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

HOLY MASS

How can I join in with our community?

We are holding Mass in Holy Family church on:-

Tuesdays and Fridays at 9.30 am and Sundays at 10.15am( from 22nd September, there will be Mass on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9.30am, Saturdays at 6.00pm and Sundays at 10.15am)

So next week it will look like this: Please note there will be no Mass on Fridays from now on...

Mass  Tuesday  22nd September  9.30 am   In church
Mass Thursday 24th September 9.30 am  In church
Morning Prayer
of the church
Saturday 26th September 7.10 am  ZOOM congregation in parish homes
Mass Saturday 26th September 6.00 pm

In church and recorded for viewing on demand

CLICK HERE to view

Mass Sunday 27th September 10.15am  In church and ZOOM combined

Evening Prayer
of the church

 To be announced      ZOOM congregation in parish homes

 

On Sundays our church congregation and online congregation come together as one body of people. Please don't forget that you do not have to attend church if you are uncomfortable for any reason. The obligation to attend Mass is still suspended for the forseeable future, so please don't feel compelled to do anything that might put you at risk or make you feel at risk.

We are working hard to keep you safe, please CLICK HERE to see what we are doing. We want you to be confident about coming back into church.

Because of the restrictions on speaking in church, members of our community on ZOOM normally take the readings and prayers on Sundays and these are relayed live into church over our sound system.

If you wish to write and/or read intercessions at Mass, please email them to the Parish Office, and let us know if you are willing to read them, and we will try and incorporate them.

Also please let us know if you would like to read at one of the services so we can organise things in advance.

If you wish to come to Mass in the church please email Holy Family parish or telephone to reserve a place, telling us your name and contact phone number, and which Mass(es) you wish to attend. We have developed a barcode system to enable a quicker means of entering the church, and so reducing potential for queuing and delays in being seated.

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 07.00)

From 22nd September there will not be Saturday evening prayer on ZOOM as we are now holding a Mass in church at that time, but we will continue a ZOOM evening prayer on another night. Please watch this space and our newsletter for more information.

If you wish to join either or lead part of Evening Prayer, please email Holy Family parish, and let us know and get logon details.

ONLINE PLATFORM

We use a videoconferencing 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.