CHURCH OPENING TIMES THIS WEEK
Wednesday – St Joseph’s: 5.30-6.30pm – Private Prayer
Friday: 10am – St Joseph’s
Saturday: 5.30pm – St Joseph’s
Sunday: 9am – Holy Family
11am – St Joseph’s
5.30pm – St Teresa’s
(Please note that social distancing, plus a face covering, must be maintained, hands must be sanitized and the instructions for seating and movement within the church given by stewards must be followed)
Churches and Lockdown 3 – what we can do…
Now we are in our third Lockdown we can still attend communal worship (Mass) but we must only sit with our own household or support bubble and we cannot mingle with other households before, during, or after coming to Church. It is good to be able to have the choice of coming to Mass but remember that the obligation to do so is still suspended and it is important not only to be safe but to feel safe.
Please be mindful that numbers attending are limited due to Government guidelines and that at both St Joseph’s and Holy Family we can overspill into the halls, so Mass at those churches can accommodate more people.
Volunteer Stewards are still needed for our Masses, you must not be from those instructed to shield themselves, nor from those under 18 or over 70 years old, or from groups considered more vulnerable to coronavirus. If you can help in please email the parish office with the subject line ‘Volunteer’ and encourage others to offer as well.
Track & Trace. In order to comply with Track & Trace, we have provided a QR Code in all churches, if you have a smart phone please scan the code, on entry, or please give your contact details to a Stewart. Details will be kept for 21 days. Thank you for your cooperation.
The Catholic Bishops of England and Wales state: “The global spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a fast-evolving situation. From Saturday, 4 July, Catholic churches that are safely able to do so will be allowed to resume collective acts of worship whilst complying with social distancing requirements”.
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. Click here to find an online service near you.
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