Saturday, 9 January 2021

Masses this Sunday


At the moment churches in England may remain open for communal worship during this latest lockdown. You may have heard of some churches closing for public worship; this is because they may not be able to provide all the provisions to open in a Covid secure way or because priests are not available because they are shielding or self-isolating, for example. 

Here at St Catherine's our Sunday 11.30am Mass remains suspended because there were so few people attending and there remains plenty of space at our other two Masses to accommodate those who feel are able to assist at Mass at the moment. The situation seems to be changing very quickly, so it is possible this may change. May our prayers for a swift end to these most difficult times be answered very soon. 

As ever, God is good and through the intelligence God has endowed us with, we now have the vaccines rolling out. But also as ever, the Lord expects us to do our part in a spirit of faith, duty and hope.

Can I emphasis the importance of keeping to the restrictions when attending Mass, before, during and after. Doing so carefully and methodically will help to keep us all safe.

Here in the Archdiocese of Liverpool, Archbishop Malcolm is presently leaving such decisions to local parishes. That being so, public Mass will continue this week at St Catherine's. 

His Grace, Vincent Nichols, the Archbishop of Westminster has stated:

"Our churches are open for prayer and communal worship during the current lockdown. They are safe and offer essential support to the poorest. They provide a safe and peaceful place in a time of anxiety & fear.

Our procedures are of a high standard & give security to those who attend. Local decisions will be made wisely about how to respond to a fast changing situation in maintaining these standards. People will make their own mature decisions about whether to come to our churches."

Masses this Sunday 
the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord at




Monday 9.30am
Tuesday 12 noon (EF)
Wednesday 9.30am
Thursday 7pm Novena & Benediction
Friday 9.30am
Saturday 12 noon (EF) 
Confessions between 11.30am & 11.50am

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