Updated: 28 March 2020

 

Our Archbishop, Cardinal Vincent Nichols, published a statement on the 24th of March saying that following on from the Prime Minister’s message on Monday 23rd March, churches in the Diocese of Westminster are to close with immediate effect and to remain closed until further notice. “As our churches have to remain closed” he says, “let’s open our hearts even wider. As the Psalms say ‘Grow higher ancient doors and let the King of Glory enter.’ These are the doors of our hearts. God knows well how to fill our lives. We must open our hearts in prayer and silent welcome.

For the full statement, click on the tab “Advice on Coronavirus” For faith resources in this time click “Online Mass Schedule” and “Resources during Mass Suspension”. You can find Wednesday Word on line as well.

 

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THE BLESSED SACRAMENT CATHOLIC CHURCH
Copenhagen Street

Email: copenhagenstreet@rcdow.org.uk
Tel: 020 7226 3277

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)
Dear Parishioners,
In response to  the  Coronavirus  pandemic,  so  many  aspects  of  our  lives  must  change. Following  official  advice  and  in  order  to  keep  each  other  safe,  save  lives  and  support  the  NHS,  at  this  time our Bishops have directed that we must  not  gather  for  public  acts  of  worship  in  our  churches. This will take effect from Friday evening, 20th March 2020, until further notice.
Our  church  will  remain  open for a few hours each Sunday.    It is not closing. In visiting the church at this time, please  observe  with  great  care  the  practices  of  hygiene  and  the  guidance  on  social  distancing. However, the celebration of one Mass here, Sunday by Sunday, will take place without a public congregation.
The second vital aspect of these challenging times is our care for each other.  There are many ways in which we can do this: being attentive to the needs of our neighbour, especially   those who are elderly   and   vulnerable;   contributing   to   our  food   bank;   volunteering for charitable initiatives and organisations; simply keeping in touch by all the means open to us.
The Cardinal has written a letter to us all about these unprecedented times – there are copies on the table by the door. There is also a list of parishes in the Diocese where Mass is livestreamed on the internet. That list is on the table as well.
Let us continue to pray for each other, for those who are sick, those caring for them in the NHS, and all those working hard to find remedies and a vaccine for the virus.

May God bless us all!
Fr Séamus
Parish Priest

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You will find us off the west side of Caledonian Road, half a mile north of Kings Cross Station, beside 157 Copenhagen Street, N1 0SR.

Our Postal Address is Blessed Sacrament Church, c/o 39 Duncan Terrace N1 8AL

The telephone number is 0207 226 3277 (This is the office at St. John the Evangelist Parish, Islington)

Our email address is copenhagenstreet@rcdow.org.uk.

We’re keen to hear from you, so please feel free to contact us!

Clergy:

Mgr. Seamus O’Boyle – Parish Priest,
Fr. Allan Alvarado Gil,
Fr. Larry Milby
(Clergy also serve St. John the Evangelist Parish and are resident at 39 Duncan Terrace N1 8AL. Tel: 020 7226 3277)

Religious:

School Sisters of Notre Dame,
Sister Miriam Bruder (Pastoral Assistant Email: ssnd27@yahoo.co.uk; Tel: 020 7837 8378)
Sister Paulette Tomlinson