Sunday 14 June 2020.
On Saturday 6 June 2020, Western Australia will commence Phase Three of the COVID-19 Roadmap.
The key announcements effecting the Archdiocese of Perth are outlined below.
Phase 3 will see an increase in the number of people at non-work gatherings and additional businesses will be permitted to reopen.
- The 4 square metre rule will be revised to 2 square metres per person for all WA venues.
- Physical distancing, good hygiene and the 2 square metre rule will apply to all activities permitted in Phase 3.
Places of worship are permitted to open with capacity limits of 100 people per single undivided space up to 300 total in the entire venue over multiple spaces (100/300 rule), excluding the people required to conduct the service.
We will be recommencing Masses in our parish according to the government restrictions of 100 people per gathering. To assist the community with this, Masses will be available during the week and on the weekend. The faithful continue to be dispensed of their obligation to attend Sunday Mass.
If you are attending the weekday Masses, no registration in advance is required. But we would appreciate if you could write your name and contact details on the sheet available at each Mass for the purposes of contact tracing where appropriate.
Our Weekday Masses are follows
- Monday – 9.00am
- Tuesday – 5.30pm
- Wednesday – 9.00am (new time) followed by Adoration and conclude with Benediction at 11.00am
(The current government restrictions of no more than 100 people are to be followed at all times during Adoration).
- Thursday – 9.00am
- Friday – 5.30pm
- Saturday – 9.00am
We will open up an online registration to attend a weekend Mass in accordance to the latest directives relevant to Phase Three of the WA government restrictions.
Weekend Mass times (regular):
- Saturday – 6:30pm
- Sunday – 8.00am, 9:30am
- Sunday – 11.00am, and 6.00pm.
Sunday Live-streamed Mass at 10.00am will no longer be broadcasted after 31 May 2020.
Confession/Reconciliation: Saturday, 11.00am and 5.00pm
The Parish is required to ensure that the name and contact details of every person who enters a church for any reason is recorded as per government directives. Churches must retain these records. No record is to be made of the reason why the person has attended the church. Please assist us in keeping these records as you attend the Church for any reason.
ONLINE REGISTRATION TO ATTEND WEEKEND MASS
Please register via this link shorturl.at/yAX12
During Phase Three, online registration for upcoming weekend Masses will be opened every Sunday from 12.00 Midnight and closed on Saturdays at 12.00 Midday.
If you are registering on behalf of family members and/or friends, please register the name(s) of each individual. Also, to avoid double-booking, we would truly appreciate if you could communicate with family members prior to registering online.
Please note: once you have registered please check your inbox to see if you have received a confirmation email for your booking.
If you have not received an email, look in your JUNK folder.
If you would like to cancel your booking in the future, please go to the confirmation email and click on the “View and manage your order online” link. You will be able to cancel your booking there.”
BOOKINGS TO ATTEND WEEKEND MASS
We keep this booking phone number, 0480272110 strictly for those who don’t have access to a computer or internet, and those parishioners who may have difficulty registering for Mass online. Email requests will not be honoured. This number will be answered during office hours: Tuesday to Friday, 9.30am to 3.00pm.
There will only be one entry open for the Church – the side door nearest to the crucifix. The pews will be disinfected between each Mass. We would appreciate if you could assist to disinfect the pews after Mass.
CANCELLING AN ONLINE REGISTRATION OR BOOKING
If you need to de-register or cancel a booking – please de-register online or call the booking phone number, preferably with 24hrs notice so someone else can be arranged to take your place. No places will be given out on the spot at Mass. If you are feeling unwell, please stay home.
Stay connected with us at our parish from any of the following communication platforms:
- St Thomas More, Bateman Parish website – org
- Join our Parish Facebook group (for the adult community): https://www.facebook.com/groups/2555892488023089/?ref=share
- Register at St. Thomas More Catholic Flocknote at: flocknote.com
May the Lord Jesus bless you all,
Parish Pastoral Council
St Thomas More Catholic Church, Bateman Parish
NEW MASS TIME FOR WEDNESDAY MORNING WILL BE 9.00AMHaving reviewed the Mass time, currently at 7.00am on Wednesday morning and consulted with the Parish Pastoral Council, I have carefully considered feedback and revised the new Mass time to accommodate as many parishioners as possible. This will also provide consistency with most other morning Masses, enable consistency during Public Holidays, and facilitate more participation from parents and students from schools. Therefore, please be advised that as from Wednesday 17th June 2020, new Mass time will be 9.00am followed by Adoration and conclude with Benediction at 11.00am. Duration of Adoration can be extended if necessary. We truly appreciate your cooperation and understanding.
Thank you and God bless!
Fr. Phong Nguyen
RECOMMENCING RE PROGRAM – WEDNESDAY 17TH JUNE AT 4PM
We are delighted to announce that we are able to resume our RE Program from the 17th June at 4pm. The Sacrament of First Holy Communion and Reconciliation will recommence, and we will let you all know dates as soon as they have been finalised. However, the sacrament of Confirmation has been further suspended. RE classes will run as normal every Wednesday from 4.00pm – 5.00pm. For children who have not yet enrolled for First Holy Communion and Confirmation. Please do so ASAP.
VIGIL ADORATION – FRIDAY 26TH JUNE AT 5.30PM
Join us on Friday 26th June at the 5:30 pm mass! A Vigil Adoration will be held afterwards ending on the Saturday with the 9 am Mass. All are welcome to join us at any time!
Please remember the corona virus restrictions are still in place for this.
For more details, please contact: email@example.com
PLANNED GIVING OPTIONS!
As we are approaching the end of the financial year in a few weeks’ time, and since the Coronavirus Pandemic situation, we are giving Parishioners the option to change the way they contribute to the Parish Planned Giving Program.
You can now choose to change from the envelopes to either by Credit Card payment or by Direct Debit payments. For those who would like to change their contributions to one of these methods, please take a form from the Church foyer or download the form here and fill in your details and give the form to one of the priests or drop it off at the Parish Office as soon as possible, so that we can process these new methods of payment for you before 30th June 2020.
For those of you who are happy to remain with the envelopes, you don’t have to do anything. The envelopes will be out for collection before the end of June.
Should you wish to request for a financial statement of your contribution, please contact Juliana at the Parish Office on 9310 1747. Thank you sincerely for your generous financial support to the Parish Planned Giving Program.