Coronavirus covid-19 parish updates
this page updated 28 June 2020
from Fr Christopher
We rejoice that it is now possible for the faithful to attend Mass again. I have emailed all members of the parish as we prepare for this with the guidelines and procedures as set by the Government and by the Archbishop. For this to be possible we need Stewards and Cleaners to volunteer. To register your interest, please email me. Let us go to the House of the Lord!
Letter from Fr Christopher - 28 June 2020
Letter from the Archbishops - 25 June 2020
Guidance for Funerals - 25 June 2020
Guidance for Confession - 25 June 2020
Guidance for the Celebration of Mass - 25 June 2020
No Place for Racism: a letter from the Archbishop to young people - 17 June 2020
A Pastoral Letter from the Archbishop on opening churches for private prayer - 11 June 2020
A letter from the Archbishop to the Prime Minster - 27 May 2020
A letter from the Archbishops of England & Wales - 1 May 2020
A Statement from the Bishops' Conference - 18 March 2020
A Statement from Archbishop John Wilson - 23 March 2020
Perfect Act of Contrition Spiritual Communion
+ Holy Mass will be live-streamed
+ Public Mass and worship is suspended
+ The church will be closed until further notice
+ Confession by appointment only, and in emergencies
+ Stay at home (Sunday obligation is suspended)
+ Keep up to date and follow the Government guidelines
+ Keep a 'social distance' at least 1 metres, preferably 2 metres, from others
+ Be aware of those who need support/help
Help and support
FrC is available by email, telephone or FaceTime 02074073951
Fiona has set up a support network for those who can offer support and those who need support. email here, or complete 'Call about help and support' form, on this page
+ Can you offer help?
+ Do you need help?
(or know someone who might need?)
+ say what you can give / say what you need.
Daily check-up calls
A human voice
Food / shopping
The dog walking
Anything.... anything.. else
+ Set regular times for prayer
+ Pray as a family
+ Pray the Rosary together,
or on the phone with someone
+ FrC will say Mass each day
Sunday at 11am
Monday -Friday 1.05pm
unite yourself to the Sacrifice.
take part here
+ If you live near, listen for the Sacrum Bell
and adore Jesus made when the bell rings
+ Watch Mass on-line or on TV
- At Most Precious Blood (link here)
- EWTN (link here to EWTN)
- Walsingham (link here to Walsingham)
- Bishop Barron (link here to Word on Fire)
Make a Perfect Act of Contrition,
and a Spiritual Communion
(link here or see below)
+ Pray the Angelus 9am, 12noon and 6pm
each day. (link here or see below)
+ Pray morning prayer (link here)
+ Pray evening Prayer (link here)
+ Offer intercessory Prayer for:
+ those who are making important decisions
+ those who keep important services going -
travel, food stores, emergency services
+ all and any affected
+ those who are afraid
+ the medics and the medical profession
+ research scientists
+ those who are sick
+ those who have died
+ Maintain a routine
+ Wash your hands regularly
+ Don't go out unless really necessary
+ Get up (don't lie in bed)
+ Make your bed
+ Shave each day (if you shave)
+ Eat at a table
+ Go to bed at a sensible time
+ Do not watch the News if you are
+ Apologise if you are grumpy with someone
Something to listen to:
Do not be afraid - I have redeemed you
THE ANGELUS (recite at 9am, 12noon & 6pm, each day)
The Angel of the Lord brought tidings to Mary.
And she conceived by the Holy Spirit.
Hail Mary, full of grace…..
Behold the handmaid of the Lord.
Be it unto me according to thy Word.
And the Word was made flesh.
And dwelt among us.
Hail Mary, full of grace.....
Pray for us, Holy Mother of God.
That we may be made worthy
of the promises of Christ.
Let us pray.
We beseech you Lord, to pour your grace into our hearts, that as we have known the incarnation of your Son, Jesus, by the message of an angel, so by his + cross and passion, may we be brought to the glories of his resurrection. Through the same, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
IN THE TIME OF ANY COMMON PLAGUE OF SICKNESS
O Almighty God, who in thy wrath didst send a plague upon thine own people in the wilderness, for their obstinate rebellion against Moses and Aaron; and also, in the time of king David, didst slay with the plague of pestilence threescore and ten thousand, and yet remembering thy mercy didst save the rest: Have pity upon us miserable sinners, who now are visited with great sickness and mortality; that like as thou didst then accept of an atonement, and didst command the destroying Angel to cease from punishing, so it may now please thee to withdraw from us this plague and grievous sickness; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
AN ACT OF PERFECT CONTRITION
Through an act of Perfect Contrition, you receive pardon for your sins outside of confession, even mortal sins, on condition that you determine to amend your life and make a firm resolution to go to sacramental confession as soon as this becomes possible for you.
Perfect Contrition is a grace from God, so sincerely ask for this gift throughout the day prior to making your act of contrition: "My God, grant me perfect contrition for all my sins".
A SPIRITUAL COMMUNION
The key to Spiritual Communion is to grow in your heart a constant desire for the Blessed Sacrament.