From 6/7 June Mass will resume. Each Mass will have a maximum of 50 people allowed.

Mass will be held at Our Lady of Mt Carmel Waterloo

Saturday Vigil 5pm (doors open at 4.30pm)

Sunday 7.30am, 9.30am & 11am

You must register to attend. Please call the parish office during office hours to register 9353 6300

Please ensure you follow all safety instructions. Cleaning will need to done after each Mass. Volunteers are sought to help with this.

If you use the toilets you must sanitise the toilet and basin after use.

14 May 2020

On Friday May 15 the NSW Government initiated the first step in the Prime Ministers Road Map for a COVID free Australia. Under this plan I would like to announce the following measures for our community:

Private prayer will be allowed to take place on Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday between 11am and 12.00pm at St Joseph Church Rosebery (not the Blessed Sacrament Chapel). At-risk parishioners are exhorted not to attend (e.g. the very elderly, those with any symptoms, those with compromised immune or respiratory systems) those who attend are asked to take care when coughing or sneezing. No more then 10 people are allowed at any one time taking into account that spatial distancing is ensured. The person must report to the office and provide ones name and contact details which are recorded to satisfy COVID safe regulations and  enable enrichment of parish databases for provision of pastoral care, then Maria will  take you to the church. You will be allowed to pray in one small area at the back of the church. You are not allowed to wonder around the church. After each visit the area must be sanitised with disinfectant and you must sanitise your hands.

Confession is available at Waterloo (except Monday). However, you must email ( or call me (96982869) if you intend to come. I am not always home or could be involved in other pastoral commitments. At this stage I do not see any practical and fair way of celebrating Mass with a congregation. Therefore, Live Streaming of Sunday Mass will continue to be broadcast on Facebook at 10am Sunday with myself and Sr Rosemary only.  The Archbishop has dispensed the faithful from attending Mass until further notice.

Future relaxations of the CovidSafe provisions are expected over coming months, in at least two more stages, but this will depend upon infection rates not spiking and churches being able to demonstrate responsible behaviour. According to one source I read Sydney went through three waves of the deadly Spanish flu in 1919/20. Let the lessons of history be learned: to stay well, stay at home as much as possible.

Fr Paul

Mass this Sunday 10.00am on Facebook Live 

Donations of non perishable food items for those who are struggling are being accepted at the Parish Office

For those who wish to continue to donate to the parish:

  1. ***NEW***Click the support button on the homepage of this website
  2. with credit cards by phone to the parish office
  3. via direct deposit (account numbers are printed in the Parish Matters newsletter)


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