The Coronavirus update for parishes
We are updating our Coronavirus advice to bishops and parishes today. We are now moving to stage 2 of the guidelines which I reproduce below. Please implement these changes with immediate effect.
All guidelines, FAQs and updates can be found here: https://www.cbcew.org.uk/home/our-work/health-social-care/coronavirus-guidelines/
Stage 2: A number of cases in local communities or a case specifically linked to a parish community
The key things for parishes in these circumstances to do are:
1. It is likely you will need to suspend distribution under both kinds (the host to be given on the hand only).
a. When giving communion in the hand seek to ensure you place the host in the hand of the recipient in such a way that you do not touch their hands.
2. Suspend the physical sign of peace Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales Concise advice for Parishes on COVID-19 (Coronavirus) February 27th 2020. Version 2
3. Remove holy water stoups (more…)
Parish News in brief – Manor Park
Mass streaming online
If you haven’t seen it already, St Stephen’s Parish has been doing online mass via St Stephen’s YouTube channel. You can watch it on a large screen smart television with the family. This is going to be the way mass is delivered for the time being unfortunately.
Alternately, you can go to the HomePage and scroll down until you see the videos.
You are warmly invited to join the Celebration of Mass streamed live with CAFOD and friends and Fr Liam next Wednesday evening 1st April at 6 pm. Bookings now open. The Mass is for all our friends and parishioners, and supporters, staff and volunteers of CAFOD. We shall bring together our prayers, from and for our communities and partners, our families and friends, both across the global South and throughout the UK. All are welcome.
You can support us in our quest to seek god through other; our interaction with other faith groups in our neighbourhood; our care for the elderly programme and living wage campaigns through our gift aid program.