A very warm and sincere “thank you” to those who worked so hard to help the rest of us celebrate Easter in restricted circumstances. We are grateful to Chris Daly for his work in the sacristy and continue to be delighted by the breadth and quality of the music which complements the liturgy week by week, but most especially during the Triduum and Easter Day this year. We want Iestyn Evans, Edward Tambling and the others who make our music to know
our appreciation for all their efforts. Several people have shown great financial generosity over Easter: while respecting their anonymity, we want each of them to know how much their kindness means to the parish.
As part of a slow process of normalisation, the Sunday 10.30am Solemn Mass is now being celebrated publicly again. If all goes according to plan it is the intention to celebrate Masses once more at 8am and 9am on Sundays from the beginning of May. We hope to restore the 7.15am daily Mass when restrictions are lifted in June – until then, whenever the church is open there should be a steward present. We are very grateful to those giving their time so generously to enable the church to remain open every day.
At present, the confessionals in church are not being used for the Sacrament of Reconciliation but please feel free to ring at the rectory door at any reasonable time and ask for a priest to hear your confession in the house parlour.
The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul needs volunteers to help in its work with the poor and needy who would be able to make a generous commitment in time. Those able to drive, good organisers and fund-raisers would be especially welcome. Please make contact with the parish office to find out more.
Our refurbished Website is now online. Do look it up: www.sjrcc.org.uk
Paul Sutherland’s funeral is arranged for Friday 16th April here at a 10am Mass before burial in Brompton Cemetery. His body will lie in church overnight. As numbers are still limited, it would help if you were to inform the parish office should you want to attend. RIP
New sets of Weekly Offering Envelopes are available at the back of church. If you cannot find a set in your name or would like to begin to give in this simple, regular way, please contact the parish office. If you can help the parish either by a one-off donation or by a commitment to regular giving, it would be greatly appreciated. More information from the parish office or use the bank details as set out below:-
HSBC 69 Pall Mall
London SW1Y 5EY
Sort code: 40-05-20
Account no: 91094394
WRCDT Spanish Place
There is now a new way to contribute. Three digital machines will be found in the church. They can be used to make card donations for specified amounts for areas of your choice.
We are continuing to stream a Solemn Mass with the choir each Sunday at 10.30am. In addition, the 6pm Mass (Monday-Saturday) is also streamed. As is the Holy Hour on Saturday (4.45-5.45pm). Click here to view and subscribe to our YouTube channel.
An Easter Prayer
“Lord, keep those you have ransomed by the shedding of your blood, at peace with you. Remove all cause of stumbling from the path of those for whom you hung upon the cross. Make those whom you by grace have adopted as your brothers and sisters, worthy of your love. And may all
who celebrate the triumph of your resurrection rise on the last judgement-day, to be placed among your own flock, and to receive a crown of glory from your hand”