The Week in view – up to March 29th.
Please note that during the time of the Coronavirus, all public worship is cancelled.
Our Church is still open for Private Prayer from Tuesday to Friday form 9am – 9:30am. Fr Paul is still offering the Daily Office of Morning and Evening Prayer in Church. Mass is also being offered but not as a public liturgy. We are also posting a video recording of a simple Mass from Holy Trinity each week on Facebook with a link on our Web site.
The PCC meeting which was scheduled for today is cancelled until further notice. Permission has been given to postpone the Annual Parish Meeting until October 2020 at the latest.
THE CHRISM MASS IN CANTERBURY is cancelled. THE NATIONAL PILGRIMAGE MAY 25th AT THE SHRINE OF OUR LADY OF WALSINGHAM IS ALSO CANCELLED. Please keep safe, and do not hesitate to contact Fr Paul for any assistance you may require.
PRAYER TO OUR LORD FOR THE GRACE OF HEALING AND PROTECTION
Lord Jesus Christ, you travelled through towns and villages curing every disease and illness. At your command, the sick were made well. Come to our aid now, in the midst of the global spread of the coronavirus, that we may experience your healing love. Heal those who are sick with the virus. May they regain their health and strength. Heal us from our fear, which prevents neighbours from helping one another. Heal us from our pride, which can make us claim invulnerability to a disease that knows no borders.
Good Lord, healer of all, stay by our side in this time of uncertainty and sorrow. May those who have died from the virus rest in peace and rise in glory. Be with the families of those who are sick or have died. As they worry and grieve, defend them from illness and despair. Be with the doctors, nurses, researchers and all medical professionals who seek to heal and help those affected and who put themselves at risk in the process. May they know your protection and peace. Be with the leaders of all nations. Give them the foresight to act with prudence and charity for the well-being of the people they are meant to serve.
Stay with us, Lord, and grant us your peace. Amen.