COVID-19 parish update

COVID-19 Update – starting 12.2.2021

The NSW Government highly recommends that a face mask is worn when attending religious services as an additional safeguard to help combat the spread of COVID-19.

Church attendance numbers for Mass and Baptisms in Blessed Sacrament and Sacred Heart Churches are limited to a maximum of 240 people (as of midnight , providing there is a 2 square metre space around each person, with the exception of people from the same household.

Weddings: Blessed Sacrament and Sacred Heart Churches are limited to a maximum of 240 people.

Funerals: Blessed Sacrament and Sacred Heart Churches are limited to a maximum of 240 people. St Joseph’s – limited to 200.

All parishes must ensure that their churches are not left unattended when their doors are open and must keep written records with names and contact details of everyone who comes into the church at any time and these records must be kept for at least 4 weeks.

Parishes are advised to designate specific people to monitor the sign-in process and to make sure all people attending Masses are registering

An Act of Spiritual Communion

My Jesus, 

I believe that You

are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. 

I love You above all things, 

and I desire to receive You into my soul. 

Since I cannot at this moment

receive You sacramentally, 

come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You.

Amen.