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Let it be both an entrée into our community and an ongoing source of information about how we try to live out our vision which is “To Follow The Example Of Jesus By Serving Others.” – I hope you accept that that’s a goal and not a boast about where we are now!
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Christmas in July 7pm
COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS EASING
Although we have had some easing of restrictions in the community, there has been no changes to access of the church buildings at this stage. The Archdiocese have prepared a COVID-19 Safe Plan, which we need to adhere to. There will be many checks and measures before we are able to open up again. In the meantime, if you haven’t made a prayer space in your home, and if you haven’t joined a phone call group - do something this week. It could be some time before you can greet each other at the church doors. If you haven’t tried a Zoom liturgy or Zoom chat session, try something new this week! You’ll be surprised how much you will enjoy the interaction with your fellow parishioners.
Update from last week...We are aiming for a restart of Mass from 12th July. There are many things for us to consider before we open the church doors to everyone. Our mass services may be controlled by a booking system so we can monitor how many are attending a service and we will also need to collect contact details for all attendees.
We will be governed by the restrictions in place at the time. As you can appreciate, all our plans to reopen will be effected by any changes that the government implements. We may need to train volunteers to assist with cleaning of the church too. Initially there will be no cuppa after mass, to stay within the government guide-lines.
We would appreciate some feedback about the new style ‘mass’. Would you be attending with restrictions in place or prefer to wait until further relaxation of restrictions? Will you be willing to go on the roster during COVID-19 restrictions? Any feedback will be welcome and helpful too.
PARISH MAILING LIST
Are you missing important news about our parish? We have an email distribution list of parishioners. We use this list to send an advice out each week with a link to the updated newsletter. We also use this list to advise the community of important news ie funerals. If you aren’t in the loop and would like to be the first to know - send Debra an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) asking to be added to the ‘list’.
The Parish Office is still open but Deb will be doing some work from home. We have a box in the foyer for you to leave any monies or correspondence. We encourage you not to visit us in person. However, we are here and are able to take calls and receive emails. If you need to bring something into the office or collect something from us, we can leave things outside the office for collection. Copies of Living Faith books are here in the office. You can still purchase from the piety shop, just phone me first. Stay safe, Debra
Our Parish will continue to function during this crisis and, as you know, the Bills will still come in. If you use the Envelopes, maybe you can
IGNITE YOUTH LIVE
Join us on Friday nights when we gather online and connect with each other. Each week we hear from an inspirational speaker, experience dynamic worship from Ignite Conference followed up with our high schoolers online youth group. Download the Handout >>
Friday Nights from 7pm On Facebook and Youtube.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY
Thank You letters have been received from Caritas and from Share the Dignity this week. Although we have been in lockdown here at the parish, we have received donations to Caritas for their Project compassion Campaign for 2020 totalling almost $5,000.00. Although this figure is down on our collections for 2019, we still did well.
The Share the Dignity campaign also suffered through the lockdown with their March 2020 Dignity Drive. We did still manage to donate a large bag of goods to the organisation!
They will be holding another dignity Drive in August. So keep that in mind when you are shopping and perhaps put an extra something in your trolley ready for their next drive.
If you missed out on making a donation to Project compassion, they will still accept donations till 30th June. Go to their website for more details.
SUNDAY ZOOM LITURGY
Sunday ZOOM Liturgy will be at 8.30am every Sunday morning until further notice. Join your fellow parishioners as we celebrate Communion and the Word. Help with ZOOM available - contact Fr Denis.
Mass is ‘Live streamed” daily from the Cathedral. Please refer to our Stay Connected page for full details.