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
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:
Christ the Prince of Peace, Weybridge
Our Lady and St Peter, Leatherhead
St Erconwald’s, Walton on Thames
St Dunstan’s, Woking
Sacred Heart, Caterham Mass (live and recorded), Adoration and the Rosary.
Sacred Heart, Hove
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.
Online directory of churches in England and Wales streaming Catholic Mass live online.
Heavens Road Catholic Online Radio broadcasts 24/7 prayers, reflections and music and over 250 live Masses a week.
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
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