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Liturgies  |  Sun - November 22, 2020 1:02 pm  |  Article Hits:312     A+ | a-
As you now are aware we are able to accommodate up to 140 in St Joseph's Church while keeping the 1.5m distance. In view of this we will not require people to pre-book their attendance at weekend Masses. If you have booked already online or by phone or email that is fine. If you have not booked you may simply come to Mass and sign in at the Gathering area. If you are not sure by all means ring the Parish Office.

At the Christmas Masses we can expect bigger congregations. So we do ask that you pre-book, but only by phone or email. If you are already booked in for Christmas that is fine. There is no need to do more. Just sign in with the Mass Marshall in the Gathering Area as usual.

Christmas Mass times at St Joseph's Church are: 6.00pm Christmas Eve, 11.00pm Christmas Eve, 8.00am Christmas Day, 10.30am Christmas Day.


Christmas Mass Time at St john Bosco Kenilworth: 10.00am.

Increased numbers able to attend Mass does still mean observing the hygene requirements of sanitising and social distance.

Thank you for your continued patience with the regulations to keep us safe during the Covid-19 pandemic. The situation may change again in the future. I will keep you uptodate as best I can.
Fr Graham Gatehouse

Liturgies  |  Fri - November 13, 2020 5:29 pm  |  Article Hits:1654     A+ | a-
Dear Parishioners,
As you may have heard restrictions on gatherings have been altered as announced by the Queensland Government today, which will come into effect from 4pm on Monday 17th November 2020.
In summary the most relevant changes to restrictions are as follows:
From 4pm Monday 17th November 2020
  • Indoor premises: Increase capacity from one person per 4m2 to one person per 2m2 including Places of Worship
  • Wedding ceremonies: Up to 200 people can attend a wedding and all guests can dance (both indoors and outdoors). In conjunction with the rule of 1 person per 2m2.
  • Funerals: Up to 200 people can attend a funeral.  In conjunction with the rule of 1 person per 2m2
  • Gatherings: Increase gatherings in homes and public spaces from 40 to 50 people across Queensland.
For Mass attendance this takes effect from Monday 17th November as indicated.
The changes double the number of people who can attend Mass and increase from 70 to 140. This is because the 4 square metre rule is changed to 2 square metres per person.

If you have not been able to book into Mass over the next couple of months you may now phone the Parish Office or email the Office indicating your intentions. We are still required to book in and observe the usual hygene practices.

This weekend, 15th November, the limit is still 70 people able to attend Mass at St Josephs.
Thank you
Fr Graham Gatehouse

Liturgies  |  Sat - September 12, 2020 8:54 am  |  Article Hits:11054     A+ | a-
The rain has eased and Confirmation day is here. This Saturday, 12th September, in two separate liturgies, children will receive the Sacrament of the Holy Spirit. Congratulation to all of them and their families. Many people in the Parish and School have supported them over the past month or so. Thanks to them. We welcome Very Rev Fr Peter Brannelly who has been delegated by the Archbishop to preside at these liturgies.
May the children continue to awaken to the gifts of the Spirit who gives us life and an abundance of joy.
Fr Graham Gatehouse.
Liturgies  |  Sun - July 5, 2020 12:28 pm  |  Article Hits:8663     A+ | a-

Masses during this week from the 6th July -10th July will be held in what was the old Convent Chapel.
This is because we are doing maintenance on the timber floor of the Church all week.

Mass times for weekdays are Monday 8.00am. Wednesday 10.00am, Friday 8.00am.

Masses for Sunday are 6.00pm Saturday evening and 8.00am Sunday morning.

Bookings are not required for the Weekday Masses but are for Weekends.

Thank you
Fr Graham Gatehouse

Liturgies  |  Sun - June 28, 2020 12:18 pm  |  Article Hits:9605     A+ | a-
Liturgies  |  Sun - June 21, 2020 1:12 pm  |  Article Hits:5400     A+ | a-

St John Bosco Church Kenilworth celebrated Mass today