Suggestions for supporting each other - Fr. Colm

So how can we support each other when such gatherings might be potentially dangerous? What can we do as a church (parish)?

1. We can encourage each other by phone, texting, emailing on a daily basis.

2. We can pray together. Perhaps agreeing to join each other in your separate home at a set time. Perhaps Mass times?

3. We could use certain Apps to assist with this prayer. Pray as You Go is an excellent prayer app.

4. We could join with those in prayer for Exposition. Between 2.00 and 3.00pm each day, we could simply remember each other, especially you who are housebound. You could let a friend (parishioner) know that you might like to be included in this prayer.

5. We could all pray for the eradication of Coronavirus. We could include health workers in the NHS. Perhaps a special prayer for the return of the 50,000 medical staff no longer with us. Lots to pray for. So why not begin by joining the parish in prayer each morning at 9.15am?

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The parish of the Durham Martyrs incorporates the Catholic churches of Our Lady of Mercy and St Godric, St Bede and St Joseph (Gilesgate) in Durham City. We are part of the Finchale Partnership and based within the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle.

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St. Bede,

St Godric's RC Primary School, Carrhouse Drive,


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Our Lady of Mercy

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