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:

  • No stay at home requirement.
  • Removal of 5km travel limit.

Intrastate travel limit:

  • Movement between metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria is unrestricted.
  • Travel to regional Victorian Alpine Resorts permitted provided visitors and workers have had a negative COVID test within the previous 72 hours. Children under 12 years not included. Must be able to show evidence of a negative test as condition of entry

             into ski field.

Face coverings:

  • Must be carried at all times.
  • Must be worn indoors and outdoors except if at home or if an exception applies.

 

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)

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.  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   

Mass for you at home on YouTube

Support Mass for you at home

 

 

 

 

Prayers

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:

My Jesus,
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.

Amen.