Message from Fr. Jean-Noel Antoine MARIE I hope that you are all well at this most confusing and uncertain time for all. In accordance with the Emergency Management Act (WA) Section 71 and Archbishop Timothy Costelloe’s latest Directive dated 24 March 2020 all the Places of worship (churches & chapels) across the Archdiocese of Perth are now closed.
“…here in WA the Government Instruction is very clear: Places of worship must be closed to the Public. This applies not only to large gatherings but also to very small gatherings, except for weddings and funerals. This might make it impractical for Parish Priests to conduct the Holy Week and Easter Liturgies , no matter how advanced the local technological capabilities might be.”
- Based on these instructions all Liturgical gatherings, prayer meetings other than weddings and funerals must be postponed until further notice. Please note that in this time of crisis Priests will continue to celebrate Mass in private every day for the intentions of the people of God. These Celebrations would need to be conducted without the physical participation of the faithful so as not to create a privileged group of Parishioners who have access to Mass while everyone else does not. The weekly Parish Bulletin will continue to be posted on the Parish Website for public access. I will continue to keep you updated on any further development. Let us continue to pray for one another and support each other in any way we can in this most troubled time.
Rev. Fr. Jean-Noel Antoine MARIE
Administrator Parish of Canning Vale Perth WA 6155 — St. Emilie De Vialar Catholic Church