Masses shown with times given are public Masses,
others are private Masses with no congregation.
Help Keep Our Churches COVID Safe Environments
Keep Social Distancing
Use hand gel on entering and leaving the church
Wear face masks - these must cover both the mouth and nose. Please put these on before entering the church. Some adults are exempt as are children under 11.
Live Streaming of Mass from St. Mary’s: Sunday at 9.30 am
Sunday Mass is live streamed from St Mary’s, Barnstaple at 9:30am. This can be found on the Barnstaple Parish Facebook Page.
Additional Stewards needed
If you would be happy to volunteer as an additional steward at the 6.30pm Sunday Masses, please contact Claire in the parish office Thank you.
I would like to thank all those who helped to prepare the churches for our Celebration of Holy Week and Easter and who helped ensure everything ran smoothly: the stewards, flower arrangers, ministers, cleaners, and our parish secretary, Claire, who had to deal with all the bookings and seating arrangements. Especially at the moment we would not have been able to celebrate these services without so much assistance. Canon Peter
CAFOD Campaign: “Reclaim our Common Home”
From CAFOD: “As host of two major international meetings, the G7 and UN climate talks, Britain is in a unique position to show global leadership to tackle poverty , inequality and climate change. As citizens we need to ensure that the Prime Minister does not miss this opportunity. It is critical that politicians put the poorest communities at the heart of the decisions they make as we rebuild from the pandemic and tackle the climate crisis. At CAFOD we know that change happens when enough of us come together to take action and raise our collective voices - your voices and action matter!”
You can sign the CAFOD petition to the Prime Minister either online (www.cafod.org.uk/reclaim) or using one of the petition cards available in the narthex.
Gift Aid Envelopes
Gift Aid envelopes are now available to pick up from the table in the Narthex.
For those tax payers interested in registering as Gift Aiders, please speak to the parish office.
Plymouth Diocese: Youth Ministry
Social Justice talks (Your Faith in Action)
Monday 26th April 7.30 -9.00 by ZOOM
We are pleased that CAFOD will join us to talk about their Reclaim our Common Home campaign. We will have a chance to explore what is the G7 Summit? How does it impact on our lives? Why does it matter to the everyday person? What can you do? This talk is aimed at young people aged 12 -25 For Zoom log in please email email@example.com
Pentecost; Drama, Dance and singing workshops
21st, 28th April and 5th, 12th May 7.00 – 8.15 by ZOOM
Continuing with the popular drama and dance workshops Youth Events will be running on themed on Pentecost. This is jointly run with By Design Theatre. It is aimed at young people in Year 6 upwards. Through Zoom Young people will have the opportunity to explore the piece of scripture from Acts about Pentecost. They will be guided to produce short sequences of dance and drama which will be recorded through ZOOM. For ZOOM log in please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Pope’s Intention for April
Universal Intention– Fundamental rights. We pray or those who risk their lives while fighting for fundamental rights under dictatorships, authoritarian regimes and even in democracies in crisis.
If you are taken to hospital and would like a priest to visit, please contact the parish office or ask a member of the hospital staff to get in touch. Priests are allowed to visit patients while they are under hospital care but unless you inform us in some way, we have no way of knowing you are there.
Marriage Encounter Experiences
Marriage encounter have several upcoming experiences for married and engaged couples. Their courses are in line with the Catholic Church's' teaching and offer couples the opportunity to discover Gods' desire for their marriage.
Marriage Encounter Experiences
15/16 May 2021 online video conference experience
10/11 July 2021 Non residential weekend Savio House Macclesfield. (Covid permitting)
Engaged Encounter ( marriage preparation)
17and 24 April 2021 online video conference experience
19 and 26 June 2021 online video conference experience
For further information or to book an experience please go to:
A Precious Place of God’s Grace – The Next Step
Bishop Mark has invited International speaker Michael Dopp to present to the clergy and laity of our diocese. Drawing on the themes of missionary discipleship , we will explore how to concretely live this out in our own lives, as a parish, and throughout the diocese.
Join us on Saturday 1st May, for the two part presentation 11am – 12noon, 1 – 2pm. Please click here to register.
An Invitation from Caritas Plymouth
Growing our Justice and Peace Work
Are you concerned about injustice in our world?
Do you feel the need to take action and make your voice heard?
Would you like support and encouragement?
Are you already taking action and want to inspire others?
If the answer is yes, then please get in touch with Caritas Plymouth. We are looking to grow the Justice and Peace activities in the Diocese to offer:
Connections between existing Justice and Peace groups to share ideas
Opportunities for action
Access to related agencies
Friendship, solidarity and mutual support
If you are interested in finding out more please contact Deborah, the Caritas Manager, on 01364 645421 or email email@example.com
First Holy Communion 2021
Although we cannot give specific dates as to when First Holy Communion will take place this year, we would like to start taking the names of interested families. Please find application forms in the Narthex, or click here, and return to the parish office.
Financial Support of the Parish
In the present circumstances, parishioners who wish to contribute to the financial support of the parish can do so in the following ways:
Placing a donation in a collection basket when the church is open.
Posting cheques or money to the presbytery.
By Standing Order or BACS Transfer (please contact the parish office for details)
Many thanks for your ongoing support which is really important to maintaining the parish in these difficult times.
Recycling Printer Cartridges
Widows and Orphans in Rural Kenya are resuming their collection of printer cartridges for recycling. By preventing the cartridges going to landfill, W.O.R.K are able to raise money for their charitable projects, whilst simultaneously helping the environment. Please bring any donations to the parish office.