NOTICES IN RELATION TO CHURCH SERVICES RECOMMENCING
From Monday 11 to Sunday 24 October, St Aloysius Parish clergy will be offering holy communion services in the home to any Catholic within the Cronulla area who is unable to attend Mass in person due to a fear of gathering in public, due to medical reasons or due to ongoing NSW Government stay-at-home orders. Please sign-up for this home communion service by filling-in this online form or contacting the Parish Office.
From Monday 11 October, the NSW Government will allow some people to leave their homes to use many services, including attending a religious gathering. Cronulla Parish will be offering Weekday and Sundays Masses (for anyone who is able to attend under the NSW laws) on a private basis.
Please note that all Masses in Cronulla will occur OUTDOORS until mid-November.
Sunday Masses will occur on a private basis (from 16/17 October) in the St Aloysius Parish Primary School playground. Please bring a hat if it is sunny and please pre-register for Sunday Masses here.
Weekday Masses will occur OUTDOORS in the garden area between the Parish Office and the Parish House, accessed by the path on the side of the Parish Office. No face masks will be required for outdoor gatherings. Please pre-register for weekday Masses here.
Outdoor services are on the 2 sqm rule, and no prior bookings will be required, although pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Weekday Capacity is 60 and Sundays will exceed 200 – so please come if you are able. QR Code and other check-in requirements are required by NSW Government, as per other venues at 70% COVID-Opening Rules.
Those unable or who are uneasy about gathering are also welcome to visit the outdoor prayer space located in front of the Cronulla Church. Individuals will be offered pastoral care and holy communion on Sundays, anytime from 2pm to 4pm and by arrangement with the Parish Office.
The Parish understands the challenges at this time and prays that we “all may be one” as soon as possible.
9am Bundeena Masses will resume on 17 October for those able to attend.
Masses will resume publicly with all able to attend from the 80% Freedom Day. It is expected that Sundays Masses will be able to resume for all from 30/31 October.
Access to the inside of the Church at Cronulla will not be possible until 20 November, due to works occurring inside the Church to fix historic water damage issues. COVID restrictions have delayed these works, which were scheduled for August. Funerals will be arranged with Cronulla Parish clergy assisting at Kurnell (up to 25 people) or at Caringbah or Miranda Churches. Please contact the Parish Office.
Normal Schedule of Masses
Saturday: 5pm Vigil (Cronulla)
Sunday at Cronulla: 8am, 10am, 6pm
Sunday at Bundeena: 9am
Weekday Masses: Tuesday to Saturday at 8am
Eucharistic Adoration: 4pm to 5pm on Sunday at Cronulla
First Friday Eucharistic Adoration: 3pm to 7pm
Masses from St Aloysius Parish are still LIVESTREAMED at 8am (Monday to Saturday) and at 5pm Saturday, Sunday at 8am and 6pm.
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Parish Sacramental Programs for 2021
First Holy Communion Preparation program will run during August 2021 and will use online resources. First Confession Program will run in-person(or Online depending on restrictions) during term 4. The Sacraments will be celebrated once restrictions allow for the gathering of people.
About our Parish Priest- Fr James McCarthy
Fr James commenced service as the Parish Priest of Cronulla from 1 July 2019, for an appointment of 6 years.
Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney Safeguarding Online Training
The Safeguarding & Ministerial Integrity Office is pleased to announce Safeguarding Induction Training is now available online for workers and volunteers of the Parish Community and Youth Ministry workers and volunteers.
In order to access the online Safeguarding Induction Training, you will need to provide the Safeguarding Office with a few details to allow us to set up and online account for you. Within 48 hours of completing this online form you will receive an email with your username, password and a link that will take you directly to the training.
If you have any enquiries please contact the Safeguarding Team via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or alternatively you can call 9390 5811. The below link will enable you to register for Modules 1 and 2 that is recommended all volunteers to complete.