The Catholic Parish of All Saints

Liverpool Australia (1838)

cpasl.org.au

SUNDAY & WEEKDAY MASSES RESUME

(from Monday, 18 October)

Sunday: 5pm Vigil (Sat.), 7am, 8.15am (Italian), 9.30am, 11am, 5pm, 6.30pm (Polish)

Monday: 7am

Tuesday-Friday: 7am, 9.15am

Saturday: 9.15am.


LIVESTREAM MASSES

Sunday: 9.30am

Monday: 7am

Tuesday - Saturday: 9.15am

UP TO DATE CONDITIONS FOR WORSHIP


From Monday, 18 October, churches can open to the public for vaccinated and not fully vaccinated patrons, subject to the 4m2 rule. Mask wearing, social distancing, no congregational singing, sanitizing and worshipper registration by either QR code or sign-in remain as before. The worshipper limit in All Saints church is 165. Worshipers are asked to sit in designated pews as previously. The music ministry can comprise up to 10 fully vaccinated persons. They should maintain safe distance from the congregation as before.

Those not vaccinated are asked to consider the risk to themselves and hence, to family and friends, of attending church at present. Risks for vaccinated persons are far less.

Daily live steaming of Masses will continue.

Funerals

· a maximum of 165 fully vaccinated people, who must carry evidence of vaccination and wear masks.

· a maximum of 10 non-fully vaccinated people, excluding ministers and essential staff, all wearing masks.

Weddings

· a maximum of 165 fully vaccinated people, who must carry evidence of vaccination and wear masks.

· A maximum of 11 non-fully vaccinated people, including the couple, celebrant, 2 witnesses, recorder and 5 guests.

Updated Covid-19 Safety Plans

· Updated Safety Plans have been completed. They will be posted in the church as required.

Ministry to the sick in homes

· Priests and Ministers of Communion can take communion to the sick provided they are fully vaccinated.

Concessions for church activities are not extendable

The Government concession to allow non-fully vaccinated as well as fully vaccinated persons to attend church activities does not extend to other groups wishing to use Parish facilities. Such activities are open to fully vaccinated patrons only.

90% double vaccination regulations

When double vaccination reaches 90% (hopefully before December), the 2m2 rule will apply for churches. Masks will not be mandatory. There will be no worshipper limit for Masses outdoors.


APPEAL FROM FR PAUL


Please get vaccinated. In his latest video message (18 August 2021), Pope Francis says that "being vaccinated with vaccines authorised by the competent authorities is an act of love. And contributing to ensure the majority of people are vaccinated is an act of love. Love for oneself, love for one’s family and friends, love for all people."


In a recent Pastoral Letter to Clergy (10 August 2021), Archbishop Fisher lists eight reasons for getting vaccinated. He summarises his message in a simple appeal: "I ask you, my brothers, to please get vaccinated "(his emphasis).


The dominant opinion of experts is that higher vaccination rates are the only way for us to overcome the pandemic.


We Christians are people of hope. Our shared faith in Jesus Christ and his Gospel gives us a sure map through troubled waters. We can offer powerful witness to our world, especially those who are overwhelmed by fear and despair, by the way we face this time of testing with responsible discipline, courage and concern. Let us pray for one another.


Safeguarding of Children and young People

All Saints Parish is committed to building a culture of safeguarding of children and young people. Accordingly, all volunteers must complete the Parish Safeguarding Program comprising:

  1. Acquisition of a Working with Children (WCC) number from the NSW Office of the Children’s Guardian;

  2. Attending a Parish Safeguarding Training Course (or approved alternative);

  3. Signing a Code of Conduct Form;

  4. Signing a Volunteer Agreement Form.

Over four hundred people have completed the Parish Training Course, including parishioners from the Spanish community at Ashcroft and other parishes.

Dedicated noticeboards in the church and Parish facilities display updated information.

for more information please go to the followng page

Parish News and Announcements


When you go to the Parish YouTube Channel (youtube.cpasl.org.au) you can also subscribe to our channel and be automatically notified if a live stream is being scheduled or new video posted on our channel.

All Saints Parish Prayer during the Pandemic

Merciful God of hope and life, during this time of pandemic,

May we hold to attitudes and behaviours that profess our faith in Jesus Christ,

May we act with care and responsibility to keep our community safe,

May we be beacons of hope to those feeling overwhelmed and fearful.

Heal those who are infected by the virus,

Guide healthcare professionals and researchers in their work,

Inspire politicians, business and community leaders by your wisdom,

Bring those who have died to yourself and comfort their loved ones.

We make this prayer through Our Lord Jesus Christ, Amen.

Mary, Mother of God. Pray for us.

All Saints. Pray for us.


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