If is hot on Christmas Eve, you are welcome to bring a bottle of water with you, particularly for our 5:00 pm Mass (as it is usually quite busy). If you would prefer to avoid the crowds, we suggest the 7:00 pm Mass on Christmas Eve, or the 8:00 am Mass on Christmas Morning.
Every year, we invite our community to pray for students who are completing Higher School Certificate exams. You can have your name, or the names of people you know who are sitting these exams soon, added to our list of prayer intentions.
All names listed will be published in our bulletin on 9 October and parishioners will be asked to keep these students (and all students preparing for end of year exams) in their prayers.
On Sunday 15 May, Carmelite Blessed Titus Brandsma was canonised at a Mass led by Pope Francis in Rome. Titus was a martyr of the Second World War, one of ten Carmelites killed at the Dachau Concentration Camp.
Everyone is invited to join us for our Mass of Thanksgiving for the Canonisation of St Titus on Sunday 31 July at 10:00 am. Masses of Thanksgiving are being celebrated in every parish within the Carmelite Province of Australia and Timor-Leste.
If your child is baptised, and you believe that you and your child are ready to prepare for, and participate in their celebration of the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Communion or Confirmation this year, then you are invited to enrol in this process.
Further easing of COVID-19 restrictions took effect on 18 February. This means that Masses and other parish activities may return to pre-COVID arrangements in large part, and that Service NSW Check In is no longer required. If you have stayed at home since the last lockdown, we are ready to welcome you back to church.
If, however, you are displaying COVID symptoms, please stay at home until you have recovered. We ask this to ensure the safety of you and our whole community.
The wearing of face masks at church remains mandatory for another week. From Friday 25 February, the wearing of face masks is encouraged (especially when physical distancing is not possible) but no longer mandatory.
In 2020, when COVID-19 restrictions were first put in place, Bishop Vincent Long temporarily suspended the obligation of Catholics in the Diocese of Parramatta to participate in Sunday Mass. Since attendance limits were lifted in New South Wales in December, the Sunday Mass obligation has been restored. You at not required, however, to participate in Mass if you are unwell, and Communion can be brought to those who are sick or housebound. Contact us if you require this support.
Face masks must be worn when you come to the church
Yesterday, the NSW Government reinstated requirements for face masks to be worn in indoor venues. As such, everyone must wear a mask while in the church and parish centre. All other requirements for places of worship, including mandatory check in on arrival, remain in place.
Restrictions eased for places of worship, but check in is still essential
Further easing of COVID-19 restrictions took effect on 15 December.
You must stay home if you are unwell
Attendance limits no longer apply, but physical distancing is encouraged whenever possible
Service NSW Check In is still required for places of worship. If you do not have access to the Service NSW App, then continue to sign in on the sheet in the parish centre
All members of the assembly can sing
The wearing of face masks is encouraged (especially when physical distancing is not possible) but no longer mandatory
Sunday Mass obligation has been restored
Last year, when COVID-19 restrictions were first put in place, Bishop Vincent Long temporarily suspended the obligation of Catholics in the Diocese of Parramatta to participate in Sunday Mass. Now that all attendance limits have been lifted in New South Wales, the Sunday Mass obligation has been restored.