A Message from the Metropolitan Archbishops
of the Catholic Church in England and Wales:
The global spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a fast-evolving situation. From Wednesday, 2 December, Catholic churches in England can again open for collective worship such as the celebration of Mass providing the necessary steps are taken to keep people safe.
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General Prayer for Health
Christ be with me, Christ within me, Christ behind me, Christ before me,
Christ beside me, Christ to win me, Christ to comfort and restore me,
Christ beneath me, Christ above me, Christ in quiet, Christ in danger,
Christ in hearts of all that love me,
Christ in mouth of friend and stranger.
Prayer for those in Authority
Loving God, in Christ Jesus, the servant of all, you call us to the service of others.
Grant to those who govern the community the skill to recognise its urgent needs
and the strength to pursue the common good. Endow us all with patience and courage.
Prayer for Health Staff
Wondrous God, author of life, you fashioned us in your likeness and breathed into us
the life which is your own.
Be with those whose special care
is the health of mind and body.
Fill their hearts with awe
for the life which is your gift
and sustain them daily in your service, that their hands may bring to others the comfort of your healing touch. Through Christ our Lord.
Prayer for those Affected
come to the help of your people.
Be our shelter in this time of peril
and strengthen the bonds of our community. Bring healing to all who suffer
the ravages of disease
and assist those whose skill and art
can put an end to this affliction.
Through Christ our Lord.