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Confessions

Please note confessions will not take place on Saturday 23rd January, as Fr Kim will be on leave.

Parish ZOOM Coffee Morning

One thing that we all miss is the coffee mornings we would all enjoy after the 10:30am and 12 Noon Mass.  They all seem like a distant memory at the moment.  There are many who are shielding who have got used to using Zoom to connect to people and so I am planning to have a ‘Parish Zoom Coffee Morning.’  We will have our first one on Tuesday at 10:45am after the 10am Mass.  CLICK HERE to Register for the Zoom Coffee Morning.  I look forward to seeing you all online next Tuesday.

Fr Kim

Churches remain OPEN in new Lockdown

Epiphany – Mass Times

Apologies for the error in the mass sheet this week.

Mass times for the Feast of the Epiphany on Wednesday 6th January are;

10:00  Our Lady Queen of All Creation, Adeyfield (this mass will also be live streamed)

12:00 Noon  Church of the Resurrection, Grovehill

Churches are still open as Hertfordshire moves to Tier 3

The whole of Hertfordshire is moving to Tier 3 on Saturday, and this is just a short update to let you know that churches remain open as usual.

It is a reminder though, that we need to be diligent and practice good hand cleanliness, wear face coverings and ensure that we remain socially distant.  It is important that we are socially distant from anyone that is not in our bubble/ household.  Stewards at Mass will be reminding us to sanitise and remain socially distant when we come to Mass.

See you all soon…Fr Kim

Hemel Caritas

18th November 2020 at 7:45 pm

The Hemel Caritas (East and West) Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday November 18th 2020 at 7.45pm.

Details can be seen on the Hemel West site

 

NEW LOCKDOWN RESTRICTIONS

The new Government Lockdown restrictions come into effect today and this means that, apart from Funeral Masses, there will be no public Mass at either the Church of the Resurrection in Grovehill, or at Our Lady Queen of All Creation in Adeyfield.  It is sad that with all the safety processes in place we were not permitted to continue but we are called to be good citizens and we must obey these new rules.  Our Bishops across the nation have prepared a statement and call to prayer click HERE to read their statement.

So for the next month we have to celebrate Mass and pray together via livestream only.  Please make sure you are subscribed to our YouTube Channel and our Facebook Page to get updates.  Let us all pray for each other and pray to God that this time of pandemic will soon be over.

Please read the message from the Cardinal regarding the current situation. Cardinal’s letter – Coronavirus restrictions

Month of the Holy Souls

NOVEMBER MONTH OF THE HOLY SOULS:
There will be Remembrance folders in the sanctuary of our Churches.

Masses and prayers will be offered during the month for the Holy Souls including those listed in these folders.

If you would like to include the names of your loved ones, please take a purple prayer sheet and an offering envelope on the way out of Church. Fill them in and return them, with your offering in the envelope over the coming weeks.

You can put your envelope in with the offertory collection at Sunday Mass or you can post it through the presbytery door.

First Holy Communion

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION PROGRAM

Our programme is open for those in Year 3 or who are older and have not yet made their first Holy Communion.

You must apply for you child to join the programme.

Clare Borgeat, our Catechetical & Mission Coordinator will be leading the programme this year.

Closing date will be on the 8 November.

More details on our Sacramental Preparation page

Stewards Needed

Are you able to help with stewarding for Mass during the week or at the weekend?

During this period of Covid-19 restrictions, we want to make the church as accessible as possible, but we can only do this with the generous support of volunteer stewards.

If you are able to help, please send your details to shirleybailey@rcdow.org.uk

Livestream of Masses

We are excited that we can offer a livestream of masses.  The 10:30 mass on a Sunday is streamed with all the readings and key texts, thanks to the efforts and dedication of our volunteer ‘Stream Team’.

We are so grateful for the generosity of parishioners who donated the funds that enabled us to buy the remote camera and associated technology.  We are very grateful too for the gift of two computers from John F Kennedy School that are used in the streaming process.

To view the livestream on a Sunday, it is available on YouTube, just search for HemelEastCP or click here