As the Coronavirus or COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect all countries throughout the world, we want to offer both a resource for Spiritual Guidance to those who are don't feel comfortable attending Mass and those who would like to pray for the current situation, and a platform where we can share current news with our Parishioners. Please see the Prayer at Home page for spiritual guidance.
If you wish to book to attend Mass, please call the parish office or email. Please see our most recent newsletter for Mass times and up to date information.
You can still participate in Masses online by going to https://northamptondiocese.org/live/ where Masses are being live streamed daily. See our Masses and Service page for more information.
30th May 2021
Figures published this past week show that the coronavirus infection rate remains low in the borough of Northampton.
The current restrictions are as follows:
From 12 April:
non-essential retail can reopen
personal care services such as hairdressers and nail salons can reopen, including those provided from a mobile setting
public buildings such as libraries and community centres can reopen
outdoor hospitality venues can reopen, with table service only
most outdoor attractions including zoos, theme parks, and drive-in performances (such as cinemas and concerts) can reopen
some smaller outdoor events such as fetes, literary fairs, and fairgrounds can take place
indoor leisure and sports facilities can reopen for individual exercise, or exercise with your household or support bubble
all childcare and supervised activities are allowed indoors (as well as outdoors) for all children. Parent and child groups can take place indoors (as well as outdoors) for up to 15 people (children under 5 will not be counted in this number)
weddings, civil partnership ceremonies, wakes and other commemorative events can take place for up to 15 people (anyone working is not included in this limit), including in indoor venues that are permitted to open or where an exemption applies. Wedding receptions can also take place for up to 15 people, but must take place outdoors, not including private gardens
self-contained accommodation can stay open for overnight stays in England with your household or support bubble
care home residents will be able to nominate two named individuals for regular indoor visits (following a rapid lateral flow test)
you should continue to work from home if you can and minimise the amount that you travel where possible
Please note that the Bishops' Conference have strongly recommended that face coverings are wore in church even if there is 2 metres social distancing.
Call and Care supported by St Vincent de Paul Society (SVP). Many of the most vulnerable members of our community will be confined to their homes for weeks if not months. With no Sunday gatherings or personal contact allowed, they are in danger of becoming really isolated, or even worse, becoming neglected. The “Call and Care” scheme is a simple answer for parishes, bringing together volunteers with those needing some contact or practical help. It has been developed in partnership with the SVP, and with the diocesan safeguarding and data protection offices. During this difficult time for all our parishioners and those in the community, we are here to help in whatever we can. Please text or ring our phone if we can help in any way. Sacred Heart SVP: 07504 465707 or Our Lady & St Anselm SVP: 07568 313234.
Pope Francis’ Prayer to Mary during the coronavirus pandemic:
you always shine on our path
as a sign of salvation and of hope.
We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick,
who at the cross took part in Jesus’ pain, keeping your faith firm.
You, Salvation of the Roman People,
know what we need,
and we are sure you will provide
so that, as in Cana of Galilee,
we may return to joy and to feasting
after this time of trial.
Help us, Mother of Divine Love,
to conform to the will of the Father
and to do as we are told by Jesus,
who has taken upon himself our sufferings
and carried our sorrows
to lead us, through the cross,
to the joy of the resurrection. Amen.