Lenten Reflections on the Stations of the Cross
by Parishioners of Annunciation Church, Netley & St. Patrick’s Church, Woolston.
As we journey through the season of Lent please use these reflections to aid you on your journey towards Easter. We begin with Station One with the other stations following in regular intervals until Easter.
PUBLIC MASSES HAVE NOW RESUMED
Friday 12 February 2021
We still have to follow the social distancing rules which are a legal requirement and I once again ask you to follow what our lovely volunteer stewards are asking you to do in church and that there are to be no holy huddles in entrances/exits or in car parks.
REMEMBER HANDS, FACE, SPACE.
Due to the high number of funeral services/masses than is usual at this time of year due to Covid deaths, weekday masses may vary from week to week. Burying the dead must take priority at this time of pandemic.
If a Mass intention is scheduled on a day when there is no public mass, please be assured that I will be saying mass in private at a time that fits in with my schedule around funerals. Remember I am one priest looking after two parishes with a parish school, I can’t be in two or three places at once, yet, but you never know!
WEEK DAY MASS SCHEDULE
Week beginning 15th February
Tuesday 9.30am Annunciation Church, Netley (30 persons)
ASH WEDNESDAY MASSES
No booking, come on first come first seated basis
9.30am St Patrick’s, Woolston
7pm Annunciation Church, Netley
ONLINE MASS FOR ASH WEDNESDAY
Thursday 9.30am Annunciation Church, Netley (30 persons)
Friday, sorry NO MASS
6pm Saturday Vigil Mass St Patrick’s
9am Sunday Mass Annunciation Church, Netley with room for 30 persons with extra capacity if couples and families can sit together as a bubble.
11am Sunday Mass St Patrick’s
BOOKING a place at a weekend mass is preferable and can be done through the parish website
(or telephone during office hours if no internet)
If you miss the booking deadline you can just turn for Mass on a first come first served basis 10mins before Mass begins.
Approximately 1 in 3 people who have coronavirus have no symptoms and could be spreading it without realising it.
Remember - ‘Hands. Face. Space.’
Supporting our local Covid Vaccination Programme
The 8 front side car parking spaces of St Patrick’s Church (Portsmouth Road entrance car park) are not to be used by parishioners on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday from now on as I have given these 8 spaces over for the sole use of the medical staff administering the COVID Vaccinations from 8am – 6pm in the nearby St Peter’s Doctors Surgery Car Park (which means the medical staff have nowhere to park).
This is our way of helping the local community with the vaccination program and ensuring the medical staff can park easily and not be delayed in their vital work for want of parking. If you need disabled parking, please park in front of my car whilst Mass is taking place (room for two cars) on a Wednesday morning.
Everyone else to park in the Church Hall Car park at the rear of the Church (Porchester Road entrance) if coming to Mass on a Wednesday morning, which is the only flash point for parking out of those days the medical staff need parking.