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28th March

 

The Pope's "Urbi et orbi" (follow the shortcut for the text and video) is based on the following Gospel passage which should be read before reading the Pope's reflection: Mark chapter 4 verses 35-41.

 

To see the Decree of the Apostolic Penitentiary on the granting of special Indulgences to the faithful in the current pandemic, 20.03.2020, please follow this link.

 

24th March 2020

LOCAL LIVESTREAM MASSES 

OUR CURRENT SCHEDULE 

All live streams are highlighted in red; those times when the churches are open are highlighted in green. 

 

SUNDAY, 22nd March (Spalding) 

7.30am the church will be open for personal prayer until 8.30am 

12.30pm the church will be open for personal prayer until 1.30pm 

HOLBEACH 

9.00 – 10.00am Prayer before the Blessed Sacrament 

 

MONDAY, 23rd March (Spalding) 

10.30am the church will be open for personal prayer until 12.30pm 

 

TUESDAY, 24th March (Spalding) 

10.30am the church will be open for personal prayer until 12.30pm 

7.30pm Mass in Polish LIVE 

8.15pm Polish Priests available for Confession in Polish & English until 9.00pm 

HOLBEACH 

6.00pm the church will be open for personal prayer until 7.00pm 

 

WEDNESDAY, 25th March (Spalding) THE ANNUNCIATION OF THE LORD 

9.00am the church will be open for personal prayer until 11.00am LIVE 

 

THURSDAY, 26th March (Spalding) 

9.30am Mass: LIVE 

HOLBEACH 

2.00pm the church will be open for personal prayer until 4.00pm 

 

FRIDAY, 27th March (Spalding) 

The church will be open from 11.00am to 1.00pm 

HOLBEACH 

2.00pm the church will be open for personal prayer until 4.00pm 

 

 

SATURDAY, 28th March (Spalding) 

8.00am the church will be open for personal prayer until 11.00am 

10.00am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament/Novena/Rosary (LIVE until 11.00am) 

HOLBEACH 

6.00 – 7.00pm Prayer before the Blessed Sacrament 

 

SUNDAY, 29th March (Spalding) 

9.00am The church will be open for adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until 10.00am. 

3.00pm The church will be open for personal prayer until 5.00pm 

HOLBEACH 

9.00 – 10.00am Prayer before the Blessed Sacrament 

 

Pope Francis’ Prayer to Mary during the Coronavirus pandemic 

O Mary, you shine continuously along our journey as a sign of salvation and hope 

We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick, who at the Cross were near to the pain of Jesus, keeping your faith firm. 

You, Salvation of the Roman people, know what we need, and we trust that you will provide for those needs so that, as at Cana in Galilee, joy and celebration may return after this moment of trial. 

Help us, Mother of Divine Love, to conform ourselves to the will of the Father and to do what Jesus tells us, he who took our sufferings upon himself, and took up our sorrows to bring us, through the Cross, to the joy of the Resurrection. Amen 

 

We seek refuge under your protection, O holy Mother of God, do not despise our pleas - we who are put to the test - and deliver us from every danger, O Glorious and Blessed Virgin. 

 

An Urgent Request: Please Join in the Rededication of England to Mary as her Dowry 

Sunday 29th March 2020 at 12.00 noon 

Rededication of England as Marys Dowry 

In 1381 King Richard II dedicated England to Mary as her Dowry. The Bishops of England have been preparing 

for the Rededication of England to Mary for some time. It will take place at the National Catholic Shrine, the 

Basilica of Our Lady in Walsingham at 12 noon on Sunday 29th March (though this will now be done behind closed doors because of coronavirus restrictions). At this worrying time in our history as a nation, under the threat of this pandemic and deprived of the ability to attend Holy Mass because of the health risks, Catholics throughout England are invited to join the Act of Rededication of this country to Mary as her Dowry. Everybody is invited to join in the prayers and to participate in this loving act. 

Join in the Prayers Overleaf 

You can watch the livestream of the Act of Rededication here: 

https://www.walsingham.org.uk/live-stream/ 

You can learn more about the Rededication and download more copies of the prayers here: www.Behold2020.com 

 

Please say the prayers below on Sunday 29th March at 12 noon. 

The Angelus Promise 

The Angelus Promise is a spiritual exercise created to assist you to embrace the message of Our Lady, as expressed in the Angelus. It invites you to share in the joy of the Annunciation” by following Marys openness to Gods call, through her faith-filled yes. Through your own faith-filled yes, the Lord will work wonders in your life. 

R: The Angel of the Lord declared unto Mary V: And she conceived by the Holy Spirit 

As God once chose Mary to become the Mother of His Son through the message of an angel, so He chooses me this day, and invites me through the ministry of the Church or the example of another, to seek and do His Will at this moment in my life. Hail Mary full of Grace... 

R: Behold the handmaid of the Lord V: Be it be done unto me according to thy Word 

Marys response to her invitation, let it be done to me according to your Word, opened her heart to Gods grace and all things became possible. Let my yes” today take away fear, as I embrace Gods Will, and like Mary ponder these things in my heart. Hail Mary full of Grace... 

R: And the Word became flesh (Bow or genuflect) V: And dwelt among us 

At a moment in history, Marys faith-filled yes” conceived Him, first in her heart, which then led to the birth of our Saviour. Through accepting Him in my heart, enable me to recognise my role in bringing Christ to my sisters and brothers today. Hail Mary full of Grace... 

R: Pray for us most holy Mother of God V: That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ 

Let us pray: O Holy Mother of God, pray for us, and assist us as we dedicate ourselves this day. Your Yes at the Annunciation brought our Saviour Jesus into the world, and you invite us to contemplate the great mystery of the Incarnation, sharing your joy in announcing that the Word was made flesh and lived among us.” May our yes, this day, open our hearts to serve our sisters and brothers in this your Dowry, that they too may share our joy in the Good News that God walks among us. We make this prayer through Christ our Lord. Amen. 

THE ACT OF ENTRUSTMENT OF ENGLAND TO MARY 

Based on Prayer of Erasmus 1532, Dedication of England to the Mother of God 1893, Prayer for England, Cardinal Griffins Act of Consecration 1948, Act of Consecration St John Paul 1982 

Prayer: O Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God and our most gentle Queen and Mother, look down in mercy upon England thy Dowry” and upon us all who greatly hope and trust in thee. 

Response: We your faithful people assembled here offer you this country in which we live. Once it was yours, all its children were your children and you were honoured throughout England as its Protectress and its Queen. Again do we consecrate it as your Dowry, and entrust it to your maternal care. 

Prayer: By thee it was that Jesus our Saviour and our hope was given unto the world; and He has given thee to us that we might hope still more. 

Response: To you we entrust the Church, which invokes you as Mother. On earth you preceded her in the pilgrimage of faith. Comfort her in her difficulties and trials. Make her always the sign and instrument of intimate union with God and of the unity of the whole human race. To you, Mother of the human family, and of the nations, we confidently entrust the whole of humanity with its hopes and fears. Let it not lack the light of true wisdom. Guide it to seek freedom and justice for all. Direct its steps in the ways of peace. Enable all to meet Christ, the Way, the Truth and the Life. 

Prayer: Plead for us thy children, whom thou didst receive and accept at the foot of the Cross, O sorrowful Mother. 

Response: Pray, O Holy Mother of God, for the conversion of heart of the people of England, restoration of the sick, consolation for the troubled, repentance of sinners, peace to the departed. Queen of Peace, pray for us and give to the world the peace for which all peoples are longing, peace in the truth, justice and charity 

of Christ. Give peace to the nations and to the souls of all, that in peace, the Kingdom of God may prevail. 

Prayer: Intercede for our separated brethren, that with us in the one true fold they may be united to the supreme Shepherd, the Vicar of thy Son. 

Response: May your prayers bring back this country to the fullness of its ancient faith. May your intercession lead us to a closer union with your divine Son. We offer you all the people of this land, especially those who know you so little or not at all. May all in our country know Christ, the light of the world and its only Saviour. 

Prayer: Pray for us all, dear Mother, that by faith fruitful in good works we may all deserve to see and praise God, together with thee, in our heavenly home. 

Response: May we who follow your Son, be fruitful in the good work of building a culture of life in our world, where all human life is treasured and the gift of Gods creation is respected and cared for, so that all may share the fruits of Gods generous love. 

V: Pray for us O Holy Mother of God 

R: That we may be made worthy of the Promises of Christ. 

O Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God, and our most gentle Queen and Mother, look down in mercy upon England, thy Dowry, and upon us all who greatly hope and trust in thee. By thee it was that Jesus, our Saviour and our hope, was given unto the world; and he has given thee to us that we might hope still more. Plead for us thy children, whom thou didst receive and accept at the foot of the cross, O sorrowful Mother, intercede for our separated brethren, that with us in the one true fold they may be united to the Chief Shepherd, the Vicar of thy Son. Pray for us all, dear Mother, that by faith, fruitful in good works, we may all deserve to see and praise God, together with thee in our heavenly home. Amen. 

 

Decree of the Apostolic Penitentiary on the granting of special Indulgences to the faithful in the current pandemic, 20.03.2020 

The gift of special Indulgences is granted to the faithful suffering from COVID-19 disease, commonly known as Coronavirus, as well as to health care workers, family members and all those who in any capacity, including through prayer, care for them. 

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer” (Rom 12: 12). The words written by Saint Paul to the Church of Rome resonate throughout the entire history of the Church and guide the judgment of the faithful in the face of all suffering, sickness and calamity. 

The present moment in which the whole of humanity, threatened by an invisible and insidious disease, which for some time now has become part of all our lives, is marked day after day by anguished fears, new uncertainties and above all widespread physical and moral suffering. 

The Church, following the example of her Divine Master, has always had the care of the sick at heart. As Saint John Paul II points out, the value of human suffering is twofold: It is supernatural because it is rooted in the divine mystery of the Redemption of the world, and it is likewise deeply human, because in it the person discovers himself, his own humanity, his own dignity, his own mission” (Apostolic Letter Salvifici Doloris, 31). 

Pope Francis, too, in these recent days, has shown his paternal closeness and renewed his invitation to pray incessantly for those who are sick with the Coronavirus. 

So that all those who suffer because of COVID-19, precisely in the mystery of this suffering, may rediscover the same redemptive suffering of Christ” (ibid., 30), this Apostolic Penitentiary, ex auctoritate Summi Pontificis, trusting in the word of Christ the Lord and considering with a spirit of faith the epidemic currently underway, to be lived in a spirit of personal conversion, grants the gift of Indulgences in accordance with the following disposition. 

The Plenary Indulgence is granted to the faithful suffering from Coronavirus, who are subject to quarantine by order of the health authority in hospitals or in their own homes if, with a spirit detached from any sin, they unite spiritually through the media to the celebration of Holy Mass, the recitation of the Holy Rosary, to the pious practice of the Way of the Cross or other forms of devotion, or if at least they will recite the Creed, the Lord's Prayer and a pious invocation to the Blessed Virgin Mary, offering this trial in a spirit of faith in God and charity towards their brothers and sisters, with the will to fulfil the usual conditions (sacramental confession, Eucharistic communion and prayer according to the Holy Father's intentions), as soon as possible. 

Health care workers, family members and all those who, following the example of the Good Samaritan, exposing themselves to the risk of contagion, care for the sick of Coronavirus according to the words of the divine Redeemer: Greater love has no one than this: to lay down ones life for ones friends” (Jn 15: 13), will obtain the same gift of the Plenary Indulgence under the same conditions. 

This Apostolic Penitentiary also willingly grants a Plenary Indulgence under the same conditions on the occasion of the current world epidemic, also to those faithful who offer a visit to the Blessed Sacrament, or Eucharistic adoration, or reading the Holy Scriptures for at least half an hour, or the recitation of the Holy Rosary, or the pious exercise of the Way of the Cross, or the recitation of the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, to implore from Almighty God the end of the epidemic, relief for those who are afflicted and eternal salvation for those whom the Lord has called to Himself. 

The Church prays for those who find themselves unable to receive the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick and of the Viaticum, entrusting each and every one to divine Mercy by virtue of the communion of saints and granting the faithful a Plenary Indulgence on the point of death, provided that they are duly disposed and have recited a few prayers during their lifetime (in this case the Church makes up for the three usual conditions required). For the attainment of this indulgence the use of the crucifix or the cross is recommended (cf. Enchiridion indulgentiarum, no.12). 

May the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God and of the Church, Health of the Sick and Help of Christians, our Advocate, help suffering humanity, saving us from the evil of this pandemic and obtaining for us every good necessary for our salvation and sanctification. 

The present Decree is valid notwithstanding any provision to the contrary. 

Given in Rome, from the seat of the Apostolic Penitentiary, on 19 March 2020. 

Mauro Cardinal Piacenza 

Major Penitentiary 

 

 

19th March

 
Dear Friends,
 
From this weekend all the laity are dispensed by our bishops until further notice from the obligation of attending Sunday Mass. 
We can still open the churches for private prayer each day as long as people keep a good distance from each other (at least 2 meters) and there is no social interaction. 
There are a number of live Masses each day on the internet eg Walsingham at 12 midday and Bishop Patrick will live stream each day his Mass from his private chapel. Refer to his letter. There is also a live Mass on Sky (Free view) channel 588 each day at 12 midday although this will soon to revert to 1pm when the clocks change.
Remember to make at least one spiritual communion each day especially when you watch a Mass.
 
Let us follow carefully the government guidelines and pray much each day for the end to this virus.
I have been celebrating a private house Mass each day in the presbytery and praying for everyone's protection from this virus. I have had to self-isolate since Tuesday because of a cough and cold but thankfully my temperature has remained normal during this time.
Let us continue with our Lenten observances and intensify our prayer for the end to this tragic pandemic.
Please access the "Rosary on the Coast" website to join in the prayer and national novena for this intention.
 
May Our Lord Jesus protect us all at this sad time and may the prayers of Our Lady, St Joseph and St Michael the Archangel deliver us from all evil.
With my thoughts and prayers,
 
Fr Paul

Times Church will be open during the week for private prayer.
  
Fri 20th March Our Lady's and St Guthlac's, Deeping 9.30am - 11.30am
Sat 21st March

Sacred Heart and St Gilbert's, Bourne

9.30am - 11.30am
Sun 22nd March

Our Lady's and St Guthlac's, Deeping

Sacred Heart and St Gilbert's, Bourne

9.30am - 11.30am

9.30am - 12.00pm

Mon 23rd March Sacred Heart and St Gilbert's, Bourne  9.30am - 11.30am
Tues 24th March Sacred Heart and St Gilbert's, Bourne 9.30am - 11.30am
Wed 25th March Our Lady's and St Guthlac's, Deeping 9.30am - 11.30am
Thu 26th March Sacred Heart and St Gilbert's, Bourne 9.30am - 11.30am

Fri 27th March

Our Lady's and St Guthlac's, Deeping 9.30am - 11.30am
Sat 28th March Sacred Heart and St Gilbert's, Bourne 9.30am - 11.30am
Sun 29th March

Our Lady's and St Guthlac's, Deeping 

Sacred Heart and St Gilbert's, Bourne

9:30 - 11.30am

9.30am - 12pm

 

15th March

Dear Friends,

 

Rosary on the Coast UK and Rosary on the Coast Ireland are inviting you to join a great mission of prayer for our peoples and nations at this time.

Bishop John Keenan of the Diocese of Paisley has launched a new video  to rally people to strong prayer and penance.

It is a powerful rallying call to catholics to take up spiritual arms across Scotland, Wales, Ireland, England, and all the Isles around.

Go to www.rosaryonthecoast.co.uk for the link to the Protection Prayer. 

Please share this email with those you know who would have an interest.

Here is the utube link to the video of the rallying call of Bishop John Keenan.

 
 

10th March

  

The Catholic Church has warned against taking communion from the Chalice and using holy water in services amid fears of spreading Coronavirus.

The Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales (CBEW) has updated its guidance for  parishes and congregations in order to help contain the spread of infections.

Last month the CBEW advised Catholics with cold or flu symptoms to refrain from receiving Communion on the tongue or from the Chalice in order to help contain the spread of the coronavirus. 

However in a marked escalation, bishops are now warning Catholics to withdraw the Chalice, suspend the sign of peace, refrain from passing the collection plate around and remove holy water and shared hymn books “which could help transmit the virus”....

 

Lenten Lunches in Bourne on Mondays will be cancelled (See Coronavirus update.)