ANNUAL PARISH MEETING
The meeting was held in the Parish Centre Hall on Sunday, 8 November 2020 after the 9:15am Mass. Thank you to the 37 parishioners who attended the APM last Sunday and to the Ministry Leaders who submitted their reports on the work of their members.
The APM Ministry Reports. and the Minutes of the Meeting are available for download. They make interesting reading about the wonderful work of our Parish and its dedicated parishioners. Reading these documents is a great way to be informed about the often quiet work that is always going on behind the scenes in the interests of our parishioners and the wider community.
We are pleased to inform the Parish that Lauren Koszek and Frances Simon were nominated for election to the Leadership Team (LT) and those present accepted their nomination. Thank you to Deb Cummins and Jenni Payne, the retiring members of the LT, for their significant contribution to the Parish, particularly over the last three years on the Leadership Team.
Sincere thanks to Deb Cummins, for her significant contribution to the Parish, in the role of Chairperson of the LT for a second year. Deb has worked tirelessly across a wide range of areas in the last two years and we thank her for her continuing selfless contribution.
As of 23 October 2020, restrictions on church attendances have been eased further to allow for up to 300 worshipers at Masses however, we still need to follow the 4sqm rule. This means that, based on the size of our church and hall, we can have 115 people in the church and 40 in the hall.
As directed by the NSW Health and the Archdiocese, we are encouraged to wear masks for religious gatherings. We continue to respond to this directive, respecting the safety of all other parishioners and for our own safety. For the latest on our response as an Archdiocese, click here.
Please continue to register online for ALL Masses here. If you are unable to register online, please call the Parish Office on 02 9533 2594 during office hours or leave a message.
The Sunday 9:15am Mass will continue to be live streamed for those who are unable to attend at church due to being at risk or unwell.
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. Every Friday, 7:30 to 8:30pm. Click here to register.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available by appointment. Please contact the Parish Office. You may also approach the Sacrament during the Holy Hour every Friday.
Holy Communion at Home
If you are unable to attend Mass at church and would like to receive Holy Communion at home, please contact the Parish Office.
Preparations for the final issue of our Parish magazine, The BARK, are underway. If you have a story to share or would like to have your say, please contact the Parish Office. The deadline for submissions is 1 December. The Summer issue will be available by 18 December 2020.
MGL’s commitment to Safeguarding Children
A recent independent audit by Catholic Professional Standards Ltd (CPSL) on the work of the Missionaries of God’s Love (MGL) reveals its passion for safeguarding. The MGL achieved an impressive result. You can view the CPSL report here and the Catholic Weekly article here.
Wishing you the Peace and Joy of the Lord!
Fr Tony Alex MGL and the Parish Leadership Team