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IMPORTANT NOTICE

Welcome to the Parish of the Good Shepherd.

LOCKDOWN ‘3’

Our churches are now closed. Please see the letter below.

Thank you for your patience and understanding. The link below takes to the latest Government guidance … Fr M

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/949536/NationalLockdownGuidance.pdf?fbclid=IwAR1_sKpvrE8TMFCnAL7LERIfL5d87jXo5z-Alu5z8OieaQzwg76VJfmDzTk


Face coverings remain mandatory in Places of Worship. All those who are attending churches must wear a face covering unless they are exempt from doing so. This is for the good of all who gather in the Church for Mass as it is an enclosed public space where there are people from differ- ing households who they do not normally meet.


Holy Communion, for those who wish to receive it, will be given AFTER Mass. Please come forward as directed. Im- mediately after you have received
Holy Communion, please leave the church, following the “one way system”. You cannot receive Holy Communion whilst wearing gloves.

If you come to Mass, it will be on a “first come, first served” basis. Once the capacity number has been reached, the stewards will stop anyone else from entering the church. Again, this is for your safety and for everyone else. PLEASE RESPECT THE GUIDANCE OF THE STEWARDS.


Spiritual Communion : My Jesus, really present in the sacrament of the altar. Since I cannot now receive thee under the sacramental veil, come at least spiritually into my soul, through the immaculate heart of thy Most Holy Mother and abide with me forever. Thou in me and I in thee, in time and in eternity, in Mary.

Some other things to keep in mind if you are coming to Mass:
• The Sunday Obligation remains suspended at this time and I encourage people to attend during the week.
• Seating capacity in our churches: St Thomas’ 30 persons & Holy Redeemer 31.
• Children’s Liturgies will not be offered for the time being.
• Please do not come to Mass if you are isolating or showing any symptoms of illness.
• If you have attended Mass during the week, please be generous in allowing space for others to attend at the weekend.
• Please do not reserve seats in church for friends.
• Our Halls remained closed.
• The toilets remain closed.
Above all, PLEASE BE PATIENT. It is a difficult and strange situation, but we want to do the best we can to ena- ble you to be at Holy Mass again. So, be kind to each other, be sensible and be good!

ADVICE REGARDING SACRAMENTS
All Sacraments may now be celebrated in accordance with Government Guidelines. Please contact the parish Office, on 01424 420815 or email stleonards@abdiocese.org.uk should you require any information regarding Baptisms, First Holy Communion, Confirmation, Reconciliation, Marriage, Funerals or Anointing. Please remember that

Holy Mass will be celebrated daily please see our latest newsletter page for the up to date schedule.

Our Parish is a community of faith. We believe in the love and forgiveness of God and spread the ‘Good News’ among those we meet. Our churches , are in the Diocese of Arundel & Brighton.

We serve the Catholic community of St Leonards & Hollington and are part of the Diocese of Arundel & Brighton and the Deanery of St Leonards.

Our Churches are St Thomas of Canterbury & English Martyrs, Magdalen Road, St Leonards on Sea, TN37 6ET & Holy Redeemer, Upper Church Road, St Leonards on Sea, TN37 7AS.

Our Parish Priest is Fr Míċeál Beatty and has been with us since October 2017.

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