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2nd August 2020 – 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A)

All Masses have been cancelled due to the government required Stage 3 lockdown from 8/7/2020, until further notice.

In addition, the direction from the Archdiocese of Melbourne is that:

Religious services and private worship will need to be streamed online as places of worship will be closed in restricted postcodes except to hold weddings, funerals or public services such as foodbanks.

St. Anne’s will not be live streaming or recording any parish Masses during this current lockdown.  Our past Masses are available on YouTube for:  St Anne’s Seaford Parish or click on this link.

We recognise that this may be a difficult time for all our parishioners who cannot share in sacramental Communion.  We remind everyone at home that they may join prayerfully in spiritual Communion and watching online masses, particularly for those in the high risk categories of our elderly and people who have compromised immune systems or living with chronic conditions.  We will publicise future Mass times as soon as we can.

If you wish to receive our newsletter via email please let us know at stannesparish@gmail.com.

 


WHEN YOU CANNOT COME TO MASS

Despite our current limitations, we can still participate in the celebration of Mass online thanks to modern technology. Many dioceses around the world provide online streaming of Masses, including our own Archdiocese of Melbourne. Below are some links to online Masses.  We also encourage you to think about how you might help those homebound and less tech-savvy to be able to access Mass online during this time.

Take the missal or weekly bulletin and read the Scriptures provided in the Liturgy of the Word for the day. Reflect silently on the readings. You may also choose to offer intercession in the Prayer of the Faithful. Read the Rite of Communion and then use this prayer or some other appropriate words to welcome Jesus Christ spiritually.

St. Anne’s past Masses online

Masses in other languages

Prayers during a Pandemic to download

http://www.cam.org.au/Portals/0/Prayers%20in%20time%20of%20a%20Pandemic%20V3.pdf?ver=2020-04-03-132134-647

Some alternatives to viewing Mass:

Sunday Mass with Fr. Andrew Jekot from St. Mary of the Cross Parish

Daily Mass is streamed each weekday at 12pm or 1pm either at St. Patrick’s or a local parish which alternates weekly.

Check here for the weekly schedule and links:  

http://melbournecatholic.org.au/Mass

Eucharistic Adoration is streamed live from 9.30am

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKnBdffdcxV9-Pi6rU9y7UQ

St. Patrick’s Cathedral Mass 11.00am Sunday

Webpage: http://melbournecatholic.org.au/Mass

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/archmelb

Mass for You at Home – Channel 10

This program has been allowing the faithful – particularly those with mobility problems – to participate in Mass from their homes for many years. Mass for You at Home is broadcast on Eleven and Network Ten on Sundays and Aurora Channel 173 on Foxtel every day.
It is also repeated each weekday around 12-1pm and 3.30pm.  Check your TV guide for up to date information.
Watch here: http://www.mfyah.com/video.html or https://10play.com.au/mass-for-you-at-home
Mass for You At Home airs each Sunday on Channel 10 – https://www.yourtv.com.au/program/mass-for-you-at-home/131378/ 
The Mass booklet for this program can be downloaded – MFYAH_webLeaflet.

Pope Francis’ daily Mass

Pope Francis’ daily Masses are now available online through the Vatican’s website and YouTube channel. They are expected to continue to be available throughout the upcoming weeks.
Watch here: https://www.vaticannews.va/en/pope-francis/mass-casa-santa-marta.pagelist.html

READINGS

This weekend’s readings:

18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

First Reading:   Isaiah 55:1-3

Responsorial Psalm:  Psalm 145:8-9,15-18

Second Reading:  Romans 8:35,37-39

Gospel: Matthew 14:13-21

 

Next weekend’s readings:

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

First Reading:   Kings 19:9a,11-13a

Responsorial Psalm:   Psalm 85:9-14

Second Reading: Romans 9:1-5

Gospel: Matthew 14:22-33

 

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