With our churches closed our income has gone down significantly, whereas our costs haven’t changed. There are a number of ways in which you can donate to us.
On Saturday there is a 6pm Mass at St John the Baptist and on Sundays there will be 11:30am and 5:30pm Masses at St Joseph’s and 11 at St John the Baptist. Please be aware that strict safety measures are in place which limit church capacity – the Masses may reach capacity early so that we will unfortunately need to send latecomers away. There is more capacity currently at the 5:30 Mass
During this week Masses are as follows:
St Joseph’s 6pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday Friday
St John the Baptist 10am Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
Weekday Masses, and the 11:30 Sunday Mass are streamed live on youtube. Where there are two Masses on the same day we will indicated in the facebook and home page newsfeed which is being streamed.
Confession is also back – on Saturdays from 11 to 11.45 at St Joseph’s – St Joseph’s has a new enclosed area in the church which enables us to conduct confessions safely.
If you come to Mass we are continuing to take serious safety measures. You will be required to wear a mask, and to sanitise your hands on entry. We will take a list of names in case it is required by the contact tracing service. Only two people, or one household group can sit on a row, and alternate rows will be empty.
In particular look out for our resources pages, providing links to good things to watch, listen to, or read. Also the Prayers of the Faithful are now published weekly on the newsletter page. We would encourage all parishioners to
submit potential prayers by email to the office, so that increasingly these do become the prayers of all the faithful.