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18th APRIL 2021

THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER

HOW TO BOOK USING TRYBOOKING.COM

THE VIDEO BELOW STEPS THROUGH ALL THE WAY. JUST ADD YOUR OWN INFORMATION

Select below to book Masses on-line via Trybooking.com.

GOVERNMENT HEALTH DEPARTMENT REQUIREMENT FOR ELECTRONIC BOOKING

ALL FUTURE WEEKEND MASSES WILL STILL NEED TO BE BOOKED ONLINE. WE ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE A FORM OF ELECTRONIC REGISTERING OF MASS ATTENDEES TO BE ALLOWED TO HAVE MORE THAN 100 AT MASS. IF YOU DO NOT BOOK ON-LINE, YOU WILL NEED TO SCAN A Qr CODE INTO YOUR SMARTPHONE OR TABLET ETC, AT THE CHURCH. ONCE THERE ARE 200 ON-LINE BOOKINGS, SUCH AS FOR A MAJOR CELEBRATION, THOSE WHO DO NOT HAVE A BOOKING CANNOT ENTER THE CHURCH.

PLEASE LOOK TO ASSISTING RELATIVES AND FRIENDS TO BOOK ONLINE. IF YOU CANNOT GET ANYONE TO HELP YOU BOOK, FILL IN THE SHEETS ON THE REGISTRATION TABLES AFTER MASS WITH YOUR FIRST NAME, LAST NAME, PHONE NUMBER, AND MASS YOU WISH TO ATTEND. OUR STAFF AND VOLUNTEERS WILL BOOK YOU IN ON-LINE. IF YOU ASK SOMEONE TO BOOK YOU IN, ENSURE THAT EITHER YOURSELF OR THEM FILLS IN YOUR DETAILS ON THE SIGN-IN SHEET SO YOU WON’T BE MISSED.

MASS BOOKINGS LATEST NEWS

MASSES FOR ALL WEEKENDS IN APRIL AND MAY ARE NOW OPEN FOR BOOKING.
THE DEPT OF HEALTH HAS SAID WE MUST BOOK THIS WAY UNTIL ??? AND THEN THEY WILL REVIEW IT.

MASKS NO LONGER NEED TO BE WORN INSIDE ST ANNE’S CHURCH.
FUTURE MASSES WILL BE ABLE TO BE BOOKED UNTIL THE END OF MAY AT THIS STAGE.


From the 19th and 20th December onwards, we will be able to have 200 participants but with registration required to be electronic. If people do not book online we will have to go back to 100 only. This is why we will require that parishioners book online. Online bookings are now open until the end of May. The links are up above and on Facebook. Also please note that there will not be a 5pm Sunday Mass until futher notice.
This system was in place for all the Christmas and Easter Masses, and will be for all Masses into the unknown future.

General compliance with DHHS and Archdiocese regulations…
The church will be open half an hour before Mass, and all Registrars and Ushers must be present when the church opens. All participants must be at the church at least 10 minutes prior to Mass starting. The church will be locked once the Mass commences.
Parishioners will need to be registered by name and contact phone number via Trybooking website.
Sanitiser and social-distancing will be mandatory. Use common sense and fill the alternate pews first. The congregation can now sing.
In receiving the Eucharist, please extend your arms as far as possible to allow for correct social distancing.
We will need to clear and clean the church immediately after Mass.
Each Mass will require the correct number of volunteers, if not Mass cannot go ahead (See note about 5pm Sunday Mass). Please consider what role you can play in the celebration and phone the Parish Office with your offer or submit one of the forms that are on the registration desk.

Volunteers needed are:
Set-Up, Lector, Musician, Singers, Registrars x2, Minister of Communion, Cleaners x 2

NOTE: FOR YOUR FRIENDS AND RELATIVES WITH ONLY A TV SET, CHANNEL 10 BROADCASTS SUNDAY MASS FROM MELBOURNE AT 6.00AM ON CH10

PALM SUNDAY
FOLLOWING THE EXAMPLE OF JESUS IN SERVICE

On Palm Sunday we use the “Washing of the Feet” and the washing of each others hands as a symbol of service. As we can’t do that this year we put together a quick video of people in our parish who constantly offered their services to others. We have missed a great many because they have managed to hide from the camera.

Service to others

AN OCCASIONAL SERIES OF TALKS FROM ARCHBISHOP PETER

Archbishop Peter shares some thoughts

PARISH OFFICE HOURS:

With Covid-Normal restrictions (or whatever we’re calling it, now) in place the Parish office is staffed on a part-time basis. Phone calls and emails are still being attended so please call or email if you need assistance during these challenging times. Thank you for your understanding.

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PARISH CHILD SAFETY POLICIES

Three years on and we’ve updated the policy of Catholic Archdiocese of
Melbourne.

Click below to be taken to the document.

 

 

 

Click on the image below to be taken to the Code of Conduct Declaration that needs to be signed by all volunteers and workers in the parish.

NOTE: Some people have reservations with some of the ambiguous wording in this document. Particularly where it says “Ensure that an adult is never alone with a child or young person…

If you go to the Policy document on page three you will find the context for that and other statements:

Safeguarding children and young people within the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne.
The application of this policy extends to clergy, employee and volunteer behaviour within the context of their role within the Church:

What this means is that you are still able to babysit your grandchildren, drive them and their friends to school, talk to the kids next door on their way home from school, etc. Just as before.