NO MONASTERY RECEPTION COVER
There will still be no reception cover at the monastery, so please do not call at the monastery door unless it is urgent.
Any enquiries, requests etc should be emailed to the parish office where possible or posted through the door and will be dealt with as soon as practical.
We still need to protect the vulnerable community. Thank you for your cooperation.
MASS INTENTION REQUESTS:
All Masses will be said by the confreres and listed in the bulletin. Any requests can still be emailed to the parish office, posted through the door or left in the box in the Hughes Room after Masses. Any outstanding stipends/donations may now be posted through the Monastery door.
COPIOSA APUD EUM REDEMPTIO
Apologies for Poetic Muse
Who's still inclined to Covid Snooze!
Nonetheless, we wish for you
A Day of Joy, "A Confreres' Do",
Memories, laughter, celebratory drink
(Observed within The Rule - we think!).
But, most of all, recall of Special Day,
When first shone forth incipient ray,
Which changed your life, and ours as well,
With dreams, triumphs and tales to tell.
Renaissance Man - so many parts -
We hold you close within our hearts,
Dear Father Tim!
© Eileen Murray 21 July 2020
TO OUR CATHOLIC UNIVERSE AND CATHOLIC TIMES READERS IN THE PARISH:
At the moment you are unable to collect your paper at Mass, but you can get it delivered direct to your home every week, POST FREE. Please go to www.thecatholicuniverse.com or call them on 0161 820 5722 and they will arrange for you
CHURCH REOPENING FOR MASSES:
We will now be open for Mass on
- Sunday at 9.30am and 6.00pm;
- Monday at 11.00am and
- Wednesday and Friday at 6.00pm.
The church will accommodate 60 individuals.
The church has been cleaned and benches have been cordoned off to meet the 1metre+ distancing rules.
We are operating a one way system, entering via the main door of church;
face masks must be worn and after sanitizing your hands you will be guided to your seat; two individuals per bench as marked out, unless a family unit.
We ask that you try to keep touching surfaces to a minimum.
Please remain in your bench throughout Mass. At the end of Mass you will be guided out for Communion and then exit silently and socially distanced via the side chapel and Hughes Room.
There are posters on the door you should read before entering.
Anyone with symptoms should not come into the church.
The vulnerable should consider the wisdom of returning to Mass too soon. The vulnerable includes those over 70 and people with pre-existing conditions.
Stewards will be at various points from entry to exit to ensure that everyone adheres to the protocols.
Church will be cleaned again when everyone has vacated the church.
For full details and details of other Pastoral Area church reopening times please click here
WEBINAR ON THE EFFECTS OF COVID19 ON THE UNDER 35s
ACE OF CLUBS AT 25
Ace of Clubs in an outreach project in our Clapham parish that feeds and take care of the homeless. 25 Years ago Fr Jim McManus C.Ss.R (the then provincial) came up with the idea and Fr Brian Russell C.SsR brought the idea to life. Today Brother Mike C.Ss.R who will soon be taking his perpetual vows is managing the project
This video tells you the story so far
CAFOD CORONAVIRUS APPEAL – DEC APPEAL
If you wish to go donate please visit https://cafod.org.uk/Give/Donate-to-Emergencies/Coronavirus-appeal
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