THE PARISH OF BAULKHAM HILLS

Click here to go to St Michael's church site.

Email St Michael's at admin@parishofbaulkhamhills.org.au

Phone: +61 2 9639 0598

 

 

Click here to go to Our Lady Of Lourdes church site.

Email Our Lady of Lourdes at olol@parishofbaulkhamhills.org.au

                                 Phone: +61 2 9639 8385

 

 

        

 

COVID UPDATE WEDNESDAY JULY 1

PROTOCOLS WITH EASING OF RESTRICTIONS

As foreshadowed last week, from July 1, the State Government has eased restrictions on places of worship.

“The number of people in a public place of worship must not exceed one person per 4 sq meter rule. The maximum applies to the whole of the venue…. People attending a religious service will be required to provide their name and contact details when they enter so that they can be used for contact tracing.”

 

MAXIMUM ATTENDEES

In view of this, and based on the dimensions of each of our Churches, the maximum number of attendees is

·        St Michael’s Church                       maximum of 175, but a safe working figure will be 150

·        Our Lady of Lourdes Church        maximum of 120  but a safe working figure will be 100

 

MASS TIMES – back to normal

Sunday Mass Times will resume to their normal times effective from this weekend – 4-5 July

·        St Michael’s                       5.30pm Sat; 8am, 10am and 6pm

·        Our Lady of Lourdes        6pm Sat; 9.30am Sun

There is no change in current arrangements for weekday Masses, but these are no longer restricted to 50 people

 

REGISTRATION – still required

You are still asked to  register for the Mass you are attending, especially if you have not been attending Mass in the last few weeks.

For those who have been attending St Michael’s over the last few weeks, please note:

·        Those who have registered weekly for the 5pm or 6pm Saturday night Mass at St Michael’s will be automatically registered for the 5.30pm Mass

·        Those who have registered weekly for the 8am or 9am Mass at St Michael’s will be automatically registered for the 8am Mass;

·        Those who have registered weekly for the 10am or 11am Mass at St Michael’s will be automatically registered for the 10am Mass.

·        Those who have registered weekly for the 6pm Sunday night Mass  at St Michael’s will be automatically registered for that Mass.

 

For those at OLOL, please continue to register each week.

 

 

LIVESTREAMING - continuing

For the time being, the 6pm Saturday night Mass from Our Lady of Lourdes will be livestreamed weekly and be available for viewing after that time.

 

MINISTRIES – partially back on deck

Liturgical ministries will resume from the weekend of July 11-12, although at St Michael’s counters, church cleaners, and flower arrangers will not be needed at the moment.

We will only require two extraordinary Minsters of Communion to assist the Priest and acolyte in the distribution of Communion, as communion from the cup is still not possible.

Limited music ministry is possible but needs to be negotiated.

 

More updates will be provided soon. 

Fr Wim

SUPPORT DONATIONS

Thanks to those who have made contributions to our parish and priests at this time. I again include these details for your information.

 For EFT to the First Collection  - supporting the priests

               BSB                                      067 950

               Account No                       000004265

               Account Name                  Diocesan Clergy

               Reference                          6001 donation

 For EFT to the second (envelope and loose) Collection – for support of the Parish,

               BSB                                      067 950

               Account No                       000000214

               Account Name                 St Michael’s Baulkham Hills

               Reference                          Your Name (if you wish)

 

If you wish to pay by credit card, please use this link

https://www.bpoint.com.au/pay/stmichaelsparishbaulkhamhills