Coronavirus pandemic: Fr Frankie’s Masses go online
Fr Frankie Mulgrew, Jimmy Cricket’s younger son, is getting around the coronavirus pandemic by having Mass videoed.
The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales have said public liturgies should cease until further notice because of the coronavirus.
Many churches are getting around the problem by streaming their services online.
Fr Frankie is the parish priest at St James and All Souls in Pendleton, Salford.
He filmed Mass on Sunday 22 March and dad Jimmy posted the video on his Twitter page.
Jimmy, 74, tweeted: “At this unprecedented time when Sunday Worship is on hold in Churches up and down the Country, here in this link you can join Fr Frankie at St James and All Souls Parish’s broadcast 10 am Mass 22nd of March 2020 at Salford.”
‘What a fantastic idea!’
A nationwide round of applause will take place on Thursday 26 March.
The aim is to show gratitude to the NHS staff working tirelessly during the pandemic, also known as Covid-19.
Organisers of Clap for our Carers are asking everyone who can to clap at 8pm wherever they are, assuming they are at a safe distance from others as instructed by the government.
Comedian Jimmy said: “What a fantastic idea! Me and Mrs C. will be applauding at our front door!”
David and Victoria Beckham are other celebrities reported to be backing the campaign.
Numerous stars went to their Instagram page to encourage their fans to support the NHS.