Unfortunately due to the further COVID-19 restrictions and lockdown, we are no longer able to gather for public worship from Thursday 5th November until 2nd December 2020 however…
Fr Peter and Fr Antonio Mass will continue to celebrate daily and weekend Mass at St Joseph’s behind’closed doors’ albeit without a physical congregation being present. Mass will continue to be live streamed on www.churchservices.tv/bishopsstortford so please do join us ‘ virtually’. Regretably Mass will not be celebrated at Holy Cross or Most Holy Redeemer.
Mass Times at St Joseph’s via the live streaming
Monday- Friday Mass will be broadcast live at 9.30am
Saturday Mass will be broadcast live at 6pm vigil
Sunday Mass will be broadcast live at 9am and at 11am with music and Cantors.
All of the Masses will be recorded and can be viewed at any time after the time of broadcast.
We also hope to open St Joseph and the English Martyrs Catholic Church for private prayer starting from Monday 9th November 2020 initially between the following restricted hours which are subject to change.
A Steward will be in attendance to ensure that our Church continues to remain COVID secure. Please observe the social distancing measures in place, using hand sanitiser and wearing a face covering ( unless exempt) when visiting the Church. We ask you to respect also the capacity limits of 38 individual persons from separate households at any one time. Our track and trace measures will continue, but there is no requirement to book a place for private prayer at this time. We have a QR Code on display for those with a phone app or we will ask for your name and a contact telephone number upon arrival which will be kept securely for 21 days.
Private Prayer Time at Holy Cross
Sunday 8th November – 2pm – 4pm
Private Prayer time at St Joseph’s
Monday 9th November – 10am – 10.30am
Tuesday 10th November- 8.am-9am
Wednesday 11th November- 8am-9am
Thursday 12th November – 8am-9am
Friday 13th November – 10am -10.30am
Thank you for your patience, prayers and understanding at this difficult time.
Friday 13th November -feria
9.30am Mass – John McCarthy RIP (Live streamed Mass only)
Saturday 14th November -Blessed Virgin Mary on Saturday
6pm Mass – David Horgan and Anne O’ Callaghan RIP (Live streamed Mass only)
Sunday 15th November -33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
9am Mass – Mel McNally RIP ( Live streamed Mass only)
11am Mass – The People of the Parish ( Live streamed Mass only)
NO 5pm Mass at Holy Cross – Jonathan Bramall RIP ( Prayers will be offered at St Joseph’s with a Mass intention to be rescheduled)
NO 6PM Mass at st Joseph’s
Monday 16th November – St Edmund of Abindon, Bishop
9.30am Mass – Teresa Carleton RIP (Live streamed Mass only)
Tuesday 17th November -St Hilda, Abbess
9.30am Mass – Mary Clark special intention (Live streamed Mass only)
Wednesday 18th November – The Dedication of the Basilicas of St Peter and St Paul, Apostles
9.30am Mass – Harry Stalley RIP (Live streamed Mass only)
Thursday 19th November -feria
9.30am Mass – Frederick and Mary Stott RIP (Live streamed Mass only)
Friday 20th November -feria
9.30am Mass – Mary Graham- Watson RIP (Live streamed Mass only)
Saturday 21st November – The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
6pm Mass – Margaret Neary and John Sharkey RIP (Live streamed Mass only)
Sunday 22nd November – Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe
9am Mass – Bridget Halligan RIP ( Live streamed Mass only)
11am Mass – Patrick Cullinan RIP ( Live streamed Mass only)
NO 5pm Mass at Holy Cross – Joan Mitchell RIP ( Prayers will be offered at St Joseph’s with a Mass intention to be rescheduled)
NO 6PM Mass at st Joseph’s
Monday 23rd November – St Clement I
9.30am Mass – Patrick Cullinan RIP (Live streamed Mass only)
Tuesday 24th November -St Andrew Dung-Lac, Priest and Companions
9.30am Mass – Katheleen and Martin Earley RIP (Live streamed Mass only)
11am Requiem Mass- Simon Peter Fernandes RIP ( Invitation only)
Wednesday 25th November – St Catherine of Alexandria, Virgin and Martyr
9.30am Mass – Edward Moon RIP (Live streamed Mass only)
Thursday 26th November -feria
9.30am Mass – Derek Austin RIP (Live streamed Mass only)
Friday 27th November -feria
9.30am Mass – Eileen Frances Roche RIP (Live streamed Mass only)
Saturday 28th November – Blessed Virgin Mary on Saturday
6pm Mass – Michael and Margaret Richardson RIP (Live streamed Mass only)
Sunday 29th November – 1st Sunday of Advent
9am Mass – Billy Hookway RIP ( Live streamed Mass only)
11am Mass – Derek Main RIP and his Sister Eileen Main RIP( Live streamed Mass only)
NO 5pm Mass at Holy Cross Prayers will be offered for Geoffrey Bramall RIP as there is no Mass at MHR currently or Holy Cross
NO 6PM Mass at st Joseph’s
Please fill in the envelope provided, the date & time you would like the Mass with a contact number/ E-mail address and hand in to the Sacristy, Parish Office or 3 Windhill with your donation if desired. Sometimes, unfortunately, Mass intentions have to be changed due to circumstances including a Requiem Mass, or the cancellation of a Mass due to non availability of our Priests. We will always do our very best to re schedule or give as much notice to you as possible but apologise in advance for any inconvenience, upset or disappointment caused if this scenario arises.
Thank you very much.
Please call the office to have your loved one remembered in our Bidding prayers