Restrictions are in place for religious ceremonies as at 11.59pm 27th July 2021. Premier's Statement 'Lockdown lifted' includes table of restrictions.
The main points are:
Religious gatherings and ceremonies:
Funerals (indoor and outdoor):
Weddings (indoor and outdoor):
Permitted with no more than 50 people (including the two persons being married and two witnesses. The celebrant and photographer are not included in the cap).
COVID Check-in Marshals must ensure attendees check-in.
Stay at home requirement:
Intrastate travel limit:
into ski field.
Private gatherings in the home: Not permitted. Intimate partner visits/single bubble permitted.
Public gatherings: Permitted for up to 10 people.
Work: If you can work from home, you must work from home. Office work – 25 per cent return or up to 10 people if total workplace is 40 or less, density quotient of 1 person per 4 sqm applies.
Please consult your parish for details of how this impacts on Masses and other services in your community. It may be that you need to book in advance to attend. Please use QR code to check in.
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
Masses live streamed in our Diocese:
Berwick: Saturday 6pm (Facebook)
Clyde North : Monday-Saturday 9.15am. Sunday: 9am. (Facebook)
Narre Warren: Wednesday - Saturday 9.15am, Tuesday 7.30pm. Saturday Vigil 6pm Sunday 7.30am, 9am, 11am, 6pm (YouTube)
This list will be updated as information is received from Parish administrations. Last updated 23/06/2021 (5pm)
Further options 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.
Mass for you at home on demand
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.