Easter Bulletin 2020 0000030

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posted 2 Apr 2020, 00:55 by Pauline Cregg

Holy Trinity and Sacred Churches are both closed for the forseeable future

posted 22 Mar 2020, 12:40 by Pauline Cregg   [ updated 23 Mar 2020, 14:46 ]

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posted 18 Mar 2020, 07:52 by Pauline Cregg   [ updated 18 Mar 2020, 09:02 ]

Statement of the Bishops’ Conference Suspending Public Catholic Worship

18th March 2020


A letter from the President and Vice-President on behalf of all the Bishops of the Conference


Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,


In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, so many aspects of our lives must change. This includes the ways in which we publicly express our faith.  It is very clear that, following official advice and in order to keep each other safe, save lives and support the NHS, at this time we must not gather for public acts of worship in our churches.  This will begin from Friday evening, 20th March 2020, until further notice.


Our churches will remain open.  They are not closing.  They will be a focal point of prayer, where you will find solace and strength.  In visiting our churches at this time, we will observe with great care the practices of hygiene and the guidance on social distancing.


However, the celebration of Mass, Sunday by Sunday and day by day, will take place without a public congregation. 


Knowing that the Mass is being celebrated; joining in spiritually in that celebration; watching the live-streaming of the Mass; following its prayers at home; making an act of spiritual communion: this is how we share in the Sacrifice of Christ in these days.  These are the ways in which we will sanctify Sunday, and indeed every day.


We want everyone to understand that in these emergency circumstances, and for as long as they last, the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days is removed. This is, without doubt, the teaching of the Church (Catechism of the Catholic Church 2181).  This pandemic is the 'serious reason' why this obligation does not apply at this time.  


You will find more details about the pathway of prayer and sacramental life we are now to take in the accompanying document and on the Bishops’ Conference website ( Your own bishop and parish priest will provide further support, encouragement and information about our way of prayer together in the coming weeks.  


The second vital aspect of these challenging times is our care for each other.  There are so many ways in which we are to do this: being attentive to the needs of our neighbour, especially the elderly and vulnerable; contributing to our local food banks; volunteering for charitable initiatives and organisations; simply keeping in touch by all the means open to us.


During these disturbing and threatening times, the rhythm of the prayer of the Church will continue.  Please play your part in it.  The effort of daily kindness and mutual support for all will continue and increase.  Please play your part in this too. For your commitment to this, we thank you.


'The Lord is my shepherd,
There is nothing I shall want.'


May God bless us all.
Vincent Cardinal Nichols, President
Archbishop Malcolm McMahon OP, Vice-President



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posted 18 Mar 2020, 07:49 by Pauline Cregg   [ updated ]

Prayer During the Period of the Covid-19 Epidemic

Our Lady of Walsingham,

Queen of the Angels and our most gentle Queen and Mother.

We fly to you today as your beloved children.

We ask you to intercede for us with your Son,

as you did at the wedding in Cana.


Pray for us, loving Mother,

and gain for our nation and world,

and for all our families and loved ones,

the protection of your holy angels,

that we may be spared the worst of this illness.


For those already afflicted,

we ask you to obtain the grace of healing and deliverance.

Hear the cries of those who are vulnerable and fearful,

wipe away their tears and help them to trust.


In this time of trial and testing,

teach all of us in the Church to love one another

and to be patient and kind.

Help us to bring the peace of Jesus to our land and to our hearts.


We come to you with confidence,

knowing that you truly are our compassionate mother,

health of the sick and cause of our joy.


Shelter us under the mantle of your protection,

keep us in the embrace of your arms,

help us always to know the love of your Son, Jesus. Amen.


Our Lady, Health of the Sick…

St Raphael, Archangel of healing…

St Bernadine of Siena, Patron of those with Respiratory Problems…

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posted 9 Mar 2020, 09:41 by Pauline Cregg   [ updated ]

Week Beginning Sunday 29th March 2020

Private Masses will be celebrated for the following Intentions:

The People of the Parishes

The Dead, the Sick & the dying all Affected by the Coronavirus

James Corbett

David Krone

Leslie & Nancy Wilson

Holy Souls

Margaret Hewetson

Harold Sampey

Peter Malcolm Brookes

NB No Masses are celebrated on Good Friday or Holy Saturday – except for the Vigil.



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