Stay at Home, Pray at Home – Covid-19 ResourcesFriday 22nd May 2020
At the moment, following a suspension of public worship and church closures due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are unable to gather to celebrate our faith as we usually would.
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 on how we can continue to live out our faith and build a Church at home, which you can watch below. More videos from Bishop John to help to guide us through this time are available on our YouTube channel.
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. You can find the prayers for this week 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.
Each Sunday at 11am Bishop John is celebrating Mass at Salford Cathedral which you can watch using the ChurchServices.tv link 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 RTE Radio. RTE Radio can be heard on Long Wave 252.
Each week, a children’s liturgy video and activity sheet will be uploaded to the Salford Cathedral website, which you can find here.
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
“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.”
Jesus said: “And know that I am with you always; yes, to the end of time.”
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