Private/Individual Prayer only
Wednesday: 10 am – 12 noon
Friday: 10 am – 11 am
Saturday: 10 am – 11am
Sunday: 4pm – 5.30 pm
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday:
Wednesday: 7:30 am, 12 noon, 7:00 pm
Friday: 9:15 am, 7:00 pm
Saturday: 9.15am, 6pm
Sunday: 9am, 11 am (also livestreamed), 6pm
1st March 2021
2nd Sunday of Lent
As we begin this second week of our Lenten journey I am really pleased to share with you the news that we will be open for Mass on Sundays again from this coming weekend. Fr Ephrem and I have been praying about this as well as consulting a variety of parishioners and we feel that this is the right time to reopen the church fully. The local infection rates are falling significantly, the news from our local hospitals is much more positive, and most of our more vulnerable parishioners have already had their first vaccination jab - so we are clearly in a very different place from where we were in early January.
However we are clearly not out of the coronavirus woods yet, so we need to continue to do everything possible to make sure that coming to church is as safe an experience as possible. Our wonderful team of stewards are key to this, and, of course, we all need to play our part by observing all of the necessary precautions: face masks, hand sanitising, social distance - all the things we know so well.
We also feel that there is an urgent need for us to start rebuilding the parish. We have been closed for 27 Sundays out of the last 12 months which has had a very significant impact on our community. Lent is a season and a journey of renewal, as we prepare for the joy of Easter, so it is a perfect time for us to reconnect and rebuild together.
I understand that some of you will need to continue staying at home at this time while for others it will perhaps take some time to rebuild your confidence about coming out again, but for those of you ready and able to return, we really look forward to welcoming you back! Just to remind you, our Sunday Mass times are:
Saturday 6pm; Sunday 9am; 11am and 6pm.
And of course we will continue to livestream our Sunday 11am Mass.
May our continuing journey of Lent be a time of real renewal and new life for you and our whole parish.
With all best wishes and prayers.
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“Never be afraid of loving the Blessed Virgin too much. You can never love her more than Jesus did.”
St. Maximillian Kolbe