Mass For Those Who Have Died Through COVID-19
Bishop David Celebrates Mass For Those Who Have Died Through COVID-19
On Tuesday 10th November, Bishop David celebrated Mass for all those who have died from the COVID-19 virus this year. The Mass was live streamed from our Cathedral in Northampton.
The Mass is the first of four Masses for the deceased throughout November which Bishop David will preside at. Wearing a purple chasuble to represent sorrow and suffering, Bishop David guided the people towards the hope we find in Jesus during this time saying
“Many will have loved ones who have succumbed to this terrible virus. Most of us will know someone who has died because of COVID-19. And now we are doing what disciples of Jesus instinctively do, we are bringing our grief and loss to the Cross, to this memorial of the Paschal Mystery in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass”.
The Catholic Church asks us to remember in prayer those who have died throughout the month of November.
Bishop David was joined on the sanctuary by Fr Mark Floody, dean of our cathedral, Fr James Evans, Bishop’s secretary, and Deacon Andrew Coy, Cathedral Deacon. Next week’s Mass will be on Tuesday 17th November at 7pm, for the deceased members of our Diocese who has died in the past year. Once again you can join Bishop David through the live stream.
Once again, reminding us of the everlasting life we can enjoy in Jesus, Bishop David continued,
“Here in the Eucharist is where our hope becomes a lived reality. Those we pray for, the faithful departed who have died because of COVID-19, over a million victims to date around the world, all these are created anew in the dying and rising of Christ”.
Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen