Mass times for the week are in the newsletter below:
The Bishops’ statements:
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
Please don’t forget Food Bank donations at Supermarkets: https://stalbansdistrict.foodbank.org.uk/give-help/donate-food/
UNIVERSALIS MASS READINGS:
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.
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.
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.