I remind all parishioners, that during this time, the Archbishop has granted all Catholics a dispensation from the Sunday obligation of attending Mass (see Catholic Catechism #2180 & #2181. The Catechism specifically provides that the faithful are obliged in our Sunday obligation, unless excused “for a serious reason (for example illness, the care of infants) or dispensed by their own pastor”).

At this time, we as Individuals are asked to consider our own health, both our potential to infect others and our susceptibility to infection. We should avoid any unnecessary group gatherings as far as possible, and conduct ourselves in strict accordance with the advice of the Government and Health Authorities.

Rev Fr Tom Stevens