As mentioned last week, Bishop Homeming has given permission for private Masses to be offered which have now started. If you would like to attend a Mass please make contact with the parish office by phone or email during office hours. Please refer to the articles in this bulletin for more information. Parishioners who are unable to attend a private Mass remain in my prayers and thoughts. I hope that the delivery of parish bulletins are providing support and consolation to those confined to their homes. Livestream Masses will continue to be available at many websites including Bishop Homeming’s Mass at lismorediocese.org. Fr Nicolas Maurice
St Vincent de Paul Winter Appeal: The St Vincent de Paul Society is calling for donations to the Vinnies COVID-19 Winter Appeal, helping people doing it tough in our communities due to coronavirus. Every dollar you donate will help people to feed their families, put petrol in the car and keep warm during winter – more important than ever during the current health crisis. Please visit www.vinnies.org.au or call 131812 to make a contribution. Thank you for your kindness.
Provisions for private Mass:
No public Mass is permitted. The dispensation from Sunday obligation continues.
Private Masses may be celebrated in church with ten invited people attending the Mass.
Any parishioners interested will need to register their interest by contacting the parish office.
Punctuality is essential as church doors are locked at the start of Mass.
Protocols for all services:
Ensure that no more than 10 people, by invitation only, come onto the property at any one time.
Ensure 1.5m distancing, allowing for at least 4m2 per person.
Encourage good hygiene through the provision of hand-washing facilities and hand sanitiser and communicating with attendees what good hygiene involves.
Instruct people to stay home if they are unwell.
Parishioners who fall into a vulnerable or high-risk category to avoid attending gatherings.
Clean and disinfect communal areas frequently.
The names, addresses and telephone numbers of each person who enters the church must be recorded and kept for at least four weeks.