Please note that from this weekend you no longer need to book to attend our Weekend Masses at Sacred Heart & St Gerard's. Over the last few weeks there have been spaces available at most Masses as the capacities of the church increased and summer approached. With this in mind and the hope of reduced social distancing in a few weeks we have decided to experiment and drop the booking system for Masses and allow people to turn up. The church doors will continue to open about 25
Over yesterday and today the 6 main windows in St Gerard's have been replaced. The new windows can be opened which will allow for better ventilation in the Church which will help during the summer when the church can get quite stuffy. Also as they are toughened glass the grills outside are no longer required which will help improve the look. The doors and windows at the back of the Church leading to the carpark will also be replaced in the coming weeks.
Despite restrictions limiting our celebrations, it was lovely to be able to mark the Golden Jubilee of St Gerard's Church this morning with a Mass of Thanksgiving celebrated by Bishop Toal and Fr Parkes. The Solemn Opening of St Gerard's Church by Bishop Francis Thomson and Father Patrick Moss, took place fifty years ago today, 13th June 1971. The new Church was opened to serve the new parish which had been founded just 4 years earlier in 1967 and had worshipped until then in
This Sunday is the 50th anniversary of the opening of St Gerard's Church. The Sunday 10am Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Toal as a Mass of Thanksgiving for the 50th Anniversary of St Gerard's Church. Although we are still restricted we hope many of our parishioners will book in and join us for this special Mass to give thanks to God for 50 years of celebrating our faith in our Church and for the clergy and people who have served us over these last 5 decades.