HOLY MASS AT 10AM EACH DAY
AND SATURDAY EVENING AT 6PM.
- THE CHURCH WILL BE OPENED AT 9am EACH DAY (AND 5.30pm ON SATURDAY EVENING)
AND CLOSED IMMEDIATELY AFTER MASS.
- MAXIMUM OF 30 PEOPLE ALLOWED
- PLEASE SANITISE YOUR HANDS ON ENTERING AND LEAVING.
- PLEASE SANITISE YOUR HANDS
BEFORE AND AFTER LIGHTING A CANDLE.
- PLEASE DO NOT TOUCH THE STATUES.
- PLEASE KEEP AT LEAST 2M
FROM ANYONE ELSE UNLESS YOU ARE A FAMILY.
- ENTRANCE TO THE SACRISTY IS FORBIDDEN
Individuals aged 70 years and over attending Mass
Certain groups of people may be at increased risk of severe disease from COVID-19, including people who are aged 70 or older, regardless of medical conditions. Those who fall within this group are advised to stay at home as much as possible and, if they do go out, to take particular care to minimise contact with others outside of their household.
If you can, please try and book a place for Mass – go to the Events tab on the left hand side of this page – so that we have the data for Track and Trace. It will be help securely under Diocesan GDPR regulations. We have tried to make the Church as safe and secure as possible but it is clear, though, that while we do the best we can to ensure that our churches are safe it cannot be done alone. The behaviour of our parishioners is also crucial. We need to remind all parishioners to be vigilant about their actions such that all are safe and our Churches remain safe and can remain open. From Saturday August 8th you must wear a face covering at Mass
Our Lady of Dolours, pray for us.
St Joseph, pray for us.
Blessed Dominic Barberi, pray for us.
Please observe social distancing rules whilst in the church, and if you are feeling unwell, please stay at home.
Our financial reserves are diminishing. With no Sunday Mass collections, your giving matters now more than ever. Please help us by making a donation to the Parish so that when we can fully open again we can do so with confidence. Details of how to donate are here.
Or you can make a donation here
August is the month dedicated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. During World War II, when the world was in turmoil, Pope Pius XII responded to the requests of Our Lady of Fatima and consecrated the world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on October 31, 1942.
When the war continued, Pius XII again turned to the Immaculate Heart and he established the feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, that by her intercession may be obtained “peace among nations, freedom for the Church, the conversion of sinners, the love of purity and the practice of virtue.”
Through the following prayers, which help to deepen our devotion to her Immaculate Heart, we can join the Mother of God in drawing closer to Christ.
This Act of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary illustrates perfectly the Marian doctrine of the Catholic Church: We do not worship Mary or place her above Christ, but we come to Christ through Mary, as Christ came to us through her.
In Honour of the Immaculate Heart:
O heart of Mary, mother of God, and our mother; heart most worthy of love, in which the adorable Trinity is ever well-pleased, worthy of the veneration and love of all the angels and of all men; heart most like to the Heart of Jesus, of which thou art the perfect image; heart, full of goodness, ever compassionate toward our miseries; deign to melt our icy hearts and grant that they may be wholly changed into the likeness of the Heart of Jesus, our divine Saviour. Pour into them the love of thy virtues, enkindle in them that divine fire with which thou thyself dost ever burn. In thee let Holy Church find a safe shelter; protect her and be her dearest refuge, her tower of strength, impregnable against every assault of her enemies. Be thou the way which leads to Jesus, and the channel, through which we receive all the graces needful for our salvation. Be our refuge in time of trouble, our solace in the midst of trial, our strength against temptation, our haven in persecution, our present help in every danger and especially at the hour of death, when all hell shall let loose against us its legions to snatch away our souls, at that dread moment, that hour so full of fear, whereon our eternity depends. Ah, then most tender virgin, make us to feel the sweetness of thy motherly heart, and the might of thine intercession with Jesus, and open to us a safe refuge in that very fountain of mercy, whence we may come to praise Him with thee in paradise, world without end. Amen
Be well. Stay safe! God Bless. Our Lady of Dolours, pray for us!
You can make a Spiritual Communion not just during the Mass but at any time during the day and unite yourself and those you love with Our Blessed Lord:
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.
(and then make your intention …)
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