How to Participate in the Eucharist while no Public Masses are available

Palm Sunday: - Readings and Homily.

First Reading, Isaiah 50:4-7
Psalm 'My God, My God, Why have you forsaken me?'
Second Reading Philippians 2:6-11
The Passion according to St Matthew

Streamed Masses via the internet:

https://www.cliftondiocese.com (Mass from the Cathedral)

https://www.wordonfire.org/daily-mass/

https://mass-online.org (masses timed throughout the day)

https://www.vaticannews.va/en/pope-francis/mass-casa-santa-marta.pagelist.html

During Streamed Masses, or indeed during times of prayer, especially in front of the Blessed Sacrament, you can make an act of Spiritual Communion whereby though not physically receiving Holy Communion you can nevertheless participate in the Eucharist.  The following prayer is ideal for this purpose:

Prayer for use for Spiritual Communion
My Jesus, I believe that you are present in this Holy Sacrament of the altar. I love you above all things and I passionately desire to receive you into my soul. Since I cannot now receive you sacramentally, come spiritually into my soul, so that I may unite myself wholly to you now and forever. Amen.

 I would also encourage you to read the Gospels, pray with your families, or join your prayers to those of the Universal Church if you are in isolation.  I would urge you continue your Lenten Discipline, especially as regards acts of charity and alms-giving at a time when so many people are in need.  I will pray for you all when I offer Mass in private each day in the Church and I hope that you remember all those afflicted in this pandemic, the Church and her leaders, and perhaps also me in your prayers.  This is not a happy time in the life of the Church, the country or the world, but if we are faithful in prayer and adhering to the word of God, good might yet come from this period of trial.

Welcome to St Gregory The Great, Cheltenham.

It is important that on admission to hospital, a patient (or his/her carers) inform the admission staff that they are Catholic. The hospital will not ask for this information, it is up to the patient to make it known and to make sure that a note is made. As of September 2018, Gloucester NHS no longer employ a catholic chaplain. In an emergency, please ask the nursing staff to contact the Chaplaincy Office at the hospital (or ring 03004 222222 and ask for the Catholic Chaplain)

Maintaining our Parish Prayer Life

Please join us by saying the following prayers as and when you can:

Morning Prayers During Coronavirus

Fr David has recorded the Angelus for us: please join in as you listen.

(Traditionally the angelus is prayed at 06:00, Mid-day and 18:00, the start middle and end of the working day).

Every evening at 21:00, you may join in a video call, as we say night prayers together:

Night Prayer - every evening at 21:00 using 'zoom'

Stations of the Cross

Sunday afternoon, at 17:00, you may join in a video call and share in the stations of the cross.

Stations - Sunday 17:00 using 'zoom'

 

 

Parish Calendar - please note most events are cancelled at the moment!

MonthYear
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10:00 am 55+Club...
55+CLUB
Our 55 Plus! club meets regularly in the Old Priory on Thursday Mornings. Most meetings have a focus for discussion from a visiting speaker, and all have a good social vibe with refreshments!

10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Meeting Event
7:00 pm Oremus ONLINE Study Group...
OREMUS ONLINE STUDY GROUP


7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Meeting Event
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10:30 am Junior Youth Group...
JUNIOR YOUTH GROUP


(Upstairs Room Old Priory)10:30 am - 11:30 am
Meeting Event
5:00 pm Stations of the Cross...
STATIONS OF THE CROSS
Stations of the Cross with a different set of meditations each week. The stations are an ancient devotion in the Catholic Church, and help us to prepare for Easter by praying through the Passion of Our Lord.

5:00 pm - 5:45 pm
Service Event
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10:00 am 55+Club...
55+CLUB
Our 55 Plus! club meets regularly in the Old Priory on Thursday Mornings. Most meetings have a focus for discussion from a visiting speaker, and all have a good social vibe with refreshments!

10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Meeting Event
7:00 pm Oremus ONLINE Study Group...
OREMUS ONLINE STUDY GROUP


7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Meeting Event
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10:00 am Children's Stations of The Cross...
CHILDREN'S STATIONS OF THE CROSS
Good Friday service for Young Children and their Families.

(Church)10:00 am - 11:30 am
Service Event
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10:00 am 55+Club...
55+CLUB
Our 55 Plus! club meets regularly in the Old Priory on Thursday Mornings. Most meetings have a focus for discussion from a visiting speaker, and all have a good social vibe with refreshments!

10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Meeting Event
7:00 pm Oremus ONLINE Study Group...
OREMUS ONLINE STUDY GROUP


7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Meeting Event
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10:00 am 55+Club...
55+CLUB
Our 55 Plus! club meets regularly in the Old Priory on Thursday Mornings. Most meetings have a focus for discussion from a visiting speaker, and all have a good social vibe with refreshments!

10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Meeting Event
7:00 pm Oremus ONLINE Study Group...
OREMUS ONLINE STUDY GROUP


7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Meeting Event
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10:30 am Confirmation Session 3 - 'Confirmation'...
CONFIRMATION SESSION 3 - 'CONFIRMATION'
To be led by Peter: "Confirmation"

10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Catechesis Event
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10:00 am 55+Club...
55+CLUB
Our 55 Plus! club meets regularly in the Old Priory on Thursday Mornings. Most meetings have a focus for discussion from a visiting speaker, and all have a good social vibe with refreshments!

10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Meeting Event
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