Message in the time of the COVID-19 Virus

Message in the time of the COVID-19 Virus

Dear Parishioners and Friends of St Carthage’s Parish!

Due to the Out-Break of the COVID-19 Virus, we are so sorry to announce that, there will be no weekend Masses celebrated at our church until further notice.

Funerals and Weddings may continue providing the legal requirement that we sit at a safe distance from one another and no more than 50 people for Funerals, 20 people for Weddings and 20 for Baptisms are in attendance.

You are most welcome to make enquiries at the parish office. Phone: 9347 2493

Yours Sincerely!

Rev. Fr Michael Elligate A.M

Parish Priest

 

HELPFULL RESOURCES:

Department of Health and Human Services: Coronavirus daily update

https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus-covid-19-daily-update

Coronavirus Health Information Line

National phone line, free call 1800 020 080 open 24/7

This is a very stressful and frightening time. If you are feeling anxious or depressed there is help available 24/7 on these numbers:

Lifeline: 13 11 14

Beyondblue: 1300 22 4636

Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800

For those of us helping children and young people to understand the COVID19 Pandemic the link below could be helpful.

Speaking with children about Corona Virus:

https://www.smh.com.au/national/where-s-all-the-toilet-paper-answering-kids-coronavirus-questions

Society of St Vincent de Paul   

St Vincent de Paul was founded almost two centuries ago at the University of Paris to assist people who find themselves in difficult financial and social circumstances. The organisation now operates worldwide and helps individuals, families and communities in need. That need can be associated with natural disasters, family violence, relationship breakdown, illness, job losses and unemployment, drug and alcohol problems, mental health issues, bereavement and many different issues.

St Vincent de Paul helps people of all backgrounds. You do not need to be a Catholic to call upon its members for help.

If you live in the Parkville-Carlton-Collingwood area and need support please see contacts listed on the St Vincent de Paul page on this website.

If you live elsewhere please seek out your local branch by calling this central referral number: 131812

and your call will be directed to your local branch.

Welfare Assistance Line (Free Call)  1800 305 330  (Victoria only)   Monday to Friday   10am-3pm