Sisters of St Elisabeth Convent
These are Sisters in Belarus who are working with children with psychophysical deficiencies and the homeless. They visited us on Tuesday 1st September to give us an opportunity to support their work. More details of them and their work can be found here.
Masses at St Dominic’s
Saturday Vigil – 6p.m.
Sunday – 8a.m., 11a.m.
Monday, Tuesday – 10a.m.
Friday – 6p.m.
Masses at Sacred Heart, Eccleshall
Sunday – 9.15a.m.
Brief guidance to the safe attendance at Mass – full information here
• Remain 2metres apart
• Wear face coverings unless exempt
• Sanitise their hands on entering and exiting church
• Listen to the stewards instructions
During Mass there will be no…
• Altar servers
• Children’s liturgy
• Communion ministers
• Offertory procession
• Sign of peace
• Chalice distribution
• Hymn books
• Collection bags
• Congregating outside
• No toilets except in an emergency
• Receive in silence by the hand only
• Stewards will direct you
• Starting from the front centre aisles, then the side aisles starting at the back
• Take your time, there is no hurry
The church will be cleaned after each Mass, so exit straight away when told by the stewards.
Please stay at home if…
• You may have a pre-existing condition or are immo-compromised
• You are feeling ill
• You suspect you may be ill or have been exposed to Covid 19
• You have a sick family member at home
Other items of news:
- If anyone needs to contact the SVP please call Fran Cranswick on
- Father’s brother Joe is now stable and Father thanks you for your prayers
- The Pope has issued a special prayer for the Virgin Mary’s help against Covid-19, read it here
- Click here to see a Family Prayer for this difficult time.
- We now have a page devoted to photos of our churches and other events. Click here to see them
- Please feel free to email your photos for consideration
Mass intentions will still be available as customary. Father will be saying Mass Intentions privately. Please drop them through the letterbox at the Presbytery. Mass cards can be provided
Confessions for the time being will be by appointment. Please contact me or call to the presbytery.
Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals
These are classed as “life cycle” ceremonies by the Government and all are capped at 30 people. They follow the guidance that requires people from different households should. maintain a safe distance of 2m. They will be asked to sanitise their hands on entry and face coverings should be worn. Each ceremony has its own guidance and should be concluded in the shortest possible time.
Funerals are limited to members of the person’s household, close family members and friends. Because Mass is celebrated in public, a requiem Mass is allowed. The family need to consult with Father Doyle about the arrangements along with the Funeral Director.
Infant Baptism The whole rite will take place around the font to avoid the excess movement of people in the church. The child to be baptised should be held by the parents only. Other members of the family, including god parents and grandparents should be socially distanced in household groups. (or bubbles) Please consult Father Doyle about the arrangements.
Marriage The maximum number includes all those at the ceremony including the couple, witnesses, officiants and guests. This includes the photographer. Music may be played if pre-recorded or an organist may play. Father Doyle should be consulted to all aspects of the ceremony in relation to social distancing. The arrangements in the ceremony are quite specific.
First Confessions, First Holy Communion and Confirmation
These will be postponed until a later date.
Thank you for all your support and understanding and keep safe!