The PPC have reviewed the arrangements for Mass and have updated our guidance as follows:
The wearing of masks is now a question of personal choice. We do not request that you wear one, if you wish to continue to wear a mask, please do so. Either way we do request you respect the decision of others.
We will continue to ventilate the church as much as possible.
Hands should be sanitised when entering and leaving the church. There is no need for formal social distancing but those present should be sensitive to the needs of others. Please spread around the church using all the seating areas.
The sign of peace will continue to be offered without physical contact.
Holy water and votive candles (near Our Lady’s shrine) are restored
Hard copies of the newsletter will continue to be available on the tables at the back of the church for those who cannot or do not wish to read it online. They will no longer be given out by the welcomers. It is obviously a ‘greener’ way forward to read the newsletter online, but it is appreciated that some people will still want a hard copy, so we will continue to print enough copies to meet the need.
Collection baskets are passed around.