Collection 4th April 2021
Loose Plate: £ 183.10
Candles: £ 38.27
Holy Places: £45.40
Easter Offering: £301.00
If donating by cheque please make it payable to Boston Roman Catholic Parish.
(Thank you for your generous and responsible giving and thank you also to all who pay through the bank.)
‘A Father’s Heart – A Podcast for Catholic Dads The Diocese of Nottingham has launched a new Podcast to celebrate the Year of St Joseph. A Father’s Heart takes its name from Patris Corde (Pope Francis’ letter that launched this special year). This letter is split into 7 sections, each highlighting a different characteristic of St Joseph’s fatherhood. Each month the podcast will pick a section for 2 dads, from around the diocese, to reflect on and discuss. Find out how to listen (and subscribe) by going to: www.dioceseofnottingham.uk/podcasts’
‘Being a Missionary Disciple– After the great success of Bishop Patrick’s Lent Talks on Discipleship, the Formation for Mission Team are offering two talks on Zoom in May on ‘being a Missionary Disciple’. The first talk ‘The Ascension & the Great Commission’ will be given by Canon Christopher Thomas (General Secretary of the Bishops’ Conference of England & Wales) on Thursday 13th May at 7pm. This talk will explore the importance of the Ascension and how we can live Jesus final instructions to us. The second talk ‘Pentecost & Mission’ will be given by Pippa Baker (A Catholic Missionary, Speaker & Musician) on Wednesday 19th May at 7pm. This talk will examine the significance of Pentecost for us and how the Holy Spirit equips us for mission in our every day lives. To register visit: www.dioceseofnottingham.uk’
‘Helping people encounter Jesus – the Alpha Course is a highly successful way for people and parishes to help others encounter Jesus. Cardinal Raniero Cantalamessa (Preacher to Popes St John Paul II, Benedict XVI & Francis) has said about it: ‘One of the advantages of Alpha is that it focuses on Kerygma [the Good News that Jesus desires on friendship]… faith in itself blossoms only by hearing the Kerygma.’ The Diocese of Nottingham has partnered with the Alpha in a Catholic Context team to deliver training on how to run Alpha to empower you to help others encounter (or reencounter) Jesus. Visit: https://www.dioceseofnottingham.uk/information/diocesan-commissions/01_commission-adult-formation to register for the training dates on 13th & 20th April.’
Complete the survey: How has Covid-19 Affected You and Your Faith?
Bishop Patrick would like to hear from you! The Diocese of Nottingham has launched a short survey in order to deepen its understanding of Covid-19’s impact on all Catholics across the diocese. Bishop Patrick is eager to know more about peoples’ experiences of the pandemic, with a view to ensuring that the faithful are well supported and understood in the years ahead. Please visit https://www.dioceseofnottingham.uk/whats-on/news/share-your-story-how-has-covid-19-affected-you-and-your-faith and fill out the short questionnaire. Please encourage other parishioners to do so. The deadline for submissions is July 4th 2021
Right to Life UK- Prayer for this Sunday
“As we celebrate the Feast of the Divine Mercy we remember the words of St Faustina: “that in difficult moments we might not despair… but with great confidence submit ourselves to [God’s] holy will, which is love and mercy itself”. We pray these words especially for all women considering abortion, that the love, hope and mercy of Christ would be with them in their difficulty, and that they would find care and support in their family and friends so that they can keep their unborn child. Lord hear us”.