|Letter from Fr Mark McManus 11th June|
|Dear Parishioners of St Joseph's & St Charles,|
|This week our Masses will be:
Saturday, 12 June, at 5:00pm
Sunday, 13 June, at 9:00am & 10:00am
Tuesday, 15 June, at 10:00am
Thursday, 17 June, at 10:00am
Friday, 18 June, at 10:00am
Changes to the spacing of the benchesSome greater flexibility in the assessment of the safe capacity of a church (i.e. it is possible to safely drop to 'one metre plus' with the mitigation of face coverings, etc.) means that we can begin to operate at 50% of our total seating capacity. This means, should the need arise, that we are now able to seat 3 individual people to a pew as a 1+2 arrangement of households/ bubbles, or a 1+1+1. Our benches are all over 3 metres in length.
Some general observations:
Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual SuccourOur annual Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Succour continues this Tuesday, 15 June, with St Joseph, Friend In Suffering, at 7.00pm in St Joseph's church. All welcome
Tuesday, 22 June, Patron of a Happy Death
N.B. Here is the slightly adapted novena for you to print out and bring with you if possible, please. Thank you.
Yorkshire Refugee FoodbankAs in April, Deacon Simon will be available outside the church at our weekend Masses next weekend, 19 & 20 June, to collect any offerings of food or sanitary items for the Yorkshire Refugee Foodbank based in Darnall, (tins, jars or dried foodstuffs - nothing that will spoil - please). Thank you for your support.
Job VacancyAn opportunity has arisen to work as a qualified counsellor across the whole of the Diocese. With increased demands on our counselling service we need to expand our team of counsellors who work in our Diocesan schools and communities.
For further information, please contact Bernie Ware 07980 406198 or email@example.com
FACE COVERINGS ARE REQUIRED IN CHURCH
UNLESS YOU HAVE AN EXEMPTION THIS IS NOW LAW
You MUST NOT come to church if: You are unwell or somebody in your household has coronavirus symptoms, for example a cough or high temperature. Please follow the directions of the stewards.
Church Cleaning & StewardingThe continuing work of our voluntary church cleaners and stewards remains the bedrock of our ability to open and use our church. Without them the church would be closed and we are immensely thankful for all that they do. If you have returned to church, have seen how things are done, and now feel ready and able to volunteer then please contact me. More hands help spread the load. Thank you.
Finally, this week's newsletter is here.
Our Lady of Walsingham, pray for us.
St Joseph, pray for us.
St Charles Borromeo, pray for us.
With my prayers,
Rev. Mark McManus