Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Greetings in Christ. We in the diocese are making several changes to our liturgical life due to the possibility of the coronavirus, especially communion with the bread alone (wherein is found Christ’s full and real presence) and the peace without touching. Let me emphasize that: - this is temporary
while our theological commitments are unchanged.
they aim at enabling parishioners to worship without anxiety and with a mind to protecting the vulnerable.
we aim to be a calm and hopeful presence in the wider community.
we continue to seek medical and public health advice.
Please pray with me this prayer during this period:
Assist us mercifully, O Lord, in these our supplications and prayers, and dispose the way of thy servants towards the attainment of everlasting salvation; that, among all the changes and chances of this mortal life, they may ever be defended by thy gracious and ready help; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.