This special message from Fr John is also in our Easter Sunday newsletter
“My Dear Brothers and Sisters
Thank you so much for all your prayers, good wishes and concern regarding my health. I have been wrestling with a nasty bug that has affected my breathing and generally washed me out, which accounts for my general absence of late. With the assistance of my GP, I am now taking medication which will hopefully help me beat it, as it has lasted over three weeks so far. I am also advised to rest, completely. So, for the moment at least, I will do just that in the hope such will speed my return.
Sincere apologies and God bless you all.
Changes within the Parish from 20th April 2020
At the end of next week, the Diocese have decided to introduce a furlough for all employed staff, so we will not have the services of Wendy, Noeleen and Richard until further notice. To alleviate this, we have put certain measures in place:
Tess Green and Pete Barry have kindly agreed to continue to produce this, so if you would like any items included please call the office on 01202 483340, Deacon Hugh (number above) or email firstname.lastname@example.org and leave your contact details so someone can call you back.
If you are aware of anyone with an email address not currently receiving the newsletter, please let us know. In addition, if you know of someone who does not have an email but you could print them a copy, then please feel free to do so, while remaining within government guidelines.
As you know I am saying Mass daily and all requested intentions are being said. If you have any intentions you would like me to offer, please leave the request on the voicemail and we will do our best to advertise them in the newsletter.
Whilst the office is closed the phone will not be manned, but you can leave a message. We will monitor the voicemail at least once a day so please leave a message and someone will get back to you.
Deacon Hugh will be coordinating funerals and working with Funeral Directors.
The Easter Offering which goes to Father John is a normal Sunday collection. When we are all back, any offerings people have for any of the collections can be brought in and given then.
It is important to remember we are still here for you all; it will just be a little different to usual.