Following the latest Public Health order, our church will be closed from 6pm Saturday 26th June until further notice.
Here is a Message from Fr. Patrick for you all:
I hope you are all well and keeping safe. No one expected to be back in lockdown but this new Delta strain of the COVID virus is so contagious that this is the only way to suppress the new infections. Please have the “jab” and get vaccinated as soon as you can. Compared to much of the world in this pandemic, Australia is still so blessed.
Fr Richard is offering Mass on YouTube from St. Columbkille’s for our communities. As from Sunday 25th July I’ll be offering Sunday Mass for all parishioners from St Joseph’s Church, Bulli via our website: www.saintjosephsbulli.com
We continue to keep Fr. Geoff, who died recently in our prayers.
You are all in my thoughts and prayers,
Vaccination against COVID-19 is strongly recommended by our Church leaders and NSW & Australian governments Chief Medical Officers. It is imperative that we all have our vaccinations as soon as possible to enable us to reunite in our faith/church community
Click on the link below to view the Mass of Christian Burial for the late Fr. Geoffrey Allen.
The Parish Leadership Team is an advisory body to the Parish Priest and has a consultative vote on pertinent issues within the Parish. It shares the responsibility for building a vibrant community that is founded in the Holy Eucharist and built on Faith, Hope and Charity. A Parish meeting was held on Thursday 11th March and the new leadership team was elected.
We welcome our 2021 Parish Leadership Team members:
Jose Perez, Gonnie Keogh, Tony Murphy, Mark Hall and Peter Lalli. Congratulations.
On arrival at the church, you must check in with Services NSW by scanning the QR code, posted on the doors to the church.
You can download the Services NSW app here:
- Only 65 attendees will be allowed entry (in addition to clergy and essential assistants).
- Masks must be worn in the church.
- Congregational singing not allowed.
- A parish-appointed Attendance Monitor will check that all attendees have checked in as above.
- All attendees must sanitise their hands upon entry using the sanitiser provided in the narthex.
- Entry from the narthex to the nave of the church is through the double glass doors only.
- Worshippers must only sit in allocated seating which is marked with green stickers to ensure 1.5 metre distance between worshippers.
- Worshippers can seek assistance from the Attendance Monitor if required during the Mass.
- Worshippers must not shake hands and instead offer a verbal exchange of peace.
- Members of the same household may sit within 1.5 metre distance of each other (e.g. married couple, parent with children) if they have advised their relationship with the Attendance Monitor during registration.
- The Attendance Monitor will maintain alertness to identify worshippers presenting with flu-like symptoms (cough, runny nose, etc.) and advise any worshippers with symptoms they must leave the premises.
- The Attendance Monitor will ensure worshippers do not congregate in the entrance or any area of the building.
- The Attendance Monitor will ensure staggering of worshippers as they enter the building and walk to their seats.
- Worshippers must maintain 1.5 metre distancing at all times including lining up for communion.
- Communion will be received in the hand only (not on the tongue).
- There will be no communion from the chalice for worshippers.
- The Attendance Monitor will coordinate a staggered exit of worshippers through the exit door located near the sacristy.
- Vaccination against COVID-19 is strongly recommended by the NSW and Australian government Chief Medical Officers.
Church/Chapels will not be open for Private Prayer under the current directives due to the significant cleaning and sanitising requirements that are involved to protect parishioners, clergy, parish staff and volunteers.