In these unprecedented times, it is impossible for us to physically be together to worship God.
This page a space for us to virtually gather as a faith community.
Mass is streamed each day live on YouTube from St. Mary’s Cathedral at 10am. The channel is called ‘Diocese of Middlesbrough’ and it is a welcome opportunity to pray and reflect during the morning.
As we cannot encounter Jesus in the Eucharist at the moment, we can make a prayer of spiritual communion instead:
I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love You above all things,
and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally,
come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace You as if You were already there
and unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated from You.
Below are are a number of prayer activities that we can do at home during this Covid crisis. They are adapted from the Prayer Spaces in Schools website.
Ten:Ten are offering free prayer resources to be used at home during the pandemic. Please click on the link below to access these resources.
Below are 15 prayers from Ten:Ten to be used during school closures – and for school reopenings. They can all be accessed and downloaded in this PowerPoint..