Important Annoucement

To the parishioners and visitors to St Brendan's Catholic Church Central Bankstown:

 

As our Church re-opens, we are under very strict obligations and these are as follows:

  1. A maximum of 10 people only are permitted for any gathering in the Church at any given time;

  2. Before entering the Church, your hands must be washed and sanitized.

  3. EVERYONE entering the Church must leave their name and contact details on the sheets provided, as requested by the Archdiocese for COVID-safe purposes. 

  4. There will be no Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament or other devotions until further notice.

  5. We request that the following parishoners and visitors AVOID VISITING THE CHURCH:

    • the elderly and/or

    • those with compromised immune systems and/or

    • compromised respiratory systems and/or

    • anyone that is feeling unwell.

Regarding Holy Mass:

  1. Only TEN (10) people are permitted inside the Church at any given time, and social distancing and hygiene measures must be observed at all times.

  2. ATTENDANCE FOR HOLY MASS WILL BE ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE BASIS.

  3. The Church doors will close straight after Masses are finished.

  4. Times for Holy Mass:

    • Monday to Wednesday:  9:00 AM (English)

    • Friday to Saturday: 9:00 AM (English)

    • Sunday: 10:00 AM (English)

    • Thursday:  9:00 AM (Vietnamese)

    • Saturday Vigil: 5:00 PM (Vietnamese)

  5. For those who miss out or cannot attend Holy Mass, please click here to live-stream Holy Mass in Vietnamese. 

  • For those who miss out or cannot attend Holy Mass, please click here to live-stream of Holy Mass in English.

​Regarding the Sacraments:

  1. Confession: 

    • Confessions will be heard by appointment only.  This can be requested by calling 9790 2859 for booking a time with the priest.  Hands must be washed and sanitized before hand.

  2. Baptisms and confirmations:​

    • Please contact the parish office for more information on 9790 2859

  3. Weddings
    • ​​Please contact the parish office for more information on 9790 2859
    • Note that only ten (10) people are allowed to be present (officiating priest not included)
  4. Funerals:​​
    • Please contact the parish office for more information on 9790 2859
    • Please note that only twenty (20) mourners are allowed in the church during a funeral mass (officiating priest not included)​

 

These directives will be reviewed when further instructions are received from the Archdiocese and the Government.

 

Fr Toan Nguyen, PP

 

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Prayer of St Brendan the Navigator

 

Lord, I will trust You,
Help me to journey beyond the familiar and into the unknown.
Give me faith to leave the old ways and break fresh ground with you.

 

Christ of the mysteries,
Can I trust You to be stronger than each storm in me?
Do I still yearn for Your glory to lighten me?

 

I will show others the care You’ve given me.
I will determine amidst all uncertainty always to trust.
I choose to live beyond regret, and let You recreate my life.

I believe You will make a way for me and provide for me, if only I trust You and obey.
 

I will trust in the darkness and know that my times are still in Your hand.
I will believe You for my future, chapter by chapter, until the story is written.

 

Focus my mind and my heart upon You, my attention always on You without alteration.
Strengthen me with Your blessing and appoint to me the task.

 

Teach me to live with eternity in view.
Tune my spirit to the music of heaven.
Feed me, and, somehow, make my obedience count for You.