Corona Virus impact – Face Masks to be worn when coming to church

Face Coverings Face coverings are mandatory in Places of Worship from Saturday 8th August 2020.  
Mass is celebrated daily at 10am in the church and can be accessed by sound or video or live via facebook. For full details please go to the home page.
This is for the good of all who gather in the Church for Mass as it is an enclosed public space where there are people from differing households who they do not normally meet.
Priests in the sanctuary providing they are sufficiently distant (2m or more) from the congregation do not need to wear a face covering except when distributing Holy Communion. Other ministers in the sanctuary should wear face coverings and remain socially distant from the celebrant.
Readers may remove their face coverings at the lectern to read and should replace them before stepping away from it providing the lectern is sufficiently distant from the congregation.
When you are receiving communion you should unloop your face covering and consume the Sacred Host and then replace the face covering.
Fr Euloge gave a really interesting reflection this week on the use of a facemask and has been wearing one permanently since then. You can find his reflection at https://parish.rcdow.org.uk/hitchin/wp-content/uploads/sites/60/2020/08/Reflection-Tuesday-Week-18-2020A-Fr-Euloge-Kasine.pdf

We are now having daily Mass at 10am each day. We have 26 half pews and a few chairs which gives us a reasonable capacity. Mass is only 30 minutes but we advise you to arrive early to allow for seating by the stewards. It is still livestreamed at https://www.facebook.com/trish.bonnett.

For details of changes click here   Coming back to Mass at Our Lady

An audio and video file of the Mass will be uploaded to the homepage of the parish website by 11.30am each day.

Private prayer in church Monday – Friday  The take up of private prayer has been limited. We are suggesting now that if you want to come to the church to pray that you give Trish or Rob a ring (01462 459126 press 4) and if we are there we can open up for you then. This will be after 11am and most days til 4.30pm. There are some times in the afternoon that the church will be closed for cleaning.

Fr Tom letter on re-opening      Guidelines to coming to the church

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