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Alpha begins 8th February 2021

Alpha is returning to Ryde-Gladesville for its 2021 Series! Alpha provides a space to ask life's big questions in an open and friendly environment, and to explore the Christian faith.

Alpha will run in-person and online via Zoom, so there's opportunities for everyone to be involved. The 2021 Series is sure to be one like no other, so make sure you register - you won't want to miss it!

Important Announcement

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

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

From 3rd January 2021, Ryde- Gladesville Parish is able to hold a maximum of 100 worshipers at St Charles Borromeo and 80 worshippers at Our Lady Queen of Peace.

From Sunday 3rd January 2021:

    • Masks are MANDATORY for all those visiting the church & parish venues including for Masses, weddings, funerals, private prayer, visitation and other Parish events. Those who refuse to wear a mask will not be permitted to enter the church or venue.

    • Capacity at services, weddings and funerals held indoors are subject to the 4 square metre rule.

    • 100 people at SCB & 80 people at OLQP will be permitted to attend indoor services at Ryde-Gladesville.

    • 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.

    • 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 essential for Weekend Masses. Those without bookings will have to sign in manually and put their name on a waitlist until Mass begins, and will only be permitted entry if there are spare spots. 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.

    • The SCB Church will be closed from 24th December to 19th January during the week, except for Masses.

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

  • If you are visiting the Parish for any other reason, please make sure you wear a mask & please continue to observe hygiene and social distancing measures. Please leave any deliveries, intentions or donations in the Parish foyer, and only enter the office if especially necessary.

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

Click the icon to visit our YouTube channel. Make sure you subscribe and turn on notifications, so you know exactly when Mass is starting!

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