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St Joseph Church
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
I encourage and advise you to read very carefully all the
guidelines for Celebration of Mass and the Bishops letter which can be found on
the Parish websites under Covid-19 News.
Due to ongoing administration setbacks, we are
not ready and cannot open our Parishes for Public Masses on Saturday 4th/Sunday 5th July until further notice.
We hope you understand and be patient as we have to be responsible for the wellbeing of every parishioner before resuming the celebration of Public Masses.
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CONTROL THE VIRUS > SAVE LIVES
FEAST OF SS PETER
AND PAUL, APOSTLES
The keys of the
Christ promised to remain forever with his
Church through Peter the head of the apostles.
The Lord rescued Peter from the hatred of
Herod and always comes to the aid of his
Church against which the forces of evil will
never win. Paul is
the apostle of the Gentiles so
that the Good News is spread throughout the
whole world. Christ
is with us too as we
witness to his power in our lives. In this way we
pray that the world may learn to believe in
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
I take this opportunity to again thank you all for your continued and constant prayers, even though we are not gathered under the roof of our Parish Churches.
I am very certain that you have been faithfully finding the time to participate as actively as possible in the livestream Masses that are available. As we continue to observe social distancing, I will continue to celebrate these Liturgies and other prayers,
with you and your families very much in my heart and mind.
Let us now continue to faithfully pray that it will not be too long before we meet again. May you and your families remain healthy in the peace and love
of our Risen Lord and be protected from all harm and danger.
Please continue to stay home – protect the NHS – save lives.
Pope Francis Prayer
Pope Francis’ prayer to unite the world in call for Mary’s
intercession for the end of the Covid-19 Pandemic. The Pope recommends this prayer to be recited
after praying the Rosary.
Oh Mary, you shine continuously on our
journey as a
sign of salvation and hope.
We entrust ourselves to you, Health of
who at the foot of the cross,
were united with Jesus’ suffering,
and persevered in your faith.
‘Protectress of the Roman people,’
you know our needs,
and we know that you will provide,
so that, as at Cana in Galilee,
joy and celebration may return
after this time of trial.
Help us, Mother of Divine Love,
to confirm ourselves to the will of the
and to do what Jesus tells us.
For he took upon himself our suffering,
and burdened himself with our sorrows to
through the cross, to the joy of the
We fly to your protection,
O Holy Mother of God;
Do not despise our petitions in our
but deliver us always from every danger;
O Glorious and Blessed Virgin.
Please see our News & Newsletter page for updates and our new pages of Prayers when we can't attend Mass
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