COVID-19 VIRUS arrangements Sunday 5th April 2020

Arrangements for HOLY WEEK

Special ISOLATION message from our Parish Priest.

We are following the advice of the archdiocese and keeping the church closed.  The priests are continuing to celebrate Mass in the house for your intentions.

MASS INTENTIONS: If you wish to have Mass offered for an intention please send an email to Please give the name of the person for whom the Mass is to be offered, with the usual additional information (L – Lately deceased; A – Anniversary of death; I – sick or other intention). We will endeavour to let you know when the Mass was offered.  there is no need for an offering but you can make a donation if you wish by clicking here. DONATE

FUNERALS should be arranged via your chosen undertaker.  We will provide a priest to assist you with the ceremony at the crematorium or the graveside.  Unfortunately we are not able to offer ceremonies inside the church at the present time, but will be able to organise a memorial Mass in future months when the virus situation has improved sufficiently.

We pray for one another and especially for those affected who have to self-isolate, and for doctors and nurses in our hospitals, surgeries and care homes.

We have a contact system for our parishioners who are self-isolating and in need of assistance and contact.  Please phone the parish at 02088002121 and leave your contact details.  A volunteer will call you back.

If you would like to volunteer to help with this ministry please send an email to with Parish Help Project in the subject heading.  Please provide your name, phone number and post code so that volunteers can be matched up to local needs.


Spiritual Communion
There are times when people are unable to receive the Body and Blood of Christ, through illness or due to their personal disposition. Even though some may not receive ‘sacramental’ Communion, all are united in some way by the Holy Spirit. The traditional idea of ‘spiritual’ Communion is an important one to remember and reaffirm. A deep spiritual communion is possible even when we do not share together the Sacrament of the Body and Blood of Christ. (cf. Celebrating the Mass 212)

“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]


Self-Isolation If there is a chance that a person has Coronavirus healthcare professionals may advise self isolation for up to 14 days. Government advice should be followed.
All those who are self-isolated are invited to spend some of the time in prayer. You can visit websites such as Pray as you go , Click to Pray  or Universalis  — to follow the readings at Mass each day or to join in the Prayer of the Church. As a parish we will be supporting one another through prayer, communication (phone or social media) and practical support (food etc.).


Phrases from Scripture
O Lord, come to my rescue, Lord, come to my aid. Ps 39:14
Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved, for you are my praise. Jer 17:14
Lord, save me Matt 14: 30
Amen, Come, Lord Jesus. Rev 22:20


On-line Mass
Catholic Mass from Walsingham
Catholic Mass from St Joseph and English Martyrs Church Bishops Stortford



The Catholic Church of St Ignatius, London

27 High Road,

Stamford Hill,

London N15 6ND