A Talk on Ascension with Fr Benjamin livestreamed at 7pm.
The diocesan website has been updated to reflect the current work of the Safeguarding Team. The pages can be accessed by visiting www.gallowaydiocese.org.uk and selecting “Safeguarding”. This will bring you to a new page with a further menu providing information on different aspects of Safeguarding within the diocese. Please note that any volunteers who still require training can visit the “Training” page and contact any trainer to arrange a session, or can join a session scheduled in the calendar.
The Vatican has produced an infographic on Fratelli Tutti which you may find useful. Please click on link below
GOSPEL REFLECTION. Livestreamed from St John’s on Monday’s at 7pm.
Please click on link below for more information on GIVE AS YOU LIVE.
The Diocese has registered with Amazon Smile. The prices on amazon smile are the same as on the regular Amazon site. However Amazon donates 0.5% of spending to the nominated charity. This is a good way for those who use Amazon to support diocesan finances at no extra cost. Please follow this link
The Knights of St Columba, in conjunction with Middlesbrough Diocese, have set up Dial-a-Mass for those who do not have the internet. For the cost of a local call someone can listen to the Mass which is recorded at 12midday on Sunday, and available on the phone till 11.59 the following Sunday.
To access the Mass phone 01642 130 120.
Pope Francis announced the start of a Laudato Si Year from 24th May 2020 till 24th May 2021. A special prayer has been written.
The Vatican has released a free online prayer book to help Catholics seeking divine assistance amid the coronavirus crisis. This is the link https://www.vaticannews.va/content/dam/lev/forti-nella-tribolazione/pdf/eng/strong-in-tribulation.-20042020.pdf. The 192-page book is available for download on the website of the Vatican’s publishing house, the Libreria Editrice Vaticana. The publication, which is in PDF format, is available in English, Italian, Spanish, and French. The book, which is called “Strong in the Face of Tribulation: The Church in Communion – a Sure Support in Time of Trial” has an image of the Archangel Michael on its cover.
GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION
The Regulation came into force on Friday 25th May 2018, and gives individuals greater rights and control over the use of their personal information. Your privacy is important to the Parish Communities of St. John’s and St. Mary’s. We use the personal data, provided by you for Pastoral support and the administration of weekly collections. The information is held securely and confidentially in electronic or paper format. We will not share this information with third parties without your prior consent. A fuller Privacy Notice is now available on the Diocesan website. www.gallowaydiocese.org.uk/privacy-policy-and-gdpr