Virtual Masses and worships
WEEKLY MASS FOR CAREWORKERS
The Bishops of England and Wales are taking it in turns to celebrate a Weekly Mass for the NHS and care workers in their own Cathedral. On Thursday 28th May at 7:00pm Bishop Terence Drainey will celebrate Mass at St Mary’s Cathedral, Middlesbrough. YouTube Link here.
You can also find out more about St Mary’s Cathedral, Middlesbrough here.
Weekly Liturgy with Dan and Emily from One Life Music - This will be a weekly event. It is such a wonderful way to bring us together as a community of prayer and I am sure that we will all be strengthened by it.
This weeks time of prayer focuses on Pentecost and the gift of the Holy Spirit. Fr Michael asks us what our super power is and reminds us of the gift and the power of the Holy Spirit.
KENELM YOUTH TRUST - HOW TO PRAY
Kenelm Youth Trust is starting a video series called “How to Pray” every Tuesday. They will be releasing a video that focuses on a particular prayer or form of prayer. Throughout May they will be releasing videos of Hail Mary and the Rosary amongst others.
Each, released at midday on Tuesday on all of their social media channels and on YouTube. Live Stream Link
This week's focus: The Divine Mercy Chaplet
KENELM YOUTH TRUST - WEDNESDAYS AT 11AM
A weekly livestream on YouTube and Facebook starting next Wednesday at 11am. “Wednesday Worship” will be a lively opportunity to be led in learning some new songs, and a creative prayer experience. We hope this is something you can make use of at home and enjoy together.
We have gathered together some of the parishes in the Diocese, which live stream their Masses, so you can still access a Mass even if not in person.
Please click on the links below, which will show you which parishes are live streaming and when their Mass times are:
- ST CHADS CATHEDRAL, BIRMINGHAM LIVE STREAMING
- SAINT AMBROSE BARLOW, BIRMINGHAM
- OUR LADY OF LOURDES CHURCH, BIRMINGHAM
- ST GEORGE AND ST TERESA CHURCH (DORRIDGE)
- OUR LADY AND ST BRIGID'S CHURCH, NORTHFIELD
The Catholic Children’s Society in collaboration with the World Community for Christian Meditation have a YouTube channel. New meditations are posted every Monday, Wednesday and Friday for children and every Thursday for young people. Link here.
NOVENA TO THE HOLY SPIRIT
We encourage our school communities wherever they may be to say a Novena starting tomorrow and leading up to the celebration of Pentecost: the birthday of the Church.
'Traditionally, this prayer begins on Thursday nine days, hence “novena” before the Feast of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost.' This period of nine days commemorates the time Mary and the disciples of Jesus spent in prayer after the Ascension and before the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. 'Please join in the Prayer to the Holy Spirit each day as we ask for the healing and renewal of our world at this time.'
Introduction To The Online Pilgrimage - Live at 5pm Thursday 21 May 2020
VIRTUAL LOURDES PILGRIMAGE
The Annual Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes takes place next week. You can find out more here https://www.birminghamdiocese.org.uk/lourdes-pilgrimage
Each day will feature a live streamed Mass from a different location, a live streamed liturgy and then a pre recorded collaborative Marian procession. Alongside the daily schedule, video reflections will be published, reflecting on our time in Lourdes. The programme will be updated with links on the website above closer to the start of the pilgrimage, and you will be able to download a liturgy booklet to accompany you.
Sunday 24 May
- 3pm: Archbishop Bernard Celebrates the Opening Mass from St Chad's Cathedral
- 8pm: Virtual Marian Procession (Glorious mysteries)
Monday 25 May
- 10am: Mass from Middlesborough with Bishop Terry Drainey
- 5pm: Livestreamed Zoom liturgy: Service of Healing and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament with Fr Tony Rohan
- 8pm: Virtual Marian Procession (Joyful mysteries)
Tuesday 26 May
- 10am: Mass Our Lady and St Brigid, Northfield with Fr Cecil Rogerson
- 5pm: Livestreamed Zoom liturgy: Stations of the Cross with Fr Craig Szmidt
- 8pm: Virtual Marian Procession (Sorrowful mysteries)
Wednesday 27 May
- 10am: Youth Mass from St John the Baptist, Alton with Fr Paul Whieldon
- 8pm: Virtual Lourdes Concert with CJM Music
Thursday 28 May
- 9.30am: Mass from Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, Bulkington with Fr Michael Gamble
- 5pm: Zoom liturgy: Reconciliation with Mgr Tim Menezes
- 8pm: Virtual Marian Procession (Luminous mysteries)
Friday 29 May
- 9.30am: The Rosary, followed by:
- 9.50am: Thanksgiving Mass from Our Lady of Lourdes Yardley with Canon Sean Grady
- 5pm: Zoom liturgy: Thanksgiving with Bishop David McGough
Act of Trust in Mary (Family of Our Lady of Lourdes)
Blessed be God, our Father
Prayer of consecration to Mary
I Choose You Today, Mary, in the presence of the angels and saints of heaven, for my Mother and Queen.
I consecrate to you, in obedience and love, all that I am, all that I have, and all the good that I may do, putting myself and all that belongs to me entirely at your service, for the greater glory of God and the salvation of souls
Hail Mary (Ave Maria)
Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners,
Hail, holy Queen, Mother of mercy, Hail, our life, our sweetness and our hope. To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve: To thee do we send up our sighs, Mourning and weeping in this vale of tears. Turn then, most gracious Advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us, and after this our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus,
DAILY SINGING SESSIONS
Join in with DAILY SINGING SESSIONS for KS2 - every Monday to Friday at 2pm - as featured on BBC Radio 4!
Weekly KS1 sessions and weekly pop choir for KS3-4.
Led by Diocese of Leeds School Singing Programme expert team of Choral Directors these sessions are packed with great warm-ups, uplifting songs, music curriculum and vocal learning and LOTS of fun. Diocese of Leeds School Singing Programme Youtube Link
Want to see what their daily sessions are about, have a look at their virtual singing session from Monday 4th May.