COVID-19 Lock Down in the Hobart Region
- The lockdown in southern Tasmania has been lifted, however people must wear masks when leaving the home until Friday 22nd October, when the measure will be reviewed.
- “Masks will apply indoors and outdoors for anyone 12 years and over unless in your own home or in your own vehicle either driving by yourself or with your immediate family,” the Premier said.
- The celebration for St. Paul of the Cross will now be held on Saturday 23rd at 9.30am.
CONDITIONS FOR ENTRY INTO ST JOSEPH’S CHURCH
(in accordance with government health regulations – 31 July 2021)
ON ENTRY INTO THE CHURCH
- Sanitise your hands.
- Each individual aged over 16 years must check in and record their contact tracing details on every entry no matter how short the visit.
- Visitors and parishioners with a smartphone should use the Tasmanian Government’s ‘Check in TAS’ phone app to record their contact details. After scanning the QR code show the “Welcomer”, if present, your screen to confirm that you have successfully checked-in.
- The free Check in Tas app is available for download from the Google Play and Apple App stores. If you need more information, check the Tasmanian Government coronavirus website.
- If you do not have a mobile phone or cannot use the app you may be checked in by another visitor or you must record your contact details using the paper based recording system provided.
- For the safety of all visitors please maintain COVID-19 social distancing of 1.5 metres.
From the Tasmanian Government Website:
With effect from 1 May 2021 organisers of large seated gatherings, including places of worship, are able to apply to increase their audience to 100% capacity.
Under the revised restrictions, gatherings under 250 people indoors and 1,000 outdoors will be allowed to go to the seating capacity of the venue or 250 people, whichever is fewer.
Staff employed at the premises, or service attendants, clergy and choir members at places of worship are not included in the gathering numbers.
Parishioners may stand or kneel at the appropriate times during the celebration of the Eucharist.
Holy Communion will be given to you by the Celebrant or Eucharistic Minister from the front of the church. In accordance with health regulations the host will be placed on your hand and not on the tongue.
Saturday Evening Vigil & Sunday Mass: Members of the same family may share the same seat even though they are closer than 1.5 metres.
Mass bookings are no longer required.
WEEKDAYS & SATURDAY
MORNING – Monday to Saturday inclusive: 8.00am
(Church opens at 7.30am and closes at 4.00pm on weekdays)
LUNCHTIME – Wednesday & Friday only: 12.10pm
Reconciliation follows at 12.30pm
SATURDAY EVENING VIGIL
(Church closes immediately after Mass)
(Church opens at 7.00am)
(Church closes for cleaning at at noon)
RECONCILIATION – Sacrament of Penance
Wednesdays & Fridays: 12.30pm – 1.00pm
Saturdays: 4.00pm – 4.30pm
REFLECTIONS & READINGS
Readings for today’s Mass
(link to Universalis)
Gospel Reflections (Fr Brian Gleeson CP)
St Mary’s Cathedral, Hobart
Sunday Mass – 10.30 am
(streamed through Archdiocese of Hobart YouTube channel)