All Saints Blackbutt South — Faith Communities of Adamstown, Cardiff and Kotara
Easing of COVID-19 Restrictions – Step One
Believing it to be the more prudent course of action, the Bishop has determined that given the limitations on the number of people who could attend them, the public celebration of Mass will remain suspended under Step One and will be reviewed when we move to Step Two. The previously communicated dispensation of the faithful of the Diocese from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass remains in place.
Pastoral Letter to the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle
The public celebration of Mass has been cancelled until further notice.
For full details of cancellations and advice from the Office of Bishop William Wright please click on the link below.
PLEASE CLICK HERE for full copy of Pastoral Letter to the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle - Confronting COVID-19 Pandemic Event.
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
Keeping Sunday Holy - What Can we Do?
For Full Appendix to letter from Bishop Bill CLICK HERE