OCTOBER

UPDATE 

Our Lady of Fatima Peakhurst Parish warmly welcomes all parishioners and visitors to attend Mass and other services at our church.

WELCOME BACK!

With the news that NSW has now reached 80% double vaccination the Sydney Archdiocese has advised that commencing Monday 18th October, public Masses and other services are able to recommence for all who wish to attend.

So it is with great excitement that we can let you know that our church will be open for Masses commencing this Wednesday (20 October) and we look forward to warmly welcoming everyone back especially this weekend, 23rd and 24th October.

Following is the IMPORTANT information that you need to know.

Weekend Masses

  • 5pm Saturday Vigil (pre-registration required)

  • 9:15am Sunday morning (pre-registration required)

  • 6pm Sunday evening (pre-registration required)

Restrictions of Numbers

As the 1 person per 4sqm rule applies:

  • only 115 people are permitted in the church

  • the hall will be open for the 5pm Saturday Vigil and the 9:15 Sunday morning Masses where the service will be livestreamed

  • a maximum of 45 people can attend in the hall

Register for Mass

Click here to register, select the Mass you wish to attend, select the church or the hall, and complete your details. Registrations close 2 hours before the start of the Mass you wish to attend.

NOTE: All pre-registered people will have priority to enter the church. Anyone who arrives for Mass but is unregistered will only be allowed entry if the pre-Mass registration number is under the 115 limit.

Arriving at the Church (or the Hall)

You will need to:

  • be wearing a mask

  • have your name signed off by one of the ushers

  • check in using the QR Code OR put your details on the sign-in sheet

  • show the QR code green tick to the usher before you enter the church (or the hall)

Keeping Everyone Safe

In order to keep everyone safe, we will:

  • maintain physical distance between parishioners by using every second pew

  • only have a maximum of 5 people per pew

  • provide QR Code signs at the entry to the church (and the hall)

  • have hand sanitiser available

  • open windows and use fans to increase ventilation

  • require masks to be worn

  • have NO congregational singing

  • require Acolytes, Eucharistic Ministers, and singers to be fully vaccinated in order to protect themselves and others

  • clean the pews and other surfaces at the conclusion of each Mass

 

Other Masses and Services

9:30am Wednesday and Friday Masses

  • will recommence on 20 October

  • pre-registration is NOT required

  • check in using QR Code or sign-on sheet is ESSENTIAL

7:30pm Friday Eucharistic Adoration

  • will recommence on 22 October

  • pre-registration is NOT required

  • check in using QR Code or sign-on sheet is ESSENTIAL

Livestreaming

We will continue to livestream our weekday and Sunday 9:15am Masses. So for those of you who for health reasons or who have concerns about returning to church at this stage and would prefer to stay at home, you can continue to access our livestreamed Mass via our Facebook page.

We are so looking forward to seeing everyone back at church.  Be assured that we will be doing all that we possibly can to ensure a safe environment for all. 

Position of CATECHIST COORDINATOR

We are seeking to appoint a person who would be responsible for overseeing the administrative duties important in ensuring the effective operation of the Catechist ministry in our parish.

This will be a permanent, part-time, paid position that would require a total of 100 hours per annum.

Interested applicants may obtain an Application Form and a copy of the Role Description by contacting the Parish Secretary via email at olfpeak@bigpond.com. Applications close: Friday 29 October 2021.

“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations,
baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
and teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you”.

-Matthew 28:19

The BARK

The September (Spring) issue of The BARK is now available HERE.  Our thanks to everyone for your contributions!

If you would like this issue delivered to your mailbox automatically, please contact Julia Goff by email or on 0412 809 313. 

Archbishop's Afghan Refugee Appeal

The appeal will raise desperately needed funds and commit the Archdiocese resources for education, health and welfare to Afghan families and individuals fleeing their homeland in the wake of the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan. You can click HERE to donate.

Sign the No Euthanasia Petition

Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP is urging all Catholics to sign an e-petition to prevent the NSW parliament passing laws that sanction the killing of vulnerable human beings. You can sign the petition here.

Sacramental Program

To receive updates, please contact Ruth at olfsacramental@bigpond.com.

Eucharistic Adoration

The Holy Hour, as many know it, is a time to have a one-on-one conversation with Jesus and be renewed in the love, joy and peace that the Lord alone can give.  Livestreamed every Friday, 7:30 to 8:30pm.

Reconciliation

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available in an emergency.  Please contact the Parish Office.

Annual Parish Meeting

Our Annual Parish Meeting is usually held around early October however, the events of this year have forced us to delay this until November when it is anticipated we will be able to hold a public gathering. More will be announced about this important parish event in the coming weeks.

The last meeting was held in the Parish Centre Hall on Sunday, 8 November 2020 after the 9:15am Mass.

The APM Ministry Reports and the Minutes of the Meeting are available for download.

Commitment to Safeguarding Children

We are committed to making our parish a safe place for our children. Child sexual abuse is a crime. The appropriate people to deal with a crime are the police. If you, or anyone you know, have been abused, please contact the police. Alternatively, you can contact the Safeguarding and Ministerial Integrity Office at (02) 9390 5810 or safeguardingenquiries@sydneycatholic.org. You may also want to speak to your Parish Priest who will be able to provide support and guidance. The Archdiocese has a legal obligation to report crimes to the police.

Fr Tony Alex MGL and the Parish Leadership Team