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Fr John writes on the times we are experiencing, July 24th.

Fr John writes.

Four months now into lock down and it continues to take its toll.

For all of us, it continues to be a time of deep uncertainty.

First of all I am so grateful to all of you who supported us across the past four months.

This support was very often a call to see how are you and a warm word. This means so much.

The offering and gifts that you made available enabled our parish stay in the black.

The weekly income of between £200 and £300 pounds held.

Four months on – now we face some tough challenges.

The continued costs related to safeguarding, Covid 19 implications, safety/maintenance of buildings and grounds, increase.

Despite all of the above, we have never stopped going forward and planning for the future.

The investment in communications will stand us well both now and in the future.

The Blessing of our Masses being streamed and available from our parish church will be a consolation to many and especially the elderly.

The time of Lockdown has given us time to reappraise for the times ahead and see new possibilities.

The coming years will see something of a change in our lifestyle, which will impact on our worship and catechesis.

So to conclude

“The times that we are in involve us in the deepest form of uncertainty to which none of us are immune.

The gift of friendship continues to be such a blessing”

Please God we will treasure that gift for it sees us through many a day.

Fr John

July 24th on the eve of our reopening for Mass.

 

 

200 Club Winners July 2020

Please find below winners of July 200 Club draw

 

1st.   £60.        20.          D. Payne

2nd.  £30.        66.         A. Clarke

3rd    £10.       122.         M. Mote-Thear

Again our thanks to all who support our 200 Club Draw especially in these times.

Fr John writes re Reopening of church for Masses July 25th 2020

Parish Gradual Reopening on Saturday 25th July for Masses, Baptisms, Funerals and Weddings according to the Directives of Diocese and State.

 

Fr John writes:

 

1    It is with great joy that we announce the continuation of our gradual reopening of our parish for Masses, Baptisms, Funerals and Weddings commencing Saturday 25th July having met all the requirements laid down by Diocese and State. Our Reopening is on a limited basis as we have still the very real threat of the Coronavirus which we all address.

 

2   The church of our parish that we will reopen for Weekend/Sunday Masses, Baptisms, Funerals and Weddings will be St Clare’s. The reason for this is that St Clare’s Church is well suited to the 2-meter distancing requirement, suitably furnished, all on a flat surface, wheelchair friendly, and blessed with easy safe access and exits.

 

3    At St Clare’s initially on the weekend of 25th July, we will celebrate two Masses: 18:00h on Saturday evenings, 09:30h on Sunday mornings.  We are keeping the number of weekend Masses – we can safely celebrate under review – and appreciate your feedback very much. All Masses will require at least 2 stewards and possibly three – here we need your help so please do contact us so that we can eventually open up more fully not just for our own parish but for the wider needs of Aylesbury.

 

4      It is important at this stage to remind ourselves of the guidelines of our hierarchy re the Sunday Mass obligation.

 

A        The obligation to attend the Saturday Eve/Sunday Morning Mass has been removed by the Bishops of England and Wales during the present             time of the Covid 19 Virus. (There is no sin in missing Sunday Mass currently)

B        Each of the above Masses will DV be live streamed from our opening on Saturday July 25th. So, you will be enabled to follow your parish                    mass from your home if suitably connected.  During the time of the lockdown, Fr John put this in place for he foresaw the need in the coming              months and years.

 

 

5 With the observance of 2-meter social distancing, St Clare’s Church will be able to accommodate the following.

 

27 Individuals seated on chairs, seated 2 meters apart (All individuals must be seated)

 

5 Family areas, three areas for families with 5/6 in party and two areas with 3/4 in party. (All of family must be seated)

 

1 Wheelchair space.

 

 

6 If you are hoping to come to any of these Masses at the weekend, you will need  to do the following which enables us ensure first of all that you have a seat and then your safety and that of others in accordance with the directives.

 

A          Email the following address, jpbeirne.stjoseph@btinternet.com  or using a phone call 01296 48 36 29 giving the following information.

 

B        Name of Individual and contactable phone number with date and time of weekend Mass to be attended.

 

C      If a Family, please give family name with lead Persons full name, and contactable tel number with date and time of Mass            to be attended.

(Tracking and Tracing is now a requirement for our church)

This information will need to be with us by the Wednesday night 21:00h prior to the Weekend Sunday Mass to be attended.

If for any reason we cannot accommodate any individual or family, we will get back to them by the Friday 13:00h.

 

Stewards

For St Clare’s Church to reopen we will need at least two stewards  and preferably three at each of the two weekend Masses.

So, can we find Six stewards over the coming weeks to assist at the weekend Masses?

If you can help here and are free of underlying conditions and not in a vulnerable category, kindly email Fr John and he will then contact, you. Training will be given. We will keep you informed as to the progress we are making each week.

 

Fr John writes on the times we are experiencing, July 24th.

Fr John writes.

Four months now into lock down and it continues to take its toll.

For all of us, it continues to be a time of deep uncertainty.

First of all I am so grateful to all of you who supported us across the past four months.

This support was very often a call to see how are you and a warm word. This means so much.

The offering and gifts that you made available enabled our parish stay in the black.

The weekly income of between £200 and £300 pounds held.

Four months on – now we face some tough challenges.

The continued costs related to safeguarding, Covid 19 implications, safety/maintenance of buildings and grounds, increase.

Despite all of the above, we have never stopped going forward and planning for the future.

The investment in communications will stand us well both now and in the future.

The Blessing of our Masses being streamed and available from our parish church will be a consolation to many and especially the elderly.

The time of Lockdown has given us time to reappraise for the times ahead and see new possibilities.

The coming years will see something of a change in our lifestyle, which will impact on our worship and catechesis.

So to conclude

“The times that we are in involve us in the deepest form of uncertainty to which none of us are immune.

The gift of friendship continues to be such a blessing”

Please God we will treasure that gift for it sees us through many a day.

Fr John

July 24th on the eve of our reopening for Mass.

 

 

200 Club Winners July 2020

Please find below winners of July 200 Club draw

 

1st.   £60.        20.          D. Payne

2nd.  £30.        66.         A. Clarke

3rd    £10.       122.         M. Mote-Thear

Again our thanks to all who support our 200 Club Draw especially in these times.

Fr John writes re Reopening of church for Masses July 25th 2020

Parish Gradual Reopening on Saturday 25th July for Masses, Baptisms, Funerals and Weddings according to the Directives of Diocese and State.

 

Fr John writes:

 

1    It is with great joy that we announce the continuation of our gradual reopening of our parish for Masses, Baptisms, Funerals and Weddings commencing Saturday 25th July having met all the requirements laid down by Diocese and State. Our Reopening is on a limited basis as we have still the very real threat of the Coronavirus which we all address.

 

2   The church of our parish that we will reopen for Weekend/Sunday Masses, Baptisms, Funerals and Weddings will be St Clare’s. The reason for this is that St Clare’s Church is well suited to the 2-meter distancing requirement, suitably furnished, all on a flat surface, wheelchair friendly, and blessed with easy safe access and exits.

 

3    At St Clare’s initially on the weekend of 25th July, we will celebrate two Masses: 18:00h on Saturday evenings, 09:30h on Sunday mornings.  We are keeping the number of weekend Masses – we can safely celebrate under review – and appreciate your feedback very much. All Masses will require at least 2 stewards and possibly three – here we need your help so please do contact us so that we can eventually open up more fully not just for our own parish but for the wider needs of Aylesbury.

 

4      It is important at this stage to remind ourselves of the guidelines of our hierarchy re the Sunday Mass obligation.

 

A        The obligation to attend the Saturday Eve/Sunday Morning Mass has been removed by the Bishops of England and Wales during the present             time of the Covid 19 Virus. (There is no sin in missing Sunday Mass currently)

B        Each of the above Masses will DV be live streamed from our opening on Saturday July 25th. So, you will be enabled to follow your parish                    mass from your home if suitably connected.  During the time of the lockdown, Fr John put this in place for he foresaw the need in the coming              months and years.

 

 

5 With the observance of 2-meter social distancing, St Clare’s Church will be able to accommodate the following.

 

27 Individuals seated on chairs, seated 2 meters apart (All individuals must be seated)

 

5 Family areas, three areas for families with 5/6 in party and two areas with 3/4 in party. (All of family must be seated)

 

1 Wheelchair space.

 

 

6 If you are hoping to come to any of these Masses at the weekend, you will need  to do the following which enables us ensure first of all that you have a seat and then your safety and that of others in accordance with the directives.

 

A          Email the following address, jpbeirne.stjoseph@btinternet.com  or using a phone call 01296 48 36 29 giving the following information.

 

B        Name of Individual and contactable phone number with date and time of weekend Mass to be attended.

 

C      If a Family, please give family name with lead Persons full name, and contactable tel number with date and time of Mass            to be attended.

(Tracking and Tracing is now a requirement for our church)

This information will need to be with us by the Wednesday night 21:00h prior to the Weekend Sunday Mass to be attended.

If for any reason we cannot accommodate any individual or family, we will get back to them by the Friday 13:00h.

 

Stewards

For St Clare’s Church to reopen we will need at least two stewards  and preferably three at each of the two weekend Masses.

So, can we find Six stewards over the coming weeks to assist at the weekend Masses?

If you can help here and are free of underlying conditions and not in a vulnerable category, kindly email Fr John and he will then contact, you. Training will be given. We will keep you informed as to the progress we are making each week.

 

Please check our latest newsletter for mass intentions and details of other services and events this week