As more restrictions have been eased, the decision has been made by the Parish Leadership Team to re-open the church from Thursday 9th July. As a result, the below measures/steps have been put in place to ensure the safety of all Parishioners and an easy transition back to some normality. Please note, these measures will be re-assessed on a fortnightly basis.
1. In the church, masses will be celebrated on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays at 9:00 am, Saturdays at 5:30 pm (Vigil) and Sundays at 8:30 am. Online Masses will continue to be live streamed on Mondays and Wednesdays at 7:00 pm and Sunday 10:00 am.
2. Mass intentions will be offered as booked either in the church or online depending on the mass times.
3. If you wish to attend mass, you MUST register via Eventbrite registration links (click here). Due to the 4sqm rule, we can only accommodate up to 78 people. If you do not have access to the internet, please contact the parish office during office hours and the staff will be able to assist.
4. If you feel unwell, have flu-like symptoms or elevated body temperature, please stay home.
5. Upon arrival, please enter via the door marked with “Entry”. Monitors will be in the foyer to tick off your name (pre-registered), sanitise your hands with the sanitiser provided, take your temperature and guide you to where you can be seated (pews marked with stickers). Please be mindful of 1.5m distancing rule.
6. Church doors will be closed 5 minutes before mass.
7. During mass – do not shake hands but nod to give the sign of peace. Holy Communion will be received on the hand only.
8. If you wish to support the Parish financially, please do so electronically (click here). The ‘Tap n Go’ device will be available in the foyer. The less preferred option is cash. This is because we want to minimize our money counters’ exposure to potential risk.
9. The toilets will be locked. If you wish to use the toilet, please see one of the monitors and they will give you access.
As we take the first step, we ask you all to keep our Parish in your prayers. These are difficult times for us all. In many places in Australia and around the world, the re-opening of churches has proved to be very tricky. While some cannot wait to come to mass, others feel greatly apprehensive about leaving their home and going to church. So, we will need to be patient and sensitive to each other.
God bless The Parish Leadership Team.