ACCESSING THIS PAGE

Apart from using the link on the Home Page of the Saint Anthony's Parish Website, this page can also be accessed from any page of the website by selecting COVID19 Update from the About drop-down menu, the first menu item in the menu bar located at the top of each page.


COVID19 PARISH UPDATES - 14 OCTOBER 2021

----- RESUMPTION OF MASSES -----

Mass will return with weekday Masses from Tuesday 26 October, and Weekend Masses from 30 - 31 October (assuming the 80% vaccinated rate has been reached).

Mass will be open to “mixed” congregations: fully vaccinated, partially vaccinated and yet unvaccinated). The 4 sqm rule will apply, and masks must be worn.

Mass can be seen on Sunday morning at 6.00am on Channel 10. This Mass is produced by the Diocese of Wollongong.

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RESOURCES FOR DEALING WITH COVID LOCKDOWN

The following resources Managing Lockdown Fatigue & Managing COVID Fatigue are available for download and provide valuable information for dealing with the current COVID lockdown.

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Managing Lockdown Fatigue

Managing COVID Fatigue


Electronic Parish Planned Giving

Given that all non-essential travel has been cancelled, some parishioners who support our parish planned giving envelope program have asked how they can continue to financially support the parish. We respectfully encourage all parishioners to join our electronic parish planned giving program to help us ensure that we limit the financial pressure this current situation will impose on our parish.

Importantly, we are mindful that some of our parishioners will sadly be experiencing a change in their financial circumstances. Please contact the Parish Office (4683 2230 or picton@dow.org.au) if you need to decrease/discontinue your planned giving contribution, but mainly to let us know how we can support you.

If you would like to commence giving by direct debit or via credit card, new forms are available for you to complete. They are available in the racks in the foyer of the church, or they can be emailed to you.

Clergy - First Collection

Parish - Second Collection

BSB:

066 711

BSB:

066 711

Account:

002196

Account:

001783

Account Name:

Picton Presbytery

Account Name:

Picton Parish

Reference:

Full Family Name or Envelope Number

Reference:

Full Family Name or Envelope Number

DIRECT DEPOSITS: Please ensure that you use your name or Planned Giving envelope number as a reference, so monies given can be recorded against your name.

Some parishioners are using COVID19 as a reference which does not allow for proper recording of monies given.


Online Masses

During this period of time where Masses in the Diocese of Wollongong are suspended, it is important to know that you have not been abandoned by the Church. Members of the faithful are urged to keep holy the Lord’s Day by making a Prayer of Spiritual Communion, a well-established devotional practice of uniting one’s self in prayer with Christ’s sacrifice when circumstances prevent one from receiving Holy Communion.

Prayer of Spiritual Communion

My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love you above all things and I desire to receive you in my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment receive you sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace you as if you were already there and unite myself wholly to you.
Never permit me to be separated from you.
Amen.

There is a link on the Home Page of the Parish Website that goes to Diocese of Wollongong Website showing what Masses are on live. Alternatively, simply click here.