Restriction changes from Monday the 11th of October 2021


Last Updated: 11 October 2021 0001 (12:01am)

Visit nsw.gov.au/covid-19/rules/greater-sydney for the Full Rules effective now.


27 September 2021

NSW Government announces easing of COVID restrictions

The NSW government has announced a target for the easing of restrictions on churches for all of Greater Sydney, including the Blue Mountains and Wollongong regions.

Churches will be closed to the public until the Monday after NSW passes the 80 percent target of residents having had two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

People attending churches will need to observe a four square metre rule, with the exception of people from the same household.

Funerals may proceed at this time, with a maximum of ten members of the congregation, following a four square metre rule.


9 September 2021

NSW Government announces targets for easing of COVID-19 restrictions

The NSW government has announced a target for the easing of restrictions on churches for all of Greater Sydney, including the Blue Mountains and Wollongong regions.

Churches will be closed to the public until the Monday after NSW passes the 70 percent target of residents having had two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Funerals may proceed at this time, with a maximum of ten members of the congregation, following a four square metre rule.


20 August 2021

Further extension of COVID19 restrictions for Greater Sydney

The NSW government has announced a further extension of COVID-19 restrictions for all of Greater Sydney, including the Blue Mountains and Wollongong regions.

Churches will be closed to the public until at least Thursday 30 September 2021.

Funerals may proceed at this time, with a maximum of ten members of the congregation, following a four square metre rule.


27 July 2021

Further extension of COVID19 restrictions for Greater Sydney

The NSW government has announced a further extension of COVID-19 restrictions for all of Greater Sydney, including the Central Coast and Wollongong and Shellharbour regions.

Churches will be closed to the public until at least midnight on Friday 27 August 2021.

Funerals may proceed at this time, with a maximum of ten members of the congregation, following a four square metre rule.


14 July 2021

Extension of COVID19 restrictions for Greater Sydney

The NSW government has announced a further extension of COVID-19 restrictions for all of Greater Sydney, including the Central Coast and Wollongong and Shellharbour regions.

Churches will be closed to the public until at least midnight on Friday 30 July 2021.

Funerals may proceed at this time, with a maximum of ten members of the congregation, following a four square metre rule.


9 July 2021

Limits on funeral attendance

The NSW Government has announced that from 12 July 2021, a limit of ten people are permitted to attend funerals, to help contain the spread of COVID-19.


7 July 2021

Extended of COVID 19 restrictions for Greater Sydney

The NSW government has announced a further extension of COVID 19 restrictions for all of Greater Sydney, including the Central Coast and Wollongong and Shellharbour regions.

Churches will be closed to the public until at least midnight on Friday 16 July 2021.

Funerals may proceed at this time, with a maximum of 100 people in attendance and subject to a four-square metre rule.


26 June 2021

New COVID 19 restrictions for Greater Sydney

The NSW government has announced a further tightening of COVID 19 restrictions for all of Greater Sydney, including the Central Coast, Wollongong and Shellharbour regions.

Churches will be closed to the public from 6 pm on Saturday 26 June 2021 until at least midnight on Friday 9 July 2021.

Funerals may proceed at this time, with a maximum of 100 people in attendance and subject to a four-square metre rule.



LATEST PARISH UPDATE


Last Updated: 15 October 2021 2314 (11:14pm)

Visit nsw.gov.au/covid-19/rules/greater-sydney for the Full Rules effective now.

All Masses are currently suspended in our Parish, in line with current Archdioceasean plans for reopening in Greater Sydney.

Dear Parishioners and Friends,

It is with great joy that we welcome you back to our church! It has been a long time since we have prayed together at St Luke’s.

As everybody knows Churches in the Archdiocese of Sydney will be re-opening from Monday, 25 October. That means that we will resume our regular weekday Masses from that day, and will be welcoming the majority of you back on the weekend of 30-31 October for our regular weekend Mass time schedule. All details are on the front page of our bulletin.

In the case that things should change and we will be able to come to church earlier, we will ensure that this will be communicated to you.

On our return, in accordance with NSW health regulations, we will need to follow the steps that were in place before lockdown:

  • The number of people attending Mass at our Church is 160 (1 person/4sqm)
  • As you enter the church it is essential that you please use the QR code, or use our regular sign-in sheets, that we used before lockdown, for the Mass that you attend.
  • Please make use of the hand sanitiser in the entry of the Church, and be aware that masks are mandatory inside Churches.
  • The sign of peace should only be given by a simple bow or nod of the head (excluding family members).
  • Those who wish to receive Holy Communion on the tongue will be asked to wait for Father until the end of the Communion Procession.
  • Congregational signing will not be permitted until further notice.

We will continue to Livestream our Vigil Mass at 5 pm, and look forward to being together in prayer once again.

God bless, Father Tadeusz Seremet SDS.


Places of worship

A place of worship can open to members of the public. 

If you are fully vaccinated you can attend a place of worship. You must:

  • carry vaccination evidence with you and produce it for inspection to a police officer or authorised officer if requested;
  • check in with the Service NSW app or provide your contact details to the occupier
  • follow the face mask rules.