Quick Updates within our Parish

This page is to share with you daily / weekly updates for quick referencing.

Sacred Heart Parish – when will it be open?

Please keep an eye on this web page as updates will be added with days and times when we have it all in place and Bishops House has agreed it, following the guidance below.

Every church that may wish to open for public worship will need to be able to fulfil all the various government requirements with regard to stewarding, hygiene and social distancing. Permission will only be granted for public worship to resume in a church that has put in place all these government requirements, and completed a full Risk Assessment, in order that we may keep our congregations safe, and to help to avoid the spread of the corona virus.”

I thank you all for your patience. 
God bless you all.
Fr Paul

Saint Marys Catholic Church, Ashby Road, Loughborough, will be open for private prayer at the following times: 

Mondays 10.30am -12.30pm,

Wednesdays 4pm – 6pm,

Saturdays 10.30am – 12.30pm,

Sundays 3pm – 5pm. 

Seven people will be allowed in the church at any one time and social distancing of 2 metres must still be observed. Hand sanitiser must be used on entry and exit and there is a single directional walkway which is indicated.  

A storm is coming… Please see attached message from Terry Spicer, Saint Mary’s Catholic Action Group

Families in Loughborough who are currently struggling financially may soon be hit by further financial problems. Feeding children during the summer holidays will be an added expense as schools are closed. As the furlough scheme starts to unwind, more and more people will find that they have no job to return to and the number of those in need will rise. The rules for the Universal Credit Scheme are starting to tighten once more. As lockdown rules are relaxed other forms of government support will also diminish.

The Bridge, a charity based in Loughborough, is working hard to support those in need. At the moment they are supporting the provision of more than 600 food parcels each week. This number will grow. They also provide a range of other support services.

The Bridge needs our help. Times are hard for many. Are you able to donate a little to help those in need in Loughborough? You can donate via The Bridge website or send a letter entitled “Food Poverty” with a cheque made payable to “The Bridge (East Midlands)” to The Bridge, 38 Leicester Road, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 2AG. Alternatively using the following information, you can make a one off BACS payment. Name = The Bridge (East Midlands) Sort Code = 40-52-40. Account Number = 00084149 Reference = Food Poverty.

Thank you.

Terry Spicer
Catholic Social Action Group St Mary’s Catholic Church

Nottingham Dioceses: Interaction with daily prayer and Mass from the Cathedral. https://sacredheartloughboro.org/interaction-nottingham-diocese/

Bible Gateway: An online bible resource. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+1&version=NRSVCE