COVID-19 Update

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As we are all well aware, the spread of the COVID-19 virus continues across Australia and the time has arrived where our Government and health authorities have asked for a more stringent approach to slow the spread of the virus across our community. Co-operating with our Government authorities will, unfortunately, have a drastic impact on the life of the Church, forcing us to forego many things that are precious and integral to our worship and common life.

Diocese update on COVID-19, Wednesday 18 March 2020

The Diocese continues to work with the relevant authorities to monitor and respond to developments of COVID-19.  We are working to ensure we do everything we can to maintain the safety, health and wellbeing of all our people and our communities.

Australian Government sources provide balanced and verified information, we rely on NSW Health, Catholic Schools NSW and the Department of Education.  We reference these sources and will remain aligned to their guidance and advice.

Daily, we have a senior team meeting to discuss our ongoing response, address issues and work towards ensuring our operational continuity.

Prevention measures are in place and staff have been asked to implement containment strategies, including social distancing, as they go about their work.  We understand this may directly impact on some of our services and we appreciate your understanding as we work through the situation together.

Today, the Australian Prime Minister announced further restrictions to slow the spread of COVID-19, including advice that non-essential indoor gatherings of greater than 100 people are no longer permitted.   The Prime Minister advised that schools and education facilities should remain open at this time and we will continue to follow this guidance.

Our websites have the most up-to-date information and are being regularly updated as the situation evolves. For information, please go to:

Additional updates are to be expected as further Government advice is provided. 

We recognise these are unsettling times and are here to support our communities as we navigate them together. 

 

Sean Scanlon

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICE

DATE

EVENT

STATUS

CONTACT

Wed 27 May - Wed 3 June

National Reconciliation Week

Postponed until further notice

 

Mon 1 June

Pints with a Purpose

Postponed until further notice

Mary-Anne DeLuca

Wed 3 June

Liturgy Council meeting

Virtual meeting

Sharon Murphy

Fri 5 June

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholic Ministry Meeting

TBA

Alyson Segrott

Tues 9 June

Ecumenical and Interfaith Council meeting

Virtual meeting

Alyson Segrott

Tues 9 June

Diocesan Synod Retreat

Postponed until further notice

Alyson Segrott

Sat 13 June

Ecumenical Conversation - Church Crawl

Postponed until further notice

Alyson Segrott

Tues 16 June

Diocesan Synod Retreat

Postponed until further notice

Alyson Segrott

Wed 17 June

Sacred @ Seven

Postponed until further notice

Mary-Anne DeLuca

Wed 17 June

Social Justice Council Meeting

Virtual meeting

Alyson Segrott

Tues 23 June

Adult Faith Formation Council meeting

Virtual meeting

Rose McAllister

Thurs 25 June

DCMYP meeting

Virtual meeting

Mary-Anne DeLuca

Sun 5 July - Thurs 12 July

NAIDOC WEEK

Cancelled

Alyson Segrott

Mon 6 July

Pints with a Purpose

Postponed until further notice

Mary-Anne DeLuca

Thurs 9 July - Sat 11 July

NSW Association of Pastors and Pastoral Associates (NAPPA) Conference

Postponed until 2021

Alyson Segrott

Tues 14 July

Ecumenical and Interfaith Council Meeting

Virtual meeting

Alyson Segrott

Wed 15 July

Social Justice Council Meeting

Virtual meeting

Alyson Segrott

Fri 17 July

Diocesan Chaplains Day

TBC

Jenny Harris

Tues 21 July

FOCCUS (Facilitating Open Couple Communication Understanding and Study)

Postponed until further notice

Robyn Donnelly

Tues 21 July

Diocesan Synod Retreat

Postponed until further notice

Alyson Segrott

Thurs 23 July

DCMYP meeting

Virtual meeting

Mary-Anne DeLuca

Thurs 23 July

A Hunter Community Alliance - Community Organising Training - Day 1

Postponed until further notice

Alyson Segrott

Fri 24 July

A Hunter Community Alliance - Community Organising Training - Day 2

Postponed until further notice

Alyson Segrott

Tues 28 July

FOCCUS (Facilitating Open Couple Communication Understanding and Study)

Postponed until further notice

Robyn Donnelly

Tues 28 July

Adult Faith Formation Council meeting

Virtual meeting

Rose McAllister

Tues 28 July

Diocesan Synod Retreat

Postponed until further notice

Alyson Segrott

Thurs 30 July

Human Trafficking Workshop

Postponed until further notice

 

Wed 21 October

Mission Mass

Cancelled

Mark Toohey