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.
THE BLESSED SACRAMENT CATHOLIC CHURCH
Tel: 020 7226 3277
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’re keen to hear from you, so please feel free to contact us!
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)
School Sisters of Notre Dame,
Sister Miriam Bruder (Pastoral Assistant Email: email@example.com; Tel: 020 7837 8378)
Sister Paulette Tomlinson