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Celebration of Masses

Due to modern technology, with access to the internet, we can participate in the celebration of Masses in various churches:  in our own archdiocese, our country, indeed the whole world.  There are lots of way of searching for these but one of many useful sources of information is at the address   In particular,  Walsingham live stream Walsingham various prayers and Mass celebrations throughout each day.

From St Stephen’s, Orford:

From Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral (livestream on Facebook at 9.00 am, repeated on YouTube at 11.00 am)

From other churches in the UK and Ireland:

CAFOD are hosting a virtual Children’s Liturgy of the Word at 10.00 am:     

The Bishops’ Conference has agreed that all public acts of worship in churches will cease for the foreseeable future.  This includes all public Masses.

The obligation to attend Sunday Mass and Holy Days is removed for as long as this crisis continues.

Spiritual Communions

When it is not possible to attend Mass or receive communion the Church encourages us to make an act of “spiritual communion,” where we unite ourselves to God through prayer. It is a beautiful way to express to God our desire to be united with him when we are unable to complete that union in the reception of Holy Communion.  Countless saints incorporated this type of prayer into their daily lives, not being satisfied with receiving Jesus in the Eucharist once a week. Making an act of spiritual communion for them was an essential part of life and drew them closer to God on a daily basis.

Prayer Before Making a Spiritual Communion

My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally,

come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated from You.