Parish News

Web Administrator

We are looking for an enthusiastic person to take responsibility for updating the Parish website each week.  This currently takes about 10-15 mins each week.  No specific skills are required as full training will be given. For more information please contact either Father Alex or Mike Grant (email: m.c.grant@btinternet.com).

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Walsingham

Please find attached a poster about this year's Diocesan Pilgrimage to Walsingham on May 3rd. Everything will be live streamed.

 

There will be no public procession but mass will be celebrated at 12 noon with an intention for the diocese and at around 2.30pm there will

be Rosary and Benediction.

 

It is important to stress that anyone wishing to join the Pilgrimage at Walsingham itself will need to book in using the link on the poster. It would be wise for them to bring their own food and drink! Masks must be worn and social distancing restrictions must be adhered to.  For further details please click here.

Reflection on 'The Day of the Lord'

The Bishops of England Wales have sent a reflection on  The Day of the Lord. Bishop Alan states it is an important message for all of us to think about as we begin to move forward from the present lockdown and face the challenges of _bringing our communities and the practice of faith to a greater expression and strength_ in the coming months. To access the document please click here.

HOLY FATHER'S ROSARY INITIATIVE

The Holy Father has selected Shrines from across the world to participate in his special initiative to pray the Rosary during the month of May for the end of the pandemic. He himself will initiate this on May 1st and end it on May 31st.

 

THE SHRINE OF OUR LADY OF WALSINGHAM HAS BEEN SELECTED TO PARTICIPATE ON MAY 1ST AT 5.00PM.  This will be live streamed from Walsingham to the Vatican television Centre so that Pope Francis can see it live. Our particular Intention is for those who have died from the pandemic across the world.

 

EWTN will oversee this broadcast.

 

The Shrine will promote this initiative during the entire month of May.

To access;

The ENGLISH Liturgical Guide, please click here.

The May Prayer Initiative document, please click here.

The Shrine List, please click here.

 

Facebook and Whatsapp

St Henry Morse is now on Facebook, you can access it by searching for St Henry Morse Diss on Facebook.  We are also on Whatsapp, for further details please contact Father Alex.

National Lockdown - January 2021

The government is allowing churches to remain open for public worship. This means that Mass, and other liturgies will continue to be celebrated publicly each day.

It is very encouraging that the Government has recognised that people have worked hard to make our places of worship safe for people to come in and pray and to attend Mass. Bishop Alan has asked us to thank all those who have helped to achieve this across the Diocese. We must make sure that, in the coming weeks, we continue to ensure the safety of our parishioners and all who enter our churches at this time. Stay Safe and Keep Well.

Booking for Mass, please click here for details

Statement on Safeguarding

The account given in the IICSA Report of abuse known to be inflicted on children in the Catholic Church in England and Wales in the past 50 years is shocking and overwhelming. At our meeting this week, we Bishops have stood together in profound shame. We express our sorrow and contrition before God. Please read more here

Catholic Church welcomes IICSA report into abuse

The Catholic Church in England and Wales has welcomed the report, published today, from the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, relating to the institutional response of the Church in its duty of care to protect children from sexual abuse and exploitation. Click here for more.

Statement from the Bishops Conference Department for Social Justice concerning Covid-19 and Vaccination. Click here

Waveney Food Bank

There has been considerable attention in the media recently concerning food poverty.  Our local Food banks are struggling at present. They urgently need: Tinned Veg, Corned Beef, Tinned Ham, Tinned Tomatoes, Sweets for kids and Microwave Puddings.

 

People can still leave food at the church when attending Private Prayer and hopefully Mass (when restrictions are eased), but we can also  help by donating money directly to our local Waveney food bank.  The Waveney Food bank have provided us with a document explaining how we can help, please take the time to read the attached document , please click here.  To register your donation for Gift Aid please click here

Useful Links for masses being streamed locally

Live stream from Walsingham:     https://www.walsingham.org.uk/live-stream/

 

Mass from St Edmunds Church Bury St Edmunds; https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDTV82GBvpx0FKN-Uz47Q6w/videos

A number of our parishioners do not have internet access, if you know anyone like this can we ask that you try and keep them informed about the

information that we have on our website.

CAFOD Coronavirus Appeal

Many of us here in the UK have suffered terribly because of coronavirus, coping with grief, anxiety and hardship. In the world's poorest countries, health care systems are not coping, and families are going hungry because people cannot go out to earn money. CAFOD is helping to protect and improve the lives of our sisters and brothers during this global emergency. If you can support our Coronavirus Appeal, please donate at cafod.org.uk/coronavirus, where you will find also more information about how CAFOD is responding. Thank you.

Offertory Contributions

Bob Sully, our Parish Treasurer has written a short note explaining how we can still make Offertory  contributions whilst there are no public services. Please take a moment to read Bob's note and I attach the standing order form that he mentions.  Click here to see message.  Click here for Standing Order Mandate

 

Catholic papers

A number of UK Catholic Diocesan newspapers are now available online, including Catholic East Anglia.  The link is:   www.ChurchPaper.co.uk

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