St Bernard's Parish,
Batemans Bay
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2 David Ave Batehaven, NSW, 2536.
P. O. Box 3220, Batehaven. NSW 2536
Rev. Martins Aloga
(02) 4472 4153
Contact the office for any enquiries


Parish Diary


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Parish Newsletters


11th April, 2021

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3rd April, 2021

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28th March 2021

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21st March 2021

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Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary time - Year C - Catholicireland ...

Tuesday                             5.30pm Mass

Wednesday                   9am Mass

Thursday                        9am Mass

Friday                                 9.15am Mass

Saturday                           9.00am Mass
                                                              9.30am Reconciliation

                                                     6.00pm Vigil Mass

Sunday                               9am and 5pm



Please join us this Sunday 11th April

at 3pm to conclude the 9 day

Divine Mercy Novena.





THURSDAY: The Parish Bulletin will be emailed and copies available in the Church 


Should you need to contact Fr Martins please ring the parish office on 44724153 

Archdiocesan Protocols during COVID-19

Updated Archdiocesan Protocols



Effective Monday 29th March 2021

NSW Parishes Only

Easter 2021


  1. Holy Thursday
    1. Washing of the Feet
      1. The ritual can be omitted due to COVID.

      2. The ritual can be performed: The celebrant should pour water only and not touch the feet of parishioners. Parishioners dry their own feet, with their own towel.

    1. Reception of Holy Communion
      1. Only received in the hand.

      2. Precious Blood not to be offered.


  1. Good Friday
    1. Veneration of the Cross
      1. Non tactile gestures only – no touching or kissing of the Cross.

      2. Parishes could substitute a collective reverence of the Cross, with a minute’s silence (for instance).



  1. Easter Vigil
    1. Holy Water not to be sprinkled on the faithful.
    2. Candles can be used during the Liturgy of Light and the Baptismal Liturgy, but the faithful should bring their own and not leave them in the Church.


  1. Singing
    1. NSW Parishes

  • An exemption allows for congregational singing from  Saturday 27 March 2021.




Mass, Liturgies, Weddings & Funerals


Apply the 2m² rule for all liturgical celebrations.


This will mean that most Churches can have up to approximately 200.


QR Codes are available in NSW, but are not compulsory:




QR Codes require mobile phones and do not keep count of participants. Some parishioners will still need to sign in via a Mass Registry. In addition, parishes will need to monitor numbers.


COVID-19 Safety Plan

·         Visit: to register

·         Physical or digital Mass Register to be kept for 30 days

·         Availability of hand sanitiser is essential

·         Holy Communion only under the species of bread

·         Holy Communion to be received only in the hand

·         No touching at the sign of peace

·         Collection plates not to be passed around

·         Families can sit together, but in relation to other persons/families apply 2m² rule

·         Singing is possible, respecting 2m² rule, people facing the same direction.



1     Parishes and communities are to keep an accurate register of people who come for public and private prayer.


1.      Frequently touched surfaces to be regularly cleaned in keeping with our COVID Safe Plan.





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Parish's Website: 

Facebook Page: St-Bernards-Parish-Batemans-Bay



Mass Celebrations Elsewhere in our Community

Masses in the local Nursing Homes have resumed.

Upcoming Events



St Bernard's Parish, Batemans Bay
2 David Avenue Batehaven, NSW, 2536
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