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UPDATE ON MASS ATTENDANCE:
On the 21st October 2020 NSW Health revised the COVID-19 guidelines for places of worship,
effective on Friday 23 October 2020. The maximum number of people who can attend religious gatherings will be lifted from 100 to
300. This will still be subject to the 4 square metre rule.
Please note based on how the church pews are set up in our church and to adhere to the 4 square metre rule, we are limited
to 140 people in the Church for any liturgical celebration or at any one time. For our Sunday Masses we are permitted to
accommodate 50 people in the Parish Schools Multipurpose area.
DIRECTIVES: All people who are coming into the church are highly recommended to wear a mask as this is for your personal protection
but also for protection of everybody else. We would describe it as an act of fundamental charity. Please wear the masks to, during
and after Mass. If you forget to bring a Mask these are available at the foyer of the church for a donation of $1.00 each.
The four-square metre rule and 1.5m physical distancing requirements will continue to apply. As COVID-19 cases are escalating,
we need to be very mindful of how we can eliminate risk. Due to the restrictions we encourage no gathering outside the church before, during or after our services.
Please follow instructions upon entry to the Church.
1. If you are unwell, stay home as the dispensation from Sunday Mass is still current.
2. Use hand sanitizer available in the foyer of the church;
3. When entering Church, sign in;
4. Sit in designated spots. Green Signs “Please Sit Here”
5. Keep your distance when lining up for Holy Communion.
6. Before leaving the church please sanitizer the place and area you were seat with the anti-bacterial wipes provided in the church.
Breach of any of these orders referenced under the Public Health Act is a criminal offence and can attract penalties.
As has occurred in some parishes, we expect police may conduct random inspections of places of worship for COVID-19 safety compliance.
PLEASE HELP US KEEP OUR PARISHIONERS AND VISITORS TO THE CHURCH SAFE.
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 (email@example.com) 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.
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.
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