MATER CHRISTI PARISH SEATON NEWS

MASSES AT MATER CHRISTI ALL TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS
 
Mater Christi Parish will be livestreaming Masses on Facebook as follows:
Weekday Masses in Italian at 8:30am
Weekday Masses in English at 7:00pm
Sunday Mass in Italian at 10:30am also broadcast on Radio Italiana 531
Sunday Mass in English at 12:00noon


Masses streamlined from St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral
and may be viewed live via website ADELAIDE Archdiocese       

Also available via Facebook or YouTube.
Daily Mass at 12pm & Sundays 10am


Dear Parishioners and Friends, Greetings of Peace and Love!
After more than two months of Church lockdown because of COVID-19
many of you are anxious and spiritually daunted because of not being able
to come to the Holy Mass and receive Holy Communion.
We are glad that restrictions are easing up, thanks to your cooperation
with social distancing, strict hygiene practice and staying at home.
We can now open the Church for Masses with small number of worshippers
as long as we observe strictly the Diocesan Guidelines
around the resumption of Mass with Holy Communion
because this regulation was submitted and authorised by the Premier’s Department.

Some of the regulations that we have to impose are:
mandatory obtaining your names and details as you enter the Church,
requesting you to use hand sanitiser regularly,
asking you to observe social distancing and to sit at the designated seats
only limiting the Mass goers to 10 at each Mass,
asking Parishioners to volunteer as coordinators for Masses and private prayers, etc.

Here at Mater Christi Parish the proposed Mass times and other services are as follows:
Weekdays: Masses: 8.00am, 9.00am & 6.00pm
Sunday: Masses: Morning: 8.00am, 9.00am, 10.00am, 11.00am.
Afternoon: 5.00pm, 6.00pm. Baptisms 12noon
Private Prayer times: 10 to 11.45am, 4 to 5.45pm -
Monday, Wed, Thursday
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
10.00—11.45am, 4.00—5.45pm Tuesday, Friday

Parishioners can only attend Mass in the Church ONCE a MONTH on Sunday
and ONCE a Month on weekdays.
Masses will still be live streamed and the obligation for Sunday Mass
for the laity has not been reinvoked therefore for the other days,
you can still fulfil your Sunday obligation by joining the service online.
Parishioners will be admitted to the Church on first come first served basis.
Easing regulations does not mean that Corona Virus is no longer a threat.
We have to seriously observe guidelines and protocols so that resumption of life
to normality could be en- joyed by everybody again.
God bless you always
Fr Roger Manolo

Staged re-opening of Churches
Stage 1: Churches reopen for private prayer, confessions, small Masses/services Maximum 10 people
• Churches can open for private prayer, confessions and small Masses/services.
• Weddings may have up to 10 guests in addition to the couple and the celebrant;
funerals may have up to 20 mourners indoors and 30 outdoors;
religious gatherings (Masses and other services) may have up to 10 attendees.
• The four square metres per person rule is to be observed
in determining the total numbers allowed in the space;
once this number is reached the doors are to be closed.
• Except for families and household groups,
people should be at least 1.5 metres apart.
There should be no physical contact
out- side one’s family or household group.
There should be no shaking of hands or holding hands
during the Mass/service.
• Every gathering must record contact details.

Stage 2: Mass or other services Maximum 20 people
• Mass/services can be conducted with a maximum of 20 people.
• Weddings may have up to 20 guests in addition
to the couple and the celebrant;
funerals may have up to 50 mourners;
religious gatherings (Mass or other services) may have up to 20 attendees.
• The four square metres per person rule to be observed in determining
  the total numbers allowed in the space;
once this number is reached the entrance is to be closed.
• Except for families and household groups,
people should be at least 1.5 metres apart.
There should be no physical contact out- side one’s family or household group.
There should be no shaking of hands or holding hands during the Mass/service.
• Every gathering must record contact details.

Stage 3: Mass or other services Maximum 100 people
• Mass/services and other gatherings of up to 100 people.
• The four square metres per person rule is to be observed in
determining the total numbers allowed in the space;
once this number is reached the entrance is to be closed.
• Except for families and household groups,
people should be at least 1.5 metres apart.
There should be no physical contact out- side one’s family or household group.
There should be no shaking of hands or holding hands during the Mass/service.
• Every gathering must record contact details.


Sunday Liturgy for Families... As a response to the COVID-19 situation while Masses have been suspended,
the Family & Parish-Based Catechesis Office has prepared liturgies with a focus on children.
Families can use these at home to reflect on the Gospel each Sunday.

This can be found at this link on the Archdiocesan website:
http://www.adelaide.catholic.org.au/our-works-and-community/family- and-parish-based-catechesis/prayer-services


View Youth Ministry Resource Online...
http://www.cathyouthadelaide.org.au/resources1
                 
Children's Ministry Update 2020... prepared by the Family and
Parish-Based Catechesis Office at the following link
http://www.adelaide.catholic.org.au/schools/catholic-education-sa/family-and-parish- based-catechesis/newsletters
for Catechists within the parish.

Or for correspondence directly from CESA Office please
contact Elena Moffa elena.moffa@cesa.catholic.edu.au or
Sr Jenny Seal jenny.seal@cesa.catholic.edu.au.

PLANNED GIVING ONLINE...
If you wish to support your Priests (1st Collection) or
Mater Christi Parish (2nd Collection) visit:
Donate

Click on “donate to a parish”
Click on drop-down box
Choose “Seaton” Click “submit”
Fill in your details on the form
Choose 1st Collection / 2nd Collection
Follow the prompts to the end

You can visit us on Facebook

Mater Christi Parish Seaton

Fr Roger

Fr Luigi
       
Fr Franco



There are a number of resources available to assist with daily prayer and reflection.
Please go to the Adelaide Archdiocese or the Office for Worship.

www.adelaide.catholic.org.au
www.ofw-adelaide.org.au

Family Liturgy
 

Let us pray for one another.     Prayers during this period