News and Events

PRAYER FOR A NEW BISHOP FOR THE SALE DIOCESE

We Congratulate Archbishop Patrick O'Regan on his new appointment as 9th Archbishop of Adelaide.

We pray for a new Bishop for the Diocese of Sale

Prayer for new bishop

RESTRICTED ACTIVITY DIRECTIONS - COVID UPDATE

Dear Parishioners,
I’m sure that by now you are aware of the very welcome news that restrictions on our churches have begun to be relaxed. This means that certain things are now allowed to resume, in our church.

They can and will be done so, at the discretion of each parish:

* Mass, liturgies and / or prayer groups, with up to 20 attendees (in addition to celebrant, ministers, door attendant, etc.)
Normal Mass times at St. Agatha's Church have resumed Saturday 6.00pm and Sunday 7.30am, 9.00am, 10.45am & 6.00pm with up to 20 attendees as from the 1st June.

Only those who have registered will be allowed into the Church, the Church doors will be locked 10 minutes before Mass commences.

Please note that 20 people (babies and children) are counted  as individuals.
For those attending weekend Masses, Stewardship and Presbytery collections can be placed in basket on the Sanctuary.
In addition to this, the Parish Hall will be open for an additional 20 people to attend the live telecast of Masses.
If you would like to attend a Mass, a booking is essential! Bookings will be strictly taken through the parish office.
Please phone 5996 1985, bookings at this stage will be taken for the coming week. Please consider those who have been unable to access Livestreamed Masses.
We apologize in advance as not everyone will be able to get a weekend Mass.

As not all parishioners can be accommodated with the current number restrictions, Masses will continue to be Livestreamed on Youtube and Facebook on Saturday 6.00pm, Sunday 9.00am and weekdays at 9.30am for those who are unable to be physically present in the Church. The Sunday Mass dispensation granted previously is still valid and applicable and is still in effect.

* The Church will be open for Private prayer and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament for up to 20 people (in addition to door attendant) Monday to Friday 10.30am to 12.30pm & 1.3pm to 4.00pm.

* Funerals indoor/outdoors with up to 50 attendees (in addition to celebrant, funeral staff and those required to run the liturgy)

* Weddings with up to 20 attendees (in addition to celebrant, bride, groom and those required to run the ceremony)

In all cases, the following requirements apply:
* Distancing of at least 1.5m between attendees
* Signage at the church door specifying the maximum number permitted at any time, allowing 4 square metres/person
* A register of attendees, including name, phone number, date & time of attendance
* Reasonable time between events to allow for cleaning

To ensure the contact register, attendance limits and cleaning regime are enforced, will require an attendant or attendants whenever churches are open.
We will continue to advertise and keep you updated with signage on the church doors, noticeboard, via our website, Facebook and Parish Bulletin, about any changes and when our church will be open.

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Kardia Formation Retreat Opportunities

 

 

AN ORDINARY WOMAN

Kardia Formation Retreatfour-week gospel retreat in daily life via Zoom

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1 – 29 June 2020

 

 

 

 

This ordinary woman retreat is offered by Kardia Formation P/L to women and men during the time of Covid-19 restrictions in the community. From your home, you can join the retreat via zoom. The retreat involves seven one-hour sessions of prayer per week, weekly small group sharing and two individual spiritual direction sessions. Although the retreat focusses on the relationship between Mary and Jesus, it is primarily a focus on a love relationship between two people. The meditations, prayer and poetry are based on imaginative gospel contemplation. They invite you to explore your own experiences of human relationships.

The cost of the retreat is (AUS $295.00, plus $20 for p&h if overseas). This cost includes the book: marburg, marlene. an ordinary woman (2nd edition). Kardia Formation P/L is restricting the number of places for this retreat. Please apply early so that we can send an ordinary woman text to you before the retreat begins. No PDFs available.

If you would like more information or an ordinary woman retreat Application Form  http://www.kardia.com.au/programs/retreats/an-ordinary-woman/

Entrusting Australia to Our Lady Help of Christians

As the COVD-19 pandemic continues to affect Australian's lives, including their worship, the Catholic bishops will entrust the country to the care of Mary Help of Christians on her feast day on Monday 25th May.

Our Lady Help of Christians

Dear Parishioners,

The Parish Office has been closed temporarily to visitors, Parish Staff will be working remotely from home.

We are happy to help you with your queries please ring or email us during office hours.

We pray that this crisis will soon be over. 

God Bless

 

Baptism Preparation Sessions will resume on the 1st Sunday of the Month from the 7th June

Baptisms will resume at 12.30pm from 7th June with a limit of 20 attendees, this includes babies, children, parents, god parents and families.

Weddings and funerals may proceed with limited attendance, please contact the parish office on 59961 985.

 

All scheduled scheduled Sacraments such as First Reconciliation, First Communion and Confirmations are postponed until further notice.

 


Thank you for your co-operation.

Dear Parents,

As a safety precaution to prevent the spread of COVID-19, RE Classes held on Wednesday after school have been postponed until further notice.
Thank you for your co-operation.

A Netflix for Catholics! Free for all parishioners for unlimited access to the best eBooks, talks, and videos in the Catholic Church today!

Since launching in early 2015, the FORMED platform has expanded dramatically, offering a wider range of resources—studies, movies, audio books, e-books, and more—from a growing number of Catholic apostolates. Initially a collaboration of Lighthouse Catholic Media, Ignatius Press, and the Augustine Institute, FORMED now also includes content from Marian Missionaries, the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, Sophia Institute Press, EWTN, and Catholic Answers, among others. Individuals can subscribe to FORMED, and parishes and diocese can purchase group subscriptions for the members of their flocks.

As a Free Gift to you, we have purchased a group subscription

At St Agatha's we are always looking for the best ways of communicating with everyone in our parish community, and we believe this app will help.

Download our app and keep up to date with all the latest news and events from us.

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Stage 2 of COVD-19 Safe - FAQs Click Here

 We are united as the body of Christ.                 

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If you would like to donate to our parish Stewardship or Presbytery with CDF PAY                                                                                                                                                     CLICK HERE

We thank you in advance for supporting our parish community.

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Calendar

6 Jun
Postponed - Confirmation Ceremony
Date 06.06.20 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
21 Jun
Postponed - Confirmation Ceremony
Date 21.06.20 10:45 am - 11:45 am
15 Jul
TBC - First Communion Parent Information Session
Date 15.07.20 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
19 Jul
Postponed - Confirmation Ceremony
Date 19.07.20 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
22 Jul
TBC - First Communion Parent Information Session
Date 22.07.20 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm