Church Precautions

ST. PANCRAS CATHOLIC CHURCH

IPSWICH

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Parish Priest  :  Fr. Russell Frost

Catholic  Presbytery, 1 Orwell Place, Ipswich,  IP4 1BD

Tel: 01473-612178 [home]     mobile:   07771-857476

Email:  russell.frost@rcdea.org.uk

website:   www.stpancraschurch.org.uk

 

 

CORONAVIRUS  PRECAUTIONS

  • The church will remain open between 10am and 12noon on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays for private prayer only. Please follow the signs in the church;
  • All Masses are now strictly private – without a congregation – they will be offered daily, though not at the usual times;
  • Requests for Mass Intentions may be left at the Presbytery;
  • There will be NO public services of any kind;
  • The Bishop has issued a Dispensation from the Sunday Mass Obligation for as long as the crisis lasts;
  • No Confessions until church is re-opened;
  • Baptisms, Confirmations, First Communions are postponed;
  • Weddings may take place, with just the Bridal Parties present;
  • Funerals may take place in the cemeteries or crematoria;
  • Daily Mass streamed from the Shrine at Walsingham:

www.walsingham.org.uk

 

HOSPITAL CHAPLAINCY  If you are going into Ipswich Hospital, or know someone who is, please contact the Chaplain, Fr. Bineesh, on 07549-695648. St. Mary's Parish now look after St. Elizabeth's Hospice [01473] 728115.

 

PRAYER TO BE SAID DURING THE CRISIS

 

God our Father, Creator of the world, almighty and merciful, out of love for us You sent your Son into the world as the doctor of our souls and our bodies, look upon your children who, in this difficult time of confusion and dismay in many regions of Europe and the world, turn to you seeking strength, salvation and relief: deliver us from illness and fear, heal our sick, comfort their families, give wisdom to our rulers, energy and reward to our doctors, nurses and volunteers, eternal life to the dead. Do not abandon us in the moment of trial, but deliver us from all evil. We ask this of You, who with the Son and the Holy Spirit, live and reign for ever and ever. Amen.

Mary, Mother of Health and Hope, pray for us!

 

 

AN ACT OF SPIRITUAL COMMUNION

 

My Jesus,

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.  Amen.