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167 Bugden Ave, Gowrie ACT 2904, Australia
Fr James T Antony cmi
02 6291 6688
Saturday, Sunday, Monday: CLOSED Tuesday - Friday: 9am - 1pm

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Archdiocesan Protocols for CoronaVirus (COVID-19)

Updated Archdiocesan Protocols
COVID 19

Effective Immediately

Churches are to be closed 24 hours each day.

There are to be no catechetical, spiritual or social gatherings in parishes.

Given that Churches are to be closed, the following liturgical and pastoral protocols are
to be followed, without exemption:

Eucharist
1. No public Masses are to be celebrated until further notice.

Communion to Sick People and Elderly Persons
2. No Communion to sick persons in hospitals, aged care homes or private homes
until further notice.

Anointing of the Sick
3. In hospitals
a. Priests to use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), i.e., gown, gloves,
mask, goggles.
b. Priests must be accompanied by a medical health worker to ensure
correct donning and doffing.
c. PPE must be used if the sick person has COVID 19 or not.
d. Laying on of hands above the head.
e. Oil of the Sick administered only with gloves, using cotton buds/swabs.
4. In aged care homes
a. Priests to use PPE.
b. PPE must be used if the sick person has COVID 19 or not.
c. PPE may be obtained from the Vicar General.
d. If PPE is unavailable, anointing of the sick should not be given.
e. Prayers for the sick and dying are to be prayed remotely (with electronic means) using prayers from the ritual.
5. In private homes
a. Priests to use PPE if the sick person has COVID 19.
i. PPE may be obtained from the Vicar General.
ii. If PPE is unavailable, anointing of the sick should not be given.
iii. Prayers for the sick and dying are to be prayed remotely (with electronic means) using prayers from the ritual.
b. Priests to use normal sanitising protocols if the sick or elderly person does not have COVID 19.
Training for PPE https://utmb.ensemblevideo.com/hapi/v1/contents/permalinks/Nk9n7Q6H/view

Funerals and Weddings
6. Graveside funerals only with a maximum of 10 people, including celebrant.
7. Weddings to be conducted outside the sacred space only, with a maximum of 5 people, including celebrant.

Baptism
8. Baptisms are suspended until further notice, including RCIA candidates, except in the case of emergency.
9. Remind the faithful of “baptism of desire” (CCC 1258).

Penance
10. First rite of penance should be conducted in an open space, with priest and penitent observing 1.5m spacing.
11. When the penitent is under 18 years of age, the confession should be witnessed by an adult, who can see, but not hear the confession.
12. Second rite of penance is suspended until further notice.

First Penance, First Holy Communion & Confirmation
13. Suspended until further notice.

Holy Week
14. There will be no liturgical celebrations with a congregation. Online resources
will be forthcoming.

Daily Mass is available on the Catholic Voice website online from 6am each day. Additional resources for personal and family prayer are available on the Catholic Voice website. Visit: www.catholicvoice.org.au
Father Anthony Percy VG
25 March 2020

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