Online Mass

We have gathered together some of the parishes in the Diocese which live stream their Masses, so you can still access a Mass even if not in person.

Please click on the links below, which will show you which parishes are live streaming and when their Mass times are:

Parishes with Live Streams

Make an Act of Spiritual Communion

As we are now entering a time when we cannot attend Mass for a valid reason, and are therefore exempt from our Sunday obligation.

During this time we are encouraged to make a Spiritual Communion when we desire to be in union with Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist. This can be done whilst you watch a live stream of Mass being offered.

There are 2 options of prayer you can say.

You can make an act of Spiritual Communion by saying the following prayer:
My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated from You.

Or

I wish, my Lord, to receive You with the purity, humility and devotion
with which your Most Holy Mother received You,
with the spirit and fervour of the saints.
Come Lord Jesus.
Give me, good Lord, a longing to be with You,
give me warmth, delight and quickness in thinking upon You.
And give me Your grace to long for Your holy sacraments,
and specially to rejoice in the presence of Your very blessed Body,
Sweet Saviour Christ, in the Holy Sacrament of the altar. (From St Thomas More)

Or you may wish to print the free prayer card produced by the Knights of the Holy Eucharist:

When you cannot go to Mass

The Liturgy Office of the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales has produced prayer materials that can be used during these uncertain times.

When Mass cannot be celebrated publicly

Isolated but not alone

Resources for Catholics at home, from the Diocese and beyond.

Resources for Catholics

Funerals during the pandemic

The Art of Dying Well team speak to leading funeral director Paul Allcock about funerals and the coronavirus (COVID-19), and answer questions about Catholic funerals and cremations.

Interview

Catholic funerals and cremations