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ARCHDIOCESE OF PERTH COVID-19 ADVICE & RESOURCES

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I write to share with you the latest and up-to-date information regarding directives, and supporting public health advice, for the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). These directives are ongoing for the Archdiocese of Perth. [Latest Update 25 March 2020].

During this period of time where Masses in the Archdiocese are temporarily suspended, it is important to know that you have not been abandoned by the Church. Members of the faithful are urged to keep holy the Lord’s Day by making an act of Spiritual Communion, a well-established devotional practice of uniting one’s self in prayer with Christ’s sacrifice when circumstances prevent one from receiving Holy Communion.

On Sunday 22 March, the Archdiocese commenced livestreaming Sunday Mass at 11am online (available here and on the Archdiocese of Perth Facebook) with Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB. These online Masses will continue every Sunday at 11am giving our Catholic community within the Archdiocese of Perth the opportunity to make an act of Spiritual Communion together as an Archdiocese.

   

STATEMENTS

Wednesday 25 March 2020
NOVEL COVID-19 - Revised and temporary changes to be implemented within Archdiocese of Perth [Ref No: 2020.5]
Revised and temporary changes to the celebration of Weddings and Funerals within the Archdiocese of Perth in response to the Australian Government’s directives in relation to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Tuesday 24 March 2020
Pastoral Letter from the Most Rev Timothy Costelloe SDB to the clergy, religious and lay faithful of the Archdiocese of Perth [Ref No: 2020.4]

Thursday 19 March 2020
Pastoral Letter from the Most Rev Timothy Costelloe SDB to the clergy, religious and lay faithful of the Archdiocese of Perth [Ref No: 2020.3]

Wednesday 18 March 2020
NOVEL COVID-19 - Revised and temporary changes to be implemented within Archdiocese of Perth [Ref No: 2020.2]
Revised and temporary changes to be implemented within the Archdiocese of Perth in relation to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Wednesday 18 March 2020
Media Statement - Catholic Archbishop of Perth announces new directives in response to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Further series of directives to the priests, religious and lay faithful of the Archdiocese of Perth in relation to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Wednesday 18 March 2020
Memo from the Metropolitan Funerals Board

Wednesday 18 March 2020
Letter from the Most Rev Timothy Costelloe SDB: Changes to the Preparation and Celebration of Sacraments for School Aged Children in the Archdiocese of Perth in relation to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Monday 16 March 2020
NOVEL COVID-19 - Revised and temporary changes to be implemented within Archdiocese of Perth [Ref No: 2020.1]
Revised and temporary changes to be implemented within the Archdiocese of Perth in relation to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Wednesday, 4 March 2020
Temporary Mass changes as a result of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Statement from The Most Rev. Bishop Donald G. Sproxton DD VG on temporary Mass changes as a result of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

RESOURCES FOR PRAYER AND WORSHIP

During this period of time where Masses in the Archdiocese are temporarily suspended, it is important to know that you have not been abandoned by the Church. Members of the faithful are urged to keep holy the Lord’s Day by making an act of Spiritual Communion, a well-established devotional practice of uniting one’s self in prayer with Christ’s sacrifice when circumstances prevent one from receiving Holy Communion.

On Sunday 22 March, the Archdiocese commenced livestreaming Sunday Mass at 11am online (available here and on the Archdiocese of Perth Facebook) with Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB. These online Masses will continue every Sunday at 11am giving our Catholic community within the Archdiocese of Perth the opportunity to make an act of Spiritual Communion together as an Archdiocese.

Pope Francis Urbi et Orbi Announcement

Sunday Mass Livestream

Sunday 22 March 2020 – Fourth Sunday of Lent Mass with Archbishop Costelloe SDB

Daily Mass Livestream

Mass on Demand – CathNews

Mass for You at Home (Channel 10 -- aired 6am each Sunday)

Mass on Demand – Archdiocese of Brisbane

Daily Mass -- Archdiocese of Melbourne

Daily Mass -- Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn

Mass Readings and Liturgical Resources

Archdiocese of Perth Liturgy Office - Stations of the Cross (Year of Mercy 2016)

Readings of the Day

Prayers for Time of Pandemic

Lenten Program – Diocese of Wollongong

Prayers and Scripture

Act of Spiritual Communion – Diocese of Bathurst

Prayer from Apostolic Nuncio in Australia, Archbishop Adolfo Tito Yllana

Deaf and Hard of Hearing

COVID-19 Information for Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Other Resources

Journey Catholic Radio
 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Public Health Advice from the Australian Government
Access to daily health alerts can be obtained from the Australian Government’s Department of Health: https://www.health.gov.au/health-topics/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov

Public Health Advice from the Western Australian Department of Health
Access to health alerts from the Western Australian Government’s Department of Health can be accessed at: https://ww2.health.wa.gov.au/Articles/A_E/Coronavirus

Western Australian Government
Current information on the measures being taken to protect the Western Australian community in order to minimise the potential impacts of COVID-19 in WA can be found at: https://www.wa.gov.au/government/document-collections/coronavirus-covid-19-state-of-emergency-declarations

National Coronavirus (COVID-19) Campaign
The Australian Government’s Department of Health has launched a national campaign to inform all Australians about the coronavirus (COVID-19).  The campaign aims to reduce the risk to individuals and families by enabling them to make informed decisions and to take up health recommendations.  The campaign resources can be found at: https://www.health.gov.au/news/launch-of-the-coronavirus-covid-19-campaign