Stay at Home, Pray at Home – Covid-19 Resources

Thursday 5th November 2020

Following the new restrictions voted in by Parliament on 4th November, we must once again face the prospect of being unable to attend public worship. While churches may open for private worship, public Mass is not permitted. The Sunday obligation continues to be lifted until everyone can gather safely. You can read Bishop John’s response to this here.

This does not mean that our faith has to be put on hold. We encourage you to take part in Spiritual Communion, and we have compiled a list of resources which you may find useful in helping you to stay at home and pray at home.

Bishop John has also created a video series on how we can continue to live out our faith and build a Church at home. You can find all of the videos by clicking here

Private Prayer

Please contact your local parish directly to see what times they are open for Private Prayer.

Prayer & Lord’s Day at Home

Each week we are sharing the Lord’s Day at Home sheet, which allows you to follow along with the prayers of livestreamed Mass from your home. This will be updated each Wednesday for the following Sunday. You can find this week’s Lords Day at Home here.

Our Hope in the Future resources are still available and offer opportunity to help you reflect on your faith during this period. Find out more by clicking here.

The Liturgical Office have produced Prayers to be used in times of sickness/flu which can be found here. This document contains general prayers for health and also a note about Spiritual Communion and praying during Self-Isolation.

Fr Paul Daly is sharing reflections on the Directory of Catechesis which you can view each week by clicking here.

Livestreaming

Masses from Salford Cathedral continue to be livestreamed. You can view the schedule by clicking the tab below.

We are regularly updating a list of Masses which will be livestreamed in our diocese. You can find this list by clicking here.

If you require a Mass which is signed, Fr Jim Clarke will be streaming a signed Mass each Sunday at 11.30am which you can access on the parish website page by clicking the livestreaming tab.

For those who are not able to access the internet, you can listen to Mass on RTE Radio. RTE Radio can be heard on Long Wave 252.

For Families

The diocesan youth team have created a Guide to Stations of the Cross for families and a Guide to the Holy Mass which you may find useful.

Each week, a children’s liturgy video and activity sheet will be uploaded to the Salford Cathedral website, which you can find here. 

The diocesan youth team share the One Minute Word, a weekly one-minute reflection, on Instagram.

What can you do to help? 

If you are interested in volunteering or helping reach out to those most vulnerable, Caritas Salford is helping respond to the crisis. Found out how to get involved by visiting their website

This continues to be a rapidly evolving situation. Latest updates and government guidelines can be found on the Gov.uk website


Matthew 6:6
“But when you pray, go to your private room and, when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in that secret place, and your Father who sees all that is done in secret will reward you.”

Matthew 28:20
Jesus said: “And know that I am with you always; yes, to the end of time.”

 

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