This page seeks to provide guidance to Catholics in the Diocese of Parramatta, information on COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and the participation of the faithful in the life of the Church during this pandemic. During these unprecedented times, many Catholics will be unable to attend Mass.
The Diocese of Parramatta encourages you to continue your life of prayer and participate in the Life of the church. We hope you will find benefit from the resources below.
As of 24 December 2021, masks are required to be worn in all indoor settings, including places of worship.
As at 23 DECEMBER 2021
online masses in the diocese
covid-19 vaccine messages
What does the Catholic Church say about COVID-19 vaccines?
Given the current debate on COVID-19 vaccines, the Diocese of Parramatta will be sharing information from the Catholic Church on this topic. This information is from the Holy Father, the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, and leading Australian bishops.
Vaccines have been shown to lessen the impact of COVID-19 on the wider community. Taking the vaccine is not only for yourself, but for the sake of others.
Any decision regarding vaccines is yours and should only be made in consultation with your doctor and health professional.
This information is available in English a variety of foreign languages that are used across Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains.