St Michael Sonning Common
LENT 2021

Stations of the Cross
This devotion will take place after the Tuesday and Thursday midday Masses during Lent. They will be live streamed using the same link as the Mass of the day.

Reading of St Mark's Gospel
Each Monday, Wednesday and Friday at midday in Lent we will read a chapter of St Mark's Gospel (the main Sunday Gospel this year) followed by a a short discussion. This will be on Zoom and details for connecting will be sent with the weekly parish email.
Following the government's announcement on 4th January St Michael's remains open for public worship. However we must be more vigilant than ever in following the government's rules relating to church services: "You can attend places of worship for a service. However, you must not mingle with anyone outside your household or support bubble. You should maintain strict social distancing at all times."

Due to the rapid increase in infections it is more essential than ever that before attending Mass parishioners read the guidance for keeping us all safe by clicking on this link: 'Covid-19 precautions for attending Mass'

To help the authorities with Track & Trace should it be necessary, we request you bring a piece of paper with your name and contact number to hand in at the church. All names of a family but only one contact number is required. Alternatively scan the church's QR code using the NHS Covid-19 App. You are not obliged to give this information to attend Mass.

For those unable to attend, Masses will be streamed on our YouTube channel and can be accessed by these links:

Thursday 25th February - 12.00pm  (Mass + Stations of the Cross https://youtu.be/wtiAAGtl1Lg
Friday 26th February - 9.30am https://youtu.be/HEPOPT56J4Q
Sunday Vigil 27th February - 2nd of Lent 5.30pm https://youtu.be/coYOKIJ3t0k
Sunday 28th February - 2nd of Lent 9.00am https://youtu.be/rCkBvYugkns
Sunday 28th February - 2nd of Lent 10.30am https://youtu.be/EUFpSAkV2nE
Monday 1st March - 9.30am (St David) https://youtu.be/O-1Q_WRbVlA
Holy Hour 1st March - 7.00pm https://youtu.be/U8UgwDPw0Jw
Tuesday 2nd March - 12.00pm (St Chad, Mass + Stations of the Cross) https://youtu.be/O-1Q_WRbVlA
Wednesday 3rd March - 9.30am https://youtu.be/yHzPBGsQQEE
Thursday 4th March - 12.00pm  (Mass + Stations of the Cross) https://youtu.be/4rg_ftG69Yo
Friday 5th March - 9.30am https://youtu.be/OJJx603ijQ0
Sunday Vigil 6th March - 2nd of Lent 5.30pm https://youtu.be/OxgHDu9o3xY
Sunday 7th March - 2nd of Lent 9.00am https://youtu.be/vl2jMCxx858
Sunday 7th March - 2nd of Lent 10.30am https://youtu.be/nmATbt9HSlQ
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Masses will be available on YouTube for a few days after the event.

If anyone is in need of the sacrament of the sick (last rites) please contact Fr Michael on 0118 9723418

If you wish to make a financial donation to the parish this can be done online via the diocesan website at: https://www.birminghamdiocese.org.uk/support-our-work

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St Michael Catholic Church, Sonning Common is situated in South Oxfordshire and is part of the Archdiocese of Birmingham. As well as Sonning Common, the parish includes Emmer Green, Caversham Park Village in North Reading and a number of smaller South Oxfordshire villages including Kidmore End, Rotherfield Peppard and Stoke Row.


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