BISHOP’S MASS LIVE STREAMED ON THURSDAYS AT 7.00PM
One of the Bishops of England Wales will celebrate a Mass every Thursday at 7.00pm in his Cathedral for the sick and their families, the front line workers in the NHS and Social Care. This weekly Mass will be live streamed.
For more information and Mass schedule please see the poster here ……
Click on the Cathedral name to access their website.
PUBLICATIONS FROM BISHOP ALAN
Two items from Bishop Alan to the parishes:
1 For those who act as chaplains to the hospitals, an update on good practice during this pandemic and a useful guide as to how patients and others suffering from the virus may be contacted here ……
2 Information on an eight day Retreat led by Mgr John Armitage and is being streamed from Walsingham. Beginning on Sunday 19th April after Compline at 8.00pm and has talks at 10.00am and at 4.00pm every day. The Offices will also be said publicly and Mass celebrated at 12noon. Also information about a new catechetical course which will also be streamed from Walsingham towards the end of April here ……
CHURCH FINANCE / SUNDAY COLLECTIONS
With the suspension of Sunday Mass parishioners have been asking how they can continue to contribute financially. This matter is under discussion with our Priests, Treasurer and the Finance Committee.
The preferred method for people to donate is by Standing Order with a Gift Aid and the forms to enable this are available on the links below.
If you have already made a Gift Aid Declaration then only the Standing Order form is required otherwise both forms are required.
PLEASE DO NOT SEND EITHER OF THESE FORMS TO YOUR BANK.
Return the completed forms to The Parish Treasurer or either of the Priests at St Mark’s Church.
Due to the ongoing situation regarding Coronavirus, all Confirmations which had been booked for April, May, June and July 2020 are now cancelled and will not take place until after Easter next year (2021).
Adults that have been prepared for confirmation can receive the sacrament after normality returns by obtaining the usual permissions from the Chancellor, Mgr Eugene Harkness.
Apologies to the candidates on the bishop's behalf, reminding them that, as a 76 year old, the bishop must now remain in self-isolation until the beginning of June at the earliest.
CORONA VIRUS INFORMATION AND GUIDANCE
From: The Bishops Conference of England and Wales
The agreed statements from The Presidency have been released and are published here for your information: