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Sacred Heart church was opened on the 11th May 1880 by Bishop Cornthwaite
UPDATE ON REOPENING OF CHURCH
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There is now an email account used occasionally for sending urgent information to our parishioners. If you would like to be included in this list, please to send an email to me, the WebMaster (Colin Spiller) and I will include you in future mailings.
Please be aware that at this time, you and your parish are vulnerable to many dishonest financial schemes being set up by opportunistic companies and ‘crowd-funding’. In increasingly financially-straitened circumstances the question is still being asked: ‘How do I support my Parish during this time?’ In response, this page contains methods of Parish Giving which are recommended as the most secure ways for you to continue to contribute as far as you are able to the Offertory and to benefit your parish.
One of our parishioners, Philomena McKenna has set herself a challenge to walk 80 miles before her 80th birthday in August. She started her walk last week and is walking 6 miles a day so far! If you would like to sponsor Philomena online please click the following link www.facebook.com/donate/2835029513272502/ or if you don't have Facebook contact Philomena directly on 07952 111657. You can send her a message of encouragement too if you have Facebook! Don't be shy, it's a big challenge so encouragement along the way is always good! Thank you for your support.
While our churches are closed, there is obviously no accessible collection point for the Food Bank. Your donations are still much wanted! Donations can be made at Bingley Little Theatre (Bingley Arts Centre) on Tuesdays and Fridays between 10.30am and 11.45am. Or there is also a donation box in Santander Bank on Main Street in Bingley.
For the list of items needed now, please see the Foodbank page
CAFOD has joined with the UK Disasters Emergencies Committee to help millions of people whose lives are at risk, as coronavirus spreads across refugee camps and countries suffering conflict. You can donate at cafod.org.uk/coronavirus to help CAFOD scale up its coronavirus response through our global Church family. Or use CAFOD’s Summer of Hope fundraising ideas with your family and friends to transform lockdown and raise money for the appeal: cafod.org.uk/summerofhope.
The Holy Father has established an emergency fund to help people and communities tragically impacted
by the Coronavirus pandemic. He has asked each one of us to contribute what they can to help the Church
overseas, through Missio. Your prayers and gifts are needed now more than ever to help protect the lives
of those in poor communities.
Further information is on the website at missio.org.uk/donate/covid-19-emergency-fund/ and from there donations can be made by clicking the “Donate now” button (top right).
This is usually a time where Mary’s Meals would be reaching out to churches to ask to share their story with parishioners, but we know that will not be possible at the moment. In light of this, Daniel Adams, the Executive Director of Mary's Meals in the UK, has recorded a special message for churches to share. It can be found on YouTube, here - www.youtube.com/watch?v=ek0x5FbAypk
The Friars will be walking One Peak on the 22nd August 2020. The Kirton’s: Jackie, Alan and the 3 boys are walking with them
but this year due to COVID we are not asking for sponsorship. However, details of the walk are on the bulletin so
that if anyone wants to sponsor the friars or take part they can.
“We are planning to set off from Ribblehead, climbing Whernside, in the reverse way this year, as that will keep us away from most local residents. We will set off at 9.00am, in groups of 6 with a leader in each group.
We will walk under the viaduct along the path at the bottom of Whernside until we come to an old barn where we turn right and go up the steep ascent to the top then back down what we would normally climb first.
You will need to bring your own water and refreshments as there will be no supporting team this year. First aiders, leaders and back markers will all be walking with us."
The just giving page is: St Patrick's Mission Walk
We are living through the biggest public health crisis in a century. Right across the UK, coronavirus is having a devastating impact on all of our daily lives, and many people have lost precious loved ones. But in many developing countries where poverty is widespread and healthcare systems are much more fragile, the effects are likely to be disastrous.
We must never forget that we are one global family, united in this struggle. Now is not the time to build barriers, but for the world to unite in love and compassion.
Out of love for our sisters and brothers overseas, sign our petition asking the Prime Minister to ensure that the most vulnerable people are the priority in the UK’s international efforts as well as at home.
Our sisters and brothers overseas do not have access to healthcare systems as brilliant as the NHS. I urge you to work together with other world leaders to:
As a result of Coronavirus, the Saint Vincent de Paul Society has been forced to suspend
its visiting activities for the time being.
Instead, they have adopted ‘Telephone Befriending’ Please see the SVP Page for details.