How to Participate in the Eucharist while no Public Masses are available
Palm Sunday: - Readings and Homily.
First Gospel, Homily and Blessing from Fr David Mills
Streamed Masses via the internet:
https://www.cliftondiocese.com (Mass from the Cathedral)
https://mass-online.org (masses timed throughout the day)
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:
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:
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:
Stations of the Cross
Sunday afternoon, at 17:00, you may join in a video call and share in the stations of the cross.
Parish Calendar - please note most events are cancelled at the moment!