Lenten Season 2021
Lenten Prayer Groups
There will various Lenten groups. Already some friends groups have organised themselves to meet at one of the homes weekly to reflect and pray using the resource, ‘COMFORT’. Any more groups of friends wanting to do the same are welcome to contact parish office to organise resources and any other assistance required. There could be a group meeting in the church premises on Friday evenings, subject to confirmation in a few days.
Fr Thomas will be leading a Bible reflection program on Tuesdays of the Lent. It will be based on the Scripture readings of the Lenten Sundays. Venue: St Peter Chanel Church | Time 7-8PM. You are welcome to contact parish office to join this group.
Stations of the Cross
The devotion of the Stations of the Cross will be on Fridays of Lent commencing at 7PM. No booking required for this. You can register your name on arrival at the door of the church.
Last year’s ‘Project Compassion’ appeal was disrupted by COVID restrictions. But this year we hope to hold it. The necessary envelopes and boxes will be made available soon.
Fr Thomas will be available to hear confession Tuesdays to Saturdays after the morning Mass till Holy Week.
Lent is a time of fasting, prayer and alms giving.
Covid-19 Restrictions Eased
As per the easing of restrictions on 12 February, two hundred people can attend each Mass at SPC following the one person per 2m2 rule. Now that the 2m2 rule has been reinstated, Archbishop Anthony has lifted the dispensation from our Sunday Mass obligation. The Catholic faithful are once again obliged to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation when this is reasonably possible. Those who are of great age, have health conditions or are otherwise anxious about the risks of COVID-19 are free to remain at home and find another way of keeping the Sabbath holy.
The Church will be left open during the day for personal prayer. You are welcome to come and pay a visit to the Blessed Sacrament during daytime.
God bless & stay safe!
Fr Thomas Kurunthanam
Ways to Donate
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.
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
Pope Francis proclaims “Year of St Joseph”
With the Apostolic Letter “Patris corde” (“With a Father’s Heart”), Pope Francis recalls the 150th anniversary of the declaration of Saint Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church. To mark the occasion, the Holy Father has proclaimed a “Year of Saint Joseph” from 8 December 2020, to 8 December 2021.
Live Streaming of Liturgies
To join Sunday Vigil Mass click on our Parish YouTube Channel at 5 pm on Saturday.
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COVID19 HELP TEAM
For care and support during this time of pandemic, contact CatholicCare on 13 18 19.