Child Protection Week Prayer
Gracious God, you love and care for all your children,
Especially the smallest and most vulnerable.
We entrust to you the lives of children and adults at risk , who have been sexually abused, and whose trust and innocence have been destroyed.
Help us to hear the cries of pain and to take responsibility for those whose lives have been broken.
Help us to recognise the hurt felt by those wounded by abuse, and the failure to be heard.
We pray that with the help of your grace communities and families will find understanding and support,
So that now and in the future their wounds may be healed and they may find lasting peace.
Let your grace and love fall gently now upon our children, giving them inner strength, peace and resilience to seek out assistance when required.
We ask this prayer through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever. Amen
On Monday the 14th September the office will be closed and staying closed on Mondays until the COVID restrictions and registrations are over. It will be opening on Fridays from 9:30am until 3pm.
This has been decided due to the amount of people still ringing after Thursday afternoon cut off, leaving messages on the answering machine and the pressure it puts on Fr. Patrick as the office is unattended after Thursday afternoon.
The last few weeks we have been at capacity especially the 8:30am Mass. So until restrictions are completely lifted this is how things will stay.
Fr Patrick has opened Bulli Church to 60 People that is 7 less than our absolute maximum, This is due to people not registering for Masses and just turning up.
This makes it difficult for our Monitors (who are volunteers) and they are now cleaning a bigger area after each Mass.
It is absolutely necessary to book in for the Sunday Masses.
If you do not register for Sunday Masses you run the risk of not being allowed in if we are at Capacity and of also putting our parish at risk of a very hefty fine.
The wearing of masks to church is now highly recommended to keep each other and our vulnerable safe.
The 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time’s Mass (video of the 8:30am Mass) can be viewed here from 1:00 pm Sunday 9thAugust, as celebrated at St. Joseph’s Bulli.
This is the final video recorded Mass at St. Joseph’s. It has been a privilege to give us the opportunity to make our weekly Mass available for you to remain connected with our parish community. Thank you for your support. – Michael & Cristene Barnett.
You can attend your weekly Sunday Mass by registering with the parish office.
Just a reminder this week, that directives from the Bishop’s Office are calling for temperatures to be taken before entering the church due to the recent church outbreaks in Sydney.
It has also be advised by the state government to wear Masks to places of worship. This is not Mandatory but if you have one and want to wear it please do.
Please take note of the Sacramental program for St Joseph’s this year. There are 8 weeks of Holy Communion Masses due to the limited number of people we can have in our churches. So Only 5 children are receiving the Sacrament at each Mass.
There will be limited spaces at those Masses so it may be an option for our regulars to go to Weekday Masses over those weeks.
Secretary for Corrimal and Bulli Parishes
The 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time’s Mass (video of the 8:30am Mass) can be viewed here from 1:00 pm Sunday 2nd August, as celebrated at St. Joseph’s Bulli.
The 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time’s Mass (video of the 8:30am Mass) can be viewed here from 1:00 pm Sunday 26th July, as celebrated at St. Joseph’s Bulli.
The 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time’s Mass (video of the 8:30am Mass) can be viewed here from 1:00 pm Sunday 19th July, as celebrated at St. Joseph’s Bulli.