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Welcome to St. Agnes’ Catholic Parish, Matraville

Dear Friends

Hoping you are all keeping reasonably well.

You are most welcome to contact Fr Laurie on 9311 2062

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19th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Sat 15th August. This is a holy day of obligation

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Bulletins and scripture readings are available by clicking “BULLETINS” above.

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No Weekday Masses this coming week – (Temporary Change)

There will be NO Weekday or Sat Morning Masses

at MATRAVILLE or MALABAR for 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th & 15th August.

Also, NO Sat morning Mass at MATRAVILLE until further notice.

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Increased numbers allowed at our Masses

100 people at each Mass at Matraville & Malabar

so please come and join your parish community in celebrating Mass together.

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To support Government guidelines,

we strongly encourage you to wear a face mask while at church

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It is also suggested that during this uncertain time, we try to attend just one church, to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Thank you for cooperating in keeping each other safe.

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Please: Those who are unwell or at high risk should not attend.

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Please keep the physical distance of 1.5 metres at all times

ie. When seated, standing and when walking.

(Family members may sit closer to each other)

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You are most welcome to attend a weekday mass.

Matraville : 7am on Tues, Wed, & Fri

Matraville : 9.10am on Thurs

Malabar : 9.10am on Tues, Wed, Fri & Sat

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Please use the disinfectant every time on your way into the church.

Let us all respect government regulations.

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Note change in weekday mass times:

In both parishes the Weekday 9am Mass is now 9.10am

The St Agnes Weekday 7.30am Mass is now 7am

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Mass is celebrated on Channel 10 Sundays at 6am or online http://bit.ly/MassOnDemand or via St Mary’s Cathedral Sydney website www.stmaryscathedral.org.au

Parishioners are invited to watch Masses streamed live as listed below. OLSH Randwick has excellent online Masses and liturgies: https://www.facebook.com/olshparish.randwick/ Wollongong Diocese has excellent Sunday Mass at 9am each week: www.dow.org.au

Community in Need

Are we aware of our neighbours? During this time of isolation, there are many people, in particular our elderly community, who are feeling lonely and would really benefit from knowing that we care. Perhaps a phone call to someone. If we all make an effort to contact just one other person, we would really make a difference.

We are asked to love one another – please reach out to your neighbours.

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Shalom Tidings

For some very inspiring stories please look at the website shalomtidings.org and go to magazines.

Fr Paul’s Reflections are available under ‘Publications, Other Articles.

You may also enjoy the Week by Week Family Prayer Articles under ‘Publications, Inspirations’.

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Financial Support

Sincere thanks to those who have continued their support through planned giving and to those who have made some special donations. Your generosity is really appreciated.

If you are making a “DONATION” and require a Receipt to claim a Tax Deduction please make sure you let us know at the time the donation is made. Thank you.

You can either make a direct deposit into our bank account as follows and use your name as a reference:

Matraville – St Agnes: – BSB: 062 784 Account: 0496 5001

Malabar – St Andrew: – BSB: 062 784 Account: 0428 5001

or place cash/cheque into an envelope and mark it ‘for Matraville’ or ‘for Malabar’ and for security, please place into brass slot beside front door of MALABAR Presbytery only. Thank you.

You are most welcome to phone the parish office 9311 1909 or 9311 2062 for more information.

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Catholic Careline 13 18 19 is a free and confidential helpline during this time of uncertainty, when it can be difficult to know where to turn to for help!

God bless you, Fr Laurie Cauchi