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Parish Events  |  Sat - August 8, 2020 11:44 am  |  Article Hits:8181     A+ | a-

The COVID crisis is not going to end for anyone, until it ends for everyone

Show support for our neighbours around the world, many who are ill-equipped to deal with a pandemic

The worst impact of COVID-19 will be experienced by the communities who were already facing poor sanitation, overcrowding and limited access to healthcare. Overcrowding makes social distancing almost impossible, and puts vulnerable family and community members at risk. The lack of running water, soap and face masks means that communities cannot contain the spread of the virus.
During widespread lockdowns, vulnerable families also struggle to put food on the table. Many households are losing all income, which pushes those who were already living at the margins further into poverty and hunger.

Caritas Australia has banded together with a group of churches, international aid agencies and thousands of Australians to sign the pledge for the #EndCOVIDForAll campaign.
Sign the pledge now to show your support for vulnerable communities around the world. Because it’s not over until its over for everyone.
Sign the pledge to #EndCOVIDForALL

COVID-19 puts already vulnerable communities at greater risk

Many of our closest neighbours lack the necessary resources to keep their citizens safe. In Indonesia, there are only four doctors and twelve hospital beds for every 10,000 people. In Bangladesh, the 1.3 million Rohingya are facing an unprecedented humanitarian crisis with the combined threats of poor living conditions and COVID-19. The inadequate access to food, clean water, sanitation, education and healthcare in the camps puts Rohingya communities at even higher risk of COVID-19, which is already spreading through the camps.
Each passing day means that more lives are lost in vulnerable communities.
At Caritas Australia, we have spent over 50 years supporting people to help themselves out of poverty, injustice and hunger.

Inmanuel Chayan Biswas from Caritas Bangladesh says that the “love, care, and prayer” demonstrated by Caritas supporters during the COVID-19 crisis has made him feel even more committed to his work on the frontlines of the pandemic in Cox’s Bazaar, Bangladesh.
Even though our borders are shut, our hearts will never be. Let’s show our support.
Parish Events  |  Sun - August 2, 2020 10:52 am  |  Article Hits:7973     A+ | a-

To help Families enter into the time of preparation for Confirmation we will offer this video or you may download teh Powerpoint document for you to view with your child. Confirmation for children will be celebrated on Saturday, 12th September at 3.00pm.

There will be links each week to the file on the left of this page.

Thank you to St Joseph's School for producing these resources.
Fr Graham

Parish Events  |  Tue - July 28, 2020 11:25 am  |  Article Hits:6068     A+ | a-
Vine and Branches
Vine and Branches
For all those preparing for the Sacraments of Iniation, adults and children, it has been a messy time. We have had to change our timetable and modify our methods of preparation. Fortunately, the Holy Spirit does not need a timetable. The Holy Spirit supports us and works with our weakness.

After a long wait the adults who would have been received into the Church at Easter are now being welcomed this Saturday evening at the 6.00pm Mass. So it will be a kind of mini Easter Vigil.

So too, the children's First Communion has been delayed. Their preparation will have a formal beginning Thursday 6th August with a session in the Church for parents and children. They have had to do much of their preparation already at home. We pray that families have navigated the process well. The children will make their First Eucharist over three weekends to spread numbers attending with the Covid-19 restrictions.

This Thursday evening, preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation will begin with the parent session in the Church. For Confirmation we are able to follow our usual process. So after group meetings Confirmation will be celebrated on Satruday 12th September at 3.00pm. Rev Peter Brannley, Dean of the North Coast, will be celebrant.

This Sunday morning we welcome Bishop Ken Howell to the 8.00am Mass. He will preside at Mass and Institution of Adrian Eldrige to the Office of Lector. This is a first liturgical celebration on his journey to the Permanent Diaconate.
Fr Graham
Parish Events  |  Thu - July 9, 2020 3:54 pm  |  Article Hits:9924     A+ | a-
Floor sanded and coated
Floor sanded and coated
The Church has been closed all week for the work on the floor. The pews will be replace on Saturday from 9.00am.
Parish Events  |  Wed - July 8, 2020 7:17 am  |  Article Hits:9377     A+ | a-
All the pews have been removed on Sunday 5th July
All the pews have been removed on Sunday 5th July
Many hands made light work last Sunday to remove the pews. All this week the Church has been closed so that the floor can be sanded and recoated to last another generation. Thanks to all for your generosity.
Fr Graham
Liturgies  |  Sun - July 5, 2020 12:28 pm  |  Article Hits:9519     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