CORONAVIRUS AND THE PARISH. UP TO DATE INFORMATION AND NEWS: CLICK HERE
This parish is in partnership with the parish of St Joseph the Worker, with the same parish priest. The website for St Joseph’s is here
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Mass readings for each day may be found here
THANK YOU for so many of you sharing in Mass over the internet and for the emails of support. God bless you all!
NOTE: currently the SATURDAY 5.00pm (Vigil Mass for Sunday) is now suspended
SUNDAY AT 9.00am continues
Public Masses in the week are currently limited to
Fridays at 9.00am, followed by Adoration continues
We hope to have more depending on the number and availability of volunteer stewards and cleaners
Lent 2021 details are here
CAFOD Walk for Water Fundraiser
Deacon Leo and Fr Stephen as team STM Clergy are going to walk 10,000 steps a day for Lent to raise money to support communities who struggle to reach clean water safely and easily. You may read details of the campaign here. You can sponsor the clergy here by clicking on one of their names and following the prompts.
Thank you for any support you can give.
LOCKDOWN REGULATIONS from 4 JANUARY…
We are allowed to leave our homes to attend public worship, but must keep all guidelines while in church. At this time care in keeping distance, use of face coverings over mouth and nose, and hand sanitising is vital. Please remember that the obligation to attend Mass remains suspended and that all our Masses are live streamed. Think carefully about attending in person, especially if you are vulnerable, caring for a vulnerable person or have a professional responsibility to others.
Please keep an eye on this website. Circumstances may change suddenly or it may become wise to change our Mass provision.
No further arrangements for baptisms can be made for the time being, except in an emergency.
Weddings are permitted only due to serious reasons
Funerals may have no more than 30 people present
TRACK AND TRACE NOW IN USE HERE
We are now operating a ‘Track & Trace’ system so that everyone who comes to Mass should leave a name and phone number so that, if we are contacted by NHS Track & Trace, we may help inform people that might have been exposed to Covid-19. We ask that you leave a slip of paper with only your name and phone number, or alternatively you may give your details to a steward. Details and forms you might use are here Track&TraceForms
If you decide to come –
You must not have any cold or flu-like symptoms
Please come wearing your face covering: they are compulsory in church
Please stay 1.5m apart from anyone you do not live with
Please follow the stewards’ directions at all times
Please remember that it is only by following guidelines and having extra cleaning that we may stay open
You should not come if –
You are ill
You have an underlying health condition that makes you vulnerable
You are caring for someone who is vulnerable
You have any cold or flu-like symptoms
You are not confident that it is right for you to come
You have been in contact with someone with Covid-19
BAPTISMS, WEDDINGS AND FUNERALS
These may happen only under strict conditions and in serious circumstances. Please contact Fr Stephen in the first place.
Please keep an eye on the ‘Parish and Coronavirus’ page here for the latest details.
If you can volunteer to be a steward or cleaner or both, please email email@example.com to offer your services.
Please contact us if we can be of help. There are details on the ‘Parish and the Coronavirus’ web page here. Fr Stephen can be contacted by phone or email.
Please pray! Suggestions here.
Prayers to make a Spiritual Communion when absent from Mass are included on this sheet here. The obligation to be at Sunday Mass has been lifted for the duration of this outbreak. Under current circumstances it is therefore no sin not to be at Mass. But please pray!
The Parish Clergy
The Parish Priest, the Rev Fr Stephen Day, and the parish deacon, the Rev Leo Poole, are ably assisted by a great number of parishioners who carry out a huge number of different ministries and roles.
This Week’s Newsletter
Mass times and intentions, news, information, dates, forthcoming events… Click on this link
Baptism of Infants & Children Under Five
Usually on a Sunday at 12:15am after making arrangements with one of the clergy. Parents are required to attend a meeting of preparation before the baptism can take place. Please speak to one of the clergy after Sunday Mass who can then begin the process and give you the form to fill in. One of the parents must themselves be a Catholic and the family should be living in the parish. The baptism of children over 5 and of adults requires a course of preparation for the person being baptised. Please see the parish priest after Mass.
To discuss your marriage and make all the necessary arrangements please contact the Parish Priest at least six months beforehand. One of the couple should be living in the parish or have a link with it. Catholic marriage is about three things: lifelong commitment, faithfulness and openness to the gift of children. It is never too soon to see the parish priest.
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