Mgr Gerard’s Announcement – 14th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Starting from Sunday 5th July there will be a daily public Mass celebrated at St Mary’s Cathedral.

The Mass will be at 12 midday and the rota for the week will be:

Sunday 12 midday

Monday 12 midday

Tuesday 7pm

Wednesday 7pm

Thursday 7pm

Friday 12 midday

Saturday 12 midday

You will need to book a place for Mass as we are limited to 100 places and to do this you can telephone FRIDAY ONLY 9AM – 12 MIDDAY 01642 597750.

You may, however, be able to arrive during the week for Mass without booking.

You will need to wear a face covering at Mass and due to the test and trace system we will require your name and contact details for this purpose only.

It is important to remember that the obligation to come to Mass is still suspended and we will also continue to live stream our 10am Mass every day.

Also, every Saturday after the 12 midday Mass there will be confessions available.

At this moment in time, I will only be opening St Mary’s Cathedral for public Mass each day. St Clare’s and St Francis will remain closed for the time being, however I will be working on opening both Churches later in the summer.

Finally, it is important to know that we are not back to normal, we are trying to work within all the guidelines to help people with their faith and spiritual well being.

We now have no Mass requests, so if you would like Mass to be said please fill in the Mass request envelopes and hand them into Monsignor Gerard.

Also, at the Cathedral you can bring your collection envelopes or cash donation for either the Cathedral or St Francis or St Clare’s, aswell as collecting your new box of envelopes for the Churches.

Finally, we have some funding from the SVP to provide food parcels for families affected by the long lockdown due to Covid. If we can help by providing these for you ring: 07885599810 or 01642 597750 and we will arrange to get this to you safely.

For the Feast of Fun this year as we will not be able to hold the usual activities and hot meals, we plan to supply activity packs and food parcels to help families in these challenging times. If this would help or you know of a family who would benefit through this summer, please contact: 07885599810 to register ASAP.

God Bless. Mgr Gerard, Mgr Dasey, Rev Ken.