Fr Michael Update 240320

UPDATES: Full Closure of Sacred Heart Church

Yesterday (23rd March 2020), Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced new emergency measures especially ordering everyone to STAY AT HOME. To enable us as a parish, comply and encourage others to do the same, we have now come to a “painful and difficult” decision to close the Sacred Heart Church, Hillsborough to the public until further notice. The Church and the access to the memorial garden are now closed.

A Prayer for Medical Scientists

God of wisdom,

Bless medical scientists and researchers around the world

With insight and skill, dedication and fortitude,

As they combat coronavirus,

So that their work yields knowledge and understanding,

Speedily finding a vaccine, treatments and deterrents to its spread.

Source of life,

Grant public health and government officials

The strength to act swiftly and decisively,

With compassion and understanding,

In service to humankind,

Fighting this outbreak

And the other diseases that still plague the planet,

Diseases threatening the lives of our brothers and sisters,

Nations and communities, Young and old.

Rock of Ages,

Bring an end to disease and suffering,

So that all may know

Your compassion and Your grace. Amen

Let us continue to pray and support each other.

Thanks and God bless

Fr. Michael