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The Presbytery Porch Open for Food Bank Donations
 
The Presbytery Porch remains open for all food donations for the Chichester Food Bank.

In particular we are looking for: Tea, Coffee, Powdered Milk, Long Life Juice, Tinned Soup, Fish, Meat, Vegetables, Fruit, Instant Mash, Sponge Puddings, Washing Powder/Liquid (small), Small packs of sweets for the children, but ALL DONATIONS will be welcome.

Welcomers and Cleaners Needed

Welcomers and Cleaners are still required to help us with opening the Church for quiet prayer within the legal criteria.  You must be under the age of 70 and free of underlying health conditions for these roles.  Please contact Cathy Long 07951 601493.

First Holy Communion 2021
Is your child in Year 3 or above and wantng to make their First Holy Communion? Please contact Cathy Long (07951 601493 or cath6003@gmail.com) with your child’s details and we will send you an application form.  We hope to start classes in January in preparation for First Holy Communion in May 2021.
Baptism
Anyone seeking Baptism for their child should telephone the Selsey Presbytery on 01243 602312 and leave a message with contact details.
Attending Mass 

Booking for Mass is no longer required.  However, it  is very important as a “track and trace” process  that we should retain contact information should  anyone contract Covid-19.

Please note that Mass books will not be available and toilet facilities are open but restricted at present. The Offertory Collection will not be taken during Mass but you are asked to place your donation in the basket on the table by the side door near the altar, as you leave the Church. Facemasks are compulsory. Hand Sanitiser is provided and you must use it please when you enter and leave the Church.

Facemasks

Following the Government’s instructions,  FACE COVERINGS MUST BE WORN for the duration of the Mass, unless one is unable to do so for health reasons. There will be some disposable masks available should you forget to bring one.

Fabric facemarks are available to order from Mary Kennedy on 01243 699419.

Exiting the Church   

To comply with official guidelines, there is a one-way system for entering and existing the Church.  Please allow time for senior or disabled parishioners to leave without being rushed, but while still maintaining a 2m distance in the Church.  Your patience is appreciated.  

Chaplaincy Care in Hospital

If you are admitted into hospital at any time, but especially at the present time, and if you want the ministry of a Catholic priest, you must make sure that the hospital has recorded your religion as “Catholic” and that you would like a visit from a priest. During the current crisis anyone attempting to visit St Richard’s Hospital is governed by the hospital’s safeguarding protocols, including visiting priests. Ministers of Holy Communion from the local parish are not able to take Holy Communion to patients for the time-being.  If you need a priest to administer the appropriate Sacraments, a priest from the parish will make the necessary arrangements with the ward staff who will advise him on what protective clothing he must wear if necessary. You, or a relative or friend acting for you, can ring St Richard’s Presbytery in Chichester (01243) 782343.