SPECIAL RELIGIOUS EDUCATION (SRE)
These activities will assist parents in their efforts to help their children learn at home until SRE lessons resume in the classroom.
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UPDATE ON MASS ATTENDANCE:
As of the 1st of July 2020, the NSW government has announced the easing of further restrictions in keeping our state COVID-safe. The number of people allowed inside indoor venues will be determined by the ‘one person per 4 square metre’ rule, with no upper limit. Therefore from the 1st of July we will be able to take 100 people in our church and 50 people in the school hall (Sunday masses only) for each of our Mass services. We will be adhering to the safety plans as directed, and we will ensure that hand hygiene, physical distancing, and cleansing of the seats in the Church take place. Of course, people who are unwell should not come to the Church but rather stay at home. Social distancing within our church grounds and inside our church will still need to be followed. We ask parishioners to sit only on the pews where
the green signs state “Please Sit Here”.
As per the government's requirement, all people entering the Church need to sign in our visitors log with their full name and phone number after using the hand sanitiser provided. From the 1st of July 2020, we will no longer require parishioners to book to attend Mass. We will go by “a first-come, first-serve basis”, allowing the first 100 people who arrive in the church to enter, then provide an additional 50 social distanced seats in the school hall (Sunday Masses only) for people to participate in a live stream of Mass. During communion, the priest or the minister he may delegate will distribute communion. We also ask that people volunteer to sanitise the seats after each Mass.
If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact the parish office.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED PRAYERS AND SUPPORT!
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).”
MASSES THIS COMING WEEK: Monday: 6.00am only.
Tuesday to Friday: 6.00am & 9.15 AM.
Saturday: 7.30am only.
There will be no Wednesday or Friday evening Masses until further notice.
Our live streaming and broadcasted Masses will no longer continue.
VIGIL MASSES: 5.30pm
SUNDAY MORNING MASSES: 7:30 AM, 9:00 AM, 10:30 AM, 12.30PM & 5.30PM
FOR THE TIME BEING, THERE WILL BE NO SINGING AT MASS.
THE SACRAMENT OF PENANCE: On Saturdays between 4.00PM – 5.00PM
THE SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM: for the time being, there will be individual baptisms on a Saturday with a total of 50 people apart from the priest and acolyte. This will take place at 11:00 AM. Please contact the parish office via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone: 9626 3326, to make an inquiry or book a Baptism.
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.
PARISH SACRAMENTAL PROGRAM: FIRST RECONCILIATION, FIRST EUCHARIST & CONFIRMATION.
After consultation with the Diocese of Parramatta our parish has decided to make amendments to our sacramental program this year in light of the current restrictions on gatherings.
The parish First Eucharist and Confirmation programs will be postponed until further notice. A decision on these sacramental programs will be made as further restrictions are eased. As you would appreciate, the witnessing by family, extended family and friends of those completing these sacraments has been an important part of making these significant occasions memorable. Therefore by delaying these programs it will maximise the opportunity for this.
Because of this, we have decided to move forward the preparation for the sacrament of reconciliation.
This sacrament is for children in Year 3 and above who have been baptised.
We intend the preparation session to occur via Zoom (online video conferencing).
We will be inviting children and their parents to come to the church for the actual sacrament. Tentatively this will be done on a Tuesday and Thursday afternoon/evening in the month of August 2020.
Registration for this program will begin on Sunday 21st June 2020 via our website. (www.maryimmac.org.au)
Please do not hesitate to contact our parish sacramental coordinator on the details below if you have any further questions.
Gerald “Ged” Oblea
Mary Immaculate Parish
Ph: 02 9626 3326 and select option "3"
Mobile: 0477 151 279
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, Fr. Ever, 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.
Our Mass services will occur as follows:
Monday – 6.00am only
Tuesday to Friday - 6.00am and 9.15am
Saturday - 7.30am only
Sunday Masses – Saturday Vigil Mass 5.30pm
Sunday- 7.30am, 9.00am, 10.30am, 12.30pm and 5.30pm
1st of July we will be able to take 100 people in our church and 50 people in the school hall (Sunday masses only) for each of our Mass services. Social distancing within our church grounds and inside our church will still need to be followed. We ask parishioners to sit only on the pews where the green signs state “Please Sit Here”.
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.
Our church offers all sacraments please contact our sacramental coordinator for more information.
Gerald "Ged" Oblea (Coordinator)
Ph: +61 29626 3326 (Press 3)
Mobile: +61 477 151 279