UPDATE ON MASS ATTENDANCE:
As you are aware, we are limited to 100 people in the Church for any liturgical celebration or at any one time.
DIRECTIVES: All people who are coming into the church are highly recommended to wear a mask as this is for your personal protection but also for protection of everybody else. We would describe it as an act of fundamental charity. Please wear the masks to, during and after Mass. If you forget to bring a Mask these are available at the foyer of the church for a donation of $1.00 each.
The four-square metre rule and 1.5m physical distancing requirements will continue to apply. As COVID-19 cases are escalating, we need to be very mindful of how we can eliminate risk. Due to the restrictions we encourage no gathering outside the church before, during or after our services.
Please follow instructions upon entry to the Church.
1. If you are unwell, stay home as the dispensation from Sunday Mass is still current.
2. Use hand sanitizer available in the foyer of the church.
3. When entering Church, sign in.
4. Sit in designated spots. Green Signs “Please Sit Here”.
5. Keep your distance when lining up for Holy Communion.
6. Before leaving the church please sanitize the place and area you were seated with the anti-bacterial wipes provided in the church.
Breach of any of these orders referenced under the Public Health Act is a criminal offence and can attract penalties. As has occurred in some parishes, we expect police may conduct random inspections of places of worship for COVID-19 safety compliance.
PLEASE HELP US KEEP OUR PARISHIONERS AND VISITORS TO THE CHURCH SAFE.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED PRAYERS AND SUPPORT!
Catholics from the Diocese of Parramatta continue to be dispensed from their Sunday Mass obligation until further notice. (Canon 1248 paragraph 2 and Canon 2181).”
MASS TIMES THIS COMING WEEK:
Monday: 6.00am only.Tuesday to Friday: 6.00am & 9.15 AM.
Saturday: 7.30am only.
There will be no Wednesday or Friday evening Masses until further notice. Our live streaming and broadcasted Masses will no longer continue.
VIGIL MASSES: 5.30pm
SUNDAY MORNING MASSES: 7:30 AM, 9:00 AM, 10:30 AM, 12.30PM & 5.30PM
FOR THE TIME BEING, THERE WILL BE NO SINGING AT MASS.
THE SACRAMENT OF PENANCE: On Saturdays between 4.00PM – 5.00PM
THE SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM: for the time being, there will be individual baptisms on a Saturday with a total of 50 people apart from the priest and acolyte. This will take place at 11:00 AM. Please contact the parish office via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone: 9626 3326, to make an inquiry or book a Baptism.
VISITATION TO THE CHURCH: The main door of the Church will be a means of entering the Church. It is necessary that you use hand sanitiser and record your name and phone number before you enter the Church. We would also ask that you do not touch statues, the tabernacle, paintings, or any other religious object in the church.
PARISH SACRAMENTAL PROGRAM: FIRST RECONCILIATION, FIRST EUCHARIST & CONFIRMATION: Our parish will be conducting the following sacramental programs over the next months. Please log on to our website for further information and registration on the dates below.
Confirmation ~ Monday 31st August 2020
First Eucharist ~ Monday 21st September 2020
Please do not hesitate to contact our parish sacramental coordinator on the details below if you have any further questions.
Gerald “Ged” Oblea
Mary Immaculate Parish
Ph: 02 9626 3326 and select option "3"
Mobile: 0477 151 279
LITURGY ROSTER: We will be returning to our liturgy roster for readers, acolytes and junior servers.The parish office will be in contact with everyone involved to confirm their participation.
We appreciate your continued prayers, patience, cooperation and understanding during this time.
Yours in Christ,
Fr. Oliver, Deacon Leon and Parish Staff
PRAYER FOR SPIRITUAL COMMUNION
My Jesus, I believe that you are truly present in the Most Blessed Sacrament. I love You above all things and I desire to possess You within my soul. Since I am unable at this moment to receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as being already there, and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.