RE-OPENING OF CHURCHES
At the moment, public Masses, weddings and baptisms may not be celebrated but St Patrick's Church is open for Private Prayer each WEDNESDAY from 10.00 am - 11.00 am.
Once Mass can be celebrated again, it will take place in St Patrick's on SATURDAYS at 6.00 pm and at 11.00 am on SUNDAYS and in St Joseph's at 9.00 am on Sundays.
Capacity in the church will be limited so there is a booking system in place. Simply e-mail (for St Patrick's) or firstname.lastname@example.org (for St Joseph's) or telephone 01623 622705. and give details of the date(s) of the Mass(es) you wish to attend; the name(s) of those wishing to attend as well as a contact e-mail or (mobile) phone number. At the moment, it is not feasible that St George's will re-open in the near future.
Any opening of our churches is dependent on a number of factors:
The capacity of the church with appropriate social distancing arrangements
The likely demand from people who wish to visit the church for private prayer
The availability of volunteers for stewarding (at least two per session). Please contact Fr Paul if you can help in any way.
The ability of the parish to organise the cleaning of the church on a regular basis (ie after each Mass). Volunteers should contact Fr Paul.
At this stage, we are STRONGLY ADVISING that anyone who is deemed to be in the vulnerable category (ie with an underlying health condition) DOES NOT visit the church in order to safeguard them.
PLEASE NOTE THAT TOILET FACILITIES ARE NOT AVAILABLE IN THE CHURCH AT THE MOMENT AND THE CHURCH HALL IS NOT IN USE.
If you wish to visit the church or to assist with stewarding or cleaning, please e-mail Fr Paul on giving your preferred days and times.
Parish Finances : To ensure that Parish income is maintained in the absence of weekly collections, you can set up a Standing Order by clicking on the parish name and following the instructions in the document. Many thanks in anticipation of your co-operation.
Keeping Your Faith Alive
A number of resources have been developed to help support our spiritual development at this time.
Jeff Cavins Bible Timeline Course: This online course started on 4th November. Details available on https//comeandsee.org
Sycamore is an informal course about the Christian faith and its relevance for life today. It gives you space to meet other people, share ideas, explore your beliefs, and think about questions that really matter. Each session involves a short film and time for discussion. It will be run in the Mansfield area on Tuesday evenings during Advent beginning 1st December. There is an invitation to anyone who would like to join with a view to watching the Advent series together online using Microsoft Teams. To join please e-mail email@example.com
Bishop Patrick has established his own You Tube Channel. Go to YouTube and search for Bishop Patrick McKinney then subscribe to his channel for live-streaming of services
Join our Parish WhatsApp Group by clicking on this link
Self-Isolating? See links below to get some helpful information
The God Who Speaks : Resources during the Coronavirus Crisis