Go therefore, make disciples of all the nations.
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The latest from Bishop Mark O’Toole
Our Church and our diocesan family, faces, together with the whole world, a huge challenge. We have become more conscious that we are not masters of the universe. We are more vulnerable than perhaps we have dared to believe. We are more aware than ever of our own mortality.
In the face of the darkness and uncertainty of these days, we must turn more urgently to God, who is our only and sure hope, and who gives us light and strength beyond our human capacities.
Mass can now be celebrated in our churches by our priests, but with restrictions on the size of the congregation. So many of our brothers and sisters around the world will continue to be deprived of the opportunity to celebrate the Holy Eucharist, for many reasons. Due to this pandemic we also will now experience their suffering. Many of us will be unable to attend Mass as often as we would like. The sacrifices we must make, will, I am sure, help us to cherish more profoundly the great gift of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. It will certainly intensify our hunger for Jesus, our Eucharistic Lord.
Prayer is the most important thing we can do at this time – prayer for the sick, for the dying, for the bereaved, for our health care professionals and for those seeking a vaccine. Let us remember that the mercies of the Lord are everlasting. He renews them in us each day.
Bishop Mark O’Toole
News and events from across the diocese
What a great day the 1st May turned out to be as over 200 people joined us for our clergy/laity day on making missionary disciples to spearhead our parishes becoming more missionary in attitude and activity. The gathering on zoom was led by Michael Dopp, international...
‘O all you works of the Lord, O bless the Lord. To him be highest glory and praise for ever.’ Daniel 3:57 Laudato Si’ Week 2021, to be held May 16-24, will be the crowning event of the Special Laudato Si’ Anniversary Year, and a celebration of the great progress the...
Caritas Plymouth, in partnership with Plymouth CAST Multi-Academy Trust, has started an ambitious 18-month funded project as part of an exciting national initiative known as Care Home Friends and Neighbours: Intergenerational Linking, which promotes young people’s...
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