COVID-19 Update (7 May 2021)

Information current as at 7 May 2021
This update reflects the temporary restrictions in place for the Greater Sydney region from 6 May – 9 May 2021.

Face masks must be worn

Singing by the assembly is not permitted

Resources for praying at home are still available

More information

Face masks

Until 12:01 am on Monday 10 May, face masks must be worn at all indoor venues, including places of worship. As such, face masks must be worn by everyone attending Mass this weekend.


Until 12:01 am on Monday 10 May, singing by audiences at public events (eg concerts), or by congregants at a place of worship is not permitted.

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.

All other restrictions and procedures remain in place.

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.