Dear Parishioners, We hope the summer was a time of rest for you. Welcome back to those who were able to travel. Many of you will be beginning new work assignments, schools and university. Be assured of our prayers. If you are new to the parish. Do introduce yourself to one of the Priests. This newsletter contains important information about our care for each other as we all continue to navigate our way with God’s grace, through the challenges of the Global Covid pandemic. Fr Marco Salvagnini: This weekend we welcome Fr Marco Salvagnini our new assistant priest. Fr Marco was ordained on June 26 and this is his first appointment as a priest. I know you will give him a warm welcome. Thank you To the hospitality team who provided such marvelous refreshments for Fr Daniel’s farewell last weekend. It was a true feast.
Parish Covid protocols update : Following advice and consultation with various diocesan and health authorities we have decided that it will not be necessary to sign in for Sunday or weekday Mass. We will keep some seats for those who wish to practice social distance. If you suspect you have Covid stay at home and join us on- line. If are not vaccinated you might consider doing the same.
Face coverings/ Masks stay. Best practice suggests that face coverings-masks should be retained. The reason for this is that we are spending more than 15 minutes in an enclosed space. We have good ventilation, but as an expression of our concern for others and in particular the most vulnerable face coverings will be retained. Those who are not wearing a face covering may like to sit together. We will review the protocols we use in line with public health guidance. We are all asked to be socially responsible. I know you will understand the good example we as a community are called to give to each other and the wider community .
Congregational singing with a mask is allowed.
Secondary Transfer: Certificate of Catholic Practice. If you need a CCP please phone the parish office to make an appointment to see Mgr Jim.
Season of Creation : Under the auspices of the Kensington Council of Churches, Sisters and Brothers from local Churches and other ecclesial communities will join together in prayer.
Help for the Afghan Refugees: There are 670 refugees being placed in 3 hotels in Kensington and Chelsea. We do not know how many are children. St Luke's Church, Redcliffe Gardens,SW10 9HF is hosting a clothes distribution in the garden around their church on Saturday 18 September. The list of items that have been requested is at the back of the Church. Donations should be delivered on the day to St Luke's Church divided into their sections so that they can be easily placed. We regret we cannot accept any donations at the moment. They are also looking for volunteers and if anyone speaks Pashto, Dari, Farsi.