PLEASE NOTE WITH THE RE-OPENING OF ST CHARLES BORROMEO CHURCH, MASS WILL NOT BE LIVE STREAMED FROM THIS WEEK.
MASS INTENTIONS FOR THIS WEEK – MASSES AND OPENING TIME DURING JULY 2020.docx
NEWSLETTER WEEK 18 YEAR A ORDINARY TIME – WEEK 18 ORDINARY TIME YEAR A 2020
OPEN FOR PRIVATE PRAYER DURING THE FOLLOWING TIMES
SATURDAYS – 10AM TO 12 NOON AND 5PM TO 7PM
SUNDAYS – 9 AM TO 11AM
MON WED AND FRI – 12 – 1PM
TUES AND THU – 6-7PM
CAN YOU HELP?
GIVING TO THE CHURCH
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Our church has been closed since Saturday 21st March.
During this time the parish has been kept going, Fr David and Fr Gary saying mass each day and on weekends, meeting groups online through Zoom etc..
During this time the bills still kept coming in! Fr David has also taken the opportunity whilst the church is empty, to do some work such as painting and re plastering the inside wall of the church which was damaged by water several times at a cost of £9,800; the smoky room above the sacristy had been repaired and redecorated at a cost of £7000; the sacristy was finished by installing a new vestment press and stowage being installed at cost of £7000.
For approximately 3 months we have not be able to take loose collections, or derive any income from the hall to support the parish – loose cash normally makes up about 35% of our weekly income. The only donations have been from those of you who had set up regular standing orders which has only covered 50% of our costs in this time – I am truly grateful for your help.
In these very difficult times, if you can help to keep the parish running I would be personally very grateful.
If you wish to contribute through loose cash you can do so by putting contributions into an envelope (opposite) and dropping it through the door of the presbytery. Please put you name as we may be able to reclaim Tax if you are a taxpayer.
We have also added an additional way in which you can help we have set up a charity giving account through VIRGIN MONEY GIVING through which you can give through a credit or debit card. Just click on the link below and follow the directions. I will be truly grateful for any help you can give.
To give towards running costs of parish click the link – http://tiny.cc/r3lxpz – on our website.
May God bless you all for your generosity, and bless you in very way with an abundance of dew from heaven.
Fr David Barrow