Dear Parishioner

Due to the announcement by the Prime Minister, there will be no public services here until at least Wednesday 2ndDecember. Sadly, the Church building will have to be closed during this period.

We will however continue broadcasting our Saturday Vigil Mass on YouTube, and our Sunday Mass on Zoom at 10:15am, and also Evening Prayer of the Church at 6pm on Wednesdays as well as Masses on other days. Please see the table below for the timetable.

We would be delighted if you could join with us in any or all of our prayers.

How can I join in with our community?

The full list of our regular services is shown in the table below, but also see :

Advent Reflection Service on Sunday 29th November at 3.00 pm

This will be on ZOOM and also recorded and available on YouTube from about 5 pm.
If you are new to ZOOM please contact the Parish Office for joining details.

 

Regular times: 

Mass Mondays 9.30 am YouTube
Mass  Tuesdays 9.30 am  ZOOM congregation in parish homes
Evening Prayer
of the church
Wednesdays  6.00 pm ZOOM congregation in parish homes
Mass Thursdays 9.30 am ZOOM congregation in parish homes
Mass Fridays 9.30 am YouTube
Morning Prayer
of the church
Saturdays 7.10 am ZOOM congregation in parish homes
Mass Saturdays 6.00 pm

YouTube

Mass Sundays 10.15am ZOOM congregation in parish homes

 

What's the difference between ZOOM and YouTube?

YouTube is a website where we place recordings of our Masses, so you can watch them later, whenever you like, and as often as you like.

CLICK HERE to see our page with links to YouTube

ZOOM requires you to log in and be present at the time of the service so you can be a part of the service, a part of our community, and also have the opportunity to see and talk with other parishioners, without leaving your home (ZOOM is a video conferencing program). If you wish to be part of this please contact the parish office so we can send you the codes you require. Some computer literacy and simple equipment is required, but be brave and have a go.

MORNING & EVENING PRAYER OF THE CHURCH

As well as our church services we pray together as an online community, using ZOOM :-

Simple Morning Prayer on Saturday morning at 7.10am (logon 7.00am)

Evening Prayer on Wednesday evening at 6.00pm (logon 5.50pm)

Advent & Christmas

We do not know what the next few months are going to bring in the light of the Covid-19 situation and restrictions on socialisation. We do not know whether churches will be open or closed and whether we will still be able to gather even with appropriate social distancing.

One thing is for sure - Christmas at Holy Family will be very different this year and we cannot be clear at this time about the form that Advent and Christmas services will take. We will plan for the worst and hope for the best. Whatever constrains us however, our parish will wait prayerfully in preparation for the coming of Our Lord during Advent and will celebrate His coming at Christmas. Our ways of doing this may change, but we will join together, safely, as a parish in some way.

Over the next few weeks, please watch out for news of how you and your families can get involved in lots of new and creative ways!

NEW TO ZOOM?

We use a video conferencing program called ZOOM which is available for PCs, Macs, tablets and smart phones.

If you feel you would like to try this you will need to download and install the software. ZOOM is available as a free account, so please don't sign up to any payment version.

It all sounds rather intimidating for the novice but please, please give it a try if you would like to join in. Getting the best out of this technology just takes a bit of courage and a willingness to learn. We were all first timers once!

We'll try and help you as much as we can, and we think that after a couple of goes you'll be wondering what all the fuss was about!! It would be great to see you and have a chat...

Once installed click on 'Join a meeting' and enter the ID number and the password.

In order to receive the ID number and password please email Holy Family parish and you will be given the details required.

Please do not share these details but ask people to email for their own, due to newly increased security settings from ZOOM, and so we can keep in contact.