COVID-19 Update 18th December 2020

Dear Parishioners, We wish a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to all our parishioners and visitors. A very big thank you to all our wonderful                                      helpers who have contributed so much to our parish family life, throughout this extraordinary year.

May Almighty God who sees everything, bless you and your families abundantly.

With love, prayers and blessings from Fr Grace, Fr Paul & Fr Jomer.    


COVID –19 PROTOCOLS : effective Monday 7th Dec. Masses WILL be celebrated with revised  2sqm per person rule =1.5 m away from people from different households (excluding clergy and liturgical ministers). 

For our church, Sacred Heart, Griffith, this will mean 170 people  in the church at any given time: whether it’s for Mass; Reconciliation; Baptisms or Prayer gatherings.   Extra overflow of another 100 can be seated in the Hall.  This applies for Funerals & Weddings also.                                                         CONGREGATIONAL SINGING also now permitted.


 

CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR MASS & CONFESSION TIMES: 

Parish Carols by Candlelight (BBQ 7.30pm)  Sunday 20th December, 8pm on the Parish Lawns.            

Christmas Eve:   

       4pm (2 Masses)  Sacred Heart & MCC Chapel

       6pm  (2 Masses)  Sacred Heart & MCC Chapel

      10pm at Sacred Heart

Christmas Day:

       7.30am

       9:00am (2 Masses) Sacred Heart (Italian) & MCC Chapel

     10.30am

      6.00pm

 

      CHRISTMAS CONFESSION TIMES:

  Tuesday: 22nd Dec   7.00pm  - Second Rite (5 Priests)

    Every Friday :         4.30pm  -   5.30pm

    Every Saturday      11.30am  - 12.30pm

 

NEW YEARS MASS TIMES:  

NEW YEARS’ EVE (31st Dec.)  

  7:00am & 11:30pm (Please note there is no 5:30pm Mass)

NEW YEARS’ DAY (1st Jan.) MASS TIMES 9am & 5:30pm   (Please note there is no 7:00am Mass)


                               

WE WANT TO STAY CONNECTED…via Phone, our Facebook page, Parish email, our Parish website and YouTube at this difficult time.

EMAIL ADDRESS: We invite Parishioners to provide their email address so we can keep you updated with Parish News easily, especially if you don’t have facebook . our email and phone number is written above.

PHONE CALL MINISTRY: We invite people to register themselves with the Parish Office if they would like to help by phoning other members of the Parish/community who live alone and would benefit from this kind of support. If you know someone in this situation, please let us know so we can connect with them.

Let’s continue to pray for an end to the Coronavirus, that we may remain close to the Risen Lord Jesus and that we may care for and support one another through this difficult time.  

May Almighty God Bless you and your families, Fr Grace.                                                        

MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE DECEASED: Prayers will be said at the weekend Masses as normal and the Masses will be said by the priests. You may call Parish office with requests.

Online Resources for Mass

Options for viewing Mass online:

1. Daily Mass Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn:www.catholicvoice.org.au
Mass celebrated specifically for viewing online. Available from daily at 6am. (Beginning Sunday 22 March 2020)
2. Daily Mass Archdiocese of Melbourne:https://melbournecatholic.org.au/Mass
Daily Mass: The 1.00pm Mass is streamed live daily (Mon - Fri) from St Patrick's Cathedral in Melbourne and is then available as a recording on demand until one hour prior to the next 1.00pm Mass.
Sunday Mass: On Sundays, the 11.00am Mass is streamed and it is also available as a recording on demand.
 
Options for Daily Prayer:
(Content source: Liturgy Help/Universalis)
 
Living Word - Daily Gospel reflections. Subscription available at
Documentation provided for download
a. Prayers of intercession.
b. How to pray with children.
c. Praying as a family
d. Be Still and Know that I am God: Eucharistic Adoration Guide
Video reflections - Archbishop/VG/selected laity.
 
Additional Video Resources:www.catholicvoice.org.au and www.cgcatholic.org.au
a. Expert Medical Content: Interview Prof Gerard Carroll AM, Consultant Physician and Cardiologist, Wagga Wagga and Mater Hospital, North Sydney.
b. Management of psychological and economic issues: Provide practical and pastoral support by addressing the psychological and economic issues people are dealing with as a result of the crisis.
Topics may include;
o Isolation
o Anxiety
o Suffering
o Palliative care
o Coping with stress (WHO resource)
o Job loss
c. Provision of Departmental health links
d. Resources for Easter Liturgies:
a. Way of the cross: video incorporating Youth Ministers and Archbishop Prowse with additional downloadable material

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Griffith Sacred Heart Parish
Warrambool Street  Griffith NSW 2680
+61 2 6962 1533
+61 2 6962 2597
info@griffithsacredheart.org

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Sacred Heart Masses
Warrambool Street Griffith
Saturday Vigil - 6.00 pm
Sunday - 7.30 am, 9.00 am, (Italian), 10.30 am, 6.00 pm

Weekday Masses
Monday - Friday - 7.00 am, 5.30 pm
Saturday - 8.00 am

Marian Catholic College Chapel
185 Wakaden Street Griffith
Sunday - 9.00 am

Confessions
Friday - 4.30 pm to 5.30 pm
Saturday - 11.30 am to 12.30 pm

Baptisms and Marriages by appointment

Benediction
1st Friday Exposition - 1.00 pm with Confession and Benediction at 4.30 pm ; other Fridays Exposition and Confession at 4.30 pm