Help protect babies with cleft lip, cleft palate and club foot
Club foot – club foot – cleft lip did not hold these individuals back – (hover over for names)

Sadly abortion is currently available in the UK, right up to birth, for babies with cleft lip, cleft palate and club foot. All of these conditions can be corrected.

A cross-party group of MPs from the three largest parties in the UK Parliament have come together to bring forward the Abortion (Cleft lip, cleft palate and club foot) Bill. The Bill will change the law to clarify that cleft palate, cleft lip, and club foot are not grounds for abortion in the UK.
Can you help with getting your MP to support the Bill? Please visit www.standupandsmile.org.uk to email your MP asking them to support the Bill. It only takes 30 seconds.

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Updated weekly (22 November 2020):

Christ the King    “Bandaging the wounded”

[National Youth Sunday – read more]

The liturgical year ends with this Solemnity in which we honour Christ as the king of the universe.  If the concept of kingship seems out-dated we should see it as a feast in which we honour Christ not as a king of power and might but as a king who comes to serve his people, and it is the whole question of service on which we ourselves shall be judged at the end of time.  Read the Gospel and put this question to yourself: would you pass the test?

READINGS – (Universalis)    Reflection – (Sunday Plus)

This Sunday’s Readings (22 November 2020):

1st: Ezekiel 34:11-12,15-171   2nd: Corinthians 15:20-26,28    Gospel: Matthew 25:31-46

Christ the Shepherd King: In the time of Jesus, Kings were powerful rulers and some were tyrants. But the king Jesus talks about here turns these images upside down. Jesus as king is not focused on riches or power, or inciting terror or fear. Instead he is a fair judge, a shepherd who knows his flock. He invites all those who have acted with justice and generosity to take their place in his kingdom.

Jesus’ kingdom is centred round charity, compassion and forgiveness. He expects us to treat everyone we encounter with welcome. There are simple acts of kindness we can carry out each day. Such love for others is love for God – “In so far as you did this to the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did it to me”      (Fr Kevin)




St Margaret Clitherow church:  is open for prayer before the Blessed Sacrament on Sunday, Wednesday and Friday from 10am to 12 Noon each time.


👼🏾 November is the month for the Holy Souls
There are November Holy Souls envelopes in StMC porch, or use your own marked Holy Souls. They can be left in the church during Prayer Time or put through the Presbytery letter-box.



Prayer: Almighty ever-living God, only support of our human weakness, look with compassion upon the sorrowful condition of your children who suffer because of this pandemic; relieve the pain of the sick, give strength to those who care for them, welcome into your peace those who have died and, throughout this time of tribulation, grant that we may all find comfort in your merciful love. Through Christ our Lord.


Eucharist:  May we grow in appreciation of the Eucharist; may those who have lapsed from the practice of their faith return to it with conviction and gratitude.  For our young people, that in a world of entertainment and distraction they may experience moments of reflection in which they can draw closer to God and discern the direction and meaning of their lives. Lord in your mercy hear our prayer.

The Act of Spiritual Communion (please click on the image)



The Pope’s Prayer Intentions for November 2020

Artificial Intelligence:  We pray that the progress of robotics and artificial intelligence may always serve humankind (…this includes artificial limbs, medical research etc – Read more on Diocesan website).

[Link: See also Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network]



Welcome to the joint website of the twinned parishes of St Paulinus and St Margaret Clitherow (York UK).  Whether you are a visitor or new to our joint parishes, interested in becoming Catholic, seeking to return to the practice of your faith, or an active member of our parish, you are most welcome.  Fr Kevin


Vatican Media Live: See details of current services – see also a live view of St Peter’s Square (Italy is 1 hr ahead of UK)