COVID-19 Update (6 August 2020)

Information current as at 6 August 2020

Mass attendance is restricted to 100 people

Registration to attend is essential

The wearing of face masks is strongly recommended

We are proudly COVID safe

Sunday Mass obligation remains suspended


More information

Mass attendance

Given the recent rise in outbreaks, the NSW Government has now restricted Mass attendance to 100 people, plus the priest and ministers.

Church doors will be locked once the maximum attendance is reached.

Everyone who comes to Mass is strongly recommended to wear a face mask, in accordance with NSW Health and Diocese of Parramatta advice.

When you come to Mass, there will now be separate tables for checking in, manual registration for Masses, and hand sanitising. This will hopefully reduce entry delays.

Registration

You must register in advance to attend Mass. You can register here on our website, by phone, or if necessary, in person at the parish office.

Online registrations for Sunday Masses must be completed by midday on Friday.

Please do not come to the Church without registering, hoping there will be places available.

COVID Safe

In accordance with government requirements, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish is a COVID Safe Business, and has a COVID-19 Safety Plan. So that we can adhere to this plan, your cooperation with our directions when attending Mass is essential. Police and NSW Health officers are randomly visiting churches to inspect plans and ensure that people are complying with requirements. The COVID-19 Safety Plan is available to view in the parish centre.

The Parish must keep a record of name and contact details for all staff, volunteers, visitors and contractors who have visited the parish for a period of at least 28 days. This information will be stored securely and confidentially, and must be presented to authorised government officials on request.

Mass Obligation

While restrictions remain in place, the obligation to participate in Sunday Mass remains in place in the Diocese of Parramatta. Similarly, the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (15 August) will not be a day of obligation.