Welcome to St Mary's

Mass times in our Parish

Mass Times:

March 2021: The 10.00am Masses on Wednesdays & Fridays are not open to the public, but are live-streamed on the parish website & www.churchservices.tv/bath. The church will remain open for 9.00am & 10.30am Mass on Sundays, both of which are live-streamed. There will be no 5.00pm Mass.

We need at least two stewards at every Mass or we are not allowed to open the church. Could you help? If you are aged 18-60, live in BANES and are not in a clinically vulnerable group, please email the parish office.

 

Our Lady, Help of Christians

St. Mary’s Mass & Eucharistic Service Calendar:

Lent resources

The God Speaks: For this Lent at Home we have some new resources and updates: godwhospeaks.uk/lent-at-home

LENT: What is a Holy Hour?
It is the devotional practice of spending an hour in Adoration of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. In the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus asked Peter, “Could you not keep watch with me for one hour?” (Mt 26:40) The Blessed Sacrament (the host consecrated by the priest during Mass) is exposed or displayed in a monstrance, which usually takes the form of a “sunburst” on a stand. It enables the Blessed Sacrament to be used as a focus of prayer, to make the sign of the Cross over the people at the end of the Hour, or to be carried in procession. The Holy Hour can include scripture readings, hymns & prayers, as well as extended periods of silence; but usually ends with the blessing (or Benediction) with the Blessed Sacrament. We have a Holy Hour at St Mary’s at 4.00pm on Sundays during Lent. They will be both live-streamed and open to the public. You do not need to book. The Holy Hours will be recorded, so will be available at any time.

BathCAN – PRAY FOR BATH has started !
This year, it’s on a new website, with new prayers and videos every day of Lent. Sign up now, on www.prayforbath.org.uk This is about praying for our city and the surrounding area, and for our neighbours and our communities, as we face so many needs and as we all support each other and seek the way forwards together. Please be part of this, sign up to receive daily emails, and pray every day with many hundreds of others across our city.

 

Prayer for the Year of St Joseph

Prayer for the Year of St Joseph

This short little booklet has been put together as an invitation to prayer in the current ‘Year of St Joseph’. This special year, instigated by Pope Francis, marks the 150th anniversary when Blessed Pope Pius IX proclaimed St Joseph as the Patron Saint of the Universal Church in 1870.

What is offered here can be used as a Novena, when we commit ourselves to nine days of prayer. We can do this any time during the year.

The format of the prayer is simple. We begin with a quotation from Pope Francis’ Apostolic Letter ‘Patris Corde’. The full text for this beautiful short letter can be downloaded following this link:
Apostolic Letter Patris Corde of the Holy Father Francis on the 150th Anniversary of the proclamation of Saint Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church (8 December 2020) | Francis (vatican.va)

Following from the quotation, we offer a short reflection and then invite you to pray the Litany and Novena Prayer provided for you at the back of this booklet.

Music at Mass

Masses from 5th July:

Sunday 9.00am, 10.30am and 5.00pm

Wednesdays and Fridays 10.00am

Please make a booking before coming to Mass. All details can be found on the “News, Events and Lockdown Resources” page.

Sundays
Mass at 9.00am Singing led by Hugh Osborne most Sundays. To sing or play with the Music Group, please contact: Annemarie Costello

Mass at 10.30am (Children’s Liturgy) Music led by Choir and organ. To sing Contact: Tony Wilde 01225 311087

Tea & Coffee are normally served in the Parish Centre after 10.30am Mass

 

Mass at 5.00pm (Quiet Mass)