Coronavirus – Home Resources

Contact number for our volunteer group if you need help in these difficult times is 07384 276821

Archbishop John has produced a Pastoral Letter setting out his message as public Mass is stopped for the time being

Mass

Church may be shut for public Mass whilst the virus is around, but we would encourage you to watch Mass from one of the links below:

  • St Lawrences Church Sidcup (Fr John Diver)
    • Sunday Masses: Sat 6.30pm (Vigil); Sun 8.30am, 10am & 11.30am
    • Weekday Masses: Mon – Sat: 9:30am
  • Sacred Heart Wimbledon
    • 10 am each day including Sundays
  • Redemptorists
    • Available to watch at your convenience (via their YouTube Channel) from 12pm Saturday, for that weekend
  • EWTN
    • Mass, along with other resources

Scripture

Reading scripture is always a good thing, not just whilst we are cooped up at home. The following is a selection of websites which provide scripture excerpts along with a commentary, some of which can be emailed to you daily.  Many of the below would only take 3-4 minutes to read, others a little longer:

  • Daily Catholic Gospel from Bishop Robert Barron.  Free email to you each morning with a link to the Gospel reading and a short commentary
  • Bible Alive is a subscription printed service delivering a booklet with a months supply of daily bible readings with commentary
  • Catholic Daily Reflections is a website with commentaries on the day’s scripture readings (amongst other resources) and the ability to have a free email with daily reflections
  • Universalis has so much more than just readings – this works really well as an app on your phone or iPad, and for a one time fee, you can download it onto serval devices
  • The Word Among Us is a vast resource of online material
  • Pray as you go is an audio prayer experience (free) which you genuinely, pray on the go!

Children

MISSIO As the coronavirus causes schools to close, Missio has produced free, downloadable resources to use with younger children in homeschooling, or for staff caring for younger children in school, and they plan to add to the range in the near future.

Young People