Welcome to the St. Catherine’s website
St Catherine’s is situated in the heart of the Centenary Suburbs in South West Brisbane. We actively seek to celebrate our life with God, care for our community, grow in our relationship with God and each other, and share the life and love that Jesus brings.
Return of Public Services & Other Activities.
From Father John
The easing of restrictions now means that places of worship can have more people in the church at any one time.
So from Sunday July 5 we will be holding our usual 7 am and 9 am services.
We still need to maintain social distancing and hygiene practices such as sanitizing. We do not need to have people pre-register attendance (as we probably will not exceed our maximum limit at this time) but we will be taking a roll at each service. Looking forward to see you.
♥ Chairs will be spread out at the required distance in the church so that people not from the same household will be seated separately on the allocated seating.
♥ We need to follow physical distancing rules (1.5 meters) when entering and exiting the church (there is to be no queueing at doorways) and when coming for communion.
♥ Hand sanitisers will be available at the church entrance and when coming for communion.
♥ We need to ensure adequate airflow through the building so some doors will remain open.
♥ Communion will be under one kind (sharing the host only); the greeting of peace will not include hugs or handshakes; a collection plate and the tap-and-go facilities will be available at the church entry rather than being passed around. There will be no communal singing of hymns at this stage.
♥ Surfaces will be sanitised/disinfected between each service.
Wednesday services are now occurring as usual.
A service and readings will be emailed for all unable to attend.
Please note we are transitioning to a new email address, firstname.lastname@example.org so please change your records.
The Government advice for people in vulnerable groups continues to be:
• Avoid non-essential travel.
• Stay at home and avoid contact with others.
Vulnerable people are at higher risk of serious illness if they are infected with the virus and include:
• Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 50 years and older with one or more chronic medical conditions.
• People 65 years and older with chronic medical conditions. Conditions included in the definition of ‘chronic medical conditions’ will be refined as more evidence emerges. The most current list can be accessed on the Department of Health website.
• People 70 years and older.
• People with compromised immune systems (see Department of Health website).
♥ Those who are in these high-risk categories should consider staying at home and participating online.
You must stay away if feeling unwell, even if mildly so.
Anyone with any cold-like/ flu-like symptoms will be directed to leave.
People with these symptoms should be encouraged to follow the advice of the Chief Health Officer and to promptly organise to get a Coronavirus test.
To be able to offer services we must follow the guidelines.
St Catherine's Virtual Church, Live Streaming & Recorded Services
Head to the Readings & Sermon page for this weeks services, readings, and Father John's sermon including activities for children.
In addition, some parishes and the Cathedral are live-streaming or recording their services.
Click here for a link.
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