COVID-19 Update (12 December 2020)

Information current as at 12 December 2020

Mass attendance is restricted to the 1 person per 2 square metres rule

Registration in advance to attend Sunday Masses is essential

Registration in advance to attend weekday Masses is no longer required

The wearing of face masks is essential when singing

We are proudly COVID safe

Sunday Mass obligation remains suspended

More information

Mass attendance

Mass attendance is now regulated according to the 1 person per 2 square metres rule. This means that, church and parish centre combined, more than 200 people can attend each Mass.

Everyone who comes to Mass is strongly recommended to wear a face mask. Wearing a face mask is required of all people who are singing (music ministers excluded).


You must register in advance to attend Sunday 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.

For weekday Masses, advance registration is no longer necessary. Please ensure that you register your attendance on arrival.

Whenever you come to Mass, you must record your attendance on the sheets provided in the parish centre. QR code registration is available as well, providing an additional level of assistance to NSW Health should contact tracing be necessary.


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 Nativity of the Lord (Christmas Day; 25 December) will not be a day of obligation.