Welcome to our Dudley Deanery website. 

Full Closure of Catholic Churches

Following the Prime Minister’s historic announcement last night (23 March) strengthening restrictions in an attempt to combat the spread of COVID-19, Catholic Churches are closed to the public at this time.

Prime Minister’s statement on Monday 23rd March link
Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales  updated its guidelines link.

Fr Des Devenney, Dean of Dudley and Parish Priest of Our Lady and All Saints. 

List of Live Streaming Church’s in Archdiocese of Birmingham: link

In our Deanery: Our Lady and All Saints link  

Follow the daily Readings at Mass. Click below:


or https://www.alivepublishing.co.uk/daily-mass-readings/

Make an Act of Spiritual Communion – can be done whilst you watch a live stream of Mass being offered.

As we are now entering a time when we cannot attend Mass for a valid reason, and are therefore exempt from our Sunday obligation. During this time we are encouraged to make a Spiritual Communion when we desire to be in union with Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist. This can be done whilst you watch a live stream of Mass being offered. You can make an act of Spiritual Communion by saying the following 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 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.

This weeks newsletters:

Our Lady and All Saints 29/3, St. Mary’s (Brierley Hill) & Our Lady of Lourdes (Kingswinford) & Our Lady of Lourdes (Cradley Heath) 29/3,  St Chad and All Saints & St Peter and  the English Martyrs 29/3, Our Lady and St Hubert 29/3, Our Blessed Lady and St Thomas of Canterbury & The Sacred Heart and Holy Souls , English Martyrs & St Francis Xavier, Our Lady and St Kenelm 29/3.

Older newsletters link

Weekday Mass Sheets: 30/3 doc pdf, 6/4 doc pdf, 13/4 doc pdf, 20/4 doc pdf, 27/4 doc pdf, 4/5 doc pdf, 11/5 doc pdf, 18/5 doc pdf, 25/5 doc pdf, 1/6 doc pdf, 8/6 doc pdf, 15/6 doc pdf, 22/6 doc pdf, 29/6 doc pdf

The God Who Speaks link  Weekly Meditations by Fr Dries Van den Akker S.J on the Paintings of St Matthews Gospel by Peter Clare. Sunday 29th March: Matthew 11:28-30 link

News archive: Archive

Birmingham Archdiocese:  Website news link   e-newsletter sign up link The Sower Lent 2020 link


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