YEAR OF THE WORD
A PRAYER FOR OUR READERS
Praise to you, Lord God, King of the universe. I praise and thank you for calling me to proclaim your Word to your beloved people. Open the hearts of all who worship with us so that they may hear your voice when I read. Let nothing in my life or manner disturb your people or close their hearts to the action of your Spirit. Cleanse my heart and mind, and open my lips so that I may proclaim your Word for all to hear. All praise to you, heavenly Father, Through the Lord Jesus In the Holy Spirit, now and forever
SPIRITUAL COMMUNION PRAYER
My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the Most Blessed Sacrament. I love you above all things and I desire to have you in my soul. Since I cannot now receive you sacramentally come, at least, spiritually into my heart. I embrace you as having already come and I unite myself and entirely to you. Never let me be separated from you.
A notice from the SVP
Although the country is emerging from lockdown we know the effects of the coronavirus epidemic will be with us for a while yet. It may be that you, or someone you know, is suffering as a result. The SVP may be able to help for example with food vouchers, provision of school uniform etc, or practical things like shopping. If you think we may be able to help please call Pete on 07956092975.
Volunteer stewards required for when the church re-opens
We are hoping to re-open the church again reasonably soon, initially a couple of times a week for private prayer, with the possibility of mass and/or more frequent opening at a later date. To start with we expect the church to be open twice a week for private prayer, on Wednesdays and Sundays from 9:30-11:30.
We will need volunteers to act as stewards when the church is open, probably 3 or 4 people for each session.
Duties are likely to include: some cleaning half an hour or so before the church opens (so would have to be there from 9:00); stewarding outside and inside the church; ensuring visitors follow the protocols/procedures; cleaning surfaces during the sessions.
Under current guidelines volunteers cannot be aged 70 or over, or shielding during lockdown because they are clinically vulnerable. It is also suggested that those who are living with someone clinically vulnerable should not take on the role at this stage.
Normally the toilets in the church will not be open but we can make allowance for someone who needs it.
Please get in touch with Fr Paddy if you are willing to volunteer for this. Make clear if there are any restrictions on your involvement (eg. only certain days). Also, it would be useful to know if you have had safeguarding training recently.
NORMAL MASS TIMES AT ST VINCENT'S SHEFFIELD
(PUBLIC MASSES CANCELLED FOR NOW)
SUNDAY: 9.30 am and 6 pm
MONDAY: On First Monday of every month and Bank Holidays Mass is said at St Michael's Chapel, Rivelin Valley Road S6 5GL at 10.30am. It is for all the Dead of the cemetery.
TUESDAY: 9.30 am
WEDNESDAY: 7.00 pm (school holidays 9.30 am)
THURSDAY: 9.30 am
FRIDAY: 9.30 am