Almighty and Eternal God, our refuge in every danger, to whom we turn in our distress; in faith we pray, look with compassion on the afflicted, grant eternal rest to the dead, comfort to mourners, healing to the sick, peace to the dying, strength to healthcare workers, wisdom to our leaders, and the courage to reach out to all in love, so that together we may give glory to Your Holy Name.
Collect Prayer for Votive Mass in Time of Pandemic
CATHOLIC BISHOPS’ CONFERENCE OF ENGLAND AND WALES Statement from the Catholic Bishops of England and Covid-19 Route Map: Step 4 Guidance
Sunday – it is our Day On 19th July, the current legislative powers which assist the mitigations against the covid-19 virus transmission will be rescinded by HM Government. Nevertheless, there will be an encouragement to personal and corporate responsibility in this area; as the Prime Minister said in his most recent statement “The pandemic is not over.” Even without this legislation in place, the Church in England and Wales will be adopting a cautious approach to capacity and activity within our buildings, especially at corporate acts of worship.
Please read statement and see the Step 4 guidance in full
The ongoing pandemic will cause many people to feel stress and anxiety. Caritas Plymouth has put together a range of resources to guide Catholics in looking after their mental health including access to prayer resources and links to organisations offering support. Click the link below for more information.
Bishops issue updated statement on COVID-19 and vaccination
On behalf of the Bishops, the Department for Social Justice of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales has issued a follow up to its September 2020 statement – COVID-19 and Vaccination (24 September 2020).
Please note in line with new government regulations it is now mandatory to wear facial coverings when attending places of worship. You are expected to wear a face covering immediately before entering and it must kept on until you leave.