AN ACT OF SPIRITUAL COMMUNION
I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul.Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacra-mentally, come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated from You.
St Peter's Church Gorleston
“God is light; In him there is no darkness...”
[1 John 1:5]
Fr Alex Ibe
Fr Anthony Nwankwo
Welcome to the parish website of the Catholic parish of St Peter the Apostle, Gorleston.
Our parish church is situated on Lowestoft Road, about 200 yards south of the town centre, a little way up the hill from the library.
We are blest to have a very beautiful church, the only one designed by Eric Gill, a famous twentieth century sculptor, it is a Grade II* listed building.
Our parish is served by Fr Anthony Nwankwo, SMMM and Fr Alexander Ibe SMMM from Nigeria and is linked with St Mary’s parish in Great Yarmouth.
I hope you can find all the information about Mass times and contact details that you need
Fr. Alexander Ibe, SMMM.
WE CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR ALL WHO HAVE BEEN INFECTED ACROSS THE WORLD BY THIS VIRUS AND ALL OUR PARISHIONERS THAT WE MAY ASSIST AND SUPPORT ONE ANOTHER DURING THIS CHALLENGING TIME.
CATHOLIC BISHOPS’ CONFERENCE OF ENGLAND AND WALES
Statement from the President and the Vice-President of the Conference on the National Lock down
Wednesday 4th November 2020
Today, Parliament passed into law the Regulations governing many aspects of activity in the whole of England until 2nd December. These Regulations prohibit the gathering of people for communal worship in churches and other religious buildings.
Churches remain open and in use for activities other than communal worship, including personal prayer and support for those in need. Funeral Masses and funeral services may be held. Please refer to the Regulations (for places of worship see paragraph 18) and associated Guidance.
Despite profound misgivings it is important that we, as responsible citizens, observe these Regulations, which have the force of law: ‘Remind them to be obedient to the officials in authority; to be ready to do good at every opportunity’ (Titus 3:1). We do this in solidarity with so many others on whom are being imposed restrictions which impact severely on their lives and livelihoods.
It is also important to recognise that these Regulations are not an attack on religious belief. However, they do demonstrate a fundamental lack of understanding of the essential contribution made by faith communities to the well-being, resilience and health of our society.
At this difficult moment, we ask that, as a Catholic community, we make full use of our churches as places of individual prayer and sources of solace and help. We must sustain each other in our patterns of prayer, joining a national shared moment of prayer each day at 6pm, and observing the Vigil of Christ the King (21st November) as a day of prayer for the ending of this pandemic. And we encourage you all in your practical service and support of each other and those around you in need.
This pathway of prayer and service is the royal road we are to take as a gracious witness in our society today.
Cardinal Vincent Nichols Archbishop Malcolm McMahon OP
A PRAYER TO BE SAID DURING THE OUTBREAK OF COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND TO BE GIVEN TO ALL WHO ARE SELF ISOLATING
God our Father, Creator of the world, almighty and merciful, out of love for us You sent your Son into the world as the doctor of our souls and our bodies, look upon your children who, in this difficult time of confusion and dismay in many regions of Europe and the world, turn to you seeking strength, salvation and relief, deliver us from illness and fear, heal our sick, comfort their families, give wisdom to our rulers, energy and reward to our doctors, nurses and volunteers, eternal life to the dead. Do not abandon us in the moment of trial but deliver us from all evil.
We ask this of Thee, who with the Son and the Holy Spirit, live and reign for ever and ever. Amen.
Mary, mother of health and hope, pray for us!