Regina Caeli will be said in place of the Angelus
Everyday, at midday and 6.00pm, the wonderful sound of the Angelus Bell sounds at St. John’s. If you can, please take a few moments’ break from whatever you are doing to join with the parish community and say the Regina Caeli. In this way, we will come together in unified prayer, even if we cannot be together in the church.
Queen of heaven, rejoice, alleluia.
The Son whom you merited to bear, alleluia.
Has risen as he said, alleluia.
Pray for us to God, alleluia.
V: Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary, alleluia.
R: For the Lord has truly risen, alleluia.
Let us pray. O God, who gave joy to the world through the resurrection of Thy Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, grant we beseech Thee, that through the intercession of the Virgin Mary, His Mother, we may obtain the joys of everlasting life. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.
Re-opening of Churches for Collective Worship
We are delighted to be able to once again open our Church for public worship; we welcome this news with great joy.
We have put in place all the measures that are needed to ensure the risks of virus transmission are minimised; this includes effective hand sanitisation, social distancing and cleaning.
From the 8th August, face coverings must be worn in places of worship. All parishioners, apart from children under 11, and those with certain health conditions who are exempt, should wear a face mask, scarf or other face covering. We politely request that you comply with this directive, but also please remember that not all disabilities are visible, so please be understanding of parishioners who may not be able to follow this rule.
There will be a limit on the number of people who can attend Mass; the total capacity is between 48 and 80 people, and will depend on how many “single household” groups of up to five people attend. Please see the guidance on capacity Here.
There will be some differences in the way the Mass is conducted, we are not yet in a position to “go back to normal”. Please read Fr. Stanislaw’s note to parishioners Here.
It is important to reaffirm that, at present, the obligation to attend Sunday Mass remains suspended. We therefore ask you to consider the possibility of attending Mass on a weekday. This will ease the pressure of numbers for Sunday celebrations. Everyone’s health & safety is paramount and nobody; no-one, if they are in a vulnerable category, should consider returning to Mass at the moment.
Missalette - Twenty Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Weekly offering to the Parish Priest
If you wish to continue making a weekly offering to the Parish Priest, please find information about how to do this on Gift Aid & Giving
Children's Liturgy is on its summer break !
Back in September, further information to follow then.
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