Coronavirus Resources

Spiritual Resources

​Here are some suggestions for spiritual devotion and prayer, especially if unable to attend Mass:

My Jesus, I believe that you are present in this Holy Sacrament of the altar.

I love you above all things and I passionately desire to receive you into my soul.

Since I cannot now receive you sacramentally, come spiritually into my soul so that I may unite myself wholly to you now and forever.

Amen.

Pastoral Advice

  • The Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales also recommends some practical steps in their guidelines (version 4, 12/03/2020) to limit the spread of infection, and to protect the most vulnerable in our parishes. 

  • Note that as of 18th March we have effectively moved from Stage 2 to Stage 3:  the suspension of public worship.  Read the Coronavirus Update and the video message from Cardinal Nicholls, from the 18th March.

  • On the 20th March, the Vatican issued a decree granting plenary indulgences to “the faithful suffering from the Covid-19 virus, commonly known as coronavirus, as well as to healthcare workers, family members and all those who in any capacity, including through prayer, care for them.”

  • In this short video from Cardinal Vincent Nichols, he talks about how this Holy Week and Easter will look different from any other - this year we must express our sorrow for our sins in a different way and make a 'spiritual communion' instead.  His words encourage us to remember that it is God's mercy we trust in at all times, even when getting to Confession and Holy Communion are impossible

General Advice

In our​ parish and wider community, please remember the general published advice:

  • frequent and effective hand washing

  • catch coughs and sneezes in disposable tissues

  • throw away used tissues

  • avoid touching your face

  • self-isolate with fever of 38'C or a new, dry, persistent cough

  • avoid close contact with those that are unwell, unless self-isolating with your household

  • practice social distancing as appropriate.