Beginning next Thursday, the Catholic Bishops of England and Wales will celebrate weekly Mass for the sick and their families, NHS frontline staff and those working in social care.
Recognising that the Covid-19 pandemic is affecting every person throughout the UK, the Catholic Bishops of England and Wales paid tribute to frontline workers in hospitals and in care homes who are giving exceptional service to vulnerable people at this time. They also noted that those who are sick and their families are suffering many hardships of isolation from contact with those they love.
In order to show a spiritual solidarity with frontline workers, the sick and their families, the Catholic Bishops of England and Wales announced that each week from next Thursday, a Catholic Bishop will celebrate Mass in their cathedral, which will be live-streamed for people to join. This will take place every Thursday at 7pm.
The current schedule is:
Thursday 23rd April – Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Westminster Cathedral
Thursday 30th April – Bishop Richard Moth, Arundel Cathedral
Thursday 7th May – Bishop Marcus Stock, Leeds Cathedral
Thursday 14th May – Bishop Robert Byrne CO, Newcastle Cathedral
Thursday 21st May – Bishop Mark Davies, Shrewsbury Cathedral
Thursday 28th May – Bishop Terence Drainey, Middlesbrough Cathedral
Links for the live-streaming of these Masses can be found by visiting the cathedrals’ webpages.
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