St Stephen's - Manor Park


The Coronavirus update for parishes

Dear all

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:

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

With regret, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales have asked us, in line with government instructions, to cease all public worship in our churches until further notice because of the Coronavirus Pandemic. This means that there will be no Sunday celebration of the eucharist or other liturgical celebrations in our church with immediate effect. In order that we maintain our communion with one another it is proposed we take some actions: Do proceed to the Newsletter section to read more.

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.
Therefore, let us tune in online every Sunday at 10 am, in our homes live to witness the breaking of the bread. We are challenged physically at the moment, but spiritually we are free to serve the Lord our God.

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.

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