This Sunday 28 November is The First Sunday of Adent

Dear parishioners and friends,

Welcome to St. Mary Queen of Heaven, Georges Hall

The Symbplism of the Advent Wreath

The candles and the light remind us of the light of Jeses brought into the world. The waiting for the four candles to be lit sybolises the long years of waiting for the Saviour. The greenerysuggest life, growth, and hope.

As we prepare for Christmas remember to find time for Jesus.

Christmas Mass Times

Christmas Eve – 6pm

Midnight

Christmas Day – 8am and 10am

Churches are Open – now that we have reached 80% vaccination against COVID-19 of those over 16, churches are open for public Masses. Masses are held as listed on the left of this webpage.

Please note:

·         Covid Safe check-in is required.

·         the 1 person per 4 square metres still applies

·         Everyone must continue to wear masks, except when reading or presiding etc. 

·         Hand Sanitiser is to be available at church entrances.

·         Congregational singing is not permitted, but a socially distanced choir of up to 10 fully vaccinated people is allowed.

Please continue to check this website for information about any permitted gatherings in our parish church, including Mass, other liturgies, other celebrations and private worship.

The Parish COVID19 Safety Plan is available through the following link :

Euthanasia

Independent MP Alex Greenwich tables the Voluntary Assised Dying Bill 2021 in NSW Parliament this week.

This is the Year of Saint Joeph, the Patron of a Happy Death, and it is appropriate that as Catholics we seek his intercession for the protection of life in NSW.

If you haven’t already done so , please contact your local MP and express your opposition to euthanasia and assisted suicide laws, ask your family and friends to do the same.

Please read the message below from our Archbishop:

More information is available from the following links

The Archbishop’s plea to NSW MPs:

https://www.catholicweekly.com.au/archbishops-plea-to-nsw-mps/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=archbishops-plea-to-nsw-mps

This Catholic Life Podcast: Euthanasia:

https://www.catholicweekly.com.au/this-catholic-life-podcast-euthanasia/

HOPE – Preventing Euthanasia & Assisted Suicide:

https://www.noeuthanasia.org.au/petition_2108_ocp_nsw

Plenary Council

We pray for guidance for the Plenary Council members .

Sacramental Program Update

First Holy Communion –

The Sacrament of First Holy Communion will be held in Term 1 next year. Please keep an eye on the parish bulletin for dates of Information night etc.

Live streamed Masses

Saturday Vigil Mass is held at 5pm – these Masses are live-streamed. Follow the link on the left of this webpage.