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16th MAY 2021

THE ASCENSION OF THE LORD

NEW. PLEASE READ.

GOVERNMENT HEALTH DEPARTMENT REQUIREMENT FOR A QR SCAN FOR ANYONE ENTERING OUR BUILDINGS, CHURCHES HALLS, ETC FROM 5PM FRIDAY 23RD APRIL.

NO FUTURE MASSES WILL NEED TO BE BOOKED ONLINE WITH THE EXCEPTION OF CHRISTMAS, EASTER, AND THE WEEKENDS WHERE THERE ARE A LARGE NUMBER OF FIRST COMMUNICANTS. THIS IS BECAUSE WE ARE STILL LIMITED TO 200 PEOPLE IN OUR CHURCH.

THE DAYS WHERE WE STILL HAVE TO BOOK ONLINE ARE AS FOLLOWS:

Saturday 24 July
Sunday 25 July
Saturday 31 July
Sunday 1 August
Saturday 7 August
Sunday 8 August
Sunday 15 August

THESE WILL APPEAR AS NORMAL ON THE WEBSITE FRONT PAGE.

FROM CLOSE OF BUSINESS ON FRIDAY 23RD APRIL EVERYONE WHO ENTERS OUR CHURCH, OFFICE, OR HALL WILL BE REQUIRED TO SCAN OUR Qr CODE INTO YOUR SMARTPHONE OR TABLET ETC, AT THE PREMISES. THE REASON FOR THIS IS THAT IN THE EVENT OF ANOTHER QUARANTINE OUTBREAK, THE DHHS HAS FOUND THAT IT’S TOO SLOW TO TRACK PEOPLE WITH PIECES OF PAPER OR SPREADSHEETS ETC AND SO THEY WANT ALL THE CONTACT TRACING INFORMATION, (FIRST NAME AND PHONE NUMBER) IN ONE CENTRAL DATABASE.

THE ARCHDIOCESE UPDATE ON 12TH MAY STATES:
“MANUAL RECORD KEEPING (PEN AND PAPER) CAN ONLY BE USED IF ELECTRONIC RECORD KEEPING IS TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE SUCH AS DURING AN INTERNET OUTAGE.”

IF FOR ANY REASON YOU CAN NOT SCAN IN WITH A Qr CODE, YOU MUST ASK ONE OF OUR PARISH MASS COORDINATORS OR REGISTRARS TO ASSIST AS MANUAL RECORDING IS NOT ACCEPTABLE.

PLEASE ASSIST US BY BRINGING YOUR SMARTPHONE TO MASS. THERE WILL BE SCANABLE QR CODES EVERYWHERE SO JUST SCAN YOURSELF AND YOUR FAMILY IN AND SHOW US THE VERIFICATION ON YOUR PHONE AS YOU PASS THROUGH. WE WILL HAVE A COUPLE OF EXTRA DEVICES TO SCAN THOSE IN WHO DON’T OWN A SMARTPHONE OR NEED ASSISTANCE.

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.

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.