Meetings this week:
REGISTERING YOUR ATTENDANCE AT MASS:
We now have a QR code available for parishioners to use to record their attendance at Mass. If you have a smart phone, you only need to scan in the QR code, and register your name via your phone. Your details are recorded directly with the Department of Health and Human Services.
If you do not own a smart phone, then do not fear. You may record your name and phone number on the attendance sheets provided using either your own pen or a ‘clean’ pen. Please arrive to Mass 15-20 minutes early to ensure your attendance is recorded
PROPOSED BIBLE STUDY:
Fr Francis is looking to create an ongoing Bible Study with a scripture and tradition basis. He is planning for this group to meet fortnightly, with the sessions lasting for one hour. The time for the gathering will be decided when those who are interested can meet (either physically or via Zoom), and can decide on suitable time.
Should you be interested in joining in this group, please give your name, email address and phone number to Bev in the office on 5174 2060 or by email to email@example.com.
RECEIVING HOLY COMMUNION:
In this time of pandemic, we need to follow these instructions when receiving Holy Communion. All worshippers are to wear a face mask throughout the celebration of Mass and the other Sacraments.
The communicant is required –
• To maintain the proper distancing in communion queue.
• To wear a mask
• To engage in the dialogue with the communion minister and receive the host in the hand,
while wearing the mask.
• To take two steps to the side, and away from the
• To then remove one side of their mask to place the
Host in their mouth with the other hand.
• To re-positions the mask.
• To then return to their seat via a different pathway.
SAFEGUARDING CODE OF CONDUCT 2021:
The 2021 Code of Conduct for has been ratified by our Parish Council. All volunteers, staff and contractors of the Parish need to sign the Parish Code of Conduct and ensure they have a current Working With Children’s Check.
Please call in to the office to sign the updated Code of Conduct. Leaders of Groups may wish to come and collect enough copies for all volunteers in their group to sign.
Thanks to all for supporting our Parish, especially in the endeavour to ensure that our community is a safe place for all.
SUPPORTING ONE ANOTHER AND OUR PARISH:
As we figure out how to ‘be parish’ in this time with restricted Masses in our Church, we need to remember:
– our prayer and spiritual life
– our commitment to and support for our Parish
– our community.
In this time of uncertainty, please remember our priests and religious in your prayers. Our priests are financially supported by our weekly Presbytery (first) collections, and these expenses will still need to be met.
Parishioners are asked to make donations by electronic transfer to St Michael’s Parish Traralgon Presbytery Account, BSB 083 879 Account Number 48906 6098.
Our Parish will still need to pay our utility bills, our wages bills, rates and insurances. We meet these costs through the Planned Giving Program. Parishioners who currently give via the weekly envelopes are asked to consider altering their giving to Direct Debit giving to enable our Parish to continue.
Direct Debit Giving forms are available at the office, please phone or email and we can get one to you. Anyone wishing to make a general donation to our parish can do so by electronic transfer to St Michael’s Parish Traralgon Church Account, BSB 083 879, Account Number 48885 1289. Please let me know by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you decide to do this.
If you are wanting to request a Mass Offering, then please place your donation in an envelope, and clearly mark:-
1. The name of the person(s) for whom you wish to offer the Mass.
2. Whether it’s a death anniversary, or recent death.
3. Your name, contact number and email.
The envelopes can be ‘posted’ through the mail slot beside the front door of the Parish Office.
Please look out for those in our community who are the most vulnerable and could be in need of our support. Let the Office know if you know of anyone in need.
Sincere thanks to those parishioners who have dropped in their Giving Envelopes, made payments via electronic means, and are keeping all our parish community firmly in their prayers
OUR PARISH ‘APP’
Our St Michael’s Parish Traralgon ‘App’ is ready! Availability of Mass times, parish information, bulletins and events and much more right on your phone!
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Anyone wishing to have information included in the Bulletin needs to have the information to the Parish Office by midday on the preceding Thursday.