In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, so many aspects of our lives must change. This includes the ways in which we publicly express our faith. It's very clear that, following official advice and in order to keep each other safe, save lives and support the NHS, at this time we must not gather for public acts of worship in our churches.
Although we won't be gathering for public acts of worship, our church will remain open, it is not closing – I will be organising opening times for the church to be open for prayer. This will be a focal point of prayer for our parish, where you will find solace and strength. In visiting our church at these times, we will observe with great care the practices of hygiene and the guidance on social distancing.
However, the celebration of Mass, Sunday by Sunday and day by day, will take place without a public congregation, but I as your Parish Priest will be offering Mass each day for your intentions. I will continue to email you the newsletter and also scan the outer part so that you have the Sunday readings.
There is an important video message below from Cardinal Nichols:
Fr Robbie O’Callaghan