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 – FRIDAY JULY 31

Dear Parishioners,

Firstly, here is the link for Live Stream of Mass for the 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time from OLOL Saturday 1 August,  6pm.

https://youtu.be/vOc2hnIwjI0

RESTRICTIONS

A reminder that the State Government has placed a cap of 100 people at religious services, weddings and funerals held at places of worship. The four-square metre rule and 1.5m physical distancing requirements will continue. 


This affects Sunday Masses at St Michael’s. Until further notice,  Mass times at St Michaels  will be

    Sat evening     5.00pm and 6.00pm

    Sun morning    8.00am, 9.00am, 10.00am and 11.00am

    Sun evening    6.00pm


Sunday Masses at Our Lady of Lourdes and weekday masses at both places are not affected and there is no change in mass times at this stage.


Remember: 

3.     REGISTRATION for all masses or at services – still required

If you are wanting to attend Mass 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.

St Michael’s         9639 0598 email admin@parishofbaulkhamhills.org.au

Our Lady of Lourdes        9639 8385 email olol@parishofbaulkhamhills.org.au

If there is no answer please leave your name, phone number, email, date and time of Mass you are requesting.  If there is a problem, we will get back to you.

4.     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.

5.    MINISTRIES – St Michael’s on hold 

We would like people to offer their services for the Masses as noted above – specifically for acolytes, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, readers and servers.

We will usually only require two extraordinary Ministers of Communion to assist the Priest and acolyte in the distribution of Communion, as communion from the cup is still not possible. If Deacon Roque is present, we will only require one.

NSW Health advises that congregational singing is particularly high risk and should be avoided.


There will be no music ministry at St Michael’s masses for the time being.

HELP NEEDED: CHECKERS -We are still needing people to be recorders and checkers re the numbers attending, 

6.    SACRAMENT OF PENANCE – St Michael’s only

For the time being, the Sacrament of Penance will be celebrated at St Michael’s only on Saturday Morning from 9.30am to 10.30am

7.    SACRAMENTAL PROGRAMS

We are resuming the Parish Sacramental programs for Children. Please see details in the bulletin.

8.    ON THE PARISH FACEBOOK PAGE

If you have Facebook please like Parish of Baulkham Hills, there are a few opportunities to catch up with various groups either via Facebook or ZOOM (no charge).

9.    HOME VISITS

We continue to provide an opportunity for home visits with either the clergy or Extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion, with a Liturgy of the Word with Holy communion (or even Confession). Please don’t hesitate to ask us – we’re really looking forward to this.

If you would like a visit, then please email via admin@parishofbaulkhamhills.org.au, ring the parish offices during office hours, or send a message via the Parish Facebook page

10.     MAILING LIST

A reminder that if you would like to be part of a parish email list for updates plus copies of the bulletin, and are not currently receiving any emails from the parish, please send an email  to wimh@parishofbaulkhamhills.org.au – please also indicate if you are regularly a worshipper at Our Lady of Lourdes or St Michael’s.

11.    IN YOUR PRAYERS

In your mercy please pray for those who have died recently - Anita Bastiampillai (funeral Wed 22 July at 11am St Michael’s), John Schloeffel, Denis Daly, Marcelo Diaz, Elmer Solisa, Ivka Kujundzija, Santo Zullo and victims of the Corona Virus pandemic around the world – and for those whose anniversaries occur around this time, Bon Tiak Lu, Laurel Florence Watkins, Roland Tudor, Alaric Valentine Bastian and Michael Stenning.

In these difficult times, if you need pastoral support or hear of anyone in need of assistance from a priest, the Parish Office or Vinnies, please do not hesitate to contact us.

 Fr Wim Hoekstra

SUPPORT DONATIONS

Thank you to those who continue to make contributions to our parish and priests at this time, especially those who are still staying at home. 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/stmichaelsparishbaulkhamhillsFr Wim