St Corona is the patroness of plagues and pandemics.
Faithful St. Corona, who willingly received the crown of martyrdom for
the Catholic Faith, I ask for thy intercession against the coronavirus
pandemic. Pray for me and my family, for my loved ones, and for every
person who has the virus or is in danger of getting it and being harmed
by it. Through thy intercession, obtain the protection of our physical
health from our Lord’s goodness, if it be God’s will, and if not, obtain for
us the help to remain in sanctifying grace and so to be ready always to
meet our Lord face-to-face.
‘June Almeida discovered coronavirus in 1964 as she peered into her
electron microscope, she saw a grey, round dot covered in tiny spokes.
She and her colleagues noted that the pegs formed a halo around the
virus- much like the suns corona’ (Corona means crown in Latin)
The coronavirus of the 60’s has some similarities with the coronavirus
of 2019/20. It was later known as Covid-19. It arrived in the U.K. in
early 2020. It had travelled around the world and with it came
isolation, misery, and despair.
Lockdown began 23 March, churches, schools, shops closed, people were
asked to remain at home and protect the N.H.S., going out, only to buy
essentials, 2,000,000 people were ‘shielding’, and the NHS preparing for
the worst possible scenario. There were numerous heroes during this
time, many of whom gave their lives for their vocation.
‘Friends of the Parish’ was born via What’s App.
It is/was a support group offering fellowship and support to many!
This quilt was inspired by
The Holy Spirit, the NHS,
Friends of the Parish and natural phenomena.
It was designed and made during Easter 2020
‘We have no physical gatherings not because we fear a virus but
because we love the vulnerable and care for the world God loves.’
The Catholic Church of Our Lady and St Kenelm, Halesowen
Siviter Street, Halesowen, West Midlands B63 3JU
The Catholic Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, Old Hill
Halesowen Road, Old Hill, Cradley Heath, West Midlands B64 6HN
To contact the Parish Priest Father Stefan Laszczyk
Telephone 0121 602 1972 mobile (for emergencies) 07958 730539
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22 Cobham Road, Halesowen, West Midlands B63 3JZ
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