2nd Sunday of Lent (Year B) 28th February 2021
MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS
Sun 28th Feb
10 am - Rita Doran, anniversary
11.30 am - People of the Parish
Mon 1st Mar - St David, Bishop, Patron of Wales
7pm - Memorial Mass for Mario Juco
Tues 2nd Mar - Lent Feria
10am - Padraig and Barbara Rodohan, intentions
Weds 3rd Mar - NO MASS
Thurs 4th Mar - Lent Feria
7pm - Jean Bailey, intentions
Fri 5th Mar - Lent Feria
10 am - Angela and family, intentions
2 pm - Funeral of Daniel Clifford
Sat 6th Mar - 3rd Sunday of Lent
5pm - Eugene, Margaret and family
Please pray for the sick and those who care for them, today especially for the frail elderly and for those who work as carers.
Let us remember: Hands, Face, Space and Ventilation Nearly Spring Dress Code – come dressed as if it was an outside Mass. Hands Continue with effective hand hygiene; hand washing or sanitising facilities. Face Face coverings should be worn at all Masses to cover nose and mouth. Space 2 m remains the government guidance for social distancing; People who do not live together should maintain 2 m socially distanced from each other. Ventilation All windows and doors must remain open
Streamed Masses for this week:
Sunday, 10am Mass, and Friday 10am Mass will be streamed for those shielding at home. You can access the streaming service via www.saintmarys.online
You might be considering returning to attend Mass at St Mary’s:
Fr Peter writes “It is so lovely to see people slowly return to Mass at St Mary’s. We are fortunate that our sacristans and stewards enable the church to be clean and with our windows open, we can provide good ventilation. If you are considering attending in person, please remember every day is a Sunday, arrive with your name and address written on a piece of paper to give to a steward and come warmly dressed.
All Masses would benefit from some extra stewards - duties include welcoming and seating parishioners and helping to clean pews. Please email email@example.com if you would like to join the present gallant crew. ”
Fr Peter writes: “After having a zoom meeting with the parish finance committee on Monday, I can take Holly out of furlough so she can continue her duties as Director of Education. This past month I have made some cut-backs (which will become more evident as the year proceeds) and while the parish is still in a difficult financial position, I think it is very important we resume with catechetical schemes to support children and parents.
Fr Peter writes: “Thank you to everyone who has either increased their standing orders or arranged for one to replace their “loose plate Sunday offering”. Other ways to financially St Mary’s during the pandemic are on the back page of the newsletter. Please remember that I do not want those of you struggling at this time to feel under obligation to help, only those who might be able to increase their donations. Many many thanks.”
Mass on Monday at 7pm:
On Monday at 7pm, Fr Terry will celebrate a special Memorial Mass for Mario Juco who died last month. Understandably priority will be given to Mario’s immediate family and friends. Parishioners who normally attend on Monday may wish to come to Mass on Thursday evening.
Second Celebrity Priest Lent Talk:
On Tuesday at 7:30pm our second Celebrity Priest will lead St Mary’s in a reflection via the Streaming Service…www.saintmarys.online
Our second celebrity priest has not been ordained as long as Fr Peter, but has great liturgical presence and is very musical. He has lived in India, East Africa and Cyprus. He will talk about fasting.
Fr Peter writes: “During Lent I am going to re-introduce the practice of placing the names of those we wish to pray for during Lent on the wooden panels behind the tabernacle. Please email or hand in to the presbytery the names of those you wish to be prayed for.”
Let us keep in our prayers: Michael O Boy, Lilian Murphy, and Danusia Lissowski – all unwell at this time.
We continue our prayers for all healthcare professionals, care home workers, those working in the community and all those with the coronavirus.
Sadly there will be a number of funerals in St Mary’s over the next few weeks. Please remember these special people in your prayers and pray for their families.
Friday 5th March 2pm: Requiem Mass for Daniel Clifford RIP
Monday 8th March: 12:30pm: Requiem Mass for Rebecca Hinds RIP
Tuesday 9th March: 9:30am: Requiem Mass for Maura Rowland McNamara RIP.
Monday 15th March: 10am: Requiem Mass for John Joseph Ryan RIP
Friday 19th March: 10am: Requiem Mass for Edward Reeks RIP
Due to Covid regulations only those invited by the deceased’s family are allowed to attend, but all Requiem Masses will be streamed via www.saintmarys.online with the family’s prior agreement.