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CORONA VIRUS INFORMATION AND GUIDANCE

From: The Bishops Conference of England and Wales

The agreed statements from The Presidency have been released and are published here for your information:

Public letter from The Presidency of CBCEW

Liturgical Guidance from The Presidency to Bishops

This guidance will be reviewed weekly.

Holy Mass is streamed daily at 12 noon from The National Shrine of Our Lady at Walsingham

View Holy Mass here

CHURCH FINANCE / SUNDAY COLLECTIONS

With the suspension of Sunday Mass parishioners have been asking how they can continue to contribute financially. This matter is under discussion with our Priests, Treasurer and the Finance Committee.

The preferred method for people to donate is by Standing Order with a Gift Aid and the forms to enable this are available on the links below.

If you have already made a Gift Aid Declaration then only the Standing Order form is required otherwise both forms are required.

PLEASE DO NOT SEND EITHER OF THESE FORMS TO YOUR BANK.

Return the completed forms to The Parish Treasurer or either of the Priests at St Mark’s Church.


                              GIFT AID DECLARATION                STANDING ORDER


CONFIRMATIONS 2020 Effects of Coronavirus


Due to the ongoing situation regarding Coronavirus, all Confirmations which had been booked for April, May, June and July 2020 are now cancelled and will not take place until after Easter next year (2021).


Adults that have been prepared for confirmation can receive the sacrament after normality returns by obtaining the usual permissions from the Chancellor, Mgr Eugene Harkness.


Apologies to the candidates on the bishop's behalf, reminding them that, as a 76 year old, the bishop must now remain in self-isolation until the beginning of June at the earliest.


SCRIPTURAL STATIONS OF THE CROSS - MESSAGE FROM THE BISHOP


A message from Bishop Alan concerning the Scriptural Stations of the Cross view the message here ……



Walsingham Catholic TV



Live stream from the Catholic National Shrine and the Basilica of Our Lady at Walsingham,

 England’s Nazareth continues during Holy Week:



View the Live Stream and schedule here


VACANCY:  Roman Catholic, Ordained Deacon, Religious Brother or Sister, Lay Person (Part Time) - HMP Wayland - 34011 - Ministry of Justice

This Chaplaincy role is part time which is for 18 hours. Overview Job holders within this Group Profile will provide religious and pastoral care of prisoners and staff in their own faith tradition and have an understanding/ knowledge of other differing faiths.  Characteristics Typical tasks associated with this Group Profile include: Act as faith advisor …

For further information see the website here ……



MASS AND PRAYER TIMES

All Masses and other services with a congregation are suspended until further notice.


LENT AND EASTER SERVICES 2020

Intended times of Easter and Holy Week Masses and other services are shown but it is unlikely they will take place.

Whatsapp Group St Mark’s

If you would like to join just send your name and mobile number to groups@stmarksparish.org.uk

THE EASTER OFFERING

08/04/2020 A message from Bishop Alan concerning the Easter Offerings is available here …

APOSTLESHIP OF THE SEA  -  STELLA MARIS


Our Julian has been appointed as Port Chaplain for the East Anglian and Haven Ports (Stella Maris & Apostleship of the sea.

Read his letter which contains extracts of his day to day work helping mariners who are away from their families for long months at a time here …..