Links for next weeks Sunday Masses.
“If you are including any child under 12 years of age in your booking please use a Child ticket. This will better help us understand demand and how to configure the church in line with the safety guidelines for safe worship.”
At the moment we are not be implementing bookings for Daily 9.30am Mass Monday-Saturday. Masses will be available on a first come first served basis but the situation will be monitored and if demand exceeds 50 at these Masses then a booking system might have to be implemented. All the other rules that we previously observed will still be in force – taking names for track & trace, cleaning pews etc. after Mass, wearing face masks, no singing, no sign of peace, reducing the time spent in church, etc. We must follow all the same precautions that we were following last year, although hopefully the situation will continue to improve and these will be gradually lifted.
The CPO Scottish Parliament Election resource was launched at the weekend and is now live. It can be accessed by using this link: Scottish Parliament Election 2021 – Catholic Parliamentary Office (rcpolitics.org)
PRAYER FOR SPIRITUAL COMMUNION
I believe you are present in this Holy Sacrament of the altar.
I love you above all things and I passionately desire to receive you into my soul.
Since I cannot now receive you sacramentally, come spiritually into my soul so that I may unite myself wholly to you now and forever. Amen
YEAR OF ST JOSEPH.
With the Apostolic Letter “Patris corde” (“With a Father’s Heart”), Pope Francis recalls the 150th anniversary of the declaration of Saint Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church. To mark the occasion, the Holy Father has proclaimed a “Year of Saint Joseph” from 8 December 2020 to 8 December 2021. To celebrate this a special prayer to St Joseph will be recited after each Mass. You are encouraged to join in with the prayer above
Thankyou for all your generosity to Holy Cross over the past year. Please continue to remember us. This is a link for donating direct to Holy Cross Parish. Holy Cross Parish
If you are a UK tax payer you can help Holy Cross parish by Gift Aiding any donation or offering you make. Gift Aid allows the church to claim an additional 25p for every £1 that you give at no cost to you. In the difficulties caused by the pandemic it is important that any donations or offerings should provide the maximum financial benefit for the church.
There are three main ways that you can use Gift Aid in conjunction with your donations or offerings:-
1. If you make a regular donation or offering you can arrange Standing Order to make that regular donation or offering direct from your bank. A Gift Aid Declaration and Standing Order Form can be obtained by emailing.
2. You can ask to have a book of weekly and special collection envelopes along with a Gift Aid Declaration. Please provide your details to a Passkeeper and arrangements will be made to provide you with the book of envelopes.
3. Those who do not make regular donations or offerings; or those making a one off donation can now make a Gift Aid Declaration. Envelopes for your offering, 2021, with a Gift Aid Declaration Envelopes are available church and if unable to pick up can be sent to you. Please contact Parish.