Notice for the Feast of Mary MacKillop

On the Feast Day of Mary MacKillop Saturday August 8th 2020, Mary MacKillop Place will be closed. Mass in the Mary MacKillop Memorial Chapel will be livestreamed at 10:00am on August 8th, followed by a time of prayer at the tomb.

This decision has been made in the light of the outbreak of COVID-19 in Melbourne, the increasing number of cases in Sydney and the unpredictability of the spread of the virus, particularly where large groups gather in a confined space like the Chapel. With the usual number of pilgrims visiting on the Feast Day up to 5000, it is important that we act responsibly in the interests of community health and take every precaution to avoid any spread of the virus.

PRAYER REFLECTIONS suitable for prayer at home will also be posted on the website for three days August 6th , 7th and 8th. 

The Chapel is open for private prayer only from 9.00am - 1.00pm Monday to Friday. It remains closed on Saturday and Sunday until further notice.

Mary MacKillop knew what it was like to face unknown and unpredictable times in her life. May she companion us as we live through this pandemic which is affecting all aspects of our family, work and community life.

Director of Mary MacKillop Place Colleen Keeble thanks everyone for theircooperation in accepting these unprecedented changes and leaves us with Mary MacKillop's words - God is good and has brought light and help when all was very dark - 1899.

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Sharon Murphy

Sharon Murphy is the Administration Support Officer for the Liturgy & Adult Faith Formation Office.