Saint Michael's Church

Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Southwark


St. Michael's Catholic Church, Pollards Hill

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"Always pray and never give up" - Luke 18:1

 

As we face the threats posed by the covid-19 coronavirus the world over, Father Innocent prays for everyone. Let us seek the face of God as children of God. Father Innocent shall continue with celebration of Mass as your Priest and Spiritual guide. 


Join on-line at  http://www.churchservices.tv/stmichaels to pray for all those who have died as well as their grieving dear ones, for all who are affected, for all who are sick and suffering, for all those who work in the medical profession and for God to lead us to a lasting solution. Let us join hands and pray God to heal our world. The Mass times this period have been slightly modified.


Covid-19 coronavirus is a threat to humanity. This threat has the ability to bring out the best and/or the worst in people's lives. The word "corona" means "crown". Let us take a "crown" out of the virus pandemic caused by covid-19; make the best out of this situation. One thing is certain, God is with us, we are not alone! "The LORD of host is with us, the God of Jacob is our stronghold" Psalm 46:8. Stay safe!



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Government Consultation on Faith Engagement

Government Consultation on Faith Engagement - Officials of the MHCLG have asked for individual Catholics to respond to this open consultation on the way Government engages with faith communities.  The link to the online submission is:https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/independent-faith-engagement-review-call-for-evidence 

This call for evidence aims to collect views to underpin the Faith Engagement Review. This call for evidence opened on 13th November and will run for a period of 4 weeks closing at 11:45pm on 11 December 2020.

   Colin Bloom, the Faith Engagement Adviser at the Ministry or Housing, Communities and Local Government, will present and promote the government consultation on the issue.  Link and registration: https://www.catholicvoices.org.uk/events/independent-faith-review


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Covid-19 Coronavirus Modified Prayer Times

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Church Re-opens After Second Lockdown, on Thursday 3rd December, 2020: Communal Worship & Live Streaming of Masses 

  Mondays                         9:30am                          

 Tuesdays                        9:30am                         

 Wednesdays                   9:30am (Adoration: 9:00am)          

 Thursdays                      9:30am          

 Fridays                          9:30am             

 Saturdays                      9:30am (Adoration: 9:00am)

 Saturdays                      6:00pm 

 Sundays                        9:00am

 Sundays                       11:00am              


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Immaculate Conception Novena

Sunday 29th November to 7th December, 2020

Feast Day: 8th December, 2020

Novena Prayer: Day 1-9

O most pure Virgin Mary conceived without sin, from the very first instant, you were entirely immaculate. O glorious Mary full of grace, you are the mother of my God – the Queen of Angels and of men. I humbly venerate you as the chosen mother of my Saviour, Jesus Christ. The Prince of Peace and the Lord of Lords chose you for the singular grace and honour of being His beloved mother. By the power of His Cross, He preserved you from all sin. Therefore, by His power and love, I have hope and bold confidence in your prayers for my holiness and salvation. I pray that your prayers will bring me to imitate your holiness and submission to Jesus and the Divine Will. Queen of Heaven, I beg you to beg my Saviour to grant me these requests… (Mention your intentions)


My holy Mother, I know that you were obedient to the will of God. In making this petition, I know that God’s will is more perfect than mine. So, grant that I may receive God’s grace with humility as you did. As my final request, I ask that you pray for me to increase in faith in our risen Lord; I ask that you pray for me to increase in hope in our risen Lord; I ask that you pray for me to increase in love for the risen Jesus! Hail Mary, full of Grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

Read more at: 
https://www.praymorenovenas.com/immaculate-conception-novena

 


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Suspended Covid-19 Coronavirus Modified Prayer Times


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Live Streaming of Masses


   Mondays                       9:30am                          Live stream only

 Tuesdays                       9:30am                          Live stream only

 Wednesdays                  9:30am            Communal  & Live stream

 Thursdays                     9:30am            Communal  & Live stream

Fridays                         9:30am             Communal & Live stream

 Saturdays                     9:30am                          Live stream only

 Saturdays                     6:00pm              Communal & Live stream

  Sundays                        9:00am             Communal & Live stream 

 Sundays                        11:00am           Communal & Live stream

 



OPENING OF CHURCH FOR INDIVIDUAL

PRAYER AND COMMUNAL WORSHIP


 Wednesdays                Adoration                               9:00am – 9:30am

  Saturdays                   Confessions                        10:30am, on request


Saturdays             Mass of Anticipation                              6:00pm

          Sundays                Mass                                                     9:00am            

Sundays                Mass                                                     11:00am



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DOCUMENTS ON GRADUAL RE-OPENING OF CHURCHES 

FOR INDIVIDUAL AND COMMUNAL WORSHIP FROM 4TH JULY, 2020


CBCEW Guidance for Re-opening of Catholic Churches for Individual Prayer


A Message from the Archbishops’ of England about the re-opening of Churches for Mass


New Updated Guidance for Acts of Worship - Mass


Guidance for Acts of Worship – Confession


Guidance for Acts of Worship – Funerals


St Michael's Catholic Church, Pollards Hill Guidance for Individual Prayer and Communal Worship


NHS Test and Trace Cards


Church Re-Opens after Second Lockdown

From Thursday 3rd December, 2020 churches will be allowed to open again for public celebration of Mass and other acts of worship.  

The Bishop’s Conference of England & Wales have issued a statement welcoming this news. 

https://www.cbcew.org.uk/bishops-welcome-return-to-public-worship/ 


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Suspended Mass and Service Times 

Sunday Masses

Saturday 18:00 (Mass of Anticipation)
09:00 and 11:00

Weekday Masses (Monday to Saturday)

09:30

Weekday Holy Days of Obligation Masses

09:30 and 19:30

Adoration of The Blessed Sacrament

Wednesdays and Saturdays 09:00-09:30

Rosary

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 09:00-09:30

Divine Mercy Devotions

Second Sunday of each month at 15:00

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Saturday 10:00-11:00, and at call provided a priest is available


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Additional Mass Times, Services and Events 

Christmas Eve

Final Mass of Advent 09:30
Christmas Vigil Mass 18:00
Christmas Midnight Mass 00:00

Christmas Day

Mass 10:00 

Ash Wednesday

Mass and distribution of the Ashes 09:30 and 19:30

During Lent

Mondays: 19:00 Reflections on Mary our Mother
Wednesdays: 09:30-10:30 Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament followed by Mass
Fridays: 10:00 Reflections on the Stations of the Cross

Maundy Thursday

Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper 19:30

Good Friday

Stations of the Cross for Children 11:00
After Stations of the Cross - Walk of Witness with fellow Christians
Solemn Liturgy of the Lord's Passion 15:00

Easter Vigil

Solemn Easter Vigil and First Mass of the Resurrection 19:30

Easter Sunday

Masses of the Resurrection of the Lord 09:00 and 11:00



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