CORONAVIRUS UPDATE 16 October 2021
THE CHURCH WILL REOPEN FOR EVERYONE THIS TUESDAY 19 OCTOBER if, as is
expected, NSW passes the 80% target of residents having had 2 doses of the COVID-19
vaccine this weekend. Mass times will resume as normal from Tuesday. Please note the
1. People attending churches will need to observe a 4-square metre rule, with the
exception of people from the same household.
2. You should not attend Mass in person if you have any symptoms of COVID-19.
Symptoms include fever, cough, a sore or scratchy throat, shortness of breath,
loss of taste or smell. If you have symptoms, please get tested at a COVID-19
clinic before going to Mass and do not attend Mass again until you have received
your test results that show you tested negative for the virus.
Livestreaming of Masses
During lockdown we will livestream Masses at the following times:
The Masses can be accessed at bit.ly/stjriverwood
Private Home Visits
The Archbishop has reminded priests that the lockdown exemptions allow priests to visit parishioners at home for any pastoral need, including the sacraments of anointing and confession. Please do not hesitate to call Fr John if you would like him to visit. These visits are only for the person in the house with a pastoral need, not a wider group.
I will thank you in advance for your co-operation with these measures which are for the good of society. Please continue to pray for those affected in any way by the coronavirus, for our civic leaders as they discern what is best for us all, and that the world will be soon be delivered from this scourge.
Fr John Doherty, Parish Priest
16 October 2021
Photos of the Church on Holy Thursday