Our Bulletins will be uploaded here in the coming weeks.
Plans to reopen church for the Celebration of Holy Mass
Next week 5 July, it is our intention to resume the public celebration of Holy Mass at 8.30 and 10.30am. Obviously, there are ‘unknowns’ but what can be envisaged will have been. It is case of trying it and adjusting accordingly. For the time being, the recorded Masses, which have been appreciated by many, will continue to be available, but from next Sunday, allowing for Mass to be offered at 8.30 and 10.30, this recording will be available from 10.30 each Sunday.
Since social-distancing will apply and in order to maximise the capacity of the church, we will be implementing the 1 metre + government guidance, we will be able to use every other bench in the church, whether they be filled by households or by limited numbers of individuals.
To facilitate good order and the correct use of the benches, it will be necessary for people to arrive for Mass at least 10 minutes early, observing appropriate social distancing in the grounds as well as in church.
Stewards will be responsible for directing where people are to be seated and to indicate when the church is full to capacity.
Face coverings are expected to be worn in these proximities at all times unless health conditions apply. Face coverings, while removed to receive Holy Communion, will need to be put back on immediately afterwards.
Volunteers, at their own discretion, are need to act in the technical sense as stewards and cleaners. Our ability to offer public Masses depends on our having volunteers. Without them, the church has to close. Please let Fr Paul know, using the parish email or answerphone, if you are available to help so that you can have Mass.
Update on Progress to Renovate and Extend the Parish Hall
Work is now well underway on the renovation and extension to our parish hall. Please continue to support our project through your generous donations. Many thanks.
200 Club If you currently subscribe to the parish's 200 club or would like to, please see the attached letter from Chris and Kiernan Cunningham:
While the general advice is not to panic, discretionary precautions are prudent. Following regular updates from the government, and from the Bishops’ Conference, we can expect increased measures for our protection & for that of society at large. We can only take one day at a time and pray for protection.
Resources to help during this time can be found below;
Alcester Community Resilience Group on Facebook
Studley Isolation Support and Volunteer Group on Facebook
NHS Coventry and Warwickshire Covid-19 family wellbeing pack NHS South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust
A guide to living with worry and anxiety amidst global uncertainty Copyright © 2020 Psychology Tools Limited
Regular or Ad-Hoc Donations & Gift Aid
If you are able to support the parish financially in the coming weeks and months, there are a number of options by which you can do this...
The most efficient way of doing so is by setting up either a standing order or making ad-hoc payments from your bank account into the parish account.
If you are willing to do this, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you further details as to how to set this up.
Alternatively, you can either put a cash or cheque donation in a clearly marked envelope through the presbytery letterbox, or post donations (cheques only please) to the parish address found at the bottom of this page.
If you are an existing Gift-Aid Donor or wish to become a new Gift-Aid Donor please provide your Full Name, Address and Postcode on the envelope.
Words of Wisdom
“In all your trials, arm yourself with faith, confidence in God, and deep humility of heart. Fear nothing.” St Paul of the Cross