We Will Remember Them
‘gather and pray’ is a very important element of the work of the Pastoral Care Project, and our thanks to the people for their commitment each month, and for taking our mission to heart
The details below are events throughout November:
Thursday 8th November
Catholic Church of St Augustine, Solihull. Adoration by Candlelight 6.16.-7.15 pm
Every Thursday Mount St Bernard’s Abbey, Coalville, Leics. Adoration 6.15-7.15 pm
Every Friday St Peter's Catholic Church Bloxwich. Adoration and Rosary 9.00 -9.45 am and Saturday 9.45- 10.45 am
Sunday 18th Coombe Park Care Home, Coventry Sunday 3.00 pm service led by the chaplain Rev Pauline Warner for residents and staff; family and friends.
Monday 19th Cardinal Heenan House Care Home, Upholland. 6.00 pm Mass will be offered for the work of the Pastoral Care Project by Father Stephen Beale SDP.
Please contact the office via firstname.lastname@example.org or through twitter @dementiaaprayer about ways of joining in ;gather and pray'.
Please share this link with those you know who may find comfort knowing that they are being remembered.
Friday 19th October Father Stephen Beale SDP offering mass for the work of the Pastoral Care Project.
Friday 19th and Saturday 20th St Peter's Catholic Church Bloxwich- Adoration and Rosary
Sunday 21st Coombe Park Care Home Coventry Sunday afternoon service includes prayers for the work of the Pastoral Care Project.
Our thanks for this great act of charity and commitment each month.
Please share this link with those you know who would find comfort knowing that they are being remembered in this way.
The Pastoral Care Project Annual Report for 2017-18 is now available to download here. Let us hope, that reading about the many people who were inspired to join in last year will inspire you today.
"Poverty has many faces, one of which is dementia..... I encourage you to join and support this service of the poor." Bishop David McGough Message, page 6.
The Annual Report was presented at the AGM on 22nd September 2018, at St George's House, Coleshill.
Guest speaker Christine Edge Activity Manager, gave a presentation of the varied activities with residents in Cardinal Heenan House, Upholland.
Father Stephen Beale Sons of Divine Providence's talk: Eucharistic Worship, "they recognised him at the breaking of the bread", included personal stories demonstrating the power and the beauty of the mass when offered with the dying person. The talks were recorded and will will available at a later date.
Friday 12th and Saturday 13th October St Peter's Catholic Church Bloxwich, Rosary and Adoraton for the Priesthood and the Pastoral Care Project.
Thank you to Father David Doran and the parish of St Peter's Catholic Church, Bloxwich,WS3 3LA who joined the 'gather and pray' initiative in July and continued in August to offer prayer every Friday:
ADORATION: Fri 9.00am—9.45am (‘Prayer for Priests’ & Rosary for the Pastoral Care Project, (those who suffer with dementia)
and every Saturday between 9.45-10.45am
Sunday 19th August Father Stephen Beale SDP joined in the gather and pray, Mass at 6pm Upholland,
please get in touch to offer a time of prayer regularly, this may renew faith, hope and comfort for visitors to the website, and to those searching for a church near to where they live.
this month of gather and pray we offer our thanks for continued support and welcome a new addition.
A warm welcome to St Peter's Catholic Church, Bloxwich,WS3 3LA who have joined in 'gather and pray' on Friday: ADORATION: Fri 9.00am—9.45am (‘Prayer for Priests’ & Rosary for the Pastoral Care Project (those who suffer with dementia)) & Sat 9.45-10.45am
Sincere thanks for the prayerful support offered by:
St Augustine's Catholic Church, Solihull, Adoration by Candlelight second Thursday.
Coombe Park Nursing Home, Coventry, Sunday afternoon Service.
Cardinal Heenan House, Care Home, Uphilland, Mass on 19th
During the month of August dates and times many vary or put on hold due to holidays, and will resume in September, more information will be posted here.
I wish thank you so much for praying for the charitable work of the Pastoral Care Project and also welcoming people in the community to join you.
All were remembered during a pilgrimage to Knock Basilica in June.
Gather and Pray services for May are listed below and we thank each of them for their ongoing commitment.
18th May 2018 Holy Hour by Candlelight at St Augustine's Catholic Church Solihull 6.15pm. Included in the holy hour will be the charitable work of the Pastoral Care Project, and the people, parishes, and schools who support us. Thank you to everyone for your generosity.
Mass 19th May, will be offered by Fr Stephen Beale, SDP in Cardianl Heenan House, Upholland; united in prayer with the residents, staff and relatives and all who are connected to the charitable work of the Pastoral Care Project.
20th May Sunday Afternoon Service 3.00pm in Abbey Park Care Home Coventry, led by the chaplain, Rev Pauline Warner, and joined by residents and staff.
This month of May offers us all a wonderful opportunity to pray with the two great feasts: the Ascension and Pentecost. Ascension gifts us with the Prayer of Waiting - waiting for the Advocate, and Pentecost gift us with the Advocate - the Holy Spirit, a gift which Jesus promised he would send to teach us about The Father's Love (c) and to teach us to pray.
My prayer is, that more churches, care homes and schools will be prompted by the Holy Spirit to link a regular service like the examples above, or take this invitation to initiate one and unite your prayers for the poorest of the poor - the person who has dementia. Thank You and I look forward to hearing from you. Frances
"Cry out with Joy to God, all the earth" .... Ps.65
We wish to thank Fr Stephen Beale SDP, who will be gathering with residents and relatives, staff and volunteers as well as welcoming members of the local community to celebrate Mass on Thursday 19th April at 10.00 am in Cardinal Heenan House Care Home, Wigan.
He will be offering prayers of thanksgiving for those who supported the Day on Prayer on 19th March and contributed so generously to appeal he will also pray for the ongoing work of the Pastoral Care Project in particular the need for additional trustees.
We appreciate very much this Apostolate of prayer which Fr Stephen began in March 2017. We would welcome additional commitments to prayer which is open to the local community on any of the day of the week. At present we are would like prayer during the first week and the fourth week of each month, please send an email if you wish to create an event or incorporate prayer into your regular event or for further information.
The journey continues with 'gather and pray' on the 6th April, St Augustine's Church Solihull, through the words of Luke 24:13-35. ...they had recognised Jesus at the breaking of bread.
At 6.15 pm there will be an hour of Candlelight Adoration before the Blessed Sacrament, including prayers for the work of the Pastoral Care Project charity which includes people of all ages.
It may not be possible for you to attend in person, so you may wish to join in wherever you are.
photo from http://www.staugustinesolihull.org.uk
We wish you a very happy and holy Easter.
We wish to thank you for your very generous support before, during and following Dementia Prayer Week 12-19th March. The response has been encouraging from the widespread interest shown by many Dioceses, Care Homes and individuals; a truly remarkable contribution in marking this Decade of Prayer Week for the poorest of the poor (L.2.18-19) in our society - the person where dementia is advanced and they are totally dependant on others in every aspect of their care.
We also wish to thank the schools who have chosen the Pastoral Care Project as one of their Lent charities , and to the parishes who kindly offered to have a collection for our charitable work- this is so important in these difficult times.
We will continue in April with 'Gather and Pray': a regular commitment by clergy in various areas. Using an existing service they pray for the work of the Pastoral Care Project and offer an invitation to those living nearby to attend , prayer intentions can be sent to them or the Pastoral Care Project , or join in prayer at home.
Details of the next ‘Gather and Pray’ are, 8th, 17th , and 19th April, further details to follow in early April.
Perhaps you would consider linking an existing monthly event, as it would be good to have at least one during the second and last week of each month - please let us know and we will gladly post it here.
23rd March 2018 6.30- 8.00 pm. Edge Youth Group meeting Our Lady of the Angels Parish, Nuneaton.
The theme of the evening will be the 'Holy Spirit', and the leaders will be including a time for reflection using the Dementia Payer Week and the HeARTS and Minds Volunteering Programme online resources.
Many young people already have a good understanding of dementia from the assemblies and lesson plans in schools; some may have experience through family members.
EDGE group is part of www.bycs.co.uk and is based in Nuneaton and Bedworth. For more information please email email@example.com
The Pastoral Care Project wishes to thank the group for their support in marking this Decade of Prayer Week, and also acknowledge the input given by a few of the leaders; St Thomas More College/ Sixth Form as well as staff and residents at Aldesgate, Nuneaton, for helping us produce HeARTs and Minds initiative.