Further Update – Suspension of Masses at St Alban’s, St Hugh’s and The Church on Oakwood

In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Catholic Church in England and Wales will suspend public Masses and other liturgies until Saturday 2nd May, at the earliest.

What does this mean for the Parishes of St Alban’s and St Hugh’s

As part of our risk management strategy for reducing the possibility of passing on the COVID-19, Coronavirus, public Masses are suspended as well as the following events at either at St Albans, St Hugh’s or The Church on Oakwood:

  • Easter services,
  • Baptisms,
  • First Confessions,
  • First Holy Communion preparations
  • Confirmations preparations
  • Stations of the Cross
  • Discovering Our Faith
  • Station Masses
  • Lenten House Masses
  • Parish Friday Football
  • Biguns and Littleuns
  • Fund raising events eg 24-hour football
  • Group and individual meetings
  • Good Friday Walk and Act of Witness
  • Easter Blessing of baskets
  • Deanery Adult and junior choirs
  • Meditation sessions
  • Youth Group

To support the parish communities, we intend to stream Sunday 10am and weekday Masses via www.derbycatholiclive.co.uk

Suspension of Public Masses

The Catholic Bishops conference of England and Wales have today announced the removal of the Sunday obligation for the faithful. There will be no public masses held on Sundays or during the day until further notice.

Fr. David will still be saying mass, this will take place at 10am each day with the exception of Tuesday, Fr’s day off. We have set up a system where you are able to attend these Masses through the internet www.derbycatholiclive.co.uk Mass, Stations of the cross and Adoration will take place with times on the website.

When going to the website, please click on the “live stream” tab and press play. There is also a page where you may add prayer requests and intentions, these will be offered in prayer at each Mass. You will also find a resources page where we shall add prayer books, readings of the Sundays and other useful devotional items. Please do contact the parish office if you need help with this.

During the closure of the public Mass, the opening of the church as an individual place of prayer will remain as before. We ask you to observe good hygiene, as we shall within the building. If you find yourself in private prayer along with others, then please ensure at least 2 metres is left between you.

We do not know how long this process will remain but will continue to support you as we are able. It will be sad to not see each other face to face, but please do not feel isolated. If you need help, please contact the parish office. If you would like a phone call, or know someone who might appreciate one, please contact the parish office.

Please pass all this information on to others that we know may be finding this time difficult. With all the love and prayers of the communities of St. Alban’s, St Hugh’s and the Church on Oakwood.

Fr David Completes Marathon Pyrenees Walk!

Fr Dave & his fellow team of explorers have finished the HCPT Sponsored Marathon Walk through the Pyrenees & all are still in fine form.

Thank you to all of you for your generous sponsorship, kind messages & essential prayers which have been very much appreciated.

Don’t worry if you haven’t had time to sponsor him as here’s a handy link with more information:

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/David-Cain3

Fireworks, Food, Dressing Up & a Quiet Time with Jesus – This Friday 1st November @ St Alban’s Church

6:00pm Bible story ‘Moses and the Burning Bush’ Input

For Children & Adults followed by a variety of Prayer Stations and a quiet time with Jesus.

7:00pm Fireworks & Food

All are welcome and we encourage anyone, young or old, who has a Halloween costume to wear it once again. Just like last year we will be providing chilli, hot dogs, chilli dogs and teas and coffees at a small cost and all funds will go to the Youth Group’s Christmas Party. If you want to bring something stronger to drink, please bring it along with you. We look forward to seeing you