Live Streaming of Holy Mass
Holy Mass will be live streamed daily on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 9:15 and on Wednesdays and Fridays at 7pm. On Sundays there will be one mass at 10:30. Access to live stream here. Before mass starts, say this prayer to your Guardian Angel and this prayer for Spiritual Communion.
This weekend’s Gospel passage presents the miracle of the feeding of 5,000 people is found in all four gospels, although the context and emphasis vary, this is the only miracle, other than the resurrection, that is told in all the gospels, a fact that speaks of its importance to the early Church. Both incidents tell us that God works marvels through ordinary people and meets the needs of people through the services provided by members of the community.
The theological colouring of the multiplication of bread is clear in Jesus’ blessing, breaking, and giving the loaves. The miracle itself becomes a symbol of the Eucharist, the sacrament of unity. The sharing of the broken bread is a sign of a community that is expected to share and provide in abundance for the needs of its members. The miracle of the loaves and fish is a miracle of our sharing the gifts of Christ. As we journey through the pandemic COVID 19, our thoughts for needs of others and joy of sharing the blessing of God, time, treasure and talents with less privileged, will be a beautiful sign of translating the celebration of Eucharist into our everyday life outside the church and celebration.
Guidelines for attending Mass
To attend Mass, please follow the guidelines of CBCEW available on the parish website. You must use the entrance through Narthex, sanitize your hands, deposit filled track & trace card and then stewards will advise you to take a seat with green marking. It is important that all of us use face masks in the church. The communion will be given after the final blessing and everyone should leave the church through the side exit. It would be exciting to see fellow parishioners after a long time, may I advise you to maintain two metre distancing on the church ground. I thank you very sincerely for your continued support and understanding in this difficult time with patience. We will walk through together.
Fr Saju OFM Cap
The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales (CBCEW) have produced this guidance on re-opening of Catholic churches for individual prayer. The Parish Pastoral Council (PPC) have put plans in place aligned with these guidelines.
Please continue visiting the parish website for the Newsletter and all updates.
Sunday Mass Booking
We are currently accepting reservations for weekend masses in August. To attend Saturday 6pm vigil mass or Sunday 9am or 11am mass for any or all weekends in August please register using this link. Once seating capacity for a mass is reached, the mass time will not appear on the booking form.
Covid-19 and the Sacraments
Baptism: Baptisms are now permitted but must be at a time separate to any communal worship. Attendance is limited to 30 people. Further details will be given to the applicants.
First reconciliation and First Holy Communion: Our parish will celebrate the First Holy Communion during September. As attendance will be limited to 30 people including those making their First Holy Communion there will a number of smaller celebrations during the month.
Confirmation: Details to be published when available.
Matrimony: Now permitted but must be at a time separate to any communal worship and must follow the guidance given by CBCEW for the Celebration of Matrimony
Sacrament of Reconciliation: Available by appointment. Please contact Fr Saju on the parish number.
Anointing of the Sick: In case of emergency please contact Fr Saju on the parish number.
Funerals: Non-Eucharistic Funeral services can now take place in church following similar practices that have been permitted in chapels at cemeteries.
In addition to and on a separate occasion, a live-streamed celebration of Mass for the repose of the soul of the deceased, in a closed church, can be offered to the family members and friends for them to follow online, but this would be without a congregation and the presence of the body. Please contact Fr Saju on the parish number.
Welcome to St. Dominic's Parish
St Dominic’s is a friendly & diverse community seeking to worship God, in Christ and by His Holy Spirit. We are a Roman Catholic parish in the South-East of England, part of the Archdiocese of Southwark, dedicated to Saint Dominic de Guzmán. Click here to download the Parish registration form.
Mass & Confession Times
Sunday: 9am and 11am
Saturday: 9:15am and 6pm
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday: 9:15am
Wednesday & Friday: 7pm
Holy Days: 9:15am, 7pm
Confessions: Saturday 9:45am to 10:15am & 5:15pm – 5:45pm
Priest Surgery Hours: Wednesday 4:30-6:30pm
Parish Office Hours
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 10am to 12:30pm Friday: 5pm to 7pm
The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales have published an official prayer and a wealth of resources, initiatives and events to help us respond to ‘The God who Speaks’. There are also services and events available in Southwark.
Spiritual Resources and Prayers
Pause for Faith – Join Fr Stephen Wang each day for some conversation, some prayer, and some reflection on the incredible treasures of the Christian faith.
A prayer for protection in times of pandemic.
The Divine Mercy Chaplet to be prayed daily at 3pm.
The Magnificat are offering free online access to daily prayers and reading for both adults and children.
Spiritual Communion when you cannot attend mass.
The Angelus is traditionally prayed at 6am, noon and 6pm but of course you can pray it at anytime.
Psalm 91 provides a source of comfort and protection.
Retreat with Monsignor John Armitage – YouTube
Online retreat led by Mgr John Armitage, Rector of the Catholic National Shrine at Walsingham, England.
Sycamore is an informal course about the Christian faith and its relevance for life today. It gives you space to meet people and share ideas. Each session involves a short film and time for discussion. Everyone is welcome.
St Dominic’s parish is funded totally by donations. This is normally given as Sunday cash donations, gift aid envelopes, standing orders and occasionally legacy donations. During the current COVID-19 pandemic, the best way to continue to donate is by electronic transfer. A regular standing order or a one-off transfer can be setup via online or telephone banking.
Gift Aid Envelopes
Parishioners who wish to continue using their gift aid envelopes should hold on to the cash and envelopes and drop them off at the presbytery when the situation changes. New envelopes are available and will be distributed when it is safe to do so.
If you are a taxpayer, please consider joining our gift aid scheme. To join download the GA declaration form, fill it in and post it through the presbytery door.
Mass requests can be made through the parish email or by telephone. Donations for mass intentions can be paid directly into the parish account.
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If you are concerned about the welfare of a child or adult at risk, do not delay in contacting the police, using 999 if a child or adult is believed to be in immediate danger.
It is the policy of the Catholic Church in England and Wales to report all allegations of abuse to statutory authorities, regardless of whether the abuse occurred recently or in the past, or whether the accused person is living or deceased.
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