Reopening of our churches
19th September 2020
It’s a great joy to be able to welcome parishioner and friends to Mass in our churches of Our Lady of Victories, Southwell, and Saint Anthony, Calverton, which reopened for public Masses on Saturday 15th August, the Solemnity of the Assumption.
Many parishioners have worked hard to ensure that both our churches are covid-19 safe, and when you come back to Mass you’ll find some things have changed, such as one-way systems, and hand sanitiser at the door.
The celebration of Mass hasn’t changed though: it’s always ancient and always new, as we make re-present the offering of Christ himself at the Last Supper and on the Cross of Calvary.
The obligation to come to Sunday Mass is still suspended by our Bishop, and so please don’t feel under any pressure to come back to Mass this Sunday, especially if you’re vulnerable to illness, or living with someone who is.
For those who are able to join in our public Masses again, full details are in the newsletter, about how to book a place, and the maximum numbers we can accommodate in both churches, to ensure we stay two metres apart.
I very much look forward to seeing you in Calverton or in Southwell again soon, when you’re able to come, and when you feel it’s safe to do so. I hope that’s soon! And be assured of my prayers for you and for all in our parish community. Please keep me in your prayers too.