The summer Mass schedule will continue to operate through July. Weekday Masses are at 9:15 on Monday, Wednesday & Friday. Please consult the weekly newsletter and/or the parish webpage for possible changes. All new requests for Mass Intentions will be carried forward till Canon Benedict’s return from annual leave..
In Case of Emergency
During Canon Benedict’s absence, Canon Paul Watson and Rev. Robert Davies of St. David’s Priory, Swansea, will be providing emergency cover for the cathedral. They may be contacted on telephone number: (01792) 653343
Children at Mass
People trying to follow the Mass on the live-stream are complaining that the Priest’s voice is frequently “drowned-out” by the sound of noisy children, to the point that they can’t follow the Mass. Please, when your child creates a disturbance and can’t be quietened, always take them into the porch. Thank you for your understanding and co-operation.
Easing of Covid Restrictions
Please be aware that although England has removed COVID-19 restrictions, the same is not true of Wales where no restrictions will be relaxed or removed until at least 7th August. The latest regulations for places of worship in Wales, now allow singing, albeit softly, provided masks continue to be worn but there’s been no change relating to social distancing. We would, therefore, remind you of the necessity to continue to adhere to current protocol. Any changes to the regulations will be announced in the newsletter and on the Parish website so keep looking online.
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.
Stewards planning Holiday Vacations
If you are going away on holiday, please could you kindly ensure that you arrange for someone to cover your duty whilst you are away. Thank you!
A Reminder about 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, also do not congregate or even stop to hold conversations in the 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.
PLEASE REMEMBER TO KEEP CANON BENEDICT IN YOUR PRAYERS WHILST HE IS AWAY ON ANNUAL LEAVE.
WE WISH HIM A RELAXING HOLIDAY AND LOOK FORWARD TO HIS SAFE RETURN TO THE PARISH.