Our Lady of the Rosary is open for public Mass.
Please continue to follow the guidances of distance, hygiene, and face coverings when attending Mass.
You MUST NOT come to church if you have any covid symptoms, have tested positive, are awaiting test results, or have been asked to self-isolate for any reason.
Please always check the newsletter for the latest information and Mass times.
This week’s newsletter and other relevant documents –
Covid-19 Guidance for Churches from the Bishops’ Conference and verified by officials from Public Health England, 24 January 2022
The following to be observed following the lifting of ‘Plan B’ on 27 January 2022:
• People displaying any symptoms of covid-19 should stay at home and not travel to church or participate in person.
• Hand sanitiser is available to those attending the Church.
• It is strongly recommended that during the act of worship people wear a face covering to reduce the spread of Covid.
• Churches should continue to ensure there is good ventilation; in this case, because of climatic conditions, it would be important to remind people to wrap up well in church!
• The Church in England and Wales supports the vaccination programme and encourages people to be vaccinated.
• People who are engaged in a form of pastoral ministry which involves ministry to the housebound, sick, and vulnerable, should take regular lateral flow tests to ensure they are safe to do so and should take care to ensure that the number of visits to different homes in a single session of visiting is managed. These are free from the NHS.
Covid Guidance in full from the Bishops’ Conference, 24 January 2022 – please read
Bishops’ Statement: Honouring Sunday
“The Eucharist is the source and summit of our spiritual and pastoral life,” the bishops wrote in a statement on 19 November from their meeting in Leeds. “Many people have said to us that they have appreciated the noble simplicity of the Mass at this time, which has allowed the mystery and majesty of our Lord’s sacrificial love to shine through.” Read full statement
Sunday – It is our Day
We are mindful of the certain fact that the Covid-19 virus is still circulating in society. Vaccines provide genuine protection against the worst effects of the virus, yet we recognise the legitimate fear on the part of some who otherwise desire to gather for Holy Mass. It is our continuing judgement, therefore, that it is not possible at the present time for all of the faithful to attend Mass on a Sunday thus fulfilling their duty to God.
It is hoped that it will be possible for all Catholics in England and Wales to fulfil this most important Church precept, that of the Sunday Obligation, by the First Sunday in Advent 2021.
In the meantime, all Catholics are asked to do their best to participate in the celebration of the weekly Sunday Mass and to reflect deeply on the centrality of Sunday worship in the life of the Church. 2021.07.13 – Full Statement – Sunday it is our Day
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