Catholic masses in Sydney to be limited to 100

Archbishop Anthony FisherCatholic masses in Sydney will be limited to only 100 people, in advice from Archbishop Anthony Fisher. Parishes have been allowed to offer additional celebrations in order that the faithful may attend worship.

A pastoral letter issued today says that the Sydney Archdiocese will be following the federal government’s ban on indoor gatherings larger than 100 people.

“Priests have been granted permission to temporarily increase the number of masses and celebrate multiple Sunday masses as necessary to accommodate these changes,” the church said.

“In cases where public masses have to be suspended, a dispensation from attending mass is granted and Catholics will be able to fulfil their Sunday mass obligation by setting aside some time for prayer at home, reading the scriptures of the day and watching mass on television or online.”

Archbishop Anthony Fisher also said that sick parishioners should not attend mass.

Read the media release (pdf, opens in new window)

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