Lockdown Update Message Father Chris

Friday, 8 January 2021

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Dear Friends,

Attached is the Newsletter for the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, the last day of the Christmas Season! The latest restrictions mean that the Christmas decorations in the Church will remain up for a while as our team of helpers are unable to get in to the Church to take them down. In the older form of the Roman Calendar, the Christmas Season lasted until Candlemas, 2nd February, so we can just say that we are following the old ways!!! If they are still up for Easter, don't worry, the Church of Ss Cosmas and Damien in Rome keeps it's crib up the whole year round.

Seriously, the thought of further restrictions is daunting for many people. If you are struggling financially, please remember that our SVP are here to help and don't hesitate to get in touch. Other forms of help are available too and here are a few links:

Domestic Abuse Helpline https://sdafmh.org.uk/

Samaritans https://www.samaritans.org/?nation=scotland ;

Childline https://www.childline.org.uk/

Alcoholics Anonymous https://www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk/members/regional-&-local-websites/East-Of-Scotland-Region

Al-Anon (for those affected by someone else's drinking) https://www.al-anonuk.org.uk/

Mass is streamed at 10a.m from St Margaret's Church every day, including Sunday. The Sunday Mass is also recorded and is available for you to watch at any time that is convenient.


Best wishes for the coming week,

Fr Chris