COVID-19

COVID 19 UPDATE

OFFICE CLOSURE: Following Diocesan instruction, the office will be closed until further notice . All updates & notifications will be via WhatsApp Group, Website & Facebook Page facebook.com/olop.church.
You can join the Parish WhatsApp via this link https://chat.whatsapp.com/KYk95HCBABn5lmazFx11ei. For urgent matters you can contact Fr Stan on fatherstan@portsmouthdiocese.org.uk.
If you know of anyone, or are yourself, lonely and/or vulnerable, please consider giving details to the St Vincent de Paul group at olopsvp@gmail.com.
The office will re-open when we have been advised to do so. Take care & keep safe.

All churches and chapels in the Diocese of Portsmouth are to be closed with immediate effect until further notice.
Please stay connected via the following online live streams.

 

Vatican News – English-YouTube link

Portsmouth Diocese website

Shrine of Our Lady Walsingham link

The Oxford Oratory Catholic Church Mass Times and Youtube link

OLOP Parish Live Stream Link via facebook.com/olop.church

As parishioners expressed their will to follow various services available, you are welcome to join Fr Stan at Divine Mercy and Rosary (3.00pm from Mondays till Saturdays), and Stations of the Cross (7.00pm on Fridays). We are planning to organise Tenebrae life streamed – please follow our parish website for details.

Helping Those Most VulnerableThe Lonely and the Vulnerable in and beyond our parish community are going to be even more in need of friendly contact and support during this pandemic. If you know of anyone, or are yourself, lonely and/or vulnerable, please consider giving details to the parish office or by email to the St Vincent de Paul group at olopsvp@gmail.com.

Parish Masses: Father Stan will continue to celebrate the Holy Mass without public. If you would like to offer a Mass Intention, then, please email Fr Stan via fatherstan@portsmouthdiocese.org.uk.

Sacrament of Reconciliation: available on request. please email Fr Stan via fatherstan@portsmouthdiocese.org.uk and also please maintain a safe distance.

Keep safe and hope that we go through the crisis secure and successfully. God bless you
Kindest regards, Fr Stan

Guidelines on the Holy Week and Paschal Triduum liturgies from Vatican:

“The faithful should be informed of the beginning times of the celebrations so that they can prayerfully unite themselves in their homes. Means of live (not recorded) telematic broadcasts can be of help. In any event it remains important to dedicate an adequate time to prayer, giving importance above all to the Liturgia Horarum.”

 

Guidelines on the Holy Week and COVID-19 Update
Holy Week at Home
Vatican Decree for Holy Week
Bishop Philip Decree 24th March 2020
Bishop Philip Decree 17th March 2020
Bishop Philip Pastoral Letter 17th March 2020