Following the latest relaxation measures by the NSW Government, Archbishop Anthony Fisher has issued the following directive in his seventh pastoral letter.
Since 1 July 2020, the number of worshippers allowed inside the church at any one time for private prayer, confessions, Masses, baptisms, funerals, Eucharistic Adoration, Rosary in common will be governed by the 4 square metre per person rule. This means that our church (including gallery) can now accommodate a maximum of 85 people and our hall an additional 35, a total of 120 parishioners coming together to celebrate the Eucharist in person. Only 20 attendees are presently permitted at weddings.
Please continue to register online for ALL Masses.
Families can register all together under one booking with only one person's contact details however, you must list the names of all the people included in that booking.
If you are unable to register online, please call the Parish Office on 02 9533 2594 during office hours.
Volunteers in any ministerial role (acolytes, readers, live stream helpers and ushers) do not need to reserve a place.
At-risk parishioners (e.g. the very elderly, those with any symptoms, and those with compromised immune or respiratory systems) are strongly advised not to attend. If you are currently unwell (including coughing or sneezing), please consider coming to Mass when you’re feeling better.
We will continue to live stream our Sunday 9:15am Mass via our Facebook page for the sake of the sick and the elderly. Click here to join us on Facebook, then scroll down to view the Live coverage.
The ASSUMPTION of MARY Feast Day Mass
A Mass to celebrate the Solemnity of the Assumption of Our Lady will be held at 9:30am on Saturday, 15 August. Click here to book your place.
The Winter issue of our Parish magazine, The BARK, is now available. All those parishioners who requested a printed copy can collect this from the Parish Office or at Mass if you register to attend.
If you want to receive a printed version, please contact the Parish Office.
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
Individual confession is now available by appointment. Please call the Parish Office for available times and to make an appointment.
SACRAMENTAL PROGRAM 2020
The Sacramental Program for 2020 has been postponed until further notice. Click here for more information.
A moment to be one-to-one with the Lord and to experience the calm, the quiet and be renewed and strengthened in the Lord. Every Friday, 7:30pm to 8:30pm. Click here to register.
St Vincent de Paul Society wishes to thank our parishioners for their wonderful response to the Vinnies COVID-19 Winter Appeal. We are grateful for your generosity. This allows our Vinnies conference to continue to assist the less fortunate members of our community. May God bless you for your continuing support!
In the new financial year, the Planned Giving Program allows you to claim a tax deduction on 30% of what you give. For our regular planned givers, your envelope packs are available from the Parish Office or at the Mass you attend. If you wish to sign up to our Planned Giving Program or if you want to switch to give via credit card once a month, please contact the Parish Office or click here for more information.
IF YOU ARE SICK
Please get in touch with us. We want to assure you that our priests will anoint, give communion and pray for those who are seriously ill, including those who may have contracted COVID-19. Please contact the priests (Wed-Fri Day: 9533 2594; all other days and all nights: 9580 1310; in an EMERGENCY: 9580 1310).
We continue to remember you and your family members in our prayers. May the peace of the Lord be with you always.
Fr Tony Alex MGL and the Parish Leadership Team