LENTEN SEASON 2021
Take on the challenge to create lasting change. Give something up for 40 days. WHAT WILL YOU GIVE UP?
“ASPIRE NOT TO HAVE MORE, BUT TO BE MORE” – St Oscar Romero
DONATE ONLINE: https://lent.caritas.org.au/donate
Go Make Disciples: A Lenten Companion – If you would like a FREE copy, for personal devotion or group reflection in reparation for the Paschal Triduum (Holy Thursday to Easter Sunday), please email / phone the parish during office hours. Includes the Sunday Gospels, reflection questions, devotional resources such as the Stations of the Cross, and also a spiritual reflection on foundations of the Christian life as explored in the Sunday Gospel, with reflections by Prof Tracey Rowland, Peter Holmes, Fr Chris Ryan MGL, Mother Hilda Scott OSB, Fr Kelvin Lovegrove, Fr David Braithwaite SJ, and Dr Paul Morrissey.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS
Every Friday in Lent @6pm
As part of the Government Requirement to help keep our community safe,
please comply with the following:
- DOWNLOAD the SERVICE NSW APP onto your mobile phone and SCAN it at the ‘QR CODE’ provided at the entrance – HOLY FAMILY PARISH is registered as a COVID-19 SAFE Organisation on NSW Government COVID-19 website.
- Or RECORD your name, address, phone number and email in the book provided in the foyer as you enter the Church.
- Keep PHYSICAL DISTANCE – 1.5 metre space around each person, with the exception of people from the same household.
- 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.
- It is RECOMENDED to Wear A MASK when you attend a religious service or visiting a church space. Please bring your own mask.
Please look for medical assistance:
- If you have any cold or flu-like symptoms
- If you have had any association with locations classified by NSW Health for action within 14 days.
Fortunately also, we have been able to provide a video link from the Church to the Parish hall, so we are able to seat more parishioners in the hall for Mass. At the time of Communion, an Acolyte will come to the hall to distribute Communion.
Covid-19 Restrictions Eased
Archbishop Anthony has lifted the dispensation from our Sunday Mass obligation. The Catholic faithful are once again obliged to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation when this is reasonably possible. Those who are of great age, have health conditions or are otherwise anxious about the risks of COVID-19 are free to remain at home and find another way of keeping the Sabbath holy.
God bless & stay safe! – Fr Allan Casquejo