A reflection on the weekend that saw Catholics in England return to Church for Mass
Pope Francis has named Archbishop Claudio Gugerotti as Apostolic Nuncio in Great Britain. Since November 2015, Archbishop Gugerotti has held the post of Apostolic Nuncio to Ukraine.
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We have gathered together resources and information - including how to find live Catholic Mass at home - to keep Christ at the centre of our lives during these uncertain times.
The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales has dedicated 2020 as a year of focus on the Bible and ‘The God Who Speaks’. Throughout 2020 there are a range of events, activities and resources to participate in all around the country.
The Metropolitan Archbishops of the Catholic Church in England have released a message regarding the resumption of collective worship in England:
“We ask every Catholic to think carefully about how and when they will return to Mass. Our priests may need to consider whether it is possible to celebrate additional Masses at the weekends. Given there is no Sunday obligation, we ask you to consider the possibility of attending Mass on a weekday. This will ease the pressure of numbers for Sunday celebrations and allow a gradual return to the Eucharist for more people…
“When we return to Mass there will some differences in how the celebration takes place. For the time being, there will be no congregational singing and Mass will be shorter than usual. None of this detracts from the centrality of our encounter with the Risen Christ in the Eucharist.
“We ask everyone to respect and follow the guidance that will be issued and the instructions in each church.” Read more.
You can read the Bishops’ Conference guidance notes intended to assist Parish Priests to facilitate collective worship safely (i.e. providing the least possible risk of transmission of the virus). The guidance has been compiled with detailed public health advice and scrutiny and complies with the principles established by Government. Read more.
Resources, live streams and more information can be found in our Coronavirus (COVID-19) section.
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Recognising that the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting everyone, special Masses will be celebrated for the sick, their families, care workers and NHS staff will be celebrated by one of our Bishops in his Cathedral every Thursday at 7pm. Full schedule.
We would like to express our prayerful, spiritual solidarity with the sick and all those involved in caring for them.
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Here is an audio playlist of Bishops’ homilies from the special Masses for the sick, their families, NHS workers and social care staff. We offer prayer and thanksgiving for their dedicated service in combating COVID-19.