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‘Dawn comes just after the darkest part of the night’ 150 150 mhamer

‘Dawn comes just after the darkest part of the night’

Fr Frankie Mulgrew has given a message of hope during the coronavirus pandemic

Fr Frankie has given a message of hope during the pandemic

Fr Frankie Mulgrew has talked about the “coming of the dawn” as the world battles the coronavirus pandemic.

Jimmy Cricket’s younger son is the parish priest of St James and All Souls in Salford and Catholic chaplain at Salford University.

He has also been assisting with hospital ministry during the current crisis.

Fr Frankie is reported in the Catholic Universe talking about the importance of hope and love in response to the virus.

“The greatest message we can give anybody is the message that they’re loved, and to know they’re not alone,” Fr Mulgrew said in a recent interview with The Art of Dying Well.

“They’re loved enough that someone wants to be sat next to them in this difficulty, wants to stand with them on this front line… I think that’s really key.”

Fr Frankie has been supporting Fr Mark Paver, who is the lead chaplain at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust.

He said chaplains have personal protective equipment (PPE) and take the lead from the hospital on whether they can go into wards to minister.

“We’ve got to have the gear on, and even with personal equipment – there’s still the eyes, hopefully you can still display a message of eyes of love,” he said.

However, he admitted it was “tricky” and these are particularly “difficult circumstances”.

‘No night lasts forever’

“It’s letting people know that they’re not alone really,” Fr Frankie explained. “And from the priest’s perspective; it’s that God never leaves them.

“I think that’s the key thing, that He never leaves them; and that he always joins them in their pain.”

He said it was “a great honour” to be able to help and support as a chaplain, but insisted: “The real heroes are the doctors and nurses.”

Fr Frankie added: “What I am holding onto is that basically, the dawn comes just after the darkest part of the night. The dawn is coming. No night lasts forever before the sun rises. And when it rises, boy, does it shine brightly.”

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The UK government announced on 23 March it was imposing strict new curbs on life in the UK.

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales said public liturgies should cease until further notice because of the coronavirus.

Many churches have been getting around the problem by streaming their services online – including Fr Frankie.

Also read: Coronavirus pandemic: Fr Frankie’s Masses go online

Coronavirus pandemic: Fr Frankie’s Masses go online 150 150 mhamer

Coronavirus pandemic: Fr Frankie’s Masses go online

Here in this link you can join Fr Frankie @St . James and All Souls Parish's broadcast: 10 am Mass 22nd of March 2020 at Salford (churches have been closed for services over the coronavirus)

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.

Also read: Roy Hudd: ‘Walking encyclopedia of British Music Hall’

A nationwide round of applause will be taking place on Thursday 26 March to how gratitude to the NHS staff working tirelessly during the pandemic