The Mass is streamed live from St Clare's every day at 10am on our YouTube channel (to access this, use the link above). Other events may also be streamed. On this page, you will always be able to find a full timetable for the coming days. All parish groups and meetings are now suspended until further notice.
The information on this page will be regularly updated.
Parish Timetable (updated regularly):
Please note, there are currently no scheduled confessions, but confession may be available on request - see the information below.
Whilst there are restrictions on gatherings that prevent the celebration of Mass, Liturgy and parish events, we intend to make use of YouTube to share videos of services/parish life. If the technology allows, we may "live stream" where possible and so please check back here for more details.
Latest Streamed Events
Questions and Answers
Here you will find some answers to common questions...
I am self-isolating. How can I stay in touch with the Church?We are livestreaming Mass from St Clare's every day at 10am, and will also publish homilies, reflections and prayer resources on this page. Pastoral support is being offered over the phone. Information about confession and the anointing of the sick is given below. You can also use our social media platforms - Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (all @StClareFulwood) to keep in touch. We are committed to keeping the community close together, even if we cannot be physically with one another.
I am self-isolating and struggling to cope. Can the parish help me?Yes. Fr Andrew and a team of parishioners are available to offer support and practical help. Please don't hesitate - contact us to discuss your situation and we'll do what we can to support you. Use the contact form below or call 01772 719604. Offers of help from parishioners are also welcome. Please also contact us if you could join our team of those offering support to those in need.
Can I still go to confession?Due to restrictions on movement laid down by the government, this is difficult. But please call us on 01772 719604 to discuss your situation, so we can work out the best way to help you at this time.
Can I receive the anointing of the sick?We will offer this sacrament, wherever possible, to those in need of it. It may be impossible in some circumstances to visit those who are self-isolating - please contact us to discuss your specific situation - use the contact form below or call 01772 719604. For anyone in hospital, please speak to staff on the ward, who will advise you, and - if possible - arrange for a priest to visit.
My relative is in hospital. Can they see a priest?This depends on the situation. Some parts of the hospital will be marked as isolation units and visits from a priest may not be possible. Speak to the staff who are looking after your relative; they will explain the situation, and - if possible - arrange for a priest to visit.
Can I still request that a Mass be offered for my intentions?Yes. Contact us using the form below or call 01772 719604. Any Masses which have already been requested will be offered as planned, unless you request otherwise.
Is it still possible to have a funeral at St Clare's?The current guidance is that funerals may now only take place at the crematorium or the graveside. A Catholic priest (or in some cases, other Catholic minister) will be available to lead this. Attendance is limited to immediately family, on government advice. Contact your funeral director, who will be fully aware of the current situation, to discuss your needs. At a later date, it will be possible to celebrate Mass for your loved one in the church.
Parish Community Resources
Prayers used before and during the Mass, to be prayed when we cannot attend Mass or receive Holy Communion. The booklet for Vespers for the Annunciation of the Lord (25th March). Prayers prepared by the Bishops' Conference of England and Wales, for use during the pandemic. Prayers to use if you can't receive Holy Communion or make a confession at this time.
Prayers for when we cannot go to Mass
Sung Vespers Annunciation of the Lord
Prayers for a time of pandemic
Acts of Perfect Contrition and Spiritual Communion
Prayers used before and during the Mass, to be prayed when we cannot attend Mass or receive Holy Communion.
The booklet for Vespers for the Annunciation of the Lord (25th March).
Prayers prepared by the Bishops' Conference of England and Wales, for use during the pandemic.
Prayers to use if you can't receive Holy Communion or make a confession at this time.