Our churches are now open for Sunday Mass at the usual times. There are many changes, to ensure that the risk of virus transmission is reduced as far as possible. Please read this document before coming to Mass so that you know what to expect. The Archbishops of England have written this letter about returning to Mass.
Sunday July 12th is the Fifteenth Sunday of the year.
Fr Henry's Homily for the Fifteenth Sunday of the Year follow this link.
SPUC has requested that the Government make available vaccines which are not made using cell lines originally derived from the tissue of aborted unborn children. See details and the text of the letter here.
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 July: Isaiah 44:3,4 'for I will pour out water on the thirsty land and streams on the dry ground. I will pour out my spirit on your offspring and my blessing on your descendants'.
Prayer for July: Lord, we pray that all may receive water in the dry lands and thank you for the free life-giving water offered by Jesus, our Lord, to everyone.
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: Thomas Rhodes, George Page, Arthur Davis, William Daler, Terence Martin Cross, Mirazyslaus Jan Byrezek, Stanley Nuttall, Frederica Glenn, Mary Easton, Marjory Darby, Christopher Handley, Gabrielle Simms-Adams and Lilian Haseman.
The Pope's Prayer Intention for July: May today's families be accompanied with love, respect and guidance.