Streamed Holy Week Masses In Our Diocese

St Mary's Cathedral

Links to services being streamed live throughout the diocese…

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ST MARY’S CATHEDRAL, MIDDLESBROUGH

Click link above or visit youtube.com and search for “Diocese of Middlesbrough”

Saturday April 4

10am: Mass with Monsignor Gerard

Palm Sunday (April 5):

10am: Mass with Bishop Terry

Monday April 6

10am: Mass with Father Albert
3pm: Rosary
Tuesday April 7

10am: Mass with Father Phil

Wednesday April 8

10am: Mass with Monsignor Gerard
3pm: Rosary

Maundy Thursday (April 9)

3pm: Mass of the Lord’s Supper with Bishop Terry

Good Friday (April 10)

3pm: Liturgy with Bishop Terry

Holy Saturday

3pm: Easter Vigil with Bishop Terry

Easter Sunday

10am: Mass with Bishop Terry

Easter Monday

10am: Mass with Monsignor Gerard


ST GABRIEL’S, MIDDLESBROUGH


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Palm Sunday:

Mass: 11am

Monday

Mass: Noon

Tuesday

Mass: Noon

Wednesday

Mass: Noon

Maundy Thursday

7pm: Mass of the Lord’s Supper

Good Friday

3pm: Celebration of the Lord’s Passion
7pm: Burial of the Lord

Holy Saturday

5.30pm: Easter Vigil

Easter Sunday

11am: Mass


PARISH OF BLESSED NICHOLAS POSTGATE, REDCAR AND MARSKE

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Palm Sunday

9am: Mass
6pm: Evening Prayer with Exposition

Monday

9am: Mass
6pm: Evening Prayer with Exposition

Tuesday

9am: Mass
6pm: Evening Prayer with Exposition

Wednesday 

9am: Mass
6pm: Evening Prayer with Exposition

Holy Thursday

6pm: Mass of the Lord’s Supper and short Watch of the Passion

Good Friday

9am: Morning Prayer and Office of Readings
Noon: Stations of the Cross – particularly for families with children
6pm: Celebration of the Passion

Holy Saturday

9am: Morning Prayer and Office of Readings
6pm: Easter Vigil

Easter Sunday

9am: Mass
6pm: Evening Prayer with Exposition


ST THÉRÈSE OF LISIEUX, INGLEBY BARWICK

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See also this page on the parish website

Palm Sunday

11am: Mass

Monday

Mass: 10am

Tuesday

Mass: 10am

Wednesday

Mass: 10am

Maundy Thursday

7pm: Mass of the Lord’s Supper, followed by (virtual) watching till 10pm

Good Friday

Noon: Stations of the Cross
3pm: Celebration of the Passion and Death of the Lord

Holy Saturday

9pm: Mass

Easter Sunday

11am: Mass



 

HULL 

OUR LADY OF LOURDES AND ST PETER CHANEL

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Palm Sunday

10am: Mass

Monday

9.30am: Mass

7pm: Mass

Tuesday

Mass: 7pm

Wednesday

9.30am: Mass

Maundy Thursday

Mass: 7.30pm

Good Friday 

9.30am: Office of readings
3pm: Solemn Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion

Holy Saturday

9.30am: Office of readings
8.30m: Easter Vigil

Easter Sunday

Mass: 10am



 

NORTH YORKSHIRE

OUR LADY’S, ACOMB, YORK



ourladysyork.org.uk and facebook.com/ourladysacomb

Palm Sunday

10am: Mass

Maundy Thursday

7pm: Mass of the Lord’s Supper

Good Friday

3pm: Commemoration of the Lord’s Passion

Holy Saturday

8.30pm: Easter Vigil and first Mass of Easter

Easter Sunday

10am: Mass


 

ENGLISH MARTYRS, YORK  

Click the link above or visit youtube.com and search “English Martyrs Church York”

Palm Sunday

10.30am: Mass

Monday April 6

10am: Mass
6pm: Adoration and Stations of the Cross

Tuesday April 7

10am: Mass
6pm: Adoration and Stations of the Cross 

Wednesday April 8

10am: Mass
6pm: Adoration and Stations of the Cross

Maundy Thursday (April 9)

6pm: Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper

Good Friday (April 10)

3pm: Celebration of the Lord’s Passion

Holy Saturday

6pm:
Easter Vigil

Easter Sunday

10.30am: Mass


 

THE ORATORY OF ST PHILIP NERI IN YORK (PARISH OF ST WILFRID’S)

 

Click the link above or visit youtube.com and search for “York Oratory”

Palm Sunday

9am: Latin Mass

10.30am: English Mass

5.30pm: Rosary and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament

Monday–Wednesday of Holy Week

8am: Latin Mass
10.30am: English Mass
5.30pm: Meditation and Rosary

Maundy Thursday

6pm: Mass of the Lord’s Supper followed by the streaming of silent prayer before the Blessed Sacrament until midnight

Good Friday

11am: Children’s Stations of the Cross
3pm: Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion
5.30pm: Stations of the Cross

Holy Saturday

9pm: Easter Vigil

Easter Sunday

9.15am: Latin Mass
10am: English Mass
5.30pm: Rosary and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament

Further information available on the York Oratory Twitter feed, Facebook page, and website stwilfridsyork.org.uk


 

AMPLEFORTH ABBEY

Visit ampleforth.org.uk/abbey/service-times for streaming details.

All services are streamed as audio, those marked are also available in video.

Maundy Thursday

6am: Matins
7.30am: Lauds
1pm: Little Hour
6pm: Mass of the Lord’s Supper (Video)
8.15pm: Compline

Good Friday

7am: Matins
8.30am: Lauds
1pm: Little Hour
3pm: Solemn Liturgy
8.15pm: Compline

Holy Saturday

7am: Matins
8.30am: Lauds
1pm: Little Hour
5.30pm: Vespers
9pm: Easter Vigil

Easter Sunday

7.30am Lauds
10am: Solemn Mass
1pm: Little Hour
5.30pm: Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
6.20pm: Solemn Vespers with Benediction
8.15pm: Compline

Easter Monday–Saturday

7am: Matins
8.30am: Lauds
9.45am: Conventual Mass
1pm: Little Hour
6pm: Vespers
8.15pm: Compline



 

SCARBOROUGH

ST PETER’S, SCARBOROUGH 

scarboroughcatholicparishes.org.uk/ – click the link on the right of the screen

Palm Sunday

11.30am: Mass with blessing of palms – these will be left outside the churches for those wanting one

Monday

 9.30am: Mass

Tuesday

5.30pm: Mass

Wednesday

9.30am: Mass 

Maundy Thursday

7pm: Mass of the Lord’s Supper

Good Friday  

3pm: Passion of the Lord Liturgy

Holy Saturday

8.30pm: Holy Saturday Service Of Light (Easter Vigil)

Easter Sunday

11.30am: Mass

You can find links to many more online services here.

Please email communications@rcdmidd.org.uk with any error or omissions to the above list.

 

Helping Us Celebrate Holy Week At Home

Bishop Terry is encouraging Catholics to use symbols of greenery, a crucifix, a candle and some spring flowers to help them mark this year’s Holy Week services.

The suggestion follows an initiative that has gathered pace in recent days as the faithful prepare for being unable to celebrate the liturgies in the usual way because of the coronavirus outbreak.

Here’s what Bishop Terry says you could do to present simple outward signs to help us to remember the inward reality of the things we are commemorating and celebrating.

Palm Sunday (10am): “If you have a privet in the garden or a little tree somewhere or any greenery nearby, take a little piece of branch and bring it to our and we’ll ask God’s blessing on them in your own home.”

Good Friday (3pm): “You won’t be able to kiss the cross in the cathedral, but you can venerate a cross or crucifix that you have in your own home and also display it in your window.”

Easter Vigil (3pm): “Place a candle it in your window and light it as the sun sets on Saturday evening to represent the Risen Light of Christ.”

Easter Sunday (10am): “Display some spring flowers in your window to represent the Resurrection.”

Bishop Terry says we will especially remember in our prayers all those who should have been baptised at the vigil and have now had their reception into the Church postponed.

 

A Mini-Retreat For Holy Week

Palm crosses

Holy Week 2020 is going to be very different for all of us, as we will be unable to attend the usual church services under the restrictions imposed during the coronavirus crisis.

However, that doesn’t mean we can’t still journey alongside Jesus from his entry into Jerusalem to his passion, death and finally, his resurrection.

Our diocesan coordinator of adult formation Deacon David Cross has put together a mini-retreat so that we can continue to mark our week from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday even though we cannot gather together.

It includes a timetable for you to follow, as well as prayers, meditations and scripture references for you to follow in your own Bible.

Click here to download the PDF so that you can follow the mini-retreat in your own home

 

 

Streamed Services In Our Diocese

St Mary’s Cathedral in Middlesbrough and a number of parishes throughout the diocese are streaming their services during the coronavirus outbreak.

Keep watching this page and we’ll add Masses as soon as we can. Please email communications@rcdmidd.org.uk if you know of any errors or have any additional information of Masses to be added.

SEE THE SEPARATE PAGE FOR SERVICES DURING HOLY WEEK


 

St Mary’s Cathedral, Middlesbrough (YouTube) 

Sunday: 10am
Daily: 10am

Rosary in front of Our Lady’s Statue: Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 3pm


 

St Wilfrid’s, York (Oratory) LATIN (YouTube)

Sunday: 9.15am (Latin), 10am (English)
Weekdays: 8.15am (Latin) 9am (English)

Meditation and Rosary: Weekdays at 5.30pm
Rosary and Benediction: Sunday at 5.30pm


 

Our Lady of Lourdes and St Peter Chanel, Hull (Facebook Live)

Saturday (vigil): 6.30pm
Sunday: 10am
Monday: 9:30am
Tuesday: 7:30pm and Bible Study session at 8.15pm
Wednesday: 9:30am
Thursday: 9.30am (English) and 7:30pm (Extraordinary Form)
Friday: 9:30am
Saturday: 9:30am

Bible study: Wednesday at 8.15pm


 

Blessed Nicholas Postgate, Redcar and Marske, (Facebook Live) 

Sunday: 9am
Saturday and weekdays: 9am


 


 

Our Lady’s, York

Sunday: 10am
Wednesday: 7pm, Rosary and Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help (patron of the diocese)
Friday: 7pm, Stations of the Cross


 

St Gabriel’s, Ormesby, Middlesbrough (Facebook Live)

Saturday (vigil): 5.30pm
Sunday: 11am

Evening prayers: Weekday at 8pm

 


 

St Thérèse of Lisieux, Ingleby Barwick (Facebook and YouTube, link on website)

Saturday (vigil): 5.30pm
Sunday: 11am
Weekdays: 10am


 

St Peter’s, Scarborough, 11.30am (Parish website)

Sunday: 11.30am


 

A recording of Sunday Mass at St Mary and St Romuald, Yarm, is available here (YouTube) 


 

A list of Masses in other parts of the world and other helpful resources during the coronavirus pandemic are available here. 

Bishops Confirm Dispensation From Easter Duties

St Andrew's, Teesville

In their letter of March 18, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales said: “In these emergency circumstances, and for as long as they last, the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days is removed.

“This is, without doubt, the teaching of the Church (Catechism of the Catholic Church 2181). This pandemic is the ‘serious reason’ why this obligation does not apply at this time.”

Many of the faithful will be aware of their Easter Duties – that is to receive Holy Communion during the Easter Season and by custom, to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation beforehand. The Code of Canon Law (CIC 920) says each of the faithful is obliged to receive holy communion at least once a year.

This precept must be fulfilled during the Easter season unless it is fulfilled for a just cause at another time during the year. The requirement for the celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation comes from the need to be in a state of grace to receive Holy Communion (CIC 916).

As it is not possible for the faithful to receive Holy Communion at this time, and into the future, the bishops of England and Wales have dispensed the Easter Duties for the year 2020.

The bishops have asked that all should make a Perfect Act of Contrition at this time. Perfect contrition (or a Contrition of Charity) is true and real sorrow for our sins which is created when we realise the immense love of God for each one of us.

We express this contrition when we realise how we offend God by our sinful words, deeds and omissions in contrast to the immeasurable love and mercy that he continually shows us.

This requires us to be contrite of heart for what we have done, know and be overwhelmed by the love and mercy of God for his children, and to approach this grace with humility and resolution not to sin again.

An Act of Contrition

My God, I am sorry for my sins with all my heart. In choosing to do wrong and failing to do good, I have sinned against you whom I should love above all things. I firmly intend, with your help, to do penance, to sin no more, and to avoid whatever leads me to sin. Our Saviour Jesus Christ suffered and died for us. In his name, my God, have mercy.

 

Bishop Calls On Catholics To Support Charities

In his role as chair of Caritas Social Action Network, Bishop Terry has made a public statement urging Catholics to keep the poor, vulnerable and isolated members of our community at the forefront of our minds at this difficult time.

There is an urgent need to support Catholic charities and the people they serve during the pandemic.

The Covid-19 outbreak is putting our Catholic charities under great strain because of increased demand and increased costs together with adverse effects on volunteer support. There will also be a loss of income from parish collections.

“These are difficult times, as the whole world is confronted by the coronavirus pandemic,” Bishop Terry said.

“Government bodies have published guidance on how we can protect each other, and especially those who are most vulnerable. I would like to address two points touching on the practice of charity. How can individuals reach out to people who are poor, vulnerable or excluded from society in some way?

Firstly, our common humanity helps us recognise that our actions, and our care for neighbours, are particularly important in the face of a pandemic. Can we be sure to contact people who are isolated, offering to shop for those who cannot manage for themselves? Are we phoning friends and neighbours to make sure that they do not feel forgotten?

“Secondly, I would encourage everyone in England and Wales to support charities and local groups serving the common good in these countries.

“Caritas Social Action, which I chair, is an official agency of the Catholic Bishops of England and Wales, dedicated to aiding the poor and isolated living in these parts of the United Kingdom.

“Working with local Catholic organisations, Caritas Social Action speaks up for some of the most vulnerable people in our society – including people who are homeless, sick, in prison, and families unable to make ends meet – and to represent concerns of Catholic charities to the government.

“During the coronavirus pandemic the need for support has increased and we are working even harder. Caritas Social Action, with many other charities serving communities in England and Wales, now faces the impacts of increased costs, fewer volunteers and a potential loss of income.

“Alongside reaching out to individuals, can we reach out to charities at this time, offering them whatever support we can to continue to function?

I would also like to take this opportunity to extend my gratitude and appreciation to all who have committed their time and service to charitable activities locally and nationally, and particularly to organisations in the Caritas network in England and Wales.

“Their dedication all year round is an example to Catholics of how we can put our faith into action and live as missionary disciples. Now more than ever we rely on charities’ staff and volunteers to protect the most vulnerable in our society.

“In all this, we need to pray for our world that we may use our resources well, being generous in our concern for others. Even in such difficult times, so much good can be achieved.”

 

Join Pope Francis For Special Blessing

Pope Francis

Pope Francis will give an extraordinary Urbi et Orbi blessing tomorrow (Friday) at 5pm UK time with the opportunity for Catholics to receive a plenary indulgence by tuning in via media.

“I will preside over a moment of prayer outside of St Peter’s Basilica with the square empty,” the Holy Father said. “I invite everyone to participate spiritually through the media.”

“Urbi et Orbi” means “To the City [of Rome] and to the World.” It is a special apostolic blessing given by the pope from the balcony of St Peter’s Basilica every year on Easter Sunday, Christmas, and other special occasions.

Pope Francis said the prayer broadcast for those suffering from the coronavirus pandemic will include listening to the Word of God and Eucharistic Adoration.

“We want to respond to the pandemic of the virus with the universality of prayer, compassion, tenderness. Let us stay united,” Pope Francis said.

“All those who spiritually join this moment of prayer through the media will be granted the plenary indulgence according to the conditions provided for in the recent decree of the Apostolic Penitentiary,” Holy See press office director Matteo Bruni told journalists following the pope’s announcement.

The Vatican’s Apostolic Penitentiary has granted a plenary indulgence for people who pray for an end to the pandemic, healing for the sick, and the eternal repose of the dead. Plenary indulgences, which remit all temporal punishment due to sin, must be accompanied by full detachment from sin.

In this case, the person must also fulfilthe ordinary conditions of an indulgence, which are sacramental confession, reception of the Eucharist, and prayer for the intentions of the pope, by having the will to satisfy the conditions as soon as possible for them.

To receive the indulgence, a person may offer at least a half hour of adoration before the Blessed Sacrament or a half hour of prayer with scripture, or the recitation of the rosary or chaplet of divine mercy “to implore from the Almighty God an end to the epidemic, relief for those who are suffering, and eternal salvation of those whom the Lord has called to himself.”

Pope Francis asked people to pray for the lonely, the elderly, doctors, nurses, healthcare workers, government authorities and the police. The pope also stressed the importance of praying for the dead during his Sunday morning Mass livestreamed from his residence in Vatican City.

“These days we are hearing the news of so many people who are dying, men and women who are dying alone without being able to say goodbye to their loved ones. Let us think about them and pray for them,” Pope Francis said.

“For families as well, who cannot accompany their loved ones on that journey, we pray in a special way for the dying and for their families,” the pope said.

You can see the blessing here

We’ll also add a link on diocesan social media channels.

Pope Francis Prays For End To The Pandemic

Pope Francis

In a special edition of the Pope Video, the Holy Father asks us to pray for the sick and the suffering, while thanking all those who pray for those affected.

With a special emphasis on the sick and those who are suffering most, Pope Francis asked that we all pray the prayer “Under Your Protection” to the Virgin Mary, imploring her protection:

“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.”

On the third Sunday of Lent, Pope Francis prayed before the icon of the Salus Populi Romani to emphasise his closeness to those who suffer and to implore the special protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Later, on a pilgrimage to the site of the crucifix that was carried in procession to end the plague in Rome in 1522, he prayed for an end to the pandemic that is striking the world.

During these days, he also implored the healing of so many sick people, remembered the many victims of these days and asked that their families and friends find comfort and relief.

The Holy Father later announced a time of prayer and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament for Friday, at the end of which he will give Urbi et Orbi blessing with the “possibility of receiving a plenary indulgence.”

In this special and universal message, Pope Francis thanks “all the men and women of goodwill who are praying for this moment, all united, whatever the religious tradition to which they belong.”

The invitation to prayer can be followed under the hashtag #PrayForTheWorld. To pray with Pope Francis you can access his official prayer profile at Click To Pray.

 

Churches Must Close Their Doors – But Our Hearts Remains Open

St Mary's Cathedral, Middlesbrough – Photo by Chris Booth

After the government’s latest announcement regarding restrictions due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis, churches will now no longer be open for private prayer.

In a letter to all clergy and religious houses of the diocese, Bishop Terry said: “In view of the latest government guidelines we will now close all our churches and chapels, even for private prayer. The government were very clear in what they said and later published on their website – see attachment.

“We continue the live-streaming of the Mass, and indeed any other prayers and devotions which you might consider helpful, but note again it is a private mass, the celebrant alone.

“Let’s keep one another in prayer. Each afternoon between 5pm and 6pm I will be praying especially for all the priests, deacons, religious and lay faithful of the diocese, asking the Lord to look mercifully on us and deliver us from these present circumstances.

“I will remember all the sick, those who have died and their families and loved ones, all our health-workers and those who provide our essential services. Why not join me at that time and we pray together?”

Bishop Terry celebrated Mass at the cathedral on Tuesday morning as we continued our regular 10am streamed service.

In his homily, he said: “Situations like this often bring out the worst in people but they also bring out the best in people and there seems to be a new growth of community spirit.

“We all belong to the human family and to God’s family. It’s easy to believe in God’s providence when all’s going well. When times are a little bit darker, we begin to doubt. But he doesn’t desert us, he walks by our side, as he did with those two disciples on the Road to Emmaus.”

A Prayer For Help And Healing

A special prayer for help and healing during the coronavirus pandemic…

 

Father in Heaven, have mercy on us and on the whole world. We come to you today with our fears and concerns. You know what is in our hearts. 

We love you, we trust you, we need you. We ask you to be with us, to stay with us. Help us through these times of uncertainty and sorrow.

We know you are the Divine Physician, the healer of all. We ask you to bring your loving touch and healing presence to all those who are sick and suffering right now from the coronavirus. Please comfort them.

Please stand at the side of all medical professionals who are putting themselves at risk while they work to bring healing to others.

Please have mercy on those who have died, may they be with You in heaven.

Please be with the grieving families of those who have passed away.

Please be with those who are trying to find a remedy to this pandemic.

Lord, we are afraid and we are sorrowful. Please heal us. Send us your peace and overwhelming presence.

(if you have a special intention mention it here)

Jesus, we thirst for you. You chose to enter this world as a vulnerable baby. Be with the most vulnerable now. Help us to continue to return to you with our whole hearts throughout this ordeal. Amen.

Mary, Our Mother, Untier of Knots: Pray for us.
St Anthony the Great, patron of those affected by infectious diseases: Pray for us.
St Edmund, patron of the victims of pandemics: Pray for us.
St Damien of Molokai, who put himself at risk to minister to lepers: Pray for us.
St Anthony the Great, patron of those affected by infectious diseases: Pray for us!
St Roch, who prayed for those suffering from infectious diseases: Pray for us.
St Joseph, patron of the dying: Pray for us.
St Jude and St. Rita, patrons of impossible causes: Pray for us.
St Frances Xavier Cabrini, who was dedicated to caring for the sick: Pray for us.

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