Sacred Heart & St Pius Xth, Clifton Diocese
Sacred Heart & St Pius Xth, Clifton Diocese

St Pius Xth is now closed, along with Sacred Heart

until after the 2nd December at the earliest.

We should be in a position to start live-streaming Mass from St Pius Xth next week Sunday 6th December. Watch this space!

 

Latest Covid Guidelines For Churches

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PRAY SAFE. STAY SAFE

When we do re-open, please remember:
 - You will need to prebook via MyChurchSuite or contacting me.
 - Stay home if you feel unwell in anyway or anyone in your home is required to self-isolate and keep in touch through me.
 - Wrap up warm! Our heating system recirculates internal air so we cannot have it on whilst everyone is in the church and under Diocesan guidelines the fire escape door has to be open to aid air circulation.
 - To keep to two metres social distancing whenever you are moving around in the church.
 - Face masks, covering both nose and mouth, must be worn unless you have an exemption. They can only be lowered temporarily to consume communion once you have moved away from the minister.
- To sanitise your hands on entry to the building. This is provided

Clergy Musings

This week our video comes from Bishop Declan with his Pastoral Letter to us all.

1st Sunday of Advent, Year B

No worries if you don't have a missal. Click on the  picture above for the daily Mass readings.

Prayer Requests

Do send in your prayer intentions 

which will help form our Sunday intercessions, posted above. Let us continue to pray these as a community during the week . 

Sacred Heart Stays Closed To The Public

With regret the decision has been taken to keep the Sacred Heart, Chew Magna closed to the public until futher notice.

 

The numbers allowed to gather to celebrate Mass under the stringent conditions would be too small.

 

To give as many people the opportunity to come as possible the 9am Sunday Mass has been moved to St Pius Xth

Celebrating Holy Mass  @ St Pius Xth

 

Sunday  9am  &  10:30am  

 

What a joy for those able to gather for Collective Worship once more and how we miss our fellow parishioners who are unable to rejoin us at the moment.

 

The way we are celebrating Mass has been adapted for the current national circumstances we are living through so please read on further down this page.

Booking System In Use During C-19 Crisis

Allocated seating is in operation. We are getting close to our limit. Please sign up each week by 10pm Thursday which Mass you want to come to via

  • the ChurchSuite App, 
  • emailing Debbie or
  • texting/calling her on          0772 9833 779. 

 

We can fit up to 18 households at one Mass. Please do not put            Fr Michael or our volunteer stewards in a position where they have to turn you away at the door. This would be heart-breaking for all concerned.

Communion Under One Kind

Communion is being distributed under one kind and in the hand only.

 

Stewards will invite you to move along your pew to the outside aisle to come forward.  Please return by the central aisle.

 

Please protect your priest by keeping your face covering on, stretch out your arms as far as possible.

 

Move away before pulling your mask down to consume the bread. 

Lay Litugical Ministries

We are re-introducing our lay Ministers of the Word. As ever there are current rules and guidelines around this and although the picture is of the lectern, they will actually be reading from a different place in the church.

 

It is strange indeed not to be praising Our Lord with a great swell of singing. A second prayer of the heart! We hope to be welcoming our organist back shortly to encourage our prayer with music.

Sunday Obligation Suspended

There are many in our congregation who for one reason or another feel it is too soon to take the risk of attending Mass. Yours and your families' health and safety is paramount to us. For this reason, the obligation for us to attend Mass on a Sunday is currently suspended by our Bishops. We hope you are enjoying one of the many Masses being live-streamed across the Diocese and indeed the world.

 

In the meantime, please be assured that we miss you and will continue to hold you in our prayers.

Face Coverings Need To Be Worn In Church

It is now law that all should wear face coverings in places of worship.

 

The only exemptions are for those who are too small to wear one or who have certain medical condition. We shall endeavour to seat you at 2m. Please let us know when booking.

 

Please take a face mask if you require one. We have some adult spares in case you forget to bring your own.

 

Be assured we are on the fringes of 2m as the pews are set 1m apart and we are using alternate pews. However we have to allow for people not moving in sync with each other eg the front sat back and those behind kneeling!

Indoors & Out!

Please be patient and considerate of others by observing a 2 metre distance between household groups when moving around the Church or indeed in the car park outside so that everyone can feel at ease.

 

We don't want anyone to stop coming because someone else made them feel unsafe.

 

To speak to Fr Michael or Deacon Mark

Please contact them by phone if at all possible. Otherwise, please alert one of the stewards and Fr Michael or Deacon Mark will come and see you in the church.

 

Please note that for the safety of your clergy, the Sacristy is restricted for their use only.

One Way System In Operation

When coming to Mass, please come in via the front door where Stewards will be waiting to greet you with warm welcome. This door will be opened 15 minutes before Mass is due to start to allow for preparations to be made before people start to arrive and to avoid any bottle-neck within the church.

 

After Mass you are asked to leave via the main fire exit door and along the path at the front of the church building.

 

There is hand sanitser  available on entering and leaving the Church.

 

In line with the current Diocesan Policy, the toilets and kitchen are restricted to the use of clergy and stewards only.

Stay Connected

If you havent done so already, please do sign up to our parish database.

 

This is a great way for us all to stay connected as a community of faith caring for each other.

 

Once you accept the invitation and set up your account, you can also use the App to book which Mass you want to attend.

Financial Support for the Parishes & their Projects

If you are still able to give to the parish at this time, this would be much appreciated.

 

Standing Orders are the easiest way to pay a regular amount. Download the form here. Just fill in and return to the parish office.

 

Otherwise using the paypal buttons below may be the easiest way to continue to donate at this time.

 

Thank you for your generosity

 

St Pius Xth

 

 

Sacred Heart

Masses             Streamed On-line

 

 Cathedral

9.30am daily 

 

St Bernadette & St Dunstans

9.ooam Sunday

for other times click the link.

 

St Gerard Majella 

10am

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 

 

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