HOLY MASS

Cardinal Nichols, President of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales and the Archbishop of the Diocese of Westminster has sent Catholics in England the following message after Parliament passed into law the Regulations governing many aspects of activity in the whole of England until Wednesday, 2 December in an attempt to combat the spread of COVID-19.

 

“These Regulations prohibit the gathering of people for communal worship in churches and other religious buildings. Churches remain open and in use for activities other than communal worship, including personal prayer and support for those in need. Funeral Masses and funeral services may be held.

 

Despite profound misgivings it is important that we, as responsible citizens, observe these Regulations, which have the force of law: “Remind them to be obedient to the officials in authority; to be ready to do good at every opportunity” Titus 3:1.

 

We do this in solidarity with so many others on whom are being imposed restrictions which impact severely on their lives and livelihoods. It is also important to recognise that these Regulations are not an attack on religious belief. However, they do demonstrate a fundamental lack of understanding of the essential contribution made by faith communities to the well-being, resilience and health of our society. At this difficult moment, we ask that, as a Catholic community, we make full use of our churches as places of individual prayer and sources of solace and help.”

Public Masses: There will be no public Masses before Wednesday 2 December. Masses will be offered privately each day by the priests, and and all intentions which have been previously booked will be honoured and fulfilled.

 

Private Prayer: There will be sessions of private prayer with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. Times of private prayer will follow the same pattern as the usual Masses at St Dunstan's and St Jude's. 

Social distancing: We are now well used to this in our everyday lives. It is important in church too so that people feel safe. Usually it is 2 meters – but for the purposes of Mass we are permitted 1 meter +. This means social distancing can be 1 meter - as long as there is an extra precaution taken. This extra precaution is a face covering.

 

Face Coverings: Many of you use them already around the shops and on buses and trains. Some use medical type masks, and others use homemade ones out of handkerchiefs etc. I’m afraid that to attend Mass means face coverings are obligatory for the time being, which you will have to bring with you – although there is an exception for under 5’s and those with serious respiratory  diseases or breathing difficulties - In the latter case please keep 2 meter distance from others.

Click here to read the letter from the Metropolitan Archbishops' of England.

St Dunstan's Church:

Monday            9.00am                       Church open 

                          9.30am - 10.00am     Adoration 

Tuesday           6.30pm                       Church open

                          7.00pm - 7.30pm      Adoration 

Wednesday     9.00am                        Church open 

                          9.30am - 10.00am     Adoration 

Thursday         6.30pm                        Church open 

                          7.00pm - 7.30pm       Adoration 

Friday               9.00am                        Church open 

                          9.30am - 10.00am     Adoration

                          6.30pm                        Church open 

                          7.00pm - 7.30pm       Adoration 

Saturday          10.30am                      Church open 

                          11.00am  - 1.00pm    Adoration 

 

                          4.45pm                        Church open 

                          5.30pm - 6.15pm       Adoration

Sunday            10.00am                       Church open 

                          10.30am 11.15am      Adoration 

                          11.30am                      Church open 

                          12 noon - 12.45pm    Adoration 

                          6.00pm                        Church open 

                          6.30pm - 7.00pm       Adoration 

St Jude's Church 

Tuesday           9.30am                         Church open

                          10.00am 10.30am      Adoration

Sunday            8.45am                         Church open 

                         9.15am - 10.00am       Adoration 

                   

Contact Us

Address for St Dunstan's Presbytery for all church administration: The Presbytery, Kingsfield Road, Kings Heath, Birmingham,B14 7JN

Parish Administrator:  Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12-4pm, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9 - 5pm

Office Volunteers:  Monday to Friday, 10am - 12.30pm (for Mass intentions, baptism certificates , and general enquiries)

 

Telephone: 0121 444 1386

 

Parish email: saintdunstan@btinternet.com 

Parish Office email:dunstanoffice@btinternet.com

Safeguarding:  For further information about safeguarding, please click here

Archdiocese of Birmingham: www.birminghamdiocese.org.uk

The Parish is part of the Archdiocese of Birmingham: Registered Charity No. 234216.