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)

Pakenham: Sunday 10am, Wednesday 10am. (Youtube)

Iona/Koo Wee Rup: Sunday (YouTube)

Narre Warren:  Wednesday - Saturday 9.15am, Tuesday 7.30pm.  Sunday 9am. (YouTube)

Newborough/Moe: Sunday (Facebook) This week (11/9) Saturday 4pm.

Sale (St Mary's Cathedral): Sunday 9.30am. (You Tube). 

This list will be updated as information is received from Parish administrations.   Last updated 10/09/2021

Restrictions 

The Premier has announced the following easing of restrictions for Regional Victoria LGA Areas from 11.59pm on Thursday 9th September.

Details of the restrictions are available at  www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/

For the Regions

Note: Cleaning, signage, record keeping, and other COVIDSafe requirements continue to apply for all venues and facilities with onsite operations as per Workplace Directions. The Density Quotient (DQ) applies to all venues and spaces that are accessible to the public (and in closed workplaces, to shared spaces such as lunchrooms).

Stay at home requirement:  • no stay at home requirement  • removal of 5km travel limit

Intrastate travel limit:  • allowed across regional Victoria • movement between metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria restricted to specified purposes: • necessary goods and services (provided facility is closest facility to place of residence) • care or compassionate reasons (including bubble buddy/ intimate partner/) • authorised work/education (authorised work is listed at the end of the Table of Restrictions) • other specified reasons e.g. moving home   

Travel to regional Victorian Alpine Resorts permitted provided visitors 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. Workers are highly recommended to take a COVID test prior to arrival at the resorts.

Face coverings: • must be carried at all times • must be worn indoors and outdoors by Victorians aged 12 years or over except if at home, or when visiting an intimate partner’s place of residence or if an exception applies • recommend primary school age children wear masks indoors and outdoors, except at home or if an exception applies • exception for food and drink limited so that face coverings can only be removed to eat and to drink non-alcoholic beverages

Private gatherings: Not permitted, intimate partner visits / single person bubble permitted

Public gatherings: Permitted for up to 10 people

Work: If you can work from home, you should 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 pray for our Metro brothers and sisters that they also will soon enjoy further easing of restrictions.

For Metro Melbourne (Cardinia and Casey Local Government Area)

Curfew: From 9pm to 5am, a person is not permitted to leave their home except for limited reasons

Stay at home unless:

• shopping for necessary goods and services (one person per household, once per day, a support person can accompany if required)
• caregiving or compassionate reasons
• authorised work or permitted education, or work interstate
• exercise (up to two hours, with one other person plus dependants if they cannot be left unattended. The other person can be from another household)
• receive a COVID-19 vaccination
• other specified reasons (specific exemptions apply)

Intra-state travel: Travel limit of 5km from place of primary residence, except:
• to return home
• to access necessary goods and services where those goods and services cannot be accessed closer than 5kms from home.
• to visit an intimate partner
• to visit a person in your “single bubble”
• allowed to travel for authorised work and permitted education
• work at an interstate location (where permitted by another state)
• care and compassionate reasons (specific exemptions apply)

Religious gatherings and ceremonies: No in-person gatherings permitted. Broadcast permitted with maximum five people, must be the same five people each time.

Funerals (indoor and outdoor): Permitted with no more than 10 people (and those workers necessary to conduct the funeral). Children under 12 months old are not counted towards this cap

Weddings (indoor and outdoor): Not permitted unless end of life or for deportation reasons. Involves only 5 persons (including the two persons being married, celebrant, two witnesses)

Private gatherings: Not permitted, intimate partner visits / single person bubble permitted

Public gatherings: Not permitted

Face coverings:
• must be carried at all times
• must be worn indoors and outdoors by Victorians aged 12 years or over except if at home, or when visiting an intimate partner’s place of residence or if an exception applies
• recommend primary school age children wear masks indoors and outdoors, except at home or if an exception applies
• exception for food and drink limited so that face coverings can only be removed to eat and to drink non-alcoholic beverages

Work: If you can work from home, you must work from home

• Authorised workplaces and workers are permitted to attend onsite work
• Authorised workers are permitted to travel to and from work even when curfew is in place
• A permit is required when leaving the home for authorised work or permitted higher education

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

 

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. 

Mass for you at home on demand   

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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.