COVID-19 parish update

COVID-19 Update – starting 23.10.2020

The NSW Government has recommended parishioners wear face masks when attending religious services as an additional safeguard to help combat the spread of COVID-19.

Church attendance numbers are limited to a maximum of 300 people, providing there is a four square metre space around each person, with the exception of people from the same household. For us this means a maximum of 120 people in both Blessed Sacrament Church and Sacred Heart Church. A maximum of 100 people in St Joseph’s Church.

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.