Holy Family Church – Maroubra Parish

Parish News

Blessing HF Statue 26 June 2022

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MASS TIMES

Monday – Saturday 9.10am
Saturday VIGIL5.00pm after 1st Sunday in April (Daylight Saving ends);
5.30pm after 1st Sunday in October (Daylight Saving begins)
Sunday8.00am, 9.30am, 6.00pm
ReconciliationSaturdays – after 9.10am Mass & before Vigil Mass

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Please register ONLINE with this link Family Christmas Mass Form for Children’s participation for FAMILY CHRISTMAS MASS – Saturday 24th December 5.30pm.

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SACRAMENTAL PROGRAM 2023

Please register ONLINE NOW via 2023 Sacrament Program Registration OPEN for First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion (Eligibility Year 3 or above in 2023) & for Confirmation (Eligibility Year 6 or above in 2023).

(**Please note that registrations for First Holy Communion close in Term 1, since it is a requirement for First Reconciliation. If First Reconciliation in Term 1 is missed, then your child will need to wait until the 2024 program).

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We THANK YOU for your generosity in supporting our Parish throughout the year through WEBSITE, tap donation machines, weekly collections (planned giving envelopes and loose collections at Mass), monthly planned giving by credit card and various appeals. Your support is much appreciated. MAY GOD BLESS YOU.

We encourage all Parishioners to join the giving system by either Weekly Envelope or Monthly Credit Card as this is the main income of the parish, by means of which we run everyday expenses, funds projects and plan for the future.

Please contact holyfamilymaroubra@outlook.com if you wish to:

* Join / Opt-out of planned giving (envs weekly, credit card monthly, website at anytime)
* Update your contact details (address, ph, email, etc) on parish records

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Please comply with the COVID Restrictions and precautions when coming to visit the parish:

FACE MASKS are encouraged to be worn in the church.

PLEASE TRY to MAINTAIN 1.5m distance from otherIt is recommended that people who do not normally live in the same household try to keep some social distance from each other.

DO NOT ENTER THE CHURCH if you are unwell. As we learn to live with the Covid virus in our parish community, we strongly ask you not to attend the Church if you develop any of the COVID-19 symptoms.

Please stay safe and may God Bless you and your loved ones

Source: www.sydneycatholic.org/coronavirus-frequently-asked-questions/

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MASS OFFERING names can be found here

We welcome your requests for special prayers. To request a Mass Offering, please complete a Mass Offering envelope with donation and drop the envelope into the Parish Office, the letter box, or put it on the weekend offertory basket. Mass request (e.g., Name of person, .living/deceased/anniversary/ill/thanksgiving, preferred date/time).

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THE MEMORARE – PRAYER

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thine intercession was left unaided.

Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my mother; to thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me.

Amen.

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Live-streamed Masses in the Archdiocese of Sydney here

COVID-19 Prayer resources
www.sydneycatholic.org/coronavirus-updates/prayer-resources-for-the-coronavirus-pandemic/.

To find the latest information on restrictions, including rules for your local area visit:  https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19

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Support Us

First and Second Collections, Planned Giving*, Baptisms, Weddings and all other Sacramental Programme payments can now be made via Onlineclick on the red “SUPPORT US” button towards the top right hand corner and follow the instructions on the BPoint Secure Facility. It’s easier way of making an offering without the need to carry cash, however collections at mass (two boxes near the entrance or tap and go) will continue as usual. Thank you for your donations and support.

The First Collection such as your gifts at baptism and marriages, goes towards paying the living expenses of the priests of our parish and the diocese. Any surplus goes to an Archdiocesan fund to support other priests (eg in smaller parishes, elderly, studying).

The Second Collection is for the support of the parish’s maintenance, utilities, insurances, liturgical needs (eg. altar flowers, altar bread and wine), parish administration (eg staff wages), etc. (including CWF* shortfall).

* Another way to support this Parish and get 100% tax deductibility on your donation ($2 or more) is by donating to Charitable Works Fund (CWF) online AND identify HOLY FAMILY MAROUBRA at the bottom of the page, so that your donation will be added to Parish Appeal total.

* If you wish to join our Planned Giving Program via envelope or monthly direct debit, please send us an email to holyfamilymaroubra@outlook.com

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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 5810 or safeguardingenquiries@sydneycatholic.org

You may also want to speak to our Parish Priest who will be able to provide support and guidance. The Archdiocese has a legal obligation to report crimes to the  police.

Information and resources on how to keep children and young people safe

The Overview of The Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney Child’s Safeguarding Policy

Please be aware that HOLY FAMILY CHURCH MAROUBRA does not have Facebook page/account. If you “TAG” HOLY FAMILY MAROUBRA in photos on your Facebook page, the images also appear on a Facebook page/account called HOLY FAMILY CATHOLIC CHURCH. This page is NOT created nor controlled by HOLY FAMILY CHURCH MAROUBRA. We kindly remind you to take care when uploading photos of any children without parent consent.

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WWCC Renewal & Updating Personal Details

Please advise parish office via email whenever you update or renew your WWCC number including any contact details e.g. name, phone number, address changes, within three months. 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 able to serve in the Ministry.

Working With Children Check (WWCC) Renewal
A friendly reminder for those of you that obtained your WWCC in 2017, your WWCC will be due for renewal this year. From time to time the parish needs to update its records of who is undertaking which volunteering roles. Please kindly provide these details at your earliest convenience as we will need to re-verify your renewed WWC number.