Parish Priest Fr James Edward Caulfield

Public Worship

The plan is to have public worship in Our Lady and St Charles Borromeo as from the 1st weekend in August. To ensure that we comply with the CV 19 restrictions and ensure peoples safety certain protocols must be adopted. The first is that i am introducing a booking system. People may apply for a place but the final allocation will be made by the Parish Priest and a list produced for each of the masses. If you not on the list you will not be permitted to enter the church.

Booking form attached below..

Please note that unless you book you will not be allocated a place. The booking form is an application form and not a guarantee of a place. You will be notified of the allocations and a list will be kept by the stewards. It is unfortunate that the church can not accommodate everyone but the plan is to maximise the attendance at the weekday Masses as well to try and ensure that people are able to receive Holy Communion once a week, even if it is on a weekday. The obligatin to attend Mass on Sundays is suspended

If your name is not in the list you will not be admitted, Please do not think you can charm or beguile the stewards.
Claiming you sent a form but it was lost will not be accepted as an excuse. the rule is very simple.

If you are not on the list you will not be admitted.

Sunday Mass Booking Sheet Form A.docx

Sunday Mass Booking Sheet Form A

There will be 3 Masses offered at the weekend.

To try and ensure that that the system can accommodate as many people as possible please could you indicate which mass you wish to attend according to preference.

For example, if you wish to go to the 10:15 Mass please indicate that as preference A







1st / 2nd August




If you leave a square blank then that will indicate that you are unable to attend in that slot.For example, if your unable to come to the 8 am Sunday Mass put down just your first and second preference, A and B







1st / 2nd August



Where ever possible you will be allocated your first choice but it may be necessary to allocate you to either your second or third choice.Please be patient and work with the system for the benefit of all.

Please do not just turn up for you will be turned away by the stewards.

Once you arrive at the church please enter via the main door and go to the Pew to which you are assigned by the steward.Where you normally sit or have sat for the past 30 years is not relevant.

The rota will be drawn up for a four-week period so please ensure that you have your form returned to the rectory by the 20th of each month.I regret that it is inevitable that some people will be disappointed and not allocated a place on a Sunday.Please try to come on a weekday and you will be assured of a place on the following Sunday.

Family Name.

Number in your group Adults Sunday Mass Booking Sheet Form A.docxChildren

Address …………………………………………………………………………………






Your allocation will be emailed back to you, or posted to you.Please notify the Parish Secretary if you are unable to attend your given slot. Once allocated changes cannot be made. If you miss your allocated slot you will be offered an opportunity attend on one of the weekday Masses instead.Please do not ‘Swap’ slots for only those on the list will be admitted by the stewards.







1st / 2nd August

8th / 9th August

15th / 16th August

22nd / 23rd August

Key Workers in the NHS or nursing homes please place KW next to your 1st preference.

Please return this form before 21st July You will be emailed the next form along with your allocation for

the coming monthI suggest you attach the rota to your fridge door to ensure it does not get lost.

of time for the next rota.

I am sorry that we are having to adopt this process but until the CV 19 restrictions are lifted, I ask you to be patient.The weekday masses will also be stewarded but will work simply on a first come first served basis.

The main thing is that by adopting this system I hope that as many people as possible will have the opportunity to receive Holy Communion at least once a week even if that is on a weekday.The obligation to attend Mass on Sundays remains suspended by Papal Authority until further notice.

The 10:15 Sunday Morning Mass will continue to be live Streamed.

When you attend Mass, you must follow the directions of the stewards; observe the 2-meter rule and wear a face mask.There are no toilet facilities and there is to be no congregating in the doorways on entry or exit.

There will be no communal singing or children’s group.

Only those who are registered may attend the Mass.If you have not registered then you will be given a form and asked to attend one of the weekday Masses until your registration can be completed.

Please note the stewards are volunteers and are to be treated with courtesy.They are there for your safety and to ensure the safety of the congregation.They will allocate you a pew and direct the queue for Holy Communion.Please enter by the main door and be in place before the commencement of the Mass.

(If you are rude to the stewards or fail to follow their direction you may forfeit your place in the congregation and be denied entry to the church for one month.)

Please return this form to:

Parish Update

Over the coming few weeks several projects will be taking place within the church. Much good work has already been done in preparation by a team of parish volunteers. The work includes the replacement of the spiral staircase with a safer means of access to the upper room; the reopening of the confessional external door; the sanding and resurfacing of the floor and the replacement of all high level light bulbs.

When this work is complete the church will be given a high level clean.

Weekday masses will vary but as a guide.

Monday 10:00

Tuesday 10:00

Wednesday 18:00

Thursday no Mass

Friday 12:15

No Mass on Saturday Morning.

Daily Masses will be advertised on the parish webpage here and on facebook.

I shall also set up a live streaming link for the Blessed Sacrament so that people may be assisted in their private prayer at home. The parish Memorial Garden is also available for private prayer.

The hope is that we will be able to have public worship in the church by Sunday 26th of July.
In order to ensure that this is done we will also need to make some other preparations such as the employment of a team of stewards and the devising of a booking system for the Masses. I shall give further details of this in a letter which au hope to send out on Friday.
This letter will be published on the parish website and sent electronically to all on the parish email list. If you have not been receiving a copy of the Sunday hymn sheet via email it is because we do not have your email address. If you could send an updated email to me then I will amend the parish email list. If you are in contact with any other parishioners, who are not on facebook, please ask them to send their email address to me.
For anyone who has not got an email we will send a copy of the letter via the post. Again I would ask that you ensure that any parishioners with whom you have contact update their postal address by sending it to me at the Rectory.
My email is

please do not send me messages over facebook or the facebook messaging app because it is insecure.

Many thanks for your patience. Good work is being done and I hope we will be able to share in communion together soon.

Fr James E Caulfield 29th June 2020

Spiritual Communion – Prayer of St Alphonsus

My Jesus,
I believe that you are present in this Holy Sacrament of the altar.
I love you above all things
and I passionately desire to receive you into my soul.
Since I cannot now receive you sacramentally,
come spiritually into my soul so that I may unite myself wholly to you
now and forever.

Recorded Programmes.
The Angelus Promise is currently available as a recording as are all the Masses said so far.
Over the coming days I shall add Recordings of the Rosary, The Stations of the Cross and a penitential meditation/examination of conscience.

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The Ministry of the Teacup

Welcome, Whether your an old stalwart; new to the area or have been away from the Catholic Church for some time please be assured that you will find a warm welcome. Introduce yourself,, or at least don't dash off after the Mass and let us get to know you. You may have skills or talents to offer and we will be happy to make use of them. The most important and often over looked skill is 'The Ministry of the Teacup'. Take the weight of your feet and sit and chat with folk and share a mug of tea, or coffee. Share the burdens and ideas if how ti cope with the vagaries of life in a warm and confidential environment. Loneliness is a common state for many but here in the parish you will always find a listening ear and friendly folk to give you a hand.

After the 10.15 am Sunday Mass you are most welcome to join us in the Rosmini Centre next to the Church for refreshments and a chance to meet and share in the Ministry of the Teacup.


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Parish Border

The parish includes the following towns, villages and their hinterland.

  1. Church End
  2. Parsons Drove
  3. Elm
  4. Emneth
  5. Foul Anchor
  6. Four Gotes
  7. Friday Bridge
  8. Gorefield
  9. Guyhirn
  10. Leverington
  11. Murrow
  12. Newton-in-the-Isle
  13. Outwell
  14. Parson's Drove
  15. Terrington St John
  16. Thorney Toll (not Thorney itself)
  17. Three Holes
  18. Tydd Gote
  19. Tydd St Giles
  20. Walpole Highway
  21. Walpole St Andrew
  22. Walpole St Peter
  23. Walsoken
  24. West Walton
  25. West Walton Highway
  26. Wisbech St Mary
  27. Upwell.

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