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Friday 13 March 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

A SPIRITUAL RESPONSE

BLESSED SACRAMENT PROCESSION
SUNDAY, 15 MARCH

King David prayed for the Lord to stop the pestilence, and the angel sheathed his sword at the threshing floor of Arauanah, which later became the site of the Temple.

When plague ravaged Rome in the sixth century, Pope St Gregory the Great held a procession to seek mercy for the sins of the people and to plead for an end to the scourge. Our most important response to the current situation should be to pray.

On Sunday, 15 March, at 4.30pm, there will be a Eucharistic procession through our church, to ask God’s mercy and protection.

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PRAYER AFTER ALL MASSES

At the end of every Mass we shall sing the Marian antiphon for the season (at present the Ave Regina Caelorum), followed by the Collect in time of sickness.

 

KEEPING YOUR SPIRITUAL LIFE GOING

If you are unable to attend Mass or to receive Holy Communion during this time, try to follow the texts of the Mass and to make a spiritual Communion. If possible, try to make private visits to the Blessed Sacrament in the Tabernacle.

 

AN 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.


A PRACTICAL RESPONSE 

GUIDANCE FOR THE CORONAVIRUS 

His Lordship the Bishop has decreed the following:

 

The hymn sheets and newsletters must be taken away with you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Fathers make the following reminders: