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.
Dear All, it was a beautiful experience seeing parishioners coming to the church during the re-opening hours for private prayer before the Blessed Sacrament. I thank all those who are involved in the re-opening of the church, in particular the stewards for their generous ministry. Having successfully accomplished the first stage of the re-opening of the church for private prayer, I along with PPC are making necessary arrangements for the public celebration of Mass hopefully will be from 20th July, in accordance with the guidelines received from the Archdiocese. The Parish IT team will make available the booking options on the parish website for weekend Masses. If you have no access to the internet or are not familiar with online booking, please contact the parish office. Weekday attendance does not require any prior booking. In order to ensure public health we are obliged to adhere to the directives from our Archbishop:
1. Entrance to the church shall be through the narthex ONLY and exit through the side door.
2. Everyone is asked to observe 1 metre plus social distancing with a face mask at all times in the church.
3. The toilet facilities at our Church will be closed and unavailable.
4. There will be no congregational singing.
5. Readers are asked to volunteer to the priest before Mass and will be provided with gloves.
6. There will be no intercessions / bidding prayers
7. The homily will instead be a very brief reflection.
8. There will be no sign of peace given
9. There will be no offertory procession or collection; you can donate in the provided baskets as you leave the Church. We cannot bank coins at the moment!
10.The response to “The Body of Christ” will be given from your benches after the Priest has received. The priest will then pray the Concluding Prayer and give the final Blessing.
11.Those attending will then be directed by stewards to communion which will be given in the hand only under one kind (Host) and should be given and received silently. All are asked to extend their arms fully to receive silently & immediately depart, sanitizing their hands.
12. If you are in need of the Sacrament of Confession, please do by appointment.
You are all in my prayerful thoughts. I thank you sincerely for your prayers and continued support during this difficult time. I place you and your beloved ones under the protection and mercy of the Lord so that we will overcome all difficulties together. May the Holy Spirit continue to guide us and fill us with peace and joy. 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) are putting plans in place aligned with these guidelines.
Please continue visiting the parish website for the Newsletter and all updates.
Covid-19 and the Sacraments
Baptism, First reconciliation and First Holy Communion, Confirmation, Matrimony: These have been deferred until restrictions have been lifted.
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..
Covid-19: Parishioner Support
Parishioners who may be in self isolation and in need of support for shopping, collection of medicines or are feeling the effects of isolation and need a chat etc. may let the parish office know by leaving a message on the parish answer phone. The parish will get back to you.
Mental health support and helplines available on Our Community page.
Our Dearly Departed Parishioners
It is with great sadness I inform you of the recent death of our following parishioners: Andrew Graham RIP, Virginia Pinto RIP, Michael Knight RIP, Gertrude McMahon RIP, Anne Reitchel RIP, Michael Brennan RIP and Beryl Cooper RIP.
Please pray for the repose of their soul. Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen.
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, 11am and 5pm
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.
If you are in any role within the Catholic Church in England and Wales, you must refer allegations directly to the safeguarding office for your diocese or religious congregation, or directly to the Police.
If you are a member of the public, please refer allegations directly to the police and also to the safeguarding office in your diocese. You can contact the Archdiocese of Southwark Safeguarding Office by telephoning 0207 261 1606 or via email at email@example.com