… frosty wind made moan
Earth stood hard as iron
Water like a stone
Snow had fallen
Snow on snow on snow
Note that these will be continuously updated in line with the Scottish Government Guidelines, parents/careers will be contacted regarding any changes.
- Do not send your child to class if they or anyone within their household is displaying symptoms of Covid-19 (continuous cough, fever/high temperature (37.8C or greater) and loss of, or change in, sense of smell or taste) or have been asked to self-isolate.
- Let Fr Tad and/or the Catechist know if your contact number changes, we need this to contact you if there are last-minute changes to the class or in case of emergency.
- When entering/exiting the parish hall your child will be asked to use hand sanitiser. They may also be asked to do so at other times during the lesson.
- Face coverings for children are optional during the lesson.
- Children should take their own pencil cases to class and not share resources with other children. Children may also take a water bottle.
- Children are asked to limit their movement around the room.
- Please do not congregate in the car park when dropping off or picking up your child.
- Any child who displays symptoms will be isolated straight away and a family member contacted to collect the child immediately. You should then arrange for a test to confirm if your child has COVID-19.
The present global pandemic is having a profound effect on everyone. It presents an enormous challenge to us all. That challenge is survival, survival in all sorts of ways: physically, emotionally, spiritually and financially. Read more “Financial Information for Parishioners”
Due to the current pandemic more and more of us are shopping online. Did you know that you could also help St Joseph’s at the same time? Next time you shop online use Easyfundraising and help raise some money for St Joseph’s at no extra cost to you – it’s 100% free. All you have to do is start your online shopping first at Easyfundraising and then shop as normal. Read more “Easyfundraising”
The current situation is badly affecting individuals, families and businesses. Many face very difficult decisions on a daily basis and now it’s exacerbated by a very uncertain future. Because our churches remain closed to fight the coronavirus threat, our usual means of upkeeping the parish (Sunday collection) isn’t possible. Some of you have asked how they could continue to support our parish financially, some of you have already made donations (for which I am very grateful). I’m writing this extremely reluctantly because I understand that many of you struggle to keep yourselves above the water.
Usually, we go to church to attend Mass. With the temporary suspension of Masses celebrated publicly due to the coronavirus crisis, Mass online remains one of very few, if not the sole way of attending. I’d like to offer a few practical suggestions to make ‘watching’ Mass more participatory.