New Restrictions due to Coronavirus

January 8th, 2021

FROM FRIDAY 8TH JANUARY 2021 THERE WILL BE NO MASSES OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

MASSES WILL BE AVAILABLE ONLINE AT THE NORMAL TIMES.

Following a meeting on Thursday afternoon (7th January 2021) between Faith Group Leaders and Junior Ministers of the Executive Office, the Bishops of the Northern Dioceses issued a statement (see diocesan website for full text). It stated that:

“… for a limited period (from midnight on Thursday 7 January until Saturday 6 February 2021, subject to review in late January), the celebration of the Eucharist and other liturgies should take place without the physical presence of the faithful – with the exception of marriage, funeral, baptismal liturgies and drive-in services (subject to regulations).  Arrangements for recording and/or livestreaming, and making individual visits for private prayer are also permissible in accordance with regulations.”

As we face these difficult times, Pope Francis’ words from November 2020 may offer some perspective.“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.”


Parish Mission Statement

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.

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible and to analysing traffic patterns using Google Analytics. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.

Close