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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.

Booking system

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. 

Click here to read:
Pastoral Letter from Archbishop Costelloe SDB dated 24 Mar 2020.
Pastoral Letter from Archbishop Costelloe SDB dated 19 Mar 2020.


Watch Mass online or on television

While our churches are closed, we can continue to pray and watch Mass in the following ways:

1. Online
Mass on Demand’ is a daily service on the CathNews YouTube channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYRq7AjVimr-hcHFJD_HVaQ

2. Free-to-air television
Channel 10: ‘Mass for You at Home’ is shown at 6:00am every Sunday.

3. Live-streaming
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:
www.perthcatholic.org.au
www.facebook.com/perthcatholic
www.youtube.com/catholicarchdioceseofperth


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/