|Your Canons will prioritise your Sacramental life here at the Shrine in New Brighton during this unprecedented crisis. |
His Eminence Cardinal Nichols, together with the Bishops Conference of England and Wales have accordingly decreed that all public Masses in our country be suspended from 8pm on Friday 20th March until further notice.
Our community needs to cooperate in avoiding mass gatherings, which spread the virus, but our priority is to preserve and continue fostering the spiritual life and access to the Sacraments.
Therefore, there will be no public Masses or other services until further notice. Your priests will continue to celebrate Mass in private. Daily Mass at 9.30am (including Saturday and Sunday) and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at 6pm will be live streamed on the ICKSP Dome of Home Facebook page and on ICKSP Dome of Home YouTube channel for you to watch (you do not need a Facebook account).
Confessions available on request: please contact us to arrange a meeting. The confessional will be slightly reordered as well.
Daily Adoration & Benediction: 6pm to 7pm, in the main church, respecting distancing rules whilst praying.
We strongly recommend that you make a daily spiritual communion, with your families if possible, and that you receive the Sacrament of Confession at least as often as you usually do. Feel free to contact us to arrange confession at any time.
Given the current restrictions, Holy Communion cannot be received at the Shrine Church. We shall nevertheless do our best to answer individual requests. It is heart-breaking for priests to write such words to his flock, but the root of our sorrow is the loss of the public celebration of the Holy Sacrifice, which should never be separated in the minds of the faithful from Sacramental Communion.
The church will be open for prayer daily from 8.30am to 7pm: please feel free to come for personal prayer. We have left some Holy Water at the back of the church to fill your own bottle to take with you. We will also leave some blessed candles to use at home.
Regarding a more materialistic matter, we still depend entirely on your generosity.
We would be very grateful if you could continue your financial help, by leaving your offertory envelopes at the door of the presbytery. Thank you for this support as well.
Please be assured of our prayers in these most difficult times for the Church and the world.
God bless you
Your Canons of the ‘Dome of Home’