Message from Bishop Marcus:
Live Streaming of Mass
Mass will continue to be live streamed via the parish website by clicking https://www.stmaryshalifax.com/live-stream/ The times of Masses are:
Monday – Saturday 9.30am
Starting from Tuesday (March 31), there will be opportunities to pray together online for parishioners. The system we will be using is very simple to understand, instructions are below.
The schedule is:
Tuesday at 3pm: Stations of the Cross
Wednesday at 7pm: The Rosary
Friday at 3pm: Chaplet of the Divine Mercy
Friday at 7pm: Stations of the Cross
Saturday at noon: The Rosary
To join the prayer groups, you will have to download and install Zoom at https://zoom.us/sign%20up
Once done, send the email address you have used to join Zoom to email@example.com. This will be used to send you the invitation link to the prayer meetings.
Just before the start of the prayer meeting, simply log-on to Zoom, click on ‘join meeting’ and paste in the meeting link you have been sent or the meeting ID.
Once in the meeting you can switch off the camera at the bottom left of the screen if you would rather just have audio. Make sure the mic is on (bottom left of the screen) so you can join in with the responses.
Parish Whatsapp Group
A Parish Whatsapp group will be established so that parishioners can keep in touch with one another. Fr Martin will be the administrator of the group. If you wish to be included in the group, please send a text message with your name to 07990280144.
Several parishioners have asked how they can continue to make their weekly giving to the parish. This is a very generous and we are very grateful to those who have thought of it. There are several ways in which you can continue to contribute financially to the parish. If you wish to set up a standing order to donate regularly you can set this up via your own bank. The parish account details are HSBC Bank Sort Code 40 27 15, Account Name: Diocese of Leeds St Mary’s Church, Account Number: 21023225. Alternatively, you can download a standing order form here. Return the completed form to Fr Martin at the presbytery (2 Clarence Street, Halifax, HX1 5DH). There is also the possibility to make one off donations by text message. You can donate £5 by texting CHURCH MARY HALIFAX to 70500. Cheques, cash and envelopes can also be posted at the presbytery.
You will find some very useful and devout prayer resources on the Parish Website or by clicking https://www.stmaryshalifax.com/prayer-resource/. This also includes suggested prayers from the Bishops of England and Wales. In particular the practice of making a Spiritual Communion is highly recommended and will give you an overabundance of Grace.