You will have heard that the spread of the Coronavirus has meant the imposition by the government of restrictions on our behaviour. It has now been confirmed to us that for our parishes this means that until further notice, we can neither celebrate Mass and the Sacraments, nor open the churches for private prayer.
Obviously this is a great sadness and a cause of anxiety for many faithful hearts. In times of trouble we need the consolations of the Faith. Please be assured that the church doors will be opened again the moment we are permitted to do so.
For any emergencies please call the parish number: 9365 1195.
Please check this website for any updates. We have uploaded some worksheets to the ‘News Items’ section below for your convenience.
Meanwhile, please let us persevere in prayer for each other and keep in touch as we can.
Join us every Sunday as we celebrate Holy Mass at 10.00am AEST.
Mass will be celebrated and streamed LIVE from the Bondi Catholic Facebook page. We invite you to gather your family around your device and pray with us. Please click on the link below to join us.
SOME TIPS TO CELEBRATE MASS AT HOME:
– get dressed as though you were going to church
– set up a Sacred Space with Holy Images and Cross or Crucifix and a Candle
– sing and pray along with the Priest by standing, sitting and kneeling when appropriate
– at the time of Concentration, make a spiritual act of Communion
Prayer in time of Coronavirus
God our Father, we come to You in our need to ask Your protection against the Cronavirus that has claimed lives and has affected many. We pray for Your grace for the people tasked with studying the nature and cause of this virus and its disease and of stemming the tide of its transmission. Guide the hands and minds of medical experts that they may minister to the sick with competence and compassion and of those governments and private agencies that must find cure and solution to this epidemic. We pray for those afflicted. May they be restored to health soon. Grant us the grace to work for the good of all and to help those in need. Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son who lives and reigns with You, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God forever and ever. Amen.
Our Lady Help of Christians Pray for us
St. Anne Pray for us
St. Patrick Pray for us
All Holy Saints and Angels Pray for us
During this time, when it is not possible to receive our Lord Sacramentally in Holy Communion, nor to visit Him in the Tabernacle of our churches it is a praiseworthy and fruitful custom to make an Act of Spiritual Communion:
Spiritual Act of Communion
My Jesus, 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.
If anyone would like to donate to our Parishes and support us during lockdown, please find below our updated bank details:
St Anne’s Church Account:
BSB: 062 784
Please put your full name in as the description. Please note that this is not tax deductible.
Thank you and God bless.
GO MAKE DISCIPLES PRAYER NIGHT: OPENING HEARTS TO CHRIST
Inviting all Sydney Catholics to an online Holy Hour for the spiritual needs of our people and parishes on Thursday 30th September, the eve of the first Friday in honour of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Feast Day of St Therese, patron saint of missionaries. St Therese knew that her daily union with Christ in prayer was the most effective help she could offer for the Church’s proclamation of the Gospel. As we await the end of lockdown, let us unite ourselves with Christ and pray that many hearts will be open to his love and granted the grace to encounter Him in this time of challenge and to live ever more deeply as his disciples. Registrations essential.
For further information please contact Sister Anastasia in the Parish Renewal Team via email@example.com