Welcome

The Church of the Sacred Heart and Saint Catherine of Alexandria in Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire, England, is a fine Grade II listed building containing stunning mosaics and sculpture but it is essentially a quiet place for prayerful worship.

You are most welcome to our website whether to find out about our services and our range of religious and social activities; watch our livestream, to see pictures of the architecture, mosaics and sculpture; to learn about the history and artistic influences; to remind you of past visits or to help you to plan a visit in the future.

We hope that you will get an insight into the beauty of the church and an appreciation of our parish community and that you will be inspired to come and visit us. You are promised a friendly welcome and we hope that your visit will prove to be both an interesting and a spiritual experience.

Fr. George Mathew S.C.J. (Parish Priest)
Fr. Brian Boyle S.C.J.
Fr. Tom Kelly S.C.J.
Br. Patrick Leighton S.C.J.

Mass is celebrated at the following times:
Monday - Friday: 9.15 am
Saturday: 11.00 am
Sunday: 8.30 am, 10.30 am and 6.00 pm

Act of Spiritual Communion Prayer
My Jesus, 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 sacramentally,
come spiritually into my heart.
I embrace You as if You were already there
and unite myself completely to You.
Never permit me to be separated from You.
Amen.

 

COVID-19 Guidance - Updated 27th February 2022

HM Government announced on 19th January 2022 that the measures put in place to mitigate against Covid virus transmission as ‘Plan B’ will be lifted in full on 27th January 2022. The following guidance is offered to the Dioceses of England and Wales. The main mitigation against serious health issues arising from Covid infection is to be fully vaccinated; this means two doses plus a booster for anyone aged 16 or over. The vaccine programme in England and Wales has had a major impact in reducing death and serious illness from infection with Covid-19. The Catholic Church in England and Wales supports the vaccination programme and encourages people to be vaccinated. As the country has moved further along the roadmap for easing Covid-19 restrictions, our parish community is glad to welcome the changes with caution. Our primary concern is to ensure that our church continues to be a place where people feel safe to gather for worship. The church is open for private prayer and visitors each day from 8.00 am until 6.00 pm.

From the 27th January, the following are recommended while you visit the church:

    • Sanitise your hands at the entrance and exit.
    • Masks: Even though wearing a mask is not a legal requirement, we strongly recommend that masks are worn in the church.
    • Seating: There will not be any cordoned pews, so you can occupy any pew in which you wish to sit.
    • Holy Communion: Holy Communion will continue to be under one kind. During Holy Communion, the people sitting on the first pew at either side of the church will proceed to receive Communion from the Priest or a Eucharist Minister, the rest will then follow.
    • Congregational singing: Indoor congregational singing will continue. It is recommended that singing should be phased in gently as part of worship and that face coverings should be worn by members of the congregation whilst singing together. Hymn books will be available.
    • Exit:  Please use both the main door and the side door.
    • Church visiting by the public: The church is open for private prayer and visitors each day from 8.00 am until 6.00 pm. Church tours are allowed as normal.

Please AVOID attending church if you, or someone in your household, has: A high temperature or new, continuous cough or loss, or change, to your sense of taste or smell. Please stay at home.

 

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