the church to show how we are ensuring the space is as safe as can be for worship.
https://padlet.com/johnkavanagh6/rzk3icpw4pyfu21z
Highlight the url and right click on the mouse and Go.............

July 2020

A word of comfort

There are some in our community who for health reasons or anxiety are not yet ready to return to church. Please continue to nourish your relationship with God through the means you have been using. All of us are on a path of new discovery as to where the Lord will lead us and we must support and pray for one another and value the contribution of each one from the differing situations in which we find ourselves.

12. Jul, 2020

A short reflection by Fr John

Fr John offers this short reflection on the Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time.

27. Jun, 2020

Financial Contributions to Good Shepherd

We have a small number of parishioners who have supported us through Standing Orders or others through cheques or cash. During this crisis and without our Sunday collection we are appealing for you to support your parish.
See the link to contact Mary W who can guide you in choosing the best way to make your contribution.

10. Jul, 2020

Gift Aid Envelopes

If you are a member of our Gift Aid scheme then please phone or email Fr John to ask for your box of envelopes. Nominate the day you wish to collect and Fr John will make them available.

27. Jun, 2020

No place for Racism

Archbishop John Wilson addresses the Schools and Colleges of our diocese in this important letter to students.
See link for details.

27. Jun, 2020

Online Prayer Meeting

Each Wednesday from 2pm to 2.35pm we meet for a reflection on a Zoom Conference platform.
Contact Fr John by email to be included in the weekly invitation.

27. Jun, 2020

Online Prayer Wall

Here is an opportunity to ask for parish prayers using this padlet platform.
Highlight the url. right clikck the mouse and Go..............
https://padlet.com/johnkavanagh6/tz6mxa8gtok3h7dq

27. Jun, 2020

First Holy Communion

We have not forgotten our First Holy Communion children. The children will be invited to celebrate First Holy Communion with their immediate family over the course of the summer. Please allow some weeks before this process can begin.

10. Jul, 2020

Red Box 'Missio'.

We are not able to collect the Red Boxes at this time but those who wish to empty and donate from home should see the following link.

28. Jun, 2020

200 Club

Our monthly draws still take place but no prizes have been distributed during the lockdown.
See link for monthly winners.

July 2020

Funerals

Hilda Frances Davitt-Murray RIP
Committal: Hither Green Crematorium
On Thursday 9th July at 1pm.


Christine Cratchley RIP.
Committal: Hither Green Crematorium
On Thursday 9th July at 2.30pm

Jean Ann Atkinson RIP
Graveside Committal: Hither Green Cemetery
On Thursday 23rd July at 2pm.