Next Sunday is Sea Sunday
Postponed from July. Sea Sunday when the Church prays for all those who live and work at sea. Without them, we would not have most of the items we buy in the shops and the second collection will be for Stella Maris (Apostleship of the Sea), the Catholic Church’s official maritime welfare agency. It supports seafarers both practically and spiritually. For an appeal talk, and a video showing some of what Stella Maris does, please visit www.stellamaris.org.uk/sea-sunday.
This collection is vital to enable Stella Maris to continue its important work. To donate, please visit http://www.stellamaris.org.uk/donate or text ‘SEA’ to 70460 to donate £5. Stella Maris is dependent on voluntary donations, so please give generously.
Seminarian David Hunter
It is with delight that we share the news that David has been accepted for ordination to the diaconate and that this ordination will take place next Saturday 19th December. He will preach his first homily here at St. Simon’s on Sunday 20th December. Please continue to keep David in your prayers as he continues his journey towards full ordination and the priesthood.
Parish Newsletter for This Week
Adam here with this week’s update. I hope that you are well.
The weekly newsletter is published and ready to download. Today is the Second Sunday of Advent. Website updates include notices concerning the reopening of our Church and Masses beginning again from today. Mass times have been updated. Once again the cleaning rota is updated.
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Please take care and look after yourselves.
Our Church will be open for the celebration of Mass from Sunday 6th December
We are very glad to say that our Church will be open for the celebration of Mass from this Sunday. We look forward to welcoming you back again.
All of the previous Covid safety precautions are reinstated.
- Wearing of a mask at Mass is mandatory unless medically exempt.
- Hands should be sanitised on entering the church.
- The Rule of 6 and the social distancing rules will be observed and the restriction on numbers attending are all back in force.
- Please remember that you should leave the church premises immediately after Mass unless you are helping with cleaning and if gathering outside should make sure that the social distancing rules are observed.
The Repository Shop Reopens
The shop will be open after both Masses today for the purchase of Christmas cards, cribs, Advent calendars as well as the usual selection of cards, gifts, books, bibles, statues and other religious items.