This Week's Mass Schedule
Please note that Masses at the cathedral have all now reverted to their original time, as per pre-COVID..
There will be recitation of the Holy Rosary before the Blessed Sacrament each Friday, after morning Mass, throughout the month of May.
Easing of Covid Restrictions
Wales is approximately two weeks behind England in easing restrictions. At the moment the Welsh Government has no plans to relax rules on social distancing, thus enabling us to increase capacity. Likewise, congregational singing is still not allowed, although this is currently being reinvestigated. We should hear something more regarding this after 7th May.
For further updates, please keep watching the newsletter which is published weekly on the Parish website.
Volunteer Stewards Needed
We are desperately in need of more Volunteer Stewards to adequately marshal ALL the areas of concern at the weekend Masses, particularly at the 5:30 and the 10:00 Masses. These areas of concern are the entrance/exit; the porch area; the side aisles, and the area in front of the Sanctuary.
Reminder to Stewards
Please ensure you arrive 30 minutes before the start of Mass so that queues forming at the entrance may be avoided. NB: Special attention should be paid to ensuring parishioners observe social distancing particularly when exiting after Mass. It has been noticed that people are still gathering in the porch area; the side aisles; and the area in front of the Sanctuary. Stewards, please be vigilant and when necessary, remind people of the rules and move them along.
A Reminder about Social Distancing
On the subject of social distancing, I would like to remind all parishioners of the need to maintain the safety protocols in place. Especially please note that there is to be no congregating in the porch either before or after Mass. If you have to waiting for transport, please wait outside. Please, aslo do not congregate or even stop to hold conversations in th centre of side-aisles, or in front of the Sanctuary. I would also like to remind people sitting in the side aisles, not to take a short-cut between the benches in the centre aisles when they going to Communion. Instead, please proceed to the Sanctuary down the side aisles. As long as COVID-19 is still very prevalent, it is vital that we do not “drop our guard”. We must all remain vigilant.
Holy Communion - Important Information and how to avoid Accidents
Please either unloop your face covering or lower it before you step forward to receive Holy Communion. Extend your arms/hands fully and consume immediately. Then replace your face covering.