Masses for the Sick and their Families, NHS Front-Line workers and those working in Social Care

Recognising that the COVID-19 pandemic affected everyone, special Masses were celebrated for the sick, their families, care workers and NHS staff.

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During the first lockdown, the Catholic Bishops of England and Wales recognised that the COVID-19 pandemic affected every person in our countries. Those who are sick, and their families, suffered many hardships as a result of isolation and separation from loved ones.

Our front-line workers in hospitals and in care homes all over our lands gave, and continue to give, exceptional service to the sick and vulnerable.

To show spiritual solidarity with all those who were involved in this way, a Catholic Bishop celebrated a live-streamed Mass in his Cathedral during lockdown on many of the Thursday nights at 7pm.


Previous Masses

9 July
Bishop Tom Williams
Archdiocese of Liverpool
Read the bishop’s homily.

2 July
Archbishop John Wilson
Archdiocese of Southwark
Read the archbishop’s homily.

25 June
Bishop Alan Hopes
Diocese of East Anglia
Read the bishop’s homily.

18 June
Archbishop Bernard Longley
Archdiocese of Birmingham
Read the archbishop’s homily.

11 June
Bishop Patrick McKinney
Diocese of Nottingham
Read the bishop’s homily.

4 June
Bishop John Arnold
Diocese of Salford
Read the bishop’s homily.

28 May
Bishop Terence Drainey
Diocese of Middlesbrough
Read the bishop’s homily.

21 May
Bishop Mark Davies
Diocese of Shrewsbury
Read the bishop’s homily

14 May
Bishop Robert Byrne CO
Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle
Read the bishop’s homily

7 May
Bishop Marcus Stock
Diocese of Leeds
Read the bishop’s homily.

30 April
Bishop Richard Moth
Diocese of Arundel and Brighton
Read the bishop’s homily

23 April
Cardinal Vincent Nichols
Diocese of Westminster
Read the Cardinal’s homily.