COVID-19 Online Mass, Prayers and Information 

  

As the Coronavirus or COVID-19 Pandemic begins to affect all countries throughout the world, and the government introduces new advice for Social Distancing and Self Isolation, we want to offer a resource for Spiritual Guidance to those who are unable to attend Mass, and those who would like to pray for the current situation, and offer a platform where we can share current news with our Parishioners.

We will endeavour to update the site regularly and to make updates easier to spot, we will put new information in different colours.

PLEASE NOTE - That due to the Coronavirus we are very sorry that we have had to temporarily suspend public celebration of the Mass. Reasons for this can be found at the link on the bottom of the page. There will be no weekday or Sunday Mass for public celebration until further notice.

Our church has sadly had to close its doors in accordance with Government guidelines.

Those who have Mass intentions please be assured that Fr Dariusz will still be celebrating Mass privately and offering those Masses already booked in.

 

Confessions

Pope Francis reminded us this week that, in a time such as this, if we profess genuine sorrow for our sins to God, expressed by a sincere request for forgiveness and accompanied by a firm resolution to go to the Sacrament of Reconciliation as soon as is possible, obtains forgiveness of sins, even mortal ones (cf CCC, no. 1452) 

 

First Pastoral Letter from Bishop David Oakley 

Click here for the Pastoral Letter

 

Pope Francis will be offering a Special Blessing on Friday 27th March at 5pm UK time, see the links below for information and how to watch.

Vatican Decree - Information from The Vatican

A special Urbi et Orbi blessing - Information from Northampton Diocese

Watch the Special Blessing on the Link Below

EWTN Link - Watch Here - 5pm Friday 27th March

Vatican Live on YouTube - Watch on YouTube the Vatican Live Stream

 

Whilst we are not able to come together to celebrate Mass at this time, the Church still needs funds to enable us to continue to pay our bills, keep the church running and open, so please continue to support the church financially.

You can continue your weekly collection contributions by 3 different ways.

1. Send us a cheque made out to 'Our Lady Help of Christians', and post it to 52 Castle Street, Luton, Beds LU1 3AG  

2. We would like to encourage those parishioners who do not currently give by Standing Order to donate online. This can be done via the Diocesan website which can be found at Northampton Diocese Virgin Money Giving Please ensure the parish name and area i.e. Our Ladys, Luton that the donation is intended for is indicated in the notes section of the donate page.  

3. You can print off and complete the Gift Aid and Standing Order Form and Return it to the Parish Office here.  Please send both pages back to the Parish Office.  Do not send it to your Bank.  Gift Aid and Standing Order Form


Re-dedication of England as a Dowry to Mary

3 day Triduum of Prayer will start on 26 March 2020. On the 29th March we will be re-dedicating England as a Dowry to Mary. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will not be able to do this as a community, however this can be done individually. The COVID-19 pandemic is an example of why The Rededication is so important at this moment. In this time of fear and uncertainty, it is of the greatest importance for us to place ourselves under the protection and guidance of Christ through Mary, Our Mother. Please see www.behold2020.com for details of the prayers to be recited over this period or click the link below.

Behold 2020 - COVID-19 

 

Below are links to live streamed Masses 

Northampton Cathedral Live Stream Mass  

Northampton Cathedral Live Streaming Times -  Sat 6pm, Sun 8.25am, 10.55am 5.15pm

EWTN Daily Mass 

Walsingham Live Stream Mass 

Walsingham Live Streaming Time -  12pm Daily

 

Prayer for Act of Spiritual Communion 

My Jesus, I believe that you are present in this Holy Sacrament of the altar. I love you above all things and I passionately desire to receive you into my soul. Since I cannot now receive you sacramentally, come spiritually into my soul so that I may unite myself wholly to you now and forever. Amen. 

 

Perpetual Adoration

Perpetual Adoration Tyburn Convent 

 

Below are various prayers that can be said during the Coronavirus Outbreak for those in authority, those affected, for health staff, for spiritual communion, and for self isolation.

Prayers during Coronavirus 

 

Below you can find out what action the Bishops of England and Wales have advised. 

Bishops of England and Wales Guidelines 

 

Information following the suspension of Mass

Public Letter CBEW re Mass Suspension 

CBEW Liturgical Advice