St Francis of Assisi

 

LATEST: DUE TO THE GOVERNMENT RESTRICTION TO MOVEMENT, THE CHURCHES IN ALL 3 PARISHES ARE NOW CLOSED FOR PRIVATE PRAYER.

"Other premises including libraries, playgrounds and outdoor gyms, and places of worship must also close immediately."

PM Boris Johnson 23rd March 2020

KEYHOLDERS- Please do not enter the church during this time of isolation.

THE PARISH OFFICE IS CLOSED

TO VISITORS

Please contact Fr David by telephone

01590 676696

Or email

lymbrockmil@portsmouthdiocese.org.uk

 

Please pray for

Anniversaries this week: Piotr Rowinski, Patrick Debbonaire Maunsell, Ellen Elizabeth Wesborn (Bela) (29th), Raymond John Salt (1st)

Sick & Housebound: Sr Rosaleen, Josie Warren, Richard Blacklock, Daphne Jones, Colin Stack, Joan Lloyd, Marjorie Horton, Sarah Bell, Alison Doubleday & Sean McVeigh.

 

SUPPORT FOR THE VULNERABLE & ISOLATED

Please can we all try to keep in touch with one another, especially those who are on their own, using phone calls, texts & emails. Practical help & support, if needed should be offered by those who are not high risk to themselves or others but hygiene and social distancing must always be observed. Help should only be accepted from persons who are known to you or who have been authenticated by someone you know. Do not answer the door to strangers and let all phone calls go to answer machine or voice mail unless you know and trust the caller. If anyone needs help and support please ring or email the parish office 01590-676696.

MILFORD SECULAR PARISH COUNCIL has already set up a scheme to help with connecting helpers to isolators in Milford. If you are in isolation and need help they can be contacted on: Milford 644410. Anthony Kirke says he has been allocated a helper & he arrange on for Daphne as well.

ALSO FROM ANTHONY: Hello Friends, I have started a WHATSAPP group for members of St Francis’ Church! Please do join and watch and/or contribute as you like. I think you need to do it on your mobile, (or can you do it on tablet or laptop?) You need to download the WHATSAPP app (free) and then use the link below: You can add photos too if you want.
https://chat.whatsapp.com/Gz27ZrWk8f9BWPoRbOuiro
Keep well in your isolations! Anthony

ACCESS TO THE OTHER SACRAMENTS:

Pope Francis has said that these crisis conditions now permit Bishops to authorise General Absolution when it is needed. And he has also said, in effect, that if it is not possible or advisable to access a priest we should pray to God directly expressing our sorrow for sin and our desire for forgiveness and then trust confidently in God’s mercy.

Fr David will to be available on the phone for counselling and reassurance. He will also be on call to administer the Anointing of the Sick in urgent cases.