Covid 19 - Prayers & Notices


O blessed Saint Roch, patron of the sick,
have pity on those who lie upon a bed of suffering.

Your power was so great when you were in this world,
that by the sign of the Cross, many were healed of their diseases.

Now that you are in heaven, your power is not less.
Offer, then, to God our sighs and tears
and obtain for us that health we seek.
Through Christ our Lord.   Amen.

Saint Roch, pray for us,
that we may be preserved
from all diseases of body and soul.



Almighty ever-living God, only support of our human weakness, look with compassion upon the sorrowful condition of your children who suffer because of this pandemic; relieve the pain of the sick, give strength to those who care for them, welcome into your presence those who have died and, through this time of tribulation, grant that we may all find comfort in your merciful love. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

God our Father, Creator of the world, almighty and merciful, out of love for us You sent your Son into the world as the doctor of our souls and our bodies, look upon your children who, in this difficult time of confusion and dismay across the world, turn to you seeking strength, salvation and relief: deliver us from illness and fear, heal our sick, comfort their families, give wisdom to our rulers, energy and reward to our doctors, nurses and volunteers, eternal life to the dead. Do not abandon us in the moment of trial, but deliver us from all evil. We ask this of You, who with the Son and the Holy Spirit, live and reign for ever and ever. Amen.

Our Lady of Lourdes,  pray for us!




(St. Alphonsus Ligouri)

My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.

I love you above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul.

Since I cannot at this moment receive you sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart.

I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You.

Never permit me to be separated from You.  Amen.



GIVING TO THE PARISH.  During this time of pandemic, we have taken a substantial dip in contributions to our parish funds which help us to maintain our parish buildings and activities.  As a result, we have had to find ways of bringing this to your attention and to ask for your generosity and cooperation.  In recent months, several parishioners have made new Standing Orders for their parish Offertory donations, for which we are most grateful.

The advantage to the parish is two-fold: [1] even if you forget to make a donation to the parish at Mass or when you go on holiday (when that may be possible) the parish will receive your kind offering; and [2] we are able to calculate roughly what our income will be and to set a parish budget that reflects that. Every good householder knows the need for such prudence and so do we!  With a Standing Order you have complete control over how much you donate to the parish and at what intervals.

If you wish to receive a Standing Order form, to start a new Standing Order, please contact Father Edmund and he will arrange for a form to be sent to you by post or e-mail.  Telephone:  01394 388828.  Thank you.


PARISH   BANK  ACCOUNT.  The title of the parish’s joint bank account for both St. Thomas’s Church and St. Clare’s Church is Woodbridge Catholic Church.  When giving a cheque to the parish for Offertory, Mass stipends, or any other donation please make your cheque in favour of “Woodbridge Catholic Church”.  Barclays’ Bank, with whom our parish’s current account is held, is no longer willing to accept cheques which do not have the correct name of the parish’s account writtten upon them.


THE NATIONAL SHRINE OF OUR LADY, WALSINGHAM: For live-streaming of Holy Mass and other devotions from the National Shrine please visit it's website at


Eternal Word Television Network.  DAILY  MASS at 1.00 p.m., 6.00 p.m., and 11.00 p.m. (G.M.T.):


THE PRIESTLY FRATERNITY OF ST. PETER are live streaming Latin Mass (1962 Rite) daily from St. Mary's Shrine, Warrington.  Sundays at 11.00 a.m. and weekdays at 12.10 p.m.


CHURCH SERVICES TV:  Live streaming of Holy Mass from many churches across the United Kingdon and the Republic of Ireland can be viewed by clicking on this link,

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