Dave (far left) who was living here at Giffard House last year has now completed his fourth year of formation, (one in Valladolid and three in Rome) and has been instituted as an Acolyte at a Mass in the Chapel at Palazzola today. Palazzola, which is in the Alban Hills south of Rome, is the summer house of the Venerable English College. All the students of the college spend the last couple of weeks of term there at the end of the academic year. He was instituted by Archbishop Paul Gallagher, the Secretary for Relations with States at the Vatican. Archbishop Paul was himself a student at the Venerable English College at the same time as your parish priest!
Dave will be coming back to England over the summer and will be doing his pastoral placement in Malvern. Please remember him in your prayers.
Toby Duckworth will be ordained deacon in the same chapel next Sunday. We hope to have a link on this website so that you can watch the Mass from home.
Below is the certificate that Dave received after the Mass.
All EU, EEA and Swiss citizens and their family members who were resident in the UK by 31 December 2020, should apply without delay at www.gov.uk/eusettlementscheme so that they can continue to work, study, and access free healthcare and benefits in the UK after 30 June 2021.
An application must be made for every eligible child within a family. Parents should check if they need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme for their children, even if they have already applied and been granted a status themselves.
If an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen and their family members have lived in the UK for many years or have a permanent residence document or EEA Biometric Residence Card (BRC), they still need to apply to the EUSS (or apply for British citizenship) by 30 June 2021 to secure their existing rights in the UK.
Irish citizens and those with indefinite leave do not need to apply but may do so if they wish.
Help is available
If you, or anyone you know, needs help with making an application to EUSS a range of support is available including over-the-phone advice to more tailored one-to-one support. View all the support services here.
You can also find details here of how to contact the 72 organisations across the UK that have received Home Office funding to help support EU, EEA and Swiss citizens, and their family members to apply.
Using your status
Those who have successfully applied to EUSS can access their pre-settled or settled status online, update their personal details, and get a ‘share code’ to provide their status securely to others at www.gov.uk/view-prove-immigration-status
You should use this service to update the Home Office with any new documents you’ve been issued since applying. If you plan to travel after 1 July, you should also use this service to ‘add’ any document that you did not use to apply – so if you applied with your passport but plan to travel on a National ID card, you should use this service to update the Home Office with your National ID card. This will avoid any delays at the border when re-entering the UK.
After the deadline
There’s still time to apply before the deadline, and all eligible applicants should do so if they can. However, there remains scope, indefinitely, for a person eligible for status under the EUSS to make a late application to the scheme where there are reasonable grounds for their failure to meet the deadline. Every late application will be considered on its individual merits, and this guidance, published on 1 April, provides further details.
Eligible close family members living overseas can apply to join an EU, EEA or Swiss family member who started living in the UK by 31 December 2020. They can apply to come to the UK at any point. More information on joining family members can be found on GOV.UK.
Time is running out
Secure your own existing rights or encourage eligible EU, EEA and Swiss citizens you know living in the UK to apply now online at www.gov.uk/eusettlementscheme
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The bulletin is now ready to download from the Online Activites and Bulletin page
We have a pastoral letter from the Archbishop which will be read out at all our Masses this weekend. The text of the letter can be found by clicking here. The bulletin is now ready to download from the Online activities and Bulletin page.
We begin a great week this weekend with the celebration of Corpus Christi where we give thanks for the Most Holy Sacrament of the Eucharist. Blessed Carlo Acutis used to remind people how lucky they are because in the time of Jesus, the only people who could come close to him were his disciples and the individuals he met in his ministry. Today, however, any of can come close to him, juts by visiting the nearest Catholic Church where Jesus Christ its truly present in the tabernacle. Moreover, when we receive Holy Communion he enters into our deepest being because he is passionate to be close to us. We are reminded of the passion of the love of Jesus in this Friday's Feast of the Sacred Heart. Nothing can come between us and the love of God poured out in Christ Jesus our Lord!
Next Sunday we are going to hear a pastoral letter from the Archbishop where he lays out the plan for our Archdiocese over the net few years. This is an exciting time of renewal as we come out of lockdown and begin to share our faith once more with each other and with the world around us.
The bulletin is now ready to download with all the events of the coming week.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Rosary will not be online this evening (3rd June). It is hoped that it will take place next Thursday instead.
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