THE PARISH OF BAULKHAM HILLS
Email St Michael's at email@example.com
Phone: +61 2 9639 0598
Email Our Lady of Lourdes at firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: +61 2 9639 8385
COVID UPDATE – FRIDAY JULY 31
Firstly, here is the link for Live Stream of Mass for the 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time from OLOL Saturday 1 August, 6pm.
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
The 5pm, 8am and 10am are generally well-filled and so are usually capped.
If you do come without having registered we may ask you to wait till a few moments before Mass begins, by which time we will know if the cap has been reached. If it has, we will ask you to wait for the next mass.
It might be easier to thus register for the other Mass times – Sat 6pm, Sun 9am and Sun 11am, 6pm.
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.
The dispensation from attending Sunday Mass still holds, i.e. you do not have to attend Mass on Sundays.
Do not come to Church if you are feeling unwell.
If you have been in any designated or identified hotspots or in Victoria, do not come to Church and self-isolate.
Always use hand sanitiser
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 email@example.com
Our Lady of Lourdes 9639 8385 email firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org – 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
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