MOST HOLY TRINITY
08.30 Kathleen Bowman RIP (Bowman)
Web – available anytime Fr Francis Hartley RIP + Fr Ed Hartley RIP
08.30 May Feeney RIP (McQuaid)
Web – available anytime For the Parish
SUNDAY MASS ON THE WEBSITE
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Emerging from Lockdown.
Restrictions are easing and the Church authorities have been carefully considering what we can and cannot do at this stage. We follow the advice carefully and so there will be a gradual lightening of our parish “lockdown procedures” as the weeks go by.
- We have reinstated a Eucharistic minister to help with the distribution of Holy Communion at the 10.30 mass and will do so at other masses in due course. The ministers will receive special training in safe Covid practice.
- This week we reintroduce the offertory procession of bread and wine as well as the “collection” as part of our liturgy, but the collection cannot be taken through a basket or pouch being passed along the rows. I ask you therefore to please make your offerings in the baskets as you ENTER the church so that the basket can be brought forward in the procession. If you forget there will still be a basket there at the exit.
- Social distancing of 1 metre is now all that is required, given that we are continuing to wear face coverings, that we are not positioned face to face, that the level of ventilation is high and that we are not yet returning to communal singing or recitation of the Gloria and Creed.
All change is difficult, even when it is change for the better! Meanwhile I remain immensely grateful to everyone for your cooperation and to all who have gone the extra mile to keep us safe, especially the stewards.
FATHER FRANCIS HARTLEY RIP
Fr Francis’ anniversary was on Friday and mass was celebrated for the repose of his soul with special prayers and readings for the occasion. The web mass this weekend will also be for him and his brother so that friends and relations elsewhere can engage.
RAYMOND SMITH RIP
We are sorry to announce the death of Ray. His funeral will be in Hawkinge with a small separate remembrance mass in Bexley. As soon as we know any other details, we will let you know.
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