Newsletter

BOOKING ARRANGEMENTS FOR MASSES – SEE MASS TIMES PAGE.

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For the foreseeable future, a limit of six people will be imposed on the number of people who can meet indoors at any one time. Face coverings will be-come compulsory in indoor public places, such as shops, in Wales, from Monday. There will be exemptions for primary school-aged children and for people with health conditions.

Bishop’s Visit to our Churches: We are very grateful to our Bishop, Rt Reverend Peter Brignall, who visited our Churches in mid-September, and gave permission to open two of our Churches, Welshpool and Newtown. Our times of Masses are as follows:  Vigil Mass at 4 pm at Newtown and 6.30pm at Welshpool and Sunday Mass at 9 am at Welshpool and 11am at Newtown. Due to distancing regulations we are only allowed to have 21 people in St Winefride’s Welshpool and 20 people in Holy Spirit Church, Newtown. Entry to the church will be on a first come, first served basis because of limited seating capacity. It is essential that we keep to the strict distancing rules and follow the guidelines. According the Bishop’s Conference of England and Wales we are dispensed from the obligation of attending Mass on Sunday Mass. A further regulation is that, regretfully, toilets cannot be used. Weekday Mass is being reviewed at the moment. Please do consider others as well who wish to come, but unable. I will be giving further guidelines this week through emails and website.

Harvest Family Fast Day – Friday 9th October, weekend of 10th and 11th 2020:On 9th of October our parish is marking CAFOD’s Family Fast Day to help people facing the worse of the coronavirus crisis. We’ve all felt the impact of this terrible disease – let’s come together to help the poorest and most vulnerable people in the world survive, rebuild and heal.   Please pray for all those affected and donate online at cafod.org.uk/give or by using one of the envelopes. You can also give easily via text. Text CAFOD to 70085 to donate £10. Texts cost £10 plus one standard rate message and you’ll be opting in to hear more about our work and fund-raising by telephone and SMS. If you’d like to give £10 but do not wish to receive marketing communications, text CAFODNOINFO to 70085.

Please remember in your prayers for the well being of our religious Sisters and, priests of the Diocese, and we specially pray for our parishioners who are sick, housebound, in hospitals, hospices and care homes.

Gift Aid: If you are a Tax Payer Please consider making your offertory donation by using the Gift aid form or standing order. Please remember to write your name, address, sign and date. Thank you for supporting our Parishes

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 MAY THE LORD BLESS YOU AND KEEP YOU AT THIS DIFFICULT TIME

 FR JOHNSON CMI