New Restrictions due to Coronavirus & Pope Francis’ words

November 27th, 2020

New Coronavirus restrictions came into force here on Friday 27th November 2020 and will remain in place until Friday 11th December 2020. This will be a difficult time for everyone and a very different Advent season for us all. Churches will be closed for public worship but can remain open for private prayer. As we live with these new restrictions, perhaps words of Pope Francis (spoken earlier this month as Rome faced tighter restrictions) may help us:

Unfortunately, we have … to defend ourselves against contagion by Covid. This also teaches us that we must be very attentive to the prescriptions of the authorities, both the political authorities and the health authorities, to defend ourselves against this pandemic. Let us offer to the Lord this distance between us, for the good of all, and let us think, let us think a lot about the sick, about those who are already marginalised when they enter the hospitals, let us think of the doctors, the nurses, the volunteers, the many people who work with the sick at this time: they risk their life but they do so out of love for their neighbour, as a vocation. Let us pray for them.

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We the Parish of St. Bernadette, inspired by the Gospel, seek to give witness to God's word. In so doing we will strive to enhance the Spiritual, Pastoral and Community life within the Parish, enabling all parishioners to grow in their relationship with God and with one another.

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