Bishops Message

A Message from our Bishops about resumption of public worship in England

 

Our lives have been changed by the experience of the pandemic and it is clear that we cannot simply return to how things were before lockdown. We remain centred on the Lord Jesus and His command at the Last Supper to “do this in memory of me.” We must now rebuild what it means to be Eucharistic communities, holding fast to all that we hold dear, while at the same time exploring creative ways to meet changed circumstances.

 

Please be aware that there will be a limit on the number of people who can attend Mass in our churches. This will determined locally in accordance with social distancing requirements. We therefore need to reflect carefully on how and when we might be able to attend Mass. We cannot return immediately to our customary practices. This next step is not, in any sense, a moment when we are going ‘back to normal’.

 

We ask every Catholic to think carefully about how and when they will return to Mass. Our priests may need to consider whether it is possible to celebrate additional Masses at the weekends. Given there is no Sunday obligation, we ask you to consider the possibility of attending Mass on a weekday. This will ease the pressure of numbers for Sunday celebrations and allow a gradual return to the Eucharist for more people.

 

When we return to Mass there will some differences in how the celebration takes place. For the time being, there will be no congregational singing and Mass will be shorter than usual. None of this detracts from the centrality of our encounter with the Risen Christ in the Eucharist. We ask everyone to respect and follow the guidance that will be issued and the instructions in each church.

 

The full version of the Bishop’s Letter link

https://www.cbcew.org.uk/archbishops-letter-on-resumption-of-collective-worship/

Before churches can re-open, there are some important preparations that will need to be made. In order to be ready, Parish Priests supported by parish core teams and principle collaborators need to ensure the fundamentals of infection control are in place.

It is important that those who volunteer to steward or clean, are not  from those instructed to shield themselves nor, as a general rule, from groups considered more vulnerable to coronavirus. 

If you are willing to help, please complete  the attached questionnaire and send to jodie.ripley@btinternet.com

During this challenging time, where we are unable to attend Mass together,the Diocese has launched an online ‘Parish offertory support campaign’ so that parishioners can still make their offertory donation if they wish. 

You can give your offertory HERE

The money will come in centrally and then be sent to the Parishes accordingly. It is therefore very important that when making your donation in this manner you name your Parish, Priest or area

The Diocese thank as well those who give by standing order

Food Bank Urgent

Our parish is re-opened

for Masses.

Make a Reservation for Mass

To Reserve Spaces at Mass please click on the appropriate link below

Our Lady of Lourdes – Haslemere

Sunday – 11am

Tuesday & Thursday – 10 am

Reserve Our Lady of Lourdes HERE

St. Anselm – Hindhead

Saturday – 6 pm

Reserve St Anselm HERE

St. Teresa – Chiddingfold

Sunday – 9 am

Reserve St Teresa HERE

Booking preferably online via the links above or by phone ( you have to speak directly to Father Irek) do not leave messages.

Attention!

  • Personal face coverings must be worn at  Haslemere and Hindhead.

  • Sanitiser will be provided for use entering and leaving the church.

  • Do not attend if you show any symptoms of sickness.

  • Toilets & parish hall will not be open.

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Welcome

“Love one another, as I have loved you” (John 15:12)

 

A very warm welcome to our parish website for the Catholic parish of Haslemere, Hindhead and Chiddingfold.​

The parish consists of three churches, Our Lady of Lourdes in Haslemere, St.Anselms in Hindhead and St. Teresa of Avila in Chiddingfold. In addition to these three churches serving the parish, masses are also celebrated at the Holy Cross Hospital Chapel in Haslemere.

 

Although the parish covers quite a wide geographical area with three churches, there is a strong unity of purpose and spirit of mutual support within the parish, with many opportunities for spiritual development and events of a more social nature for everyone to come together, creating a dynamic outward looking parish.

 

We extend a warm welcome to all who wish to join us in both our services and our social and outreach activities.

 

We greatly value opportunities to build on our relationship with other Christian Churches, local organisations and the wider community of which we are a part.

 

As a Roman Catholic Parish of approximately 400 parishioners, we form part of the Deanery of Guildford, the Diocese of Arundel and Brighton and the Universal Church under the leadership of Pope Francis with Father Ireneusz Stadler as Parish Priest.

This is a very difficult time for everyone but especially for those whoes financial situation makes the purchase of food challenging in calmer times let alone during the current crisis. Many people are now shopping from home rather than going to the supermarkets so are not able to drop off food for those in, at the moment, quite desperate need. What would really help is if parishioners were able to donate items directly to Tesco and Waitrose collection points or the Methodist Church (between 9am and 12.00 on Wednesday and Friday) if you shop by other means.

 

The needs at a specific time are regularly listed and updated on the Parish website but with the general difficulty finding items at the moment anything you can spare would be most welcome.

Thank you for the wonderful support you five to the Haslemere Food Bank, without your generosity many would go hungry, especially at this time

Mass Available Online 

Church Services TV was established to stream services over the internet helping parishes and other religious organisations stream Mass & Other services  HERE

 

Worthing – St Mary of the Angels

Fr Terry Martin  HERE

 

Woking – St. Dunstan’s Church

Fr Peter Andrews  HERE

Haslemere - Holy Cross

Fr David Murphy  HERE

Parish Newsletter

Weekly Bulletin with news HERE

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Children's "Look" Sheet      HERE 

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Mass Timings   UPDATED

Find the many times during the week that Mass is offered, HERE

Parish Pastoral Council

Structure, Contacts, Reports HERE

Upcoming Events

Find out more about what is happening in the Parish HERE

 

Today's Readings

“Journey through the pattern of daily prayer of the Church."   HERE

Daily Reflection

More information HERE

Baptisms, Funerals & Marriages

More information HERE

Food Bank Update

More information HERE

                                HERE

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Young People

Following on from Baptism, the nurturing and development of our young children on their spiritual journey is very important to us.

In support of this, in each of the three parish churches children of school age may take part in their own liturgy during Mass.

 

“Young people are the church of today and the hope of tomorrow” (Pope John Paul II)

Prayer From Pope Frances

O Mary,

you shine continuously on our journey as a sign of salvation and hope.

We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick.

At the foot of the Cross you participated in Jesus’ pain with steadfast faith.

You, Salvation of the Roman People, know what we need.

We are certain that you will provide, so that, as you did at Cana of Galilee,

joy and feasting might return after this moment of trial.

Help us, Mother of Divine Love,

to conform ourselves to the Father’s will

and to do what Jesus tells us:

He who took our sufferings upon Himself, and bore our sorrows to bring us,

through the Cross, to the joy of the Resurrection. Amen.

We seek refuge under your protection, O Holy Mother of God.

Do not despise our pleas–we who are put to the test–and deliver us from every danger,

O glorious and blessed Virgin.