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St Richard Consecration

 

The Catholic Community of Skelmersdale is served by three churches and six schools. As one parish we strive to build a living community of family and friends. Together we try to love one another and put into practice the way Jesus taught us to live. We believe that belonging to the Church enriches lives on so many different levels and in so many different ways.

In this family of faith:
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Each person is valued

– Each person is welcomed

– Each person is loved

 

 

 

 

A warm welcome awaits you!
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Synod Update


The Liverpool Archdiocesan Synod should have taken place 14th-16th October 2020 . The Covid pandemic has, unfortunately, got in the way, though the work of and towards Synod continues.


Archbishop Malcolm in a recent update said:

“….. The work of the Synod has not stopped – God is still asking us to reflect on becoming the kind of Church he is calling us to be and in many ways we have been invited to do this with a new urgency at this time.”


Archbishop Malcolm went on to refer to a comment by Pope Benedict in 2012:

“Lay people should not be regarded as ‘collaborators’ of the clergy, but, rather, as people who are ‘co-responsible’ for the Church’s being and acting……

It is therefore important that a mature and committed laity be consolidated, which can make its own specific contribution to the ecclesial mission with respect for the ministries and tasks the each one has, in the life of the Church”


The proposals generated during the various ‘theme’ meetings, which took place in our parish and across the Archdiocese in 2019, have been collated by the Synod Working Party and can be viewed here:

www.synod2020.co.uk/proposals


The changing Covid restrictions permitting, reflection on and discussion of these proposals will continue in the parish up to beginning of December this year.

Through this next series of conversations and with guidance from the Holy Spirit, it is hoped that we can distil these proposals into a shortlist.


You are welcome to ask any questions about the Synod and parish work towards it, via the Parish office and they will be passed on to our parish Synod team.


Giving during the Virus - on line

The Archdiocese has completed its work which will allow people to donate to our churches here in Skelmersdle during the lockdown.  If you want to donate click anywhere on this paragraph and you will be taken to the St Richard's giving page on the Archdiocese donation site.  In these difficult times all of your donations will be very, very welcome.   Every £1 you donate through this site is paid over to the Skelmersdale ministry. 

 

Giving during the Virus - by text

You can also donate by text:-

Text  STRICHARD to 70085 to donate £2. Texts cost £2 plus one standard rate message and you’ll be opting in to hear more about our work and fundraising via telephone and SMS. If you’d like to give £2 but do not wish to receive marketing communications, text STRICHARDNOINFO to 70085.

 Text  STRICHARD to 70450 to donate £3. Texts cost £3 plus one standard rate message and you’ll be opting in to hear more about our work and fundraising via telephone and SMS. If you’d like to give £3 but do not wish to receive marketing communications, text  STRICHARDNOINFO to 70450.

Text  STRICHARD to 70460 to donate £5. Texts cost £5 plus one standard rate message and you’ll be opting in to hear more about our work and fundraising via telephone and SMS. If you’d like to give £5 but do not wish to receive marketing communications, text  STRICHARDNOINFO to 70460.

Text STRICHARD to 70470 to donate £10. Texts cost £10 plus one standard rate message and you’ll be opting in to hear more about our work and fundraising via telephone and SMS. If you’d like to give £10 but do not wish to receive marketing communications, text  STRICHARDNOINFO to 70470.


Newsletter

Our newsletter is still available on line - click on this paragraph to be directed to the Newsletter web page.


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