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    A reflection on the raising of LazarusA reflection on the raising of Lazarus

    On the Fifth Sunday of Lent, we are gathering at home. Our churches are locked. We are isolating ourselves because of the coronavirus pandemic. We are gathering together as families or alone. We are longing to be at Mass with others, yearning to b...

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    Fr Bryan Jones RIP

    It is with sadness that we announce the news of the death, yesterday evening 28th March, of Fr Bryan Jones.  Fr Bryan died peacefully at the Royal London Hospital following admission earlier this month.  While in hospital he received the Sacrame...

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    Additional updates during coronavirus pandemic

    The following additional guidance for clergy was published on 26 on behalf of the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales In the absence of their regular routines, priests should devote themselves to the daily celebration of Mass, prayer, read...

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    Re-dedication of England as Mary's Dowry

    On Sunday, 29th March we are invited to take part in the Re-dedication of England as Mary's Dowry and to make a personal Act of Dedication. Let us unite in prayer and join Cardinal Vincent at 12 noon.

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    Bishop John shares Lenten reflections

      During the forty days of Lent we go into the desert with Jesus to discover anew the love of God, confront our temptations and allow the angels to minister to us (Mk 1:13). We turn again to Christ who calls us, ‘Repent and believe in the Go...

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    Watch: Stations of the Cross from White City

    A Stations of the Cross Reflection a t this time of the Coronavirus P andemic Our Lady of Fatima church, White City, London In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen   Lord Jesus, during this time of severe test and tr...

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    Cardinal's video message on closing churches - BSL version

    On Tuesday 24th March, Cardinal Vincent issued a video message to all the faithful to explain why our churches are closing for the time-being, in response from the government's request to stay at home. The following is a BSL version:

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    Pope Francis: Let us pray for the pandemic to end

    In a special edition of  ‘ The Pope  Video ’,   an initiative of  the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network, Pope Francis  invites  us  to pray for the sick and the suffering .  Speaking on 11 th March, the Pope offered  his thanks to all...

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    Cardinal: Closing churches is the right thing to do to save lives

    Following on from the Prime Minister's message yesterday evening, churches in the Diocese of Westminster are to close with immediate effect and to remain closed until further notice.  In a message to clergy last night, the Cardinal said: 'All ...

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    Reasons for Christians to rejoice in the darkness

    On 19th March 2020, the Solemnity of St Joseph, Bishop Marcus Stock, of the Diocese of Leeds, delivered a pastoral message during Mass, responding to the COVID-19 pandemic which has disrupted ordinary life for individuals and families in countries...

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