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Welcome to St. Mel’s, Campsie
St. Mel’s, Campsie parish is a welcoming, supportive community of believers from various walks of life who endeavour to make Christ present in the parish, in our local community and in our world.
Our mission is to know Christ personally and to make St. Mel’s Campsie a place where people can come and pray and feel the presence of Jesus alive, and to minister to each other in the joyful celebration of the Eucharist and other sacraments.
Restrictions on church attendance have changed again. The following points are to be observed:
- The NSW government has eased the restrictions on places of worship. All churches will now be subject to one person per 2 square metre rule in line with other venues.
- We are no longer using the online registration for the Mass attendance here at St. Mels. Our COVID marshals will be at the entrance of the church ready to take your contact details. Therefore, we strongly encourage you to be at Church at least 20 minutes before the start of Mass as we are only allowed 280 people in the church.
- Mingling before and after Mass is discouraged.
- Social distancing and strict hygiene are still required. Make sure you sanitise your hands upon entering and leaving the church.
- Mask are no longer compulsory, however it is still strongly encouraged.
Sunday Observances and alternative devotions
With the return of a two square metre rule, Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP has lifted the dispensation from our Sunday Mass obligation and all Catholics are now obliged to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation when this is reasonably possible. If restrictions are tightened again and attendance at places of worship is limited to one person per 4 square metres, the dispensation will once again be in place. The elderly, those with health conditions or are otherwise anxious about the risks of COVID-19 are free to remain at home and find another way of keeping the Sabbath holy. This could involve setting aside some time for prayer at home, reading the Scriptures of the day, watching Mass on television or online and asking God for the graces you would normally receive in Holy Communion.