END OF LOCK-DOWN REGULATIONS - RESUMPTION OF PUBLIC MASSES

The national lockdown ends at 23.59 on Wednesday 2 December. So with effect from Thursday 3 December Church opening for daily private prayer is now suspended and public Masses will resume as before.
Remember that the Sunday Mass obligation remains suspended at present so if you still feel unable to attend at this difficult time, please watch us on live stream: www.churchservices.tv/suttoncoldfield

MASSES ARE BACK TO NORMAL
HOLY TRINITY
10.00am Monday to Saturday.
6:00pm Vigil Mass for Sunday.
9am; 11am & 6:00pm Sunday
SACRED HEART
10.00am Monday to Friday. 10.00am Sunday 

CHRISTMAS MASSES – HOLY TRINITY

Christmas Eve Masses at 5.00pm, 7.00pm and 10.30pm
Christmas Day Masses at 9.00am &11.00am

CHRISTMAS MASSES – SACRED HEART

Christmas Eve Mass at 8.00pm
Christmas Day Mass at 10.00am

As there is limited capacity (102), all Holy Trinity Masses will be by ticket only – free of course. Booking will be via dedicated email address and phone number which will be available next week. Guidance will be given when making the booking so that family ‘bubbles’ can be accommodated and the rule of six applied. More details to follow.

Based on last year’s numbers there should be no need to use a booking system at Sacred Heart.

EFFECT OF LATEST LOCK-DOWN REGULATIONS

5 November 2020 until 23.59 on Wednesday 2 December

You will be aware by now of the second Covid 19 lockdown effective from Thursday 5 November until Wednesday 2 December. Despite the fact that no evidence whatever has been produced to suggest that public communal worship has contributed to this second wave of the virus, we are obliged to close our churches from Thursday 5 November.

There will be no public liturgy therefore from 5 November.

We are however allowed certain liturgical celebrations:

  • Streamed Masses with no congregation
  • Funerals with no more than 30 attending
  • Private prayer in church

So with immediate effect

  • Mass will be celebrated on line each weekday at 10.00am; that is from Monday to Saturday inclusive
  • The vigil Mass will be celebrated on line each Saturday at 6.00pm
  • Mass will be celebrated on line each Sunday at 11.00am.
  • Zoom liturgy will recommence on Sunday 8 November at 6.00pm

As these masses are closed to the public they will be streamed as now; but they will also be recorded for those who like to watch at different times

Father Michael wishes to open the church daily for private prayer

So commencing on Thursday 5 November and every weekday from Monday to Saturday inclusive, our churches will be open for private prayer from 11.00am until 12 noon.

It will not be open for private prayer on Sundays.

These church openings will be managed by our stewards as they did during the earlier lockdown, to keep us safe and to comply with Track and Trace requirements.

Details will be published on our website and on the Church doors.

SACRED HEART

Sacred Heart does not have live streaming and will therefore be closed.

However it will open for private prayer daily from 10.00am until 11.00am

 

Regrettably certain celebrations in the diary for November – particularly First Holy Communions and Confirmation – will have to be re-scheduled.
But Father Michael will need to discuss this with St Joseph’s School. We shall keep you informed.

Please take time to have a look at the statement issued by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference for England and Wales. CBCEW.ORG.UK

So the schedules are as follows – Remember Holy Trinity Closed

Monday to Saturday inclusive                   10.00am               Mass on Live Stream and recorded         

Saturday only                                                    6.00pm                 Mass on Live Stream and recorded

Sunday only                                                       11.00pm               Mass on Live Stream and recorded         

Sunday                                                                06.00pm               Zoom Liturgy

 

Holy Trinity OPEN for Private Prayer       Monday to Saturday inc   11.00am to 12.00 noon

 

Sacred Heart open for Private Prayer     Monday to Friday               10.00am to 11.00am

 



CORONAVIRUS PRAYER :

Lord Jesus Christ, you travelled through towns and villages curing every disease and illness.
At your command, the sick were made well. Come to our aid now, in the midst of the global spread of the coronavirus, that we may experience your healing love.
Heal those who are sick with the virus. May they regain their strength and health through quality medical care.
Heal us from our fear, which prevents nations from working together and neighbours from helping one another.
Heal us from our pride, which can make us claim invulnerability to a disease that knows no borders.
Lord Jesus Christ, healer of all, stay by our side in this time of uncertainty and sorrow.
Be with those who have died from the virus. May they be at rest with you in your eternal peace.
Be with the families of those who are sick or have died. As they worry and grieve, defend them from illness and despair.
May they know your peace. Amen.

 


Fr. Michael Ho Huu Nghia, Parish Priest