Advise and admonitions on the Corona Virus (COVID-19) Pandemic

As Archbishop of Southwark, Most Reverend John Wilson says in his letter to the Clergy yesterday concerning the measures to be put in place, “this is a Lent like we have not experienced before.” We are entering a period of great uncertainty which most of us have never experienced in our life time.

The cessation of the public celebration of the Mass in our parishes from Friday 20th March indicates the serious action that is being taken to avoid this pandemic.

The Archbishop’s advice to us at the present time is:

  • Be Good Samaritans to each other;
  • Support those most in need in the best possible way;
  • Speak to our families and loved ones as often as we can.

We must approach the period ahead with personal faith and prayer doing all we can to support those in our care.  As Parishioners of Our Lady of the Rosary, we are required to care for each other and our families. I would be grateful if all our parishioners can do their best to look after our elderly brothers, sisters, and friends whether they are parishioners or not. Some may not have the necessary level of support in the current climate and it is essential that we keep a close eye on them during the next few weeks. We can do this by offering phone support on a regular basis and ensuring that their shopping needs are met.

In response to the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic we are no longer able to gather for public acts of worship in our Catholic churches in England and Wales. This will begin from Friday evening, 20 March 2020, until further notice. Cardinal Vincent Nichols offers a message of hope with Jesus. For a video clip of Cardinal Vincent Nicholls address, please view this shared link:

(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbZ0_x__Cxc&feature=youtu.be)

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Prayer during a time of flu and illness

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About me

Innocent Abonyi
Father Innocent Abonyi, MSP belongs to the Missionary Society of St. Paul of Nigeria. He was ordained a priest for the missions on 3rd July 1999. Since his priestly ordination, he has served as a formator, Spiritual Director, and Lecturer in the National Missionary Seminary of St. Paul, in Iperu-Remo, Ogun State and Gwagwalada, Abuja, all in Nigeria ( 1999 -2001 and 2003 - 2006 respectively); He had his post graduate Studies in Ireland (2001-2003) and Oxford Brookes England (2012 - 2014). He has worked in few parishes in England. He currently serves as a parish priest of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Gravesend, Kent, UK.

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