Live streaming Masses
Please use the below link to access the Mass live stream.
Mary’s Meals – Double the love
So much can be asked of us at this time of year. It may be hard to always say yes. Mary said yes to being the Mother of Jesus and as a young, unmarried girl this must have been a terrifying moment for her. Yet her ‘yes’ brought Jesus into the world and changed lives forever. Throughout this year of many challenges, thanks to our generous supporters, Mary’s Meals has continued to say yes to feeding desperately hungry children with a daily meal in a place of education. Now we are delighted to share with you a new opportunity to say yes and provide 43,000 hungry children in Bong County, Liberia, with a life-changing meal at school. From 2ndNovember until 31stJanuary 2021, donations made to our Double The Love campaign will be matched by the UK government, up to £2 million. Please consider setting a place at our Big Family Christmas dinner table or buying a Christmas gift card on our website. More information on how to support us can be found at www.marysmeals.org.uk/doublethelove.
Cautious Re-opening for Public Worship: Wednesdays and Weekends
This coming week we will open the Masses in both churches on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, as listed in this newsletter, for people to attend in person. The churches will be not be open for private prayer at any other times.
If you have Covid-19 symptoms or are living with anyone who has symptoms you should not come to Mass. If you are clinically vulnerable to Covid19 you should be aware that there is a risk of infection which the measures below will reduce but not entirely eliminate.
The Sunday obligation is still suspended and live streaming of our Masses every day will continue.
Please consider attending weekday Mass instead of Saturday or Sunday.
Numbers in Church will be limited to allow 1m+ social distancing.
You will need to bring and wear your own facemask.
Please do not bring large bags or shopping with you.
Everyone, including children, will need to use hand sanitiser on entry and exit, observe social distancing, follow steward’s directions to a bench and stay there until directed to receive Holy Communion (in the hand only) at the end of Mass and leave without returning to your bench.
There will be no singing, no Sign of Peace, no handshaking, hugging or gathering in groups for conversations, no Children’s Liturgy.
Only the priest will be in the sanctuary.
Piety stalls and toilets will remain closed.
A leaflet and a video about what to expect if you do come to church can be found on our parish websites and on the Archdiocesan website at https://www.liverpoolcatholicresources.com/cautious-reopening-churches.
We are grateful to those who have volunteered to act as stewards, but we would like to have more volunteers so that we can open more Masses during the week. If you can help in either church, and are not in the vulnerable categories, please send your name and phone number to the relevant email address.
Live Streaming Update: adding Zoom
We are still live streaming all services via the parish websites but we are also experimenting with some parishioners participating via Zoom. If you would like to join in the 11.30am Mass at Queen of Martyrs by Zoom, send an email with your name and mobile number to firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday, and we will email you on Friday a Zoom invitation and instructions.
Coronavirus: Resources for health and well-being & information for parents and children
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