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Join in with the Mass at the Five Precious Wounds

Hello!

During Covid-19 Lock down this month of November, we’re permitted to keep our churches open for private and individual prayer.

Daily Mass is also live-streamed on Youtube at 6pm on weekdays and at 12.00 Noon on Sunday.
Confessions are available by appointment. Please call Fr. Antonio on 02089653313 – please leave a message with your contact details if he is not available.

Please, note carefully and follow the advice  and the directives you find below.

 It is important that anyone attending church should not exhibit any symptoms of Covid 19, Also people with cold or flu-like symptoms should not enter the church.

  • Social Distancing: always keep the appropriate social distancing requirements
  • Face coverings: In our church we have adopted the 1 meter plus option.  The wearing of a face mask is compulsory within the church unless you have a valid reason not to do so.
  • You are asked to leave your contact details in the event of a local outbreak, so that you can be notified if you should self isolate. You can leave your contact details online when you attend our church.
  • Practicing good hand hygiene through the use of alcohol-based hand sanitiser when entering and leaving the church.
  • Follow the one way system indicated
  • Follow the instructions of the Stewards 
  • If the church begins to fill up, I’m afraid you will not be allowed into the church until others finish their time of prayer. You will not be allowed to congregate outside the church.

God bless and pass it on!

Fr Antonio Ritaccio
Parish Priest

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Church of the Five Precious Wounds View from the front

The Five Precious Wounds Catholic Church in Stonebridge

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

The Catholic Bishops of England and Wales have asked us to observe Government guidelines over the Corona Virus. Please regularly check this website and the news for updates.

The Sacrament of Penance is available by appointment. Please call Fr Antonio on 02089653313.  Please remember, through charity to the priest and other parishioners, do not visit the Church if you believe you are ill, the risk of infecting him is very high.

All parish social meetings and groups are cancelled. However prayer meetings and catechetical meetings may continue.

In such a time of crisis, we need to be particularly attentive to the needs of our neighbour, especially the elderly and vulnerable. So please look out for ways to help those in need around you, by contributing to local food banks, volunteering for charitable initiatives and organisations, or simply by keeping in touch by all the means open to us.

Other practical notices:
Mass Intentions: As there are no Saturday or Sunday masses until further notice, the preference is for parishioners to send an email to stonebridge@rcdow.org.uk giving details of the request. Alternatively, Parishioners can drop in a request through the letter box at the Presbytery entrance or they can call on 020 8965 3313 leaving a message if there is no one available to take the call. If a message is being left, PLEASE SPEAK CLEARLY AND LEAVE A CONTACT NUMBER