Updated Covid-19 Parish Procedures

At St. Joseph’s the following measures have been taken per the Conference of the Catholic Bishops of England and Wales


† The sacred host will only be received in the hand and NOT on the tongue.

† The sacred-blood will not be given at Holy Mass (NO chalice).

† Holy water fonts have been emptied and NOT to be used or “refilled” until further notice.

† Shaking hands as an expression of the sign of peace has been suspended for the time being. A respectful bow is an alternative.

† Anyone with cold or flu symptoms to refrain from attending Liturgy, public events not attend the sacrament of reconciliation if symptomatic (They may have an ordinary cold but equally it is important to ensure a precautionary approach.)


Father Frank Ryan, OMI and Father Vimal, OMI

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