We Are COVID Safe
The St Brigid’s Parish Branxton-Greta and St Patrick’s Parish Singleton are committed COVIDSafe Businesses. You can read our COVID-19 Safety Plans and Conditions of Entry under the COVID-19 Updates on the Bulletins Page or a copy is on the noticeboard at each church. Please read these before attending Mass.
ORDERS IN PLACE UNTIL SATURDAY 28 AUGUST 2021, 12.00AM
To protect the people of NSW from the evolving COVID-19 outbreak, the new Stay-at-Home restrictions will continue for Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Maitland, Port Stephens, Singleton, Dungog, Muswellbrook and Cessnock until 12.01am Saturday 28 August 2021.
This means that places of public worship in our Parishes are CLOSED, and Mass will not be said during this time. Please stay safe, stay home and follow the orders to keep our community safe.
The Parish Office will also be closed as we work from home. Messages on the office phone may not be heard straight away, so if you have any items for the bulletin please email them to email@example.com
Private Mass will be said by our priests and will be available for viewing from 7.30am each Sunday during lockdown here on our website and also on our Facebook page.
Sunday Mass will be livestreamed from Sacred Heart Cathedral in Newcastle on their YouTube channel
Check-In to Mass with QR Code
You must now CHECK-IN by scanning the displayed ServiceNSW QR code with your smartphone. Once you’ve checked-in, show the Welcomer the green tick screen. This option means NSW Health can access parishioner details faster which makes contact tracing more efficient. Even if your name is on the registration sheet, please also use the QR code.
If you do not have a smart phone to check in, you can still place your name on the registration list at the back of the church.
A ServiceNSW QR code is also on display for use at the Parish Office. From 12 July all visitors MUST check in using this code.
Physical Distancing at Mass
With the threat of COVID-19 not prevalent in our area it is easy to forget that we should still be physically distancing from those we don’t share a house with. Please ensure you are maintaining 1.5m physical distancing while at Mass.
Please stay home if you are feeling unwell and have a COVID test so we can keep all our Parishioners safe and well.