Masses live streamed in our Diocese:
Berwick: Saturday 6pm (Facebook) .
Cranbourne :Sunday 9am. Plus Monday to Saturday at 9.30am. (YouTube and Facebook)
Clyde North : Monday-Saturday 9.15am. Sunday: 9am. (Facebook)
Narre Warren: Wednesday - Saturday 9.15am, Tuesday 7.30pm. Sunday 9am. (YouTube)
Sale (St Mary's Cathedral): For special occasions. Watch Diocesan Facebook for announcements.
This list will be updated as information is received from Parish administrations. Last updated 4/02/2022
Victorian Covid-19 Restrictions for Places of Worship have been eased
Details of the restrictions are available at www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/
There is a further easing of COVID restrictions from 11.59pm Friday 25th February.
The key areas of change as of 11:59pm Friday (and including the changes from last Friday) are:
- Face coverings are not mandatory within Places of Worship or workplaces. Health officials have emphasised that face coverings are recommended for workers who “serve or face” members of the public. As always, our priority is care for others and especially those most vulnerable. In our circumstances, there are particular times when Clergy, ministerial leaders and parish staff and volunteers are in close contact with a broad range of our people, many of whom are still feeling anxious. We ask you to keep this in mind at all times and consider the use face coverings in those situations as appropriate.
- QR code check-in to Places of Worship and particular workplaces (Parish offices) are no longer required. We understand this to also include when the faithful are using other facilities within the Parish (for example following Mass or the celebration of a Baptism, Children’s liturgy etc). However, for facilities in your parish community which may be hired out to other non-Church community groups, vaccination status may still be required, and should be managed through the COVIDsafe plan they provide to run their event or booking.
- There will not be any vaccination requirements nor any requirement for organisers to check vaccination status for attendees at Places of Worship for Weddings, Funerals, or general Worship. However, Workers at Places of Worship (staff and volunteers) must still be fully vaccinated and have provided evidence of this to their ‘employer.’
- There are no limits on participants or density at Places of Worship for Weddings, Funerals, and general Worship – including opening for private prayer. Whilst we warmly welcome our full opening, please also note that you can continue to reduce risks by maintaining 1.5 metre distance from others where possible and providing sanitiser at key locations.
If you are unwell please get tested.
Consider vaccination as soon as is practical for you See Bishop Greg Bennet's letter regarding Vaccinations from Feb 2021
We are pleased to be able to gather once again for the Eucharist and prayer under the guidelines of the Chief Health Officer.
Further options for viewing Mass including TV
Mass for You at home on free- to- air Television, 6am Sunday morning Channel 10 HD (Channel 50) in Regional areas (note this recent change), Channel 10 and 10HD in Metropolitan areas.
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An Act of Spiritual Communion
The simple and loving act of Spiritual Communion (written by St. Alphonsus Liguori) can be made when we are unable to attend Mass and receive the Eucharist.
Pray these words:
I believe that You are in the Blessed Sacrament.
I love You above all things, and I long for You in my soul.
Since I cannot now receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart.
As though You have already come, I embrace You and unite myself entirely to You;
never permit me to be separated from You.