Welcome Back:  It has been a long wait but at last we can come together at Mass.  It has been a challenging time for us all but I hope that it brings you comfort to be able to come to Mass.

When coming to church please observe the following:

  • Maintain social distancing at all time, especially when entering & exiting the Church.
  • We will enter via the main front door & be directed from there by the marshals. Marshals will also direct you when exiting the Church.
  • Follow the signage on the floor to move around the church & be guided by our marshals.
  • Please respect where the marshal asks you to be seated – unfortunately at this time we cannot accommodate people sitting in their ‘favourite’ part of the church. The marshals are here to help us so please be kind & patient.
  • You will find hand sanitiser at the entrance of the Church – please use when entering & exiting the Church
  • Face masks must be worn by adults and older children in church at all times –primary aged children are not required to wear face masks, however, we do ask that Parents are especially mindful of keeping their children close by & making sure they refrain from touching surfaces unnecessarily.
  • Marshals will direct when you are able to receive Holy Communion – this is strictly only to be placed into your hand – not onto your tongue.
  • Please remember to leave your collection in the box when entering the church – we are currently advised that the safest way for people to donate is by standing order so as to avoid handling cash.
  • We must advise all Parishioners to disperse straightway when leaving the Church. No Gathering is allowed outside the Church.
  • Please note that the Mass times will be shorter during this COVID period so no toilet facilities will be available – should there be a special requirement please speak to a marshal.

St Saviour’s Abbots Langley Mass Times:  We will hold public Mass on the following days & times:

Public Mass Times followed by 30mins of Private Prayer.  Please note, during this time Friday mass will be accounted for a Sunday Mass.

Sat 5pm

Sun 8.30am and 11.30am (11.30am will be live streamed via Facebook)

Tues 10am

Thurs 10am

Fri 10am (this will be considered the 1st Sunday Mass)

All Masses will continue to be streamed via Facebook & weekday Masses that aren’t public will be live at 9am.

 

Our Lady, Mother of the Saviour, Chipperfield Mass Times:  We will hold public Mass on the following days & times:

Fri Mass:  10am, Saturday Mass: 6.30pm, Sunday Mass:  10am.  There will no Tuesday weekday Mass!

Public Mass Times followed by 30mins of Private Prayer.  Please note, during this time Friday mass will be accounted for a Sunday Mass.

All Masses from St Saviours, Abbots Langley will continue to be streamed via Facebook at 10am and weekday Masses that are not public will be live at 9am from St Saviour’s Parish Abbots Langley Facebook.

 

RECOGNITION OF THE MIRACLE ATTRIBUTED TO FR. FRANCIS JORDAN

The Holy Father, Pope Francis, has authorised the promulgation of the decree regarding the miracle attributed to the intercession of Father Francis Mary of the Cross (in secular life John Baptist) JORDAN, Founder of the Salvatorians.

The miracle

A young couple that was expecting a baby in 2014 in Jundiai (Brazil), was informed by several medical doctors and specialists that their unborn child was suffering an incurable bone disease (skeletal dysplasia). Being members of a group of Lay Salvatorians, the parents began to pray through the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God, Fr. Francis Jordan, inviting other members of the Salvatorian Family to join them. The child was born in a complete healthy condition on 8 September 2014, the day of Fr. Francis Jordan´s death anniversary. After the required canonical procedures had been successfully completed, the Holy Father, Pope Francis declared that this miraculous healing was worked by God through the intercession of Fr. Francis Jordan.

 

Towards the beatification

The declaration of the Pope on 19 June 2020 finishes the process on the miracle and opens definitely the way towards the beatification of Fr. Francis Jordan. As soon as the date and place of the beatification ceremony will be determined by the Holy See, we will announce it.

 

Funeral Service in the Church: A Non-Eucharistic service in the Church is now permitted. The number of people gathered should be minimised. The next-of-kin has an important role in determining who is to attend the funeral; members of the person’s household, close family members, or if the above are unable to attend, close friends. Other discussions of the Taskforce indicate a maximum of 15 people including the priest or deacon and stewards.

Other points to consider:

  • the mortal remains of the person should not rest overnight in the church;
  • no objects should be placed on the coffin;
  • no singing is permitted;
  • the use of a single use service sheet which is taken away;
  • the cleaning of the church;
  • people who are not able to attend the service may wish to line the street in a socially distanced way.

The undertakers may assist, if willing, with limiting the numbers entering the church, or this may be the role of local stewards. Some people may find these restrictions too limited and wish simply to gather for a burial or cremation.

 

abbots langletWelcome to the Catholic parish communities of Saint Saviour, Abbots Langley and Our Lady, Mother of the Saviour, Chipperfield who are served by the members of the Salvatorians.

The Church and Presbytery of St Saviours is situated on The Crescent, which is just off the High Street.  Our address is St Saviour’s Presbytery, 96, The Crescent, Abbots Langley, Hertfordshire, WD5 0DS.

The church of Our Lady Mother of the Saviour address is: 3 Forge Close, Chipperfield, Kings Langley. WD4 9DL

Parish Priest: Fr Richard Mway SDS

Assistant Priest:

Parish Safeguarding Representative St Saviours, Abbots Langley: Marie-Louise Nolan.

Parish Safeguarding Representative Our Lady, Mother of the Saviour, Chipperfield: Fabian Wilson

For general enquiries please call 01923 266177.

Parish Secretary. Katie Allam is available only on Tuesday/Fridays 9am -2pm

Our email address is abbotslangley@rcdow.org.uk

Our website: https://parish.rcdow.org.uk/abbotslangley

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