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SATURDAYS at 6.30PM.
A Parish YouTube channel has been created where any videos will be uploaded. Follow the link to the Holy Trinity Parish Bentleigh East YouTube Channel.
Impact Of The Pandemic
The following Guidelines are approved by Most Rev Peter A Comensoli, Archbishop of Melbourne, to assist Clergy and Faithful with questions pertaining to specific areas of liturgy and ministry in the Archdiocese of Melbourne during this time of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In response to the directives announced by Government as part of its Roadmap for the reopening of the State of Victoria, the following is operational from 11.59pm Wednesday 17 February 2021.
Following a 5-day ‘circuit – breaker’ period of lockdown, Victoria is now returning to the “COVIDSafe Summer” phase, with some small areas of note (see below).
As of 11:59pm Wednesday 17 February 2021:
- Fitted face coverings are no longer mandatory, however if you feel comfortable to continue to wear your mask, please do so.
- Weddings, funerals and religious gatherings can occur with no limits on the number of guests or attendees, working within density limits. To ensure people can keep 1.5 metres distance the ‘venue’ must apply the two square metre rule. Anything conducted in a private home must apply the gathering limits for private homes of 15 people.
- Record keeping remains an important and critical tool for keeping all in the community safe.
Under no circumstances should anyone awaiting a COVID-19 test verification, including Clergy (even without presenting symptoms) attend a church or parish setting until a diagnosis is confirmed. Additionally, under no circumstances should anyone attend who is closely connected to people who are awaiting test results or who have tested positive.
VICTORIA: COVIDsafe SUMMER
We welcome the further opening up of our places of worship and opportunities for gathering, but remain mindful and respectful that many in our community will be feeling cautious and anxious in coming weeks.
For the time being, all Catholics in Melbourne continue to be dispensed from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass until further directed by the Archbishop. We continue to carry the happy obligation to keep Sunday holy, whether we can attend Mass or not, and can do so by any kind of prayer with members of our household and parish, reading holy scripture, and encouraging one another in our faith. Prayerfully watching an online Mass continues to be a great source of comfort on Sundays.
It is important for us to remember that the Church never actually closed, just the doors to our buildings. As Christ’s disciples, we are learning to live out our calling to worship, pray, encourage, witness, disciple, and serve in creative ways that minimise the risk of COVID-19 transmission.
We are still the people of God; We not our buildings are the real church.
Please check the weekly bulletin for the latest news regarding services and contact the Admin office to enquire about baptisms, weddings and funerals. We are very sorry for the stress and difficulties associated with these changes. For all enquiries please email the Admin office at email@example.com or telephone 9579 4255.
Please be assured of our prayers for you and your family during these challenging times as the pandemic restrictions continue to impact us all.
REGISTER TO ATTEND MASS – Scan QR Code An important COVID protocol for attending Mass is registering your attendance. You only need to enter full name and mobile number. The simplest way to do this is scanning the Church QR code on your mobile phone before you attend Mass. You can do this well before you arrive, at home or after you park your car. We encourage you to scan the code before you arrive to help reduce any bottlenecks when entering the Church. If you are unsure how to use the QR code, or you don’t have a mobile phone, please arrive early to Mass for the Supervision team to register you.
Open for Private Prayer – St Peter’s opened for Private Prayer from 10am to 4pm (except at times where there are scheduled church services). There is no specific limit on numbers for private prayer but record keeping is essential if visits extend beyond 15 mins.
Reconciliation Service – Individual confessions are avaiable at St Peter’s, St Paul’s and St Catherine’s 1/2 hour before each Mass.
Adoration – St Catherine’s Church on Thursdays 4pm – 7pm.
Baptisms – Avaiable at St Peter’s, St Paul’s and St Catherine’s Sundays at 12pm. Contact Admin Centre for further information and bookings.
We support the endeavors of the Royal Commission to bring healing to victims of abuse.
Church’s website: www.facingthetruth.org.au