Tuesday 15th   September    Our Lady of Sorrows

New restrictions and meeting and mingling have come into force,  but we can still celebrate mass and even develop some other activities in our hall.   Every day we welcome new visitors to the church to pray and to Mass.  We are currently staying with our limit of 45 people but when family groups come with young children and sit together we are able to exceed that.   For everyone’s safety we will be continuing to observe a 2m distancing in our church.  Please wear a mask out of care for your own health and that of others. If you stay to chat after mass outside please continue to observe social distancing. Masses will continue to be streamed on facebook, and I suggest that you think about how and where you pray along with these.  It is convenient to follow Mass while doing something else,  but not really possible to give your attention. Weekday Masses are quieter, with the same limit and of course the 2m spacing.
The church will be open this week for mornings on Thursday and Friday,  and next Monday,  with usual schedule resuming on Tuesday, opening at about 8am  to 4.00pm,  providing the stewards can fulfil all their duties.  Thank you to our volunteers for stewarding and cleaning so far, and thank you to Angela Smith who is organising the rota.

Childrens Liturgy. Thank you to all who have assisted with the activity sheet available on facebook page and website,  and many thanks for the video each week to help everyone engage with this.    The childrens video is also on the facebook page.

Young People: We arestarting to plan a resumption of activities for our young people-  starting with a Youth Mass on Saturday 10th October at 4.00pm.

Sacramental preparation will resume, starting with a meeting in the church on 1st October at 4pm for 2020 First Holy Communion group,  and on 8th for 2021 group.

Alpha  We will launch Alpha  on Tuesday evenings from 6th October online.

Giving
. If you would like to give directly to the parish the bank account is with Nat West and called RCA B’ham St Josephs sort code 60-21-21 acc no. 6937706. Thank you.

I do hope you are finding this website useful.
For all enquiries please e mail stjoseph.thame@rcaob.org.uk 

Every blessing for the coming week, Fr David