St. Saviour's     St. Mary's     Our Lady & St. Bernard's

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

St Saviour & Mary of the Angels’ Information

Please be assured that each day the clergy will maintain prayers before the Blessed Sacrament in our churches of St Saviour & St Mary of the Angels. We also encourage you to maintain private and family prayers at home. It is also possible to follow Holy Mass and access numerous prayer resources via various websites such as: www.dioceseofshrewsbury.org and www.ewtn.com. You will also find information and support via our own parishes’ website at www.rcchep.co.uk

This week Fr Louis’ Private Mass intentions and Services will be as below;
Easter Sunday 12th April 10am (: Parishioners Intentions- in St Saviour’s church)
Monday 13th April – For Bill Dobson RIP
Tuesday 14th April – Josephine McDonnell RIP
Wednesday 15th April – Requiem Mass for John Cubbin RIP and Mass for Mike Cheetham RIP
Thursday 16th April Mass for Fr Louis’ Intentions  / Also Funeral Service for Joseph Reddy RIP
Friday 17th April: Holly Ronci   /  Also Funeral Service for Sheila Mary Kearns RIP
Saturday 18th April:  Geoff Cooper RIP
Sunday 19th April: Charles Williams RIP

We encourage parishioners particularly on Easter Sunday, during your daily exercise, where possible to walk past one of our churches and offer in passing a prayer to the Risen Lord

ANGELUS:

The Clergy will be praying the Angelus daily at 12pm and 6pm accompanied by the ringing of the bell at St Mary of the Angels Church.

Liturgies for Holy Week

As previously explained were celebrated in our churches privately in accordance with current restrictions and instructions. All of our parishioners were remembered in our prayers.

Without a doubt, currently, we are living in difficult times, and there is much hardship.  Not least for the fact that many cannot go to Mass or receive the Sacraments, but like many people before, we can still become saints!  Soon it will be Easter, and we can all still prepare for this well by our prayers. There are many ways to pray each day, for example, the prayer of Spiritual communion, The Holy Rosary, Angelus, Prayer of St Teresa of Avila and the Prayer to St Michael the Archangel. 
We may be used to these prayers, and some may not!  But all prayer leads to ‘holiness’’. The most important way to pray is to put yourself in the presence of Jesus, as a friend. Talk to Him, tell Him how you are feeling, for communication is at the heart of all prayer.  It’s that easy!   Then be still, and listen to what He is telling you, you may have a sudden thought or a piece of scripture that may come to mind, or you just may feel at peace, all are blessings.

Many of you like to pray the Rosary, but for some it is difficult, or you may not have prayed it for some time. If that is the case, try initially praying just one decade: 1 Our Father, 10 Hail Mary’s and a Glory Be.  You may think of one of the Mysteries like ‘The Crucifixion’ or The ‘Annunciation’, or any one you wish.  Offer this up for your intentions, especially for those who are suffering, and for all who have died from this dreadful virus!  Also, it may have been a while since you have prayed the Stations of the Cross. There are now many excellent versions on the internet. Moreover, you may take time to look at the readings for this coming Sunday, which is Palm or Passion Sunday.
Finally remember that above all, God loves us with a passion.  Certainly, whatever we do to the least of our brothers and sisters, we do to Him. -  God bless you all.

Our Lady & St Bernard’s Information

As above and this week Father Niall’s Private Mass intentions will be:

Sunday 12th April – Joe & Winnie Carroll
Monday 13th March – Tony McMahon (First Anniversary)
Tuesday 14th March – Father Andrew Campbell
Wednesday 15th April – Helen Mannion
Thursday 16th April – Paddy Gannon
Friday 17th April – Jonathan Duffy
Saturday 18th April – Michael Murphy
Sunday 19th April – Parishioners

Times of Services for people to join in Spiritually:  

On speaking with folk on the phone over the week we thought it might be helpful to know when things are happening so that people can join in spiritually from home. Therefore, circumstances permitting the routine will be:

Monday to Saturday
9.00am    Morning Prayer
11.00am  Holy Hour
12.noon   Angelus followed by Mass      
Sunday
9.00am    Morning Prayer
11.00am  Mass
4.00pm    Holy Hour

As I say, we sadly cannot allow anyone to attend at this time due to the necessary lockdown regulations, but it might be good for you to know these times so as to be able to join spiritually at home. Even if we seem to be praying alone, in Christ we are never alone.

St Saviour's


Tarporley Road, Great Sutton
Ellesmere Port, CH66 3JY

St Mary of the Angels


Chester Road, Hooton
Ellesmere Port, CH66 1QJ

Fr. Louis Maggiore
Deacon Tony Hunt

0151 327 6158
parishstm@rcchep.co.uk

 

Our Lady
Star of the Sea


2a Enfield Road,
Ellesmere Port, CH65 8BY


St Bernard's


Sherbourne Road, Ellesmere Port, CH65 5EW

Fr. Niall Mullaley
Deacon Paul Sutton
0151 355 1255
parishol@rcchep.co.uk