It is at such times of crisis that we are especially called to be kind, to extend the hand of friendship, and to embrace life as a time for meaningful interactions with our fellow men and women, says Bishop Mason.
Statement from the President and the Vice-President of the Conference on the National Lockdown On Wednesday, Parliament passed into law the Regulations governing many aspects of activity in the whole of England until 2nd December. These Regulations prohibit the gathering of people for communal worship in churches and other religious buildings. Churches remain open and
While disappointed by the suspension of public Masses, Bishop Alan Williams sm commends the resilience of people, priests and parishioners in supporting national guidelines in solidarity with fellow citizens.
Bishop McAleenan said: "What is truly needed is...a shifting of mindset on the part of those who set the rules, and the pursuit of heartless profiteers to ensure that no one feels compelled or encouraged to risk their life or that of their children, in a dangerous craft on the open sea."
The grants programme is part of the government’s Heritage Stimulus Fund, administered by Historic England and is aimed at supporting major repair projects which either stalled earlier this year because of Covid-19, or where loss of income due to many months of closure put urgently needed projects on hold.
The Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Mary arrived in England during the Franco-Prussian War - and from a few German refugees, their Charism has spread throughout the UK and Ireland, to the Americas, Africa and The Philippines.