We Are Open for Private Prayer (23/06/2020)
The church will be open for private individual prayer on Saturday and Sunday mornings, 10.30am until 12 midday, from the weekend of 27th and 28th June, and until further notice.
Please ensure that you follow all of the social distancing and hygiene protocols inside the church. Entry to the church will be through the main front doors, exit by the side church door leading into the car park. Please be aware that toilet facilities will not be available.
We have NOT YET been given the go-ahead by the Diocese for Masses with a congregation. There will be a further update when this happens.
Father Michael Ryan, Parish Priest
URGENT MESSAGE: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED (10/06/2020)
The government have issued Guidance on Re-opening of Catholic Churches for Individual Prayer. This is a first step towards opening for Mass. The guidelines stipulate that a team of stewards must be present each time the church is opened, to assist with social distancing and other directions. The number of occasions on which our church can be open is therefore dependent on the number and availability of volunteer stewards to carry out this important role. Masks and gloves will be provided for the stewards.
The volunteer stewards must not be in any Covid-19 vulnerable category and must be under 70 years of age.
WE WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO OPEN THE CHURCH FOR INDIVIDUAL PRAYER OR FOR MASS UNLESS SUFFICIENT VOLUNTEERS COME FORWARD.
If you are able to volunteer as a steward, please email Father Michael Ryan, parish priest, at the parish email address, email@example.com.
Coronavirus Update (18/03/2020)
ALL PUBLIC MASSES AND ACTS OF WORSHIP HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
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As attendance on Sunday Masses or the devotions is not possible, we ask that people watch the Masses on the CCTV and make a spiritual communion on Sunday, and indeed also during the week
Follow this link for a timetable of all live services currently on or upcoming within the next 2 hours on ChurchServices.tv:
Promotion of Spiritual Communion
In this time when one may not receive ‘sacramental’ Communion, the traditional idea of ‘spiritual’ Communion comes into focus. There are many types, but here is one.
“In a vision, Our Lord explained it to St. Catherine of Siena by showing her two chalices: one made of gold, the other of silver,” she wrote. “He told her that her sacramental Communions were preserved in the gold chalice and that her spiritual communions were in the silver chalice….
5:00pm – First Mass of Sunday
Tuesday – Friday:
Sacrament of Reconciliation
If you would like to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation you are welcome to come and talk to the parish priest at the following times:
4:30pm – 4:50pm
Or call for an appointment
Please feel free to join, after 10am Friday Mass. For parents and grandparents to pray for their children.
Fr. Michael’s “Office Hour”
Fr. Michael’s Office Hour is held from 10:30 each Saturday.