THE National Lockdown and ST JOHN FISHER  update

Currently, we are permitted to continue our Masses at SJF with Covid restrictions in place. The seating configuration has been changed again, to allow for even more distance between worshippers. We are only permitting 3 parishioners per bench, unless a family /bubble are sitting together. In common with other Catholic churches in our Deanery, some of our weekday Masses will now be said privately. Please check the Newsletter Mass schedule for up to date information. All Mass intentions will be offered as usual, be that at the public Mass or when Mass is said in private.

The Holy Father has suspended the obligation to attend Mass during the pandemic, including Holy Days of Obligation. If you, or a member of your household are vulnerable, clinically compromised, or shielding, it is important that you do not come. It is also most important, that if you are unwell, even with a cough which you think may be a simple cold that you remain at home and get better before attending Mass again. Thank you for wearing a face covering, they are compulsory in our buildings at all times - even outside of the Mass.

Many people are naturally feeling anxious at the moment about the spread of Covid. But we have hope, with the roll out of the two new vaccines. Please pray at home for an end to the spread of the virus and for the safe distribution of the vaccine. Please also pray for all who are in hospital and those who are sick at home, who have tested positive, including members of the clergy across our Diocese.

May God bless you and your families at this time.

Fr Shaun



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  Parish Newsletter 

  Parish Registration Form 


 

NHS TRACK AND TRACE

For ease, when checking in, you can now scan the church QR code with your NHS mobile phone app.


 

 PLEASE WEAR YOUR FACE COVERING IN CHURCH

AND USE THE HAND SANITISER

 · Please observe the one way system and leave by the car park exit

 · Please only sit in a space where there is a tick 

 · Use seats in the middle of the bench first, this prevents blocking a row

 · Families who live together can sit on any unoccupied bench

CARDINAL VINCENT  has  recorded  a  message regarding the recent publication by the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA). You can see the video  response via our own web sites or  through  this link:  https://youtu.be/hTqxZzX9i84


Please read Cardinal's letter about Coronavirus restrictions.

Click on the following links for:

  Parish Newsletter 

  Masses currently celebrated from home

   Organ Donation: A brief guide for Catholics

  Free Resources for SJF Parishioners 

  Resourcing the lockdown - Diocese of Westminster


Donate

Your support matters more now than ever, particularly as the income from our Hall bookings stopped abruptly due to the lockdown.

There are various ways to contribute to the parish.

If you do online banking, the quickest and most direct way to donate is with a bank transfer. If you can, please also consider a monthly gift by Standing Order. Our account details and gift aid information are in the link: https://parish.rcdow.org.uk/Shepperton/donate

This page offers various ways to help us to keep on paying our bills.  You can also donate using Virgin Giving below.

Many thanks for  your help





About St John Fisher

St John Fisher Catholic Parish is a lively church which is 80 years old and seeks to witness the Gospel to the people of Shepperton and beyond. As you will see from the website we have a vibrant approach to parish life. “Prayer, Partnership, Pilgrimage, and  Panto” sums up what this parish is all about.

Prayer -  each day our parish brings the needs of Shepperton and the world to Mass. Holy Mass is at the centre of our parish life.

Partnership -  St John Fisher community endeavours to support our housebound and sick - with access to the Eucharist, regular visits, and where possible, lifts to church. This year we have undertaken a desire to provide particular support to CAFOD and its work with developing communities.

Pilgrimage -  – St John Fisher parishioners are at the organisational centre of the yearly Westminster Diocese Pilgrimage to Lourdes. As a result, we see ourselves as a pilgrim people, caring for each other.

Panto -  Every year the youth group of the parish plan and perform a unique Pantomime to entertain parishioners and to raise money to support their annual Pilgrimage to Lourdes.
Stay a minute, enjoy our website, and please pray for our parish.