NEWSLETTER – 21st February

These are your copies of the weekly newsletter and notices, Sunday Message Reflections, the readings and Gospel and a Homily. Take some time out each week to read these and pray for the most in need in our local community and across our global family.

Current national Covid-19 restrictions include a Stay at Home order until further notice. However, under the guidelines Places of Worship are to allowed to remain OPEN for public service. For as long as the lock down lasts therefore (from week commencing 10th January), Mass will be celebrated at St Aidan’s on Sunday (10.00am) and Wednesday (9.30am) only and will continue to be held at St Bernadette’s at 11.30am each Sunday. Private Masses with no congregation will be celebrated outside of those times.

Mass Bookings

It is critical that the booking system remains in place to comply with government Track & Trace regulations. To ensure maintenance of social distancing in accordance with government guidelines we have a maximum capacity of 61 people so booking for Mass is ESSENTIAL.

Bookings can be made using the usual link below from Monday morning until 24hrs before Mass begins:

To protect you and the rest of our church community please read the information on the booking page before you come along:
  • Please DO NOT attend if you or any member of your household have any symptoms of Covid-19 or if you have been in contact with anyone who has.
  • If after booking a mass you later find for whatever reason that you are not going to be able to attend could you please cancel the booking and give someone else the opportunity to take your place. To cancel a booking – follow the link in your confirmation email and click refund.

I would like to reassure you that we have done everything that we can to ensure your safety within our church. Please remember that face coverings are mandatory.

Journey to Easter

This Lent may be different but it doesn’t mean that we can’t make the most of the time we are gifted during lockdown to concentrate on our own personal spiritual spring clean. As we continue through the season of Lent we are reminded that it is about committing ourselves to a deeper Christian life, part of this is as an invitation to prayer, prayer is God’s invitation into a conversation . It is our way to be thankful, bring our needs and desires to God and offer up prayers on behalf of others.

Have a look on our web page for more information and a day-by-day guide to prayer for the First Week of Lent.

Lent Prayer Board

Prayer is God’s invitation into a conversation. It is our way to be thankful, bring our needs and desires to God and offer up prayers on behalf of others. We also have this time to listen to God’s Word and give a response of love and commitment. During Lent please light a virtual candle and add your own prayers requests and/or intentions to our special Lenten Prayer Board. (If you are requesting a prayer for a living person please ensure you have their permission.)







NEWSLETTER – 21st February

One thought on “NEWSLETTER – 21st February

  1. Father John, I ove the Fairtraid information/challenge. Wonderful idea for Lent. I also like the Ignatian Prayer resource. The bullteltin is a wealth of information. Thank you and all your support workers who help to put this together. Thank you.

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