Our Lady & St John, 20 The Croft, Sudbury, CO10 1HW
St Joseph’s, Long Bessels, Hadleigh, IP7 5DB
Parish Priest: Father Peter Brett
Tel: 01787 372703
FIFTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
SUNDAY 12TH JULY 2020
Please continue to pray for all the sick in our Parish, and those in the many Care Homes.
First Communions, Confirmations and Baptisms are all deferred until further notice.
Saturday in Sudbury at 5.00 p.m. (Streamed unless Mass is in the garden)
Sunday in Sudbury at 9.15 a.m. (Streamed)
Sunday in Hadleigh at 11.15 a.m.
PLEASE OBSERVE SOCIAL DISTANCING AT ALL TIMES. THINK OF OTHERS.
We received an updated statement from the Bishops’ Conference with further guidance. It is available to read by clicking here.
Please remember that the COVID 19 virus is still with us. If you are elderly or living with ailments, think carefully before coming to Mass.
You are not obliged to be at Mass.
Some Parishioners may feel more comfortable coming to a daily Mass rather than a Sunday Mass. Think carefully and do not take risks.
The church will be opened for the celebration of Mass on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Masses are as follows:
Tuesday in Sudbury at 10.00 a.m. (And will be streamed)
Wednesday in Hadleigh at 10.00 a.m.
Thursday in Sudbury at 10.00 a.m. (And will be streamed)
Friday in Sudbury at 10.00 a.m. (Mass will be streamed only)
(N.B. No Mass on Monday or Saturday mornings).
Before Holy Communion is distributed, the Priest will hold up the Host, and say: “The Body of Christ” and everyone is invited to reply with “AMEN”.
Receive in the hand, your hand being flat, and arm stretched out.
SEATING IN CHURCH
While we have a left a number of chairs in both churches, there will be standing room only to enable social distancing. If you require a chair use one, or otherwise stand (the way the priest does every week!).
KEEP SOCIAL DISTANCING.
The plate will not go round the church. Please put your offerings/envelopes into the basket at the Baptismal Font either on arrival, or as you leave the church.
Forms are available at the back of the Church if you would like to contribute monthly by Standing Order. Just fill one in and hand it (or post it) to your bank. Thank you to all who have been able, and have done so over the last few weeks. We have discovered a mistake on the Standing Order Forms! It should read: RC CHURCH SUDBURY WITH HADLEIGH.
If you have had difficulty implementing the Standing Order, please use the revised form now available.
TAPOLOGO LENTEN SOUP LUNCHES
We had four Wednesdays during Lent when we were able to have the Lent Lunches (organised by the ladies in Hadleigh) before “lockdown”. During this time £520.00 was raised for the people at TAPOLOGO in South Africa. Thank you to all who organised and supported the lunches – well done!
CELEBRATION OF MASS IN THE GARDEN (SUDBURY)
If the weather is dry, we shall celebrate Holy Mass in the garden on Saturday evenings at 5.00 p.m. in Sudbury – as we did last Saturday.
Outside of the Celebration of Holy Mass, both at the weekend and during the week, the churches will be closed.
TRACK AND TRACE
We are obliged to have a record of the names and contact numbers of all who come to Mass. Please give your name and number to whoever is on duty on your arrival for Mass.
This must be done at every Mass (Sundays and week-days) and the names will be destroyed after 21 days.
It has been confirmed that Requiem Mass may now be celebrated in church – but with numbers limited to 30.
Mark Cole RIP.
Anne Ray RIP
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