After consulting with both communities in the Parish, Bishop Kieran and the Parish Team, Canon Kieron is now able
to announce the new arrangements for weekend masses which will be effective from the First Sunday of Advent.
This new timetable is necessary so that the whole Parish can be served by the Parish Priest without an
unsustainable dependence upon supply priests.
There will be Saturday evening Mass at St Francis at 5.30pm and on Sunday morning, masses at St Joseph’s at
9.30am and 11.30am and then 5.30pm. There will no longer be a Saturday morning Mass at St Joseph’s but there
will be Exposition and Confessions from 11.00am until midday. There will be a morning mass at St Francis at
Christmas and Easter and on other major feasts and a regular Friday Morning Mass at a time to be agreed. St
Francis will host a Mass for the Healing of the sick twice a year. Canon Kieran will set up a “St Francis Community
Core Group” which will manage this time of change and ensure that the Community at St Francis continues to
ﬂourish and grow