From 11:59pm on Sunday 06 December 2020, Victoria moved to COVIDSafe Summer restrictions. This means that public Masses and other permitted religious ceremonies can be held in compliance with distancing, hygiene, density quotient and recordkeeping requirements.

To participate in a Mass

If you are aware of anyone who would like to attend Mass but does not have access to the internet, please let them know that our churches are open for Mass within the current health and safety limitations. 

All Mass participants must follow these instructions:

  1. Prior to attending your chosen Mass, please complete a Richmond Catholic Parish Mass Signin Slip.
    1. You can download this slip (there are four to a page - complete one per person/Mass) and use Adobe Reader to type in your details and then print it or you can just print it and fill it in by hand.
    2. If you do not have a printer, clearly handwrite the details to be filled in on a slip of paper.
  2. Bring the slip with you for depositing within the church as you arrive for your selected Mass.*
  3. Ensure you carry a face mask with you at all times.
  4. It is recommended that you wear a fitted mask covering your nose and mouth (unless you are under 12 years old or have a medical exemption) if you cannot be more than 1.5 metres from another person and/or you will be singing indoors.
  5. Kindly respect those who choose to continue wearing their face masks.
  6. Please observe all sanitisation and physical distancing measures.
  7. If you or someone you are closely connected to is awaiting COVID-19 test results or has tested positive to COVID-19, please do not attend church or a parish setting.

Please refer to the Archdiocese of Melbourne's COVID-19 Guidelines for further information.

The above is to comply with Victorian Government COVID-19 safety and recordkeeping requirements. We trust that you will understand the reasons for these arrangements which are subject to change, pending the review of restrictions by government and health authorities.

We very much look forward to welcoming you to a Eucharistic Celebration in person and safely celebrating the sacrifice of our Lord Jesus Christ as a parish community.

*Note that the number of Mass participants inside our churches is restricted to a density quotient.

Televised / Online Masses

If you are not able to participate in a Mass at our parish you are encouraged to continue active participation in the life of the Church through activities such as time in personal and family prayer, reflecting on the Scriptures, making a spiritual communion, or participating in a televised or online Mass - please see The Church is here for links and resources.

Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals

Please refer to the Archdiocese of Melbourne's COVID-19 Guidelines for further information.

You are invited to follow our Richmond Catholic Parish Facebook page to receive the latest updates on our parish and Catholic news and views.  If you wish to clarify any concerns, please contact the Parish Office

Wherever we may be in our celebration of the Eucharist and in daily life, always remember that God accompanies us as we persevere and support each other through these greatly challenging times.