PARISH MASS COVID-19 UPDATE 20th OCTOBER 2021

Dear Parishioners

As it has been advertised in our Newsletter for several weeks now, we will be opening for weekday & weekend Mass when we are allowed 150 people, which will most likely be after the 4th November.

How we accommodate the vaccinated and unvaccinated has not yet been determined but we hope to be able to offer Mass to ALL somehow?

Please be reminded that angry emails or phone calls to myself or my office don't help but hurt. I have always tried to do what I can to open the Church for ALL and will continue to do so, within the regulations and laws we are asked to comply with.

Thank you and blessings to you all.

Fr Geoff

LINK to our Mass Services:

St Macartan's Parish YouTube Channel: 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCW8lyzEMe20DLyOpptks0Fw/videos

On this link to our Parish YouTube Channel you will now find our video Masses

Dear St Macartan’s Parishioners,

For those who would like to make a donation to the running of the Parish including filming of the Sunday Mass, please find the bank details below,

BSB: 083-347 Account No: 547 373 281

Or donations to Fr Geoff can be left in the Notice Box outside the Parish House.

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Blessings

Rev. Fr Geoffrey McIlroy

Parish Priest St Macartan's Mornington 3931

Prayer for a New Normal

The World as we knew it is gone, and for what feels like such a long time we have experienced so much hardship during this Pandemic.  As we prepare to walk into the future we pray for the "new normal" to come.  May our hearts be unified in You Oh Lord more than ever.  May the tender moments of seeing someone again in person be all the more rich and treasured.  May the reunions, interactions, and moments ahead be held in such love and may we turn to You in sincere gratitude.

Lord, help us to come out of this Pandemic better, not bitter. Help us to become more considerate of others, more mindful of how we can help one another, and how we can serve You and each other well.  We thank You that no matter how dark the night may get, how many angry people assign blame on others, there is the hope of the dawn to come and of your presence strengthening us from within.

Amen

Fr Geoff