during the current situation
THE BENEFICE OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD, LAKE
AND ST SAVIOUR ON THE CLIFF, SHANKLIN
in the Diocese of Portsmouth and the See of Richborough
‘Living and sharing the love of God in the Bay’
Sunday 29th March 2020
FIFTH SUNDAY IN LENT – Passiontide begins
During this trying time for all of us as the nation and the world copes with the Covid-19 Pandemic this weekly bulletin is aimed to keep us in touch with one another and as a small measure of support as the Body of Christ in our parishes and with our wider congregation. It will be published on line every Saturday. Please print copies for yourself and for anyone whom you think would like to be in touch with us. A leaflet giving an order for Spiritual Communion is also available on line, as is a commentary on the Sunday Mass readings, and the Mass sheet for this Sunday, enabling us to be able to pray together, albeit in isolation. Father David hopes that as many of us as possible will pause for prayer and reflection at 10.00am on Sunday morning using the resources available.
THIS WEEK IN OUR CHURCHES
Although Mass will not be said publicly, prayer continues to be offered every day. Should you feel anxious or worried or would just like a chat, please feel free to ring Father David (01983 407928 ) or Deacon Corinne (07775 628593 ), and remember to pray for each other and for everyone affected by the Pandemic.
COVID-19 – OUR RESPONSIBILITY OF CARE FOR EACH OTHER
Father David is coordinating efforts offering support for those in our congregations who might well be most in need of extra help at this time. If you haven’t already given permission for your contact details to be shared and are willing for them to be shared with a limited number of people on our Pastoral Care Team please contact Father David. Unfortunately pastoral visits have to be suspended except in cases of dire necessity. Father David, in the first instance, or Deacon Corinne, should be contacted if necessary, but do remember that Deacon Corinne is also supporting the people at All Saints and St Alban’s after Father John’s recent retirement.
This week’s Daily Prayer Intentions
Today Lent 5: Our Benefice and people as we witness in a surreal situation.
Monday: Bishop Christopher, Bishop Norman, Archdeacon Peter, and their staff.
Tuesday: Those in isolation, voluntarily or on medical advice.
Wednesday: The staff and chaplaincy team at St Mary’s Hospital.
Thursday: All infected with the virus, their families and friends.
Friday: Rural Dean, Amanda, and the deacons and priests in the Isle of Wight Deanery.
Saturday: Our families and friends, especially those from whom we are parted at this time.
Mass Sheet for Sunday 29th March
Please click here for
the readings for
Sunday 29th March