25Jun

When Mass resumes

I am yet to hear from diocesan authorities. So what follows is subject to change. However, assuming governmental guidelines of 30 worshippers at each Mass when it resumes, then I propose the following plan comes into effect for our congregation at St. Anselm’s.

Each Sunday a short Mass, with no congregational singing, will be celebrated at 8am, 9am, 10am, 11am and 6:30pm. My understanding is that the Sunday obligationwill remain suspended. We can therefore mop up any overspill at the Wednesday Mass which will move back to 7pm.

To ensure everyone gets an opportunity to worship the congregation will be divided into ‘pods’ of no more than 30 people. Pod A will gather at 8am on Sunday. Pod B at 9am and so on and so forth. People can join a pod (on a first come, first served basis) by contacting me via text, telephone or email (edwardtomlinson@rcaos.org.uk) or via the parish facebook page.

We will only move to a pod system for Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday Low Mass if numbers prove unmanageable.

Watch this space for further information, especially as the diocese might have a different scheme in mind. Until then let me know which Pod you wish to join and I shall make up provisional lists.

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2 thoughts on “When Mass resumes

    1. Thank you for this. However ours is a fairly small building and 30 is a sensible limit for us as it enables us to keep the recommended distance.

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