The Notes and Comments for Week beginning June 14th Trinity 1

This Sunday is Trinity 1 and we will “Live” stream Mass from Church on our Facebook page at 9:30am. No Live Music this week!

If all goes according to plan, we hope that our Annual Parish Meeting can take place in Church on Sunday September 13th after Mass. Electoral Roll application forms are on our parish web site for download.

Church Open for Private Prayer. Here at Holy Trinity Church in Ramsgate we warmly welcome the re-opening of churches for private prayer from the 15th June. It has been a long period of exile for the faithful from their churches, including the entirety of Eastertide, and so this announcement marks a positive first step towards the resumption of the sacramental life, including public celebration of the Mass and reception of holy communion in churches. We are grateful to the Government for recognising in its announcement, the benefits of praying in church; benefits which are not always available at home.

It is our sincere prayer that all Christians may find spiritual solace and healing at this time of crisis through prayer and devotion in our Parish Church. We encourage Christians of all traditions and denominations to feel welcome and at home to use our sacred space for prayer and reflection.

We are mindful that not all churches will be able to open immediately – for a variety of reasons – and ask that patience and understanding are paramount in those cases. Before visiting those churches which are able to open for private prayer, we urge all individuals to consult public health guidance – particularly those shielding at this time – and to act in strict accordance with its stipulations.

Our initial supervised opening hours will begin on June 16th from 9:30AM – 10:30AM Tuesday – Friday. 3:30PM – 5:00PM Tuesday – Friday. Saturday 4:00PM – 5:00pm. We hope to increase these hours as we proceed. All Health and Safety procedures have been followed. During this time of being open for private prayer we will have Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament in the Lady Chapel. Fr Paul