With the Government permitting the return of public acts of worship (public masses) our PPC will meet this week on Zoom to consider the necessary conditions to facilitate this. Fr Michael is ‘shielding’ so this will inevitably impact on the date we resume public worship. When we return for Mass, strict distancing needs to be observed, which will significantly reduce the number of people able to attend each Mass. The PPC will consider how best to meet the needs of the Parish. Some people may wish to attend a midweek Mass instead of the Sunday Mass. The letter from the Metropolitan Archbishops of the Catholic Church (see previous web post) has restated that the obligation to attend Sunday Mass remains suspended. Meanwhile, the Church will continue to be open for private prayer at the advertised times.
We are all looking forward to coming together for the celebration of the Eucharist once again, ensuring that this is done in a way that keeps all of us safe. We will update the Parish web site when we have further details.