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CELEBRATING 160 YEARS OF
FAITH COMMUNITY IN THE HAWKESBURY

WELCOME

We welcome you to the Parish of Richmond, the largest geographical Parish in the Parramatta Diocese, encompassing/comprising St Monica's Richmond, St Gregory's Kurrajong and St John of God North Richmond. Embracing our rich heritage and faith tradition and grounded in the love of Christ we strive through our deeds to bring about the kingdom of God in Faith, Hope & Charity.

The original foundation stone for St Monica's was laid in January 1859 and we are proud to have families in their seventh and eighth generations still active in our Parish.

 

WE ENDEAVOUR TO BE:

A living and nurturing community, expressing Christ's presence among us
A nourishing community of faith and prayer
A welcoming community of hospitality and outreach
A compassionate community of healing and pastoral care

UPDATE ON NEW NSW GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES AS AT 1 JULY 2020 AND HOW IT WILL AFFECT OUR PARISH

The NSW Government has announced from July 1, the new rules keeping the state COVID-Safe mean:

  • The number of people allowed inside indoor venues will be determined by the ‘one person per 4 square metre" rule, with no upper limit.

Due to the one person per 4 square metre rule there will be no change at St Gregory’s, Kurrajong (20 people only) and Mass times are as follows:

  • Saturday 9am, Sunday 8am & 9am.

 

MASSES:
From Wednesday 1st July St Monica’s Richmond (under strict guidelines set out by the NSW Government) will be able to welcome 130 people at each Mass. With this in mind, we will be returning to normal Mass times at St Monica’s:

  • Saturday Vigil 6.00pm
  • Sunday 7.30am, 9.30am & 5.30pm

To attend Mass at St Monica’s Richmond for weekday's no booking is needed.

To participate at WEEKEND MASSES, online registration will still be required, this can be done through our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ParishofRichmondNSW/ or via the Parish website.

Please click on the 'REGISTER FOR MASS' button, then click on the date of the Mass that you wish to register for and fill in the details on the Google Form, and remember to click the Submit button. Please note, one registration for one individual only. eg. A family of eight fills in eight registration forms.

Once the quota at each mass has been reached Google Forms will not accept more bookings. In that case you may try another mass time or venue.

  • A register of attendees for contact tracing will be at the entrance. Please sign against your name and provide your contact details. This is a legal requirement.
  • Enjoy Mass. Remember, Communion in the hand only, not on the tongue. Let us pray for one another and our world.

 

RECONCILIATION TIMES:
Saturdays at 9.30 am at St. Gregory’s and 5.30 pm at St. Monica’s, Richmond.

 

During this time Catholics from the Diocese of Parramatta are dispensed from their Sunday Mass obligation until further notice (Canon 1248 §2 and Catechism 2181.)

While most things will look normal, there are some additional measures that have been implemented to keep you, and our community safe.

Additional Cleaning - We have implemented additional cleaning measures to ensure a high level of cleaning and sanitising. We are doing this to ensure the safety of you and our community.

Social Distancing – Social distancing is now a big part of all our lives and it is important that we all take this seriously. We are promoting and enforcing social distancing through all areas of the church in line with the government recommendations. Please keep a safe distance between each other. We have provided guidance on the seats and floor for your safety.

Stop the spread of germs - Remember to practice good hygiene, sanitise your hands before entering the church and wipe your area with the wipes provided.

In addition we ask that parishioners not attend Mass if feeling unwell.

Once again thank you for your patience and understanding. Keep well and stay safe. Looking forward to seeing you all as we worship together as a parish family.

Covid–19

THIS PAGE SEEKS TO PROVIDE GUIDANCE TO CATHOLICS IN THE DIOCESE OF PARRAMATTA INFORMATION ON COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) AND THE PARTICIPATION OF THE FAITHFUL IN THE LIFE OF THE CHURCH DURING THIS PANDEMIC. DURING THESE UNPRECEDENTED TIMES, MOST CATHOLICS WILL BE UNABLE TO ATTEND MASS.

THE DIOCESE OF PARRAMATTA ENCOURAGES YOU TO CONTINUE YOUR LIFE OF PRAYER AND PARTICIPATION IN THE LIFE OF THE CHURCH DESPITE CHURCH BUILDING CLOSURES

CONTACT

Parish Office:
1A Bourke Street, Richmond, NSW 2753

Phone: 02 4578 1410 

Parish Office Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: 9:30 - 4:00pm

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ST GREGORY'S

5 Old Bells Line of Road
Kurrajong, NSW 2758

ST MONICA'S

Cnr Windsor St & Bourke St
Richmond, NSW 2753

ST JOHN OF GOD

177 Grose Vale Road
North Richmond, NSW 2753