Mass Times & Parish Newsletter

Go to this link for the Newsletter for    29th November 2020                                                       


 Saturday Vigil Mass 12noon (said privately)

(This will be recorded and broadcast for those unable to attend mass.)


With the start of the new lockdown we will be heeding Government advice and will no longer have mass in church apart from the recorded mass for Sunday.  This mass will be said in private.

Fr Ciaran & Fr Robbie will continue to say daily private mass and will offer up the intentions as printed in the newsletter.

Private prayer at St Mary’s Church, Bodmin during the week will be from 10.00am until 11am on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings. The church will close immediately after the prayer hour.

You are expected to wear a face covering immediately before entering and it must kept on until you leave.  A steward will be there to sanitise hands and to clean the church after it closes.

Padstow Following the cessation of church services, hopefully only until 2nd December, St Petroc’s shared church, Padstow, will now be open for private prayer on Tuesdays from 10am-11am in addition to Thursdays from 9am-12 noon. The usual Covid regulations apply as above.

The church will close immediately after each Mass.

Please note in line with new government regulations it is now mandatory to wear facial coverings when attending places of worship.

You are expected to wear a face covering immediately before entering and it must kept on until you leave.

 Please be aware that precautions have been put in place to make your visit as safe as possible.  Please do not attend church if you are on the at risk list. Numbers will be limited. The toilet is closed until further notice.

If you have had a cough, temperature or other signs of symptoms please do not attend.

 It is very important to emphasise that the Sunday obligation, at present, remains suspended.

Due to the ongoing Covid 19 we have to take great care in the way we come together.

It is important to follow the guidelines below:

  • Hands will be sanitised on entering the church
  • Guidance to your seat will be given
  • No kneeling – sitting or standing permitted only
  • Communion will be by hand only
  • No candles will be available for lighting

Track and Trace

We are obliged to fill out the forms for each mass we attend with the time and date of mass also.  This is an added precaution we are taking in case we are contacted by the Track & Trace system. This would only happen if they are notified of a person who has attended one of our masses and has gone on to show symptoms. The forms will be available at the door on entry.

We have to the best of our ability and Government/Diocese guidelines made Church a safe space for our parishioners to attend

Fr. Ciarán McGuinness