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Interested in the Catholic Church?

Our Lady and St Thomas Catholic Church, Ilkeston is going to begin running an introduction to Catholic Christianity for adults.  The sessions are appropriate for those who wish to enter the Church (RCIA) and those who are exploring faith. Whether you are baptised, non-baptised, a member of another Christian or faith community, or a Catholic who has just been away for a while and just wants a refresher you would be warmly welcomed.  We will be l exploring all aspects of faith such as: Is there a God?  Who is Jesus?  What do Catholics believe and why?  What is the Church?  How do we pray?  How do we know what is right and wrong? And there will be plenty of time for questions. We will meet every 1st Saturday of the month in the church hall (just behind the church, off Regent Street) beginning on the 4th September at 4:30 pm, and every subsequent month at the same time and place. 

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Update for 7th August and

Covid 19: Step 4

WHAT WE ARE DOING

Online and telephone bookings continue to be necessary to guarantee a place at weekend services.

 You can register and book by following this link  https://massbooking.uk/users/register.php

THE FOLLOWING MUST BE ADHERED TO:

  1. COVID update - We will be making some changes to the booking and seating arrangements for the parishes as the lock-down restrictions ease. From next weekend 14/15 August booking will continue to be necessary for weekend masses. This is a requirement for track & trace. However, the capacity for each parish has been adjusted as follows: Our Lady and St Thomas will have a maximum capacity of 150. St Johns will have a maximum capacity of 100. There is no allocated seating. The following also apply:

  2. Masks are to be worn

  3. Hand gel is to be used on entering and leaving the church.

  4. The Holy Water Stoops will continue to be empty. (Holy Water is available to take home)

  5. Social distancing is to be maintained as best as possible, which means spreading out across the church rather than huddling in the back.

  6. The pews need be washed down after Mass.

  7. There is to be no physical sign of the peace.

  8. The Sacrament will be received in one kind only.

  9. The churches are to continue to be as well ventilated as possible.

Yours in Christ,

Fr. Andrew

Prayer for the Year of St Joseph

Hail, Guardian

of the Redeemer,

Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

To you God entrusted

his only Son;

in you

Mary placed her trust;

with you

Christ became man.

Blessed Joseph,

to us too,

show yourself a father

and guide us

on the path of life.

Obtain for us grace,

mercy and courage,

and defend us 

from every evil.

Amen.

Our Lady and
St Thomas of Hereford
Ilkeston
Our Lady of Grace - Ilkeston
Our Lady of Grace - Ilkeston

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