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
Relaxation of the COVID Restrictions
Now the number of people allowed inside the church will be determined by the ‘one person per 4 square metre’ rule, with no upper limit. This means we can have 90 people in our church. Going by last weekend’s observation, the demands for attendance at the Masses are far below 90. Therefore, no pre-booking is necessary. Mass attendance will be controlled by 1st come first served basis. In case of too many turning up to the church, after the first 90 entered the Church, the door will be closed. Live streaming of the 8AM Mass will continue for the time being, for the benefit of those who cannot attend the Church in person. Each time you come to the church, you will be required to register your name and contact details. If you are feeling unwell you should not come to the Church. If are unwell, please consult your GP. Thank you for your continued cooperation.
The Children’s Liturgy and Communion Run will take some more time to resume. There will not be any Choir practices allowed for the time being.
Volunteers are welcome to monitor the church after Mass hours. We need to make sure all those who enter the Church are registering their name and contact details as well as sanitising their hands.
Now we are also starting to get to recommence other pastoral and liturgical activities as much as we can. Saturday devotion of the Holy Hour will be on from 8.30 AM – 9.30 AM, starting with Rosary prayer.
Bookings for Baptisms, anointing of the sick, marriages are welcome. Schedule for Confessions will be on at 8.30 AM to 9.30 AM on Saturdays. But you are also welcome to call and make an appointment for any other time.
The Sacramental Programs are also modified according to the demands of the COVID19 situation.
Many of you have been supporting the parish financially through this time of restrictions. There has been an increase in the use of direct debits and the use of the tap facility. Electronic means of paying is the preferred way of the parish. It reduces many risks. The overall income is less than half of the normal. I would like to thank all contributors for their support.
New set of planned giving envelopes are available in the church foyer this weekend for you to collect. Please contact Lea should you require a copy of your receipt. The receipts will be emailed to those requested it as well as printed copies for those who prefer the hard copy.
Fr Thomas Kurunthanam
Live Streaming of Liturgies
To join Sunday Vigil Mass click on our Parish YouTube Channel at 5 pm on Saturday.
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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.