Coronavirus, Prayer and Worship

Following advice from the government in an attempt to combat the spread of the Coronavirus, COVID-19, sadly all Catholic Churches are closed to the public at this time.

We must all play our part in this to protect the NHS and the lives of others.

However we are not alone, we can follow live streamed Mass daily at 10am on our Facebook page.

There is a list of churches which stream live Masses here on the Diocesan website.



Pope Francis' Prayer to Our Lady Health of the Sick to implore her protection during the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic


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

We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick.

At the foot of the Cross you participated in Jesus’ pain, with steadfast faith.
You, Salvation of the Roman People, know what we need.
We are certain that you will provide, so that, as you did at Cana of Galilee, joy and feasting might return after this moment of trial.
Help us, Mother of Divine Love, to conform ourselves to the Father’s will and to do what Jesus tells us:
He who took our sufferings upon Himself, and bore 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.


Pray the Magnificat here

Some Special Prayers for this Time                                       

                            Praying Hands                             

Justice and Peace Refugee Project
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Living Simply 
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Prayer for the Day
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Watch Mass Online from St Andrew's Cathedral, Glasgow 
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Watch Mass Online from St Mary's Cathedral, Newcastle 
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Resources for Catholics during the Corona virus Pandemic
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Please Stay at Home 
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Coronavirus - (Covid - 19)  Information and Advice 
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Easter Duties  
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Local Church Services Online 
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 Parish Prayers Request 
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Churches Reopening
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