Resumption of Public Mass
All our Masses, weekday and weekend, are streamed on the internet from Sts Alphonsus & Columba church and are best accessed from the parish website or the New MCN Website
The dispensation from attending Mass is still in place because of the pandemic.
Public Mass has resumed for restricted numbers (50 max.) in Sts Alphonsus & Columba since Sunday 5th July 2020 at 10am. You are asked to consider attending on weekdays (Monday-Friday at 10am), rather than Sundays.
Public Mass in the Church of the Apostles will resume on Sunday 26th July at 12pm for 95 people participants including the priest and sacristan.
If you have an underlying condition or are unwell, especially with respiratory symptoms or a temperature, please do not to come to public Mass, but continue to participate online or via TV.
We would ask you please to queue up outside the church (keeping the 2 meter distance) and to follow the instructions of our stewards on hand sanitising, where to sit, and Holy Communion. Facial coverings are strongly recommended.
Funeral Masses are still limited to 50 family members and close friends and the 2 meters distance needs to be respected in the church and church grounds.
First Holy Communions for 10 children are being offered twice every Saturday in July. Letters have been sent to parents and guardians via the schools. The sacrament of Confirmation for small groups is being offered in September and October. Letters have been sent to parents and guardians, again via the schools. Registrations for these sacraments cannot be made over the phone as written parental consent to the processing of information is required under GDPR legislation.
Single Baptisms will resume in August. Our secretary, Jo, is contacting those whose bookings were postponed.
All our Masses are still available Online
Monday – Friday: 10am
Saturday Vigil (Not in July)
Sunday: 10am & 12noon
Sincere thanks for supporting the parish financially in these difficult times. Please bring your Family Offering envelopes to the church. Donations may be made on our parish website using the Donate button (“proceed as Guest”)
We still need volunteers to disinfect our churches (half an hour per week) and to act as stewards.
Thank you, and God bless you all.