Universe Catholic Weekly
There is some great news to share with you and we hope you will share it with every Catholic you know and meet. As you will know, the Catholic Universe newspaper which went into administration this Summer after 160 years is to be replaced by an online subscription digital publication under a new name, The Universe Catholic Weekly.
This means that each week they can deliver a publication full of news and features directly to your desktop, tablet, laptop or smartphone.
The Catholic Universe newspaper had appeared weekly since 1860 but when the pandemic closed the churches it removed the main outlet for sales. Now under changed management the new Universe Catholic Weekly will be topical, controversial, stimulating and packed with news opinion and features. Every Catholic will enjoy it. Every Catholic Parish Priest will receive a complimentary digital edition paper free. All we ask is you tell the faithful they can have a weekly edition paper for just £20 a quarter paid subscription (13 copies) paid simply and directly to the publisher.
See the link here for more details as they are available.
Gift Aid – Certificates of Donation
Due to the pandemic the Diocese are unable to send out Certificates of Donation for the tax year 6th April 2019- 5th April 2020. Anyone requiring such a certificate should email our Parish Gift Aid Coordinator where your request will be dealt with.
Changes to public services/Masses
At the moment, Masses and some public services can take place.
Our churches will be open for Mass as follows:-
|Immaculate Conception & St Dominic, Stone|
|Sacred Heart, Eccleshall|
Donations to Sisters of St Elisabeth Convent, Belarus
You can see the sort of work they undertake here. We recently forwarded a donation from one of our parishioners and a Standing Order has been set up by one of you to make a contribution towards the work of the nuns. This is such an easy way to make a regular donation. If you would like to help the nuns financially by doing the same, details of the Nat West bank they are using in this country are as follows:
Account No: 78181895
Sort Code: 55-70-13
Account Name: Sister A Yakauleva
Address: Nat West Bank plc,
89 Mount Pleasant Road,
Beneficiary’s address: 59 Wildlake, Orton Malborne, Peterborough, PE2 5PQ
Other items of news:
- If anyone needs to contact the SVP please call Fran Cranswick on
- The Pope has issued a special prayer for the Virgin Mary’s help against Covid-19, read it here
- Click here to see a Family Prayer for this difficult time.
- We now have a page devoted to photos of our churches and other events. Click here to see them
- Please feel free to email your photos for consideration
Following the conviction and recent sentencing of Joseph Quigley at Warwick Crown Court I have received a letter from Archbishop Bernard Longley that he wishes to share with you all. Click below to read it.
Thank you for all your support and understanding. Keep safe!