At the end of Sunday Mass, I process with the Monstrance containing the Blessed Sacrament to Twyn Square, where I bless our town and its people and where I pray for our safe keeping.
When we are back to normal I look forward to welcoming you to our Church. You don't have to be a Catholic, or even to believe in God, to attend Mass and sample what it involves.
Sceptics and Catholics with doubts and issues about the Church are not alone but they can learn a lot about life, human nature, and love at a Catholic Mass.
We believe that when you attend Mass, even though as a non-Catholic you won't receive communion, you still come into the physical presence of Jesus Christ, who is always present at every Mass we celebrate. We know you may not even believe in Jesus – that's OK, he believes in you and knows that you exist. He loves and supports each one of us in our daily lives and in times of difficulty.
If you don't know what we do at Mass, or don't remember much from days of yore, don't worry about that! Come as you are, and just stand when we stand, sit when we sit, sing when we sing -- even if you think you can't sing, because singing is fun and actually very good for your physical and mental health. When we pray or speak, listen to what is being said and think about what it could mean for you if those words are true. Open your imagination a bit and let it flow with the rhythm of the service.
When we kneel, you can simply continue to sit, or you can kneel with us. See how that feels. When we come to Communion, you can continue to sit, or you can join the Communion procession with your arms crossed over your chest. I will then give you a brief blessing. It won't hurt. It might even help.
Let true peace and joy enter your life.