This page provides new information coming from the Parish, Diocese or Bishops' Conference and also the requests for prayers which usually appear in our weekly newsletter.
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Please note: as of Tuesday 24th March, both our churches will remain closed.
While the churches are closed Fr Henry will say daily Mass privately for all parishioners.
Sunday 31st May is Pentecost and marks the end of Eastertide. We then start the 9th week in Ordinary Time.
Fr Henry's Homily for Pentecost: follow this link
Mass for the Sick and their Families, NHS Front-Line workers and those working in Social Care: This Mass will be offered by one of the Bishops of England and Wales each Thursday at 7pm. The original timetable has been extended until 9th July. The Masses will be live streamed via the various cathedral websites and the CBCEW website. Details and timetable here.
Bishop Alan recommends a series of talks on the Acts of the Apostles. 'The whole of the Acts of the Apostles has been read during the Easter Season at the daily Mass. It is from Scriptures such as these, which point to the priorities of Christian faith lived in the world, that we can invigorate our faith as we go forward from Pentecost to face new problems for the world and for the Church.' The talks are by Fr Adrian Graffey and can be found by following this link.
Praying with other Christians: At the World Day of Prayer service on March 6th, we committed to praying together for the coming year, using a calendar produced for the purpose. We cannot meet under the present circumstances and so the reading and prayer for each month appear below.
Reading for June: Luke 12:27 'Look how the wild flowers grow, they don't work or make clothes for themselves. But I tell you that not even king Solomon with all his wealth had clothes as beautiful as one of these'.
Prayer for June: Gracious God, we get carried away with the pace of life around us. Help us to pause and look at this wonderful world which you created: to remember that if you created such minute detail in nature, what more care you will give to those who love you.
Please pray for those who are sick, especially: Dennis Barter, Madeleine Coughlan, Anne Lindley, Hanne MacMahon, Stuart McPherson, Janice Moseley, Hugh Mullarkey, Sharon Parkin, Helen Seaman, Nicky Sugden and Anthony Walsh.
Please pray for the repose of the souls of those whose anniversaries occur about now including: Joseph Sturman, George Maiden, Sarah Gathercole, Germaine Van Maele, Paul Brunt, Canon John Mossey, Nicholas Jackson and Doreen Hole.
The Pope's Prayer Intention for June: May all those who suffer find their calling in life and allow themselves to be touched by the heart of Jesus.