While our church buildings remain closed until further notice, in reality the Church - the People of God, Body of Christ, and Temple of the Holy Spirit - is very much with us, just as Jesus remains with us. In this time of being apart we discover alternative ways to participate in Masses, supporting one another and continuing to be a part of the life of the Church.
On 18 March 2020, the Prime Minister, the Hon. Scott Morrison MP, announced new measures and restrictions to protect the Australian community from the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) including limiting the numbers of people at non-essential indoor gatherings and outdoor events. Following this, the Bishops of the Province of Victoria determined the following actions: immediate suspension of public liturgies, celebrations of the Mass, and all other gatherings until further notice.