THE SOLEMNITY OF THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD – MASSES AT ST MARY’S
This Christmastide. Masses celebrating the Nativity of the Lord will held at the following times:
5.30 PM FRIDAY 24TH DECEMBER (CHRISTMAS FAMILY MASS)
9.00 PM FRIDAY 24TH DECEMBER (MASS OF CHRISTMAS NIGHT)
10 AM SATURDAY 25TH DECEMBER (CHRISTMAS DAY MASS)
10 AM SUNDAY 26TH DECEMBER (THE HOLY FAMILY OF JESUS, MARY AND JOSEPH)
THERE WILL BE NO MASS ON THURSDAY 23RD DECEMBER NOR A SATURDAY VIGIL MASS ON 25TH DECEMBER.
CONFESSIONS WILL BE AFTER MASS ON TUESDAY, 21ST DECEMBER AT 10.30 AM ON THURSDAY, 23RD DECEMBER AT 5 PM.
IF ATTENDING MASS AT CHRISTMASTIDE, PLEASE CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING COVID SAFETY MEASURES IN PLACE AT ST MARY’S:
REGISTRATION remains essential.
AT ALL MASSES THIS CHRISTMASTIDE, congregants to must register themselves on a form found in the porch (please write names legibly in block capitals). Welcomers will be present at most Masses to help. For the more tech-savvy, it is possible to register using a QR code linked to the NHS Covid app 19 found in the porch.
PERSONAL PROTECTION: Hand sanitation, face coverings over mouth and nose, and social distancing are essential, especially in receiving Holy Communion.
No missals will be available ALTHOUGH HYMNALS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR SUNDAY MASSES. (SEE NEWSLETTER).
The ‘one way system’ remains in place – entry through the main porch, exit through the wax sacristy. Parishioners shouldn’t linger at any time in the
church and should depart immediately.
VENTILATION: heating will be on during Mass but because of Covid ventilation will be
maintained despite the energy waste. The Parish Pastoral Council advises all to come in warm clothing. These measures match with current thinking on managing the threat of the omicron variant of Covid by the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales.
The bishops also encourage people to accept vaccination considering these recent developments.