COVID-19 Update (14 February 2021)

Information current as at 14 February 2021
This update reflects the easing of restrictions announced by the NSW Government, which took effect from 12 February 2021.

Mass attendance limited to 1 person per 2 square metres

Face masks are optional, but still encouraged

Resources for praying at home are still available

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Mass attendance

The number of people allowed in the church is limited to a maximum of 1 person per 2 square metres. This increases the number of people who can come to Mass. Registration in advance for Sunday Mass is still necessary.

The wearing of face masks is still encouraged, but it is no longer a government requirement.

Do not come to Mass if you are unwell, or display any symptoms of COVID-19. If you feel in any way unsure or anxious about coming to Mass, stay at home until you feel confident about returning. The obligation to participate in Mass remains suspended.

Whenever you come to Mass, you must check in 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.

It remains the case that for the time being, only the designated music ministers may sing during Mass.

Celebrating Sunday at home

We continue to provide resources for people who wish, or need to celebrate at home instead of coming to Mass. Our resources for this Sunday are now available for you to use. 11:00 am Mass on Sundays is live streamed from St Patrick’s Cathedral via the Diocesan YouTube Channel.

Mass obligation

While restrictions remain in place, Bishop Vincent’s dispensation from the obligation to participate in Sunday Mass remains in place in the Diocese of Parramatta.