The Bishops of England and Wales ask us to return to the usual pattern of prayer and praise (i.e. Mass on a Sunday) as it was before the pandemic hit us. Some who are vulnerable may still feel safer coming to weekday Mass and that’s fine.
If you are too frail to return to Church, please let one of the priests know to arrange a visit with the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Anointing; and/or to arrange for a Minister of the Eucharist to bring you Holy Communion.
Please refer to the individual Parish Newsletters for Mass and Service times.
Churches are open again for public Mass. The Sunday 9.30am Mass at Holy Family and the 11.00am Mass at St Ambrose Barlow will be broadcast on the internet and, for those who can access it, the video will remain to be watched anytime afterwards if you miss it live. (Click on the links below)
Where possible daily Masses will be broadcast and other prayer services which can also be watched and participated in at any time later.
Facebook and YouTube.
The Redemptorists have Sunday Mass online available from 12pm on Saturdays, celebrated by Fr Denis McBride C.Ss.R.
There are several churches which live stream masses throughout the Archdiocese of Liverpool. These can be accessed here.
Other streamed masses are also available, click below for more
There are several other opportunities to share mass online or on the radio, keeping our faith, hope and love for God alive in this time of trouble.
Several churches have live feeds playing during the celebration of mass. The church nearest to us that does this is St Gregory's in Chorley, where Fr Graeme Dunne is Parish Priest. Many of us remember Fr Graeme from his time as Parish Priest at Sacred Heart in Leigh. The following link takes you directly to the feed for Masses celebrated at St Gregory's:
Knock Shrine stream live Mass and they also have a live feed from the Apparition chapel, another way of helping people to create an atmosphere to pray.
The website Church Services TV gives you details of other churches in the UK and elsewhere which also provide a livefeed for Mass or Daily Prayer and also the option to download services for later play back. This is a rich resource for many other items too and well worth a visit.
Another website offering services from churches around the country is MCN media. Several of the churches in Liverpool are included here.
EWTN also offers an online mass streaming service.
The number of online Masses can be overwhelming so initially it's probably advisable to find a mass close to home, perhaps in the Archdiocese, in Salford Diocese, Shrewsbury Diocese or Lancaster diocese.
Families could arrange to watch the same online mass at the same time. Knowing that your loved ones are also watching can be very comforting.