LATEST COVID-19 Update
Restrictions eased across the Greater Sydney region following updated health advice
From February 12th, an unlimited number of people can attend Mass, provided that the one person per 2m2 rule is observed. Now that the 2m2 rule has been reinstated, Archbishop Anthony has lifted the dispensation from our Sunday Mass obligation. The Catholic faithful are once again obliged to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation when this is reasonably possible. If restrictions are once again tightened, and attendance at places of worship limited to one person per 4m2, the dispensation will once again be in place. Those who are of great age, have health conditions or are otherwise anxious about the risks of COVID-19 are free to remain at home and find another way of keeping the Sabbath holy. Priests should encourage parishioners to return to regular Sunday worship.
Weddings and funerals. Weddings and funerals are limited to the lesser of one person per 2m2 and 300 people.
Record keeping. With the increase in available places, for most parishes, this will mean that advance bookings for Sunday Mass are no longer required. However, records of attendees at Masses and other religious services are still required to be collected, preferably using the Service NSW App and QR Code. Any paper-based attendance records must be converted into an electronic format within 12 hours.
Churches open for private prayer. It should now be possible for churches to remain open for private prayer, because records and “Covid marshals” are not required except for Masses or other formal services. Sanitizer and a QR sign should be available at church entrances.
Mask wearing. Parishioners are encouraged to wear masks where social distancing is not possible, but this is no longer mandatory.
Choirs. Indoor choirs are limited to five people. The small choir should face forwards and not towards each other, with physical distancing of 1.5 metres between each chorister, and 5 metres from all other people including members of the congregation, where practical.
Congregational singing. Congregational singing is still not permitted for indoor Masses.
Rev. Sebastian Savarimuthu, Parish Priest ………..email@example.com
Deacon Rev Mervyn Francis……………………….firstname.lastname@example.org
110 Mimosa Road, Bossley Park NSW 2176
Tel: 9604 8927/9729 4005 Fax: 9729 2128
email@example.com Web: www.mibp.org.au
PARISH SECRETARY (Admin/Accounts)
Tel: 9604 8927
Mrs Maria Cabiling firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Hours: Monday 12pm-4pm, Tuesday-Friday 9.30am-4pm
SACRAMENTAL & LITURGY OFFICE
Tel: 9604 8927
Maria Cabiling & Teresa Baroni
Tel: 9609 6087
Liturgy & Music Coordinator..…………email@example.com
Office Hours: Tues—Wed 8.30am-3.30pm
Rev. Nards Mercene – firstname.lastname@example.org
Resides next to the Priests’ House.
Tel: 9604 5512 Fax: 9604 5380
230 Humphries Rd, Bonnyrigg 2177 Tel: 9610 1025
MARY IMMACULATE PRIMARY SCHOOL
142 Restwell Road, Bossley Park
Tel: 9604 3877 Fax: 9609 4988
Mrs Lisa Wahab, Principal
Vigil Saturday 6:00pm
On the second Sunday of each month at 11.00am, a Mass is celebrated in Tagalog, the Filipino language.
Tuesday – Friday at 9:00am
RITE OF RECONCILIATION
Saturdays between 5:00pm and 5.30pm or after any weekday Mass or by appointment.
Conducted only in an open space within the clear line of sight of another adult.
Fairfield Parish 0439 615659
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
Every Thursday after the 9:00am Mass until 11:00am for the month of January.
By appointment only.
Baptisms are celebrated on the of 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month.
By appointment at least 6 months notice.