2nd August 2020
18th Sunday of Ordinary Time (Year A)

Dear Parishioners and Friends,

I hope this note finds you keeping well and safe. It is nice to see the sunshine once again. Hopefully this will last for a while now.

As I write this message, the Government have just announced another lockdown for our area of Kirklees. Further restrictions are now in place about what we can and cannot do.

Having taken advice, I am informed that we are still able to keep our churches open. However, it does mean that from the 8th August, everybody who now comes to church must wear a facemask. This is in addition to whatever regimes we already have in place in church.

Whenever further information comes in I will keep you fully informed. As yet, this does not have any bearing upon baptisms, weddings and funerals in church, other than the wearing of facemasks requirement. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask me.

Let us do whatever we can to keep ourselves and each other as safe as possible. These are worrying times, so it is incumbent upon us all to do everything possible to ensure our safety. If you have any underlying health conditions, may I politely and gently ask you to think twice before you decide to come to church? Please let your health and safety be your first priority. As you know, at the moment, you are not obliged to come to church on a Sunday. The obligation has been temporarily lifted, precisely in order to keep everyone as safe as possible.

In the meantime take good care and keep as safe as possible. God bless.

Fr Eamonn