Saturday 16 January 2021

Masses Second Sunday of the Year

First Reading this Sunday, Samuel 3:19

Just to confirm that St Catherine's remains open for Mass. Many people are still shielding, either for their own protection or those they are caring for. We unite ourselves in prayer with all the parish at each Mass. Even if you cannot attend the Holy Sacrifice in person, to know that the Sacramental Presence of the Lord  descends in God's House here in our locality is a blessing in itself. The beating heart of our community, whether we are present or not. I'm sure we all long for the time when everyone can once again be physically close to that heart - together with our brothers and sisters at Mass. It's a reflection that in more ordinary times, every Catholic missing from Sunday Mass is a loss to their brothers and sisters gathered in the Presence of the Lord.

This week sees the feast of St Sebastian (on Wednesday), traditionally a great intercessor for times of plague.

A Prayer to Combat the Coronavirus Pandemic: 

Most Merciful and Triune God, We come to You in our weakness. We come to You in our fear. We come to You with trust. For You alone are our hope. We place before You the disease present in our world. We turn to You in our time of need. Bring wisdom to doctors. Give understanding to scientists. Endow caregivers with compassion and generosity. Bring healing to those who are ill. 

Protect those who are most at risk. Give comfort to those who have lost a loved one. Welcome those who have died into Your Eternal Home. Stabilize our communities. Unite us in our compassion. Remove all fear from our hearts. Fill us with confidence in Your care. 

Hear us, O God, our Saviour, and by the prayers of glorious Mary, Mother of God, and ever-Virgin, of St. Sebastian, your martyr, and of all the saints, deliver your people from the present affliction, and in your bounty let them feel certain of your mercy. Amen.

Lord, mercifully heed our supplications, and heal our infirmities of body and soul; so that knowing your forgiveness we may ever rejoice in your blessing.




Monday 9.30am

Tuesday 12 noon (EF)

Wednesday 9.30am

Thursday 7pm Novena & Benediction

Friday 9.30am

Saturday 12 noon (EF) 

Confessions between 11.30am & 11.50am

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you Father for all you do, God bless