Cancellation of Mass

THE CELEBRATION OF MASS Father Michael has sadly been asked by the NHS to shield once again as someone clinically extremely vulnerable to Covid 19 and will be isolating. After consultation with Bishop Declan and the Dean, it has been decided that it would be putting at risk some of our elderly clergy if they were asked to come and supply. Bishop Declan also mentioned that it is probably not possible for parishioners in Corsham to go to other parishes who are having to limit their own numbers due to social distancing. It is still important that Sunday is observed as a Holy Day and the Bishop encourages parishioners to set aside time on the Sunday to reflect upon the Sunday readings and have a quiet time of personal prayer. The Sunday readings are made available each week in our online bulletin together with a prayer for spiritual communion. Please note that the obligation to attend Sunday and Holyday mass is still suspended during this present crisis. We are considering the possibility of a Sunday celebration of the Liturgy of the Word (the first part of the Eucharist with readings). As this will require scheduling leaders, stewards and cleaners, would you please let Fr Michael know if you would be interested in attending. We all need to be extra vigilant at this time as the virus is present in the town and pray that we are all able to receive our Covid vaccinations very soon.