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.

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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.

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It is with sadness that we announce our long-time parishioner Charles Lindsay (husband of Maynel Lindsay) has passed away. Our deepest condolences to Lindsay’s family.

Eternal rest grant unto Charles Lindsay, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

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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.

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Sacramental Program 2021

Due to the lockdown extension, 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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Sign the No Euthanasia Petition to prevent state-sanctioned killing in NSW

Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP is urging all Catholics to sign an e-petition to prevent the NSW parliament passing laws that sanction the killing of vulnerable human beings. There is never a good time to introduce laws such as this, but to do so in the middle of a pandemic and amidst lockdowns adversely affecting the lives and livelihoods of millions is unconscionable.

Our sick and elderly have already suffered 17 months of increasing isolation and right now that is being intensified. Meanwhile, people are losing their jobs, businesses are going under, families are under the pressures of schooling and working from home, people’s movements are severely restricted, and depression rates are up. The last thing we need to hear from our leaders in this situation is a pro-suicide message.

Please sign this petition, calling on the Government to keep us focused on the present challenges and once they have been met, let us focus on medicine at its best and not its most lethal.

https://www.noeuthanasia.org.au/protect_life_nsw

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Archbishop’s Afghan Refugee Appeal

Sydney Catholic Archbishop, Anthony Fisher OP, has launched the Archbishop’s Afghan Refugee Appeal. The appeal will raise desperately needed funds and commit the Archdiocese resources of education, health and welfare to Afghan families and individuals fleeing their homeland in the wake of the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan. The UN and aid agencies are preparing for a Syria scale refugee crisis. The appeal means that those who find their way to Australia will have support and resources waiting for them. These dark times remind all of us that we really are our brother and our sisters’ keeper. For further information go to: http://justiceandpeace.org.au/

DONATE HERE

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

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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 Thursday 30 September.

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/.

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.