Coronavirus

Our Seminarian, Joseph Meigh, will be updating this page as much as possible with the latest information, so please keep checking back – and please subscribe to our mailing list below.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS

Hopefully the ‘Stations of the Cross’ is one of those devotions which can easily be done from home. But just in case you’re missing your ‘other home’, we’ve uploaded the Stations from Corpus Christi and Our Lady of Lourdes on our new Stations of the Cross page! What’s more, we’ve even got a video of Canon Tom leading us in the devotion…

 

LIVE STREAMS OF LIVING WATERS

If you look at the menu at the top, you’ll notice a new page for ‘Live Streams‘. We’re still working on one for Corpus Christi, but St Joseph’s have theirs up and running with daily Mass (in Polish) & Adoration at 9am with Fr Wiesław Garbacz.

In the meantime, here’s a video made by Joseph Meigh, in preparation for the Rededication of England as Mary’s Dowry this Sunday:

KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON PRAYING

Very sadly, due to the public health situation, the churches have had to be temporarily closed.

As of Tuesday 24th March, this means the church doors will have to be locked at all times, as part of the effort to avoid any possibility of spreading the virus from one person to another.

SACRAMENTS According to the bishops’ guidelines, there are to be no gatherings whatsoever, which sadly will include First Holy Communions, Baptisms, and Marriages. Funerals will have to be held at the graveside or crematorium, with a Memorial Mass organised for as soon as possible once congregations are able to gather together again.

NO PUBLIC MASSES On the 18th March 2020, the Bishops of England & Wales have made the painful decision that it is currently unsafe to gather for public acts of worship, and therefore there will be no public Masses until further notice. Click here to read the letter from Cardinal Nichols. Please note that Catholics are NOT under obligation to attend Sunday Mass whilst these measures are in force.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION PROGRAMME Please click here for a message from Alan Malone.

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WATCH MASS ONLINE

Canon Tom will continue to offer Mass in private. We hope to be able to ‘live stream’ it soon!  In the meantime, there are many places where you can watch Mass online, such as…
• Clifton Cathedral – Daily Mass at 9.30am
• Nailsea & Portishead – Daily Mass at 12 noon with Fr Tom Dubois
• Walsingham – Daily Mass at 12 noon
St Joseph’s, Weston – Daily Mass (in Polish) & Adoration at 9am

Alternatively, there are websites which compile a timetable of Masses streamed from around the world – with Masses departing more regularly than trains out of Temple Meads!
• ChurchServicesTV
• Mass-Online.org

You can also get live Catholic TV and Radio from EWTN UK, which shows:
• 6am Pope Francis’ Private Mass from Santa Marta
• 12 noon Daily Mass
• 11pm Late Night Mass

JOIN IN AT HOME

WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU CAN’T GET TO MASS Click here to view the article from the CTS. This includes prayers for making a ‘spiritual communion’ (also reproduced on our newsletter).

FOLLOW THE DAILY MASS READINGS This is a very good way to participate in the life of the Church even when unable to get to Mass. For phones, try the free Magnificat App. On computers, try Universalis.com.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS Join in with pictures – and even a video with Canon Tom – of the Stations of the Cross from Weston churches – see our Stations of the Cross page!

There are loads of Catholic resources currently going free, which I’ll be adding here over the next few days, and also flagging up on our email newsletter (did I mention that you can sign up to our email newsletter?)