Zoom mass are offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9am and on Sundays at10am. email firstname.lastname@example.org for the link.
Mass in the main church will be at 11am and in the Presbytery Garden at 12 noon. Numbers are limited to 16 units (a five foot space on a pew. the unit could be an individual, a couple or a small family. There is a Garden mass at 12 noon. For this there are nine units of space and four smaller units of two chairs each. Please book a place using the "Events" tab on the sidebar.
Note 1. there will not be the usual "universal prayer" at the 11am and 12 noon masses.
2. Short homily. .
3. no singing.
4 The Communion rite: After the Priest celebrant holds up the host and chalice and says "Behold the lamb of God, behold him who takes away the sins of the world. Blessed are those called to the supper of the Lamb." To which the reply is: "Lord I am not worthy that you should enter under my roof, but only say the word and my soul shall be healed." The priest then Holds up the Host and adds these new words:" the Body of Christ" to which everyone replies "Amen." He then holds up the Chalice and says "The Blood of Christ" to which everyone replies "Amen."
The priest then receives the Holy Communion himself. He then remains silent for a short time, then he says the Prayer after Communion and then he says the Blessing. Then he gives communion to the Special Eucharistic Minsters and then they give communion to each person.
Method of receiving: Still wearing their mask, when a person comes to receive the Host, they stretch out their hands to full arm's length to receive the Host in silence. Nothing is said and they say nothing. They then cover the Host with their spare hand, walk to the side two meters, use their spare hand to lower their mask, consume the Host and replace their mask with both hands. they then leave the church.
5 If you have requests for intentions, please email them to him the previous day at email@example.com.
6 There will be no pastoral visits by the parish priest who is himself self-isolating to people who are self-isolating until this period ends.
7 Baptism are by arrangement with the parish priest and are not during the mass..
8 First Reconciliation and First Communion is deferred until the autumn.
9 Confirmation is deferred.
10 Matrimony should be deferred. .
11 The sacrament of reconciliation will be subject to special arrangements and should be made by arrangement with the parish priest on his mobile 07985772083.
Funerals will be at the graveside or crematorium subject local rules and conditions of the cemetery or crematorium authorities. Fr Bill is unable to conduct such ceremonies because of the restrictions related to age but will help with the arrangements if necessary.