Due to the ongoing epidemiological situation and subsequential restrictions and the overall climate of uncertainty about the future, there are no plans for starting First Communion classes before January 2021.
The Bishops’ Conference of Scotland Pastoral Ministry Working Group has published this Infographic summary of guidance for parishioners as they return to church for the public celebration of Mass. Read more “BCOS – Guidelines for the Resumption of Mass”
From 15th July we will be able to celebrate Mass with a congregation present in the church. It’s a welcome development, but for the time being there will be some restrictions in place in order to minimise the risk of infection by Covid-19. Those restrictions will affect us in the following ways:
In order to reopen our church we need volunteers to carry 3-pronged duties:
- Securing the safety of the building while opened.
- Assisting people arriving at the church to their seats.
- Cleaning the church after the closure (wiping the pews, door handles, etc.).
In May 2020 the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland established four working groups; an Infection Control Group, Pastoral Ministry Group, Seminary Formation Group and Episcopal Finance Committee, to advise them on various aspects of how Church life would be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
These documents have been developed by the above working groups to inform, advise and support parish communities about how to plan for churches re-opening to the public. Read more “BCOS Documents on Reopening of Churches”
These mysteries are about the public ministry of Jesus when He was teaching the apostles about the work they, and we, should do to continue the work of saving and healing that He started and made possible through His death and resurrection.
The Baptism of Jesus Read more “The Luminous Mysteries”