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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.


Catechesis 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)
Time: 7.30pm
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.

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/