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Restrictions brought in halt the spread of Covid-19 will today be scrapped in churches throughout England and Wales after nearly two years.

The wearing of masks inside churches will be optional rather than compulsory and there will be no social distancing.

The use of shared hymn books will be resumed, the sign of peace may be reintroduced and holy water stoups filled up again.

On Ash Wednesday, which falls on March 2, priests will be able to administer ashes with their thumbs instead of a cotton bud.

Bishops and priests will no longer use cotton buds for anointing during the Sacrament of Confirmation and the Sacrament of the Sick.

(Catholic Herald January 27th 2022, Simon Caldwell)

Christmas Mass Times

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St Mary and St Ethelburga, Linton Road

On Christmas Eve there will be two Masses: 7pm (English) and 10pm (Latin, Missa Cantata, Old Rite).

On Christmas Day there will be three Masses: 9am (English Mass at Dawn), 10:30am (Latin – English Readings for Mass in the Day), and 12noon (Latin, Low Mass, Old Rite).

St Erconwald, Ilford Lane

Christmas Day at 9:30am.

Extraordinary Form Mass Intentions this week

27SundayFifth Sunday after PentecostPriests (Int)
28MondayVigil of Saints Peter and PaulM. O’Connell (RIP)
29TuesdaySs Peter and Paul, ApostlesR. Mozzi (RIP)
30WednesdayCommemoration of St. Paul, ApostlePrivate (CP)
July 2021 
1ThursdayThe Most Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus ChristM. O’Connell (RIP)
2FridayVisitation of the Blessed Virgin MaryLapsed Children
3SaturdaySt. Irenaeus, Bishop & MartyrM. O’Connell (RIP)
4SundaySixth Sunday after PentecostFr Robert Copsey (Int)
4SundaySt Margaret’s Convent Chapel Canning TownPamela Vaughan (Int)