Situated north-west of Newcastle NSW, the Parishes are in the heart of the Hunter Valley, and are part of the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle. Our Parishes have churches in Branxton, Greta, Singleton, Broke and Glendon Brook.
We strive to create a catholic community of faith and spiritual fulfilment, where everyone will feel a sense of belonging and love. We pray that you may find warmth and happiness in our community.
The catholic parishes of Singleton and Braxton are committed to the safety and welfare of children. We are committed to create a safe environment for the children in our parishes. We endorse the Safeguarding Commitment Statement of the the diocese and adopt it. You can find more information about the safeguarding of children on the Safeguarding page
God Bless you.
CONDITIONS OF ENTRY TO OUR PARISH CHURCHES
An updated Public Health Order was issued on 26 June 2021. This Order restricts gatherings in non-residential premises to 1 person per 4m2, restricts singing in places of worship (up to 5 people may sing in a place of public worship in NSW. The singers must wear a face mask, keep a distance of at least 1.5-metres from each other, keep a distance of 3-metres from the congregation) and makes it mandatory for everyone to wear a face mask when inside non-residential premises or where you cannot maintain 1.5m physical distance from others. Your mask may be removed to receive communion but must be replaced as soon as possible after.
This reduces the capacity of each of the churches as follows:
St Patrick’s Church, Singleton 80 people
St Brigid’s Church, Branxton 75 people
St Catherine’s Church, Greta 45 people
If you are planning to attend Mass St Patrick’s Church in Singleton, St Brigid’s Church Branxton or St Catherine’s Church Greta please read the conditions of entry below:
If you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 please DO NOT attend Mass. You are advised to be tested and stay home.
pre-register for Mass when you are able by contacting the Parish Office.
To assist with getting everyone into the church on time please ensure you arrive at least 15 minutes early to Mass.
The NSW Government’s preferred option for checking in and contact tracing is via the QR code system, so if you have a smart phone, please do this when you enter the church and show the Welcomer the green tick ✅. You can check-in up to 5 people. If you do not have a smart phone, please ensure your name, phone number and time of entry are placed on the registration sheet.
The NSW Government are highly recommending the use of masks in situations where you may be inside and not able to fully physically distance from others. You will need to provide your own mask to wear.
👐🏻Sanitize your hands before entering the church.
Maintain 1.5m physical distancing from those you don’t live with. Sit in the marked spaces.
📄 Please collect your own bulletin and take it with you when you leave.
Thank you for helping to keep our community safe and free from COVID-19 by following these conditions of entry.