|Latest Letter from Fr Mark McManus (7th May)|
|Dear Parishioners of St Joseph's & St Charles,|
|This week our Masses will be:
Saturday, 8 May, at 5:00pm
Sunday, 9 May, at 9:00am & 10:00am
Tuesday, 11 May, at 10:00am
Thursday, 13 May, at 10:00am
Attendance at FuneralsYou will perhaps have seen the news that the limit on the number of mourners to thirty people is to be lifted in England from 17 May. Please note that this does not mean that the restriction on the number of people allowed in the church has been removed, i.e. the total number of people is still limited by the present capacity of the building.
Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual SuccourOur annual Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Succour continues this Tuesday, 11 May, at 7.00pm in St Joseph's church. All welcome
Tuesday, 11 May, Chosen by God
Tuesday, 16 May, Faithful Servant
Tuesday, 23 May, Patron of the Church
Tuesday, 30 May, Patron of Families
Tuesday, 6 June, Patron of Workers
Tuesday, 13 June, Friend In Suffering
Tuesday, 20 June, Patron of a Happy Death
N.B. Here is the slightly adapted novena for you to print out and bring with you if possible, please. Thank you.
FACE COVERINGS ARE REQUIRED IN CHURCH
UNLESS YOU HAVE AN EXEMPTION THIS IS NOW LAW
You MUST NOT come to church if: You are unwell or somebody in your household has coronavirus symptoms, for example a cough or high temperature. Please follow the directions of the stewards.
First Holy Communion 2020 & 2021Given that we don't yet know at what capacity the church might be operating after 21 June, I have judged it prudent not to schedule the St Joseph's First Communion Masses for a regular Sunday Mass time. This will allow us to maximise the number of families and guests who may wish to attend. Accordingly, I propose that we celebrate First Holy Communion with the:
Class of 2020 on Saturday, 10 July, at 10.00am &Louise George will be in touch with regard to preparation - much of it on-line - and I encourage you to engage with the process as much as is possible. Many thanks.
Class of 2021 on Saturday, 18 September, at 10.00am
Church Cleaning & StewardingThe continuing work of our voluntary church cleaners and stewards remains the bedrock of our ability to open and use our church. Without them the church would be closed and we are immensely thankful for all that they do. If you have returned to church, have seen how things are done, and now feel ready and able to volunteer then please contact me. More hands help spread the load. Thank you.
Finally, this week's newsletter is here.
Our Lady of Walsingham, pray for us.
St Joseph, pray for us.
St Charles Borromeo, pray for us.
With my prayers,
Rev. Mark McManus
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|1st (St Joseph the Worker Feast Day), 2nd/3rd (Fourth Sunday of Easter), 8th, 9th/10th (Fifth Sunday of Easter), 15th, 16th/17th (Sixth Sunday of Easter), 19th, 22nd, 23rd/24th (Seventh Sunday of Easter), 29th, 30th/31st (Pentcost Sunday)|
|1st, 4th/5th (Palm Sunday), 9th (Maudy Thursday), 10th (Good Friday), 11th/12th (Holy Saturday & The Resurrection of the Lord Easter Sunday), 17th April (includes the Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Succour), 18th/19th (Divine Mercy Sunday, the Second of Sunday Easter)|