COVID19 UPDATE EMAIL SENT TO OLHC PARISHONERS FROM FATHER SARKIS PP
5 JANUARY 2021

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ATTENDANCE REGISTRATION

The Government now requires that all attendance registrations be digitised in electronic format. This now means that for people who do not register but just turn up, we can no longer simply write their names down. If you have not registered beforehand, you will need to register using the QR code at the church entry with your mobile phone. Without doing this, entry will not be possible. Furthermore, this can only happen if there are seats available within the allowable number. So, please register beforehand. For all other parish gatherings, functions or meetings, registration will only be via the QR code using your phone.

MASS UPDATES

In addition to the 1 person per 4 square meter rule once again applying, we are now limited to a maximum of 100 people for all religious services including Mass, Weddings and Funerals and are also required to maintain 1.5 meter social distancing between people. It is also now mandatory for everyone 12 years and older to wear a face mask in churches. Registration is still required beforehand. Go to the parish website and click the Register for Mass button. Follow the prompts to whichever Mass you want to attend and complete the details. Alternatively, click the Register for Mass button below. If you have not registered, then you will need to use the QR code at the church entry with your mobile phone; however for Weekend Masses, with the reduced number allowed, it is highly unlikely that there will be space if you have not registered beforehand. As well, writing down your details on a list is no longer permitted. Because of the reduced number of people allowed at each Mass, it is essential that if you register to attend a specific Mass that you attend that Mass, otherwise you will be stopping someone else from attending who could have.

READERS & EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS

A reminder to Readers and Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion that these ministries have now recommenced and you are asked to attend when you are rostered on. Regarding Readers, for the moment only ONE Reader will do BOTH Readings and the Psalm. Please communicate between yourselves to take turns in doing the readings. Let Father Sarkis know before Mass that you are there.

OTHER COVID PROTOCOLS

Also, please note:

Father Sarkis thanks you for your ongoing financial support of the parish during this extraordinary difficult time and reminds you of the following matters:

While Weekend Mass is no longer livestreamed, for the benefit of sick, homebound and elderly parishioners, the Tuesday 6.30pm Mass is still livestreamed. Simply click the blue YouTube Channel button below to access this Mass.


REGISTER FOR MASS

You are able to register for Mass by clicking the Register For Mass button on the Home Page of the Parish Website or by clicking the Register For Mass button below:


LIVESTREAMED MASSES AT OLHC

For the benefit of sick, homebound and elderly parishioners, the Tuesday 6.30pm Mass will be livestreamed until further notice.

To view this Mass on YouTube, click the following button:

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COVID19 SAFETY PLANS
NSW GOVERNMENT - 24 JULY 2020

COVID-19 Safety Plans have been released by the NSW Government to help create and maintain a safe environment for churches, those who work there, and congregants; for those people attending and planning a wedding; and for those people organising a funeral or wake.

These directives are effective as from 24 July 2020

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COVID19 Safety Plans: Places of Worship

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COVID19 Safety Plans: Wedding Ceremonies and Receptions

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COVID19 Safety Plans: Funerals, Memorial Services and Wakes


DONATIONS
PARISH ACCOUNT DETAILS

Clergy - First Collection

Parish - Second Collection

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066 711

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066 711

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002026

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002395

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Parish Church

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