Pray at Home

Our Lady of the Rosary Church is resuming public Masses from 5 July. Masses are on Sunday morning at 8 am and 10 am AND Tuesday morning at 9:30 am. See the Resuming public worship page for details.

Fr Gregory continues to offer all other Masses in our parish during the Coronavirus outbreak, but without the faithful being present.

For those unable to attend the public Masses, various resources are available online to help you continue to pray at home.

The Archbishop encourages ‘every Catholic – individuals, couples and families – to create, if there is not one already present, a simple shrine in their home, with a crucifix and religious images, to provide a focus until that blessed day when we are able to gather in our churches once more.’

Live-streamed Masses

You may like to follow Mass live or watch recordings from the nearby parishes of St Edmund’s, Beckenham, which can be viewed here, or St James, Petts Wood, here.

Our Archbishop John Wilson offers Sunday Mass at 10am from St George’s Cathedral in Southwark, which can be viewed here.

You can access Mass said each day by the Holy Father in Rome here and from the National Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham (12 noon each day) here.

Daily Readings at Mass

You can find the readings for Mass each day (from Universalis) here.

The Wednesday Word, a prayerful guide to readings for next Sunday Mass, can be found here.

Daily Reflections

The Diocese shares daily readings, Gospel passages and reflections on the Diocesan Facebook page and highlights various resources, opportunities and news about life in the Diocese on Twitter and Instagram. You may also like to visit the YouTube page to revisit some homilies from various services throughout the past year.

A prayer to say when we are unable to attend Mass

O holy angel at my side
Go to the church for me
Kneel in my place at Holy Mass
Where I desire to be
At offertory, in my stead
Take all I am and own
And place it as a sacrifice
Upon the altar throne
At holy consecration bell
Adore with seraph’s love
My Jesus hidden in the Host
Come down from Heaven above
Then pray for those I dearly love
And those who cause me grief
That Jesus’ Blood may cleanse all hearts
and suffering souls relieve
And when the priest Communion takes
Oh, bring my Lord to me
That His sweet Heart may rest on mine
And I His temple be
Pray that this Sacrifice Divine
May mankind’s sins efface
Then bring me Jesus’ blessing home
The pledge of every grace
In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. Amen

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