The Parish of the Nativity of the Lord

Mass Times

MASS TIMES THIS WEEK

WEEKEND MASSES:

Saturday:

St Joseph’s – 17.30pm

Sunday:

Holy Family – 09.00am

St Joseph’s – 11.00am

St Teresa’s – 17.30pm

WEEKDAY MASSES:

Monday – St Teresa’s – 10.00am

Wednesday – St Joseph’s – 10.00am

Thursday – Holy Family – 10.00am

Friday – St Joseph’s – 10.00am

The Sacrament of Reconciliation can be celebrated by appointment

We are still asked to ensure the use of face coverings and also sanitization on entry and exit from Church.

Track and trace is encouraged and people can continue to use the QR points or sign in themselves.


Churches and lockdown easing Step 4

On Monday 19th July we entered Step 4 of the Government’s Covid-19 Response Roadmap. The Bishops’ Conference (CBCEW) has prepared new guidance for parishes accordingly, following discussions with officials from Public Health England and HM Government Places of Worship Task Force. They advice that care must be taken to ensure that churches continue to be places where people feel safe to gather to worship. A key element of the new guidance involves moving away from centralised detailed regulation to prudent local judgements, adopting a continuing cautious approach to easements. The key watchwords for the future steps are discernment of local prevailing conditions and careful consideration of what mitigations are needed in light of these, with a strong emphasis on common sense risk averse activities to continue to mitigate against the transmission of the virus.

After a meeting with our own Covid Response team the following guidance has been agreed for the parish:

  • We are still asked to ensure the use of face coverings and also sanitization on entry and exit from Church.
  • Track and trace is encouraged and people can continue to use the QR points or sign in themselves.
  • Stewards are no longer required to manage movement of the congregation, on entry or for Communion
  • There is no longer a requirement for social distancing within the Churches and all seating is available.
  • Should people wish to socially distant we will maintain the use of the Halls to ensure this.
  • The physical sign of peace remains suspended and Communion continues to be under on kind only.
  • We are able to re-introduce congregational singing gradually.
  • The use of our PNL centres is is still heavily restricted by our Diocesan requirements for Covid and so for the time being remain ‘out of action’ except for Mass overflow.
  • From 1st August we will return to the normal weekday schedule for Mass to which all are welcome.
  • St Joseph’s Church will be open daily for visits and private prayer.

We will review these measures as necessary in the light of local conditions


The Bishops of England and Wales have said the Sunday Mass obligation will remain suspended until at least the First Sunday of Advent (27th/28th November 2021).

PRAYER FOR A SPIRITUAL COMMUNION Please use this prayer if you needing to isolate, or are unwell, or unable to come to Mass: My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there, and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen. St Alphonsus Liguori


LINKS
The CBCEW page can be visited for further links as can The Catholic Directory

Arundel Cathedral is offering live-streamed Masses, together with number of churches within the Diocese, allowing our many congregations to continue participating in the spiritual life of the Church at this time of Covid-19. 

Details of live-streamed Masses in the Diocese can be found here

Mass by phone, Sundays 11.30am from Middlesbrough Cathedral, dial 01642 130120 five minutes before the start.

And Church Services TV can be accessed here.

Bishop Richard’s podcasts can be accessed via the Diocesan website

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference (England & Wales) statement can be access here https://www.cbcew.org.uk/?fbclid=IwAR1f4BFQUYb0p-5Uh5ntLawsAQ85c3_kfA7rVrDEH96Soft54lLdTzkf40Q

You can keep up-to-date with their news here

The Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham has daily live streams, as well as recordings, available at: https://walsingham.org.uk/live-stream/. Following the Re-dedication of England on Sunday 29th March, a Novena to Our Lady will be said at the Shrine following every Mass, until the end of the pandemic.
Text of the Rededication letter from Pope Francis

 

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