Schedule during the Second Lockdown

Following the announce of the government to impose a second lockdown, we are rearranging our schedule to offer you everything which is possible to help you crossing this new challenge we are facing.

From Thursday 5th November our schedule will be:

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  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Rosary 9.30am 8.30am 8.30am 8.30am 8.30am 8.30am 8.30am
Holy Mass 10am 9am 9am 9am 9am 9am 9am
The church will be opened for Private Prayer between 5pm and 7pm daily.
The Most Blessed Sacrament shall be exposed between 6pm and 7pm daily.
Live Streaming will take place for Rosary, Mass and Exposition here.
Variations to the above:
Wednesday 25th November 2020 – Rosary at 11am and Mass at 1130am

Please follow the instructions given by our volunteer teams.

•             All visitors must use hand sanitiser on entry and exit from the church

•             Visitors must adhere to the two metre social distancing guideline during their visit.

•             Please follow the one way system.

•             UK government mandates to wear face masks in church, unless you have a serious reason for not wearing it.

We need more volunteer stewards to keep our church open! even if you can only commit to 30 minutes a week, it will help. And we can count your time towards our project match funding! If you wish to sign up, please contact Joyce: joyceashton1(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)btinternet.com

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If you wish to contact a priest for Confession on request, please call 0151 638 68 22 or 07972 128097 (Canon Montjean) or 07860 939606 (Canon Poucin).

 May God bless you all,

Your Canons of the ‘Dome of Home’

Contacting your local representative

Having learned of the plan to once again suspend public worship in our churches and therefore prevent the faithful from being nourished by being present for the Most Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, Devotions and most importantly denying access to the Sacraments and also having taken cognisance of the recent statements issued by the Catholic Bishops Conference of England and Wales and the Bishop of Shrewsbury, the Right Rev. Mark Davies, we, your Canons ask you to consider making appropriate contact with your local MP to air your views and to ask for them as your elected representative and Parliamentarian to pose questions around the validity and purpose of the proposal.

The easiest way to make contact is via:

https://www.writetothem.com/

or if you prefer full details including constituency office addresses and email contact details and telephone numbers go to:

https://members.parliament.uk/members/Commons

Second lockdown: A statement from the Rt Rev. Mark Davies, the Bishop of Shrewsbury

“We appreciate the difficult choices faced at this time by government and parliament in responding to the public health crisis conscious of the hardships which even necessary measures bring for society and especially the most vulnerable.

“The Prime Minister mentioned in his statement that he judged it necessary to close much that is judged by the Government as being non-essential in society.  We need to be sure that such judgments are based upon clear evidence that, for example, schools, universities and the football premier league will continue as essential elements of our society’s life.

“The Prime Minister made no reference in his statement to public worship so we were astonished to find in national guidance that the Government was seeking the authority of parliament to close all places of worship.

“It is a momentous act for any political authority to seek to ban public worship across a nation.

“No evidence has been offered to justify why the Government seeks to ban public worship that invariably takes place amid some of the most stringent Covid safety measures in the whole of society.

“The vital role which public worship has for the well-being of hundreds of thousands of people in this Shrewsbury Diocese together with faith communities across the nation can never allow public worship to be dismissed as something non-essential.

“Neither can we lightly overlook how from public worship flows support for the most vulnerable and countless charitable activities in the service of the common good.

“We are asking our Government and political representatives to provide the evidence on which they seeking to impose a ban on all public worship in England.  We believe that public worship is not part of the problem we face rather it is part of the solution to this deeply human crisis.”

+ Mark, Bishop of Shrewsbury, 1st November 2020

Scaffolding Tours

Please find here all details to book your scaffolding tour!

General Chapter and Midweek Masses

Please pray for the 2020 Annual Chapter of the Canons of the ICKSP.

This will occur from Monday 24th August until Friday 28th August. Pray especially for the Canons, who, due to the currentcircumstances, won’t be able to attend this important event of the Institute’s life.

As a result of the Chapter, there are no Masses at the Shrine during this coming week.

First High Mass of a Newly Ordained Priest

On Sunday 26th July at 10.30am, the First Solemn High Mass celebrated Canon Stephen Sharpe followed by first blessings of a newly ordained priest will take place at St Peter & Paul and St Philomena.

A plenary indulgence is available under usual conditions: Confession, Holy Communion & Prayer for the Sovereign Pontiff for those receiving the first blessing.

We intend to provide a gift for the new Canon. If you would like to participate please contact Canon Poucin.

Masses and Offices temporary schedule

From Sunday 5th July 2020, due to the building works for the restoration of the Dome and the Sanctuary, we have to temporarily amend our schedule. To see our usual schedule please click here.

Sundays

8.30am: Low Mass
9.30: Confessions
10.30am: Low Mass
5.30pm: Vespers, Rosary & Benediction 
7pm: Compline 

Mondays – Fridays

5.30pm: Adoration (Confessions during)
6.30pm: Low Mass
7.15pm: Compline

Saturdays

8.30am: Adoration
9.30: Rosary &/or Confessions
10am: Low Mass & devotions to St Philomena
5.30pm: Vespers

Restoration work to start

In March 2020, Ss Peter & Paul and St Philomena Catholic Church was awarded a much-coveted ‘Heritage Grant’ of £362,900 by National Lottery, to complete the restoration of the roof and dome. As the country begins its recovery from Covid-19, we have been given permission to start this project, our biggest one yet. The contractors will begin to scaffold the Dome and main sanctuary roofs at the end of June and the regeneration will be seen for miles across Wirral.

Project manager, Anne Archer, said, “Some of the planned project activities to engage with the heritage will be slow to start, especially the planned visits by Care Homes, while the church reopens for individual visits. They will happen and we will become much more dementia friendly, but the bulk of this work will be when the building works have been completed.”

“However, we are still hoping to arrange scaffolding tours for the public as part of the Heritage Open Days in September, and a conference for Heritage professionals. Work on New Brighton’s memories for a very special book will start remotely with some of our partners. Our great team is working on keeping this church open for everyone and would welcome more volunteers.”

Thanks to the help of Wirral Borough Council, The Dome of Home has been able to implement social distancing guidelines and reopen to the public for 2 hours daily.  ‘Wirral Together’ Fund awarded £337 for hand sanitisers, notices and PPE for volunteer stewards. At the moment, the church is open for 2 hours every day from 1-3pm. This will change from 24th June to 5-7pm when the building work begins.

Canon Montjean, Rector of the church said, “We are delighted to reopen our church so that local people can pay a visit to our sanctuary, safely. Please check our website for updated times.”

Church reopening – Volunteers

Dear friends of the Shrine,

Our church is due to reopen for private prayer on Monday the 15th June from 1pm-3pm daily. We are looking forward to opening our doors to visitors once again, but we need enough volunteers to help on a rota basis.

Volunteer stewards are required to welcome visitors and to ensure that they comply with diocesan social distancing and safety guidelines.

All stewards need to be under seventy years of age and free from any health issues that could compromise their personal safety.
Stewards will need to wear disposable face masks and gloves whilst on duty in church, these will be provided.

They will need to ensure that all visitors use hand sanitiser on entry and exit from the church.
No more than ten visitors are allowed to be in church at a time. The maximum length of time for a visit is fifteen minutes. Visitors must adhere to the two metre social distancing guideline during their visit.
Toilet and hand washing facilities will be available for stewards. If you feel able to volunteer and can spare an hour to two every week please get in touch and let us know the time/ day that is most convenient for you to enable us to add you to our Volunteer Rota.

Thank you for your support, it is very much appreciated.

If you wish to sign up, please contact Joyce:joyceashton1(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)btinternet.com
 

THANK YOU VERY MUCH!

 May God bless you all, your Canons are praying for you, 
 
Your Canons of the ‘Dome of Home’