A Pastoral letter from Archbishop Bernard Longley
You can listen to it here:-
You can watch it here on Youtube:-
Pilgrimage Mass Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes Hednesford
Cancelled due to Covid
Bishop Stephen will celebrate a Pilgrimage Mass with anointing on Sunday June 20th at 3 pm in the Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes at Hednesford. If anyone would like to come, please ask them to let us know by ringing 01543 422576 or emailing email@example.com. The mass will be filmed and made available on Sunday July 4th at 4 pm to replace the normal Diocesan Pilgrimage Mass. I am sorry that continuing COVID restrictions mean that I cannot issue a general invitation to concelebrate. We all hope and pray that normal service will be resumed next year! Best wishes.
Fr Jeremy Howard – Parish Priest – Our Lady of Lourdes Hednesford
The Venerable Elizabeth Prout
Elizabeth Prout, known as the “Mother Teresa of Manchester”, was declared “venerable” at the Vatican on Thursday 21st Jaunuary. The announcement leaves her two steps away from canonisation. The nun would be the first non-martyr English female saint since an 11th Century Anglo-Saxon princess. We have more details here.
Gift Aid – Certificates of Donation
Due to the pandemic the Diocese are unable to send out Certificates of Donation for the tax year 6th April 2019- 5th April 2020. Anyone requiring such a certificate should email our Parish Gift Aid Coordinator where your request will be dealt with.
Changes to public services/Masses
At the moment, Masses and some public services can take place.
Our churches will be open for Mass as follows:-
|Immaculate Conception & St Dominic, Stone|
|Tuesday 15th June only||9:00am|
|Sacred Heart, Eccleshall|
Donations to Sisters of St Elisabeth Convent, Belarus
You can see the sort of work they undertake here. We recently forwarded a donation from one of our parishioners and a Standing Order has been set up by one of you to make a contribution towards the work of the nuns. This is such an easy way to make a regular donation. If you would like to help the nuns financially by doing the same, details of the Nat West bank they are using in this country are as follows:
Account No: 78181895
Sort Code: 55-70-13
Account Name: Sister A Yakauleva
Address: Nat West Bank plc,
89 Mount Pleasant Road,
Beneficiary’s address: 59 Wildlake, Orton Malborne, Peterborough, PE2 5PQ
Other items of news:
- If anyone needs to contact the SVP please call Fran Cranswick on
- The Pope has issued a special prayer for the Virgin Mary’s help against Covid-19, read it here
- Click here to see a Family Prayer for this difficult time.
- We now have a page devoted to photos of our churches and other events. Click here to see them
- Please feel free to email your photos for consideration
Following the conviction and recent sentencing of Joseph Quigley at Warwick Crown Court I have received a letter from Archbishop Bernard Longley that he wishes to share with you all. Click below to read it.
Thank you for all your support and understanding. Keep safe!