1 June 2020
I am writing to you about the latest WA Government’s easing of the COVID-19 restrictions in Phase 3.
As we await Archbishop Timothy Costelloe’s new Directives with regard to the celebration of public Masses, we need to start preparing as the numbers for each Mass will be limited and there will be a set of protocols that we will be required to comply with.
At St Emilie’s we are planning to have 5 Masses on the weekend as of 6 June 2020: 6.30pm on Saturday; and on Sunday 7.30am; 9.30am; 3pm and 5pm. The weekday Mass Times will remain unchanged.
To assist with managing the numbers allowed, we plan to set up Mass groups of up to 200 people seated in 3 separate areas for each Mass. This unfortunately does not allow for the flexibility we have enjoyed in the past of attending Mass on the spur of the moment or attending multiple Masses on a weekend.
To assist with the administration of setting up these Mass groups, please RSVP as soon as possible to the Parish Office by email advising –
– which Mass time you would want to register for
– how many people would be in your family
The Parish Office email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please state your Mass times in order of preference. By the end of this week we will confirm by email which Mass group & time you belong to.
And finally, as we strive to work within these restrictions the best we can and endeavour to ensure that you and your family are able once again to celebrate the various Liturgies in our Parish Church, I urge you to be patient and considerate with each other during this difficult time.
Rev. Fr. Jean-Noel Antoine MARIE
Parish of Canning Vale
St Emilie De Vialar Catholic Church
174 Amherst Rd Canningvale WA 6155
Po Box 5184 Canningvale South WA 6970
After the wild weather last night we all arrived at school this morning to greet a lot of small branches littered across the carpark and a huge gum tree uprooted across our path! We are so grateful that none of us were around and that it missed the walk way and roof of my office! 🙂
Thanks to all parents for your most wonderful patience as we got children out of cars safely this morning.
We are waiting to see how the forecast plays out this afternoon as they have predicted that there may be some hail in the south eastern region.
Crossed fingers all we have to deal with is some wind!
Once again, thank you for your cooperation and patience – safety is our number one priority particularly at times like this.
Thanks Mrs Poinen and Isaiah for your help shifting branches this morning! The weather didn't dampen the children's fun across the school today! This little snapshot absolutely made my morning :)
As you can read below, we are expecting some strong winds this morning and possible hail this afternoon.
Drive-through will be slower than usual so please be patient.
Stay safe on the roads everyone.
WA residents warned to remain indoors ahead of extreme weather
Authorities are warning Western Australian residents to remain indoors as forecasters predict up to 100 millimetres of rain and wind gusts in excess of 130 kilometres an hour to lash the state.
WA is facing the biggest storm in a decade as a cold front and remnants of a tropical cyclone have collided off the coast, with the system stretching across the entire West Coast.
More than 18,000 homes lost power on Sunday afternoon, with emergency service volunteers on standby as hundreds more calls for assistance are expected.
The extreme weather is expected to ease by Monday night.
NEW AFTERNOON PICK-UP ARRANGEMENT
In an attempt to ease traffic congestion and shorten wait time, we are trialing a new drive-through arrangement in the afternoons.
We urge all drivers to please be patient and understanding during this time.
We are most fortunate here at St Emilie’s that we have the ability to run a drive-through. Safety remains our number one priority!