Catholic Parish of 

the Sacred Heart

St Ives

Twinned with the Parish of Our Lady Mother

of Sorrows, Aboud, Palestine

Fr Thomas J  Walton (Parish Priest)

7th Sunday of Easter     24th May 2020

World Communications prayer

‘Go out to the whole world; proclaim the Good News to all creation’ is the message of the Gospel on the Solemnity of the

Ascension of the Lord. The Solemnity offers the starting point for understanding the right use of the media. The day is established by the Pontifical Council for Social Communications and each year there is a message from the Holy Father.  Prayer

Father of light, from whom every good gift comes, send your Spirit into our lives with

the power of a mighty wind, and by the flame of your wisdom open the horizons of our minds. Loosen our tongues to sing your praise in words beyond the power of speech, for without your Spirit men and women could never raise their voice in words of peace or announce the truth that is Jesus the Lord”

Pope Francis is encouraging Catholics to pray the Rosary in their family homes during the month of May, especially when the Pandemic is making us aware of the value of our families and making it possible for us to pray together in lockdown at home. He encourages simple Rosaries and joining online Rosary initiatives to pray to Our Lady for deliverance from Covid-19 and he has composed two prayers for this intention.  I invite you to join in an initiative that follows on the Pope’s request, the Pentecost Sunday National Rosary Rally, from 9.00am to 9.00pm across Scotland England and Wales.  Our Diocese has been asked to pray a Rosary Hour between  2.00pm and 3.00pm. I I warmly invite you to take part. At 9pm the Rosary Rally will end with a Rosary being led by Bishop John Keenan from St. Mirin’s Cathedral in Paisley.     Come Holy Spirit & Renew the Face of the Earth

  Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary, pray for us


Since the lockdown started, an increasing number of Diocese of East Anglia churches have been live streaming Masses online. Now the Catholic Bishops Conference of England and Wales has produced a very useful searchable guide to Masses across the whole county, including East Anglia. It’s easy to search just using your postcode or by selecting a diocese. Narrow down your search results by selecting the Mass Type (Daily, Vigil or Sunday) and you can select from the available languages.       Live Catholic Mass Directory

A number of Catholic radio stations are broadcasting Masses and prayers, music and messages of encouragement available in East Anglia

Radio Maria is a non-commercial station and depends on its listeners and volunteers for funding and support.  As well as broadcasting from the Cathedral, it is broadcasting from the Shrine in Walsingham, and Blackfriars in Cambridge. You can find out more by visiting the website:

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I would like parishioners to know that every morning a candle is lit and  a prayer to Our Lady is said for you all and  an intention at every Mass is said for you.

Keep calm

                                                Keep safe and pray

                                               Fr Thomas