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Archdiocese of Birmingham
June 2020 - Reopening of Churches for individual prayer, Mass for health workers and join the Maryvale Sacred Heart Novena
Reopening our Churches for individual prayer
From Monday 15 June a number of our churches are planning to reopen for individual prayer.
The Archdiocese is currently considering which parishes can be safely opened and how this will be effectively managed.
Before they can open, these parishes must undertake a thorough Risk Assessment, following guidance from guidelines issued by the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales, agreed with the government.
Parishioners will still not be able to come to Mass and this must still be accessed via live stream.
We will provide updates on our dedicated Reopening of Churches webpage
Mass for the sick, their families and all health workers at St Chad's Cathedral
On Thursday 18 June at 7pm Archbishop Bernard Longley will celebrate a Mass from our Catholic community for healthcare workers and carers, whatever your faith.

We invite you to tune in and hear our humble message of gratitude and encouragement for your work, know that you are valued.

We encourage you to share this invitation with others, please. All are welcome.

The Masses for the sick and health workers have been held at Cathedrals across the country every Thursday.
Sunday Worship Programme from Westminster Cathedral
The BBC Radio 4 programme will be broadcasting Mass live on Sunday 14 June.
Mass for the Feast of Corpus Christi will be celebrated by Cardinal Vincent Nichols from 8.10am.

Please share this information with friends and family who are unable to access the internet to watch live streamed services.
Maryvale Sacred Heart Novena
Please join online for the Annual Novena to the Shrine at the Sacred Heart of Jesus at Maryvale Institute.

A Mass, Sermon and Novena is live streamed each evening at 8pm from Thursday 11 June to Friday 19 June 2020 (Feast of the Sacred Heart).
With a concluding Mass on 'Pilgrimage Day' on Sunday 21 June live streamed from St Chad's Cathedral.
Supporting Your Parish
You have asked us how you can continue giving to your parish during the pandemic.
Parishes and charities still greatly need your support, even more so without their weekly congregations and visitors.
We do though recognise that many parishioners may be struggling financially, and there is no expectation to give where you are unable to do so.
The Magnificat
Many people are following Masses being streamed online.
A useful resource with the prayers and readings for each day can be found on the Magnificat website.

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Live Masses Online
Daily live streaming of Masses continues at St Chad's Cathedral.
If your parish does not offer a live streaming facility please join us.
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