Mount Argus Update – 9 August 2020
Masses at Mount Argus are at the usual times, except that there is no 9.00 am Mass on Saturday for the time being. The church remains open after the 10.00 am Mass (or 11.00 am Mass on Saturday and Sunday) until the evening Mass, but closes after the 8.00 am Sunday Mass until 10.30 am.
When you enter and leave the church, we ask you to use the hand sanitisers and to observe the one-way system of movement which is marked on the floor. We strongly encourage those at Mass to wear masks/ face coverings. We regret that for the present, the toilets are not available to visitors.
We are still encouraging you to phone the office to book to attend Mass; if you book, you are sure of getting in to the church for Mass. If you are able to come to Mass on a weekday rather than a Sunday, this will help those who are only free to come to Mass at the weekend. Nobody is obliged to come out to church for Mass at present.
There is Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament for Eucharistic Adoration at the High Altar every Wednesday and Friday from 4.00 to 6.00 pm.
We still need more volunteers for cleaning and stewarding. If you are between the ages of 18 and 70, with no underlying health concerns, and are able to help with cleaning and stewarding at Mount Argus, even for one hour per week, please contact us either by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by phoning the office (01 4992000).
The Government has decided not to change the numbers permitted indoors for the time being. This means that we will continue to observe the current safety measures. We do this for the protection of all who come to our church. We encourage you to continue to take the necessary precautions with social distancing, hand washing and so on. The pandemic is not over. The virus has not gone away. So let’s continue to have patience, to care for one another and to pray for one another.