Coronavirus

St Mary and St Michael's Catholic Parish

Bonds, Garstang, UK

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Coronavirus

In the words of our Prime Minister - 


"This is the worst public health crisis for a generation. Some people compare it to seasonal flu. Alas, that is not right. Owing to the lack of immunity, this disease is more dangerous and it's going to spread further".


The web is full of suggestions as to how we should protect ourselves and so this page is dedicated to advice from other sources e.g. our Bishop Paul and the precautions we should all take, within the Catholic church and its services. This page will continue to be updated as and when new information becomes available.


Please note all Catholic Churches are closed to the public at this time - click here for more details.


For Bishop Paul's coronavirus advice click here.


For the online streaming of the daily mass, please click here



Follow this document link When Mass cannot be celebrated publicly


To show the United Kingdom's immense gratitude to all NHS staff and all Carers, a nationwide applause was undertaken on the 26th March at 8pm. This was accompanied by the ringing of the SS Mary & Michael's church bells by Bill Bateson. Click here


During these very difficult times, when there is no Children's Liturgy, CAFOD have provided some very appropriate resources. For details click the link.


The Jesuits in Britain have worked hard to produce a new audio resource for those experiencing isolation and uncertainty during this difficult time. You can find this at Pray As You Go. Alternatively listen to it at Pathways to God. Further resources can be found by clicking Here.

For daily reflection and prayer read Father Richard Rohr Here.


The following are words written by C.S.Lewis during WW2 but which are still very relevant today. Click on the image for a larger view.