COVID-19

COVID-19 INFORMATION

Parishes can gather for Mass on Sundays and weekdays, Baptisms Weddings and funerals too can be celebrated in church albeit in simpler forms, fewer people and in compliance with regulations

We will have to observe social distancing, spaces in church will be limited, and some of our familiar rituals and ways of doing things in church will need to be different. There will be stewards at each church to direct what we need to do.

Stewards will need to take a register of parishioners attending in case of a COVID-19 notification.

We remain in a stage of transition and the dispensation from attending Sunday Mass still holds. It will take time to get back to normal practice. This particularly apples to anyone who is feeling unwell, shielding or caring for someone in a vulnerable group you are not under an obligation to come to Mass.

Participation in Divine worship and Liturgy is our privilege. It is ours not by right but by gift. These restrictions we experience are a consequence of us being citizens of a broader society, for whom we have a profound concern, and to whom we have a Divine MissionCOVID.

The Catholic Bishops of England and Wales recognise that this time of the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting every person in our countries. Those who are sick, and their families, are suffering many hardships of isolation from contact with those they love.  Our front-line workers in hospitals and in care homes all over our lands are giving exceptional service to those who are vulnerable at this time.  In order to show our spiritual solidarity with all those who are involved in this way, a Catholic Bishop will celebrate a live-streamed Mass in his Cathedral every Thursday at 7pm.

Cathedral of St John the Baptist, Norwich
YouTube Channel

And the Latin Patriarchate have released on Twitter a video of The Holy Sepulchre two weeks after reopening.  It is at this Link