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Upcoming Church Events

Public Holy Mass 6th July – Important

HOLY MASSES  I am pleased to say that we are now permitted to open the church again for Sunday and weekday Masses.  This is good news!  Masses will resume from Sunday 6th July at the ‘usual’ times (8:30am,  10:30am and 5:30pm).

Please bear in mind the following if you intend to come to Mass:

  • Follow the guidance of the stewards for one-way entrance/exit through the church
  • Be sure to use the hand sanitiser provided on entering and leaving
  • DO NOT come to Mass if you have flu-like symptoms
  • Please be sure to sit 2 metres apart, except where you are with people from one household
  • Holy Communion will be distributed in one kind only, on the hand.  The priest will explain the procedure to you at the appropriate time.

The Sunday Obligation remains suspended, so there is no sin in not attending Sunday Mass.  Please, therefore, think about spreading out your Mass attendance to allow the largest number of people to be accommodated within the social distancing arrangements.

You are, of course, free to bring Gloves and Masks to Mass and use them if you feel it is safer.  Each person will be respected for the decisions that they make in this matter.  However, it would not be appropriate to receive Holy Communion while wearing gloves.

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Opening of the Church for Private Prayer

We expect to be open from today (Sunday), 28th June, from 11.30 am until 2.30pm and, thereafter, on Sundays (11.30am – 2.30pm) and Wednesdays (4.00pm – 7.00pm).

Please continue to check the newsletter and the website for updates.

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Church Open for Private Prayer

It is expected that the church will be open for private prayer on Sunday 28th June from 11.30am to 2.30pm. Please note there will be some restrictions upon access, such as a one-way system and the need to wash and sanitise hands. These will be communicated closer to the time.

 

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Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

online adorationThe customary Holy Hour in the parish will resume on Monday 18th May at 9.00am. It will take place on the Blessed Sacrament Altar so that it can be live-streamed.

You are welcome to join us (virtually) if you so choose.

Let’s keep praying!

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Wednesday Masses

catholic mass onlinePlease note that, until life returns to normal, the Wednesday Mass, like all other weekday Masses, will be celebrated (and live-streamed) at 10.00am (rather than in the evening).

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Easter Monday Online Prayer Group

We are in lock down and unable to go to church and in these dark time there is a great need for prayer. This Easter, despite COVID19, we can still pray together as a group in the power of our resurrected Lord Jesus Christ and with His Holy Spirit. All you need is a phone, a tablet, a laptop of any kind and a little preparation beforehand. Full details on to how to prepare and connect can be found here The Way Prayer Group Continues Online Through COVID19.  The online prayer meeting is on Easter Monday at 8pm until approx. 9:15pm – please do join in and pray with us.

Please note that we have changed the teleconference provider and will now be using WebEx – details here: https://meetingsemea4.webex.com/meetingsemea4/j.php?MTID=m3d112b3dbf0eaedb034f1820b7364424

If you already have the FreeConference.com app you can join the group directly by clicking on this link: https://hello.freeconference.com/conf/call/1262952.

Please also download the worship song book so you can sing along: The Way Worship Song Book.

 

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Holy Week and Easter Online Services

Holy Week

Online Mass will be celebrated at the following times through Holy Week and for Easter 2020. Remember in line with the directive from the Catholic Church of England and Wales these services will be without a congregation and only streamed live. Please access using our Watch Mass Live page. All times are GMT/BST.

  • HOLY THURSDAY: 7.30pm (Mass)
  • GOOD FRIDAY: 3.00pm (Solemn Liturgy)
  • EASTER EVE (Saturday): 8.30pm (Mass)
  • EASTER DAY (Sunday) 10:30am (Mass)
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Holy Week – The Way Online Prayer Group

We proved in our first online prayer meet that praying together online while in isolation is possible!

When we come together in prayer and in worship the Holy Spirit annoints us. We can pray in the power of the Holy Spirit online together for our neighbours, friends, family and anyone who is in need. There are so many in need and, in faith, our prayers for them are always heard. Prayer is a vital weapon in this battle that we find ourselves in.

We next meet online on Monday in Holy Week, 6th April at 8pm GMT/BST.

 

All are welcome. All you need is a computer, mobile device, tablet or even a land land phone. Full details and the access numbers are here: https://www.stmaryoftheangels.org.uk/the-way-prayer-group-goes-digital-for-covid19/

Distance is no object, come and join in and let’s pray together.

Charismatic Prayer Group

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Confessions During COVID19 Closure

Confessions are available at the following times (but ONLY in the confession box, please) at St Mary of the Angels:

  • Wednesday 25th March: 6.30pm – 7.20pm
  • Saturday 28th March: 10.40am – 11.15am
  • Wednesday 1st April: 6.50pm – 7.20pm
  • Saturday 4th April: 10.40am – 11.15am
  • Monday 6th April, Tuesday 7th April:  10.40am – 11.15am
  • Wednesday 8th April: 6.30pm – 7.20pm
  • Thursday 9th April (Holy Thursday): 10.30am – 11.30am
  • Friday 10th April (Good Friday): 10.30am – 11.30am
  • Saturday 11th April (Holy Saturday): 10.30am – 11.30am
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Parish Coffee Morning

The next Coffee Morning and Bring & Buy in aid of Easter flowers is on Friday 6th March, in the Lady Chapel, after the 10.00am Mass. We need raffle prizes and saleable items, please. These can be left in the shop.

See you there! Please support us.

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