Notices

With the relaxation of the current lockdown, we shall return to the pattern we had previously.  From Sunday 6th December there  will be an 8am said Mass, 9am Mass (in the Extraordinary Form), 10.30am Solemn Mass with the choir, Midday said Mass and two further said Masses at 4pm and 7pm. 

 

Starting from Monday 7th December on weekdays Masses will be celebrated at 12.30pm and 6pm Monday to Friday and at 10am and 6pm (Vigil of Sunday) on Saturdays.  Saturday’s Holy Hour from 4.45-5.45pm will resume on 12th December.

 

We are hoping to open the church on Sundays from 7.30am through till after the 7pm Mass and on weekdays from Midday till after the 6pm Mass. In order to do so we are relying on those able to give time as STEWARDS. If you can, please sign up for an hour or more – keeping the church doors open is greatly valued by many.

 

The external Crib is an important part of our witness to the meaning of Christmas: volunteers are needed to help with its construction from 9.30am on Saturday 12th December – please let he parish office know if you can help..

 

There have been many enquiries about service times over Christmas. Until we have clearer guidelines from the government about what is going to be permissible (public singing and numbers) we cannot plan. Hopefully the situation will be clarified in the next few days.

 

Please pray for Christopher Oddy & Jay O’Hanlon who are to be married here on Saturday 5th December – with all the uncertainties of past weeks they have not had an easy time and we wish them well.

 

In addition to the Sunday 10.30am Solemn Mass which can  be viewed on our YouTube site, we are now streaming the 6pm said Mass  each evening Monday to Saturday (using the same YouTube address)

 

At present, CONFESSIONS  are heard only on request: please feel free to ring the bell at the rectory at any (reasonable!) time and ask for a priest..

 

Copies of a Novena to Carlo Acutis  (the recently beatified 15 year old) can be found at the back of church – let’s seek his intercession and, hopefully, speed his canonisation as a role model for our teenagers.

 

You are asked to leave a Red Sheet on the seat you have used so that it can be sanitised for the next user. If you have a smart phone you will find a QR bar code near the doors  which can be scanned and connects to the NHS app tracking & tracing Covid-19. If you do not have the app you can continue to leave details on the back of a red sheet.

 

If you can help the parish either by a one-off donation or by a commitment to regular giving, it would be greatly appreciated. More information from the parish office or use the bank details as set out below:-

 

                            HSBC  69 Pall Mall,  London SW1Y 5EY

                         Sort code: 40-05-20   Account no: 91094394

                                           WRCDT Spanish Place

                  

 

We are continuing to stream a Solemn Mass with the choir each Sunday at 10.30am. The link for the streaming is:-

   

               https://www.youtube.com/c/StJamessSpanishPlace

 

An Advent prayer to Christ the Lord:  “O Christ ,whose birth in the flesh brought about the fulfilment of the Law, grant us the perfection of holiness. You who at your first coming redeemed the world, preserve from loss the souls of the redeemed when you come again as our Judge. O Lord, on whose face every believer longs to gaze, grant that when your humanity is made plain for all to see, the vision of your Godhead may bring us safely to heaven to contemplate your glorified body in the presence of the divine majesty. Amen.”