Thu, August 06, 2020

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It was super to see an increased attendance at Holy Mass this weekend, we were at capacity for each of the 3 masses.  The restriction in numbers attending Mass means that many people will not be able to celebrate Sunday Eucharist - so it should be noted that the dispensation for attending Sunday Mass is still in effect for the foreseeable future.  In those circumstances, attendance at week-day Mass whilst not a substitute for Vigil / Sunday celebration has the merit of being a strong act of faith and spiritual commitment …. therefore, please consider coming to a Mass during the week instead of the weekend. 
We still have to maintain a record of anyone attending Mass, so we will be using an online event booking system, called EventBrite, to manage numbers and recording contact details for those attending each Sunday Mass.  Events will be posted here on Facebook each week which will allow you to reserve tickets for a particular Mass - links to book tickets for Masses on 1st and 2nd August are listed below.  There will also be a telephone (07455223654 or 01324 553250) and email ( based service for those who do not have Internet access.
There were a small number of no shows this weekend so if you find that you are unable to attend Sunday mass after booking, then we would be grateful if you could either cancel the booking or let us know so we can offer the place to someone else.  
Some information if you are not familiar with using Eventbrite:
  • There is an 'Event' for each of our 3 Sunday Masses
  • Only one person from each household needs to register 
  • Choose the Mass you would like to attend and Purchase a ticket (by selecting the REGISTER buttons)  - completing the question as to how many (if anybody) from same household will be attending with you
  • We will publish events each week for the weekend Masses - you will have to apply weekly for tickets for each Mass you wish to attend 
  • You will receive a confirmation email with a copy sent to the organiser who can then allocate particular seat(s) within the Church for your request 
There are a number of different processes to be followed, hand sanitising, social distancing and face coverings, so please come at least 15 minutes before the scheduled mass time
It is essential that you give a total of everyone from the same household attending Mass to allow us to prepare a seating plan for each of the Masses to ensure that we do not exceed our numbers and also maintain social distancing.
Please pass this information onto anyone you know, particularly those who do not have Internet access, so that they can call to Register or you could simply request a ticket on their behalf giving their name and contact details.
Look forward to continuing to welcome you to our Church for the celebration of Holy Mass in an environment which is both sacred and secure.
God Bless
Fr John

Your Clergy

Fr. John McInnes

(Monday is Fr. John’s day off. If you can’t contact him please leave a message on the answer machine and he’ll get back to you as soon as he can.)



If you have any questions or concerns around the protection of children or vulnerable adults, please contact our parish Safeguarding Coordinator Paul McLaren on 01324-563667



Contact Details:                                                         
St Bernadette's
323 Main Street
Phone:  01324-553250


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