Coronavirus Prayer

All public Masses have been suspended until further notice.
However, Fr. Denis and Fr. Joseph will continue
to offer Masses but they will be in private.
Parishioners are also asked to join in prayer
at this time.

Recordings of Sunday Mass and Feast Days are available on the
parish YouTube Channel:

5th Sunday of Lent 29th March 2020



During this period of curtailment of Church Services, you may find support from the following.

PRAYERS FOR AN END TO THE SPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS:



O Mary, you shine continuously on our journey 
as a sign of salvation and hope.
We entrust ourselves to you, 
Health of the Sick.

At the foot of the Cross 
you participated in Jesus’ pain,
with steadfast faith.

You know what we need.
We are certain that you will provide, 
so that, as you did at Cana of Galilee,
joy and feasting might return 
after this moment of trial.

Help us, Mother of Divine Love,
to conform ourselves to the Father’s will
and to do what Jesus tells us:
He who took our sufferings upon Himself, 
and bore our sorrows to bring us,
through the Cross, 
to the joy of the Resurrection. Amen.

We seek refuge under your protection, 
O Holy Mother of God.
Do not despise our pleas 
we who are put to the test 
and deliver us from every danger, 
O glorious and blessed Virgin.

(Prayer composed by Pope Francis meditating 
on the Painting of Mary called "Salus Populi Romani" 
(Salvation of the Roman People). 
In 593AD, the Icon was carried through Rome 
by Pope Gregory I in a procession of prayer 
praying for an end to the Black Plague)


The Breastplate of St. Patrick:



Christ with me,
Christ before me,
Christ behind me,
Christ in me,
Christ beneath me,
Christ above me,
Christ on my right,
Christ on my left,
Christ when I lie down,
Christ when I sit down,
Christ when I arise,
Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me,
Christ in every eye that sees me,
Christ in every ear that hears me.

Domini est salus, Domini est salus,
Christi est salus
salus tua, Domine,
sit semper nobiscum.

(Lorica of St. Patrick)

For those who cannot receive communion,
a beautiful tradition in the Church is to make a Spiritual Communion ... using these words:

My Jesus,
I believe that you are present 
in the most Blessed Sacrament.
I love you above all things 
and I desire to receive you into my soul.
Since I cannot now receive you sacramentally,
come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace you 
as if you were already there,
and unite myself wholly to you.
Never permit me to be separated from you. 
Amen. 



DAILY AND SUNDAY MASS READINGS:
you can follow this link to view the Daily Mass Readings.


LIVE STREAMING OF SUNDAY AND DAILY MASS:
(Note that some cameras are only operational while Mass is being celebrated).



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