St Mary Star of the Sea RC Primary School
On the advice of the Education Service of the Diocese of Arundel & Brighton the governing body of St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Primary School has agreed the following statement in order to clarify how its faith-based oversubscription criteria will be interpreted whilst churches are closed or attendance at church is not possible due to COVID19. This statement has been shared widely with local parishes in order to ensure that determinations made by parish priests concerning regular practice of the faith are being made on a consistent basis.
The suspension of the obligation to attend Sunday Mass was announced on 18th March 2020 by Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales. If a parent/carer attended Mass at a particular parish (or parishes) prior to 18th March 2020 then they will be considered to have attended Mass in that parish (or parishes) regularly since that time. This will remain the case until the Sunday obligation is reintroduced by the Bishops.
Fr Miceal will be available in the John Fisher Room to sign the SIF forms on Tuesday, 8th December at 3.15pm to 4.15pm and Thursday, 10th December from 6.30pm to 7.30pm.
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