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 –
Bishops’ Statement: Returning to Mass at Pentecost
“Since the beginning of the Covid pandemic, until the present time, we have shared with you our judgment that the situation of the last two years has meant that the Sunday Obligation has been impeded and has needed to be fulfilled in other ways,” the bishops wrote in a statement on 6 May 2022 from their meeting in Cardiff. “We thank God that this situation has now changed. The pressing challenges of the pandemic have lessened significantly. Most people have resumed the wide range of normal activities, no longer restricted by the previous Covid measures. We therefore believe that the reasons which have prevented Catholics from attending Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation no longer apply.” Read full statement
Covid-19 guidance relating to the celebration of the Sacred Liturgy during Lent and Easter 2022
Following on from HM Government’s “Covid Response: Living with covid-19” document, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales on 28 February 2022 issued guidance relating to the celebration of the Sacred Liturgy during Lent and Easter 2022. Full text here.
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
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