Christmas is going to look different this year. Even if the current restrictions and limits are eased for Christmas, the change will not be massive. Consequently, it will not be possible for everyone to attend Mass in the church. How to decide who will? Continue reading →
You might remember Sisters from St Elisabeth Convent visiting our churches and selling various Christmas items to raise fund for their work with those in need in Belarus. They are launching their very first Online Christmas Market this year so that people from all over the world can purchase Christmas presents and souvenirs made with love and continuous prayer. Continue reading →
Mary’s Meals are delighted to share a new opportunity to provide hope to 43,000 children in Bong County, Liberia. From 2nd November until 31st January 2021, any donations made to the Double the Love campaign will be matched by the UK government, up to £2 million. Each little act of love will be doubled to support families in Liberia and the hope of a better future for their children. Continue reading →
In line with the current restrictions and guidelines, I can offer hearing confessions in St Joseph’s, Woodside per individual arrangement. There are a few important caveats.
Bishops’ Conference of Scotland has issued guidelines regarding current arrangements on public Masses. See below the concise, practical extract.
From 15th July we are able to celebrate Mass with a congregation present in the church. It’s a welcome development, but for the time being there will be some restrictions in place in order to minimise the risk of infection by Covid-19. Those restrictions will affect us in the following ways:
In May 2020 the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland established four working groups; an Infection Control Group, Pastoral Ministry Group, Seminary Formation Group and Episcopal Finance Committee, to advise them on various aspects of how Church life would be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
These documents have been developed by the above working groups to inform, advise and support parish communities about how to plan for churches re-opening to the public. Continue reading →