From 1 June, up to 50 people are allowed to attend Mass or private prayer in a church, following social distancing rules – in line with clubs, restaurants, pubs and other venues. Up to 50 people can now also attend baptisms and funerals and 20 attend weddings.
This is a welcome development and Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP would like to personally thank the tens of thousands of people who signed a petition asking the NSW Government to ease restrictions on places of worship. You’ll find a copy of Archbishop Fisher’s Pastoral Letter here https://www.sydneycatholic.org/casys/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/COVID19-20.05.29.pdf
All parishes must ensure that their churches are not left unattended when their doors are open and they must keep written records with names and contact details of everyone who comes into the church at any time and these records must be kept for at least 4 weeks.
If a confirmed case of COVID-19 occurs in a parish, every person who has registered as an attendee of the parish will be contacted notifying them of the diagnosis and the date and time the infected person attended the church. No other details will be provided.
Parishes that request access to the contact details of their parishioners will need to undertake to comply with privacy requirements and ensure parishioners are given the option to unsubscribe from any email lists.
We can assure our Parishioners that all requirements and regulations are being adhered to here at St Felix and we thank everyone for their continued support and understanding in these difficult circumstances.
Livestreamed Mass on Sunday at 10am will continue.
The priests of the parish are continually available for Confession at any time. You may wish to ask the priest who is celebrating your booked Mass for the chance to go to Confession as well.
This program will be subject to change as we receive further instructions from the Archbishop and the NSW Government.
The Catholic Weekly has gone digital. You can read their newspaper by clicking this link https://www.catholicweekly.com.au/catholic-weekly-newspaper-online/
Our Lady, Help of Christians, of Lourdes, and of Good Health, pray for us.
Saint Felix, pray for us.
Yours in Christ,
Fr Van Vuong Nguyen PP
Fr Ronnie Maree
I am grateful for this opportunity to welcome newcomers to the parish of St Felix.
I am hoping that you will consider enrolling in our parish and become a member.
A registration Census form can be downloaded and is also provided at the back of the church, please complete the form and return it to the parish office when convenient.