News updates: From Monday, a new limit of six people will be introduced on the number of people who can meet indoors at any one time. Face coverings will be-come compulsory in indoor public places, such as shops, in Wales, from Monday. There will be exemptions for primary school-aged children and for people with health conditions.

Bishop’s Visit to our Churches: We are very grateful to our Bishop, Rt Reverend Peter Brignall, who visited our Churches on Thursday, and have given permission to open two of our Churches, Welshpool and Newtown. We will be beginning our first services on next weekend, beginning with Vigil Mass at 4 pm at Newtown and 6.30pm at Welshpool and Sunday Mass at 9 am at Welshpool and 11am at Newtown. Due to distancing regulations we are only allowed to have 21 people in St Winefride’s Welshpool and 20 people in Holy Spirit Church, Newtown. Entry to the church will be on a first come, first served basis because of limited seating capacity. It is essential that we keep to the strict distancing rules and follow the guidelines. According the Bishop’s Conference of England and Wales we are dispensed from the obligation of attending Mass on Sunday Mass. A further regulation is that, regretfully, toilets cannot be used. Weekday Mass is being reviewed at the moment. Please do consider others as well who wish to come, but unable. I will be giving further guidelines this week through emails and website.

Dial-a-Mass: please see below information on their Dial-a-Mass initiative: The Knights of St Columba have set up a Dial-a-Mass for those who are unable to participate in the celebration of the Mass via TV or Live-streaming. The Mass is available from 12 noon each Sunday until 11.59am the following Sunday and will last about 45 minutes. The Mass will cost as little as a local call and the phone number is: 01642 130120.

Please remember in your prayers for the well being of our religious Sisters and, priests of the Diocese, and we specially pray for our parishioners who are sick, housebound, in hospitals, hospices and care homes.

Gift Aid: If you are a Tax Payer Please consider making your offertory donation by using the Gift aid form or standing order. Please remember to write your name, address, sign and date. Thank you for supporting our Parishes