A message from Bishop Anthony Randazzo, Bishop of Broken Bay
The current COVID outbreak in Sydney has intensified
significantly overnight which has lead the Premier to place a stay at
home order for the Greater Sydney Area, including Central Coast, Blue
Mountains and Wollongong, effective from 6pm Saturday 26 June 2021,
through to at least 11:59pm 9 July 2021.
In light of this, and in order that our people be kept as safe as
possible, I ask that all our churches in Diocese of Broken Bay be closed
from 6pm this evening, 26 June 2021. Since this is at my request, the
obligation for the faithful to participate in Sunday Mass (can.1247) is
lifted for the people of Broken Bay for the duration of this stay at
home order. I will review the situation as we approach 9 July or if the
stay at home order is lifted earlier. Livestreaming Masses will be
made available from our Cathedral on Sunday mornings at 9.30AM as well
as weekdays at 7AM.
I am particularly mindful of the disruption in people’s lives and plans
that this development will occasion, cause distress once again for our
people. I hold you all in my prayer, asking that the Lord may keep us
all safe during this time.