from Archbishop Mark Coleridge
to the Pastors and People of the Archdiocese of Brisbane
These are anxious times as we enter new and uncharted territory. The spread of the coronavirus is alarming for a generation that has known nothing like it, and it shows how fragile we are. How long it will last we do not know, but almost certainly we are in for the long haul. For all of us, this is a challenge at many levels.
In the Archdiocese there is a daily meeting to address the most recent advice from the Government and the health authorities and to consider its implications for the Catholic community. As a result, we have already taken some decisions to curb the spread of the virus. Now in the light of the latest advice from the Government and Catholic Health Australia, the Archdiocese has come to further decisions.
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In light of the above message, effective immediately, the celebration of Mass on Sundays (including the Saturday vigil) is suspended with immediate effect and until further notice, and all the faithful are dispensed from the Sunday obligation. Priests will continue to celebrate Mass (the Mass for the people) on Sundays without a congregation, with people able to follow Masses live-streamed from the Cathedral at archbne.org/bzw.
WHAT THIS MEANS FOR OUR PARISH
- Sunday Mass has been SUSPENDED with immediate effect.
- Weekday Mass and Stations of the Cross will still continue, yet must be under 100 people.
- We are working on live streaming weekend Mass here in the parish. In the meantime, you can access the Cathedral live stream Mass (as mentioned above)
- As always we must stand united in spiritual prayer at this time.