Children’s liturgy from CAFOD
CAFOD has downloadable children’s liturgy resources available for most Sundays throughout the year. While groups are unable to meet in parishes, CAFOD is offering a virtual children liturgy of the word at 10am on Sundays as a webinar.
Parents and children are encouraged to join CAFOD online for prayers and reflection each Sunday during the lockdown. The liturgy is being led by catechists who would usually be leading children’s liturgy in their parish and is based on the CAFOD children’s liturgy resources.
The link to register is: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5095942131288155403
Live streaming from parishes around the diocese
Basildon, Our Lady and All Saints (www.basildoncatholics.org) now has a dedicated Youtube channel streaming Mass, rosaries and prayers: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCK1wrejU7bleypfu2viputw
Billericay: Recorded Sunday Mass. Access via parish website: www.mostholyredeemer.org.uk.
Brightlingsea and Wivenhoe: a streaming service via Youtube, streaming Mass at 11am.
Chadwell Heath, St Bede’s https://www.youtube.com/user/StBedeChurch:
(Streaming goes live about 10 minutes before these start times)
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 9am (Weekday Mass)
Saturday: 6pm (Vigil Mass)
Sunday 8.30am & 10.00am (Holy Mass)
Wednesday, Friday: 7.30pm (Weekday Mass)
Chelmsford (Our Lady Immaculate and Holy Sacrament): has a 24-hour livestream feed from Our Lady Immaculate Church, Chelmsford. Mass is livestreamed daily at 10.30am. Go to
Chingford, Our Lady of Grace and St Teresa of Avila. Masses are streamed through parish Facebook page – they are public, a Facebook account isn’t required. The page is https://www.facebook.com/OLGStTAParish/live.
Masses are streamed: Monday to Friday, 9 – 9.30am; Saturday, 10 – 10.30am; Sunday, 10.30 – 11.30am
Clayhall, St John Vianney: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyfHutt2Q1F136mLOGInAdA
East Ham, St Michael’s: Mon to Fri 9am; Sat 12 noon and 6pm; Sunday 7.30am, 9.00am and 11am. All Masses livestreamed and available afterwards at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTNkco-Z9Lo4EgoRHzOHtJA/videos
Epping, The Immaculate Conception: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAbSuwE8X5AOaugAT35hREw
Eastwood, St Peter’s: Morning and evening prayer is streamed live 9:30am & 6pm respectively and daily Mass 11:30am. All accessible on the St Peter’s, Eastwood Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/StPeterEastwood/
Forest Gate, St Antony of Padua: https://youtube.com/c/stantonysFGUK
Goodmayes, St Cedd: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6dglCTJvtrd159zm9v59pg
Grays, St Thomas of Canterbury, will be streaming Sunday Mass at 9am from Easter Sunday onwards: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRKyoLGffJ35Fp0_jVR71Bw
Harlow, Holy Cross is streaming Mass via its YouTube channel at 9am and 11am: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCW4b-mJCVSd1UQiXmkemDJw
Hornchurch, English Martyrs: 9am weekdays and 10am on Sundays: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChSsc6asw-XiZJwuKAxJ8TA
Ilford – Mass is streamed on https://www.churchservices.tv/ilford
Leigh-on-Sea: Monday – Thurs 9 a.m; Friday 12 noon; Saturday 10 a.m; Sunday Vigil Mass on Saturdays at 5.30; Sundays at 11.30. The best link is lourdesleigh.org.
Recorded Masses have subtitles and are available at youtube.com/ourladyoflourdesstjoseph.
Manor Park (St Stephen & St Nicholas): Wed 7pm, Sun 10am youtube.com/channel/UCXkmUk78ejawBQmfX6zi1Xg
Romford, St Edward the Confessor, Sunday 9.30am on YouTube: www.YouTube.com/c/RomfordRC
Royal Docks: 10 am each Sunday. Access via YouTube channel ‘Royal Docks Catholics’ : https://youtu.be/YUoqJMb22A8
Saffron Walden: streaming Sunday 10:30 Mass and Sunday Evening prayer (Liturgy of the Hours) with joining details on our Facebook page. Anyone wanting to join should email email@example.com. All are very welcome.
South Ockendon is streaming Mass on Sundays and Solemnities at 10am. https://www.facebook.com/groups/199209888035173/?ref=share Sign up via Holy Cross RC Church South Ockendon.
Southend on Sea, Sacred Heart: https://www.facebook.com/SacredHeartChurchSouthendOnSea/
Stansted: Live streaming 10am each day except Tuesday https://www.facebook.com/StTheresaStansted
Upton Park, Our Lady of Compassion is streaming daily Masses at 10am, which can be watched with subtitles at a later time: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2X8Yf_TzOpdzT9-nxw2zCA
Walsingham: 24 hour streaming which includes adoration, Mass and various talks and prayers during the day. http://walsingham.org.uk
Walsingham House at Abbotswick: 10.30am each day – you can find it on the Instagram page BrentwoodCYS and via the Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuJbQCIraAQ
Prayer intentions can be added via the Instagram feed by commenting on the page at any time. Tips from BCYS: How to access Instagram BCYS.
Wanstead, Our Lady of Lourdes, 11.30am Sunday Mass https://youtu.be/dVXLYXNB3KQ
Wickford: Access via parish website: http://wickfordcatholic.com/
Tuesday 7pm Devotion to St Anthony of Padua 7.30pm Holy Mass
Wednesday 9.20am Holy Mass followed by the Rosary
Thursday 9.20am Holy Mass followed by the Rosary
Friday 9.20am Holy Mass followed by the Rosary
Friday 7.30pm Stations of the Cross
Saturday 9.20am Holy Mass followed by the Rosary
Saturday 6pm Vigil Mass
Sunday 10am Mass
Some services are also recorded, notably the 11am Sunday mass.
Heavens Road Catholic online radio has prayers, reflections, Masses from 15 churches in England and Ireland: www.catholicradio.co.uk/Heavens_Road/Heavens_Road.php
The Independent Catholic News website is collating Masses and prayer resources at https://www.indcatholicnews.com
There is a daily short service of reading, reflection and prayer (9.45am) on BBC Radio 4 LW for those who do not have internet. Radio 4’s Sunday Worship is broadcast at 8.10am. Radio 4 can be found on these frequencies: FM 92 – 95 FM, 103-105 FM. LW 198 Long Wave.
The Tablet has published a list of useful online resources: https://www.thetablet.co.uk/news/12590/isolated-but-not-alone-resources-for-catholics
Further resources can be found here: https://www.godzdogz.op.org/godzdogz/spiritual-resources-for-times-of-isolation
Bishop Alan has written to parish priests to give them guidance in ministering to the sick. He says: “I have been greatly encouraged by efforts in local parishes to respond to this quickly changing situation. Many parishes are already taking initiatives to help the most vulnerable in our communities. ”
He also shared the following prayer:
Cardinal Hollerich SJ and Cardinal Bagnasco, Presidents of COMECE and CCEE respectively, have published a prayer for this time of infection with the COVID-19 virus for use in our communities across the continent of Europe.
God our Father, Creator of the world, almighty and merciful, out of love for us
You sent your Son into the world as the doctor of our souls and our bodies,
look upon your children who, in this difficult time of confusion and dismay in many regions of Europe and the world, turn to you seeking strength, salvation and relief,
deliver us from illness and fear, heal our sick, comfort their families, give wisdom to our rulers,
energy and reward to our doctors, nurses and volunteers, eternal life to the dead. Do not abandon us in the moment of trial but deliver us from all evil.
We ask this of Thee, who with the Son and the Holy Spirit, live and reign for ever and ever. Amen.
Mary, mother of health and hope, pray for us!
Act of Spiritual Communion:
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.
Meanwhile, the Liturgy Office of the Bishops’ Conference has prepared Prayers for use during a time of ‘flu and illness. The pdf below contains general prayers for health and also a note about Spiritual Communion and praying during Self-Isolation:
To see a podcast of Coronavirus advice from the Bishops’ Conference advisor Professor Jim McManus click here: https://www.cbcew.org.uk/coronavirus-what-catholics-need-to-know-about-covid-19/