26 July 2020 : Seventeenth Sunday of Ordinary Time A :
Divine Office Week 2
We are severely restricting numbers in the church buildings, to ensure social distancing, and everyone will be required to sanitise their hands on entry and to keep the nose and mouth covered whilst in the building. We will also take a contact number for all attendees. These details will be destroyed after 21 days according to data management regulations.
The Bishops of England and Wales have confirmed that the obligation for Catholics to attend Mass every Sunday (or Saturday evening) is still suspended due to the extraordinary risk to health that we are experiencing. In short they have said: you do not need to go to Mass on Sunday; if there is little room in the church or you feel at risk among crowds then remain home and set aside some time for prayer. Alternatively you may choose to attend Mass during the week when there are fewer people. Accessing Mass through electronic means is also encouraged for those who are able; again, it is not compulsory.
Your Prayers are asked for:
Cynthia MacPherson, James Stephenson and Norah Sparrow.
The Requiem Mass for Cynthia MacPherson will take place on Wednesday 29 July at 3pm in St Mary’s, Hornby. The numbers at Mass are restricted and so the church will only be open for family and invited friends. The Mass will be accessible via Zoom through the website: www.lunevalleycatholics.org.uk
Those Whose Anniversaries are at this time:
Violet Muckle, Margaret Broadbent, Marjorie Henshaw, Helen Atkinson.
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.
God bless, stay safe, stay well.