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Corona Virus Update - NO PUBLIC MASSES UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
It is with extreme sadness that, following Government advice,
Saint Francis Xavier’s Church Hereford must close its doors for private prayer until further notice. Keep in touch via our website for live streaming of Mass in different Churches , on Twitter @SfxHereford and on Facebook @StFrancisXaviersChurchHereford
A PRAYER FOR EVERYONE AT THIS DIFFICULT TIME
God of healing and of hope , in Jesus you meet us in our places of pain and fear.
Look with mercy on those who have contracted the new virus, on any who are vulnerable, and on all who feel in danger.
Through this time of global concern, by your Holy Spirit bring out that which is best in us, not what is worst.
Make us more aware of our interdependence on each other, and of the strength that comes from being one body in you.
Through Christ our wounded healer.
(Dr. Sam Wells of St. Martin in the Field)
Please join us online for live Mass on Sunday at 10am.
St Francis Xavier's Live
Series of special Masses
A series of special Thursday evening Masses for the sick, their families, NHS staff, and those working in Social Care at 7 pm.
Click here to watch a video from Cardinal Vincent Nichols about this initiative, which will take place before the weekly 8pm 'Clap for Carers'.
Click here for Westminster Cathedral live stream.
The Catholic Bishops of England and Wales recognise that this time of the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting every person in our countries. Those who are sick, and their families, are suffering many hardships of isolation from contact with those they love.
Our front-line workers in hospitals and in care homes all over our lands are giving exceptional service to those who are vulnerable at this time.
In order to show a spiritual solidarity with all those who are involved in the ways described above, each week on Thursdays, 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.
Unite against Coronavirus: our new petition to the government can be found here:
Just as the impacts of coronavirus are being felt on unprecedented levels here in the UK, in developing countries with healthcare systems much more fragile than our own the effects are likely to be devastating. In some countries, there are almost no intensive care hospital beds or ventilators. We must never forget that we are one global family, united in this struggle. Now is not the time to build barriers, but for the world to unite in love and compassion. Out of love for our brothers and sisters overseas, parishioners are encouraged to sign our petition asking the Prime Minister to ensure that the most vulnerable and marginalised people are the priority in the UK’s international efforts as well as at home.