Parish Newsletter

Click here for the arrangements for the Parish 60th Anniversary Weekend 

Mass times for the week are in the newsletter below:

22ND MAY 6TH SUNDAY OF EASTER 2022 NEWSLETTER

Missalette for Sunday, May 29th

The Bishops’ statements:

2022.05.06 – Returning to Mass at Pentecost – FINAL

2022.05.06 – Migration issues in the UK – FINAL

Synodal Pathway summaries have been posted here https://parish.rcdow.org.uk/stalbanssouth/synodal-pathway/

The Bishops’ report is here: Bishops’ Synodal Pathway Report

 

Other Parish Information

2021 overview of parish activities and glimpse into 2022

Gift Aid details

Gift Aid Form

ST BARTS 200 form 2020-2021

FOOD BANKS:

Please don’t forget Food Bank donations at Supermarkets: https://stalbansdistrict.foodbank.org.uk/give-help/donate-food/

UNIVERSALIS MASS READINGS:

Click here for today’s readings

MASSES ONLINE

If you are helped by a visual participation in the Mass, then go to one of the websites on which that celebration is being streamed. Here is list of parishes with streamed celebrations of Mass across the Diocese: 200318 Mass streaming and useful websites.  There is also a list here.

Masses at Ss Alban and Stephen Catholic Church on YouTube

Online Masses at St Teresa’s Borehamwood

Online Masses at St Luke’s Pinner

Online Masses at Westminster

Here is a prayer resource prepared by Fr Allen Morris for those in isolation: Prayer not alone Westminster no pic

Fr Christopher Jamison OSB has produced a resource about how to isolate healthily called Alone Together.

Click here for a growing list of prayers and online resources that may prove helpful


Bishops’ Guidance for Churches January 2022

Extract from Bishops COVID Guidance January 2022

In line with the Bishops’ Conference guidance, the following changes will take place at St Barts with effect from 5th February.
The one-way system will be removed as will the alternate-pew arrangement. Please remain sensitive at all times to the needs of those around you.
• Please receive Holy Communion or a blessing by lining up the central aisle as was the practice prior to the COVID-19 restrictions; again, being sensitive to those around you.
• We will return to using hymn books.
• Holy water will be available again in the stoops.
• Hand sanitisers will continue to be available and those distributing Holy Communion will continue to sanitise their hands directly beforehand.
• We will continue to keep the church well ventilated as the single, most important action we can take.
• Face masks are no longer compulsory but we recommend their continued use by those who can, especially if close to others.
We appreciate that some will be pleased by these changes and others extremely nervous. As the Bishops say, it is about holding two different positions in tension: remaining cautious while returning towards normal practice. As always, we thank you for your patience and forbearance.