Please note that it is essential to contact the parish office and register to attend Christmas Mass. We are celebrating Christmas at the following times: St John the Evangelist Lambton – 5.00pm Christmas Eve (Vigil) St Therese’s New Lambton – 6.30pm Christmas Eve Corpus Christi Waratah – 6.30pm Christmas Eve St Therese’s New Lambton – 10.00pm Christmas Eve Corpus Christi Waratah – 8.00am Christmas Day St Therese’s New Lambton – 9.15am Christmas Day
Just a reminder that we continue to live stream our Sunday 9.15am Mass for those of you who are not yet ready to attend in person.
As health restrictions due to COVID-19 begin to ease, public Mass is gradually returning to the churches in our parish. For details please see our latest parish bulletin.
The Catholic Society at the University of Newcastle is appealing to the public to support both international and domestic students facing financial and emotional hardships due to COVID-19. Please read their letter to see how you can help.
During this time of isolation, Mass with Fr Sabu and Fr Camillus will continue to be streamed live from each of our three Churches every weekend via Facebook: Lambton: 5.00pm (Vigil) New Lambton: 9.15am (Sunday) Waratah: 5.30pm (Sunday)
Fr Sabu and Fr Camillus will be live streaming Mass during Holy Week on our Facebook page at the following times: Holy Thursday – 7.00pm Good Friday Passion – 3.00pm Holy Saturday Vigil – 6.30pm Easter Sunday – 5.30pm
Some people have asked how they can continue to financially support our Parish during this difficult time. If you wish to contribute via Direct Debit or Credit Card please feel free to contact the Parish Secretary on 02 4979 1365 or Catholic Development Fund on 02 4979 1160. Or you can download and complete a Regular Electronic Planned Giving application form and return it to the Parish Office. Please specify whether you would like your contribution to go to the First and/or Second Collection. Our grateful thanks to everyone.
During this time of social isolation it is important that we pray and stay connected to our community. A range of online resources is available to support personal and family prayer at https://www.mn.catholic.org.au/church-mission/catholic-life/liturgy/covid-19-supplementary-prayer-resources/. Additionally, LiturgyHelp is offering free access to its range of prayer resources at https://liturgyhelp.com/aus/mn/pray.
Please note that all Mass within the Parish and the rest of the Diocese has been suspended until further notice. For full details you can read Bishop Bill’s latest letter in response to directives issued by the NSW government. Please be assured that the Parish will keep churches open wherever possible for private prayer.
If you have concerns regarding Mass during the current COVID-19 pandemic, please see Bishop Bill Wright’s recommendations on precautions we can all take to help stem the spread of the virus while we continue public worship.
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