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Letter to Parishioners – 29th June 2020
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Welcome to St. Theresa of Lisieux Catholic Church, a small and welcoming parish in the village of Stansted Mountfitchet, Essex, part of the Diocese of Brentwood.
As you know the Prime Minister confirmed on Tuesday 23rd June that places of worship are now able to resume collective acts of worship. This is welcome news and now enables us to celebrate Mass together again from 4th July. We are hopeful that we will be able to offer our first public Mass on Saturday 4th July at 6:00pm.
We are awaiting instructions from the Government and Diocese on how we can hold Mass whilst keeping the appropriate social distancing and the other measures in place to avoid all unnecessary risk.
To assist with our planning, we are looking for an indication of who will be returning to Mass and get an understanding as to which Mass time is of preference. Therefore, we are asking if you could call Fr Lee at the Presbytery (814 349) or email Clair at [email protected] by noon on Wednesday (1st July) with your preferred Mass time, either Saturday at 6:00pm or Sunday morning at 10:00am and how many of you would attend. I have sought permission from Bishop Alan to add a further Mass on a Sunday morning, but have not yet received a response at the time of writing.
If you know of people in our Parish that may not have seen this request could we ask that you make them aware. Please note, this is not a booking for Mass but an indication to assist us with the planning and help us understand how we can ensure Masses are held within the government guidelines and keep everyone safe.
It is important to reaffirm that, at present, the obligation to attend Sunday Mass remains suspended. Plans for the reinstatement of Mass are ever-changing, so please continue to check this website, Facebook page and Newsletter for updates and information.
As mentioned before, we shall continue to livestream Masses on our YouTube page that can be accessed via our website.
Let us pray for each other, May Almighty God bless you and keep you safe.
Fr Lee & Deacon Des
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