28 March 2020 : 5th Sunday of Lent : Divine Office Week 2

Mass Intentions

Please see the calendar for Mass intentions this week.  If you want Mass said for a particular intention, then email it to me and I’ll publish the intentions in the calendar. Fr Darren Carden is saying daily Mass, without a congregation, every day at Hornby at 9:00 am.

Your Prayers are asked for:

Those Whose Anniversaries are at this time:

Mary Wilson, Annie Ruddy, Rob Pelling, Margaret Kelly, Eleanor Anderson, Joseph Lynch, Wyn Murray, Arthur Dowlmam, Eddie Brady, Janet Bellarby and Edna Humpage.

The Sick of the Parishes:

Brian Byrne, Sarah Adam, Veronica Law, Dennis Brown, Graham Jubb, Paul Shuttleworth, Keith and Alexa Wightman, Sarah Mason, Cynthia McPherson, Kevin Casey, Esther Castle, Chris Broadhurst, Joan Randall, Hazel Waring, Eric and Nina Ireland, Frances McKenzie, Sandie Hardy, Elizabeth Ackerley, Pepe Casanova, Karen Parkinson, Margaret Aspin, Bruce Kay, Colette Calveley, Lucy Ball, Maggie Trimble, Pauline O’Toole, Roberta Whiteside, Alan White.

Online Masses

St Joseph’s Church in Lancaster is live streaming its daily masses on Facebook. You’ll find them here: https://www.facebook.com/stjosephlancaster/

St Clare’s in Preston is also live streaming masses:


If you go to their website and click the banner it takes you to the live mass

Here again are the two I found last week.


This is the website of Bishop Robert Baron, in California. Mass is celebrated every day at 8:15 EST, which is 12:15 pm GMT.


Thanks to Julia for sending this one.

Spiritual Communion

Please see our Prayers and Liturgy page for the Act of Spiritual Communion.

Pope’s Prayer for Protection from Coronavirus

O Mary, you shine continuously on our journey as a sign of salvation and hope.
We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick.

At the foot of the Cross you participated in Jesus’ pain, with steadfast faith. You, Salvation of the Roman People, know what we need.

We are certain that you will provide, so that, as you did at Cana of Galilee, joy and feasting might return after this moment of trial.

Help us, Mother of Divine Love,
to conform ourselves to the Father’s will
and to do what Jesus tells us:

He who took our sufferings upon Himself, and bore our sorrows to bring us, through the Cross, to the joy of the Resurrection, Amen.

We seek refuge under your protection, O holy Mother of God.
Do not despise our pleas – we who are put to the test – and deliver us from every danger, O glorious and blessed Virgin.