"Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit."  Mt. 28:19

Father Luke writes ...

Dear Parishioners

Given the severity of the Covid-19 Pandemic, and the government’s response the Bishops of England and Wales have suspended all acts of Public Worship from Friday 20th March until further notice. These are trying and difficult times for all of us and I encourage you to read the letter from the Cardinal which is available below.


Our faith continues and the Mass will still be celebrated albeit without a public congregation, you are invited to participate spiritually in the Mass and instructions with prayers for at home, along with other resources to help you do this are found here. (See 'When Mass cannot be celebrated publicly' leaflet – No Public Mass pdf -- below.)


Daily Mass will be celebrated Monday – Saturday at 10 am and broadcast live from our Facebook Page.


Sunday Mass will be streamed live at 11:00 am via our Facebook Page 


Important: You do not have to be signed up to Facebook to view our Facebook Page – it will ask you to login in or sign-up but you do not need to do this to watch the live video, so you can ignore it and just click ‘Not Now’ when the box comes up.  It will then function like any other website.


It is better, however, to create a free account because you can interact with the page and we can keep in contact with each other (you don’t have to load any pictures up or use it for anything else) – so please do consider signing up for a Facebook account. To be clear, you do not need to sign up if you simply want to watch the video.  If you can’t hear any sound, just either press the screen (if it’s a touchscreen) or hover the cursor (little arrow moved by the mouse) over the video window. In the bottom of the video, a speaker icon with an ‘X’ will appear - tap that icon to unmute the sound. 


If you do not have the internet but you do have Sky you can watch a daily Mass (usually at midday) on EWTN which is channel 588 on Sky.


Other ways to stay in touch:  The weekly newsletter will continue and be uploaded to our parish website as usual. If you or someone you know would like a hard copy delivered to you then get in touch and we will arrange this.


If you need anything and or are struggling in any way, please contact me and I will support you in any way that I can.  I am on phone 01842 812200 and email bmrcparishpriest@outlook.com


Let us look out for each other, pray for one another and keep the faith!


Be assured of my continued prayers and affection for you all,


Fr Luke

Downloads

Please download the files below.  For your information there are two letters from the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales.  The Public Letter from Cardinal Nichols provides the general instructions concerning the Church's response to the coronavirus pandemic and the suspension of public services.  The Liturgical Advice letter provides more detailed information, referred to in Cardinal Nichols' letter, about the celebration of Holy Mass and the other sacraments during the period of suspended public services.  See also the Bishops' Conference web site, www.cbcew.org.uk

The 'No Public Mass' A4 bi-fold handout can be printed out and assist you during this period when face-to-face services are suspended.  The page sequence (landscape orientation on your printer), is upper left to lower right, page 4-1 (first sheet), page 2-3 (second sheet).  Place the first sheet back to back with the second, staple or tape together, fold over so "When Mass cannot ..." (page 1) is the outside front page and 'Additional Prayers' (page 4) is the outside back page.

Public Letter from Cardinal Nichols (pdf)

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Liturgical Advice to Bishops (pdf)

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No Public Mass (pdf)

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Fr. Luke Goymour

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With every blessing,

The Catholic Community of Brandon and Mildenhall


Presbytery Phone:  01842 812200




The Roman Catholic Parish of Brandon and Mildenhall is part of the Diocese of East Anglia covering Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and the Unitary Authority of Peterborough within the Province of Westminster, part of the Catholic Church of England and Wales in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.