I hope the Easter Octave has been a time of blessing for you and your families! It was very strange celebrating the Easter Vigil and morning Mass just the two of us – but we were praying the whole time for everyone in our parishes who would have loved to have been there.
Not a patch on our usual flower arrangers... but at least we tried!

Scroll down for a video of Night Prayer, especially to pray for our NHS and other care-workers; details of our Divine Mercy Zoom meeting tomorrow, and a few other things. But first things first... hot off the press, this week's newsletter!
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Joseph Meigh offers sung Compline (Night Prayer), particularly for workers in the NHS, care homes, and other healthcare organisations. Words are provided on-screen.

We’ve got lots of people in the parish who work as doctors, nurses, or other care-workers – and of course many more who are in need of their services just now – so let’s especially support them with our prayers! Night Prayer is a deeply peaceful office, especially when sung slowly meditatively at the end of the day – hopefully this video might be helpful to pray for this deep peace of Christ to sustain those on the front line of fighting the virus. After an introduction, the Liturgy begins at 6:55.

You’re invited to join us on Zoom at 2.45pm this Sunday (19th April) to mark Divine Mercy Sunday, with the Divine Mercy chaplet and (virtual) veneration of Jesus in the image.

Normally, a plenary indulgence (the forgiveness of all sins along with their associated time of penance, here or in Purgatory) is offered to anyone who prays the Divine Mercy prayers on this Sunday, having been to Confession & Communion. This year, by special decree, the indulgence can be gained by making a sincere act of contrition and spiritual communion, providing there is the intention of going to sacramental Confession & Communion at the first possibility, and praying the Our Father & the Creed, along with the Divine Mercy prayers. We’ll be doing all this at the Zoom meeting, as well as praying the 3 o’clock prayer and Chaplet of Mercy.

The meeting will be open from 2.30pm so we can start at 2.45pm. After the 3 o’clock prayer, Deacon Tom Moffatt will give a homily, and we’ll pray the Chaplet of Mercy. With readings from Scripture & the Diary of St Faustina. Finish around 3.30pm.

Meeting ID: 750 028 1276
Very difficult password: 123

Link to the Zoom Meeting

We miss you here… but hopefully you are finding some new and fresh ways to nourish your faith right where you are!

Did you catch the Pope’s Urbi et Orbi Message? If not here’s the text / video.

The Thomistic Institute in America are live-streaming daily ‘Quarantine Lectures’ – which may turn out to be a blessing if you happen to be awake at 1am UK time (one way or another)… or you can view them afterwards on YouTube.

Fr Tom Dubois in our next-door parish is producing lots of great talks, all of which you can watch live, or catch-up on afterwards. This week there are a series of talks about the meaning of Eastertide (which we seem to be much worse at entering into than Lent!), and look out for the one wherein Fr Tom takes his first glass of wine after the Lenten fast, and reflects upon Roger Scruton’s book, ‘I drink therefore I am’.

If all that wasn’t enough… The Tablet has compiled an astonishing list of resources available to us from the Bishops’ Conference for England & Wales (with a full schedule of live-streamed Masses), daily Evening Prayers live Taizé, Heaven’s Road Catholic Radio, and much more.


Joseph Meigh is working on a project with Stuart to produce a video-Scripture study for Eastertide, on Philippians. It’s only 4 pages long, so why not get your Bibles out and read it in preparation? In particular, we’d love you to send in any questions you might have: just reply to this email!


This Sunday’s Gospel is ‘doubting Thomas’. Read Canon Tom’s reflection in our newsletter.
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With Easter blessings,
Canon Tom Gunning (Parish Priest)
and Joseph Meigh (seminarian)
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