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The first World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly falls this weekend on Sunday 25 July 2021. Instituted by Pope Francis, it has been given the theme “I am with you always” from the Gospel of Matthew.

The Pope says “The whole Church is close to you – to us – and cares about you, loves you and does not want to leave you alone!”

You can read the Holy Father's letter to elderly people here:

The Holy Father, Pope Francis, has  published a decree dated July 16 2021 limiting the use of the extraordinary rite (often referred to as the Tridentine Mass) throughout the world.

The Pope writes: "I now desire, with this Apostolic Letter, to press on ever more in the constant search for ecclesial communion. Therefore, I have considered it appropriate to establish the following:

 

The main effects of the move to Level 0 Covid restrictions is that more people can attend Mass! 

We can move to 1 metre of distancing between household groups, which will be good news for larger parishes / smaller churches where numbers are restricted by the 2m distancing currently in force.

The change also means that we can begin congregational singing (albeit only from behind masks!)

The maximum attendance at weddings and funerals rose to 200 from Monday 19th July, although in most churches a lower limit will be required due to how many we can safely fit in at 1m distancing and how many we can realistically cope with in terms of stewarding, name checking, etc.

For changes that affect halls, etc. – you can check at https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-protection-levels/pages/protection-level-0/

Remember that we must still collect names and phone numbers and (unless exempt) must still wear face coverings in church.

But a great step forward. Deo Gratias!

The July edition of Flourish is available to take home - free! In this month's edition there is a powerful and touching letter from the Holy Father Francis to grandparents and elderly people ahead of a special day of prayer for them later this month. The Pope's words written "as an older person myself" will bring much consolation and encouragement.

Also this month - the story of how the relics of two youthful saints have found their way to a Glasgow school. Don't miss the fond look back at the life and times of Cardinal Winning on the 20th anniversary of his death with special articles by Mgr Peter Smith and Sr Roseann Reddy as well as the Cardinal's biographer, Stephen McGinty.

There's a focus on local man John McFall, who has been elected Lord Speaker of the House of Lords and a special feature on schools as pupils win Caritas Awards. All this plus the usual features which are widely enjoyed. Please feel free to take a copy or two home and share them with neighbours and friends.

The digital edition is online at www.flourishnewspaper.co.uk 

The end of the school term gives us an opportunity to thank staff, parents and pupils for all their extraordinary hard work and resilience during the last academic year which has been so affected by Covid. 

In the words of Pope Francis: “We pray today for teachers who have to work so hard to provide lessons via the internet and other digital ways, and we also pray for students who have to take exams in a way they are not used to. Let us accompany them with prayer.”

This time also sees teachers apply for new posts and to aid this a new email address has been set up for those applying for approval.  Please use this for enquiries and email applications during the summer break: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Meanwhile, in the words of the old 'school holiday hymn' ...

Mother of all that is pure and glad

All that is bright and blest

As we have taken our toil to thee

So will we take our rest.

Take thou and bless our Holiday.

O Causa Nostrae Laetitiae.

Technology offers us the possibility of assisting at Mass even when we cannot be physically present.

Even though it is now possible to celebrate Mass with a congregation once more, covid regluations mean not all who would wish to go to Mass can find a place. Therefore many parishes will continue to reach out through digital means to those who cannot come to church.

Parishes offering live stream liturgies are as follows:

 

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