Our Lady Queen of Martyrs
Roman Catholic Church Hereford
Welcome to Our
Lady Queen of Martyrs
CLOSURE OF ALL PLACES OF
A MESSAGE FROM Father Andrew
In conformity with the norms
necessary to combat Coronavirus laid down by the Government on Monday night, 23rdMarch 2020, all places of worship will close with immediate effect, until such
time as the Government decides that it is safe to reopen them.
As a result, it is with a heavy
heart, that I have closed Our Lady’s church even for private prayer. Let us
pray that the joint effort and sacrifice of all those who pray at Belmont will
bear fruit and that many lives will be saved as a result.
We know that Christ lives in
our hearts, that we are Temples of the Holy Spirit and that the Lord wants us
to worship him in spirit and in truth. This is the time to prove that we truly
believe God’s Word and are prepared to live by it. May the good Lord bless and
keep us in his love and let us pray earnestly for each other.
When we are not able to gather together to celebrate Mass, or indeed at any
time when we may be unable to receive Holy Communion, we can make a Spiritual
Communion. This unites us, through the Holy Spirit, to our Heavenly Father and
to each other.
We can make a Spiritual Communion at any time but
particularly when saying our own personal prayers or while watching Holy Mass
via live stream.
PRAYER FOR A SPIRITUAL COMMUNION
I believe that You are present
in this Holy Sacrament of the altar.
I love You above all things
and I passionately desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot now receive You sacramentally,
come spiritually into my soul
so that I may unite myself wholly to You
now and forever. Amen.
Keeping in Touch
It is not known, as yet, how long this situation will continue however, keep an eye on this website for any updates and information. It is important to know that you can contact Fr Andrew on the parish number 01432 265177 at any time and especially in an emergency. In the meantime look after yourself and those around you and at this time more than ever keep praying. By the grace of God we will get through this time of trial and remember the words of Saint Padre Pio: "Pray, Hope and don't worry."
May God bless you and your loved ones.
Websites that are currently live streaming
https://www.mcnmedia.tv/(gives a selection of Masses from different countries)
http://www.catholictv.org/(Mass from the Vatican)