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Dear Parishioners and Visitors

Last weekend there was a surge in mass attendance at our Parish Church.  I was delighted to see the increased numbers.  It shows the deep desire for you to get back to the Eucharist, which is the source and the summit of our faith life.  To comply with the number restrictions and to help cater for the greater numbers in the church, I will be celebrating an extra mass at 9AM next Sunday.  That means the weekend mass schedule will be:

Saturday 5PM (Vigil)
Sunday 8AM, 9AM & 10AM

As long as there is demand for the extra mass, it will continue, until the 90 attendee limit can be lifted.  Now with the extra mass you can invite other members of your family and friends to mass.

I hope this new schedule will be of help for many.

God bless you!

Fr Thomas Kurunthanam

For the latest encyclical of Pope Francis, Fratteti Tutti, click on the link below:

http://www.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/encyclicals/documents/papa-francesco_20201003_enciclica-fratelli-tutti.html


CALL TO THE UNBROKEN CHAIN OF ROSARY



Sunday Mass: Vigil (Sat) 5 PM [live streamed]; Sunday 8 AM, 10 AM

Confessions & Holy Hour 8.30 -9.30 AM;

Mass: Monday – Friday 6.45 AM; Saturday 8 AM

Welcome


Current Church COVID Restrictions

Number of people allowed in the church 90 (one person per 4 square metre rule).   Church doors will be closed when the 90th person enters for the Mass.

The church doors will be left open as long as there is someone to monitor the registrations.  Should you wish to make a visit and the church doors are closed, contact the office to open the church door for you.

The use of face mask when attending church is recommended but not mandatory.

Parish Bulletins are sent by email.  Printed Bulletin can be collected AFTER Mass, and not to be put back in the church.

Vigil Mass (Saturday 5 PM) will be Live streamed, and it will be available on demand thereafter on YouTube Channel BERALA PARISH.

8am and 10 am Masses will continue to be celebrated.  Holy Hour and Confessions on Saturdays 8.30 am – 9.30 am.

Bookings for Baptisms, anointing of the sick, marriages are welcome.  Schedule for Confessions will be 8.30 am to 9.30 am on Saturdays.  But you are also welcome to call and make an appointment for any other time.

If you are unwell consult your GP, and should not attend the church.

Contactless donations are possible by direct debit, QR Code, Tap on Facility in the church, and 1st & 2nd Collection jars at the entrance of the church for cash.  There are still a number of the new set of planned giving envelopes waiting for collection on the pews at the back of the church.

God bless!

Fr Thomas Kurunthanam


Live Streaming of Liturgies

To join Sunday Vigil Mass click on our Parish YouTube Channel at 5 pm on Saturday.

Subscribe Berala Parish YouTube Channel – Click Here


Frequently Asked Questions on COVID-19

To help parishioners with any questions they may have around COVID-19 and its impact on sacraments such as weddings, baptisms and funerals, you may find the FAQs page on the Archdiocese of Sydney website helpful at this time by clicking – https://www.sydneycatholic.org/coronavirus-frequently-asked-questions/

COVID19 HELP TEAM

For care and support during this time of pandemic, contact CatholicCare on 13 18 19.


Job Opportunity – Family Educators

Sydney Catholic Schools is recruiting new Family Educators. You do not need to have teaching qualifications to apply. Anyone passionate about their Catholic Faith and prepared to work connecting school, Parish and parents is eligible to apply.

Check out the SCS Family Educator recruitment video below:

https://youtu.be/dr1C0GJaL7U

If you have any questions regarding the above please feel free to contact Executive Assistant, Lee Ann Xavier by email leeann.xavier@syd.catholic.edu.au).