Updated 23 / 08 / 2020
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You will find us off the west side of Caledonian Road, half a mile north of Kings Cross Station, beside 157 Copenhagen Street, N1 0SR.
Our Postal Address is Blessed Sacrament Church, c/o 39 Duncan Terrace N1 8AL
The telephone number is 0207 226 3277 (This is the office at St. John the Evangelist Parish, Islington)
Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’re keen to hear from you, so please feel free to contact us!
Mgr. Seamus O’Boyle – Parish Priest,
Fr. Allan Alvarado Gil,
Fr. Larry Milby
(Clergy also serve St. John the Evangelist Parish and are resident at 39 Duncan Terrace N1 8AL. Tel: 020 7226 3277)
School Sisters of Notre Dame,
Sister Miriam Bruder (Pastoral Assistant Email: email@example.com; Tel: 020 7837 8378)
Sister Paulette Tomlinson
04 July, 2020
OPENING OF THE CHURCH FOR MASS
You will have heard the good news that places of worship have now been given permission by the Government to open for communal acts of worship. For we Catholics, this means that once more we can gather to celebrate Mass together. However, the pandemic continues, and so we will need to adhere to the guidance put out by the Government and our Bishops to try our best not to add to the spread of the virus.
The Bishops are very clear that we cannot go ‘back to normal’ just yet and they reaffirm that the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays remains suspended. There will still be many of you who cannot attend Mass in person, who remains shielding and vulnerable, unable to leave home because of advanced age or illness.
With all this in mind, I have decided that, for the time being, we will have two Sunday Masses here at Blessed Sacrament but at the unusual times of 10.30 am and 11.30 am.
We have measured out the number of places in the church, keeping to the suggested distance of 2 metres, and have calculated that we can seat 30 people at a time. There will be stewards in place to ensure that
the necessary hygiene regulations are kept to as well as to aid the traffic flow into and out of the building. I am very grateful to those who have volunteered for this key role. After each Mass the church will be given a good clean.
When we return to Mass there will be some differences in how the celebration takes place. For the time being, there will be no singing and Mass will be shorter than usual. None of this detracts from the importance of our encounter with the Risen Christ in the Eucharist – the central mystery of our Faith.
All we can do is see how it goes for now – and adapt our plans as and when we need to do so. Please let me know your thoughts as we move forward.
I look forward to seeing you at Mass – it is 16 weeks since we last met in this way!