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As of Tuesday 2 February the following Masses will be celebrated:
Four weekday Masses:
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursday and Fridays at 9.30am
Three weekend Masses:
Saturday Vigil at 5 pm
Sunday Italian Mass at 9.00am and
English Mass at 10.30am
COVID 19 safety and hygiene guidelines will be strictly adhered to. Social distancing (2 metres) must be maintained. There is no need to register for Mass however contact details will be taken at the door upon entry or QR code can be scanned.
We ask that parishioners arrive early for Mass in order to register in time for the start of Mass, and also to avoid congregating outside the entrance. Thank you for your understanding.
Due to COVID safety protocols, numbers are limited and you will need to book to attend our Christmas Masses. We are allocating seats so the largest number of people can attend Mass. Bookings are also via TryBooking on https://www.trybooking.com/BNOMR Or telephone Parish Office on 9357 1422 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
IF FEELING UNWELL OR HAVE COLD LIKE SYMPTOMS, PLEASE DO NOT COME TO CHURCH
Under no circumstances should anyone awaiting test verification, including Clergy or Deacons, (even without presenting symptoms) attend a church or parish setting until a diagnosis is confirmed. Additionally, under no circumstances should anyone attend who is closely connected to people who are awaiting test results or who have tested positive.
If you have any queries please contact the Parish Office on 9357 1422, email us at hadfield @cam.org.au
Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. (Ephesians 4:2)
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During this time of Covid-19 and when unable to attend Mass, Catholics are encouraged to make a ‘spiritual communion’. St. John Paul II writes that “it is good to cultivate in our hearts a constant desire for the sacrament of the Eucharist. This was the origin of the practice of ‘spiritual communion’, which has happily been established in the Church for centuries and recommended by saints who were masters of the spiritual life. Saint Teresa of Jesus wrote: ‘When you do not receive communion and you do not attend Mass, you can make a spiritual communion, which is a most beneficial practice; by it the love of God will be greatly impressed on you.’” (Ecclesia Eucharistia, no. 34).
An Act of Spiritual Communion
I believe that you are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love you above all things,
and I desire to receive you into my soul.
Since I cannot, at this moment, receive you sacramentally,
come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace you as if you were already there
and unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated from You.
As our Father entrusted the care of his only Son to St Joseph, we call on him in prayer to protect and guide us gently through these troubled times. St Joseph pray for us.
Welcome to our parish of St Thomas More, Hadfield.
We are a community of Christians, a Christ-centred community,
where the word of God and the sacraments of God are central.
We believe that every person has worth and dignity as a person of God's creation
and this helps us to follow the great commandment that Jesus gave us....
" Love one another as I have loved you"
As a parish community we are ready to pattern our lives on Jesus Christ
by being a welcoming community, open to the needs of one another.
We strive to be a community that values and supports education in faith and nurtures ongoing faith formation.
We treasure the times when we celebrate the sacraments, marking the significant moments in people's lives
and enabling them to have a sense of belonging and involvement in our faith community.
We strive to embody the gospel values of Jesus Christ that lead us into service, worship and celebration.
We pray that we can be a community exploring, recognising and responding to the signs of the times.
St Thomas More's is committed to the safety, well-being and dignity
of all children and vulnerable adults.
St Thomas More
Our Parish Patron
Fr Adaikkala Raj Lourdusamy HGN
Our Parish Administrator