All Saints Blackbutt South — Faith Communities of Adamstown, Cardiff and Kotara
Confirmed Case Pius X High School
Confirmed case of COVID-19, St Pius X High School Adamstown
St Pius X High School Adamstown has today been advised of a confirmed case of COVID-19.
The school was notified of the confirmed case by NSW Health late this afternoon, Wednesday 5 August 2020. Students had already left the school grounds when the Catholic Schools Office was advised.
Parents and carers of all students at the school have been notified of the positive diagnosis today.
The school is working with NSW Health to identify ‘close contacts’ of the person with COVID-19. NSW Health will conduct contact tracing and will notify close contacts. Students and staff have been asked to self-isolate until receiving further advice from NSW Health or a communication from the school.
The safety and wellbeing of our staff and students is of paramount importance and we will continue to work closely with NSW Health to ensure all necessary health advice is adhered to.
The school is temporarily closed for the next two days whilst a thorough environmental cleaning to NSW Health standards is undertaken. Further information will be provided on the re-opening of the school over the weekend.
Media Statement from Catholic Schools Office – 5 August 2020
In light of the above if anyone in our parish has had close contact whatsoever, you must self isolate immediately and get tested if you have any minor symptoms.
If you have registered for Weekend Mass and have been notified via email you are encouraged to wear a mask as recommended for 'Places of Worship'
Fr Joseph Figurado
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
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