WELCOME BACK…!!!

Holy Family Parish is open to the public from Monday 18th October 2021. We warmly welcome everyone, both vaccinated and non-vaccinated people to come together to celebrate the Holy Eucharist.

VIGIL MASS TIME is 5.30pm (Daylight Saving)

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

FACE MASK must be worn at this time.

SIGN IN* with the NSW Government QR code or use the Attendance Register provided in the foyer as you enter the Church.

A four-square metre rule applies, except for members of the same household maximum of 80 people are allowed in the Church at a time – first come first serve basis.  To ensure that you are able to secure a spot, we advise that you arrive early. 

NO congregational singing

DO NOT ENTER THE CHURCH if you have a fever, cough, sorethroat, loss of smell or loss of taste; or shortness of breath,  OR in the past 2 weeks been in contact with someone COVID-19 positive or visited a COVID-19 ‘hot spot’.

Thank you for your cooperation & support

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

* ALL visitors to workplaces and venues within Holy Family Church must use the NSW Government QR code to check in, including: parishioners, staffs, contractors, deliveries.

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MASS OFFERING names can be found here

We welcome your requests for special prayers. You may send this via email at holy.family@bigpond.com with your full name, phone number, Mass request (e.g., Name of person, living/deceased/anniversary/ill/thanksgiving, preferred date/time).

Fr Allan has been offering daily Mass privately. He continues to remember and pray for your intentions during his personal daily Mass at this time.

Holy Family Parish Maroubra – YouTube

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PLANNED GIVING – 2021/2022 new envelopes and 2020/2021 tax receipts will be available to collect from the Church side entrance after Lockdown ends. Please contact the Parish Office if you wish to receive your tax receipts by email or we can post it to you.

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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.

October: The Month of the Rosary

A prayer full of blessings as we contemplate the mysteries of our salvation. Let us make use of this beautiful prayer as we continue to grow together in faith and love.

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Sacramental Program 2021

Due to the lockdown and other restrictions, the Sacrament of First Holy Communion will be celebrated at a date to be announced after the lockdown is lifted. Our Sacramental Program Coordinator and team will continue to stay in touch with the candidates’ parents via email.

Enquiries: hfmaroubra1914@gmail.com for 2022 program

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Write to your local MP ahead of expected parliamentary debate on euthanasia

NSW Parliament is set to resume on 12 October and Independent MP Alex Greenwich is likely to table his euthanasia bill that day.

It is critical for parishioners to act now and voice their opposition to the proposed bill.

The anti-euthanasia coalition, HOPE has developed an online tool that will allow you to send an email directly to your state MP and to all members of the NSW Upper House. The tool is available here: https://www.noeuthanasia.org.au/petition_2108_ocp_nsw

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Archbishop’s Afghan Refugee Appeal

This appeal is continuing to raise desperately needed funds and commit the Archdiocesan resources across education, health and welfare to support Afghan families and individuals fleeing their homeland in the wake of the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan.

DONATE HERE

On behalf of the Archbishop and those most vulnerable people, we thank you for your support.

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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 buckets at 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 holy.family@bigpond.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 2016, 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.