Details of where to live stream Masses are given at the bottom of this page.
DAILY MASS VIA ZOOM
Even though the Churches are now open with normal Mass times resumed, you can still Zoom in to celebrate the Masses with Canon Tom at Corpus Christi. The new Zoom ID meeting is 922 2054 7539 and the passcode is 123
LIFTING OF COVID RESTRICTIONS – The Government rules are changing on the 19th July. We have received the Bishops’ guidance and recommend that face coverings still be worn. We will also be amending the seating area so that we can accommodate 100 people (more if there are families) but we still are adhering to social distance regulations. Also sanitising of hands is still recommended and the sanitizers will still be at the back of the church.
SINGING AT MASS – We have now received the Bishop’s guidance with regards to congregational singing and this will be permitted indoors from the 19th July. Face coverings should still be worn whilst singing together, until infection levels reduce.
Catholic churches in Weston are now open to Public Mass. Sunday and weekday Mass times will return to normal. However, there will be restrictions on numbers who can come to Mass. If we are to observe the one metre rule then all who attend Mass will have to wear face masks.
There will be a notice near the door of the church to indicate the safe operating capacity of the church.
In churches where social distancing is 1 metre, the wearing of a face covering will be compulsory for all members of the congregation.
Readers will be provided with single use gloves and should avoid touching the microphone or lectionary, apart from page turning.
No collection. Plates will be left at the back of the church.
Please could parishioners refrain from kneeling as this would bring you too close to the person in front.
The church will be closed after each Mass to allow cleaning.
The obligation to attend a Sunday Mass is still suspended. Some may wish to attend a weekday Mass.
WEARING FACE MASKS CORRECTLY
Face masks/coverings are one way to protect yourself and others from the spread of coronavirus, but they are only effective when worn properly. So when you put one on, make sure it covers the most vulnerable parts on your face i.e. the nose and mouth. The mask/covering does not need to be uncomfortably tight, but you do want to make sure that there are no gaps between your face and the mask/covering. Putting a clean, protective face mask/covering on isn’t helpful if you touch the inside of it with dirty hands. So the key to keeping your face mask/covering as sanitary as possible is to wash or sanitize your hands for 20 seconds before putting it on. You should also pick it up by the loops or ties.
LETTERS FROM LOCKDOWN: THE COMPLETE SERIES
Philippians is very short – only 4 pages long – but is known as one of St Paul’s most joy-filled letters, so is a wonderful way for us to enter more deeply into the season of joy which is Eastertide. Perhaps especially it might help us find joy in our current situation of lockdown, because Paul was writing it from his prison cell – so it shows us how that deepest kind of joy wells up from our relationship with Christ which is within us, whatever our external circumstances
Catch up on the full series here:
Episode 1 – To Live is Christ
Episode 2 – Let Every Tongue Confess
Episode 3 – As Lights in the World
Episode 4 – I Count It All as Loss
Episode 5 – What Lies Ahead
Episode 6 – And Again I Say Rejoice
CATHOLIC WESTON ON YOUTUBE
LIVE STREAMS OF LIVING WATERS
If you look at the menu at the top, you’ll notice a new page for ‘Live Streams‘. We’re still working on one for Corpus Christi, but St Joseph’s have theirs up and running with daily Mass (in Polish) & Adoration at 9am with Fr Wiesław Garbacz.
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WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU CAN’T GET TO MASS Click here to view the article from the CTS. This includes prayers for making a ‘spiritual communion’ (also reproduced on our newsletter).
FOLLOW THE DAILY MASS READINGS This is a very good way to participate in the life of the Church even when unable to get to Mass. For phones, try the free Magnificat App. On computers, try Universalis.com.