5 July 2020 : Fourteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time A :
Divine Office Week 3
Please join us for Mass Tuesday – Saturday at 9 am and on Sunday at 11 am via Zoom. Please note that on Monday this week, Mass via Zoom will be at 6 pm. We hope to be able to celebrate Mass at Our Lady Immaculate in Caton on Saturday at 6:00 pm. See the notice below about reopening our churches.
Your Prayers are asked for:
Those Whose Anniversaries are at this time:
James Stephenson, Francis Costello, Mary Andrew, Canon Francis Rawlinson and Anne Gee.
Thanks to Betty and Sue for keeping the anniversary books and letting us know each week.
The Sick of the Parishes:
Brian Byrne, Sarah Adam, Veronica Law, Dennis Brown, Graham Jubb, Paul Shuttleworth, Keith and Alexa Wightman, Sarah Mason, Cynthia McPherson, Kevin Casey, Esther Castle, Chris Broadhurst, Joan Randall, Hazel Waring, Eric and Nina Ireland, Frances McKenzie, Sandie Hardy, Elizabeth Ackerley, Pepe Casanova, Karen Parkinson, Margaret Aspin, Bruce Kay, Colette Calveley, Lucy Ball, Maggie Trimble, Pauline O’Toole, Roberta Whiteside, Alan White, Margaret Nevin.
Latest News of the Opening of Churches:
As you are aware we are now able to open our churches for public celebrations subject to conditions guaranteeing the safety of those who attend and guarding against the spread of the virus. This means that there will be slight modifications to the way we celebrate Mass but nothing too drastic, such as no sign of peace and no singing. The most significant constraint that will impact upon us in our parishes is the restriction of the numbers able to be accommodated in our church buildings at any one time. The exact number for each church will be displayed on the church door. Since Hornby church is so small I intend to celebrate Mass outside. In this case there is no upper limit to attendees. With respect to Kirkby Lonsdale and Caton we are able to allow 20 or so people to enter the church. Others will have to remain outside. Nonetheless I feel we should make every effort to begin again celebrating Mass publicly and enabling our people to receive Holy Communion. You have been denied the Bread of Life, the Life-Giving Body of the Lord, for too long. At this time we are working to ensure our church buildings are properly cleaned and also seeking permission from our Church authorities to be able to open. Once we have achieved these two things we intend to open from the weekend of 11/12 July. I ask you to check the website for the official confirmation of opening and announcement of Mass times. Thank you for your continued patience and understanding.
Churches Together in Caton and Brookhouse
We continue to work with our Christian brothers and sisters for unity. You can see a recording of a service this week by clicking this link.
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It is now apparent that we will be relying on Zoom for parts of parish life for some time to come. We have set up another Play with Zoom session for Wednesday at 5:00 pm – details are in the calendar. This is an opportunity to get familiar with using Zoom and, if you would like, to learn how to “host” a meeting. At the moment we have only 2 people with the knowledge to host the Masses – it would be really good to have a few more, to allow for sickness, holidays and the occasional sleep-in (sorry, but it has happened…) Click here to join, just before 5, on Wednesday.
Joining Sunday Mass on Zoom
Zoom is about to tighten up security on the meetings. All meetings will have either to have a password, or a waiting room enabled. This helps to keep out unwanted intrusions. Please try to join the Mass a few minutes early if you can, so that we can let you in through the waiting room in time for the beginning of Mass.
God bless, stay safe, stay well.