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This page was last updated Sunday 3rd December 2021 at 2pmalso see our COVID-19 update page

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

From 12th February 2021, Ryde- Gladesville Parish is able to hold a maximum of 200 worshipers at St Charles Borromeo and 160 worshippers at Our Lady Queen of Peace.

From Friday 12th February 2021:.

    • Capacity at services, weddings and funerals held indoors are subject to the 2 square metre rule.

    • 200 people at SCB & 160 people at OLQP will be permitted to attend indoor services at Ryde-Gladesville.

    • Face Masks are strongly recommended, however they are no longer compulsory.

    • Sign in via QR code or manually is essential if attending face-to-face Masses, as is continuing to observe social distancing measures, and being seated at least 5 mins before Mass starts - this means arriving earlier to account for sign in. Those with bookings who have not arrived when Mass begins will have their spots given to others.

    • No congregational singing is permitted at Masses, as per NSW Department of Health advice. Singing is limited to is choir/clergy only (5 people).

    • Livestreaming on our Parish YouTube channel will be provided for 9:20am weekday morning Masses, 9am Saturday Mass and 10am Sunday Mass at St Charles Borromeo.

    • Mass bookings are recommended for Weekend Masses to secure a spot indoors. Any overflow attendees will have to sign in via the QR code and will be seated outside. Weekday Masses however are available on a first come first served basis, and bookings are not required.

    • To book a spot at Weekend Mass, please go to our website www.rgcp.org.au, go to the Mass booking button and follow the prompts to make your booking. Bookings open on Monday at 7am and close on Fridays at 3pm each week.

    • The regular Mass weekend Mass schedule has returned -please see our Mass Times for more information.

    • St Charles Church is open for private prayer and Adoration from 7am to 5pm, however only 100 people (including essential staff & volunteers) are permitted inside at any one time, and social distancing, the wearing of masks and hygiene measures will apply. The church will be monitored by staff and volunteers during visiting hours.

    • Our Lady Queen of Peace Church is not open during the week for private prayer or daily Mass at this time, and will only be open for Mass at 5pm on Saturday and 9am on Sunday until further notice.

We thank you for your patience and co-operation as we work towards all of us being back at Mass over the coming few months.

We will continue to provide updates on the COVID-19 situation here on our website, as well as our Parish blog and Facebook page.

Apart from that, never forget how much Jesus loves you, despite everything that is happening, and how utterly pleasing you all are to him, persevering in your faith as you are. I, for one, am very proud of my Parish and her efforts to become a missionary outpost in this little neck of the Lord's Vineyard!

Ever your brother, in Christ's undaunted love,

Fr. Greg

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All Masses now on YouTube!

Ryde-Gladesville Parish is now streaming our Masses online, via our YouTube channel. We are streaming the following Masses live, but you can always tune in after at a time that suits you!

Weekdays: 9:20am (Tuesday-Friday mornings)

Saturday: 9am Mass

Sunday: 10am Mass

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