NEWS FROM OUR PARISHES
GOOD NEWS FROM ETHIOPIA
Lisa and Stephen of Ross-on-Wye are proud to be able to announce that on June 22nd the Charity Commission granted Desta Ethiopia charitable status (registration no.1194896). The latest newsletter of the new charity is available HERE.
The SVP does great hidden work in our parish responding to many different kinds of need. They rely on our support. As usual, we are leaving a collection box at the back of the church for the next three weeks for contributions to their work.
SVP AFGHANISTAN APPEAL
The SVP is working with charities helping Afghan refugees and is holding a nationwide appeal over four weeks for toiletries for them. We are urgently seeking basic toiletries:- toothpaste and brushes, soap, shampoo, sanitary products, wipes, nappies. No fancy smelly items and, please, only unopened items. There will be a collection box in the baptistry. Thank you from the SVP!
ST MARY’S R C CHURCH, MONMOUTH
Amendments to Mass at St Mary’s
Weekly Mass times:
Tuesday, 21st September: 10:00 am in Monmouth instead of Wednesday, 22nd September
Wednesday, 22nd September: NO MASS IN MONMOUTH
Friday, 24th September : Mass as usual at 10:00 am. No need to book.
Saturdays (Vigil), 6:00 pm. Booking essential
Sundays, 09:15 am. Booking essential
Applications for Mass on 18th and 19th September now CLOSED.
Click MONMOUTH to apply for Mass in St Mary’s, Monmouth.
Fr Nick, Tim and Gail have now carried out a risk assessment of St Mary’s, in accordance with the latest Guidance issued by the Bishops of England and Wales.
Social distancing has been slightly relaxed to increase the number of available seats at each Mass.
Given the restrictions on space within the Church, the following remain in place for the time being:
1. It will still be necessary to book a place at Mass on Saturday and Sunday
2. Places do not need to be booked for weekday Masses
3. Contact details will still be required
4. Face coverings are mandatory
5. Hands must be sanitized before entering the Church
6. Where possible all doors will remain open before and during Mass for good ventilation
7. Stewards will continue to be present and will clean the Church after each Mass
8. There will be no singing for the time being
It is essential that we protect all Parishioners, whilst allowing as many people as possible to attend.
Mass. With this in mind, the above restrictions will be reviewed on a regular basis.
FIRST COMMUNION AND CONFIRMATION
We hope at last to begin again a programme of preparation for the Sacraments. Would parents of children eligible for FIRST COMMUNION please contact Father Nick. email@example.com Tel: 01600 712029
Those eligible for CONFIRMATION (from Year 8 upwards) are also invited to make contact with Father Nick.
ST FRANCES OF ROME, ROSS-ON-WYE
COVID RESTRICTIONS LIFTED SO, NO BOOKING NECESSARY FOR SUNDAY MASS.
Now that Covid restrictions have been lifted in England we welcome a larger congregation back into St Frances of Rome.
In the interests of all it would be much appreciated if those attending would continue to wear masks during the service as social distancing cannot not be easily maintained in the church.
Weekly Mass Times – No need to book – please read note above:
Thursdays, 10:00 am.
Sundays, 11:00 am. (This Mass is also live-streamed)