The new strain of the COVID-19 virus, which is 50 to 70% more infectious, leaves me with no option but to close St Joseph’s church. Your health is paramount.
Daily Mass continues. You will find daily Mass from St Joseph’s on line by going to: churchservices.tv/birkdale. Mass will be celebrated at 8am. You can follow it anytime by scrolling down the page on churchservices.tv/birkdale where a recording of our daily Mass can be found under the heading: WATCH VIDEOS.
Holy Communion will be distributed Saturdays at 10am and Sundays 10.30am outside St Joseph’s Church. When you come along please observe social distancing (try and keep 2 metres / 2 yards away from others). Do not mix with other households.
Together, the newsletter is emailed weekly so that we can stay in contact and sent by post monthly to those who need a paper copy. Please let us know if you, or someone you know should be added to the mailing list.
My thanks go to the volunteers who have stewarded and cleaned church. You have helped us stay safe and been most generous with your time! Please contact me if you have been on the rota and are able to assist by cleaning and stewarding at funerals during the current lockdown.
With thanks for your understanding and continued support.