CHURCH and PARISH OFFICE are CLOSED

UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

STRICTER COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS:
From 12 July, 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.

Temporary suspended until further notice:
Kids Liturgy
Christian Meditation on Mondays
Seniors Meeting (Fridays fortnightly)
Youth Group (please see Maroubra Youth Group for ONLINE event and/or Bulletins)

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CORONAVIRUS FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I attend Mass?
Public masses across greater Sydney, including the whole metropolitan area, the Central Coast and the Blue Mountains have been suspended until at least Friday 30 July.

Live-streamed Masses in the Archdiocese of Sydney here

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

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

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Mass Offering

To request a Mass Offering, email 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). We will confirm by email within a week.

Names can be found here

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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 Online – look for the SUPPORT US tab at the top of the page. 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

*PLANNED GIVING – 2021/2022 new envelopes and 2020/2021 tax receipts will be available to collect from the Church side entrance after Lockdown ends.

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UPDATE: Fr William (Bill) Challenor – Diamond Jubilee

Our planned celebrations of his Diamond Jubilee Mass followed by lunch are postponed to a later date and you will be notified here when a new date is confirmed, and those who have booked online will be notified by email.

Fr Bill was ordained to the priesthood on July 15, 1961, at St Mary’s Cathedral. After retiring as our parish priest of 27 years, from 1986 to 2013, Fr Bill’s heart is still with Holy Family Parish and he remains in our hearts and prayers.

One of our parishioners sends this message and prayer to Fr Bill; so on our behalf….

Congratulations on your Diamond Jubilee, Fr Bill!
“The valiant one whose chosen steps are guided by the LORD, who will delight in his way, May stumble, but he will never fall, for the LORD holds his hand.” Psalm: 37:23-24
God’s blessings on you and thank you for all you have done and still do in the service of God.

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Sacramental Program 2021Register here

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION – Term 3. Register now.

Enquiries: hfmaroubra1914@gmail.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 5812 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.

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.