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UPDATE: GOOD NEWS!
GOOD NEWS - we are able to open our Church this weekend - Saturday 25th at 6.30pm and Sunday 26th at 11am. Please note that the church will only be open 30 minutes before any Mass or Service (i.e. 6.00pm and 10.30am respectively).
The church will be marked out so that social distancing can be observed and we will ALL be required to wear masks. To avoid disappointment, it is essential that you ring during the week to reserve your place. If you haven't booked in, unfortunately, you will not be able to attend that Mass or Service. This is to ensure that the social distancing restrictions are observed.
To reserve your place please ring Peter and Pat Fleming on 0161 330 1735 (or 07784 135812) any day Mon-Thurs between 10am and 5pm or Friday between 10am and
12 noon. When you book your place, you will be asked for your name and telephone number. This is to ensure that we are complying with the regulations regarding Track and Trace.
This coming weekend (i.e. 25th and 26th July) marks the re-opening of our church after the lockdown, which has also included all the building work being completed and, as it is the first weekend, it will not involve the celebration of Mass and will be a Service of Prayer and Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, led by Fr Philip and Deacon Antony. For each of these two services we will be limiting the places in the church to 30 each day. This will allow us to adjust to the new safety precautions after such a long lockdown and will then allow for the full re-opening of the church and for Mass over the following weekend of the 1st and 2nd August, when there will be 52 places available for each Mass - but once again, you will need to ring to ensure that there is a place available for you.
The above safety precautions will be in place for the foreseeable future so please make sure you ring each week to reserve your place. If all the allocated places have been taken when you ring, your name will be placed on a list and you will have first option for the following week. All reservations will be on a first come first served basis.
As you will appreciate these restrictions are beyond our control, and we must conform to government and diocesan guidelines.
We look forward to welcoming you back to church but again must stress that there is still no obligation for anyone to attend a Sunday Mass, especially if you are over the age of 70 or are still vulnerable.
CLICK BELOW FOR IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON RETURNING TO CHURCH.
OFFERTORY AND GIVING TO THE CHURCH DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME
For those Parishioners who normally give in the collection at Mass and wish to help the Parish at this time, an online donation page to allow you to donate to the Parish has been added to the Diosise website.
Please be aware that a minimum donation of £5 is requested if giving in this way.
The page can also be used to set up a regular monthly donation, and you can also Gift Aid your donation to help the Parish further.
If you want to Gift Aid your donation, please tick the box shown on the screen even if you have previously completed a Gift Aid Declaration form in favour of the Parish for regular giving made by Offertory Envelope or Standing Order.
Thank you for your support. Click the link below to go to the Diocese of Shrewsbury page, the donation link is at the bottom of the page.
SUBSCRIPTIONS TO MAGNIFICAT AND THE CATHOLIC HERALD
As there will be no public Masses for an indefinite period starting this weekend and an increasing number of people are self-isolating there will undoubtedly be a substantial number of your parishioners who will be unable to get to Church for several weeks. To help them follow the Mass, daily prayers, reading, etc. at home, and also keep up with the weekly church news we are offering free access to Magnificat online, and for those who would like the Print Edition there is a special one-off 4-month subscription to Magnificat and/or a 3-month subscription to The Catholic Herald at substantially discounted and affordable prices to ensure that the maximum number of people can take advantage.
So that as many people as possible can take advantage of the free and/or discounted offers can you please make your parishioners aware of these options and how to order in any way you are able? They can only be ordered by telephoning Margaret on 020 7448 3607 or Paul on 020 7448 3618 between 9.30am and 5pm Monday to Friday.
Below are special prices to help people over this difficult period and orders will need to be placed before Easter:
Magnificat 4 months April to July (including the Holy Week special issue) for £14
Catholic Herald 3 months (13 weeks) for £25
Both Catholic Herald and Magnificat (as above) £36
For free access to Magnificat online, log in at www.magnificat.com/free
Although we do expect that many people will still go to Church for personal prayer, we do hope that these special concessions will help people who cannot get there, and also those who want to follow the Masses, prayers, readings, etc. feel that they can still share in the life of the Church.
Thank you and best wishes
OUR PARISH CLERGY
Reverend Father Philip Atkinson (Parish Priest) and Reverend
Deacon Antony Zidan.
INTERESTED IN THE CATHOLIC FAITH?
Here you will find information on the R.C.I.A Programme.
Rota for, Extra Ordinary Ministers of Holy Communion.
Rota for Flower Arrangers.
Click here for the Parish Readers rota.