Welcome to St Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Tottenham.
Following the announcement of the third lockdown in England, the church will remain open for celebration of Masses and the Sacraments. We follow the Covid-19 Safety Guidelines already given last December. Please bring and ware your own face mask when attending Mass. You will not be admitted if you do not comply with the safety regulations that became law now. Please do not linger in church and outside the church after Mass. Please do not attend Mass if you have Covid related symptoms. Please remain at home and contact 111 to ensure you receive the care you require and to protect the health of others in attendance. Thank you.
We are open to celebrate Masses on:
SATURDAY (VIGIL) 7PM
SUNDAY 9AM AND 11AM
MONDAY NO MASS
WEDNESDAY NO MASS
SUNDAY MASS WILL BE LIVED STREAMED AT 11AM THROUGH OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1kTxQ8IE31XI1_HTh779IQ
FOR MORE INFORMATION AND UPDATES EMAIL US TO email@example.com OR PHONE THE PARISH OFFICE 020 8808 3554.
Fr David Lucuy Claros
The current position and role of our churches in this phase of the pandemic letter from Westminster Diocese
You may be aware that some parishes are receiving letters from the local boroughs which express concern about the opening of churches for communal worship. Some people, including parishioners and those who have visited our churches because they are open, have also expressed both surprise and concern.
The Diocese of Westminster has sent a letter which may be used to explain the position of the Diocese at this time. Please download the letter here.
COMING TO CHURCH FOR MASS
We operate “First come first served” admissions. The church opens half an hour before Mass starts. There is no need to book. Spaces are available for individuals and families. You must complete a track and trace contact form here for each TIME you attend church or scan the NHS QR attached at the entrance of the church. One form per family can be used, provided you include the number of people on the form. Please ensure all family members living in the same household enter the church together so that one space is used, allowing room for others.
To shorten the waiting time, please take a small supply of forms and bring one completed ready to drop in the box. If you have to fill in a form on arrival, please allow more time to do so. Admission is via the main doors unless you are otherwise directed by stewards.
Please use sanitiser as you enter and leave Church.
Please wear a face covering or mask that covers your mouth and nose before you enter Church and keep it in place until you leave the building.
Children up to 11 years of age are exempt from wearing masks.
Please ensure you keep a safe distance of 2 metres both outside and inside church at all times.
Please wait to be seated by the stewards to ensure we use all spaces. Otherwise people may be turned away. We cannot exceed permitted numbers in the building.
Movement within church should always follow the direction of the arrows on the floor. There are two exits, each from the side aisles.
We are still short of STEWARDS and CLEANERS, who can ensure that the church is kept safe before and after Mass. Please fill the volunteers form and be in touch with Elisabete and Fr David if you can help.
Fr. David Lucuy Claros, Elisabete Veselovska and Marcelle Jemide
HELP TO PARISHIONERS AND SCHOOL FAMILIES IN NEED
We are very aware of the difficulties our families are facing at this challenging times of the pandemic. Many have lost their jobs and many are living with the uncertainty of keeping their jobs and many are dealing with mental and physical illness. Here at St Francis de Sales community, we are trying to attend the needs of our families by coming together working in solidarity with our brothers and sisters who are facing great difficulties. Here are some guidelines of the ways you can get some help to alleviate your needs.
FREE FOOD VOUCHERS
We are working together with Caritas Westminster who provides some electronic food vouchers. we are grateful to the Gubay Project and the generous contribution of our children, parents and staff from St Francis de Sales Infant and Catholic School and our generous parishioners who donate to our Free Food Vouchers Project. If you are need of help with food, we can provide you with some food vouchers, please contact the parish office on 020 8808 3554 and leave a message or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CARITAS FOOD COLLECTIVE-SUPPORTING FAMILIES IN FINANCIAL DIFFICULTIES
Caritas Food Collective runs the “Road to Resilience” programme which offers amazing series of free online events happening next week for ‘Talk Money Week’ run by their partners, Advice 4 Renters. for more information click here