"Jesus has risen! He is not here.”
A Message from Fr John
Wishing you and your families every blessing for the Easter Season
I hope you are having a wonderful Easter, as we continue to be cautious and slower begin to move forward with the renewed hope and joy of the Resurrection. It feels strange not being able to sing out with great joy the Easter word ‘Alleluia’ – Our Alleluias may seem muffled by our face coverings when we are in church but never muffled in our hearts and prayers.
We are now able again to celebrate our Saturday evening Mass at 6.30pm and our Sunday Morning Mass at 10am and online from church. If you feel able to come to church you are very welcome, there is no need to book a place. Everyone is welcome to our celebrations in church or online from home. If you need to speak with myself or Deacon Huw, please call me on either 01440 704142 or Deacon Huw on 07399 163718. If you need to contact one of us, please do so.
Our weekday Masses, for now, will remain online only.
All our Masses continue to be available on our live stream on YouTube. The link for our YouTube channel where you can find our live streamed Masses is
This is currently being live streamed using my mobile phone. We have a quote for a permanent system to be installed into our church which would be more secure and provide better quality of sound and picture for all celebrating with us and also could be available outside of normal published Mass times. For this to be installed we need to upgrade the current internet and broadband connection to the church and have the system installed. This will cost in the region of £7000. Any donations are welcome to enable this to take place during the coming months.
Anyone who has previously or wishes to do so now, to be a steward for any of our Masses please speak to Fr John or Deacon Huw or Michael Bradshaw as soon as you feel able to do so. I wish to thank all our stewards for their service and commitment and for keeping us all safe while we are in and around the church for our celebration of Mass.
Please keep everyone in our parish family, our local communities, across our country and world; your family and friends very much in your prayers at this time, as I will also. Please keep safe over the days and weeks to come and continue to keep an eye out for anyone who is struggling or needs help and support as we continue our journey together through the challenges of the pandemic.
In the meantime, let us pray for everyone in our parish family, in our wider community, for our families and friends, we especially keep our NHS and their dedicated hard-working staff in our prayers.
Wishing you and your families every blessing and prayers for Easter, keep safe.
Fr John and Deacon Huw
SUPPORTING OUR PARISH
Your weekly offering to the church is essential to our parish and we are truly grateful for your generous giving over the years.
Over the last months the parish income has dropped by about 50%.
There are collection plates by the doors for your weekly offering to the parish when you attend Mass as there is not a collection during Mass at present.
It would help if you could set up a standing order for your regular payment. You can also make single payments through your bank.
The parish bank details are:
Account name: ST FELIX CATHOLIC CHURCH
Sort code: 60-10-21
Account number: 90018850
Reference: ‘Your name’ [If you Gift-Aid your donations to the church add GA]
Your monthly donation to the Church Building Fund can be dealt with in the same way
With thanks and every blessing and prayers. Fr John and our Parish Finance Committee