The good news is that St Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church on Manooka Drive, Rainbow Beach, is open for Sunday Mass at 7am on December 20, and also for 7am Mass on Christmas Day.
At time of writing, the Catholic parishioners of St John Vianney, Bream St, Tin Can Bay have been unable to congregate for Mass since March. Hopefully, by the New Year, this will change.
Currently a maximum of 120 people are allowed at Mass in St Patrick’s Church, 14 Church St, Gympie. Christmas Masses in Gympie will be held at 4pm, 6pm and 8pm Christmas Eve, Thursday December 24, and 9am Christmas Day.
If you would like to attend Sunday Mass in Gympie and/or Christmas Mass in Gympie or Rainbow Beach, please contact the parish office to see if a seat is available. (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, ph: 5482 1213.)
Alternatively, go to the Parish website: stpatsgympie.net.au and scroll down to the Join Us button just below the livestreamed Mass video section. Click to join for either the 9am Mass or 5:30pm Mass on Sunday, or the Christmas Mass of your choice.
The link will take you to Eventbrite where you will choose the date for the Mass you want to attend, and then follow the prompts to fill your details and in seconds, you are done.
Mass is live streamed from St Patrick’s at 9am on Sundays, so those allocated a seat are asked to be in the church by 8.30am.
Mass is also celebrated in St Patrick’s Gympie, on Tuesdays at 9am, Wednesdays 5.30pm and Fridays at 5.30 pm.
Fr Adrian Farrelly, Fr Dom Ohir and the parishioners wish you all a very happy, peaceful and joyous Christmas and New Year. God bless you.