Resources during Mass Suspension
‘Please, don’t lose heart. Please, get deeper rooted. When a plant is deprived of some surface water, it has to put down deeper roots. We are going to have to put down deeper roots of the Spirit and we know that God will nurture us.’
Cardinal Vincent in his message as parishes have had to suspend public Masses.
However, as Cardinal Vincent has said, during these times, ‘the rhythm of prayer will continue’.
To aid in this there is information about how Mass will be provided online.
Cardinal Vincent Nichols will be celebrating Mass in Westminster Cathedral for schools online. This Mass will be celebrated on 18th June at 11.30am and streamed live on https://www.churchservices.
Catholic churches, that can safely do so, will re-open for individual prayer from 15th June. For now this will be for private prayer only, as no masses / services or organised worship can take place. Cardinal Nichols hopes people will benefit from the ‘sacredness’ of our church spaces and describes it as a “great blessing for individuals and for the benefit of all in society, that church doors will again be open to all who long to pray there for the peace and grace we need today.”
Private Masses will continue to be offered and several parishes in the diocese live-stream them at Church Services TV.
The Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham live-streams their 12 noon Mass.
Our Lady of Lourdes & St Michael, Uxbridge daily mass online.
For other parishes please click here.
Emmaus Productions John Burland
Creating Spiritual Experiences Holy Week Music
5th April – Palm Sunday
9th April – Maundy Thursday
10th April – Good Friday
12th April – Easter Vigil / Easter Sunday
Wintershall – Wintershall have edited some of their workshop material for families to use at home in the lead up to Easter and beyond. https://www.wintershall-education.com/resources/resources-family/
Stations of the Cross
Come walk with us down the Via Dolorosa (Way of Sorrow) as we commemorate Jesus’ final day on Earth as a man.
The Stations of the Cross are a 14-step Catholic devotion to Christ’s ultimate sacrifice for our sins. This course will teach the Stations of the Cross, explaining what happened at each station and why it is important. Each lesson includes a study guide, video, script, assessment and answer key as well as a virtual library of supplemental resources. This course is free and offers a ‘Certificate of Completion’.
Please find attached a Powerpoint and Word document that you might find useful as an aid them in saying The Rosary and remembering the Fourth Sorrowful Mystery. At 10.30am every Friday the Education Service at the Diocese of Westminster invites you to recite a decade of the rosary with them throughout this challenging time.