VOTE FOR MARCEL DE MARIA – WESTFIELD LOCAL HERO NOMINEE

Marcel De Maria has been nominated as a Westfield Local Hero and the outcome of a public vote will determine the three successful 2020 nominees for Westfield Burwood. If he is successful, Gift of Bread will be awarded a $10,000 grant to support their work. Please go to the link below (Westfield Burwood webpage) and scroll […]

Lourdes Parish Open – Mass Times

Hope everyone has been keeping well and safe. Regulations that came into place as of 1st July 20, Masses are open with the distancing rule still in place of the 4 m squared between each other. Bookings are essential again to attend each mass. Please call Parish Office 9558 1254 to reserve your seat for[…..]

New dates for Plenary Council

Due to the COVID 19 pandemic the National Plenary Council Assembly has been postponed to October 2021(Adelaide) and April 2022 (Sydney). The discernment papers foundational to the development of the working paper and ultimately the agenda for the Assembly are available on the National Plenary Council webpage under the Discernment tab: https://plenarycouncil.catholic.org.au/continuing-the-journey-of-discernment/

Restrictions eased on Churches

Up to 50 people are now allowed to attend Mass or private prayer in a church with further restrictions eased from 1st July. Up to 50 people can now also attend baptisms and funerals and 20 attend weddings with that number also increasing from 1st July. Please stay tuned for an update next week for[…..]

New Social Media Guide for Parishes

The Australian Catholic Media Council has published a new Guide to Social Media for Parishes (see attachment). It includes useful tips on setting up and administering social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram which are important ways of maintaining communication with your parishioners, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. The launch of the new guide[…..]