Corona-update @ Regina Coeli
We are open, practising reasonable social distancing and, to the best of our knowledge, safe!
No confirmed case of the coronavirus has been linked to Regina Coeli thus far – why are we so fortunate?! It is sincerely hoped that Regina Coeli will come to be known as a cluster someday – a cluster of grace! Under the latest rules set by the NSW Government we are allowed to have up to 130 people at Mass – our capacity following the four square metre per person rule. There is no need for booking. Our prayers are offered for those who are suffering the most on account of the current crisis. We hope that reasonable social distancing measures will prove to be sufficient this time for “flattening the curve” so as to allow our healthcare system to be available to all who might be in critical need of medical care.
What does re-opening mean for Regina Coeli?
- Catholics in Sydney are still dispensed from their Sunday Mass obligation.
- Those who are particularly vulnerable to infection are strongly encouraged to remain protected.
- Please contact Fr Peter if you wish to receive Holy Communion at home.
- All parish masses and reconciliations are as advertised in the parish bulletin/website.
- Please register (once and once only) and sign in (each time you enter the church) at the door.
- Please uphold reasonable social distancing inside the church. Explore new, unoccupied seats! Please sanitise your hands and minimise physical contact. Please feel free to wear a mask if you think it prudent!
This weekend we celebrate the 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time. The 5PM Vigil Mass will be live-streamed on Saturday 24 October 2020. Please click on the link below or google ‘Regina Coeli Catholic Church Facebook’:
You do not need a Facebook account in order to view the live-streaming or a recorded version of the live-streamed Mass. Facebook will pressure you to set up an account but you can politely decline and click on ‘Not Now.’
We are intending to live-stream the 8.30AM Mass via the same Facebook page on Sunday 1 November 2020.
Here is the parish bulletin for the 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time:
Peace be with you all!
Fr Peter Kwak, Parish Priest (email@example.com / 02 9554 8155)
Corona-update on 23 March 2020
Following the directives from the government and Archbishop Anthony Fisher, our church will remain closed until further notice. During this time there will be:
- No public mass
- No reconciliation (except by appointment)
- No baptism
- Weddings and funerals can still be celebrated but with immediate family only.
This is indeed a very sad time for us, but we still appreciate the great challenge our leaders face in trying to formulate the best strategy for slowing down the spread of the coronavirus.
I intend to continue to publish parish bulletins (online) each Friday. I also intend to make myself fully available for private appointments. Please do not hesitate to call on me in times of need.
As I said already, ‘creativity and prudence’ may be needed in ensuring that parish life is not only sustained but also enriched during the challenging time of the corona-pandemic. So, please feel free to share with me your concerns, comments and suggestions all throughout. Peace be with you all.
Welcome to the website of Regina Coeli Catholic Parish, Beverly Hills. We are a Catholic community in the Archdiocese of Sydney, with a beautiful church which has been an iconic landmark at the top of Beverly Hills for nearly 60 years. Legendary parishioners have been formed at Regina Coeli during those years! But we are also in need of starting afresh and becoming evermore open to what God has in mind regarding the next chapter in our history. We would like all people of goodwill to join us in responding to the call to a spiritual adventure! We have a saying here: ‘If you are at Regina Coeli, it is because Our Lady has brought you here!’
Our parish website is definitely a work in progress but still has some practical information. Please feel free to explore and provide feedback. Please feel free also to tell us ways in which the parish can be of assistance to you and your family. Our Lady Queen of Heaven, pray for us!
Redevelopment of Regina Coeli
Regina Coeli Parish will be undergoing some redevelopment caused by the increased growth of the parish and school.
Regina Coeli Parish – Child Protection Policy
The Archdiocese of Sydney has produced a Child Protect Policy which includes when to report abuse. Click Here To Read
Policy on the care, well-being and protection of children and young persons – Click Here To Read