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UPDATED COVID-19 INFORMATION

The NSW State Government has announced that the number of people allowed to attend a place of worship, including a funeral, from Friday 24 July is determined by the 1 person per 4 square meter rule, however is capped at 100 people.

The number of people permitted in the church to attend Mass or for private prayer in –
St Mary’s, Mudgee 80 people
St John the Baptist, Gulgong 47 people
St Malachy’s, Rylstone 40 people
St Dominic’s, Kandos 50 people
with social distancing of 1 person per four square meters in all churches.

St Mary’s church in Mudgee is open for Mass and visitation –
Tuesday – Thursday 9.15 -10.30am
Friday 11.30am – 1.00pm.
We apologise we cannot leave the church open at all times as we don’t have the man power to have someone be there at all times for cleaning.

It is no longer necessary to book to attend Mass either during the week or for weekends.

You will be required to continue to sanitise your hands on entering and leaving the church and to supply your contact details on the sign in sheet provided on entry to the church as has been the practice in recent times.

PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND if you have any flu like symptoms or if you are deemed in the vulnerable category

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Church Entry Notice

NOTIFICATION

COVID-19 is a highly contagious disease. In order to reduce and prevent the spread of COVID-19, the following information is critical.

DO NOT COME INTO THIS BUILDING IF YOU HAVE
ANY OF THE FOLLOWING SYMPTOMS:

THINGS TO NOTE

  • If some of the above apply to you please go home and contact the COVID-19 Information Hotline or your GP.
  • If you have recently arrived from overseas or returned from overseas travel, please consult your doctor or seek medical advice before entering this building.
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Caring For Our Community

Caring for our Community

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, we strongly encourage the following preventative measures that will help to ensure the safety of all in our community. We will continue to monitor advice from health authorities and provide further updates on the Diocese of Bathurst website: bathurst.catholic.org.au

ATTENDEE LIMIT AND CONTACT TRACING

In accordance with government restrictions, there are no more than 50 worshipers allowed in a church, or 1 person per 4 square metres 50 people are allowed in this church. You must provide your contact details on entering the church, for contact tracing should it be required.This information will be kept for 28 days and not be used for any other purpose.

SIGN OF PEACE

When exchanging the Sign of Peace, please avoid shaking hands. Instead, say “Peace be with you” and offer a smile, wave, nod or bow.

GROUP SINGING

Due to the high risk of transmission of the virus when singing, group singing/choirs or chanting should be avoided. Solo singers should maintain at least 3 metres physical distance from other people.

IF YOU FEEL UNWELL

People with flu-like symptoms are advised to stay at home. We encourage parishioners to consider ways that we can support people who are self-isolating by phone, email or text or through Careline.

SOCIAL DISTANCING

If there’s space, spread out! You must maintain 1.5 metres – 2 metres distance from one another to reduce the risk of airborne infection.

HOLY WATER

Holy Water has temporarily removed from stoups at the doors of churches to reduce the possibility of transmission of the virus.

PRAYING FOR ONE ANOTHER

Please pray for those who are suffering from the virus and those who work and livelihood has been impacted. Please pray for the repose of the souls of those who have died and for those who are working to care for the ill and find cures and remedies for the virus.

HELPFUL LINKS

For further information and pastoral resources, please visit: bathurst.catholic.org.au

For latest health advice re COVID-19 visit: www.health.nsw.gov.au

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Parish Masses from 1st June 2020

From Monday 1st June, the NSW Government has eased the COVID-19 restrictions in our state. The second stage of easing of restrictions means up to 50 parishioners at one time may attend Mass and enter a place of worship. Also, the limit for funerals will increase to 50 and to 20 for weddings. The number of people allowed to attend smaller churches and chapels will be based on 1 person per 4 square metres.

Please note that you are not required to book in for weekday Masses but it is still essential to book for weekend Masses only. Please contact the Parish Office to book via email: office.mudgee@cdob.org.au or by phone (02) 63722122, during office hours Monday to Friday 9.00am – 4.00pm.

MUDGEE
MondayNo Mass
Tuesday9:30am
Wednesday9:30am
Thursday9:30am
Friday9:30am
SaturdayVigil 5:00pm
Sunday9:00am (live streamed)
KANDOS / RYLSTONE
1st, 3rd & 5th Sunday of the month11:00am at Kandos
2nd & 4th Sunday of the month11:00am at Rylstone
GULGONG
Sunday10:30am
CONFESSION / ANOINTING

Please call the Parish Office on 6372 2122 to arrange as the priests are available.

God Bless,

Father Owen Gibbons
Parish Priest