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PLEASE NOTE THAT THE CHURCH IS CURRENTLY CLOSED TILL FURTHER NOTICE
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FACE MASKS ARE NOW MANDITIORY IN ALL PLACES OF WORSHIP & EVERYONE IS RESTRICTED TO THE 4 SQUARE METRE RULE
OUR VISION & MISSION
As a gathering of the People of God in Mary Immaculate Parish, one in Christ, proclaiming the Gospel, the teachings of the Church and promoting Mary and the saints as models of discipleship, our parish community will manifest itself as:
an open, transparent and accountable Church, which respects due process, rejects every form of discrimination, listens to its people, promotes co-responsibility in every facet of its mission and ministry, and is compassionate to its core;
an inclusive parish, developing and implementing pastoral strategies to welcome and support all, particularly the marginalised.
UPDATE ON MASS ATTENDANCE:
NSW Health has revised the COVID 19 guidelines for places of worship effective from the 29th June, 2021 .
NO PUBLIC SERVICES WILL BE HELD IN THE CHURCH UNLESS IT IS A FUNERAL AND THESE WILL BE LIMITED TO 100 GUESTS.
The maximum number of people at places of worship for weddings, funerals and religious services will only be limited to the 4 sqrm rule. The church building will be closed but the office will remain open. Please do not visit unless it is an emergency and call before you come.
It is compulsory for mask to be worn for everyone who enters our church property. However, Fr. Oliver encourages everyone to keep using them when in the church.
Parishioners are asked to sit where the green signs “PLEASE SIT HERE” are placed.
NO BOOKINGS REQUIRED! FIRST COME FIRST SEATED BASIS FOR OUR REGULAR DAILY & SUNDAY MASSES.
NUMBERS LIMITED TO 150 IN THE CHURCH AND 80 IN THE HALL.
DAILY AND WEEKEND MASSES WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE TO VEIW AND PARTICIPATE IN VIA OUR WEBSITE AND FACEBOOK PAGE
No Congregational singing is permitted. All people who are coming into the church are to wear a mask.
The need to sign in, use hand sanitiser, and sanitise our seats after the service remain in effect. NSW Health has also advised that places of worship modify religious services, where practical, such as the reception of Communion, to avoid direct contact with hand and mouth.
From experience we know it is hard to avoid contact with Communion on the tongue. As a result of this advice, we will continue with the practice of only giving Communion in the hand for the time being.
- All people coming to Mass are to wear a mask.
- All people are to have their temperature taken.
- All People are to sanitise their hands.
- All people are to sign in.
- You may only sit in the designated seats.
- You are asked to keep your distance when lining up for Holy Communion.
- Please help with sanitising the seats at the conclusion of Mass.
THANK YOU FOR KEEPING OUR PARISHIONERS
AND VISITORS TO THE CHURCH SAFE.
THANK YOU FOR KEEPING OUR PARISHIONERS AND VISITORS TO THE CHURCH SAFE.
Catholics from the Diocese of Parramatta continue to be dispensed from their Sunday Mass obligation until further notice. (Canon 1248 paragraph 2 and Canon 2181).”
VISITATION TO THE CHURCH: The main door of the Church will be a means of entering the Church. It is necessary that you use hand sanitiser and record your name and phone number before you enter the Church. We would also ask that you do not touch statues, the tabernacle, paintings, or any other religious object in the church.
We will be returning to our liturgy roster for readers, acolytes and junior servers.
The parish office will be in contact with everyone involved to confirm their participation.
We appreciate your continued prayers, patience, cooperation and understanding during this time.
Yours in Christ,
Fr. Oliver, Deacon Leon and Parish Staff.
PRAYER FOR SPIRITUAL COMMUNION
My Jesus, I believe that you are truly present in the Most Blessed Sacrament. I love You above all things and I desire to possess You within my soul. Since I am unable at this moment to receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as being already there, and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You.