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Update for 19th July 2021

Dear sisters and brothers,

As society opens up on 19th July, Mass at St Martin de Porres Catholic Church, Luton remains at the times below, and we would ask that people continue to respect the safety measures laid out here:
 
- 6.30pm Vigil on Saturday
- 11am on Sunday
- 9.30am on Tuesday
- 6.30pm on Thursday
 
The church will be open for private prayer and Adoration each Saturday from 1pm to 2pm.
 
Confession is available by appointment. Please ring the Parish Office to arrange this.
 
There is still no obligation to attend Sunday Mass at the moment. For those of you able to join us for Mass there is a strong recommendation for all of us to continue to wear a face covering while inside the Church, both to limit the potential threat of the virus and out of courtesy for those who remain nervous in these times. Also, as the local area is still deemed ‘at risk’ we will maintain social distancing of one metre between each household.  All are welcome to attend, though space will remain limited due to these social distancing measures.  You may choose to come and attend outside or in your car, in which case the external speakers should enable you to follow the Mass adequately, and we will bring Holy Communion to you outside. The only thing that may stop our services happening is if we don’t have enough stewards. 
If you are nervous about attending in person then feel free to join us via Facebook or YouTube, the details of which you will find below or participate by praying through the readings of the Mass at home, which you’ll find on the newsletter elsewhere on this website.  In either of these ways you will be sharing in a spiritual communion with those of us who feel able to come together.  I will continue to offer Mass privately for the whole parish on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Masses will live streamed via:

- Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/StMartinsLuton/ Please note that you do not need to have the Facebook App or an account in order to view these videos, as our account is public.

- YouTube, either searching for ‘St Martin de Porres Catholic Church, Luton’ or clicking on St Martin de Porres Catholic Church, Luton – YouTube  Please subscribe to receive alerts for up and coming broadcasting of streamed Masses.

The Parish Office will only be open on Tuesdays and Fridays from 9.15am to 1.15pm as Elaine, our parish administrator, has to work reduced hours during the pandemic.  Please note that it is advisable to make any enquiries via phone or email.  She will still endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible, but replies may take longer than usual.  Please do not come to the presbytery office at the moment.

I will continue to keep you all in my prayers as we journey through these challenging times but let us also remember that Jesus’ love is more powerful than any disease, and that with St Paul we stand together as the family of God, praying for each other that we will continue to show our faith in action, working together for love and persevering through hope!!!  And in my role as Father, be assured that I carry you in my heart, and entrust us all to the ‘power’ of the Holy Spirit who brings us his hope and conviction, even in the most troubling of times.

With every blessing,

Simon

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