Restrictions are in place for religious ceremonies as at 11.59pm 17 June 2021. Acting Premier's Statement includes table of restrictions.
GREATER MELBOURNE: Parishes in Cardinia and Casey LGAs.
Religious gatherings and ceremonies: : Permitted for up to 150 people per venue, including no more than 75 indoors, density quotient of 1 person per 4 sqm applies
Funerals (indoors and outdoors): Permitted with 75 people (and those necessary to conduct the funeral). Children under 12 months old are not counted towards this cap
Weddings (indoor and outdoor): Permitted with no more than 20 people (including the two persons being married, celebrant, two witnesses).
REGIONAL VICTORIA: Parishes in the remainder of the Diocese.
Religious gatherings and ceremonies: Permitted for up to 300 people per venue, density quotient of 1 person per 4 sqm applies
Funerals (indoors and outdoors): Permitted with 100 people (and those necessary to conduct the funeral). Children under 12 months old are not counted towards this cap
Weddings (indoor and outdoor): Permitted with no more than 50 people (including the two persons being married, celebrant, two witnesses).
Please take note of the Density Quotient of 1 person per 4sqm which applies to all venues and spaces that are accessible to the public.
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:
Sale Cathedral Parish: 9.30am Sunday (YouTube)
Berwick: Saturday 6pm (Facebook)
Clyde North : Monday-Saturday 9.15am. Sunday: 9am. (Facebook)
Iona/ Koo Wee Rup : Sunday 9.30an (YouTube)
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 18/06/2021 (10am)
Further options including TV
Mass for You at home on free- to- air Television, 6am Sunday morning on WINTV Gippsland, Channel 10 and 10HD
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.