Sacramental Programme – Good Shepherd Parish
Dear fellow parishioners.
As the Catholic Bishops of England and Wales have decreed that there shall be no public gathering or services held within the Catholic Churches, it is with regret that we must inform you that the First Holy Communion services will also be cancelled along with the remaining Wednesday evening preparatory sessions.
At this moment in time we are not sure how or when we will be able to offer the sacrament of the Eucharist to your children and complete the programme.
As soon as the imposed restrictions are relaxed we will be in contact to let you know how the Sacramental Programme is going to restart.
In these times, it is essential that we keep our faith and stay united through prayer, so let us each pray for each other in these times of need and uncertainty.
Please keep an eye on the Parish website news letter page (see link below) for updates, in particular the note on the Coronavirus from Fr. Peter.
The church is not a building, we are it’s hands and it’s feet (St. Teresa of Avila) and as long as we remain faithful to the church, it will continue to be.
In this time it is essential that we give time to God, there are many resources available on line or through apps, or simply by reading the readings of the day which can be found here:
Another good way to spend time with God is by using the Pray As You Go app or at the following link:
Also remember the videos that are on the sacraments pages of the Salford Diocese website which are very good and worth watching twice – see link below:
I wish you well in these unchartered waters and hope that we can meet in the not too distant future to complete our journey.
God be with you all and keep the faith.
The good shepherd parish Sacramental Programme team