Catholic Community in Cheltenham

Served by Clifton Diocese Registered Charity Number 1170168

ST GREGORY’S CATHOLIC CHURCH

10 St James Square

Cheltenham GL50 3PR

Telephone: 01242 523737

Email: Cheltenham.stgregroythegreat@cliftondiocese.com

Fr David writes: I hope you are all well. I am very pleased with the way the way our on-line Masses have gone. Do please spread the word if you can, I bump into people out walking who don’t know about the webcast so please let your friends and acquaintances know. John Andrews is owed a big thank you for all the hard work and organizing new material on the webpage.

Financial Situation: As you can imagine the parish is having a bit of a rough time financially, as I am sure many of you are too. I would like to thank those who have continued to faithfully support the parish during these unusual times. This too is much appreciated.

Daily Prayers: It is really important that during this difficult time, we keep up our prayer life.  Each week I will post some prayers I hope we can all say at 8.00 a.m. wherever we find ourselves.  This will enable us to unite ourselves as a parish in prayer.  The first three prayers will remain standard, but the fourth prayer for our current situation will change each week.

Angelus:  A podcast of me reciting the Angelus will also be posted on the webpage.  If you would at noon set aside a few minutes to say this ancient prayer with me wherever you find yourself and thus place yourself under the protection of Our Lady at this difficult time.

PLEASE NOTE: Baptisms, First Holy Communions celebrations and the Sacrament of marriage will be postponed, until a time that allows family and friends to gather safely within our churches.

Daily Reflection: These are being posted for a week at a time, rather than daily.

Mass Intentions: Will be offered up for the following intentions: – John Sherry RIP, Gertie Lynch RIP, Danuta Johaniewicz RIP, Bernard Holtham RIP, Leslie Smith RIP, Brenda Duffy RIP, George Henry John RIP

Prayers are asked for: –

Those who have died:

Sick: We pray for all the sick of our parishes.

Anniversaries: Anthony Galea, Kathleen Lordan. Colleen Rodericks, Diana Marshall, John Bevan,

Walter Meigh and George Cullen

8th June 2020