Please do your part to care for the vulnerable by getting vaccinated.
Masses in the Diocese of Wollongong will restart from Monday 18 October
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We are Covid-Safe
You do not need to pre-book to attend any Mass – simply turn-up early. When we re-open for Mass, the church capacity is 45 people (Oct 2021). Install the Service NSW app on your phone and sign-in quickly and easily. Wear a mask inside (optional after 1 Dec 2021).
‘Road Map’ to Reopening for Mass
We continue to urge everyone to be vaccinated, and so to reduce their risk of serious illness or even death.
At the 80% fully vaccinated milestone (on 18 Oct 2021) we will open our churches and ceremonies to “mixed” congregations (fully vaccinated, partially vaccinated and yet unvaccinated); the 4sqm rule will apply, and masks must be worn indoors.
We will do all that we can to keep safe: there will be good ventilation, social distancing, hand sanitising, no congregational singing, and the wearing of masks, etc.
At the 90% fully vaccinated milestone (on 1 Dec 2021) the 2sqm rule will apply, and masks indoors will be optional.
Holy Week Holy Week – Tuesday 7pm – Mass of the Chrism (St Francis Xavier Cathedral, Wollongong) Holy Week – Wednesday 7pm – Second Rite of Reconciliation The Sacred Triduum (Holy Thursday – Easter Sunday) Look below for video links for each service. Holy Thursday 7pm – Mass of the Lord’s Supper Altar of Repose …
In the sacraments of initiation – Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist – we are freed from the power of darkness. We are joined to Christ’s death, burial and resurrection. We receive the Spirit of adoption making us God’
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is an integral part of the Christian life, acknowledging our need to confess our wrong doing and receive the mercy of the Lord – which is always freely given. Under current Covid-19 restrictions,
A person who has already been baptised into the community of faith that is the Church and received the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Communion, now continues their initiation in this life of faith as a