FACE COVERINGS ARE MANDATORY IN THE CHURCH FROM
8TH AUGUST 2020
EVERYONE THAT ATTENDS MASS MUST WEAR A FACE COVERING
( Please see information below)
You are expected to wear a
face covering immediately before entering any of these settings and must keep
it on until you leave.
For members of the public,
from 8 August the places where you will have to wear a face covering will be
expanded to include:
· place of worship
You do not need to wear a face covering if you have
a legitimate reason not to. This includes (but is not limited to):
· young children under the
age of 11 (Public Health England do not recommended face coverings for children
under the age of 3 for health and safety reasons)
· not being able to put on,
wear or remove a face covering because of a physical or mental illness or
impairment, or disability
· if putting on, wearing or
removing a face covering will cause you severe distress
· if you are travelling with
or providing assistance to someone who relies on lip reading to communicate
· to avoid harm or injury, or
the risk of harm or injury, to yourself or others
· to avoid injury, or to
escape a risk of harm, and you do not have a face covering with you
· to eat or drink if
· in order to take medication
· if a police officer or
other official requests you remove your face covering
· if speaking with people who rely on lip reading,
facial expressions and clear sound. Some may ask you, either verbally or in
writing, to remove a covering to help with communication
NINETEENTH SUNDAY OF THE YEAR
weekend’s Scriptures invite us to focus on the importance and power of faith,
that faith is meant to overcome fear.
is an interpretation of this Scripture, which suggests that Peter abandoned his
community by stepping out of the boat and therefore he ultimately failed
because of his disconnection from the community. It is only when both Jesus and Peter get back
into the boat that the storm subsides.
This reinforces the power of a community united in and centred on Christ
to ride out every storm.
Who is in the boat and who is outside
Who is included and who is excluded?
society, we see and experience more and more segregation polarised by race,
religion and politics. How does the
Gospel speak to us about how to navigate these storms so that everyone will
feel genuinely welcome into a truly supportive and empowering faith community.
Brothers and Sisters,
Now that we have resumed our Masses, it is good to see familiar faces again in the
Churches although Sunday Mass obligation is still suspended.
makes celebrating Mass with the public more enjoyable is hearing a
response. Since the lockdown I have been
celebrating Masses privately and the experience was very weird without a
response from the congregation.
also glad that we are resuming infant and toddler Baptisms. We have the following Baptisms throughout the
Jacob Elder - 26th July
Nazaria Quaye – 16th
Delilah Judd – 23rd August
Alice Suggett – 30th
Grace Clark – 27th
Cameron Johnston – 11th
Drew Henry – 18th October
Emily Birtwistle – 25th
continue to book for the weekend Masses that you wish to attend.
I encourage and advise
you to read very carefully all the guidelines for Celebration of Mass and the
Bishops letter which can be found on the Parish websites under Covid-19
News. Please visit our Booking for Mass page in order to book a place for
> CONTROL THE VIRUS
> SAVE LIVES
Oh Mary, you shine continuously on our
journey as a
sign of salvation and hope.
We entrust ourselves to you, Health of
who at the foot of the cross,
were united with Jesus’ suffering,
and persevered in your faith.
‘Protectress of the Roman people,’
you know our needs,
and we know that you will provide,
so that, as at Cana in Galilee,
joy and celebration may return
after this time of trial.
Help us, Mother of Divine Love,
to confirm ourselves to the will of the
and to do what Jesus tells us.
For he took upon himself our suffering,
and burdened himself with our sorrows to
through the cross, to the joy of the
We fly to your protection,
O Holy Mother of God;
Do not despise our petitions in our
but deliver us always from every danger;
O Glorious and Blessed Virgin.