We Cannot Wait to welcome you back !!
Dear brothers and sisters, parishioners of Our Lady of Lebanon - London.
After a long wait and a continuous feeling of longing to see you all, I write to inform you with an enormous joy that we will resume our liturgical celebrations in the church after a sorrowful separation of nearly four months during which we tried to keep in touch with you by all the means that were at our disposal.
We thank all of those who have contributed throughout the lock down by working on live streaming daily prayers and Sunday Mass on social media.
Brothers and sisters, we start the communion in our Mass with the citation of ‘Holy gifts for the holy’ and I know the wistful longing of all of you to the Holy Communion and the other Sacraments, but during this extraordinary period we are compelled to take exceptional measures to preserve your health and to implement the strict public safety instructions of the Ecclesiastical authorities and British government officials, therefor:
We will reopen the Church on Saturday, July 4, celebrating Mass at 7:00 p.m.
We ask anyone who wishes to attend, to inform us in advance by sending a private message to Our Lady of Lebanon Facebook page or a text message to 0773 7638 4936, which should include the number of people coming along, time preference and we will confirm the possibility of attendance accordingly.
We ask everyone to commit to wearing face masks while maintaining the required distance of one meter +.
We would like to reconfirm that we will not offer each other the Sign of Peace and the Communion will remain by hand.
The number of people allowed in our church is only 50, for this reason we will celebrate an additional Mass on Sunday at 11:00 a.m. starting from this Sunday, July 5, until further notice. (Enclosed herewith the Mass timetable)
Sunday Mass will remain to be live streamed on our Facebook page every Sunday at 12:30.
May the grace of our Mother Mary and the intercession of Saint Charbel in his holy month protect you and your families.
Fr Fadi KMEID
London, 29th June 2020