Coronavirus – Live Streaming Mass and Services

Letter from Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster suspending public worship in response to the spread of the coronavirus, March 18th 2020

“In response to the coronavirus pandemic, so many aspects of our lives must change. This includes the ways in which we publicly express our faith.

It is very clear that, following official advice and in order to keep each other safe, save lives and support the NHS, at this time we must not gather for public acts of worship in our churches. Continue reading

Preparing to Participate in a Live Stream Mass at Home

Bishop Richard writes “With the number of people within the family of our Diocese compelled to self-isolate many will value the possibility of watching live streamed Masses online. A number of parishes in our Diocese are live streaming Mass and other services online, allowing our many congregations to continue participating in the spiritual life of the Church during this time.” They include:

Bognor Catholic Parish

Camberley & Bagshot

Christ the Prince of Peace, Weybridge

The Catholic Parish of Cranleigh and Bramley

Holy Angels, Ash

Holy Cross, Heathfield

Horsham & West Grinstead

Our Lady and St Peter, Leatherhead

St Erconwald’s, Walton on Thames

St Dunstan’s, Woking

St Mary of the Angels, Worthing You can access an online Mass responses sheet here

Sacred Heart, Caterham Mass (live and recorded), Adoration and the Rosary.

Sacred Heart, Hove

St Paul’s, Haywards Heath will be streaming via Facebook, their page can be accessed here.

Below are some further links to live streaming Mass and Services websites where you can participate in the liturgy, reflect on the daily Gospel reading, pray the Rosary and follow the Divine Office readings. The sites cover the UK, Ireland and North America.

Church Services TV

Daily TV Mass

Daily Holy Mass Online

MCN Media TV 

Heavens Road Catholic Online Radio broadcasts 24/7 prayers, reflections and music and over 250 live Masses a week.

The Shrine of Our Lady at Walsingham offers a 12 noon online Pilgrim Mass each day, a selection of previously recorded services and a prayer request facility.

Listen to the day’s Mass readings and hear a priest give a homily on Lent in Isolation.

Meditate on the Mass readings using Lectio Divina

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference has issued a help to prayer when Mass cannot be celebrated publicly.

Act of Spiritual Communion

My Jesus, I believe that You
are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment 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

Universalis Divine Office 

Live streaming from Ampleforth Abbey: listen to the Offices of Lauds (Weekdays 7.30am, Sundays 8.00am), Conventual Mass (Weekdays 8:45am, Sundays 10:00am), Prayers during the day (1:00pm), Vespers (Weekdays 6.00pm, Sundays 6.20pm) and Compline (Daily 8.15pm) live from the Abbey Church