In response to the public health crisis caused by Covid-19 and following official advice, the Bishops of England and Wales have agreed that during this time, Sunday and Weekday Mass will not be publicly celebrated until further notice. Cardinal Nichols assures us that the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days is removed during these emergency circumstances.
Mass will be celebrated at 9.30am from Monday to Saturday and at 11am Sunday. During the Month of May, Our Lady’s Month, the Rosary will be said at 4pm each day followed by Evening Prayer of the Church, and at 4pm on Sundays there will be Holy Hour with Rosary and Benediction. For the 9 days between Ascension and Pentecost there will be a Novena at 11am, except on Sunday when it will be at 3pm. There are further details below.
Many of these Masses and Services are recorded and available any time by going to our live stream page and scrolling down to ‘Watch Videos.’
To join us in prayer as a virtual parish family on Live Stream, go to https://www.churchservices.tv/ourladystockport
From Fr. David:
Well it has been quite a week or so as we have gathered together via the livestream for prayer and reflection and to ask for a new outpouring of God’s Spirit on each of us. I hope those of you who have joined in have found it helpful and uplifting. Most days at least 200 people have joined us for all or part of our Masses, reflections and devotions! I even had an email from someone in Florida thanking me for our Novena reflection one day! These have been very difficult times as we have not been allowed to gather in church for Mass and for prayer and the internet has been a lifeline for many of us. I am conscious of those in our parishes who do not have the benefit of internet access, many of whom are elderly and amongst the most vulnerable. Please remember to keep in touch with those you know who are isolated: a phone call is maybe all that’s needed or a little conversation from a safe distance.
As we move into June our focus turns to the Sacred Heart of Jesus: the heart of Jesus that opens to us in love and invites us to love him in return. Let us pray that during this month of the Sacred Heart we will grow in our appreciation of God’s love for us and deepen our love for Him by our love for each other.
Following a conversation with Bishop Mark it has been agreed that, due to the continuing difficult circumstances caused by the coronavirus pandemic, I will remain as Parish Priest at Our Lady’s, St Ambrose and St. Vincent’s until the week beginning 21st September at the earliest. It is hoped that in that time our churches will have reopened and I will be able to ensure that everything is in place so that we can gather safely once again in our churches for Mass, prayer and the Sacraments. Let us all take care of our family, friends and neighbours and I assure you of my ongoing prayers until the day we can once again be together as parish families under the one roof. God bless you all. Fr. David
Online giving to the Parish
The link below will take you to the Online Giving page
For those Parishioners who normally give in the collection at Mass and wish to help the Parish at this time, an online donation page to allow you to donate to the Parish has been added to this website.
Please be aware that a minimum donation of £5 is requested if giving in this way.
The Online giving page can also be used to set up a regular monthly donation, and you can also Gift Aid your donation to help the Parish further.
If you want to Gift Aid your donation, please tick the box shown on the screen even if you have previously completed a Gift Aid Declaration form in favour of the Parish for regular giving made by Offertory Envelope or Standing Order.
Thank you for your support.