Liturgies| Sat - September 12, 2020
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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.
And so we come to the last week of our preparation for Confirmation. Many thanks to Lauren Cumming for producing these four videos to help us.
We look forward the Celebration on the 12ths September.
As you know we now have two sessions for Confirmation: The first is at 1.30pm and the second is at 3.00pm. Very Rev Peter Brannely will preside at both liturgies.
Thank you to our facilitators who gathered people together. Thanks to the families who did the preparation at home.
The pandemic has changed a lot of the things we do. But you have all done you bit. God bless.
Fr Graham Gatehouse
The Queensland Government introduced new restrictions this morning in response to 6 new coronavirus cases linked to the recent case at the Brisbane Youth Detention Centre.
In response to recent positive COVID-19 cases, a range of measures have been put in place across greater Brisbane, Ipswich and surrounds effective immediately. The Chief Medical Officer has expressed confidence in organisations with COVID Safe plans and at this stage parishes following the Industry Plan for Places of Worship can continue to hold acts of worship with no additional operating restrictions.
As the health and safety of parishioners, employees and volunteers remains our highest priority, the Archdiocese of Brisbane will take a conservative approach and require all non-essential parish gatherings to follow the government’s new restrictions for public gatherings.
What's changed for parishes in these areas?
The information applies to parishes in the following Local Government Areas (LGAs):
Hospital emergency departments, aged care facilities and disability accommodation facilities will use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including face masks and gloves to treat all patients and residents.
What’s changed for parishes that are not located in those areas above?
Masses and acts of worship are not affected and will continue under current the current COVID Plan for Places of Worship.
Weddings and Funerals remain at 100 people.
Non-essential gatherings (such as Alpha, youth groups, social activities, etc) are restricted to a maximum of 30 people.
Other general restrictions:
You have a maximum of 30 visitors to your home. The visitors can be from different households.
You can have a public gathering with a maximum of 30 people including yourself, or with members of your household.
I ask you to please remain vigilant and continue the good work you’re doing to protect parishioners, employees and volunteers.
Blessings on your Sunday celebrations.