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For memorials of recently deceased parishioners, please use the link above.

Sunday Mass times change from 18 July 2021

After a review of the current Sunday morning Mass times, they will move 30 minutes later, so at 8.30am in Malanda, and 10.30am in Millaa Millaa.

Covid-19 restrictions - updated 29 June 2021

Check In Qld app mandatory from 09 July

From Friday 09 July use of the Check In Qld app is mandatory in churches, as well as in many businesses and shops. If you do not already have the Check In Qld app, download it from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store.

Each venue, including each church, has its own code displayed at the entries. All who are able to use their mobile phone to check themselves in should do so. For people from one household, or travelling together, it may be easier for only one to check in and list the others as “frequent guests”. Others not using the app must be checked in either by the venue, in this case by the parish. All regular parishioners who are not using or being checked in by someone else can be added to a regular list of “frequent guests” in the app on the parish phone. Please understand that there may be glitches or mistakes made as we settle into this new system.

See the liturgy calendar for the Mass and other Liturgies schedule.

Number limits in churches

The rules are subject to change; currently (from 28 June 2021) the occupancy density is 1 person per 2 square meters, but we are also to “observe physical distancing to the extent possible”, that is, 1.5 meters between individuals or household groups. This is 60 in Malanda, 34 in Yungaburra, and 49 in Millaa Millaa.

Wearing a mask is recommended whenever physical distancing is not possible.

Constant rules for attending

Gatherings in our churches are subject to ongoing Covid-19 restrictions:

  1. Anyone who is unwell (even if “only a Cold”) must stay at home.
  2. Anyone who has been in contact with a known case of Covid-19 in the last 14 days must stay at home.
  3. Anyone being tested for Covid-19 and still awaiting results must stay at home.
  4. As much as possible keep physical spacing of at least 1.5m.

If the priest is unable to attend due to rules 1-3 a deacon or lay led Liturgy will replace the planned Mass.

Weddings and Funerals

The same number restrictions as above apply in our churches.

Anyone who becomes unwell within 14 days of attending a wedding or funeral is to contact 13Health (1343 2584) or their General Practitioner.