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Church Live & Usual Timetable

We are so delighted to welcome all our beloved parishioners back to Holy Mass commencing this Saturday at 12.30 p.m., a First Saturday (Our Lady Help of Christians is looking down on us).

Although there is still no obligation to attend Mass, those who come must comply with the following mandatory requirements:

Everyone is to wear a face covering at Mass.

Everyone is to sanitize their hands on entering and leaving the church.

Entrance to the church is by the main doors and exit by the side doors (maintaining social distancing of at least one meter at all times).

· There will be no singing.

· The homily will be brief.

· There will be no offertory procession.

Gift offerings to be left with the stewards or donated to the food bank.

· There will be no collection.

Please place your offering in one of the two large boxes at the entrance to the church (or the smaller one on the sanctuary).

Everyone is required to give their name and either a mobile or landline number or email address or postal address.

( which will be kept for 21 days to facilitate track and trace ).

· The two side aisles are for couples and families. In the main aisles, please observe distancing by only sitting on a spot marked by the cross sticker.

The priest will give Holy Communion in the hand maintaining a distance of at least 1 meter.

There is a maximum capacity of 100 people in the church.

When the church is full people can go into Pugin Place to watch the Mass on screen.

A priest or deacon will administer Holy Communion at the appropriate time.

· The small ‘cry room’ is set aside for anyone who takes ill during Mass.

Mass times are Saturday evening at 6 p.m.; Sunday at 08.30 a.m., 10.00 a.m., 11.45 a.m. 3 p.m. (for elderly and vulnerable) and 6 p.m.

· Everyone must remain seated after the final blessing so that the stewards can lead people out row by row.

· Everyone must leave the church immediately after Mass to allow cleaning to take place.

If anyone objects to either wearing a face covering or giving their details to the steward they will be invited to leave.

There are no toilets in use either in the church or in Pugin Place.

· Candles are permitted to be lit.

· Confession will take place at St Joseph’s altar or outside or at the request of the priest.

I am sure you will agree that these requirements are very small crosses to bear when we consider how Jesus suffered for us and how wonderful it will be to receive the real presence of Him in the Eucharist after so long a wait.

Let us ponder on the following words: “It was Mary who first adored the Incarnate Word. He was in her womb, and no one on earth knew of it. Oh! how well was our Lord served in Mary’s virginal womb! Never has He found a ciborium, a golden vase more precious or purer than was Mary’s womb! Mary’s adoration was more pleasing to Him than that of all the Angels. The Lord ‘hath set His tabernacle in the sun,’ says the Psalmist. The sun is Mary’s heart,” and “Mary is the aurora of the beautiful Sun of Justice.” Julian Peter Eymard

Both Fr Matthew and I very much look forward to seeing you this weekend and we all extend our special thanks to our splendid team of stewards without whom we cannot have Mass.

God bless you all


SUNDAY 5th

8:30am - Holy Mass

10:00am - Holy Mass

11:45am - Holy Mass

3:00pm - Holy Mass

5:15pm - 5:45pm - Sacrament of Confession

6:00pm - Holy Mass

MONDAY 6th

9:30am - Holy Mass

11:00am - 12:00noon - Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

12:30pm - Holy Mass

TUESDAY 7th

9:30am - Holy Mass

11:00am - 12:00noon - Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

12:30pm - Holy Mass

WEDNESDAY 8th

9:30am - Holy Mass

11:00am - 12:00noon - Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

12:30pm - Holy Mass

THURSDAY 9th

9:30am - Holy Mass

11:00am - 12:00noon - Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

12:30pm - Holy Mass

FRIDAY 10th

9:30am - Holy Mass

11:00am - 12:00noon - Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

12:30pm - Holy Mass

SATURDAY 11th

11:00am - 12 noon - Sacrament of Confession

12 noon Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help

12:30pm Holy Mass

5:15pm - 5:45pm - Sacrament of Confession

6:00pm Holy Mass

SUNDAY 12th

8:30am - Holy Mass

10:00am - Holy Mass

11:45am - Holy Mass

3:00pm - Holy Mass

5:15pm - 5:45pm - Sacrament of Confession

6:00pm - Holy Mass

ALL MASSES AND SERVICES ARE STREAMED LIVE ON THE PARISH WEBSITE www.stpeterswoolwich.church

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Offertory Donations:

Thank you for whatever you were able to give during our lockdown. Now that the church is open for normal services, please place your offering in one of the two large

boxes at the entrance to the church or the smaller one on the sanctuary. You can also post your donation in a sealed envelope through the presbytery letterbox, make an online donation as a “one-off” payment or to set up a standing order to make regular donations.

Our bank details are as follows;

NatWest Bank ST PETER’S CHURCH, WOOLWICH

Sort Code: 60 24 26

Account No: 16163400

Please use your name as a reference (gift aides can add their envelope number). Thank you.

Any donations you able to make will be greatly appreciated during this time.

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