As you may be aware, government authorities have now allowed Church doors to reopen for Masses with 50 people (over and above the priest and ministers).
To comply with the guidelines in connection with the gradual opening of Churches for prayer & Masses, we ask you when you visit the Church to comply with the following:
- Record your name, address, phone number and email in the book provided in the foyer as you enter the Church (this is a government requirement for contacting people in case of a Corona cluster).
- Keep physical distance from others by only sitting in the places marked on the pews with a red cross.
- Use hand sanitiser when entering and leaving the Church.
- Avoid touching statues or other fixtures in the Church.
- Practice good hygiene, eg. covering your coughs, avoid touching your face.
PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND MASS IF YOU HAVE COLD or FLU-LIKE SYMPTOMS.
Chance to Attend Mass
If you would like to chance to attend a Mass of 50 people, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone the Parish Office 9349 1198 (during office hours. Mon – Thurs 9.30-12.30 & Fri 9-3) and give your full name and phone number to book a spot.
Fortunately also, we have been able to provide a video link from the Church to the Parish hall, so we are able to seat another 50 people in the hall for Mass. At the time of Communion, an Acolyte will come to the hall to distribute Communion. Even those who has not booked can avail themselves of these opportunity to participate in Mass.
* For weekday Masses, which have returned to the usual schedule, there is no need to make a booking.
If you have particular needs, please contact the parish on 9349 1198 or email@example.com.
Live Streaming daily Masses are available at St Mary’s Cathedral Sydney’s website link: https://www.stmaryscathedral.org.au/
Safeguarding and Ministerial Integrity Office
The focus of the Safeguarding Office is the prevention of abuse and harm to children, young people and the vulnerable within our Archdiocese. If you or a person close to you has been abused by someone working or ministering within the Archdiocese of Sydney, we invite you to contact us. We will listen to you respectfully, offer support and discuss the options you have available to you. Please contact the Safeguarding and Ministerial Integrity Office on (02) 9390 5812 or firstname.lastname@example.org
You may also want to speak to our Parish Priest, Fr John Hayes who will be able to provide support and guidance. The Archdiocese has a legal obligation to report crimes to the police.
Important News about WWCC Renewal
Personal Details MUST be Updated
Everyone who holds a WWCC Number is now legally required to update their contact details, including any name or address changes, within three months – just like your driver licence. And like your licence, penalties will apply for people who don’t update.
And, it is required by the Archdiocese, that only those who have current Working with Children Check Number will be included in the roster.
Please advise parish office via email when you have updated your WWCC number.