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Updated Mass Times (10th January)

Broadcasts of Masses and Church opening Times for the week ahead – updated on 10th January.

Our parish will broadcast Mass every day and, in addition, one of our churches will be open for an hour of private prayer. It is not advisable that we meet as a congregation, both arriving and leaving together. However, with staggered arrivals and departures, there is greater scope for keeping safe during a Holy Hour. If you choose to come to the church, please make sure that you follow all the necessary precautions. 

Please note there is no Vespers this evening, 10th January.

Monday 11th January:

Mass at 9:30am, Holy hour at 10:00am.

Tuesday 12th January: 

Mass at 9:30am, Holy hour at 2:00pm.

Wednesday 13th January (St Hilary): 

Mass at 9:30am, Holy Hour at Narberth 5:00pm.

Thursday 14th January: 

Mass at 9:30am, Holy Hour at 10:00am.

Friday 15th January:

Holy Hour at 5:00pm, Mass at 6:00pm. 

Saturday 16th January: 

Mass 12:00noon, Holy Hour and confessions 1:00pm.

Sunday 17th January (2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time):

Mass at 10:00am.

Vespers at 7:00pm.

New Year’s Eve Prayer Vigil.

 

As 2020 becomes 2021, so the parish is hosting a prayer vigil led by Fr Matt. 

From 7pm – 9pm the vigil will include two talks, time for private prayer, the singing of the Te Deum and Benediction. 

Participants may watch the proceedings on-line using our YouTube channel, or may come to the church in person– so long as social distancing is maintained. You may choose to participate in the whole event, or any part of it. As an outline approximate timings are:

7:00pm – Talk 1.

7:30pm – Exposition.

8:00pm – Talk 2.

8:45pm – Singing the Te Deum and Benediction.

(The ‘Te Deum’ is an ancient hymn of praise and is sung on various days of the year; including all solemnities, at the ordination of a bishop, the election of a Pope and the final day of the year. In the latter case, a plenary indulgence may be obtained when sung publically. A metrical version, often sung in English, is the hymn ‘Holy God we Praise Thy Name’)

Church Opening Update (27th December)

Broadcasts of Masses and Church opening Times for the week ahead – updated on 27th December.

Our parish will broadcast Mass every day and, in addition, one of our churches will be open regularly for a Holy Hour. It is not advisable that we meet as a congregation, both arriving and leaving together; however, with staggered arrivals and departures, there is a greater scope for keeping safe with times if private prayer. If you choose to come to the church, please make sure that you follow all the necessary precautions.

Monday 28th December: Mass at 9:30am (Holy Innocents), Holy hour at 10:15am.

Tuesday 29th December: Mass at 9:30am (St Thomas Beckett), Holy Hour at 2:00pm.

Wednesday 30th December: Mass at 9:30am, Holy Hour at Narberth 5:00pm.

Thursday 31st December: Mass at 9:30am (St Sylvester), Holy Hour – see below.

Friday 1st January: Mass at 12:00noon (Mary, Mother of God).

Saturday 2nd January: 12:00noon (St Basil the Great and St Gregory Nazianzen), Holy Hour 1:00pm.

Sunday 3rd January: 10:00am (2nd Sunday of Christmas), Vespers 7:00pm.

On New Year’s Eve we are planning an evening meditation – more information will follow soon. Please check back here for updates.

CHRISTMAS MASS TIME CHANGES

In the light of the current Tier 4 restrictions in Wales, please read this carefully. 

The advice of Welsh Government is to stay at home. 

The legislation states: 

“When Alert Level 4 restrictions apply to an area: 

  – There is an overarching requirement to stay at home if you live in the area and not to travel to the area if you live outside; 

 – most premises ordinarily open to the public are required to be closed.” 

 (The Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (No. 5) (Wales) Regulations 2020.  Explanatory Note).

The regulations are more relaxed for Christmas Day. 

It is possible to have public Masses for Christmas. However, attendance at these should be assessed as to whether you think it is absolutely necessary for you to attend: the threat of Coronvirus will still be there, and there is no obligation to attend a Mass.

In order to facilitate those who wish to stay at home, a Christmas Vigil Mass will be broadcast on our parish YouTube page at 6pm on 24th December. All other Christmas Eve Masses are now cancelled. The link to watch the on-line Mass is here: http://m.youtube.com/user/LIFBB

At Narberth: the 6pm Vigil Mass is now cancelled. All those who have pre-booked a seat at 6pm, have automatically been given a new seat at the 11:00am Christmas Day Mass. No further seating is available. 

At Haverfordwest: the 5pm and 9pm Vigil Masses are now cancelled. Anyone who was previously booked for these times, and who still wishes to attend a Mass, may re-book a seat for Christmas Day. There are still spaces available at the Midnight Mass, 9:00am Mass and 11:00am Mass. To re-book a new seat please call Ann Barnes on the number given below.  If you are already booked for a Christmas Day Mass, your booking will continue unaffected. If you have already booked a seat, but have decided it is too risky to attend, then please cancel your booking.  

Calls to Ann Barnes must be made on Tuesday 22nd December between 3:00pm and 5:00pm. Her number is 01437 765365. Please do not call outside of these hours.