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Due to the pandemic THE CHURCH IS CLOSED until further notice


Holy Mass is still being offered every day for you and your intentions

PLEASE FOLLOW THE GOVERNMENT'S INSTRUCTIONS
on self-isolating if you're 70 years or older and/or have a medical condition,
not meeting with anyone outside your household, avoiding unnecessary travel

STAY AT HOME
PROTECT YOURSELF AND THOSE YOU LOVE

WE WANT TO WELCOME YOU BACK TO OUR CHURCH
WHEN WE CAN GATHER SAFELY AGAIN 


A prayer for our times

We are always surrounded by the angels and saints who are glorifying God and protecting and assisting mankind. They are our particular friends and allies in situations where we are touching limits that we cannot overcome.

DEAR Guardian Angel go for me to the church, there kneel down at Mass for me.

At the Offertory, take me to God, and offer Him my service: What I am, what I have, offer as my gift.

At the Consecration, with your seraphic strength, adore my Saviour truly present, praying for those who have loved me, for those who have offended me, and for those now deceased, that the blood of Jesus may purify them all.

During Holy Communion, bring to me the Body and Blood of Jesus uniting Him with me in spirit, so that my heart may become His dwelling place. Plead with Him, that through His sacrifice all people throughout the world may be saved.

When the Mass ends, bring home to me and to every home, the Lord's blessing.

Amen.

Click on this text for a printable copy of this prayer

DISPENSATION FROM EASTER DUTIES

Many of the faithful will be aware of their Easter Duties; that is to receive Holy Communion during the Easter Season and by custom, to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation beforehand.  The Code of Canon Law (CIC 920) says each of the faithful is obliged to receive holy communion at least once a year.  This precept must be fulfilled during the Easter season unless it is fulfilled for a just cause at another time during the year.  The requirement for the celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation comes from the need to be in a state of grace to receive Holy Communion (CIC 916).

 As it is not possible for the faithful to receive Holy Communion at this time, and into the future, the Bishops of England and Wales have dispensed the Easter Duties for the year 2020.

 The Bishops have asked that all should make a Perfect Act of Contrition at this time.  Perfect contrition (or a Contrition of Charity) is true and real sorrow for our sins which is created when we realise the immense love of God for each one of us.  We express this contrition when we realise how we offend God by our sinful words, deeds and omissions in contrast to the immeasurable love and mercy that he continually shows us.

 This requires us to be contrite of heart for what we have done, know and be overwhelmed by the love and mercy of God for his children, and to approach this grace with humility and resolution not to sin again.

 An Act of Contrition

My God, I am sorry for my sins with all my heart. In choosing to do wrong and failing to do good, I have sinned against you whom I should love above all things.  I firmly intend, with your help, to do penance, to sin no more, and to avoid whatever leads me to sin.  Our Saviour Jesus Christ suffered and died for us. In his name, my God, have mercy.

 Spiritual Communion

There are times when people are unable to receive the Holy Communion, through illness or due to their personal disposition. Even though some may not receive sacramental Communion, all are united in some way by the Holy Spirit. The tradition of spiritual Communion is an important one to remember and reaffirm. A deep spiritual Communion is possible even when we are not able to receive the Sacrament.

MY JESUS, I believe that Thou art present
in the Blessed Sacrament.
I love Thee above all things,
and desire to receive Thee into my soul.
Since I cannot now receive Thee sacramentally,
come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace Thee as if Thou art already there
and unite myself entirely to Thee;
never permit me to be separated from Thee. Amen.   


Local help for vulnerable persons

The Dome is now a central help hub for Doncaster's elderly residents and other vulnerable persons. If you can't get out to buy essential shopping, to collect prescribed medication or go to a food bank, you can contact the service on 01302 430300 

Find out more about the Community Hub: www.dncommunityhub.org.uk