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Updated 1000h 10th September 2021
The NSW Government has announced that churches may be open for public worship from Saturday morning 12:01am with 1 person/4 square metre and no singing. Masks remain mandatory for indoor events.
Mass times will, therefore, return as per normal times starting from Saturday 9:30am, 11th September.
Updated 1550h 14th August 2021
The NSW Government has announced a state-wide lockdown from 5pm today. Churches are to close from 5pm today. The information below is copied from the NSW Health website: https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/rules/affected-regions#worship-weddings-and-funerals
More details will be distributed as they come to hand.
Places of worship
In local government areas where the stay at home rules apply, a place of worship must not be open to members of the public.
Services may be live-streamed from a church, meeting house, mosque, synagogue, temple or other place of worship that is not open to members of the public.
You can attend the premises if you are directly involved in the service or the operation of the equipment for the live-stream event.
Find out about the rules that apply to singing in a place of public worship during a live-streamed event.
Decree of the Apostolic Penitentiary on the granting of special Indulgences to the faithful in the current pandemic
Pope Francis has authorised the granting of special Indulgences to the faithful suffering from COVID-19 disease, as well as to health care workers, family members and all those who in any capacity, including through prayer, care for them.
The decree can be found here:
The faithful are encouraged to make use of the tradition and practice of daily examen. Confessions may be requested and arranged, respecting the social distancing requirements.