re-opening of Churches – update 6: arrangements for attending Mass

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Our church will re-open for public Mass on Saturday evening 4th July. The weekend Masses will be (as per the Parish newsletter) Sat 7pm; Sun 10am; Sun 6.30pm. Please keep up to date with ongoing news by referring back to the website. Please also take a moment to refer back to earlier posts for further explanation. Attendance at Mass will be by pre-booking only. Please do not just turn up unless you have booked a … Continued

a window on the world of LiveStreaming…

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We know that many across the Parish (and further afield) have become reliant on, and are enjoying, the ability to follow daily Mass from the Parish via LiveStream. It has been an interesting reflection to acknowledge that, suddenly by virtue of circumstance, our everyday technology can prove additionally valuable over and above the email inbox! …and many of us have become adept at visiting many churches and their Masses around the Globe! Very much a … Continued

Sun 24th May : World Communications Day

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This year’s theme is devoted to storytelling. “That you may tell your children and grandchildren” (Ex 10:2) In his message to mark this day, Pope Francis says, “I believe that, so as not to lose our bearings, we need to make our own the truth contained in good stories. Stories that build up, not tear down; stories that help us rediscover our roots and the strength needed to move forward together.” He speaks of the … Continued

Temporary Changes in Pastoral Practices

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In response to the ongoing situation and concerns regarding the transmission of coronavirus COVID-19, Bishop Patrick has instructed changes in certain Pastoral practices across our Diocese. These will continue until further notice: 1. Sign of Peace : This will be suspended at Mass. – our tradition of greeting each other in Peace, person to person with a handshake could risk person to person transmission of the virus should an individual be a carrier. – we … Continued