Message from Fr Sean Cullen | 4 November 2021

November 5, 2021

Dear Parishioners,

This weekend we are celebrating world Mission day. A retiring collection will be taken as you leave the Church, or you could take the envelope home and return your donation next weekend. Envelopes will be available at the back of the Church. Thank you in anticipation.

Slowly but surely we are returning to a more regular practice of our faith, and a further easing of restrictions will come into effect on Monday 8th November.

So, from next weekend (13th/14th November), you will no longer be required to pre-register for Mass, as the capacity of the Church will increase to 300.

When you arrive at Mass, you will still need to sign in through the QR code on your phone, or write your name and contact details on the sheet at the entrance to the Church. Masks will also be required to be worn once inside the Church.

The parish office is now located in the under croft of the Church. The renovated space is a more suitable workplace for Michaela and the parish priest, and will provide rooms for parish meetings to be held in a safe and comfortable environment.

The book of the deceased is now at the side of the sanctuary. All Masses celebrated during November by Fr. Stork and myself will be offered for these intentions. If you would like names added, please return via the collection plate at mass or drop into the parish office. Please ensure name(s) are written clearly on the envelope.

As I mentioned last weekend, demolition of the presbytery will begin this week. There should be minimal inconvenience caused by the work, which is expected to take up to two weeks to complete.

Also mentioned was the change of Mass time from Sunday 28th November. The 9.30am Mass will move back to 9am.

Your new parish priest will take up his appointment on January 1st 2022, and this change in Mass time will help him with his scheduled commitments.

I hope this slight alteration does not cause too much inconvenience.

In the next weekly message, I will confirm Mass times for the celebration of Christmas.

With blessings for the coming week,
Fr. Sean.