All Saints Blackbutt South — Faith Communities of Adamstown, Cardiff and Kotara
Easing of COVID-19 Restrictions – Step Two
Together with some experts here in our parish and the diocesan Chancery, we are closely monitoring recent developments and relaxation rules in public presence in the church please read our weekly bulletin very carefully for updates.
Pastoral Letter to the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle
RESUMPTION OF PUBLIC MASSES IN CHURCHES
I believe that the latest regulations in NSW make it possible to resume the celebration of Mass in our churches in most cases. You will not be surprised that it is my wish that the people may once again be able to celebrate Mass together wherever that is possible and as soon as it is possible, but with every care being taken, not merely to keep the rules but also to protect the health of all concerned to the utmost of our ability.
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A Moment To Reflect
This moment of crisis is for all people, especially people of faith, an opportunity. What is God revealing to us in this unusual moment of hunger for Eucharist? We believe in the centrality of the word of God to our lives as disciples and as a community of the faithful. This is an opportunity to immerse ourselves in the word and to deepen the way we abide in the Word. Who might we become over this time if we do turn to the Word of God as the primary source of our sustenance? We have largely ignored the treasure of the Prayer of the Church – primarily Morning and Evening Prayer. Who might we become if we prayed this prayer and became more familiar with the Psalms and the human cries we hear there?
Let us seize this opportunity so that when this moment is over we might return to our celebration of eucharist with a deeper love for it and a renewed sense of what it means to participate fully, consciously and actively in the Paschal Mystery and life of our Triune God
Article by Massimo Faggioli: Mass Myopia and Coronavirus
Keeping Sunday Holy - What Can we Do?
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