Reopening Update

Dear friends,

I’m delighted to inform you that in-person Sunday worship will resume this coming Sunday, Trinity V!

We will have two celebrations each Sunday — a simple Low Mass at 9 o’clock and a Low Mass with a little music and a sermon at 11 o’clock — both of which will be in person; this will allow all of our regular communicants, as well as a small number of visitors, to hear Mass and receive Holy Communion each Sunday. Pre-registration will be required, and is available through our Eventbrite page.

Please also remember that Mass will continue to be offered daily, from Tuesday through Saturday; pre-registration is no longer required for these celebrations, so please feel free to attend at any time. If a weekday Mass has to be cancelled, it will be noted on the ‘What’s on this Week’ page of the website. Please double check the website or give me a quick call in advance, if you’re in any doubt.

As always, if you’re unable to attend Mass in any week, or if you’re prevented from getting out due to sickness, I am always happy to make arrangements for you to receive Communion from the Tabernacle outside of Mass. I also ask you, as ever, to report any cases of sickness or sorrow to me as soon as possible, so that arrangements can be made promptly for the Church’s Sacraments to be administered and other forms of help procured.

I look forward to seeing all of you very soon, and to welcoming back to church all who have not been able to attend during the lockdown. Please remember that you have been upheld throughout this time by the continued offering of the Mass and the Church’s daily round of prayer, whether you have been able to attend or not. Our prayers and Spiritual Communions when unable to attend and receive Our Lord sacramentally continue to be the means of appropriating more fully the graces we have already received, and they prepare us to receive Him more fully at our next Communion. So much for which to be thankful.

Please continue to remember, as the world continues to open up more fully, the sick and suffering, our governmental authorities, and our bishops. If you or anyone you know is having trouble booking a vaccine appointment, please let me know; we will do our best to help you navigate that system.

With every good wish and assurance of my prayers,
Your affectionate friend and pastor,

Father Hannam

Reopening Update