During these exceptional times

HAPPY EASTERTIME

Mass times have returned to normal:

Sunday: 9.00 am and 11.00 am.
There is a Mass according to the Syro-Malabar Rite celebrated in Malayalam at 5.00 on Sunday evenings
(There is a Mass in the Cathedral on Sunday evenings at 5.15 pm)

Alpha starts this Tuesday

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Alpha will start on April 26th. Please see the Newsletter for more details, or watch this space.

Prayers for Ukraine:

As well as the daily prayer for Ukraine, the Pope will consecrate Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on Friday at 5.00 pm (Rome time). He requests that all the faithful join with him at the same time (4.00 pm UK time). The Rosary will be said in Church; come if you can, or pray at home. Please use this prayer, which is said in Church at every Mass.

O God, author and lover of peace,
to know you is to live,
to serve you is to reign.
defend against every attack
those who cry to you
so that we, who trust in your protection,
may not fear the weapons of any foe.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ,
who lives and reigns for ever and ever.
Amen

For Weekday Mass times, see the Newsletter

This is the opening prayer of the special Mass “In time of pandemic”. Please make this prayer your own:

Almighty and eternal God,
our refuge in every danger,
to whom we turn in our distress;
in faith we pray
look with compassion on the afflicted,
grant eternal rest to the dead, (here name any known to you)
comfort to mourners, (Again, think of any you know)
healing to the sick, (Pray for those whose names are in our Newsletter as well as any you know)
peace to the dying, (Pray for those in hospital and any others)
strength to healthcare workers, (Pray especially for those in our town)
wisdom to our leaders (Pray for our government and for local government)
and the courage to reach out to all in love, (Pray for all who are volunteering)
so that together we may give glory to your holy name.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God, for ever and ever.
Amen

Technology can be something of a ‘black art’, and it is not always a simple process to get the recording of Mass and other recordings onto the website! Sometimes it can take quite a long time to get the video into a form that is suitable for the internet. We do always try to put Mass on the parish Facebook page. On this site the recordings of Mass are on the “VIDEOS” page.

If you are unable to get to church, please pray in union with the Church in your own home and make an act of Spiritual Communion. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is now available while the church is open, but please email to Fr Andrew to arrange a time (priest@stgregory.org.uk)

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is on Thursday mornings from 9.00 am to 10.00 am.

Please look out for neighbours and friends who may be in need of help, for example in shopping, and if you need help yourself, please contact the parish by email.

Donations for the Hope Centre may be made on their just giving page:
www.justgiving.com/campaign/helphope , and donations for CAFOD may be put in a clearly marked envelope and put in the CAFOD money box near the office door whenever the church is open.

Please continue to pray for a speedy end to the present crisis, and for all who are infected or affected by coronavirus.