We are currently working through the conditions and permissions sent to us by the government and the Diocese about reopening the Churches for public worship. We would like to begin at the Holy Spirit Church on Sat July 18th at 6.30pm. The mass will last for half an hour only. Please consider carefully whether you want to come. Cleaning and sanitisation will take place regularly. We then wish to have Mass at 10.30am on Sunday, which will be the normal length.
As the virus doesn’t last for 72 hours, the Mass on Wednesday at 9.15 will be the next public mass.
We hope to have a system for online and phone booking next week. The Sunday obligation remains suspended.
Thank you to those who have volunteered to be stewards, readers and Eucharistic ministers. We are both diabetic so will not be giving out communion, but the ministers will. Communion will be standing and on the hand only.
Please contact us or Catherine our secretary if you wish to be a steward. The conditions have changed and no one over 70 or with an underlying health condition can volunteer, sadly. We especially need more stewards for the Wednesday morning Mass as we currently have just one.
Please contact Tim Connery if you wish to read, or Catherine Daly if you wish to distribute communion.
We are reviewing the situation regularly so will have more information in next week’s newsletter.
The Cotgrave PPC have met and will consult widely before making a decision.
Best wishes to you all,
Fr. Michael and Fr. John.