Please see a message from Cardinal Vincent Nichols concerning the resumption of Public Mass here
For our parish, Fr Wagay, wrote:
We thank God as churches throughout England and Wales begin to open for Mass, albeit full of restrictions.
It is vitally important that we all remember that we are not returning to how things were before lock down. The COVID-19 virus is very much still around. We are still living with the pandemic. Needless to say, if you are sick or if you have an underlying condition, please do not come to church yet. While Catholics have an obligation to attend Sunday Mass every week, this obligation remains suspended by the Bishops during this pandemic.
There are a few things to do for those who will be attending Mass:
- You must wear face mask.
• There will be one entrance and one exit. Please follow the ushers instructions at all times.
• Please gel your hands at the entrance. The usher will direct you to your seat, probably not the usual one that you sit in. Please do not give them grief over this! Be understanding.
• Holy Communion will be under one kind only and in the hand. Approach the priest for Communion still with your mask on.
• You must keep social distancing at all times, on entry, at Communion time and at the end of Mass.
• There will be a Collection. We still have not figure out how to do this, but maybe as you come in by putting your donation in a box by the foot of the altar or at the back of church.
• For those who cannot come on a Sunday, maybe come on a weekday Mass at 9:15 am.
• Please do not congregate outside of the church after Mass.
• Unfortunately, toilets are not available.
Masses will be at usual times from 4th July:
Saturday 6:00 p.m.
Sunday 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
Weekdays : 9:15 a.m (except Tuesdays)
Despite all the restrictions, we are very much looking forward to welcome you!