Virtual Masses and worships
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:
CHURCHES - lISTEN IN...
The Catholic Children’s Society, in collaboration with the World Community for Christian Meditation, have a YouTube channel. There are a range of meditations for primary school children that your child could experience during your worship time at home. Link here.
Make an Act of Spiritual Communion
As we are now in a time when we cannot attend Mass for a valid reason, and are therefore exempt from our Sunday obligation.
During this time we are encouraged to make a Spiritual Communion when we desire to be in union with Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist. This can be done whilst you watch a live stream of Mass being offered.
There are 2 options of prayer you can say.
You can make an act of Spiritual Communion by saying the following prayer:
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.
I wish, my Lord, to receive You with the purity, humility and devotion
with which your Most Holy Mother received You,
with the spirit and fervour of the saints.
Come Lord Jesus.
Give me, good Lord, a longing to be with You,
give me warmth, delight and quickness in thinking upon You.
And give me Your grace to long for Your holy sacraments,
and specially to rejoice in the presence of Your very blessed Body,
Sweet Saviour Christ, in the Holy Sacrament of the altar. (From St Thomas More)
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,