FR PETER WILL BE CELEBRATING ALL
WEEKEND MASSES AT ST COLUMBA’S
26th December 2020- 31st January 2021
Saturday 5pm
Sunday 8am and 10am (Family Mass)
Friday 915am mass will resume from the 5th February 2021

Masses from 26th December 2020 —31 January 2021
Will be via NSW Govt QR Code before entering the church. 

Under the new NSW Government requirements, we must now use the Service NSW QR code for easier contact tracing. To make things easier when attending Mass, please download the SERVICE NSW APP from the App Store (Apple) or the Play Store (Android).

Please show our Ushers your green check-in tick once completed and don’t forget to check out when you leave. You’ll find more information here:
https://www.sydneycatholic.org/coronavirus-frequently-asked-questions/
and
https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/covid-safe#mandatory-registration

In keeping with NSW Health directives, anyone attending a church now must wear a face mask. Children under the age of 12 are exempt from this rule but are encouraged to wear face masks where practicable.
NSW Health can impose a $200 fine on each individual failing to abide by this rule.
https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/what-you-can-and-cant-do-under-rules/greater-sydney#face-masks

** PLEASE DO NOT ANY MASSES AT ST COLUMBA’S
If you or any member of your household are unwell or visited a hotspot or exhibiting common symptoms of COVID-19.  (fever 37.5 ° or higher, cough, sore/scratchy throat, shortness of breath, loss of smell or loss of taste)**

PLEASE REMBER TO SOCIAL DISTANCE (4M SQUARE RULE)  BETWEEN HOUSEHOLDS BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER MASS

WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION

During this uncertain time, Clergy and faithful are encouraged to download the CovidSafe App and abide by the latest public health advisories.

Fr.Peter’s Podcast – Episode 31 now available

https://www.podbean.com/eu/pb-hqypg-f7c880

Old podcasts can be found under PUBLICATIONS/PODCASTS

PLEASE VISIT SYDNEY ARCHDIOCESE 
www.sydneycatholic.org
AND
NSW HEALTH
www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19 
For up to date regulations regarding COVID-19

1/12/2020: Baptism:
Baptisms have resumed on the first Sunday of every month. Following social distancing regulations. Please contact the parish office to inquire on availability.

Live Masses can be found on
www.sydneycatholic.org/live-masses/

Welcome

St Columba’s and The Holy Souls Parish North Leichhardt is a welcoming and caring community. Though small in size and number we consider ourselves a strong community.

Our Mission is ‘Open to God, Reaching Out to Others’ and we try and live this out in the many opportunities to participate and strengthen our spiritual and pastoral lives as individuals and as a community of faith.

Our Church is co-located with our St Columba’s Primary School on the corner of Elswick and William Streets Leichhardt. We like many other schools and parishes were blessed to get a new hall which is used by the School, the Parish and community groups.

St Columba’s and The Holy Souls runs a successful parish based sacramental program. The parents involvement in the preparation of each sacrament of Reconciliation, Communion and Confirmation, proves to be an opportunity to walk together with their children on their spiritual journey and build the relationship between the Church and the School.

Our Parish has an active St Vincent de Paul Conference, a Craft Group for conversation and sharing and learning new skills, and a Youth Group for our young and teenage group. Opportunities for spiritual enrichment exist through participation as Eucharistic and Liturgical Ministers, being a member of our choir, the annual Lenten Program, or as a volunteer bringing the sacrament of Holy Communion to local nursing homes and a the sick in the parish.

We also celebrate our lives as a community through scheduling social occasions where we take time to celebrate, and to connect with each other as individuals and as a community of faith.