Masses streamed / recorded

Sunday Masses are scheduled to be broadcast at 8:30 am each week.  This mass will remain available for viewing on both this website and our YouTube channel after it has been broadcast each week.

If you join us online for Mass whilst it is still being live streamed, Mass will start playing from where it has got up to.  To view the Mass from the start, please click on the YouTube logo in the bottom right hand corner, which will take you to the video on YouTube, where you can then click to watch Mass from the beginning.  If you wish to view the Mass bigger than it is displayed on the website you will need need to view it via the YouTube channel.

You can also view Mass and content by going direct to our YouTube channel by clicking on the below button, or by searching YouTube for "Catholic Church Alcester" which should also work from your Smart TV.

This week's Mass can be found below...

"The Bishops’ Conference of England & Wales has agreed that the cessation of public liturgies will begin from Friday evening 20th March.

On account of this grave situation, the obligation for Catholics to attend Mass on a Sunday or Holy Day of Obligation is removed, until further notice.

Priests will celebrate mass daily in private.

Sacraments of Baptism, Matrimony, First Holy Communion, Confirmation, Anointing of the Sick will be deferred/cease until we are permitted to gather once again in public.

Funerals should take place at the graveside or at a crematorium, subject to the conditions laid down by the local authorities. Arrangements should be made for a Mass to be celebrated “in memoriam” when congregations are allowed to gather.

If a person is in danger of death and requires a priest, please contact the Parish Priest by telephone or email."

Holy Mass celebrated on Sunday 24 May 2020.  

Seventh Sunday of Easter - Year A (Available from 8:30 am)

Future Mass Schedule:

Thursday 21 May 2020 - The Ascension of the Lord - 10:00 am
Sunday 24 May 2020 - 7th Sunday of Easter - 08:30 am
Sunday 31 May 2020 - Pentecost - 08:30 am
Sunday 7 June 2020 - The Most Holy Trinity - 08:30 am
Sunday 14 June 2020 - The Most Holy Body and Blood of the Lord 08:30 am

PLEASE DONATE TO SUPPORT THE PARISH

If you are able to support the parish financially in the coming weeks and months, there are a number of options by which you can do this...

The most efficient way of doing so is by setting up either a standing order or making ad-hoc payments from your bank account into the parish account.

If you are willing to do this, please send an e-mail to finance@catholicchurchalcester.org.uk and we will send you further details as to how to set this up.

Alternatively, you can either put a cash or cheque donation in a clearly marked envelope through the presbytery letterbox, or post donations (cheques only please) to the parish address found at the bottom of this page.

If you are an existing Gift-Aid Donor or wish to become a new Gift-Aid Donor please provide your Full Name, Address and Postcode on the envelope.

To Donate Online, please visit the diocese website, at https://www.birminghamdiocese.org.uk/support-our-work and select Alcester in the "Donating To" box on the second page of the pop-up form.

200 Club If you currently subscribe to the parish's 200 club or would like to, please see the attached letter from Chris and Kiernan Cunningham:

200 Club Update May 2020

Make an Act of Spiritual Communion

As we are now entering a time when we cannot attend Mass for a valid reason, and are therefore exempt from our Sunday obligation.

During this time we are encouraged to make a Spiritual Communion when we desire to be in union with Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist. This can be done whilst you watch a live stream of Mass being offered.

There are 2 options of prayer you can say.

You can make an act of Spiritual Communion by saying the following prayer:


My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated from You.

Or

I wish, my Lord, to receive You with the purity, humility and devotion
with which your Most Holy Mother received You,
with the spirit and fervour of the saints.
Come Lord Jesus.
Give me, good Lord, a longing to be with You,
give me warmth, delight and quickness in thinking upon You.
And give me Your grace to long for Your holy sacraments,
and specially to rejoice in the presence of Your very blessed Body,
Sweet Saviour Christ, in the Holy Sacrament of the altar. (From St Thomas More)