Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response

COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS HERE AT ST THERESE’S PARISH

Updated 29 May 2020

As of 11.59pm on Sunday 31 May regulations will change to allow for liturgical celebrations and Masses to be attended by a limited number of people (20). This is still fewer numbers than are watching our weekday online Masses so the CHURCH WILL STAY CLOSED WITH THE EXCEPTION OF FUNERALS, BAPTISMS AND WEDDINGS.

Click here for guidelines for Funerals

Click here for guidelines for Baptisms

Click here for guidelines for Weddings

Once restrictions are lifted to allow 50 worshippers we will resume our weekday Masses (Tuesday - Friday 10am) with strict hygiene and social distancing measures in place.

Weekend Masses will stay online until we are able to accommodate our usual attendees.

We have decided to maintain our current position of no parish group meetings of any kind.

PACE remains closed to all hirers and parish groups.

As always, the health and wellbeing of our parishioners and our community remain our number one priority.

 

PARISH OFFICE OPEN BY APPOINTMENT

Following the Premier’s statement on 29 May, we have reveresed our decision to reopen the parish office as we follow the government directive to work from home. The office remains (virtually) open each weekday from 9am until 3pm via phone and email. 

For those who need to visit us in person or meet with Fr John, appointments can be made over the phone or via email. We can also book online meetings via Zoom.

Any face to face meetings will be held under strict social distancing, 4m squared allowances and hygiene requirements.

 

THE CATHOLIC ARCHDIOCESE OF MELBOURNE provides regular pastoral updates on the COVID-19 situation. You can find those updates on the CAM website www.cam.org.au

 

Online Masses 

As we move through the Easter Season we invite you to join in with our virtual liturgical celebrations, where Mass is accessible on the parish website

During the week, there will be available for participation, daily Mass each Wednesday to Friday and then a weekend Mass available from Saturday afternoon.

Stations of the Cross, contemporary and traditional versions, the latter with images from the Stations in our parish church, are available on our website for viewing, prayer and reflection, at your convenience.

John Hannon

Parish Priest

 

Letter from Fr John 27th March 2020

"We can still keep in touch at a distance!!" In these challenging and uncertain times, with the shut down of our church and Masses and liturgies, Fr John reached out to the parishioners of St Therese's.    

Click here to read a letter from Fr John to the parishioners of St Therese's.

 

Our website will be updated regularly so please keep checking

Due to the ongoing and dynamic COVID-19 situation, all of these protocols are subject to change without notice at any time in accordance with state and federal government directives as well as any directives of the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne.

 

READ: Father John's letter to the parishioners of St Therese's dated 19th March 2020