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Web-site: Parish Priest: Fr David Long  
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17th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 25th July, 2021

Mass Times and Intentions

Saturday  Sunday Vigil Mass24th5.30pmMary McCarthy (Anniv)
Sunday25th9.00amOur Parish Family
17th Sunday in Ordinary Time11.00amDiane Willemse
Monday  SS Joachim & Anne26th9.30amChristina Brimble
Tuesday27th9.30amSarah Flynn
Wednesday28th9.30amRafe Hilton
Thursday  St Martha29th9.30amAnna Miller
Friday  St Peter Chrysologus30th9.30amCarrie Turley
Saturday Vigil Mass Of Sunday31st9.30am 5.30pmRosemary Edwards Private Intention
SUNDAY   1st9.00amOur Parish Family
18th Sunday in Ordinary Time11.00amPauline Gough



All those who are sick,  housebound or isolating at home.

All those whose anniversaries occur at this time especially Betty Prentice, Arthur Green, Robert Walsh, Kay Crowley. May they rest in peace and may the Lord bring comfort to their families and friends

LIFTING OF RESTRICTIONS AT MASS: As you will be aware the Government has lifted most restrictions from 19 July. I am conscious that some of you may be cautious about returning to church at this time and please note that the Bishops have agreed that the Sunday obligation to attend Mass remains suspended for the time being. There will no longer be any requirement to book your place at Mass. We do, however, ask you to sanitise your hands when entering Church and to wear a face covering during Mass to protect yourself and others. We would also encourage you to try and maintain some distance from those not in your household. Stewards will still be at the church door to welcome you and to take your details for track and trace purposes or you may use the Covid app if you have it. You can enter or leave by either door. Those who wish are welcome to kneel in Church. Holy Communion will be distributed in the traditional manner with people coming in two lines up the centre aisle to receive Communion and then returning by the side aisles. Holy Communion will only be under one kind i.e. the sacred host. Congregational singing can resume, The sign of peace remains suspended. The Parish Hall will remain closed until September.

DAILY MASS: Now that restrictions are lifted I will celebrate Mass Monday to Saturday at 9.30am; our Sunday Masses remain unchanged.

LOURDES VIRTUAL PILGRIMAGE: Sadly once again we have been unable to travel to Lourdes this year. However, we have planned a Virtual Pilgrimage with daily Masses and various reflections and devotions from 31 July- 4 August.. The full programme is on our Website. Please note that the Grotto Mass on Tuesday, 3 August will be celebrated here at St Vincent’s. You are welcome to attend any of the Masses either in person or on the Internet.

We will be filming at St Vincent’s at 6pm this Sunday for the Virtual Lourdes Pilgrimage. Anyone is welcome to join in praying a decade of the Rosary which will be incorporated into a Virtual Torchlight procession.

HOLY COMMUNION FOR THE SICK AND HOUSEBOUND: I have started taking Holy Communion to those whose names have been handed in. If you know of anyone who is unable to get to church and would like Holy Communion bringing to them at home please let me have their names and contact details.

SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION  is offered after Weekday Masses  in the sacristy or by appointment.

THANK YOU For your Offertory gifts Please place any offertory envelopes or offerings in the baskets at the church door or post through the presbytery letterbox;  thank you for your continued support of the parish in such difficult circumstances.

 (Diocese of Shrewsbury is a Registered Charity)