Mass Times

Very sadly, until further notice,

THERE ARE NO PUBLIC MASSES & SERVICES at St Francis of Assisi Church.

Information about Westminster churches livestreaming Sunday Masses can be found on the Events page of this website.

If you would like to say prayers throughout the day, these two websites will be very helpful:

https://us.magnificat.net/free
https://universalis.com/

During this difficult time St Francis of Assisi Church is currently closed. The Lord is here and Fr Gerard is here praying to Him for you.


Reflection for the Pentecost Sunday

Prayers, messages and frequent posts can also be seen on the parish Facebook page – St Francis of Assisi Church, Pottery Lane:  https://www.facebook.com/stfrancisnottinghill/


Masses are now being live-streamed from Westminster Cathedral, times and live-streaming can be found by following this link: https://www.churchservices.tv/westminster


Dear Parishioners of St Francis,

I want you to know that at this most difficult time you and all those whom you love are very much in my prayers. Over the coming months I shall be posting on this page and on the parish Facebook page too. I certainly want to keep in touch with parishioners as best as I can.

St Patrick’s prayer, known as St Patrick’s Breastplate (a prayer for Christ to defend us), is very fitting for this time:

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.

May you know Christ’s presence within you.

With my prayers and the promise of remembrance of you at every Mass,

Fr Gerard

Spiritual Communion
At this time when it is not possible to receive the Body and Blood of Christ, as ‘sacramental’ Communion, all can be united by the Holy Spirit thanks to the traditional understanding of ‘spiritual’ Communion. A deep spiritual communion with Jesus is possible even when we do not physically share together the Sacrament of the Body and Blood of Christ. We can be certain that by asking the Lord to come to dwell in us again He will fill us with His grace if we our hearts are prepared to welcome Him.

My Jesus, I believe that you are present in this Holy Sacrament of the altar. I love you above all things and I passionately desire to receive you into my soul. Since I cannot now receive you sacramentally, come spiritually into my soul so that I may unite myself wholly to you now and forever. Amen.
Based on a prayer of St Alphonsus Liguori

If you are able, and are registered as a parishioner of St Francis, please consider being ready to volunteer to help the elderly and vulnerable if they are no longer able to go shopping themselves. To do this please send the parish office your name, phone number and email address and we will get in touch with you if help is needed – Thank you!



Fr Gerard's Letter to Parishioners - Pentecost Sunday

Fr Gerard’s Letter to Parishioners – Pentecost Sunday

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