Resumption of the Public Celebration of Holy Mass

Dear Parishioners,

Please take note that as Level 3 Lockdown Regulations have been updated as of 02 February 2021, we are in the position whereby we are able to resume the Public Celebration of Holy Mass. We shall therefore resume the Public Celebration of Holy Mass as of this weekend.

Mass times shall therefore be Saturday 06 February 2021 at 17h00 and Sunday 07 February 2021 at 10h00.

It will not be necessary to reserve your attendance in advance, however, as per the new regulations, we are permitted a maximum of fifty (50) Parishioners in attendance at a single Celebration, so attendance will need to be on a “first-come first-served” basis.

The wearing of facemasks while inside the church building remains compulsory, and all COVID-19 precautions will continue to be observed as before, i.e. Temperature Check, Registration, Sanitising, and Social Distancing.

Albeit all Parishioners are welcome to attend Holy Mass again, it is strongly recommended that those Parishioners who fall within a “high risk” category should rather avoid attending Holy Mass at this time, e.g. Parishioners over the age of sixty (60) or Parishioners with existing comorbidities.

It is extremely important, if after having attended a Celebration of Holy Mass, a Parishioner tests positive for COVID-19, that he/she inform the Parish via email as soon as possible, as there are a number of protocols which need to be followed in this instance, e.g. closing the Parish for fourteen (14) days and notifying all others who were present at the same Celebration.

I urge all Parishioners to subscribe to the Parish website in order to receive all updates about the Parish, and I ask that those who are subscribed please share these updates with those who are not.

Please feel free to download below the official letter regarding the Resumption of the Public Celebration of Holy Mass and share it throughout the Parish.

I pray that you and your families will remain safe and healthy during this time.

AMDG

Fr. John

Archdiocesan Regulations – Lockdown Level 3

Dear Parishioners,

Please feel free to download below a copy of two Letters from Auxiliary Bishop Sylvester David regarding the Archdiocesan Regulations as a result of Level 3 Lockdown Regulations.

You may also Click Here to view my Letter to the Parish regarding the extended suspension of the Public Celebration of Holy Mass.

AMDG

Fr. John

Extended Suspension of Holy Mass

Dear Parishioners,

Please take note that as Level 3 Lockdown Regulations have been extended throughout South Africa, we are in the position whereby we need to extend the suspension of the Public Celebration of Holy Mass.

As such, please note that all Celebrations of Holy Mass in the Parish will be cancelled until 19 February 2021, and will resume on Saturday, 20 February 2021.

This date, however, is subject to change again should there be any further changes to the current regulations. If there are any changes all updates will be communicated via our Parish website.

I urge all Parishioners to subscribe to the Parish website in order to receive all updates regarding the resumption of Holy Mass in the Parish, and I ask that those who are subscribed please share these updates with those who are not.

We encourage those, wherever possible, who contribute to the Parish via Planned Giving, to please continue to do so via EFT, as your generosity in this regard is helping to sustain our Parish during this difficult time.

Please feel free to download below the official letter regarding the suspension of the Public Celebration of Holy Mass and share it throughout the Parish.

I pray that you and your families will remain safe and healthy during this time.

AMDG

Fr. John.

Suspension of Holy Mass

Dear Parishioners,

Please take note that as Level 3 Lockdown Regulations have been re-imposed throughout South Africa, we are once again in a position whereby we need to suspend the Public Celebration of Holy Mass.

As such, please note that all Celebrations of Holy Mass in the Parish will be cancelled until 15 January 2021, and will resume on Saturday 16 January 2021.

This date, however, is subject to change should there be any changes to the current regulations. If there are any changes all updates will be communicated via our Parish website.

I urge all Parishioners to subscribe to the Parish website in order to receive all updates regarding the resumption of Holy Mass in the Parish, and I ask that those who are subscribed please share these updates with those who are not.

We encourage those, wherever possible, who contribute to the Parish via Planned Giving, to please continue to do so via EFT, as your generosity in this regard is helping to sustain our Parish during this difficult time.

Please feel free to download below the official letter regarding the suspension of the Public Celebration of Holy Mass and share it throughout the Parish.

I pray that you and your families will remain safe and healthy during this time.

AMDG

Fr. John.

UPDATE: Attendance at Holy Mass | 28NOV20

Dear Parishioners,

After the National Lockdown Regulations and Archdiocesan Regulations were updated to permit the limited attendance at the Public Celebration of Holy Mass our Parish resumed the Weekend Celebration of Holy Mass on 10 October 2020.

This was achieved through the phased re-opening of the Parish with attendance at Holy Mass divided into four groups rotating on a weekly basis.

After reviewing our Parish’s response to the pandemic I have decided that our Parish is ready to move to the next phase of the resumption of the public celebration of Holy Mass.

What’s changing as of this weekend (28/29 November 2020)?

  1. Attendance at Holy Mass will no longer be as per geographic groupings (Groups 1-4).
    Parishioners from all areas of the Parish are welcome to attend any celebration of Holy Mass over the Weekend.
  2. It will no longer be required to “reserve” a place at Holy Mass in advance.
    Parishioners are welcome to attend any celebration of Holy Mass without booking in advance.

COVID-19 Preventative Measures:
All Preventative measures will remain in place, i.e. Social Distancing, the distribution of Holy Communion remains on the hand only, masks are to be worn at all times when on church property, and, temperature check & Registration to be completed upon entering the church.

We will continue to limit the number of Parishioners in attendance to 90 Parishioners per celebration of Holy Mass.

Mass Times:
Holy Mass is celebrated 17h00 on a Saturday and 10h00 on a Sunday (all areas/zones are welcome).
Holy Mass times for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day will be announced within the next 2 weeks.

AMDG

Fr. John