COVID-19 Update: Public health and social measures to ease from Friday 29 April
28 April 2022 – The Western Australian Government has announced that from 12:01am, Friday, 29 April 2022, Level 1 public health and social measures will ease to baseline measures across Western Australia:
- Masks are no longer mandatory except in high-risk settings for people aged 12 years and older (including year 7s).
- High risk settings include public transport, taxis, rideshare vehicles, airports, hospitals, residential aged care, disability service facilities and correctional facilities.
- Masks are encouraged where physical distancing isn’t possible.
- Close contacts with no symptoms are not required to isolate for 7 days, but must undertake a daily Rapid Antigen Test, wear a mask when leaving the house, avoid high-risk settings, work from home, avoid non-essential gatherings and avoid contact with people at risk of severe illness.
- They should also notify their employer/educational facility of their close contact status.
- Close contacts with symptoms must continue to isolate until symptoms resolve and get tested as per existing protocols.
- If a close contact tests positive, they must isolate for a further 7 days as per arrangements for positive COVID-19 cases.
- The 2 square metre (2sqm) rule is removed for places of worship, venues and businesses.
- Proof of COVID-19 Vaccinations are longer required to enter venues and businesses.
- Proof of COVID-19 Vaccinations are still required to visit hospitals and residential aged care facilities.
- Mandatory workplace vaccination requirements will remain in place.
24/7 Cottesloe Youth Group
8 Feb 2022 – Our parish youth group is having its first night this Friday 11 Feb! They are having a water fight and all from Years 6-12 are welcome. For more information, feel free to call Anthony on 0455 108 885.
Praying with Songs from Taize
7 Jan 2022 – Join us on Friday 14 January at 7.30pm for an evening of Taize music, scripture, prayer and reflection. Taize music is known for its simple, yet rich and meditative character.
Blessing of the St Mary Star of the Sea Shrine & Columbarium
22 Dec 2021 – Please add this special date to your calendar. Our newly completed shrine and columbarium will be opened and blessed by Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB on Sunday 30 January. The blessing will be followed by Mass and a celebratory morning tea.
Parish Christmas Carols
28 Nov 2021 – Please join us for Christmas Carols on Thursday 16 December at Corpus Christi Church!
Pet Blessing Mass 2021
17 Sep 2021 – You are invited to our first pet blessing and outdoor Mass!
Date: 2 October 2021
Venue: St Mary Star of the Sea Church Grounds
All pets are welcome subject to the following:
- Dogs must be socialised and on lead at all times.
- Cats and other pets must be contained in a pet carrier.
Please register here if you would like to attend with your pet: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VPF5QHV
Fr Marcelo, Fr Rodrigo and their puppy, Pfizer, look forward to welcoming you!
3 Sep 2021 – Come and learn about our Faith with Fr Marcelo & Fr Rodrigo. All are welcome!
Date: Mondays & Thursdays (commencing 13 Sep)
Venue: Parish Centre (next to Star of the Sea Church)
St Mary Star of the Sea Feast Day 2021
5 August 2021 – We invite all parishioners and visitors to celebrate the Cottesloe Parish Feast Day with us!
Mass will be held at 10.00am on Sun 22 August at St Mary Star of the Sea Church, followed by morning tea.
Please note that there will be no 8.30am Mass at Corpus Christi Church, and no 12pm Spanish Mass, as we are combining three Masses on this day.
Enrolments for Sacrament of Confirmation 2021
26 July 2021 – Parents are invited to enrol their children who are in year 6 and above for the Sacrament of Confirmation (children must have completed the Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Holy Communion to be eligible).
An information session will be held on Thursday 5th August at 4pm at the Parish Centre at St Mary Star of the Sea Church.
Weekly classes will commence at 4pm on Thursday 12th August and run through to Thursday 4th November (excluding school holidays).
To register online or for further information, please go to: https://staroftheseachurch.org.au/confirmation/.
COVID-19 Update: Restrictions for Tue 6 July to Sun 11 July 2021
6 July 2021 – From 12.01am, Tuesday, 6 July 2021 to 12.01am, Monday 12 July 2021, the following restrictions will apply to us:
• masks will continue to be mandatory indoors
• places of worship may have a limit of 150 people
• the 2 square metre rule will be in effect
Please note that there is no need to register for Mass online.
COVID-19 Update: Register for Mass from Sat 3 July to Mon 5 July 2021
2 July 2021 – The WA government has announced that the Perth and Peel lockdown will end as planned at 12:01am, Saturday 3 July. Interim restrictions will be in place until 12.01am, Tuesday 6 July as part of a safe transition out of lockdown.
There will be a 20-person limit at places of worship during this time. Masks are mandatory and the 4 square meter rule will apply.
Please book your place for Mass if you wish to attend by clicking on the relevant button below:
COVID-19 Update: Mass suspended as Perth enters 4-day lockdown
29 June 2021 – The Premier has advised that from 12.01am, Tuesday, 29 June 2021, Perth and the Peel Region will enter into a four-day lockdown until 12.01am, Saturday, 3 July 2021.
At this stage, Mass will be suspended until Sunday morning. We will advise of further updates as they come to hand.
‘The Romantic Cello’ Fundraising Concert
21 May 2021 – Come and listen to the wonderful playing of Tim Chapman and Emma Hadi at St Mary Star of the Sea Church!
Tim Chapman is a professional pianist, organist, singer, arranger, educator and adjudicator, who is committed to excellence in music performance and education for all ages. He is an eclectic musician who equally loves performing sacred, classical, jazz, music theatre and contemporary genres of music. Tim has taught at four schools in England, Hong Kong and Perth for 38 years, including 21 as Director of Music at St Hilda’s Anglican School for Girls.
Emma Hadi is a current student at UWA. In 2020 she was awarded the Subject Exhibition for Music ATAR for WACE as well as the subject prize for music at St Hilda’s ASG. Emma has also participated in numerous festivals and competitions on cello throughout the years, and has recently participated in a masterclass with the renowned cellist Pablo Ferrandez.
Pre-book your tickets here: https://donorbox.org/staroftheseafundraiser1-2…
Corpus Christi Feast Day 2021
18 May 2021 – We invite all parishioners and visitors to celebrate the Mosman Park Parish Feast Day with us!
Mass will be held at 8.30am on Sun 6 June at Corpus Christi Church, followed by morning tea.
Please note that there will be no 10am Mass at St Mary Star of the Sea Church on this day, as we are combining the two Masses.
COVID-19 Update: Easing of restrictions from 8 May to 15 May
7 May 2021 – A further easing of restrictions in Perth will take place from 12.01am, Saturday 8 May 2021, until 12.01am, Saturday 15 May 2021.
Masks will only be required on public transport, in hospitals & aged care facilities, and at large events with more than 1,000 people. The use of the SafeWA App and/or a paper based contact register for clergy and parishioners continues to be mandatory.
COVID-19 Update: Post-lockdown restrictions to ease further
30 April 2021 – An easing of restrictions from 12.01am, Saturday 1 May 2021 to 12.01am Saturday 8 May 2021 will take place.
Places of worship can reopen to 100% capacity. Face masks are mandatory for indoor public venues. The use of the SafeWA App and/or a paper based contact register for clergy and parishioners is also mandatory.
COVID-19 Update: Post-lockdown transition
26 April 2021 – A post-lockdown transition will be in place from 12.01am, Tuesday 27 April to 12.01am, Saturday 1 May, 2021.
Face masks must been worn, and a 20-patron capacity limit and 4sqm rule will apply for places of worship. Use of the SafeWA App and/or a paper based contact register for clergy and parishioners is mandatory.
COVID-19 Update: Masses cancelled this weekend as Perth enters 3-day lockdown
23 April 2021 – There will be no Masses this weekend and our Churches will be closed (with the exception of weddings and funerals).
Perth metropolitan area and the Peel region are moving to a 3-day lockdown effective at 12.01 am Saturday, 24 April 2021 until 12.01 am Tuesday, 27 April 2021. Please note that masks will be mandatory from 6.00 pm Friday, 23 April 2021 until further notice.
‘A Mother’s Love’ Concert
Fundraising for Shrine of Our Lady Star of the Sea
10 April 2021 – Here are three upcoming events in our Parish.
9th May 2021, 11am : “A Mother’s Love” Fundraising Concert at St Mary Star of the Sea Church
12th June 2021, 7pm – 10pm : Quiz Night & Silent Auction Fundraiser at the Parish Hall of St Mary Star of the Sea
20th June 2021, 3pm – 4pm : “The Romantic Cello” Fundraising concert at St Mary Star of the Sea Chruch
All contributions will go towards the Shrine of Our Lady Star of the Sea. A new marble statue of St Mary Star of the Sea will be the centrepiece of a water fountain surrounded by a seating area and landscaped gardens, providing parishioners and visitors a place for reflection, prayer, ceremonial photography and small community gatherings.
Parish Community & Ministry Fair 2021
3 March 2021 – You are invited to be a part of our vibrant Parish community! Find out more at our Community & Ministry Fair on Sunday 7 March 2021 at 11am at the Parish Centre.
Click on the arrows below to see our slideshow.
‘Transition out of lockdown’ restrictions to end
13 February 2021 – As of Sunday 14 February, masks will no longer be required indoors and outdoors, and the 4 square metre rule will be discontinued.
Contact registers and use of the Safe WA app will continue as part of post-lockdown life. Parishioners are encouraged to continue to practise physical distancing, and to maintain good personal hygiene.
Masses to resume after lockdown
5 February 2021 – St Mary Star of the Sea & Corpus Christi Churches can re-open for Mass from Friday 5 February 2021 at 6pm, if no more community cases are reported. Please note the following:
- The 4 square metre capacity rule applies, up to a maximum of 150 people
- Masks are mandatory for clergy and attendees at all times
- The faithful are dispensed from the usual Sunday obligation
- Contact Registers and the Safe WA App will continue as part of post-lockdown life
The WA Government’s full announcement outlining all restrictions relevant to the post lockdown transition period can be found at: https://www.wa.gov.au/government/covid-19-coronavirus.
Further updates relevant to the Archdiocese of Perth will be communicated on an ongoing basis and made available on the dedicated COVID-19 page on the Archdiocese’s website: http://www.perthcatholic.org.au/COVID19.htm
Star of the Sea and Corpus Christi Churches closed as WA enters hard lockdown
31 January 2021 – Following the WA Government’s latest announcement, our churches will be closed for five days. There will be no Mass from today until Friday 5 February 2021.
Mandatory Contact Register
2 Dec 2020 – As of Saturday 5 December 2020, the State Government requires us to maintain a contact register for Covid-19 contact tracing.
It will be mandatory for the Parish to collect the name, phone number, date and arrival time of anyone visiting Church premises. This includes parishioners, staff, volunteers and contractors.
To register your details on arrival:
- Download the SafeWA app on your phone.
- Scan the QR code displayed at the Church entrance.
If you are unable to use your phone to register your details, please seek assistance at the Church entrance.
For more information, go to https://bit.ly/3qhqRsJ.
Information about Parish Christmas Event
2 Dec 2020 – Let’s come together to share the joy of Advent with our community and support a good cause! We ask for your cooperation in adhering to WA’s Covid-19 guidelines to make this a fun and safe event for all attending.
Parish Christmas Event 2020
19 Oct 2020 – Join us on 6 December 2020 for our Christmas celebration. Bring your family and friends. All are welcome! All proceeds from the event go towards LifeLink’s 2020 Christmas Appeal.
LifeLink is an organisation established by the Archdiocese of Perth to support Catholic caring agencies in WA that help thousands of people in need.
Children’s Nativity Play 2020
17 Oct 2020 – Calling all kids to come join our play, and recount the story of the Nativity of Jesus! We start rehearsals on 27 October 2020, and the performance will be on 6 December 2020.
25 Aug 2020 – Come and learn about our Faith with Fr Marcelo & Fr Rodrigo. All are welcome. Adults only.
Date: Mondays & Thursdays (commencing 14 Sep)
Venue: Parish Centre (next to Star of the Sea Church)
Update: Phase 4 of Covid-19 Roadmap
25 Jun 2020 – Phase 4 of the WA Government’s COVID-19 Roadmap will commence on Saturday, 27 June 2020.
The guidelines we must follow are:
- Comply with the conditions outlined in the Phase 4 COVID Safety Guidelines.
- Adhere to the church’s capacity limit (dependent on maintaining a minimum of 2 square metres floor space per person and 1.5 metres physical distance between people from different households).
- Maintain hygiene and frequent cleaning.
- Persons who feel unwell, have flu/respiratory symptoms/elevated body temperatures or have been in contact in the previous 14 days with persons suspected to have, or who have been diagnosed with COVID-19, are not permitted to enter the church.
The capacity limit for both Cottesloe and Mosman Park churches is 100 people. Please ensure that you sit where the cross is marked on the pews unless you are with members of your household.
It will NOT be necessary to maintain attendance records of people for contact tracing. There is no need to book for Mass online.
Latest information and advice, including health support measures and restrictions can be found here.
If you are unable to attend Mass in person, please rest assured the faithful continue to be dispensed of their obligation to attend Sunday Mass. You may continue to watch Mass online or on TV.
Update: Phase 3 of Covid-19 Roadmap
4 Jun 2020 – With the commencement of Phase 3 of the COVID-19 Roadmap from the WA government, Archbishop Costelloe SDB has issued new directives.
We now have the following guidelines that we must follow for everyone’s safety:
- We are permitted to open with capacity limits of one hundred (100) people per single undivided space with up to 300 people in total in the entire venue excluding people required to conduct the service.
- Comply with conditions outlined in the Phase 3 COVID Safety Guidelines.
- Maintain a minimum of two (2) square metres per person.
- Maintain hygiene and frequent cleaning.
- Carefully manage waiting areas to ensure physical distancing.
- Maintain attendance records of people for contact tracing.
We ask that you continue to use the online booking system to help us maintain attendance records for contact tracing, as required by the State government.
How to register for Mass online
28 May 2020 – We have put together a guide for those who are still learning how to navigate the online booking system. Please click on the relevant link.
Masses to resume at Star of the Sea & Corpus Christi Churches
16 May 2020 – Good news! Star of the Sea Church & Corpus Christi Church will open for public Masses on Monday 18 May 2020. However, we must follow certain guidelines for parishioners’ health and safety.
Following Archbishop Costelloe SDB’s directive, only 20 attendees may be present in the church at any given time. For this reason, we have introduced a booking system so that parishioners may register for the Mass of their choice.
This serves two purposes. Firstly, we are able to collect the names and contact details of attendees in accordance with government regulations. Secondly, we wish to avoid turning parishioners away at the church door when full capacity is reached.
Please note: if you are part of conducting the Mass (as a reader, choir member, acolyte, usher, etc.) you are NOT required to register for Mass.
For more information and to register for Mass on Eventbrite, click on the relevant button below.
Fr Marcelo & Fr Rodrigo thank you for your cooperation and understanding, and look forward to welcoming you back to church.
However, if you are unable to attend Mass in person, please rest assured the faithful continue to be dispensed of their obligation to attend Sunday Mass. You may continue to watch Mass online or on TV.
Closure of St Mary Star of the Sea & Corpus Christi Churches
24 Mar 2020 – St Mary Star of the Sea and Corpus Christi Churches are no longer open for private prayer. All public Masses, and other gatherings for prayer and worship, have been suspended. The churches will remain closed until further notice.
This is following Archbishop Costelloe SDB’s directive on 23 Mar 2020, after Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced the closure of all places of public worship for the safety of the community.
Watch Mass online or on television
While our churches are closed, we can continue to pray and watch Mass in the following ways:
‘Mass on Demand’ is a daily service on the CathNews YouTube channel:
2. Free-to-air television
Channel 10: ‘Mass for You at Home’ is shown at 6:00am every Sunday.
Mass from St Mary’s Cathedral, Perth is celebrated by Archbishop Costelloe SDB and broadcast live on Sundays at 11:00am.
It is accessible via the Archdiocesan website, Facebook or YouTube:
Sunday Readings & Family Prayers
While public Mass is suspended, you may wish to read the Sunday Readings and associated commentaries at home. We suggest that families gather to read the Scriptures aloud together.
Click here to view this week’s Sunday Readings: https://litedliturgybrisbane.weebly.com/sunday-readings-at-home.html/
The Family Prayer resource is designed for families with young children. An extract from the Sunday gospel is provided, along with some reflection questions, a family activity and a worksheet for children.
Click here to view this week’s Family Prayer: https://litedliturgybrisbane.weebly.com/family-prayer-week-by-week.html/